Thanks AJS, I am glad someone else shares my sentiments! It truly is leading the pack in the all-in-one solution IMO also.
Agree that with a few tweaks, I’d happily use it for everything as well. The only reason I am keeping my Evernote for certain things is because I like the OCR, searchable PDFs, offline/desktop capability, & hands-off workflow I have with watched folders in Dropbox adding files to Evernote.
If Springpad implemented OCR & offline capability (even partial, ie flag certain notes for offline access), that would be enough for me to ditch EN completely (i’d live without searchable PDFs & watched folders), and other than visiting for inspiration, I plan to ditch Pinterest as well. I’ve also stopped using my iPhone notes & Reminders (mostly) in favour of using Springpad. So for me, the new Springpad has allowed me to replace 4 apps with 1. Depending on the features they bring out in future, I could potentially cull another 1 -2 iPad apps as well. Neither Evernote, Pinterest, or Dropbox ever allowed that kind of streamlining for me.
It’s also a good point you make re: dedicated task managers. I have always been of the opinion that if a user needs a particular area to perform exceptionally well, they should use a dedicated & purpose built app/service. Springpad, Evernote, Pinterest, and Catch, are not (and never were) marketed as being ‘task management apps’. Yep, they all can do it, but it was never their main focus, so it’s understandable that their task management isn’t as intuitive as it could be.
Personally, for task management of my personal stuff, Springpad will be sufficient in it’s current form. For work, it’s easier for me to keep everything in the MS Outlook emails/tasks/ calendar + SharePoint set up (since I’m forced to used those anyway, unfortunately).
Anyway AJS, hopefully our comments help to balance the argument a little bit on here! :)