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Pearltrees: Visual Collaborative Content Curation for Android

Pearltrees: Visual Collaborative Content Curation for Android
Pearltrees is a powerful application that allows people to browse and organize web content visually. This “crowed sourced library”, started on the desktop web in 2009, became mobile in 2011 with the launch of the iPad application soon followed by the iPhone version in 2012. Pearltrees counts now over 2 million monthly active users who have collected 50 million pearls, the iPad and iPhone apps are consistently rated 5 stars and have been downloaded more than a million times. Today, Android users will be able to access Pearltrees from the Google Play store, the application is free and there are currently three discounted Premium versions that offer privacy settings with 1 GB storage for $1.99 per month, with high priority support and 3 GB storage for $3.99 per month.The high-end version, currently priced at $9.99, in addition to the privacy control and high priority support, offers 10 GB storage, customization features, backup and encryption. Related:  Pearltrees-growing: Long Life To Pearltrees6. Sort (grid-view)

Pearltrees arrive sur Android Pearltrees arrive enfin sur Android, l’occasion pour les utilisateurs d’accéder à leur site préféré depuis n’importe où. L’occasion pour les autres de (re)découvrir le service de ‘social curation’. Je sais qu’un certain nombre de personnes l’attendait, bonne nouvelle pour les fans : Peartrees est enfin disponible sur Android ! Depuis 16h vous pouvez télécharger l’application dédiée au système d’exploitation de Google. Un an après la version iOS, c’est désormais sur vos mobiles Android que vous allez pouvoir partager vos goûts et vos coups de cœur avec les nombreux autres membres de Pearltrees. Petit rappel pour ceux qui ne connaitraient pas encore Pearltrees. L’application, pensée pour les mobiles, devrait fournir à ses utilisateurs une expérience agréable qui présente une ergonomie pensée pour être simple d’utilisation. « Cette appli Android est remarquable parce qu’il s’agit d’un véritable gestionnaire de fichiers développé pour le monde post-PC.

Pearltrees 2.0 Launches with a Brand New User Interface Today Pearltrees officially separated itself from its unique visual interface made of pearls and pearltrees, finally succumbing to the trend of Pinterest-like user experience. It might be more practical for the majority of users to sort and collect content with the new Pearltrees 2.0, however, some people might regret the innovative former interface that allowed to discover related content rapidly by browsing an “ocean” of Pearls. Users still have the possibility to go back to the “pearly” version accessible from the menu in the settings section. Now the Pearltree has been replaced by the “Collection” which is basically a “folder” (or a board) containing various types of content of a topic, for instance, you can collect web pages, images, and notes, just like you can do with Evernote and Pinterest. Pearltrees kept the ability to discover related content with the “My Interests” button that allows to see the closest collections related to the type of content you like.

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International launch Pearltrees releases a new version, without any pearls nor trees The Paris-based startup founded in 2009 once declared: “We focus on the visual potential of Pearltrees to let people dive deeply into their interests and nearly feel them”. Their product, offering a digital curation tool, was unique because of the visual interface voluntareely original: links and folders symbolized by rounded pearls attached together like the branches of a tree. Today, pearls and trees have disappeared to make room for a brand new and larger organisation tool. Two years ago, everyone wanted to build products around “curation” and “interest graph”. Today the keywords have shifted to “collaborative SaaS tool” and “organizing data”. Pearltrees, who has raised €8,5 million in two rounds, is renewing itself to match the new trends by releasing a new version focused on organization of collections in a more “obvious” way. Why giving up the core of the product, after 4,5 years of existence and 1,7 million users?

SocNetV - Social Networks Visualization and Analysis Software French Launch Pearltrees passe en version 2.0 et change radicalement d'interface L’outil de curation web basé à Paris Pearltrees vient de passer en version 2.0. Les changements sont assez radicaux pour ce service qui permet à un ou plusieurs utilisateurs en collaboration d’organiser et de partager des collections composées de pages web, d’images, de notes ou encore de fichiers. Jusqu’à présent, l’interface en Flash se présentait sous la forme d’arbres composés de perles. Pour se plier aux standards actuels et probablement pour rendre le fonctionnement du service plus intuitif, Pearltrees 2.0 passe au HTML5 et abandonne les perles qui ont fait son nom au profit de grilles dynamiques. La possibilité de glisser-déposer un élément (document, page web…etc.) dans sa collection depuis son navigateur ou même le Bureau a été ajoutée. Si le passage au HTML5 concerne la version web du service, les applications Android et iOS sont aussi revues.

When is the social curation bubble going to burst? You just can’t move for social curation services right now. The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody seems to want to help you save and sort and share the things you find on the web right now. With this swirl of activity, then, it’s no surprise to hear that Parisian service Pearltrees — slogan “collect, organize, discover” — has just raised another $6 million of funding, led by local conglomerate Groupe Accueil. The company, which has been running in public since 2009, welcomed the injection of funds as a way to help expand and scale up its system for bookmarking and organizing, which is based around a clustered visual interface. And it needs that scale. When I made the comparison between the two services, however, Pearltrees’ marketing chief François Rocaboy objected.

US launch The Web’s third frontier Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development. One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Functional explanations emphasize the real time web, collaborative systems and location-based services. Technical explanations argue that the interconnectivity of data is the most significant current development. They consider the web’s new frontiers to be closely related to the semantic web or the “web of things”. Although these explanations are both pertinent and intriguing, none of them offers an analytical matrix for assessing the developments that are now underway. In contrast, other explanations are far too broad to serve any useful purpose. How can the web’s development be understood? The web represents a compendium of technical resources, functionalities and usage practices, and it cannot be reduced to just one of these dimensions. The founding principles The two initial phases of growth