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Important Pin4Ever Update! Your Action Required!

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Installing a Pin4Ever-Compatible Browser

To install the Pin4Ever program and use the Pinterest tools, you will need to first install preferably the Basilisk browser or the SeaMonkey browser version 2.39 or earlier for Macs.

We would love to be able offer our helpful Pinterest tools for use in other browsers, and on phones and tablets, but Basilisk and maybe SeaMonkey is the only available platform for creating these tools right now that we know of.

Pin4Ever can read the data (images and text for pin descriptions, links, etc.) in your existing “Pin4Ever-data” backup folder no matter which web browser you use, so you will keep the same Pin4Ever backup information when switching from another browser to Basilisk or SeaMonkey.

Basilisk can be installed on Windows and Linux computers and laptops and SeaMonkey can be installed on WindowsMac, and Linux computers and laptops. Here is the link to install:


Installing Pin4Ever with Basilisk or SeaMonkey

Once you have the Basilisk or SeaMonkey browser on your computer, you are ready to install and use the Pin4Ever program.

1. Open a Basilisk or SeaMonkey browser window, and return to the Pin4Ever website at 

2. Click to check the box to agree to the Terms, then click the green “Install Pin4Ever” button.

3. Click “Allow” on the security pop-up box towards the top of your screen.

You will see the Pin4Ever toolbar appear at the top of the Basilisk or SeaMonkey browser window upon successful installation.

4. To activate the Pin4Ever tools (and start your one week Free Trial if you are a first-time user) go to the Pinterest website in a Basilisk or SeaMonkey window, and log in to your Pinterest account.

Pin4Ever Program & Browser History

Pin4Ever was originally launched as a downloadable Java program for computers in September of 2012, which allowed customers to save a backup copy of their Pinterest boards and pins to their own computers. We added an Android phone version of the Pin4Ever backup soon after.

Over time, based on customer requests and our efforts to anticipate and create the tools a Pinterest pinner most needs, we added the Bulk Editing tools (Move, Copy, Delete, and Rearrange multiple pins in one step), Pin Anything, Bulk Upload of images, Power Follow, and several other tools. To allow us to create these tools, the Pin4Ever program was rewritten as a Firefox browser extension or add-on, which was compatible with PCs, Macs, and Linux computers.

The Firefox 57 update was released on November 14, 2017. It prevented Pin4Ever’s program and tools from working properly in that browser, which we had previously recommended.

Many software developers and computer professionals called the update Firefox’s “death” or “suicide,” since it prevented thousands of programs which people enjoyed and depended upon from functioning. This eliminated a major reason why people chose to use the Firefox browser in the past.

Pin4Ever is unable to work in the newer Firefox 57 WebExtensions as they are much more limited and can only do what Chrome extensions do.  There is no way to rewrite Pin4Ever to work this way and continue to offer the same tools we have now.

After that Firefox update, the Waterfox and Palemoon browsers remained compatible, and allowed us to continue to offer the Pin4Ever tools for Pinterest. Over time, changes to the Waterfox and Palemoon browsers also prevented them from working with Pin4Ever.

Thank You to Our Customers!

We appreciate your support of Pin4Ever these past seven years, and we look forward to continuing to offer helpful Pinterest tools for you to use in the future.


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Firefox will update to version 57 on November 14th, 2017. Pin4Ever and many other Firefox extensions will no longer work in Firefox after this Firefox update.  To keep the Pin4Ever program and Pinterest tools working after the upcoming Firefox update, you will need to choose one of these three options...



Congratulations Pinterest on 100 Million Pinners!

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Pinterest has just announced that the image-sharing website now has over 100 million users! And in 3 years, Pin4Ever's Pinterest tools have helped our customers save, edit and upload over 182 million pins! Pinterest has just announced that the image-sharing website now has over 100 million users! Congratulations, Pinterest!

