Are you still pinning things the old-fashioned way?
You’re on a website and you find a fabulous picture of some craft you’ll probably never have the time to make. You MUST pin it.
You open another browser tab, load Pinterest, log in, add a pin, enter the URL, select the board, write a description, submit the pin, yada yada.
Then you have to stop for 10 minutes and remember what the hell you were doing before you pinned that image.
If you are not using a Pinterest shortcut, this post is for you. I’m going to show you how to right-click your mouse to pin to Pinterest.
Chrome and Firefox both have browser add-ons and extensions that let you right click an image and immediately set up a pin to Pinterest.
You never have to leave the site you’re pinning – everything happens in a popup window.
Go to this Firefox add-on page to download the Pinterest right-click add-on for Firefox. Click “Add to Firefox,” authorize the download and click to install. Easy-peasy.
If you use Chrome, you can download the Pinterest right-click extension from the Chrome Store. Again, easy to install. (If you’re on IE, you can watch this video on how to install the Pinterest bookmarklet).
Once you’ve got the right-click button installed, it works like this:
Find the image you want to pin. Right-click your mouse. You’ll get a little dialogue box. Select Pin This Image.
A Pin window will open up – separate from your browser – that lets you select your board, write your description, and pin. Bam.
The beauty of this is that you never have to leave the page you’re on. And if you’re anything like me, you have 382 tabs open in a browser at one time, so any time-saving you can do is priceless!
Do you use any other Pinterest shortcuts?