Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
Pinterest exploded onto the scene a couple years ago as the biggest, hottest new social network on the Web, and for good reason. The clever integration of Facebook and Twitter functionality with an image-focused social network in which users could pin, comment on, and share just about anything cool they find was perfect. One of the driving factors in the success of Pinterest, however, is the exceptional mobile apps developed by the company. Today's iOS app continues to be one of the best social experiences on Apple's devices, and for good reason.
To start, Pinterest is designed for browsing. The developers know what people use their service for and create an experience that builds on it. After logging in (you can choose Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail as signup tools), you are presented with recent pins from people you follow. If you follow no one, Pinterest will recommend a handful of people (including the founders). The content focus is so great, in fact, that the only menu is a tiny button in the top-left corner. Tap this and all of your options slide out from the left--taking photos, browsing the Web for more photos, or searching through categories. Adding your own pins is easy, either with your device camera or from a photo you downloaded or took earlier, and you can share and pin other posts with a tap.
Pinterest is the ultimate social tool: a group of like-minded people showing off the cool items they've found. If you're eager to use it, either to find new recipes and handbags or to promote your business, the iPad and iPhone apps are must-download tools for interacting with your fellow users.
Pinterest is where you can dream about, plan, and prepare for the things you want to do in your life. Whether it's vacation plans, new gadgets, favorite recipes, fashion or the latest home decor, Pinterest is an easy way for you to make the most of it. Quickly and easily save and organize your inspirations with your iPhone or iPad.
--Pin your inspirations to online pinboards so you can find them later
--Check out categories to find inspiration for your life in areas like Design, Travel, or Food and Drink
--Follow boards that interest you to discover even more
--Create new pins with your camera
What's new in this version:
What's New in Version 2.0:
All new iPad app that makes it easy to pin, repin and browse the web.
Better usability for the iPhone and improvements to stability and performance.