When I first discovered Pinterest in the summer of 2012, it took very little time for me to realize what a helpful and fun website it was. Pinterest allowed me to organize my web bookmarks in a logical, visual, easily-found way.  Over time, Pinterest added more great features, like the ability to search for pins and boards that shared a topic of interest.

As I got hooked on pinning, I heard stories of people losing boards or whole accounts to hackers, or accidentally deleting them.  Not wanting to lose all the wonderful ideas and information I had collected, I had the idea to create Pin4Ever to save a backup copy of all the pins, likes and boards from any Pinterest account.

The Pin4Ever app and website was launched in September 2012. Just like Pinterest, Pin4Ever has grown over the years. As of September 2015, three years after its debut, Pin4Ever has saved, edited or uploaded over 182 million pins for our customers.

Pin4Ever has added many unique Pinterest tools, besides the original account backups, and some of them were created based on suggestions from our customers.

We at Pin4Ever would like to thank Pinterest for creating such an awesome website and service, which led to the launching and success of our own business creating Pinterest tools.

And we’d especially like to thank Pin4Ever’s customers for using our free and paid Pinterest tools, and enthusiastically supporting our business.

New Pin Ratings from Pin4Ever

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Pin4Ever Pin Ratings on Pinterest

Would you like to rate your pins with star rankings?

After you’re been on Pinterest for a while, you tend to accumulate thousands of pins on dozens of boards. It’s helpful to be able to visually bookmark recipe ideas, crafts, clothing, lifehacks, and gifts you want to buy. But once you have so many pins, it gets more and more difficult to find the ones you really wanted to try, or the ones you tried and really liked.

With Pin4Ever’s free, new Pin Rating tool, you can mark the pins you like least with a half star, and mark your favorites with five stars. The pins in between can get full and half stars, to give you ten different rating levels.

Besides ranking your favorites with more or fewer stars, you can also use the stars to organize your pins. For example, one star could mark crafts; one and half stars, things to buy; two stars, recipes; two and a half stars, Pinterest tips; etc.

Your star ratings will appear right on your boards when you’re on the Pinterest website, and the stars are copied over when you run a Pin4Ever backup. While viewing your backup, you can see the pins in order by ranking, from highest rated to lowest. If you would rather not see the ratings, you can switch them off, and then on again when you want to see them.

You can get a free trial of Pin4Ever’s backups and several Pinterest tools for one week. After the free trial, you will automatically continue with Pin4Ever’s Free Plan, which gives you access to a number of helpful free tools, including Pin Anything, Bulk Editing (Move, Copy, Delete, and Rearrange), and now the new Pin Ratings tool.

At Pin4Ever, we’re always trying to improve the pinning experience. Please let us know if you have any feedback about which of our tools you like best, or suggestions for new tools you’d like to see.

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Pinterest Down? Pin4Ever Backups to the Rescue!

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Is Pinterest down? Pin4Ever can help! Yesterday, thousands – perhaps millions – of people around the globe experienced problems with Pinterest. Today, many people are still reporting that Pinterest is down for them on Twitter.  When the Pinterest website has its glitches, it’s nice to know that a Pin4Ever backup saved on your own computer has a copy of all the information you need.

Among the numerous complaints about losing Pinterest access yesterday, one pinner said she needed a recipe for her child’s birthday party, and couldn’t make it because she couldn’t get to her pin.  If she had had a Pin4Ever backup, she could have easily searched for the recipe, and then clicked the link in it to go to the original website that was the source of the pin.

Many other pinners are reporting that their Pinterest Followers and Following are disappearing. With a Pin4Ever backup, in addition to your pins, likes and boards, you also have a complete record of your Followers and Following on the date you run the backup, in case you ever need it.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Pinterest has had down time.  Even The Huffington Post has covered similar Pinterest website glitches in the past.  Why take the risk that you may lose access to your pins and other information, either temporarily or permanently? Protect your account with a Pin4Ever backup today!

