Thanks for the comment, Steve!
I use both Springpad and Evernote, for different reasons. If Springpad had a desktop app that allowed me to both import my EN notes and (most importantly) to quickly open a new, autosaving note window (standalone) with just a keyboard shortcut, then that might change. Don’t know that I see that happening, though.
I suspect (see: hope) offline access will come back to Chrome, soon, if that helps.