Pinterest is on boom these days. Social media lovers now have crush on Pinterest and are spending hours on creating pins and pinboards, re-pinning and liking the pins. Pinterest has attracted everyone ranging from common people, bloggers, webmasters to big brands and companies.
Since Pinterest is in it’s initial stage, it has a good scope to develop and add more features and functionality to make it more easy and interesting. Just like any other social service, you’ve numerous apps available for Pinterest also, to do specific things, but choosing the best and smartest apps would be slightly tricky and time consuming. The below list makes that selection easy for you, and wraps up some best Pinterest apps that boost your pinning experience.
15 Best Pinterest Apps to boost your pinning
I’ve summed up and compiled a list of helpful apps for you to add extra functionality and features while browsing Pinterest. Most of them are free, some are paid but provide a free version also, and some are device dependent, but provide you the features your miss on Pinterest currently. Check them below:
Pinerly: Pinterest Analytics and scheduled pins
Pinerly allows you to plan, track and analyze your Pinterest activities for a better Social media strategy. It features creating campaigns for things your pin on Pinterest, schedule and then track their performance. Pinerly a unique service of it’s kind, since it has promised to add pin scheduling feature soon.
PinReach: Measure Pinterest influence and analytics
PinReach is yet another app to measure your Pinterest influence and analytics for free. Start with PinReach by signing in through Facebook/Twitter or by registering manually, then entering your Pinterest username and email, and see the immediate stats for your most popular pins, your re-pins and followers history.
SpinPicks: Discover new pins and people
SpinPicks provides you a way to discover new content and people to follow on Pinterest. SpinPicks fetches random pins and people from Pinterest, and allows you to directly re-pin and follow within the the application. It also supports TwitPic and Instagram, but you can stay with Pinterest only (no need to go with the latter twos if you don’t want to).
Pin’d: Pinterest for Android
People are already tired of waiting for an Android app for Pinterest, but Pin’d is the only available unofficial app for Pinterest, which works fine on Android. The free version of the app has some limitations like you can’t directly pin web items, such limitations can be overcome by using the paid version of the app.
Pinspiration: Pinterest for Windows Phone
Pinspiration is the official Pinterest app for Windows Phone available for free. The app provides a Live Tile feature which rotates through the most popular pictures currently being pinned. You can also pin your favorite pinners to see their latest pins on the Live Tile. The free version of this app shows ads and doesn’t shows the push notifications. The premium version of Pinsipiration overcomes these two limitaions.
Pinboard: Pinterest for iPad
Pinboard is a free Pinterest client app for iPad by Silviu Stefan, which has been very popular among the iPad users. It doesn’t change the appearance and viewing of Pinterest, but it functions really well on iPad and gives you an awesome pinning experience.
Pin Puzzle: Addictive Picture Puzzle for iOS
Pin Puzzle is an addictive game app for iOS devices that turns Pinterest into an infinite picture puzzle. You can automatically pull in the photos from public pins or your Pinterest boards, and this app creates a pic puzzle for you which gets more interesting and challenging level-by-level.
Image Splicer: Prettify Pinboard covers
This tool can be used to decorate / prettify your Pinterest boards by splicing the pinboard’s cover image into portions so that it appear like a full image on the board. So, who needs Photoshop then? To use this app, you may request an invite right there on the tool’s website.
Woobox: add Pinboards and Pins on Facebook page
Put a Pinterest tab on your Facebook pages with the help of Woobox app. Installation takes a few seconds and you’ll have your Pinterest boards and pins in a separate tab on your Facebook page with a follow button on the top. It’s free to use.
WiseStamp: Pinterest in email signatures
WiseStamp is a cool app through which you can add social email signatures your Gmail, Yahoo!, Windows Live and AOL mail. The social signature will carry social icons to the services your specify after installing WiseStamp including Pinterest. The other supported social icons are Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and LiveJournal.
Pin Dollars: Get paid to pin links
It’s a bit perky, but Pin Dollars rewards the users for pinning the affiliate links to their individual pins. After signing up at Pin Dollar, users have to use the their bookmarklet to proceed to earn through the service.
Pinzy: Quick expand pins on Chrome
Pinzy is a browser extension for Google Chrome that provides much easier viewing of pins on Pinterest. After installing on Chrome, it expands the Pinterest pins to full view on hovering them.
Snapito!: Pin Website Snapshots
Snapito, as the name suggests, comes in handy when you want to quickly pin the snapshot of a website on Pinterest. You just need to enter a website URL and click on the Snap! button and then use the dropdown on the Snap button to see options to pin the screenshot to Pinterest. You can choose from ‘Pin to Pinterest’ for the general snapshot and ‘Pin Full Page’ for the full snapshot. It’s a free app.
Share As Image: Pin text as Image
Share As Image, previously known as Pin a Quote, helps you to pin the text from a website in a decorative manner by converting is to an image. In case if the website doesn’t have any image, Share As Image comes in great use. However, the free version of this app will allow you to post pins without color with a single font style and size. You may also try it’s pro version for just $2.99 with which you get unlimited color options, variety of font options and live previewing of your pins.
Pinstamatic: do more with your pins
Pinstamatic is a sister app of Snapito, that enables you to pin so much more than just photos. With this free app, you can pin website snapshots (via Snapito), locations (via Google Maps), music (via Spotify), quotes (good free alternative to Share As Image), calendar dates, Twitter profile links, and add sticky notes to your Pinterest boards.
Pinstagram: Instagram in Pinterest flavor
Browsing Instagram like Pinterest is made possible by Pinstagram. Apart from browsing Instagram as Pinterest, you can Pin Instagram images to Pinterest in a single click. The photo search box at the top-left side is also a good feature to search photos more effectively. The app is capped to invite-only signups.
Hope you liked the list. Let me know your favorite Pinterest apps in comments. If you’re a Blogger / Webmaster, don’t forget to add Pinterest Pin-it button to increase sharing on Pinterest.