Springpad is a great app for your computer or mobile devices that has started to look and function a lot like Pinterest. So why would a self-proclaimed Pinterest poster girl like myself be interested in using it? There are SO many reasons! Springpad fills in the gaps that Pinterest can’t cover for me. Even those who don’t use or like Pinterest, will probably find some great uses for Springpad in their life.
Let’s start with their introductory video.
I love how visually accessible everything is. I like to see pretty pictures when I’m accessing my bookmarks. I can get to something so much quicker when I can browse through images instead of text descriptions. Here’s what my collection of notebooks looks like right now:
I’ve started using Springpad instead of my old friend Delicious because it’s much more user friendly and enjoyable for me. The biggest reason I use Springpad is because I can keep the things I bookmark private. Don’t get me wrong, I love the social sharing nature of Pinterest, but I don’t want to publicize everything I’m saving.
What types of “springs” am I keep private? The website for my local window washing company, ideas for upcoming blog posts, gifts I want to give to my family, etc. These are the type of things I wouldn’t want to put on Pinterest. Plus, I love how easy they are to access from my iPad or iPhone (they also have an app for Android). I’ve started moving my favorite recipes to Springpad because I can pull them up on my iPad in just seconds without searching through endless files. They look stunning and are so easy to follow!
the fruit pizza recipe can be found here
I also love that I can share a notebook with someone else. Steph and I need to collaborate on a lot of different ideas for this site and we are often sending each other links and images via email. Now that I’ve invited her to be a contributor to a private notebook for these purposes, we can just add things to the notebook for the other one to see when we have some free time.
Of course, you don’t have to keep it all to yourself on Springpad. There are plenty of opportunities for social sharing there as well. You can browse through public notebooks and springs and even follow your favorite users.
I’d love to know if any of our readers are using Springpad? Do you have any tips or tricks to share? Feel free to leave them in the comments. You can also link us up to your notebooks if you like to share your finds publicly.