Web: Google Reader send to Springpad

Awhile back I decided to start using Springpad for bookmarking and notes. It’s worked out pretty well so far (but it’s a bit slow).

Springpad has various ways of saving stuff; e.g. browser extensions, a bookmark-let, email but I was looking a way to feed stuff from Reader (which I love); i.e. without opening a new window, waiting for the page to load and then finally using either the extension or bookmark-let to save it to Springpad. It’s just so… slow.

So I extracted the URL from their bookmarklet, and I found that it works well w/ a custom Reader’s “Send to” option. There are a bunch of defaults (e.g. Blogger {of course}, Delicious, Instapaper) but none for Springpad. Fortunately, it is possible to manually setup a custom link. 3 fields are required: Name, URL and Icon URL, plus there’s some documentation about field mapping. If all this sounds a bit alien, that’s ok, here’s what you want for each field:

Name: Springpad
URL: https://springpad.com/clip.action?url=${url}&title=${title}
Icon URL: https://springpad.com/favicon.ico

Voila:reader-send-to-springpad

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