As a blogger, I often find myself asking my family to stop what they are doing so I can take a picture. Once I bought my new Smartphone I started to use it to take pictures. The quality was better than my digital camera and there are so many ways to send it to my accounts online. This week I Discovered Clipix. I plan to use this to take pictures with my phone and add them to a board where I can later use it on my blog or share it.
It was very simple and free to open an account. Just log into clipix and choose how you want to sign up. You can use your Facebook or Twitter account or sign up using your email address. I chose to use Twitter which was very fast. I followed the prompts and my account was open within seconds. Once your account is open, you then drag the "Clip Button" to your bookmarks bar where you can click on it whenever you want to save something from a web page. This video will explain more:
Upon signing in you will see they have already set up boards for you that you can begin adding clips to. By all means if you don't feel you would use boards with the names they have made rename it like I did. You can add boards for other subjects, share boards with friends, add more boards, or email, tweet or share it on face book with the button on the bottom. Synchronize a board so that your friends see the things you pin in real time and add it to their own clips. Aside from the phone application my favorite part was that I can choose to share with only me, only clipix friends or everyone by clicking on the lock button. Privacy can be important when sharing certain items.
Here is a screen shot of my multiboard. An awesome feature of this is that I was able to create a board called "holiday crafts food" that is a multiboard. It has another clipboard inside of it for each holiday. Looking at my clipboards in the screen shot they look pretty empty as I just opened up this account. This multi board feature is another of my favorites. I plan on having a mulitboard labeled "house" and making a board for each room for decorating ideas to go on inside of the multi board.
As of today they have an app for IPhones to go with it that you can snap a picture and add it to your online boards. They are in the works of creating the app for Android. In the mean time, I have set up my account so I can organize and name my boards and add some webpages to them. Anytime I find something I want to save all I have to do is clip it and this little box pops up to let me choose what board I want it to go to. Later on when I want to get back to a webpage I can open the clip I saved and click on "View at source." It will go back to the page I found it on. I can not wait to get the app for my Android when it is released. Here is a screen shot of where I added a tab to my Facebook page for Clipix. This is pretty neat as I can share all of my clips with my Facebook fans.
The mommy panel
|Kate and Mrs Kuiper a few years ago after their fishing trip.|
|Linky is how a lot of people are going to replace it i have blogger but still added this for my non blogger friends|
|Gfc that most people have is going away for NON blogger blogs|
|Go to the home page and click sign up free.|
|Type in the Captcha to show you are human!|
|Fill in the form. You can change where it says Visit me to what ever you want. Mine says check out the life of a mom and dad raising 8 so when they hover over my picture in the widget that is what shows.|
|This is the next screen|
|Next this is the screen you see when you log in. it will have all your blogs you follow who follows you etc.|
|I want to concentrate on a few neat features click get widget|
|On the top down menu click on your blog to make a widget for and click get code|
|For blogger all you do is (highlight, right click and press copy) copy code that is in orange to your clip board you may need to use the other if adding it to a different site.|
|Go to layout in your blogger dashboard and click add a gadget.|
|Click the plus on HTML/JAVA SCRIPT|
|Now right click and scroll to paste inside the box you see. press save and the linky widget will now show on your side bar where you added it. Now people may follow you.|
Now back to your linky dashboard
HOW TO USE LINKY TO FOLLOW AND
|This time press on BLOG READER|
|Click Visit blog to show the blog you want to read in the list.|