Cross-platform note-taking service Springpad updated its service this morning, adding the ability to add notes via email, track any of your data through RSS and iCal feeds, and backup your notebooks locally.Springpad seems to be running full steam ahead lately, having updated quite a few times in the past month or so. Unlike the past updates, which were mostly for mobile users, this update affects everyone — and it's got some pretty cool stuff baked in. They've updated their save from email feature, now letting anyone save notes, links, and other data by sending it to [email protected] Now, though, you can save directly to a specific notebook or add tags through the subject line, and Springpad will even convert links to smart notes for you. You can also download all your notebooks in HTML format, for local backup in case you find yourself without internet access (or if Springpad goes down).
The other cool feature they've added is RSS and Calendar support, so you can subscribe to any notebook or note type via your favourite RSS or calendar app. You can use this for a lot of different things — saving articles from the net to read later (perhaps in Google Reader), sending your Springpad alerts to RSS, send your task list to your calendar, and so on. It's a good way to integrate Springpad into some of the services you already use.
Speaking of which, the last update is the inception of Springpad's API — which doesn't mean anything to us users quite yet, but it does mean that soon, you'll be able to integrate it with a lot more of your favourite services or other apps, so that's something for us to look forward to. Hit the link to read more about the new features, as well as other bugfixes and improvements in the latest update.
Updates to Springpad: Save via Email, RSS/iCal Feeds and API Access! [Springpad Blog]