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Springpad Android Update Adds New Widgets, Save From Apps Feature, & More

Bobby Travis

This is a post by Bobby Travis, who wrote with me at 40Tech from 2009 through 2012. Bobby has since moved on to bigger and better things, but I've left all of his great contributions up on the site. - Evan
Bobby Travis

Springpad Android Update Adds New Widgets, Save From Apps Feature | 40Tech

Springpad, one of our the favourite memory management platforms on 40Tech, launched a major update to its Android app yesterday. The update includes a new widget set for easier capture and customizable homescreen access, more ways to sort, filter, and view your notes, and the ability to save information directly from other Android apps. If you’re an Android user you’ll definitely want to check this out — especially if you’re interested in using Springpad for GTD (getting things done). See below for details!

UPDATE: 40Tech reader and regular commenter Daniel Gold has just put up a video post documenting the Springpad Android update. Check it out below, and don’t forget to visit his blog¬†or his Evernote and Springpad e-Books [affiliate link] for more awesome!

Enhanced Sorting Options

Springpad’s new sorting options address several user requests, such as the ability to hide completed tasks, passed alarms, and passed events from any view (including All My Stuff). Users can also now sort by Due Date, Type, or Tag from any view. On the Springpad blog, Katin assures web app and iOS users that these features are on the way for them as well.

Awesome New Widgets

Springpad’s new customizable list and capture widgets will make the lives of both the general user and the power user much easier. The list widget can be configured to show you a list of your most important saved items. This is a fantastic way to have quick access to incomplete tasks, flagged items, recent alerts, favourite bookmarks, or whatever it is that you need to keep on hand.

Springpad Android Widget Configuration | From Springpad Blog Springpad Android Configurable List Widget | From Springpad Blog

The small and large capture widgets can now be configured to feature your favourite Quick Add options. If you are big on voice memos or barcode scans, or if you need fast access to the photo capture or text add features of Springpad, you can set up the widgets to be on hand for quick access to exactly what you need.

Share Content From Other Apps

If you were ever in the Yelp app and thought “Gee, I wish I could save this restaurant info right into my Springpad,” — now you can. This is a fantastic feature, as it makes saving the things you want to remember just a little more universal, and has the added benefit of Springpad enhancing that information with potential deals, coupons, and other pertinent information.

Aside from adding cross-app sharing, and these other fancy features, Springpad’s Android app also includes multiple bug-fixes. Check it out on the Android Market, or Amazon’s new Android Appstore.

Dan’s Video Review

 

Not an Android user? Head to Springpadit.com or hit this iTunes link. Also available on the Chrome Web Store.