How to Find and Fix Broken Links on Pinterest Pins

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The fast and easy way to find and fix broken links on your Pinterest pins! Pinterest pins with broken or dead links are incredibly annoying. When you are browsing all of the beautiful, helpful pins on Pinterest, there is nothing worse than clicking to go to the website for more information — and it just isn’t there. Perhaps the blog has moved to a new website, or the post has been renamed, but the content has certainly gone missing for some reason.

Expert Pinterest marketers tell us that having pins with broken links will make a pinner look sloppy and unprofessional. For your own personal use, if you someday decide to do that craft, or make that recipe, or buy that product that you pinned, you’ll be disappointed to click through and see nothing but an error message. Causing our followers this kind of frustration is not what any blogger, business owner or individual wants to do! And if it’s your own website’s pins that have broken links, you could be missing out on a lot of traffic!

Though Pinterest may occasionally correct your link if it’s an image and website they are familiar with, there are still a lot of broken links out there on millions of boards. And in trying to help, Pinterest may guess wrong and add another incorrect link, as they acknowledge on their Help page.

I’m actually quite careful about what I pin, and almost always click through the link to verify it before pinning. But when I used Pin4Ever to check for broken links on my personal boards, I found several dozen! It shows that even careful pinners are sure to have some bad links on their pins.

In order to clear your account of those annoying pins with broken links, your first step should be to identify them with Pin4Ever’s new Find Broken Links tool. When you run a backup, after selecting your boards, simply check the box at the very bottom of the pop-up which says, “Check for Broken Links.” After running the backup, click the Broken Links icon on the Pin4Ever toolbar. A page will come up, displaying the pins our program has located which have bad links.

While Pin4Ever can’t find every inaccurate link, it can help you find many of them. For example, if someone pinned the main page of a blog instead of the exact article, this won’t show up as a broken link, since there is actually content there. Many times, though, the link problem will be caused by a 404 “Page not found” error, or because the content has been transferred to a different website, and Pin4Ever will show you these pins. If you want to verify that the link is no good, and see the type of error, you can click “View Original Source” under the pin image on your Broken Links page.

Once you have identified a broken link through Pin4Ever, you will want to correct the broken link by finding the true source. First, click the link under the image which says “View on Pinterest.” The pin on the Pinterest website will open in a new tab. At this point, I like to resize my window to about half the width of the screen, so it is on the left side. Then I click the Firefox icon to open a new window, which will also be half-size, and then drag this new window to sit side-by-side to the right of the original window. In the new window, I go to Google Images. Then, I left click the original pin image and, holding down the left mouse button, I drag the image to the new window, and drop it in Google Image’s search box.

Google Image will then list a bunch of websites which have that image. In looking for the original, the best source will have the largest sized image, will usually be an original website (rather than Pinterest or Facebook), and will have the earliest date. When you see a promising source, click through to the website and see if it seems original, or if it gives a link to the actual source. When you have found the original source, copy the link, and then click Edit on your Pinterest pin, and add that link for the source of the pin.

If you would rather see similar instructions for finding accurate links with some pictures to help, please see Cleaning Up Your Pinterest Boards.

If you haven’t tried Pin4Ever’s backups and other helpful Pinterest tools yet, you can take advantage of our one week free trial by clicking the green Install now button on our website’s main page.  After your free trial, you can buy any plan (Basic plans start at $4.99/month, Premium plan is $49.99/year) to continue running backups, which now includes our helpful “Find Broken Links” feature.

How to Pin a Pinterest Board

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How to Pin a Pinterest board, the Easy Way with This FREE Tool!When I am browsing Pinterest, I sometimes see a fantastic board that I want to come back to later because I don’t have time to get through all of the pins. I also keep a board with links to my favorite websites, and sometimes I want to include a whole Pinterest board as a resource on a certain topic, too.

