Pinterest for iPad now available

Pinterest lovers rejoice! The Pinterest app has gone universal and is now available on both the iPhone and iPad. It features a gorgeous design with an easy-to-access side panel. Pinterest for iPad allows you to view your pinboards, pin your inspirations, browse by category, follows new boards, and more.

When viewing your following tab, the pins of the people you follow are displayed in a stylish collage format similar to the web version of Pinterest. Each pin displays a photo, the description, and the "pinned by", "via", and "onto" information. Tapping on the pin will display it nice and big in a popup that allows you to repin, like, share to Facebook and Twitter, and leave a comment. Tapping on the big photo will open up it's associated web page or article in a built-in browser.

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From the side panel, you can access the built-in web browser, all of the available categories, and your profile page.

When Pinterest was first released for the iPhone, I was not impressed. It had poor performance and was not a joy to use. I have the opposite impression of Pinterest for iPad. It is very well done, has an intuitive interface, and runs great. My Pinterest activity has great declined in the past few months, but with Pinterest for iPad, I expect I'll be using Pinterest much more often.

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