December 5, 2011

Pistashio – The New Way to Save and Sort Bookmarks

If you’ve ever spent 20 minutes searching for a restaurant review that you meant to bookmark, or a hilarious video that you recently watched and planned on sharing with a friend, then you’ll understand the usefulness of a site like Pistashio. Pistashio, with an emphasis on the stash, is an online hub where users can save and store all the articles, photos, videos, reviews, books, and music they find online.

Websites like Pinterest help you save photos, while applications like Delicious are useful for saving links to articles online. Pistashio is an app that brings all those functionalities together under one roof. Sign in with Twitter or Facebook to get started, and then drag the Pistashio bookmarklet to your toolbar. Click the bookmarklet the next time you come across content that seems save-worthy online, and add any necessary details like a category, a description, and an address. One of the cool things about Pistashio is that you can set reminders. If you come across a review for a great new restaurant in your neighborhood that you want to try out next weekend, set up a reminder for the day you want to go and Pistashio will automatically email or tweet you the link. You can also set up the service to post your favorite links on Facebook or Twitter. When you’re done sharing and referencing an article, just click “Archive” and Pistashio will move it into a different section of your account.

One thing that makes Pistashio different from basic bookmarking applications is that it only saves links that fall into five distinct categories—food, video, reading, listening, and to-do—and the majority of this content is actually embedded on the site for easy referencing. When you add a YouTube video, for example, Pistashio embeds the video on its site rather than making you click away to watch it again. Pistashio can be used in a number of different ways, depending on what you’re interested in and how you want to use the service.

Practical Uses:

  • Save all your favorite music videos in one spot
  • Get an email reminder before your cable bill is due
  • Share your favorite songs with friends on Facebook
  • Archive all your favorite New Yorker articles for future reference

Insider Tips:

  • Link Pistashio to a Facebook or Twitter account for seamless sharing
  • Pistashio can be set up to send out automated reminders
  • Use the bookmarklet or download the Chrome extension
  • Individual items can be dragged and reorganized within a user’s stash

What we liked:

  • Pistashio is a great tool for quickly saving articles to check out later
  • People can add check marks to the items they’ve read or watched
  • Users can mark their stashes or their items as private
  • Links can be archived or kept in the stash for quick reference

What we didn’t like:

  • Pistashio can be used for so many different things that it’s hard to keep up with all of the app’s functionalities


Company Info:

  • Launched: September 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. This is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very precise information… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

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