I’m always up for trying new apps both on my device and on the web. Right now one of my favourites is SpringPad
This handy app is somewhat of a catchall for your brain on the web.
Springpad allows you to set up different notebooks that collect information. Sort of like a physical notebook. But that’s pretty much where the comparison ends. Springpad’s strength is in the different types of information that it will collect, and make better.
Once you start adding information to your notebooks, you can tag them, date them, categorize them and add them to multiple notebooks. You can add bookmarks to websites, to-do items, notes, contacts, packing lists, alarms, events, books, albums and so much more. There is a great overview of how it works on their website.
Their home page says it all!
I’m sure the ways to use SpringPad are pretty much endless but here’s a few ways I use the app.
- I have two notebooks for my to-do lists. One is my master list that everything I think of goes into. Then every evening when I’m planning my next day, I add my daily tasks into my today’s list. I was going to say I move them over but it’s easier than that. You really just go through the list and click to add it to your daily task. So easy. It also works for projects. I set up separate notebooks for my projects so that I can break down all the tasks needed to complete that project. Of course every item is also added to my master list just to keep it all in one place. You could easily set it up for GTD if you wanted to as well.
- I like to us it for research. I usually set up a separate notebook for sermon topics or other research I’m doing. I’m using it to research options for my trip to Mt Kilimanjaro. Whenever I find something on the web that relates, I just ‘SpringIt’ with their webclipper app that I’ve added to my bookmark bar. What’s really great about this is that if I happen to bookmark some gear that I want to buy for the trip, SpringPad will also send me an alert if the price changes on that item. How cool is that?
Give it a try and share how you use SpringPad in the comments below.