Imagine a site that combines the fun of pinning pictures just like you do on Pinterest, with the handiness of notes that can be accessed from anywhere, like on Evernote. What an amazing site that would be. Springpad is that site. The creators have found a way to combine everything you love about Pinterest and Evernote into one great site: Springpad.
So what makes Springpad so incredibly cool that the girl who has sworn by both Pinterest and Evernote would dare to say there is a site out there that is even better?
I can keep all of my favorite pictures, sites, recipes and notes all in one place. If you are anything like me, you often have several tabs running at the top of your web browser just because you have so many things you want to do and see at one time. While I love having multiple things going on simultaneously, I tend to get overwhelmed by the chaos of it all. With Springpad, I can now spring (the new way to pin) my favorite things, plus keep notes on them, all the while storing them in one notebook on one site. No more tab hopping for me.
Not every notebook or spring is public for all to see. I love that on Pinterest I can share all of my favorite things but sometimes I just want to keep a few ideas or likes to myself. If I am planning a surprise for a friend I don’t want them to see all of those details, but I also don’t want to have to keep a separate file of information. With Springpad, you can choose which notebooks are private and which are public. No more losing lists of great ideas just for the sake of a good surprise.
You can share and authorize others to contribute to your notebooks. Have you ever had a project you needed to work on with another person? Did you spend too much time checking emails, pulling up links and saving the ones you liked to your notes al the while hoping you didn’t miss something or misplace the information you really wanted? Now you can create a notebook, share it and add your co-collaborator as an authorized contributor to that notebook. Rather than emailing and trying to keep track of things, you both have access to it all in one place.
It takes Favorite Recipes to a whole new level. Not only can I store all of my favorite recipes and their links in one place but now I am supplied with a list of the best local deals on the ingredients. At the bottom of each recipe there is a list of any local sales for ingredients listed which saves me time and money. Then I can quickly create a shopping list with just a click of a button with all of the ingredients I will need to make the recipe. Not to mention that if I have interest in pairing wine with my meal I am supplied with many suggestions. How much smarter can your notebooks get?
It’s a one-stop place for contacts, alarms, to-do lists and many other organizational items. I was just sitting here pinning away when an alarm goes off to remind me I have to bake those cookies I pinned last week for my son’s class. Oh wait, I was not pinning because Pinterest doesn’t have alarms or to do lists. Was I on Evernote? No not there either. That’s right I was springing. This site has so many tools to stay organized as well as supportive items to better your springs. Springpad really does have everything you need to keep organized.
For fun you might want to access Springpad on your iPad or iPhone. This can easily be done by downloading the appropriate app through iTunes. Or if you are an Android user, you can also install the Android app from Google Play. Although this is not unique to Springpad, it is great to be able to access your notebooks from all of your devices.
I don’t know that I will fully give up Pinterest or even Evernote but the one thing I do know is I will be using Springpad much more now and I hope you find it fun too.
Happy Springing all!!!!
PS… Springpad is having a great contest and you should really check it out.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONTEST:
Feeling stressed about the upcoming holidays? Craving a new way to get organized? Try Springpad! It’s my new favorite place to keep track of gift lists, recipes, shopping lists, travel plans and decorating ideas. Getting organized now is definitely going to make surviving the chaos-prone holiday season much easier. Plus, their recipe-to shopping-list converter alerts me about price drops and mobile apps are super awesome. This December, Springpad has teamed up with Wayfair to make the holidays at your house even sweeter. Create a Springpad wish list of the gorgeous home goods, gourmet kitchen goodies and gifts you’ve been dreaming of this season, and you could win one of three $500 Wayfair.com shopping sprees. Entering to win is easy, get started now!
How to Enter
Entering the contest is super-simple, just follow these three easy steps:
1. Create a holiday wish list Springpad notebook. Don’t have a Springpad account? Register now at Springpad.com
2. Tag your notebook with #Holidays2012. Learn how to tag a Springpad notebook.
3. Fill your notebook with at least 10 products from Wayfair.com. Learn how to add things to Springpad using their web clipper.
You can see all the contest entries on the Home for the Holidays contest page.
How to Win
On December 19, three #Holidays2012 notebooks will be randomly selected to win a $500 Wayfair shopping spree! The winner will be announced on the Springpad Facebook page and the Springpad Twitter profile, so like and follow them now.
· Contest runs from December 4, 2012 through December 18, 2012.
· Users may enter up to five #Holidays2012 notebooks
· Winner must be located in the USA
· More questions? View the complete contest details.