Pinterest it’s Not! Clipix More Than a Photo Sharing Tool

Clipix Alternative to PinterestOver the years, I’ve tried many many tools to try to stay organized and I’m always on the hunt to discover the next best one (did I say many many tools…)!

So when I stumbled on Clipix, I first assumed that it was just a Pinterest copycat! Well, I was wrong!

“Clipix provides you with one central place where you can keep all the things you see online and want to come back to. We call those things “clips.” You organize all your clips in clipboards and you can create a clipboard for anything imaginable; articles you want to read, gift ideas, comparison shopping, home decorating”. 

Well ok, it does sound very similar to Pinterest but it has many features which sets it apart that makes it worth checking.

Features

  • Whenever you see something online that you want to come back to, click the “Clip” button. That’ll turn whatever you’re looking at into a clip by giving it an image and a little description.
  • Drag the “Clip” button to your bookmarks toolbar in your web browser.
  • In addition to regular clipboards you can also create syncboards and multiboards. This is pretty cool!
  • You can upload a clip from a picture you have on your computer.
  • You can choose the language in which you’d like to use clipix.

Sharing

  • You can also share a clipboard on Facebook, Twitter, or in an email.
  • Choose “Share as a clipboard” to send a copy of the clipboard to a friend on clipix who will then be able to add it to their own clipix.
  • A syncboard lets you clip collaboratively with friends or colleagues in real-time. Have you ever tried to collaborate on Pinterest, not that easy.

Privacy

  • A clipboard can be visible to “Only me” which means that you’ll be the only one who can see it, “Only clipix friends” which means that only people you’re friends with on clipix can see it or “Everyone which means that anyone will be able to see the clipboard. This is a major plus!
  • You can choose for your account not to display in search engines.

Copyright

  • A Copyright watermark is placed on clips in order to protect the property of original content creators.
  • If you own the rights to a clip and agree to the terms and conditions you can remove the watermark. 

How I use Clipix

Since I’m very visual, whenever I come across an article that I want to keep for reference or ideas I find across the web, I clip it to Clipix and save a short description. So it’s a visual way to organize all my bookmarks. The biggest advantage it has over Pinterest is that you can keep your boards private. This is more of a productivity tool for me than a photo sharing site.

Founded just this January 2012, Clipix is still very new. I’m hoping it gets the credit it deserves and doesn’t get passed over because of the similarities to Pinterest.

I want to thank my friend Joel Carter at http://www.carterarch.com for being the inspiration for this post when he asked me which bookmarking tool I used.

Image: gameanna / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

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  • Sounds interesting – I’ve been meaning to try a few online bookmarking sites and this seems to be a slightly different take on that so it could be worth a try

  • I have never heard of Clipx! I will to check it out!

  • Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I am certainly going to try it ou.

  • Good tip. This seems kind of like Evernote. I’ll have to try it out.

    • Genevieve

      There are several ways to use Clipix but yes, it’s a nice alternative or add-on to Evernote.

  • Great information indeed,I must check this out, never heard about Clipix before! Thank you! 🙂

    • Genevieve

      Thanks so much Solvita.

  • Thx for the info. I’m a Pinterest newbie 🙂

    • Genevieve

      Pinterest is a lot of fun Catherine and it can be really great for your business. I don’t use Clipix the same way I use Pinterest, although they both are photo sharing sites.

  • Genevieve: Thanks for the answer, I’ll have to try this out. I’m always finding interesting material I want to go back to and share or comment or take action on later, but didn’t know the best tools for this. Thanks so much.

    • Genevieve

      My pleasure Joel!

  • Interesting. It is amazing how many different apps and programs are out there. There is definitely something for just about every niche you can imagine.

    • Genevieve

      There are a lot of tools out there for sure. Sometimes you have to try a lot before you find the ones that work for you. Clipix is one that I really like and find very useful.

  • Sounds like a good idea. There is just so much information every day. If something isn’t handy, I totally forget where I left it!

  • This was the first time I ever heard of Clipix. Can’t wait to check this out!

  • What great information! I was unfamiliar with this site and it sounds like a wonderful productivity tool. Even though there are some similarities with pinterest, I really see that it’s not the same thing at all. Thanks for your explanation of what looks like a great tool!

  • Terressa Cortez

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I am learning so much today. Such a great tool to use.

  • How does this compare to Evernote?

    • Genevieve

      I also use Evernote but I really like the visual aspect of Clipix and the way I organize it into boards and sub-boards. I find it much easier to go back and find my content.
      Here’s an example:
      Clipix Example

  • Susan

    I also use Clipix and it def has some similarities to Pinterest but it also has other really cool features. My favorite is the “price drop alert” feature that lets you know when something drops to your desired price. The website is so functional and awesome. I love it and I’m sure it wont be overlooked.

  • Looks like a great research tool. I’ll definitely be checking this out. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Pretty cool tool for us visual people! Thanks for sharing your incite!

Genevieve Lachance is a web marketing consultant who has a passion for social media and technology based in Montreal, Canada. Read More About Me »