Of course, the Pin It button does not work on the Pinterest website. And even following a board is not going to ensure that you see all of the pins now, since Pinterest released their new Smart Feed. You’ll see some of the pins with Smart Feed, but pinning a board can remind you to go back to check for new pins that didn’t make it into your feed.

Pin4Ever’s Pin Anything button is a free tool that anyone can use to pin a Pinterest board. In fact, Pin Anything can be used on other websites like Facebook, which are otherwise difficult to pin from. It can even be used to pin articles which have only text and no image at all; just take a screenshot of the headline.

To use Pin Anything, follow these simple instructions:

1. Download the Pin4Ever program by clicking the green “Install Now” button on

2. Click the Power Tools button on the Pin4Ever toolbar, and click the Pin Anything button.  (If you are using the minimized toolbar, you only need to click the camera icon.)

3. Left click with your mouse at one corner of the image you want to create, and then drag away from that point until the rectangle is the size you want.

4. When you release the mouse button, you will see a pop-up box showing the custom screenshot you created, any description the website owner has provided for the page, and the link filled in for the webpage you are on. If you like, you can type in the description box to change it.  (Like on Pinterest, you can highlight any text that you want to include in your description, before clicking the Pin Anything button.)

5. When you’re happy with the image, description, and link, select a board from the drop down box at the top of the pop-up box, and click “Create Pin.”

It’s that simple to pin a Pinterest board, a Facebook post, or an article that lacks images. With this free tool offered by Pin4Ever, you really can “Pin Anything”!

A New Pin4Ever Tool for Managing Group Boards

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A New Pin4Ever Tool for Managing Group Boards

Do you host a group board on your Pinterest account?  If so, you have probably had problems at some point with fake pinners who gain access and then post spam or other unwanted images on your board.  Or perhaps you have a lot of active pinners, and your board has so many pins, you are close to Pinterest’s limit.   For these reasons and more, group board owners can save themselves a lot of time and trouble by deleting multiple pins in a single step.

Pin4Ever’s Bulk Editing tools have been offered free to the pinning public for over a year now, since August 2013.  These tools let you move, copy, delete, and even rearrange multiple pins in one step right on your Pinterest board.  (Which is so much easier than doing them one by one!)  But, up until recently, you could only remove an image that you had pinned yourself.

Now, in August 2014, Pin4Ever has the new ability to delete a batch of pins on a group board which is owned by you —  even if you weren’t the person who pinned them.  This will make it easy for the owners of group boards to quickly eliminate spam, or weed out less popular pins if there are just too many.  (However, only the person who owns the group board will have this ability to delete others’ pins.)

To use Pin4Ever’s free Bulk Delete function, simply install our program from .  Then, open a Firefox window, go to the Pinterest website, and sign in to your Pinterest account.  Go to your boards page, and click the group board that you want to delete pins from.  While viewing the board, click the dark pink Delete button on the Pin4Ever toolbar, and then click each pin you want to remove, scrolling down if you like.  After selecting the pins to delete, click the Execute button on the Pin4Ever toolbar, and wait for it to process the pins.

If it is your first time trying Pin4Ever, you will also get a one week free trial of many of our other helpful tools, such as saving a backup of all of your pins, boards, and likes on your computer.  And even after your trial week, you’ll be able to keep enjoying the benefits of the free tools, including Bulk Editing, Pin Anything, and more.  For more details, please see Pin4Ever Plans .

How to Use Pin4Ever’s Power Tools for Pinterest

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How to use pin4ever power tools for pinningThe following instructions will take you through the Pin4Ever toolbar, from left to right, and then from top to bottom in each section, to learn what each button/link and feature does to help you  manage your Pinterest account and optimize your pinning experience.

General Instructions:  

To use any of the Pin4Ever features, the first step is to download our program from by clicking the green “Install Now” button. Pin4Ever is designed as a Firefox Add-on which can be used on Macs and Windows PCs, and also with Linux. If you haven’t installed Firefox yet, you will be given the link to do so when you click “Install Now.”

