Saturday, June 30, 2012

How to Pin on Android - Using Pinterest on an Android Tablet

What is the point of having a nice big tablet screen if that can't Pin some of those great pictures you find? Pinterest doesn`t have an Android app yet and none of browsers will let you install a pin it bookmarklet.

If, l like me, you don't mind a bit of hacking to get the functionality you like, just follow these directions:

1.  Select all of all of the following text and then copy it:

javascript:void((function(){var%20e=document.createElement('script'); e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript'); e.setAttribute('charset','UTF-8'); e.setAttribute('src','http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinmarklet.js?r='+Math.random()*99999999);document.body.appendChild(e)})());

2.  Go browse, wander, and click through links to your heart`s content until you find some pin worthy content.

3.  Reveal the browser`s address bar. Select all of the characters in the address bar and just paste the code you selected above.

4.  Press 'go.'*

It's a bit of a pain in the ass and you can`t use the copy & paste clipboard while your`re browsing, but it does allow me to pin while using my Android tablet and it will suffice until something better comes along.

Happy pinning!

*This works for me using an Asus TF300T with Android ice cream sandwich installed from the factory with the Google chrome browser. Does it work with your system?


1 comment:

Sheryl said...

You can use the Clipper app to access the last 20+ (the number is customizable) things you copied to the clipboard, and you can save snippets of text you use often. I have my email address, usernames and the pinterest bookmarklet code saved. Comes in handy. And, you can access Clipper from your status bar. Makes the tedious process of pinning go a little faster

I thought about switching to Springpad since it's on android, but it doesn't have the community, and I've already pinned too much to jump ship. Hopefully a pinterest android app comes soon.