SpringPad is one of the lesser known iOS productivity apps, and we fail to see the reason behind this. It’s one of the most well structured, well thought apps that we have seen, and it goes a little beyond the “Getting things done” way of doign things.
SpringPad is currently available for the iPhone, the iPad, and there’s even an Android version so you can truly carry it wherever you go. The whole thing syncs to the SpringPad cloud, which you can access online from your computer, everywhere you are.
There’s even a nice bookmark which you can use to bookmark other links and access them instantly on all your devices – granted, there are other services that do the exact same thing, but none that are as integrated with your notes and thoughts as SpringPad.
With SpringPad, you have the option of viewing all of your notes and tasks at once, by browsing the “All My Stuff” folder, or, atlernatively, you can divide them all into subcategories. I, for instance, have separate folders for my links, notes and other tasks that need to be done.
Here’s another example of how a SpringPad account looks like:
And according to a SpringPad employee, which we contacted, there is a new feature on the way, one that will radically improve the way the iPhone app works: the possibility to add notifications to your notes and tasks. This is already a standard feature in many apps, and it’s basically the only thing that SpringPad needs in order to achieve perfection.
All in all, the best way to describe SpringPad is that it’s a (free) universal productivity app that will give you no headache, and it just works. Think of it as similar to Dropbox, in that all you do is scribble down your notes and links, and they’re with you every step of the way.
The only thing that would make this app better, and the one that we were assured was on its way, is the notification system. All we have to do is stick around and wait.