I needed reminders/due dates as well. Springpad is a good option for some, including me. I have tested it out for a few months with good results. My first preference would have been to continue using Evernote. Springpad allows you to embed reminders/due dates at the note level and gives you a view into all of your current alerts that need attention. This must be a religious issue with Evernote. Someone, like a Springpad, will get market share from Evernote just because of this. Companies fail when their vision tramples mass client requests. It didn't have to be this way. Evernote was my favorite app at one point. I feel better now.