Those of you who are using Springpad are in for some disappointment. An announcement on the Springpad blog makes it clear that Springpad will be shutting down on June 25, 2014.
The blog notes that Springpad had more than 5 million users in the past six years. It was seen by some as a rival to Evernote. If you browse through articles posted about Springpad, it becomes clear that there were many people who loved it.
As of June 25, 2014, Springpad.com will no longer be available. All online and sync features of the mobile apps will stop working. Users personal data will no longer be stored on the Springpad servers.
Those of you who are currently using Springpad should pay attention to the Springpad blog. They are going to announce “in the coming days” details about the export tool that will be made available to all users and developers. My best guess is that those details will be released soon. Users and developers will only have until June 25, 2014 to use the export tool.
Catch Notes Closing
Last year I reviewed Catch Notes, a way to not only take notes, but also tag and catalog those notes for quick reference. After a year and a half in production, Catch has decided to close the app.
The Evernote competitor had a small but good following to the app. It was available for both Android and iOS devices, along with a web interface. Catch had integration with Citrix Ready Worx Verified Program, amongst other partnerships. However, from their blog they wrote:
Catch has made the difficult decision to take the company in a different direction. As such, we will be terminating service next month. We value our users and have greatly enjoyed providing Catch to millions of people over the last several years, but it is time for us to move on.
Catch.com (formerly Snaptic) was founded in 2008 and had received $11.6 million in funding within the last 3 years.
If you are looking for an alternative to Catch, other notepad options include OneNote, Simplenote or Springpad.