NIce description of some of the issues. I never used the old version of Springpad and was attracted to the various feature of the new version that supports private sharing and collaboration. So I didn’t suffer the feeling of remorse that many of you did. The new tool is, in theory, exactly the kind of tool that I need to reduce the set of tools that I require to support collaboration on the front end of projects and potential projects.
Unfortunately, the interface is often inconsistant making the mastering of the tool much more challenging than necessary. Worse yet, there are deficiencies – in fact I would call them glaring bugs – when using the iPad app that totally ruined the experience for me. The people that I wanted to collaborate with me over this tool, would not tolerate this kind of UI. They are all heavy users of Apple products for a reason.