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Pintubest

Pinterest for Internet Videos


Tiny
Published 09/10/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Pintubest is a Pinterest website for internet videos. The application provides users with a collection of videos, complete with who uploaded them and a “Pin It” button that lets the user add it to a board. A search tool is available on the page so users can search for videos on a specific topic, person or event. Users can also share their pins on their social networking profile. Users can scroll down the page to see a number of unique (though primarily humorous) videos. A “Keep Going” button is available so users can view more video content. The user can click on a video to watch it before deciding to pin it to a board.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Pintubest was created to add more functionality to Pinterest. The application lets users pin YouTube videos to Pinterest boards. The service has received numerous mentions on the web, with popularity driven primarily by its association with the growing Pinterest website. The service has been mentioned on numerous websites and blogs with many users pleased with the functionality Pintubest adds to existing Pinterest boards.

What are the differences to other apps?

Ever since Pinterest took off, many websites have sprung up offering their own version of the virtual pin board. Pintubest is much the same but provides a slightly different angle on the process. Rather than competing, Pintubest works alongside Pinterest by making it possible to pin YouTube videos to boards. The service is simple but appreciated by many. Pintubest continues to thrive on the popularity of Pinterest.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Anyone who is familiar with Pinterest will feel right at home on the Pintubest website. The application uses the same design and interface, right down to the elegant logo and light background. Videos are shown as larger images rather than tiny thumbnails. The user can see video titles and the user who uploaded them but little else. A single click lets users watch the video before pinning it. The design works well, as is proven by the success of Pinterest.

How does the registration process work?

Pintubest works hand in hand with Pinterest, so naturally the user would have to have a Pinterest account to use Pintubest. A button found near the top of the Pintubest homepage invites users to sign in with their existing Pinterest account. Those who do not have a Pinterest account will have to create one to use Pintubest. Of course if someone plans on using Pintubest, then it is only natural that they would also plan on joining the Pinterest community. This limitation might be off putting for users of other applications, but is perfectly reasonable given the purpose of Pintubest.

What does it cost to use the application?

Just like Pinterest, Pintubest is available to all users at no cost. Charging a fee would be a bit much for this type of service. The application works as a convenient bookmarking tool that lets users collect and share online resources. Adding in a fee would only lead to fewer users and less interest in the application as a whole. All users receive the same level of access and are not required to purchase anything to remain active.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Pintubest is ideal for users who are already active on Pinterest. The user can sign in with their Pinterest account and begin adding YouTube videos to pin boards. The interface is a mirror of Pinterest, making it even easier for users to adapt. Those who do not have a Pinterest account and do not plan on creating one may find little of interest beyond watching a few internet videos.

  • Browse a collection of unique internet videos
  • Search for videos by keyword
  • Find out who uploaded each video
  • Pin favorite videos to a Pinterest board
  • Watch internet videos on Pintubest before pinning


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