Pinterest is a great way of sharing and storing inspirations. I love using it to find new DIY ideas and saving beautiful images of home decor for future references. But if you find Pinterest to be lacking, or you’re simply looking for more outlets for sharing and storing, here are 4 and 1/2 alternatives.
BO.LT is very similar to Pinterest, but it focuses more on the sharing of web pages rather than of images. What’s nifty about BO.LT is that they allow private collections that won’t be shared with the rest of the community. This is very useful if you want to use BO.LT as a bookmarking app.
The focus for Fancy is more on discovering cool products, but you can also find nice postings of home decor and fashion :) What really makes Fancy stand out though, is the ability to actually purchase the products you love on the spot! If you don’t want to buy anything yet, you can always add the products to your collection, and you’ve got yourself a wish list :)
Gushcloud takes Pinterest a step further by not only allowing users to share images and pages, but also express their emotions on how they feel about what they’re posting. Not only that, but they also reward “gush points” for “gushing”, which can then be exchanged for cash and prizes :D
WeHeartIt was the original image sharing/storing site, before Pinterest came along, and even now it’s still a great place to find amazing images or all sorts of things. In addition to being able to create sets, WeHeartIt also has the tagging functionality which makes it even easier to organize your images.
Delicious is another site that’s been around way before the days of Pinterest.
However, it has since restructured and repositioned itself as not only a bookmarking app, but also. Never mind, just found out that Delicious removed their nifty “Stacks” feature, so now they’re back to being the same bookmarking app we all know. Still nice for saving and organizing web pages, but that’s about it :(
Have you guys tried any of these sites before? What are your thoughts on these? Any of them great enough to rival Pinterest? Do share! :)