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4.92 / 5 based on 20,265 Reviews

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Pinterest is a tool to help you discover and plan things you want to do. When you find something that looks interesting, just Pin it! Pins are visual bookmarks that you organize and share the way you want.

With Pinterest you can:

  • Plan projects—home remodels, car restorations, garden redesigns and other DIYs
  • Dream up your next trip—outdoor adventures, road trips with friends, family outings and exotic vacations
  • Collect your favorite things—illustrations, tattoo ideas, hilarious quotes, tech gadgetry and inspiring art and architecture
  • Save great ideas—articles to read, movies to watch, gifts to buy, fashion and beauty how-tos, food and recipes to cook, fitness tips and lifehacks
  • Get organized for a party—wedding decor, birthday themes, costume ideas and game day menus
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  • "They have everything on there~ Great ideas for crafts, hair, fashion, food, home decor and anything else you can think of!" in 833 reviews
  • "I love Pinterest I find so many awesome recipes and DIY projects and ideas and tips on everything from beauty to fashion to food and fun." in 591 reviews
  • "I can spend hours getting lost in finding workout ideas, recipes, fun activities for when I babysit, and tips and tricks for my apartment!" in 519 reviews
  • "Love Pinterest for ideas, party themes, fashion ideas, makeup tips, DIY, home decor, foods, well pretty much everything." in 486 reviews
  • "Everything you could possibly think of is on pinterest and it has so many great idea for any project you might be doing." in 477 reviews
C V.
22 reviews
I love Pinterest! If I need inspiration or ideas for anything I can find it here. Some of my favorites are recipes, decorations, quotes, vacation spots, art, diy, and etc. Plus, I can organized them so that I can easily find them when I need them.
Jessica N.
Fremont, MI
33 reviews
BOTTOM LINE
Pinterest gives Internet users another way to discover and explore visual content. The virtual pinboard concept has been tried before, and Pinterest executes the idea fairly well.
The relatively new website Pinterest (free, by invitation only) takes on the challenge of creating yet another way to explore and discover content online based on your interests. More specifically, Pinterest focuses on the visual—images primarily and some videos—rather than articles, text-based blogs, music, or podcasts. It's a near clone of Pinspire, except that Pinspire is open for anyone to join.
The premise of Pinterest is you create "pinboards," which are nothing more than categories, to which you can then "pin" images that you find online or via other Pinterest users. Your virtual pasteboards become little collections of visually stunning images, with notes if you attach them and links back to the original source from whence the images came. A layer of social interaction sits beneath the whole site, as you can follow other users, or just specific boards they create.
While pinning content that other Pinterest users have posted works great, you can also add content you find elsewhere on the Web using Pinterest's bookmark bar button. When you set up an account, the site will walk you through installing the button based on the browser you're using at the time. It worked well for me in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, but failed time and time again in Google's Chrome.
Pinterest, which also has a Pinterest iPhone app, differs from other sites that support alternative ways to finding content online other than simply surfing the Web largely because it's so visually focused. First, as mentioned, you'll need an invitation to join Pinterest at this time; there is an open sign up that purportedly puts you on a waiting list, but who knows how long you'll have to wait to get it. The only way to get an invitation is to know someone else who is already on the site and have them invite you via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
With an invitation, you'll be able to establish an account with the requisite username, email, and password. During this short setup, Pinterest will help you install a bookmark button that you can use to "pin" interesting things you see online.
Next, you can choose your areas of interests from a reasonably diverse list that's provided, which includes architecture, design, education, gardening, history, women's apparel, pets, and more. The interests that you select will determine what kind of content you'll see when you first hit the homepage for logged in Pinterest user.
Third, you can create boards, or more refined subcategories, where you'll pin things you find. I created a board in the category Design called Kitchen and Dining Design where I've been clipping images of tables, cabinetry, and interior décor that I might one day use when I have $10,000 burning a hole in my pocket to redesign my kitchen. Another board I made is called Places I'd Like to Go under the category Travel & Places where I've been clipping images of dream vacation destinations.
