A struggling note-taking platform called Springpad is closing up shop

Springpad, the online and app-based platform for saving and sharing web content, managing notes and collaborating on projects with others, has announced that it’ll be shutting up shop come June 25th. Despite ongoing development of the service, it’s evidently struggled to compete with the likes of Evernote and others, despite attracting over 5 million users during its six-year lifespan. Come the tail end of June, you’ll need to find a new home for anything that lives on Springpad, and the company’s said it’s working on an export tool that’ll allow you to save your data and/or move it elsewhere.

Springpad, a productivity app that struggled to stand out from similar offerings from Evernote and Pinterest, is planning to close its doors, The Verge has learned. The six-year-old Boston company, which raised more than $7 million, had around 400,000 people using its digital notebooks to save tasks, notes, checklists, and more. But it never came close to matching the momentum of Evernote, which said this month that it now has over 100 million users. It’s unclear when the service will end or how Springpad plans to tell its users, but the move appears imminent, according to a person familiar with the company’s plans. Last year, Springpad incorporated features into its app to make it feel more like Pinterest, letting users search public posts and follow other users’ notebooks. But the company never developed a unique identity in a landscape crowded with better-funded and slicker alternatives. The company hasn’t tweeted since May 1st, though it seems to still be fielding requests on its support account on Twitter.

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