I’ve become a fan of Springpad, a personal organizer app for the web and mobile devices. I use it to manage tasks and keep track of things like books I want to read and have read, movies, and wines. So far, I’m just scratching the surface of its functionality, but I really am loving it. I wrote on my Peace of Mind Organizing blog about how much I’m loving their Task Notebook.
To me, Springpad feels like Evernote meets Pinterest. I find it intuitive, easy to use, and visually appealing.
I am thrilled to announce that I’ve partnered with Springpad to create a digital notebook that’s customized to help you organize your family history. Called the Family History Organizer, it has these features:
- A simple to-do list to keep track of and plan next steps, including a quick +Add button for adding tasks and checklists
- A research tracker, complete with template form, so you can log information and research progress quickly and easily
- An easy “database” for uploading photos and files scanned to your computer or from your phone
- Bonus: A resources section filled with my tips and helpful tools
I created the research tracker because I have a hard time sticking with a proper research log. The research tracker is light version of a research log, but I think the information it captures will be helpful. Just copy and paste the template headings into a new Note within the Research Tracker tab at the conclusion of each research session and you’ll have an easy, accessible record of that session.
I’ll update the resources section of the Family History Organizer when I come across great resources (or when I want to share a particularly useful blog post).
I hope you’ll check out this custom notebook. If you’re interested in information and tools about organizing in general (not just genealogy), I also have a notebook called The Habit Maker. This is all part of Springpad’s Operation Organization campaign in which they’ve partnered with a small group of organizing experts to create a dozen or so of these notebooks.
If you try out the Family History Organizer, please let me know if you have any questions or feedback!