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Springpad, a six-year-old Boston-based cloud note-taking service best described as a mix between Evernote and Pinterest, might be packing up its notebooks for good. A report from The Verge, released Thursday afternoon, says that the company will be closing its doors soon, citing an anonymous source and sparse activity from the company’s social accounts. Raising roughly $7 million since it was launched in 2008, Springpad announced late last year that it was headed towards the 5 million registered user mark — a respectable but very small number compared to Evernote’s 75 million users. The report doesn’t list any timeline for when the service will phase out. Springpad declined to comment about the story.

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  1. Karate Swedish Friday, May 23, 2014

    This makes me really sad. I really loved using Springpad.

  2. Bill Peters Monday, May 26, 2014

    Even as an ex-springpad user, it’s sad to see them shutting down. I ended up switching to Zimilate a couple of months ago after using a combination of evernote and springpad for quite a while. http://www.zimilate.com

    1. I’ve used both Springpad and Evernote over the years, but recently moved most of my content to Zimilate too. I like the visual organization, and you can save the usual webpages/files/images/notes.

  3. Swag Valance Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    I turned to Springpad because the arrogance of Evernote’s mobile app developers infuriated me twice too many times — often introducing spurious double-space formatting on edits and other ridiculous artifacts that should never have gotten past a company with better quality controls and testing.

    Now Springpad is exporting back to Evernote — the source of my frustration for seeking them out to begin with. Time to fined another alternative. Will check out Zimilate.

    1. Ugh. Zimilate requires Facebook or Google to get an account: FAIL

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