Lovely, another app that’s a bit like this one with a hint of that one. Today we’re checking out Pearltrees, it’s existed on the web for some time, but now the Pinterest/Evernote hybrid has come to the iPhone packed full of new ways to share and gather content and lots of quirky terminology, including collecting pearls and hanging them to trees. Bear with us here…
Even if we don’t know it, we all have different preferences when it comes to the ways we like to share and view content. Maybe you like to collect notes and group them together in Evernote, pin things to visual boards with Pinterest or make lists with Delicious. Well Pearltrees is essentially all of those services rolled into one, but with a unique way of visualising the content you choose to flag, share and curate.
Pearltrees allows you to take interesting content, whether it be a web page, photo or note (as well as much more), which it calls a “pearl” and then “hang it” to a place packed full of similar interests and topics, which it calls a “tree”. It sounds a bit confusing, or like a scene from Lord of the Rings, but it’s just the same concept as a mind-map.
From there you can share your pearls of wisdom with the world, discover other users who have the same interests as you and most importantly keep a pretty looking store of lots of great content in your mobile phone, which can actually be accessed offline too.
We imagine many users already have a favourite way of collecting together content, but if you’re looking for something a little different and want to be able to access everything from your mobile as well as you’re computer then don’t be put off by its weird name and give Pearltrees a chance.
By Becca Caddy | July 30th, 2012