After installing Pin4Ever, when you open a Firefox browser window, you will see the Pin4Ever toolbar at the top of the screen. Each button is labeled with its function, and hovering over the button with your mouse will show more details. To use most of the features, you will need to be logged in to your Pinterest account; please see the directions in section I.C. below.

I. Backup Your Pins Section

A. Run backup:   Click this button to save a copy of your boards,     pins, and likes on your computer. A pop-up box will appear, and you can check or uncheck boxes to back up different boards, Likes, and even your Followers and Following with paid accounts.
B. Show Backup:   Click this button to best view your backed up boards, pins, and likes. On your backup, you will see some new categories, and choices for displaying your pins.
1.  Top Pins, Followers, Following, Likes
2.  Sort By – top left
3.  Board Display Style – top right
C. Account: [Pinterest Username]:   To use most of the features, you will need to be logged in to your Pinterest account on the Pinterest website. If you are not logged in, you can click the link on the far lower left of your toolbar, labeled “Account,” which shows your Pinterest username. Log in to your Pinterest account, and then you are ready to use Pin4Ever. If you have multiple accounts, Pin4Ever will act on the one that you are logged into on the Pinterest website. You can select the default account to view offline on the Settings page. See section B. below.

II. Settings Section

A. Mini Toolbar:   After you are more familiar with the buttons – or if you aren’t actively using them – you can minimize the toolbar to have more screen space by checking the box next to “Mini Toolbar” in the Settings section.
B. Settings:   Click this button to see a pop-up box with different settings options:
1. Account: View or upgrade my plan.   Click this link to see your current type of plan with Pin4Ever, and the time remaining, or to purchase another plan.
2. General Settings
a. Use small version of Pin4Ever toolbar.   Check this box to set your default preference of either the minimized (small) or maximized (large) version of the toolbar and buttons.
b. Show deleted Pinterest pins along with current Pinterest pins.  Check this box to display deleted pins on their original boards, as well as on the Deleted Pins page.
3. Account to use when offline.   If you have multiple Pinterest accounts, you can choose which one you want to view while offline with this setting.
4. Use default backup folder (Desktop/Pin4Ever-Data) OR Specify Folder.   You can change the location to store your backup with this setting, by clicking the circle next to your choice.
5. Prompt Duration; Page Timeout; Page Retries; Scroll to Bottom Timeout.  These settings are set to levels we believe are most user-friendly. However, depending on your internet connection, you may want to add more or less time for these.
6. Board Settings.   You can choose which boards to display in your Pin4Ever backup by checking or unchecking these boxes.
7. Search pin defaults.   With these default search settings, you can choose to search descriptions, url links, and/or match or words in your search terms. The default, most user-friendly settings is for the first two boxes to be checked (search descriptions and url links).
8. Find Duplicate Pins.  With these settings, you can search for duplicates that have the same descriptions, url links, image urls, and/or pin IDs. The user-friendly default setting is for the first two (descriptions and url links) to be checked.
9. Log Settings.   Here, you can choose how long you want to store your log files which keep a record of your activities using Pin4Ever, including any problems you may experience. If you have an issue, you will usually see a prompt appear that asks if you want to send your log in to Pin4Ever; this helps us identify and solve problems. If you have difficulty with the program, and don’t see a prompt, you can always click the link in this section to “Send current log file to Pin4Ever.” Please also send us an email to say you sent your log file and describe the issue you experienced, so we can solve any problems promptly.
C. Plan/Upgrade: This link shows your current plan with Pin4Ever, and also options and prices if you are interested in buying a plan.

III. Search Your Pins Section Type your word or phrase into the search box, and click Search to find pins or likes in your backup which have those words. (See section B7. for details on your search default settings.)

