Pinterest images offer an oasis of ideas
Pinterest is a virtual scrapbook for organizing your ideas or finding inspiration. Download Pinterest and browse billions of images for decor ideas, learn some new DIY or discover life hacks!
Pinterest for Windows is wonderfully easy to use. You can create boards to save your best ideas. To save an image you simply ‘pin’ it to your board, and you can repin great ideas from all around the site! Today this program is both a paradise of ideas and a marketing oasis.
Pinterest for Windows: Organize your creative ideas
When it comes to home projects, inspiring design ideas and clever DIY shortcuts – Pinterest is King. Pinterest hit the internet running as thousands of users discovered a world of inspiration.
This program is the go-to site if you have run out of ideas for new recipes or you are looking for a fresh angle on your interior design project. There is everything from Pinterest bathrooms to Pinterest Ikea hacks. Just enter your need into the search bar and get an instant snapshot of all similar ideas and motivational ´pins´.
More than just a collection of images, Pinterest is also a social media community of like-minded users. Follow interesting profiles and build up your own network of followers. Scan articles with the latest developments in home decoration, wedding centerpieces, or trending recipes. The more you use this visual community the more relevant your home feed will be.
How do you use Pinterest?
To create a Pinterest account all you need is an email address. You can also sign in through your Facebook or Google accounts. The sign up involves a couple of questions to better tailor your Pinterest feed.
Just answer a few questions and select your 5 top categories. Hey presto, welcome to your unique and personal Pinterest home feed! From here you can scroll through thousands of images from your chosen topics. It is also a great resource for sharing photos. Click the red save button in the top right corner to ‘pin’ images and then organize them through relevant ‘boards’.
The Pinterest desktop app has four main folders: your boards, pins, tries (to save pins you have actually tried and tested), and topics. You can also customize your profile by adding a photo and tweaking your settings.
Pinterest is also a potential goldmine for entrepreneurs marketing their product or business to find appropriate consumers. For this you create a separate ‘Pinterest for Business’ account.
Is Pinterest safe?
Pinterest snowballed in popularity over its simple catalogue of beautiful and inspiring ideas. In recent years however it has become increasingly diluted with ads. Alongside ‘suggested pins’ ads are seamlessly woven into your pins and images making it difficult to separate the chaff from the wheat.
The Pinterest login does not require any financial or confidential information (even adding your age is optional) and your data is password protected. Of course, this is no longer a guarantee as malware attacks get more prevalent and intelligent. Overall Pinterest is safe aside from the odd annoying spammy image or irrelevant ad.
What are the alternatives to Pinterest?
Pinterest versus Instagram and Facebook is the age old question. It is especially relevant to businesses seeking to promote themselves through paid ads on these platforms. With over 100 million downloads (and counting) Pinterest is a formidable force in social media.
The three are more complementary than in competition, however. ‘Pinterest quotes for Instagram’ is a popular search for example! Facebook is a marketplace as well as chatroom and Instagram is still largely visual communication. Pinterest on the other hand has the extra feature of being a personal way to self-soothe, organize your home projects or seek inspiration in a new passion. The biggest competitor would be Tumblr but Pinterest still has the aesthetic edge.
Pinterest is the DIY manual for home and beauty
This program is more than just a website. Hit the Pinterest app download button to continue surfing visuals on the go. With the app version you can also use ‘Pinterest Lens’ and snap pictures of objects to upload to your boards.
For all its imperfections however, Pinterest is crucial ammo for homemakers, wedding planners and crafts enthusiasts. Where the updates have improved (new dark mode) the more Pinterest is used for marketing the harder it is to distinguish genuine enthusiasm for self-promotion). Still, with more improvements in the pipeline Pinterest is well worth a punt.