I discovered Springpad first as an Android app featured on the front page of the Google Android marketplace. When registering for an account at the website, I realized I had only seen the outside layers of the iceberg lettuce. Scrolling about a two-thirds of the way down the home page for Springpad reveals that you can get to it on pretty much every device you use to access the internet (Unless you have a WindowsPhone or BlackBerry you anti-conformist, or sensible-consumer, you)
Here you’ll see my Springpad desktop. The desktop is customizable, so I chose the classy wood floor design. On the desktop you add your different categories of stuff, notes and ideas. Or you can choose to see all of your stuff in one list. Also, you’ll find a search bar, some more ways to integrate Springpad with your life, and the ability to set alerts, which can be delivered by email, or handled by your Android or iOS phone. From the screenshot you can see that I like to keep track of my groceries, and work tasks, but I also have a category for those wonderful little creative ideas that I just know I’ll get around to turning into the next big thing one day, I like to say they’re items, “In potentia.” Springpad has even got me logging my gas mileage at every fill up. I really just enjoy organizing my organizables with Springpad.
As mentioned, Springpad is available for Android, Iphone, and Ipad as well as from your web browser. There is a free app for both operating systems. I use it daily on my HTC Evo 4g Android phone. My favorite part about the Android version is the included SpringPad Widget (pictured above). In the larger, full-featured widget, you’ve got access to buttons for quick access to adding new notes, snapping pictures, scanning barcodes, or using location search. You can also scroll through your most recent additions or hit the springpad button to launch you into the full app. Additionally, there is a voice recording feature I use with my android phone that I don’t see available in the Iphone version. However that may be because I am reviewing this app on my iPod touch, and it is very possible that feature is included on apps running on the iPhone.