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