Today Pearltrees officially separated itself from its unique visual interface made of pearls and pearltrees, finally succumbing to the trend of Pinterest-like user experience. It might be more practical for the majority of users to sort and collect content with the new Pearltrees 2.0, however, some people might regret the innovative former interface that allowed to discover related content rapidly by browsing an “ocean” of Pearls. Users still have the possibility to go back to the “pearly” version accessible from the menu in the settings section.
Now the Pearltree has been replaced by the “Collection” which is basically a “folder” (or a board) containing various types of content of a topic, for instance, you can collect web pages, images, and notes, just like you can do with Evernote and Pinterest. Unlike Evernote, you are able to browse the public content collected by other users, and if you feel the need to make your content private, the premium version offers the feature.
Pearltrees kept the ability to discover related content with the “My Interests” button that allows to see the closest collections related to the type of content you like.
The drag and drop feature has been extended to data located outside of Pearltrees, now you can drag and drop files from your desktop, and piece of content from your browser, even within a document or a web page.
The application has been re-designed in full HTML5, so you will get the same experience across devices and various operating systems.
To date Pearltrees counts over 3 million active users and stores more than 60 millions items.
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