I wouldn’t normally do this, but I really wanted to share something with everyone. I was able to secure an amazing deal from Daniel Gold exclusively for readers of Cloud Productivity!
Daniel has released his second ebook all about the new Springpad – Springpad. Smarter Notebooks. Smarter Sharing. A Smarter Way to Get Things Done.
There has been a bit of debate since this release as to which application – Evernote or Springpad – is the best one to use. Firstly, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from trying both to see which one you are more comfortable with. However, I use both, and for different purposes. Evernote will never leave my side. It’s my memory. I’m often referred to as a “goldfish” since as soon as I’m told something I will promptly forget it. So Evernote has become an invaluable tool for me in every aspect of my life. Springpad has opened up a new world for me now, a world of sharing and collaboration.
I’ve setup some notebooks in Springpad to share with the world some of the things I like or would like. For example, I have a “movies” notebook and a “books” notebook (you can check them out without having a Springpad account too). Whenever I find a movie I’d like to see I add it to my movies notebook in Springpad. The same goes for books. When you add something from the web into Springpad – when you “spring” it – Springpad will go and fetch a bunch of extra stuff about it for you. In the case of movies, it will grab a few images, a trailer video, a description and even give me a link to more information or places to buy it. I can also comment on the item. So now once I’ve seen a movie, or read a book, I can mark it as “seen” or “read” and leave comments and a rating. When someone then asks me what I thought of a movie I can lookup my comments (since I’m a goldfish) and let them know what I thought of the movie by recounting what I wrote when it was fresh in my mind!
Other people can also leave comments on your “sprung” items, and that’s where Springpad really gets crazy. When you share a notebook with someone, you effectively open up a whole new world of collaboration. Share lists, tasks, products, recipes, places to go and things to see. Anything.
It’s true though that when you register for a Springpad account (which is free by the way) and first log in, it’s hard to figure out what to do first. This is exactly what happened to me. Then I read Daniel Gold’s ebook and that was it. Springpad suddenly seemed so simple and so powerful.
I still use Evernote (and Wunderkit too) and each has a unique purpose. These tools are not trying to compete for 100% of your attention and to be all things to all people. Here’s my bulleted summary:
- Evernote – remembering everything. Your thoughts and memories. It’s super quick and available everywhere.
- Wunderkit – what do I need to do next? I use this to separate my “what to do” lists into different life areas for clarity and focus.
- Springpad – sharing my passions with the world and finding others with similar passions.
when you buy 2 or more items
- Evernote and GTD
- Evernote GTD audiobook
So if you’re interested in finding out how you can blow the pants off of Springpad and get some amazing results and ideas from the web and the world of other Springpad users, I definitely recommend grabbing Daniel’s ebook.
If you’re into Evernote and looking to get even more out of it, I also definitely recommend Daniel’s other ebook.
Now, if you’re like me and want to get the most out of both, or, if you’re not sure which one suits you more, you can get both of Daniel’s amazing ebooks and, exclusively to people reading Cloud Productivity, save 25%! Each book is already ridiculously cheap at only $5 each. So with the saving, you can grab both for $7.50.
All you need to do is head over to Daniel Gold’s site using this link: http://www.cloudproductivity.net/dangold, add two (or more) things into your shopping cart and then use the promo code cloud9.