August 12, 2012

Clipboard – Save & Share Online

Clipboard is a web-application that goes a step beyond most social bookmarking sites by giving people tools to save and share their favorite parts of selected websites. Rather than saving a generic link to an interesting blog post, for example, a Clipboard user can save his favorite image or video without worrying about saving everything else on the page.

Searching through rows of bookmarked links looking for a specific recipe or vacation photo can take too much time. Clipboard is a visual bookmarking tool, which means you can scan through images until you find the bookmark you were searching for. Once you create an account with Clipboard and start following whichever tags you find interesting—like #fashion, #art, or even #economics—you can install the browser plugin or drag Clipboard’s bookmarklet tool to your toolbar. When you find an image, audio file, video, slideshow, web-application, online game, or virtually anything else worthwhile online, just click the bookmarklet tool. Clipboard encourages you to organize the things you save by adding them to various boards, which can be categorized by topic or file type. The flash content, videos, and web-apps you save to your account can be viewed directly from Clipboard, which means you don’t need to return to the original source to watch the video or slideshow you saved unless you’re doing so because you want to check out what else is on the site.

Clipboard separates itself from popular applications like Pinterest by offering a number of useful tools that Pinterest does not, the most important of which are the option to keep any board private and the ability to view content directly through Clipboard without having to return to the original source.

Practical Uses:

  • Save all your favorite fashion images in one spot
  • Listen to your favorite audio files without returning to the original sites
  • Keep an archive of the best video clips you’ve found on YouTube
  • Create a board full of inspirational quotes

Insider Tips:

  • Clipboard offers browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox
  • Publishers can add Clipboard buttons to their websites
  • Users can share their clips inside and outside of Clipboard
  • People who believe their copyrighted work has been posted on Clipboard can contact the company’s copyright agent

What we liked:

  • People can keep their Clipboards private
  • Users can add annotations to their clips
  • Videos and audio files will play directly from Clipboard
  • Clipboard enables user commenting on shared clips

What we didn’t like:

  • Clipboard looks very similar to Pinterest, even though the functionality of the application is not the same


Company Info:

  • Launched: May 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington
  • Founded by: Gary Flake
  • Web site:


  • Free


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