Finally, when you have a few interests selected and boards roughly named (you can always edit their name, description, and category later), you're put on a Pinterest page that invites you to explore images that other users have uploaded. Fascinating and beautiful stuff appeared on my page, which was heavily spattered with DIY crafts and photos of amazing design projects, both architectural and interior. The crafts materials seemed very Etsy-like to me, with knitwear galore. I tried to break up the style by adding "Sports" to my interests, but somehow pictures of homemade figure skating outfits and iron-on Tinkerbell decals still popped up.
Everything you pin becomes searchable, which may be one of the nicest features. If you clip a bunch of images for an idea or future brainstorming, it's very useful to be able to search all those visual scraps based on text you entered into the description field.
Difficult to navigate at times, Pinterest has the ability to pull you into a narrowly focused area: Find an image you like > click on the user > click on one of the user's boards, and by the time you get three or four levels deep, it's hard to back out. The easiest option is to hit the main nav bar and jump way back out to an interest.
I'd like to see a breadcrumb trail at the top with hyperlinks back to the most previous pages visited, in nested order, the way some shopping sites do. While surfing around Pinterest, I kept finding myself hitting the back button two or three times where I would have preferred to simply jump back via a link.
The content is also focused much more on crafts, home design, and fashion more than anything else (it almost looks as if a lot of Etsy vendors signed up around the same time and constantly "repin" one another's items to help drive business). Day-by-day, the content changes, however, but it's nothing so wacky and diverse as a site like Canvas, for example, which seems to have a bit of everything.
Pinterest has a few kinks to iron out, but it serves its purpose of helping people visually explore the Web and save images they like into little virtual pasteboards better than other sites that try to do the same. The content leans toward crafts, jewelry, interior design and décor; the palettes of a lot of images are often the same. If you can't manage an invitation, try Pinspire, which is very nearly the same site.
Kelsey Z.
Parma, OH
126 reviews
I go to Pinterest for nearly everything when I need ideas. Anything from DIY crafts, wedding planning, fashion trends/ideas, to workouts, motivational quotes, and recipes. I love the organizational boards you can create and you even have the option to keep boards secret. Wonderful website and app!
jasmine j.
Richfield, MN
407 reviews
My favorite little app ever! I;m so happy I discovered pinterest when I did. It has been turning my little humble abode into a real life home. Not to mention the amount of recipes I find at my fingertips are amazing! The home ideas...amazing! Everything literally amazing!
Vivian E.
Parma , OH
356 reviews
I love Pinterest. It has become one of my go to websites when I look for inspiration and new ideas, especially for decorating, outfits, recipes, crafts, and DIYs. It is a great place to explore and discover wonderful ideas and bookmarking this information for easy access at a later time. There's a ton of great boards depending on your interests. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. 
Angie S.
Selden, NY
176 reviews
I have learned so much from pinterest. Tons of examples, recipes., things others love, diy projects. Whatever your looking for it's there. I love making boards of things I love so i can refer back to it easily. If you havn't visited the site I would highly recommend it.
Chelsea S.
108 reviews
Pinterest is life. I use Pinterest for so many different things, such as recipes. I also look to Pinterest for fashion ideas or quotes. Pinterest is great for when you have children and need ideas for games, decorating their bedrooms, and to even purchase cute outfits.
Breyana F.
Chicago, IL
64 reviews
Pinterest is bae! This is my favorite app of all time. You can search and find so many different things on the app. Everything thing from what to cook for dinner to what color should your flowers in your weddings be. The app flows very well too and it's just really fun.
Holly B.
Longview , TX
154 reviews
Pinterest is has saved my booty for a lot of events and dinners!
I look up:
-1st birthday ideas
-2nd birthday ideas
-26th birthday ideas
-Types of wine
-travel
-Toddler schedule
-recipes
-home decor
-essential oils
-hair masks
-Easter basket
-holiday fun
I could go on forever
Jessica S.
130 reviews
It's like falling down a rabbit hole. You start off looking for sugar skull makeup tutorials then an hour later find yourself looking at "real ghost footage caught on tape!" It is fun if you have time to kill and can be pulled in. Like a meme I saw said "It's like Call of Duty. For girls."
Annette V.
Beaumont, CA
52 reviews
What is your favorite thing about Pinterest? Recipes, fashion, DIY, Decor, etc?
Nicole H.
146 reviews
I think Influenster should let us link with our Pinterest too to help us extend our reach score! Anyone agree? Update: THEY DO NOW :D
Elizabeth S.
12 reviews
Is Pinterest worth signing up for? I've only heard good things so far.
Megan H.
Sanford , FL
41 reviews
What's your Pinterest URL?
Victoria D.
122 reviews
How often do you actually use Pinterest for DIY projects or cooking tips?!

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