Notes, Really Smart Notes

The web has brought us all kinds of ways for us writers to organize our thoughts, but for this App Wednesday, I thought I would share with y’all a free product called Springpad. A “smart” note system, Springpad allows you to, for instance, take a few notes while you’re out and you see something that’s inspired you. Then, it allows you link actionable items, like a reminder to do something with that idea later when you are back in front of your computer. Plus, it’s always on the web thinking about your note. Say you visited the Washington Monument in DC and you had an idea that one of your characters is one of the engineers that was examining it after the earthquake yesterday and as he was looking in its nooks and crannies he discovered a lost document or a secret code carved into one of the tiles that fell off in the basement, or you get the idea. Well, Springpad will organize current events that are about the Monument and group it with that idea so you can keep up to date on what’s happening. Cool, huh?  Plus if you’re out to dinner and enjoy a bottle of wine, type in the name and you can see where you can buy it, or take a picture of a bar code of a book and you can buy it from your phone.
So, try out Springpad and let us know what you think!

Mark Fadden is a freelance writer and author whose latest, award-winning suspense thriller, The Brink, is now available as an eBook for Kindle and Barnes & Noble nook for only $2.99!

The Brink is a hell of a read.” – Bestselling author Sandra Brown

“Mark Fadden is a masterful storyteller.” – Writer’s Digest

“Mark Fadden is the next Dan Brown.” – Triple C Ranch Book Club, Southlake, Texas

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