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Giving up on Springpad, moving to Evernote

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  1. Super Noob

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    I've recommended Springpad over Evernote a couple of times because it has some features that I preferred. However, since Springpad is using Amazon's cloud-based service , they have been going down regularly and I can't count on being able to access my stuff on Springpad.

    I can write stuff on my Springpad app, but it can't update with the "cloud". Since the "cloud" is down, I can't look at the items on my Springpad since the last time I opened it (which was before it went down).

    For those unfamiliar with what is going on, here is an article from about 3 weeks ago explaining the crash that happened that time (not sure what happened today):

    Amazon Cloud Failure Takes Down Web Sites LINK
     

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    So when Evernote goes down, which is inevitable, what then?
     
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    Stability aside, I used to use Springpad until I switched to Evernote and greatly prefer Evernote.
     
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    If it is inevitable, but 3 years down the line from here, I won't complain. Amazon
     
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    Funny!
    I used Evernote, and switched to Springpad.
    Ok, it's been down, but it's primarily the fault of a large multinational - amazon. wont be long before this is a thing of the past.

    Plus Springpad fixed the Phone app to stay local when it couldn't connect and will have local PC storage (HTML5 based) within a few weeks.

    Your right, it was a pain in the Ass, but long term (well even short term), it's a non issue really.

    EDIT : Infact I looked now to see how it was progressing and looks like for Chrome at least (an HTML5 Browser) it's there now.
    http://blog.springpadit.com/2011/05/access-springpad-when-youre-offline/#more-12487

    Now off for a Play with my Playstation 3 ;-) Ooops! is that broke also? looks like you can't rely on anything nowerdays ;-)
    J
     
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    Used to use Springpad but tried Evernote and never went back. Love it.
     
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    The nice thing about Evernote is that if its servers go down you're still covered -- because it stores copies of all your data both in the cloud AND on your PCs. So as long as you run a copy of their client software on one of your computers, you're fine.

    And I'm with most of you ... I started with Springpad but quickly ditched it in favor of Evernote. Springpad may be prettier, but Evernote has the power and depth.
     
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    Not only that, but if you are a premium member of Evernote, you can set your notebooks to be available offline on your phone via their Android app.
     

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