Looking for free tools to pin faster and more easily? Check out this article for ten of the best tools around.
“Pin It” Bookmarklet
Just drag and drop the “Pin It” button to the bookmarks bar of your web browser. Once installed, just visit a website or blog. Click the button and you will be able to pin images and add them to your pinboards.
Pin A Quote
Turn text into pinnable quotes with a click of your mouse withPin A Quote!
First, install the “Pin A Quote” bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar. Then, you are ready to go.
Highlight text on any website, click the bookmarklet, and hit “Post”. Then, share the resulting image on Pinterest and any other social network of your choice.
Pinstamatic is another great tool that allows users to turn locations, music, quotes, calendar dates, Twitter profile links, sticky notes and websites into pinnable items.
Just click the type of content you want to create, add the required information, and you are ready to go.
With Url2pin.it, you can create and share screenshots of websites and blogs within seconds.
Enter a link, click “submit” and a full-screen capture of the page will be displayed (with color mapping of the image). You can then share the screenshot on your Pinterest boards and other social networking sites.
Note that Url2pin.it only takes screenshots of main web pages.
Snapito is another useful screenshot tool that works with both main pages and specific URLs. Just enter a link into the box and click “Snap!”. The resulting screenshot will be displayed in full size. To pin it, click the dropdown menu on the right of the “Snap!” button and select “Pin to Pinterest” or “Pin Full Page”.
Snapito also provides a bookmarklet for web browsers.
- Pinterest Pin It Button (by Shareholic) – Pin images and videos from any website to pinboards. The extension also shows how many times the items have been pinned.
- Pinterest Right-Click – Pin images by right-clicking them. The extension works for Facebook and YouTube.
- Pinterest Pro – This extension offers several interactive features: rick-click pinning, zoomed-in version of pinned items (just mouse over the items), and popular pin dropdown.
- Pinterest Recent Activity Expander – No need to click on the tiny thumbnails in your “Recent Activity” sidebar anymore. Just mouse over the content to see what was repinned among your items, as well as the pictures of your new followers.
- Easypinner for Pinterest™ – This extension displays a Pinterest button when you mouse over images on the web. Clicking it will allow you to pin them to pinboards or share them on Facebook.
For more Google extensions, click here.
Bonus tool: Pinvolve
Pinvolve is a Facebook application that turns the pictures shared on Fan Pages into pinnable items.
Once installed, the app creates a new section on the Page, where all photos (likes and comments) are displayed in a Pinterest-like fashion. Mousing over them will bring the “Pin It” button, allowing fans to add them to their pinboards quickly and effortlessly.
See Pinvolve in action here.
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