While many of these apps are about providing access to data, thoughts and ideas, Springpad is about collaboration. As humans, we tend to want to share what we love with those whom we love. Springpad lets you save those things you love, organize them into "notebooks" and share them with others. It differs from social sites such as Facebook by allowing others to work with and contribute to your notebooks.
Springpad lets you save articles, photos, scan barcodes, record voice memos and even places. Once they are saved, Springpad allows you share them with those you wish to collaborate with—and, of course, those collaborators are also Springpad users with their own collaborations.