March 31, 2012

Ourspot – Collect Memories With Friends & Partners

Ourspot is like Pinterest for couples. The photo-sharing site was developed specifically to give friends and loved ones a way to share and save images that spark memories and excitement. Rather than sharing these images with the world at large, Ourspot users share their saved images only with other members of their closest personal groups.

If you want a more private, personal alternative to Pinterest, then a trip to is in order. Enter your name, email address, and a password to create an account, then create a new “spot” based on a particular relationship or memory you have. To save images to your spot, you can copy/paste an image link into the Ourspot toolbar or use the free bookmarklet tool to grab photos from any site you come across. The spots that you create can contain photos, notes, and links to all the mementos that matter most to you and your friends. More personal spots can be kept private, while public spots are open to the world at large.

If you’re unsure of what to post on your spot and looking for inspiration, Ourspot has got you covered. Click the Ourspot “Inspiration” button to scroll through all the most inspiring photos posted on the site at any given time. When you find an image that seems special, you can add it to your spot or “like” it by clicking the heart in the upper left-hand corner. You can also leave a comment on the image, or share it with friends on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Practical Uses:

  • Save all the images that remind you of your boyfriend
  • Build a joint spot where you and your best friend can post photos of your favorite movies and books
  • Post pictures of fun places you want to visit with your friends
  • Create a private wall with inspiring quotes that only your partner can see

Insider Tips:

  • Spots can be made public or private
  • Users can share images with friends on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+
  • Ourspot offers a bookmarklet tool for quick image saving
  • People can mention other users in the images they comment on by adding an @ in front of the user’s name

What we liked:

  • Ourspot has more privacy settings than competing web-applications
  • Users can create joint walls where they can post photos that are only seen by friends
  • Ourspot emails users each time new people share or comment on their spots
  • Facebook integration makes it easy to find friends already using Ourspot

What we didn’t like:

  • Ourspot is very similar to Pinterest


Company Info:

  • Launched: January 2012 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Founded by: Sam Yam and Ruven Chu
  • Web site:


  • Free


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