As Springpad positions itself beyond being yet another note-taking service, the Boston start-up has named Jacqueline Hampton its new chief executive and charged the former TIME Inc. vice president with making to-do lists that help check themselves off.
Springpad tries to automatically detect what kind of information you’re jotting down or clipping in, and then intelligently store it. Is it a recipe? Then it will break out the ingredients. A movie? It will scan and offer up a trailer and the film’s cover. But then Springpad takes it a step further, notifying you when that movie finally hits the theaters, comes out on Netflix, or shows up on Hulu.
If you’ve got a shopping list, it will automatically find items on it at Amazon. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.