Nearly two weeks ago, my partner and I moved into our new house. Going from renting a small apartment to buying a house that, by comparison, is gigantic, is a drastic change. I noticed that as we progressed down this path of completely changing (and improving) our living arrangement, I began to develop completely new interests. For one, I became obsessed with design blogs and websites; I still am. Apparently our move triggered my brain to open up its crafty side. Of course, this wasn’t something that I planned on happening and when I first started to come across home decorating and craft ideas that I liked, I thought “Hey, that’s pretty cool,” and then moved right along. I didn’t even think to bookmark these pages and I really wish that I had.
Enter: My need for a handy internet organizational tool that is easy to use, won’t disrupt my workflow, and that I will actually remember exists.
I was recently made aware of clipix, a new, incredibly useful, and easy-to-use tool that can help you organize your entire online life. Never again will you be sitting at your computer trying to remember where you found that awesome blouse that would look perfect on you, that yummy recipe you wanted to try out for dinner, or that how-to on repurposing old wine bottles to make a chandelier for above your dining room table.
I know that there are many different organizational tools out there, both browser-based and desktop programs, but I have been playing around with clipix for a few days now and I really like it.
Life requires all of us to wear many different hats. For me, I run this website, and I am also a freelance writer/professional opinion-haver and a (very) sporadic web designer and developer, but I also have a lot of different things going on in my personal life that is also influenced by fantastic things I find online. All of these ideas and inspiration for different facets of life need their own space and with clipix, they have that with individual boards. Due to the fact that I can sometimes be overly-analytical and maybe a little too organized, if there is such a thing, I was really happy to see that clipix allows the creation of multiple boards for one singular category. This means that if I have a recipe board, I can create individual boards for salads, soups, dinners, desserts, and so on, and then group them all together under that recipe board. If I am working on a project with someone else or I want to show off some ideas I have come up with for something, syncboards allow me to share what I have clipped to a board with another person or group of people, and the people who I allow to see a board will also see any changes I make in real-time.
After signing up for a clipix account (it’s completely free and you can sign up using your Facebook login, Twitter login, or your email), all you have to do is drag the “clip” bookmark to your bookmark toolbar in your browser and then every time you see something you want to save for later, just click that bookmark and a small panel will appear in the top right-hand corner of the page for you to clip that page to your clipix account.
Here is what it looked like when I clipped an image of a really awesome home entrance/mudroom from DecorPad:
Then when that page had been successfully added to a clipboard I made specifically for home inspiration:
And here is a screenshot of my entire home inspiration clipboard:
There are endless possibilities of what you could use clipix for and what it can help you organize, so tell me, what would you use clipix for?