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  • Generic Company Place Holder Springpad

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


    • Mobile apps available
    • Smart parsing engine
    • Free


    • Parsing doesn't always work
    • Cryptic error messages
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