Pinterest goes mobile, so you can take that inspiration on the road

If you’re a fan of Pinterest, then you’re just as excited as we are that their iPhone app has just launched today. If you don’t know what Pinterest is? You are in for a very special treat.

Think of Pinterest as a beautiful digital corkboard that lets you “pin” your favorites online, whether it’s a website, picture, video, or link. It’s a great way to collect design inspiration for a nursery, save images and articles for an upcoming event or holiday you’re planning, or gather recipes in one place with lots of visual cues. And because it’s a social site, you also see what other people are pinning and share your own.

pinterest iphone app

All you do is download the PinIt icon to your favorites toolbar and whenever you come across anything you especially like, you PinIt and it gets logged into your account. No copying links and emailing them, no saving jpegs. Sooo easy.

As for the app, what’s awesome is you’re now able to access your and everyone else’s pins from your iOS device. If you’re out in NYC and want a recommendation for a great filet, check out a friend’s pins labeled “eating.” Or better yet, if you’re out running errands and remember your friend’s birthday is coming up, you can check out her pins and get her that beautiful scarf she’s pinned, twice.

Pintastic! -Jeana

Pinterest iPhone app is available starting today. Or request an invite for and start pinning on your PC.

Jeana Lee Tahnk is a prolific tech writer, crafty mom, and fan of any products that make it easier to raise three children.


  • This is very exciting, since I’m (not very) patiently waiting for the iPad app! It must be coming soon, right?!

  • Reply May 9, 2011


    I am still on the waiting list, any tricks for getting a Pinterest account?

  • Reply May 11, 2011


    Ask people you know if they have them. That’s how I got mine. Then again…I am not exactly sure how to gift them and I’m sure I have some to give.

  • Reply May 11, 2011


    Good question. How do you get off the waiting list. Love the concept.

  • Reply July 17, 2011

    Linda Roundy

    What is status for Android Ap??

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