Springpad is one of our favourite web-based personal assistants, and today the service unveiled a major update that offers a new experience. It now makes your notebooks and their contents more searchable and faster to organise, and it even lets you embed your notebooks and saved items on other pages you visit.
Springpad 4.0 makes some basic changes that make using the service much faster: the "Spring" button is persistent at the top of the page, and your notebooks are organised on a tab at the top along with your "Springs", or the items that are inside. You can quickly search any of them to get right to the data you want, or view them in their notebooks the way you organised them. The new "Search and Do" tab uses things you've added to Springpad and the notebooks you've created to help you find new things you would enjoy, like recipes for your Recipe Box notebook, gadgets for your Tech Wish List notebook, or nearby restaurants for your Dining Out notebook.
You can also embed those notebooks on other sites. Click "Share" from inside a notebook to post it to Facebook or Twitter, or grab the embed code to post it on your personal site or anywhere else on the web. Overall, the changes make your data easier to share and much faster to access, which is important if you're using Springpad to stay organised. Hit the link below to see the updates in action, and to sign up for a free account if you're not already a Springpad user.