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A social media marvel, this app lets you pin all of your interests in one easily accessible place

Pros

  • Grow your interests from hundreds of different categories
  • Pin all of your content to your board for others to see
  • Engage with other pinners by following them or repinning their pins
  • Social Media Sharing lets you share pins with Facebook, Twitter, Pushbullet, Spool and more

Cons

  • No pinch zoom for photos, making it difficult to see smaller text

Pinterest is a social media app available for Android, developed by Pinterest Inc., which allows users to pin and share items of interest with their friends on a huge social networking platform. 

Getting Started

Pinterest's main objective is to direct users towards interesting content in a large selection of categories so that they might consume or share that content with other users. Once you have downloaded the app, Pinterest prompts you to set up an account. This can be done using Facebook, Google, or Email. After that, you're all set.

The first thing Pinterest shows you is a list of categories you might be interested in. Tapping a category will add it to your list. Categories include subjects as disparate as Technology, Art, Photography, Funny Quotes, Healthy Eating, and even more specific topis such as Game of Thrones or Pokemon. Whatever your interests, there's bound to be something for you. Pin about your favorite hobby, a wedding your were at, anything at all!

Find Something Pinteresting

Once you've chosen a list of categories, Pinterest will generate pins for you. Pins are short posts placed on a kind of notice board on the main page of the app. Pins are stacked in two parallel columns, with a decently sized thumbnail, a description and sharing options for each pin. Much like other social networks, Pinterest is all about sharing. If you find something that resonates with you, repinning it will place it on your own Pinterest page, and liking it will generate more hits for other users. Tapping on a thumbnail will expand the pin and enlarge the image. The only flaw here is the lack of a pinch zoom feature, but most of the time images and corresponding text are large enough. A 'Pin it' button lets you pin something to your page straight away. A list of related pins will also be displayed. To refresh your list of pins, just swipe down

Much like other social networks, Pinterest is all about sharing. If you find something that resonates with you, repinning it will place it on your own Pinterest page, and liking it will generate more hits for other users.

As with other social media apps, Pinterest also gives you the option of sharing your discoveries with users on other social media platforms including Inbox, Facebook, Twitter, Pushbullet, Spool, and more. 

User Interface and Other Features

Pinterest for Android has an excellent user interface which is easy to navigate. Menus at the top of the page allow you to view various options. The search feature helps you find specific pins, pinners or boards of interest. Your profile lets you view your pins, likes, and who you are following. You can also edit your profile information, location, website and photo. The boards feature allows you to create a space for your pins which other users can follow. A user can follow either a pinner (another Pinterest user) or an interest. Sending a message to a specific pinner can be done using the message button.

The Verdict

Pinterest for Android is a fantastic way to enjoy and share all of your favorite topics and interests with others. Its UI is smart, compact, and easy to navigate, allowing you to find new and interesting content in no time at all. Integrated social media sharing lets you share with a range of other social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Whether it's your hobbies, your latest discovery, your pet, or your latest cooking recipe, pin it to your board and make your life "pinteresting"!  The app is free to download from the Google Play store now.

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Type Freeware

Version 2.6.1

Other versions

2.6.1 1.2.2

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