You might be sad to hear that the online productivity app Springpad will be shutting down on June 25th, after the developers announced the news earlier this week after The Verge published rumours of the closure.
In case you don’t know what the service does, it’s basically an online app that allows users to create online notebooks that were styled in a way that was similar to Pinterest, and allowed users to search public posts from other users, as well as access and follow notebooks from other users, allowing for collaboration.
Despite these features, and around 400,000 people using its services, the app has clearly been left without a anything to differentiate itself against services like Evernote, and as such will be closing down on June 25th.
Here’s what the company said in their closing statement:
We are very sorry to let you know that Springpad will be shutting down on June 25th. At that point Springpad.com will no longer be available, all online and sync features of the mobile apps will stop working, and your personal data will no longer be stored on our servers.
Please know that it is our top priority to help you during this transition. Amidst current rumors we wanted to confirm the news and give you all of the information possible at this time. We are putting the final touches on a new export tool that will allow you to take your data with you. This will include an improved backup file that you can save and use to reference your notes in the future in addition to the option to migrate your data.
The service is now putting the final touches on an export tool that will allow users to back up their notes, this can then be imported into another service after the closure date.
However after that date, all data stored on the service will be deleted, so make sure to grab a backup before June 25th if you still want your notebooks.