12+ Pinterest Apps and Tools for Pinning While Mobile

Pinterest is not just another copycat social networking site. It focuses on the age-old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  Who has time to read a thousand words all the time, anyway?  Sometimes a picture is all we have mindshare for.  Pinterest allows you to collaborate and to stimulate your audience by sharing images and visually engaging them.

And today with the growth of smartphones and tablets, more of us are networking socially and consuming content via mobile devices.  Using some of the following Pinterest apps will only make your experience that much more profitable, and they all work on the go with mobile devices.

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12 Pinterest Apps for Mobile

If you want to post to Pinterest from your smartphone or tablet, you first need to download an app to your mobile device.

iPhone and iPad - The granddaddy Pinterest mobile app of them all is the Pinterest iPhone app.  There used to be a separate iPad app, but now it has been combined into a single iOS app that can also be used on the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch.

Android – If you have a device on an Android platform, you will need to download an Android app in order for Pinterest to work.  Although you will not have the same functionality with the Pinterest Android app as you do with the iOS app, each allows  you to pin your pictures, which is the important part.

Pinterest Pin It Button makes pinning easier and greatly improves the functionality of iPhone and Android apps. Just go to the goodies page and drag it to your toolbar. (There are several apps for Pinterest all with this same or a similar name and different functionality, so follow the link to get this one.)

Just today Pinterest announced that it had made its Pin It button available in a number of website-specific mobile apps.    Those apps include:  Behance, Brit+Co, Etsy, Fotopedia, Jetsetter, Modcloth, Snapguide, TED, The North Face, and Zulily.  You have to have switched to the “new” Pinterest look with it’s larger pins, to be able to see these pins.

Windows phones – There’s no official Pinterest app for Windows phones, but one third-party Pinterest app, Scrapbook for Pinterest, is available. It seems to function well, but has the disadvantage of carrying ads or requiring subscription fees. However, if you have a Windows Phone, this may be the only way to be mobile with your Pinterest page currently.  Scrapbook works with Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5.

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PinHog for Pinterest lets you be mobile, but allows you to minimize extra data charges while you are browsing the Web for pins. Check it out in the Google Play store.  This unique Pinterest app allows you not only to browse while offline, but it also lets you schedule when you would like to pin items to your board.

PinReach is designed to let you know how well you are influencing others. It provides you with a “Klout” score to inform you about trends and let you know when your influence is waning, you know, before it is gone.

PinPuff lets you track trends and analyze how your Pinterest account is doing. PinPuff also calculates the monetary value of your Pins and what kind of traffic they are generating for you.

Snapito is for you if you prefer surfing the Web and taking screenshots for your Pinterest page. this app gives you a variety of easy ways to pin screenshots to your page, including a Pinterest Bookmarklet that lets you do this from your iPhone.

Wallo Pinterest allows you to use your mobile wallpaper to discover new images and travel destinations.  You can pin things from your Android Live wallpaper, on Android devices.

Reachli (formerly Pinerly) has a user-friendly dashboard interface. It keeps you updated on your pin schedule, helps you locate like-minded users, and unfollow groups.

Wisestamp, while not a Pinterest-specific app, lets you add a follow button for your Pinterest account to the bottom of your emails. It features your latest pins.

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Pin4Ever lets you create a backup of your pins on your Android or any storage device by using the Pinterest backup app. They have a simple signup process shown in the screenshot above.

Finally, be sure to check out our Pinterest Start Guide for Small Businesses.  And if you already know how to use Pinterest, you might be interested in Pinterest analytics tools to tell how much traffic is going to your site.

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TJ McCue - Product Editor


TJ McCue TJ McCue is the Product Editor for Small Business Trends and an entrepreneur who publishes Tech Biz Talk. TJ is a former Wall Street Journal columnist. He also writes for Forbes and American Express OPEN Forum. He loves learning about technology apps and software services - share yours with TJ.

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  1. Pinterest works well for small businesses..

  2. Anita Campbell

    Hi TJ, I look forward to trying some of these apps. PinHog looks particularly interesting because it can save you money.

    - Anita

  3. TJ, thanks so much for including Pin4Ever in your write up of Pinterest apps! We’ve now saved over 16 million pins for our customers since starting in September 2012. We also offer Bulk Editing Tools, which let pinners move, copy, delete, and rearrange multiple pins in one step — check out the video on http://www.pin4ever.com

    We’re still offering a free trial backup to all new customers! Thanks again for letting people know about our service!

  4. Most small businesses need every fair shake they can get and your forum is a great opportunity for them. Sadly, there are some small businesses that are in so far over their heads and lack basic service protocols that the paying public needs to be told to save their money. Unfortunately my experience with Pin4Ever warrants such a warning.

    With next to no reviews from customers who paid for services beyond the free backup, I purchased the full software with the beta functionality. The backup software is fair at best. Sometimes it loads. Sometimes it doesn’t. The beta features (move, copy, arrange) are horrible! I thought it couldn’t get much worse until I contacted tech support.

    My first interaction with them wasn’t horrible even though there was no real support. I was simply told that they’re too busy and to wait for the next version. A week later, none of the functions were working so I contacted them again. This time I asked them not to give excuses, just provide a fix.

    Apparently there is only 1 tech support person and, to keep it as polite as possible, he has no business dealing with customers. He was very unprofessional, took complaints about the product as a personal attack and became beyond defensive. When I asked for contact information to someone who would be professional and helpful, he replied that he “blacklisted” me from tech support. Frankly, that is the most bizarre service tactic I’ve ever encountered. Be assured that I used no vulgarity, but did suggest they couldn’t stay in business long with the kind of service they provided.

    Several days have passed since contacting customer service and feedback and Pin4Ever has not responded to my inquiry as to whether or not their tech support’s attitude and professionalism was acceptable. The only conclusion that can be made from their silence is they don’t care and have no intention of delivering a quality product with commendable service.

    After doing more research on Pin4Ever, I see that I’m not the only one experiencing these issues. Comments are beginning to show up on their Pinterest board.

    If all you need is one free backup and plan to never add another pin to your collection, by all means give them a shot. However, if you’re looking to update your backups as you update your pin collection, or are looking for their added features and a good experience, you might want to consider donating your money to a worthy cause rather than giving it to a company that has no interest in serving your needs.

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