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Clipix Review - An Alternative to Pinterest

Updated on December 16, 2015
Clipix
Clipix

Clipix is the newest free bookmarking website, launched early 2012, which promises to help your life get a whole lot simpler.

If you see something you want to keep to read later or research further at another point in time, simply clip it to a clipboard, online.

All day long you probably find things you want to save, whether it be a great recipe, a DIY idea, an article you want to read but don't have time for now or some holiday location ideas that you are dreaming of.

Most of the time we don't save things we just go and search for it all over again. Until now. Clipix is your one-click, save-anything, send-it-to-anyone-anywhere secret weapon.
Using personalized clipboards, which you can share amongst your friends, organize your life online.

You would be correct if you said this has the smell and feel of Pinterest. And you'd be right. This may however be the alternative to Pinterest that you have been looking for, particularly because of the additional features that it, and only it, has.

Let's investigate further.

Clipix Process
Clipix Process

Terminology

CLIP

A clip is anything you want to see again. An image of a book, an article link, a video or a great idea. You name it.

CLIPBOARD

A clipboard is a home for all of your clips, organized into the categories that you most desire. Each profile has 6 clipboards preset to get you going when you join, but you can add, edit, delete and move the clipboards, and clips within each clipboard, as you choose, when ever you want as many times as you want.

SYNCBOARD

To share a clipboard with a friend or online via Facebook, Twitter or email, simply click the icon in the upper right-hand corner of any clipboard and off you go, You can choose to simply share your clipboard as it is, allowing a friend to store it on their own profile to add and amend as they choose, or you can select Syncboard and create an online, real-time, interactive clipboard.

Not only can you bookmark your images, links, organize documents and share files, but it is all for free and in one new home that allows for complete privacy. Choosing to make your clipboards public, friends-only or private is your choice.

Your clips are accessible online, 24 hours a day and are iPhone and Android device friendly.

Don't be limited to content found online. You can also add and share files such as Excel, Word and PDFs in addition to pictures you have taken with your mobile.

Use for private use or use for your business, website, blog or family connections.

This may sound similar to Pinterest however Clipix offers a number of features not available elsewhere, including:

  • Privacy controls
  • Watermarks
  • Custom thumbnails
  • Multiboards
  • Syncboards
  • No invitation

Let's go into a little bit more detail with a comparison between the two websites.


Comparing Clipix and Pinterest

(click column header to sort results)
Features  
Clipix  
Pinterest  
Invitation Required
No
Yes
Login Options
Facebook, Twitter and Email
Facebook and Twitter
Cost to use
Free
Free
Bookmark Button
Yes - CLIP
Yes - Pin It
Website Widget
Yes
Yes
Create, Delete & Rename Boards
Yes - "Clipboards"
Yes - "Boards"
Multiboards
Yes
No
Upload Links & Images
Yes - "Clips"
Yes - "Pins"
Thumbnails
Yes - create your own
No
Watermarks
Yes
No
Price Drop Alert
Yes
No
Upload PDF, Excel or Word
Yes
No
Unlimited Boards
Yes
Yes
Share Boards
Yes
No
Contribution to Boards
Yes - Syncboard - Two Way
Yes - Add Contributor - One Way
Board Privacy
Yes - Private, Friends-Only or Public
Yes - Secret Boards or Public
Followers & Fans
Yes - "Friends"
Yes - "Follow"
iPhone App
Yes
Yes
iPad App
Yes
Yes
Android App
Yes
Yes

Clipix is also useful for items that you love but that are just a little too expensive. Simply clip the particular item onto a clipboard of your choice, set a desired price you are willing to pay and clipix will actually track the item online and if/when the price drops to your desired price you will be notified! Price drop alert. Simply amazing!

Unlike Pinterest, where there have been many concerns regarding privacy issues, Clipix has addressed this issue by adding a watermark stamp labeled “copyright protected” onto each and every clip added.

Furthermore, if you upload something to a clipboard that does not have an image attached, a custom thumbnail can be created with ease.

Clipix Clipboards
Clipix Clipboards

Multiboards

Another unique feature is a multiboard. This option allows you to gather a collection of clipboards under one larger board banner.

For example you might create a multiboard that you call “Home Renovation Ideas” and inside you’d have 4 clipboards: Bathroom, Kitchen, Master Bedroom and Kids Bedrooms.

Share your Clipboards

One of the unique features of Clipix is the ability to share one or all of your Clips and Clipboards with friends; those who are members of the website and even those who are not.

The sharing feature can also become interactive, by choosing to share your clipboard as 'Syncboard' which means that you and your friends can clip collaboratively in real-time. Whenever each of you add a clip you will both be able to see it immediately in the board.

This is a great feature for friends organising a function, a baby shower, a party, gifts, a holiday. You name it!

Clipix is not a social network like Pinterest is and its aim is not to be home to lots of pretty, crafty images. This site has been created with a different intention. A place for anyone and everyone to organize their life, online, rather than automatically sharing all of their clipboards with the public.

So if you prefer the privacy features and are looking for a way to gather all of your to-do-later lists, items and desired products, Clipix just might be the website you are looking for. Remember though that Pinterest now has 'secret' boards.

The site is still in its infancy, with only approximately 45,000 users however don't let that stop you. It is not designed as a public sharing site. It is designed as personal, friend, family sharing site so the number of users is almost irrelevant.

Ideas for Clipix

The use of clipix is wonderful for a variety of ideas; here are some suggestions which I believe would suit it wonderfully.

  • Planning a virtual baby shower
  • Organising Christmas or Birthday gifts (in private)
  • Planning a getaway with your girlfriends online - using a syncboard
  • Storing resumes and other documents online for easy accessibility
  • Sharing family photos with loved ones overseas - privately
  • And the list goes on.

To sign up simply visit www.clipix.com, register for free and start organizing your life. I really like this idea.

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    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR

      WorkAtHomeMums 

      5 years ago from Australia

      Pinterest is heads and shoulders above clipix from the perspective of getting traffic to hubs etc but clipix does offer a more of a private solution. It really depends what you are wanting to achieve. Given that they are both free it can't hurt to try them both.

    • LetitiaFT profile image

      LetitiaFT 

      5 years ago from Paris via California

      This is interesting. I've only just recently joined pinterest so perhaps I should check this out before I get too involved in it. Thanks for sharing this info.

    • alifeofdesign profile image

      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      I actually hadn't heard of clipix yet. I found your hub very helpful. Great marketing/branding with the video they made! .....Agree with JDIZM-the chart was nice. Thanks for sharing this.

    • JDIZM profile image

      JDIZM 

      6 years ago

      Theres a few similar pinterest sites around. Nice hub anyway though, I like your html comparison chart =]

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