Now you can organize your digital life with Pinterest, a hot new site that lets you create visual bookmarks of your favorite things and “pin” them on virtual pinboards. Want to save something from a blog? Have a favorite retail website? Want to pin a quick photo you took with your phone? Organize them all with Pinterest and this fast, friendly guide that shows you just how to do it. You’ll see how to set up an account and your boards, how to pin and re-pin, where to use hashtags, find ways to share pins with your other social networks, and more.
- Helps you get the most out of Pinterest, a visual collection of bookmarks that you can organize into virtual pinboards
- Shows you how to set up an account and boards, how to pin and re-pin, use hashtags and like pins, and even share pins with your other social networks
- Also discusses Power Pinners, using search, and finding people to follow
- Offers tips, trick, and techniques to make the process easy and enjoyable
Pinterest is fun and easy, and even more so with Pinterest for Dummies!
Five Useful Pinterest Apps and Tools, from Pinterest for Dummies
- PinReach – PinReach measures a user’s influence across Pinterest and provides analytics for a user’s Pinterest account. Once you sign up and connect your PinReach account to your Pinterest account, you will be able to view your PinReach score and how it has changed over time. You can also view stats for individual boards and pins, discover who your most influential followers are, and view the day’s trending pins and members.
- Pin A Quote – Pin A Quote is a bookmarklet tool that lets you pin a selection of text from a Web site instead of an image. There isn’t any sign up or account creation involved. Just install the bookmarklet in your browser’s toolbar and you can begin pinning to your Pinterest account or sharing your selection on other social networks.
- SpinPicks – SpinPicks is an application that finds pin-worthy images from sources such as Flickr Creative Commons database, Instagram, Twitpic, and Reddit/R. After completing the short sign-up process, you will gain access to the beta application. Connect it to your Pinterest account, choose an image source, and click the wheel to spin. You can spin through as many images as you like until you find one that you want to pin.
- Snapito! – Snapito! captures screenshots of Web pages for Pinterest users to pin instead of a single image from a page. You can insert the URL you want to snap or you can install a bookmarklet and click that whenever you are visiting a page that you want to snap and pin. Snapito! also offers an option to timestamp a screenshot that will be stored on the Snapito! servers.
- Pinspiration – Pinspiration is a third-party app created exclusively for Windows Phone Pinterest users. The official Pinterest mobile app is currently only available for iOS devices, and Pinspiration gives Windows Phone users the ability to pin on the go from their mobile phones.