IV. Organize your Pins Section
A. Move, Copy, Delete, Rearrange:   These Bulk Editing buttons work directly on your Pinterest account to help organize your boards, by acting on multiple pins in a single step. To use them, go to your account by clicking your Pinterest username on the lower left of the Pin4Ever toolbar. Click the board you want to edit, click the function (move, copy, or delete), click the pins you want to edit, choose a board from the drop-down box for move and copy, and click Execute. For Rearrange, click the function, click the pins in the order you want them to appear, and click Execute.
B. Discard and Upload:   These Bulk Editing buttons work on images in your Pin4Ever backup. The process is the same as for section A. above, but you can use Discard and Upload on the deleted or duplicate pins in your backup, to remove them permanently from your backup (Discard), or to restore a deleted image to your Pinterest board (Upload).

V. Power Tools Section
A. Find Duplicates:   Click this button to see where a pin appears two or more times on any of your boards. To permanently delete a duplicate, you must first remove it from Pinterest, then also remove it from your backup. (See section IV.B. Discard.)
B. Find Deleted Pins:   Deleted pins will show up when you run a new backup, if pins are now missing from your Pinterest account but appeared in a previous backup. If you deleted a Pinterest pin on purpose, and also want it removed from your backup, click the orange Discard button, click the pin(s), and click Execute. If you accidentally deleted a pin, click the purple Upload button, click the pin, choose a destination board from the dropdown box, and click Execute to repin it.
C. Pin Anything:   Click this button when you are browsing the web and want to pin something, but the Pin It button won’t work. Pin Anything lets you take a custom-sized screenshot and add a description. Use it to pin text like an article headline, an image of a Pinterest board you want to remember, and more.
D. Scroll to Bottom:   Click this button to automatically go to the bottom of a slow-loading webpage, instead of waiting for each section to load. This is helpful for getting through big Pinterest boards, the Pinterest Home Feed, your Pin4Ever backup, and other websites when you want to see the content at the bottom.
E. Create a Pin:   This button accesses our pin design tools. You can add and resize custom background and foreground images from your computer or the web. Then add colored text, different fonts and sizes, borders, shadows, and more.
F. Bulk Image Upload:   This button lets you pin a batch of multiple images from your computer or from websites such as Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest. First, set the Default Board, Description, and Link at the top of the box — THEN click to add pins. If you add pins first, it will use the previous defaults. You can change the descriptions and links of individual pins in the bottom boxes after you add them, but if you want to change them in bulk you need to use the top box.
G. Power Follow:   This button brings up a pop-up box with options to let you bulk follow or unfollow other pinners. When you view a Pinterest account, or a board, you can follow the account’s or board’s followers. When viewing your own Pinterest account, you can follow all of the pinners following you, or unfollow those who aren’t following you back. You can add a pinner to the Whitelist or Blacklist by clicking on the pinner, and then clicking the button on top right “Whitelist Selected” or “Blacklist Selected.” (You can also use the Ctrl or Shift keys to select multiple pinners before clicking “Blacklist/Whitelist Selected.”) The Whitelist and Backlist only work within the Power Follow Tool; Blacklist means “Do not follow this pinner even if they come up in a list of people to follow,” and Whitelist means “Do not unfollow this pinner even if he/she comes up in a list of people to unfollow.” (But if you use the Follow/Unfollow buttons directly on the Pinterest website, it doesn’t access our lists, so you can still follow and unfollow pinners there regardless of Pin4Ever’s lists.)
H. Clean Home Feed:   Clicking this button while viewing your Pinterest Home Feed will remove any Related pins, and show you just the pins from boards and pinners you follow.
I. Restore from Backup This button brings up the console to allow you to batch repin multiple pins from your backed up boards, if a board or your whole Pinterest account has been deleted. It will automatically recreate your missing boards, and restore the pins to them.


Thanks for your interest in Pin4Ever. Our goal is to provide useful tools to help you enjoy your Pinterest pins and boards even more than before. Please let us know if you have any suggestions, comments, or additional questions.

