07 March 2016

So now I'm on Pinterest

Carlos Cuéllar
Carlos Cuéllar @cuellarfr

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Tags: social

As a digital designer I like to store screenshots of websites, apps and other user interfaces that I use later for inspiration. I’ve been doing this for a few years and I have changed my setup a few times.

I started using Evernote to keep track of everything. Evernote was quite flexible and I liked how I could use folders and tags, and the built-in OCR was nice too, but I stopped using it because the process was just too manual and slow. I had to take a screenshot with Paparazzi, rename the file, import it in Evernote and then add all that metadata… too much work.

After that I started using Google Drive. The workflow was smoother because with Google Drive you can use a Chrome extension that uploads web screenshots with just one click, so that was nice! The problem is that using Google Drive as an image viewer is not that great: you can’t resize the thumbnails and the content takes forever to load. I had to find something better.

So, after trying a few desktop apps with little success, I decided to give Pinterest an opportunity. Yes, Pinterest is that social network where you go find pictures of cupcakes. But Pinterest is fast, it has a really handy Chrome extension and, if you follow the right people, it can help you find cool stuff too.

So now I’m on Pinterest. If you follow me, I’ll follow you… as long as you don’t pin pictures of cupcakes.