Springpad has re-launched with a new interface and design that feels a lot like Pinterest but comes with a ton more powerful features. Springpad is “smart notebooks that let you share and discover with the people you care about”. You can create personal notebooks that can be customized to yourself, add notes and tasks to your notebooks, or search for something more specific like a book or a movie to add to a notebook. These virtual notebooks can be followed, shared privately or collaborated upon with other friends – all while the platform is enhancing the information you share.
Springpad launched about three years and has seen growth that entails approximately 3 million users. The platform also boasts the use of over 150 API’s to help users get more out of sharing an item. While Pinterest is great at sharing photos and finding inspiration, Springpad takes things a step further. For instance if you search for a book or movie in Springpad, you will be given a plethora of information in the form of videos, pictures, trailers, movie times, maps and more through its stunning new interface.
You can also spring pretty much anything, similar to “Pin it”, users can utilize a browser plugin to add to websites, pictures, videos, etc. to notebooks for recipes, books, movies or anything else. But there is also great power within the Springpad app which also lets you save an audio clip, barcode or save a business near your location with a map view. Similar to Pinterest, users can follow other notebooks and add items to their own notebooks, but users can also invite friends to contribute to their notebooks so something great can be built with friends and family.
By utilizing the power of many API’s Springpad is able to automatically enhance anything you save with more information, making it even better then just sharing. “Save a restaurant and we’ll give you a map and reviews. Save a movie, and we’ll give you the show-times near you. Save a book, and we’ll link you to where you can buy it. Save a product, we’ll tell you when there’s a price drop.”
What do you think of the new Springpad interface, design and position? Is it something you would use? How does it fair to Pinterest in your opinion? Let us know, we’d love to know your thoughts.