How to get the most from Pinterest on iPad
Pinterest has gone from strength to strength with everyone getting involved and creating their own little havens of picture perfect beauty.
The social scrapbooking site has seen such growth that they’ve finally released both the Android and iPad apps to their portfolio so that tablet users (and mobile phone users, obviously) can get in on the action.
The iPad app gives you quick and easy access to Pinterest and all of the areas that most people enjoy using and has been well designed to suit the touchscreen of the tablet.
The pane on the left-hand side is the main navigation bar. Go here to see who you are Following, to Search and to Browse the Web for new Pins. Underneath these you will find the Pinterest categories which you can browse and search through at the tap of a finger.
For anyone used to working with apps and Pinterest, the overall layout should be fairly self explanatory and easy to get to know. You can roll down to the bottom of the navigation bar to tap the link to your Pinterest page or to adjust your Settings to suit.
A couple of points worth noting are that you can’t navigate through your open browser windows as you would on the website – there are no tabs to tap through – and yet the pages do stay open, so beware of opening up too many as that can make the app freeze or crash.
You can’t manoeuvre your pins about, you can’t adjust how they are laid out, and you cannot change the order they appear in. You can add new pins as you wish, browse through other sites and other Pinterest blogs, search for specific things or topics and enjoy the full interactivity of Pinterest itself. You can Repin, Like and Share images and all of it is for free. Just remember that you will need a Pinterest account and access to the App Store.
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