capsule review

Springpad

At a Glance
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    PCWorld Rating

    Springpad's free Web service lets you add files, links, notes, photos, and videos to your online "box of stuff."

Some people believe that note taking works better online, because syncing is faster, notes don't take up local storage space, and sharing is easier. To exploit these advantages, Springpad's free Web service (and mobile apps for Android and iOS) lets you add not just notes but also links, photos, videos, and files to your box of "stuff"--in much the same way as Dropbox, but with a clear notebook and to-do list function. You can also check out files that your Springpad-using friends unlock, making it an easy way to share videos and create collaborative lists.

--Megan Geuss

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Springpad's free Web service lets you add files, links, notes, photos, and videos to your online "box of stuff."

    Pros

    • Free
    • Smart parsing engine
    • Mobile apps available

    Cons

    • Cryptic error messages
    • Parsing doesn't always work
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