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More Pinterest Tools (A Slightly Snarky List)

Well, it’s not a huge surprise that as Pinterest keeps surging in popularity, the apps and tools to go along with are emerging. Here’s a small group of the latest (but the best one is at the END).

First up is Pinclout oops! Already changed now to Pinreach, thanks to a cease and desist order from the folks at that other rating service, Klout. Pinreach assigns you an influence score based on, oh, I don’t know what. Who does? But if you want to be a competitive pinner, Pinreach gives you bragging rights.

Next up is Pinerly, the latest tool to help you become a ‘power pinner.’ Or so they say. Here’s what they have to say for themselves in a blog post:

“Pinerly was founded to deliver the friendliest dashboard for Pinterest to any user, blogger, marketer, business owner, website owner, etc. We want everyone who uses the platform to be presented with the best customer service, product, and we want to always be there… that’s right, I said … we want to be there… right there… with our users (you)… every step of the way.”

Sounds good, right? You should read the post where they talk about how their customer service policy treat your customers like your girlfriend. Aw.

I’d love to tell you more about the site, but it’s in private beta and the only way to get access is to refer ten people to the service. It’s a rather brilliant way to go ‘viral.’ Here’s what they say when you sign up and get your ‘invite’:

Pinerly is not open to the public. Share your unique link on Facebook and Twitter to get ahead of your competition! Invite friends, co-workers, family… you get the point. Friends qualify you for an early invite and bonus features. Please note, signing up from the same computer multiple times will not count =)

Okay then. I’d tell you more about the service, but I don’t have ten referrals yet, and I’m too tired to try to get them. Oops.

Last up! This is an AWESOME tip, particularly if you are worried about copyright issues and Pinterest. I won’t explain it, I’ll let Roni Noone do it at her site but trust me, you do not want to miss this one! It’s a simple and easy way to double check. Hat tip to BlogHer for alerting me to this one!

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