The Easy, Fast, Free Way to See Your Most Popular Pins!

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What's the easiest, fastest, FREE way to see your most popular pins? Click to read the article!If you have a blog or website, I’m sure you’re aware of how much traffic Pinterest can generate for you.  Even if you have a personal account and no financial incentive, it’s flattering to gain followers and earn lots of repins and likes. But do you know exactly which of your pins are your followers’ favorites?  Though there are other methods, Pin4Ever’s backups have a quick, easy and free way to see at a glance the most repinned and liked content on your boards.

You can get information on your Most Repinned and Most Clicked pins from Pinterest’s own Analytics, if you have a business account.  However, it would take frequent downloads of the data and number crunching to figure out your most popular pins over a span of time.  Also, the Pinterest Analytics tools were added long after many pinners became active, and so they can’t tell you anything about pins made before March 12, 2013.

Another option is to keep track of Google Analytics’ reports of which pins are bringing visitors to your site.  Again, to do this, you will need to collect data over time, and then use a program or manually combine and sort the data.  And this information covers just the clicks, rather than your actual repins and likes on Pinterest.

Finally, you can choose to use a paid Pinterest analytics service to collect the data and analyze it for you.  There are a number of them out there.

But, there’s another alternative!  Instead of investing all that time, effort and/or money into gathering these useful facts about your pins, you can try a free Pin4Ever backup if you haven’t yet.

As soon as you run a Pin4Ever backup for the first time, you will have access to some helpful tools for refining your Pinterest strategy, and evaluating your pinning successes and failures.  When you click “Show Backup” on the Pin4Ever toolbar, the first category board you see will be your Top Pins!  All of the images from your Pinterest boards are here, and the ones that have gotten the most repins and likes will be at the top of the board.  Each pin in your backup will display the number of repins and likes, your description, a link to its location on Pinterest, and a link to the original website source.

From your main backup page, when you click on an individual category board, there is a link on the top left that lets you choose whether to sort by “most recent” or “most popular.”  With this, you can see the most popular pins on just one of your boards, if you like.

In addition to displaying your Top Pins, Pin4Ever has many other helpful tools that make managing a Pinterest account easier and more fun.  Please visit our homepage to read more about Pin4Ever’s features, and get a one week free trial, which includes backups and seeing your Top Pins.

When you view your most popular pins in your backup, you will get valuable information about what types of things you should be pinning more, to keep your followers interested and/or to further increase traffic to your blog or website.  You can even reuse these star pins by creating something like Made from Pinterest’s “Pinned over 1,000 times!” board, or by writing a blog post about your most successful pins!

Will you use Pin4Ever’s Top Pins to hone your pinning strategy for business or personal use?  Are there other tools we offer that help you manage your Pinterest account or market your business?  Please let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Pinterest’s Next New Feature?

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Is Pinterest testing a new feature? Click for details!I was recently contacted by a fellow pinner, via a comment left on one of our Pin4Ever pins.  She said she had just joined Pinterest after Christmas, and had really liked the choice of “bold” background colors for viewing her boards.  After a malware attack and clearing her cache, she was left with only Pinterest’s standard “ugly gray background.”

The pinner asked if I knew of any remedy to restore the bold color option.  Unfortunately, I did not, as Pinterest offering a background color choice is not something I’ve experienced or read anything about.

Apparently, at least some pinners are being offered this option to change the background color.  Perhaps you have it on your own account, but haven’t noticed it yet.  The woman who contacted me said the color choice was located in a pull-down or drop-down box under the Likes section of her account.

The Pinterest Help section says “From time to time, we do test out new ideas and features with select groups of Pinners to make sure they really feel right before we introduce them to the rest of the world.”  After collecting data and feedback, the Pinterest team makes a decision about whether to roll out the new feature for all pinners, or try something else.

Have you seen the color choice option, or any other new feature tests, on your account?  Please let us know in the comments!