This is a tutorial on how to install the Pinterest “Pin It” bookmarklet on your iPad (iPhone/Pod) Safari web browser.
What is Pinterest? It’s an organizational tool that lets you share all the pretty findings with all Pinterest members (who follows you). It’s really fun and I use mine to gather ideas for my current and future home decorating needs, travel ideas, color combos, things I want to buy for myself or the family, etc. Very fun and if not careful can take up a lot of your precious time!
The last few months I haven’t been pinning much. Long story but basically I’ve been without a laptop and when I do sit in front of a computer (desktop) it has been to either grade, learn/research, edit pics and blog. Just not comfy sitting on this chair of mine. A few weeks ago I picked up a new toy and between the apps and me messing around with the iPad I found that I can do this: Pinning directly from Safari on to Pinterest. No apps needed. I like this better than using the app (the app doesn’t let me pin new things). Because of this I’ve been regularly pinning again.
If you’re interested and have an iDevice whip it out and follow these steps.
Oh, before we get started, make sure that you browse to my blog post first using your iDevice so that you can copy the below (we’ll paste in a little bit!) – for iPod/iPhone users, switch to horizontal view, easier to copy the whole code this way:
VERY important that you do!
Open up Safari web browser and bookmark any page… pinterest.com if you have nothing in mind.
Click the little bookmark icon (open book image) and you should see the below:
When I took a screen capture of the above I have already changed the name of pinterest.com to “Pin It” so yours might be different than mine. But this is ok!! We’ll get to this in a bit!
The next step is to click the Edit button. See the word “Edit” to the right of the word “Bookmarks” at the very top of the drop down after you click on the bookmark icon? That’s it, click that Edit button!
Once you click Edit you will see the below (note, I did a new bookmark and now have a Pinterest/Home bookmark):
NOTE: Don’t click the red icons to the left, you will delete the bookmark!
See where I circled? The arrow pointing right next to Pinterest/Home? Click on that now! The below is what you’ll see after you click:
Now, do you see where the URL is? the http://pinterest.com? Delete that! You’ll then have this image below:
NOTE: If you can’t copy the whole script, extend your copy area by dragging the little dots to the left and right of the word “copy”. Once you have selected the whole script click the blue copy. Then you can later paste.
Paste this in to the “Address” so that your bookmark looks like this:
At this point you can also change the name… that Pinterest/Home… to whatever you want. I went with “Pin It” for mine. It’s up to you, it’s not important as long as you know what it is.
After you’re all done, click on the “Bookmarks” button on the top left there and you’re all done!
Test it out!!
After clicking Pin It, I got the below:
Using my handy dandy clicker, aka the finger, I selected an image and Pinterest took me to this:
Now, this is the trickiest part… if you have multiple boards it’s a bit tricky to scroll. You need to use your two fingers to move the board names up and now. You’ll have to try it to see what I am talking about. One finger scrolling isn’t going to do it.
That’s that! So have fun and if you need an invite, let me know. I still have a few more. I thought I’ve used all mine up!
Another UPDATE, Jan 27′ 12, iPad owners only:
I forgot to add the how-to add the Pinterest bookmark to your Safari Bookmark bar. This is the bar on top of your browser so that you don’t have to always have to click your Bookmark icon first. To do this, you need to
Go back to your Settings, the Safari Settings, and make sure that “Always Show Bookmark Bars” is ON.
Go back to Safari and you should now have a bookmark bar (see where it shows my Pinterest/Home, Diigo Save and Read It Later?)
To add content to your bookmark bar you need to do the following
Click on the “Bookmark” icon again until you see the below and click “Edit”. Notice the “Bookmarks Bar” folder too. Each time you do the process that we will be doing in a little bit, your bookmark will then be moved into this “Bookmarks Bar” folder.
Click the arrow to the right
And you’ll get the window below. On the screen capture example below, I have already changed mine to “Bookmark Bar” but if you click on the arrow to the right of that, you’ll open up another window and in there click “Bookmark Bars”.
That’s it! Go back to your Safari and you now have the Pinterest Pin It button right on top of your Safari. Which means, Pinning is just that much quicker (and later hate yourself for wasting more time online, Pinning, then you intended).
Take care and let me know if there are any other issues or request. I try to reply to each one of them.