Springpad, the smart notebook app with over 3 million users for discovering, sharing and acting on their interests, announced a new point of Facebook integration that makes organizing and sharing “likes” easier than ever. Springpad goes beyond simple aggregation for their users by providing enhanced and actionable recommendations to friends with shared interests in movies, TV shows, books, music and restaurants.
Springpad is utilizing the benefits of real-time social sharing, as this proves to be a great conversation starter and pushes along serendipitous discovery. But real-time is still flawed as there’s often a gap between when you’re actively looking for something and when it’s been shared.
Springpad addresses that gap with the introduction of the new Facebook “like” import feature as make “likes” discoverable and actionable for your friends’ benefit. It’s an extension of Springpad’s initial Facebook integration from a few months back, before their 3.0 launch completely re-configured their notebook format and social design. Now Springpad automatically organizes and enhances “likes” related to places, movies, TV shows, books and music and makes them persistent and searchable. They’ve also added the option of sharing Springpad notebooks on a user’s Facebook Timeline, giving their friends even more access to your interests and recommendations.
“Facebook ‘likes’ can be valuable for people seeking recommendations from friends who share similar interests, but today they’re not discoverable,” said Jeff Chow, CEO and cofounder of Springpad. “The persistent and enhanced nature of Springpad’s notebooks and powerful filtering capabilities cut through the social clutter to make it easier for you to make better decisions filtered by interest and those you trust.”
New Springpad Facebook Integration Highlights:
- New users who sign-up for Springpad through Facebook can choose to have “likes” automatically imported and categorized into Springpad notebooks
- Springpad enhances “likes” with actionable information such as Rotten Tomatoes movie reviews and trailers, price comparisons, maps, product availability alerts, OpenTable reservation links, Foursquare tips and more
- Springpad users can choose to share notebooks or individual items to their Facebook timeline
- Springpad is now available in the Facebook App Center.
A newer Springpad
Springpad recently introduced the completely redesigned Springpad 3.0 that allows users to discover ideas and information from trusted sources, collaborate and share notebooks, and easily turn interests into action. Beyond individual users, Springpad’s smart, cloud-based notebooks enable brands to interact with interest-based communities by providing useful ideas and information–the whole gamut of information that’s for more comprehensive than a single pin on Pinterest.
Springpad also recently updated their iOS and Android apps. The iOS app now features an improved Checklist with auto correct and making checklist longer; a new add screen; the Slide-out bar now shows a reordered menu, the ability to search your own stuff, adding things quickly, access to unfiled items, and activity count; they’ve also fixed the board for the iPad, allow users to delete in gallery view, and improved the app’s stability.
As for the Android app, they’ve redesigned the widgets with a new color scheme, and notebook accent colors; improved sharing contents from other apps; improved security with more PIN options, accessing Springpad via the widget would now require you to input your PIN, manual lock and auto lock, and hidden PIN entry – they now show asterisks when you input your PIN; ability to zoom in and reference photos at a later time; updated My Notebook by bringing back the large notebook view so users have the option of viewing in Full or in Compact mode and more options on the menu; and they’ve reorganized the slide-out bar and now features TV support.