Pincase, A Pretty Sociable iOS Pinboard App

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Pincase is yet another great Pinboard client for iOS. It’s $2, it’s universal, and it is ready for iOS 7. Oh, and it looks lovely too. What more could you need for managing and reading your bookmarks. What? You want more? Okay…

Pincase hooks into your Pinboard account and allows you to search and view your saved bookmarks, just like any other app. But the interface design is what really sets it apart, along with a few neat features for when you’re bored.

The sidebar shows either the current filtered list of bookmarks (search happens instantly as you type into the search box at the top) or a list of your tags, and in the main section on the right you see the original bookmarked page. From here you can just read it, or send it off to anywhere and everywhere, including Pocket and Instapaper, Twitter and Facebook, Chrome or Safari.

Or you can edit the bookmark, tweaking the tags and the description before saving it again. These options all expand from a tiny little ellipsis in a circle, down at bottom right.

You can also add a bookmarklet into Mobile Safari to save pages from there, but as all similar services work by syncing to Pinboard then you can really get the bookmarks in any way you like.

And when you’re bored? You can switch to the “Discover” sidebar, which lets you pick from Pinboard’s Popular, Recent and Trending sections, as well as letting you follow certain tags.

This last is great. It’s a bit like subscribing to a Twitter hashtag, only the results returned contain results from history as well as now, and as these tags have been carefully added by people who want to be able to find the tagged pages later, they’re usually a very high quality source of information (if not always news). This section also shows tags related to the current one, increasing the possibility of losing the afternoon to exploration.

As I said, the app is $2, and universal. It’s currently my favorite Pinboard app, although Pushpin is still the best for adding bookmarks thanks to its amazing (and fast) tag-suggestion feature. [*Updated to remove reference to a [Pushpin](http://lionheartsw.com/software/pushpin/) problem which has now disappeared*]

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