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Pearltrees 2.0 Launches with a Brand New User Interface

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 Now the Pearltree has been replaced by the “Collection” which is basically a “folder” (or a board) containing various types of content of a topic, for instance, you can collect web pages, images,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. Unlike Evernote, you are able to browse the public content collected by other users, and if you feel the need to make your content private, the premium version offers the feature.

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”. The other main improvement lies in the shift from Flash to HTML5 technology, which will make a huge difference for all those who never update their Flash player – and those who think Flash is “so 2011”. Why giving up the core of the product, after 4,5 years of existence and 1,7 million users? The only drawback is that the design of the app has not changed much and looks a little old to create a real agreeable experience.

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.

Pearltrees Pearltrees refers to itself as "a place for your interests".[8] Functionally the product is a visual and collaborative curation tool[9][10][11][12] that allows users to organize, explore and share any URL they find online as well as to upload personal photos, files and notes.[13] The product features a unique visual interface[14][15] that allows users to drag and organize collected URLs, and other digital objects.[16] that themselves can be further organized into collections and sub-collections,[17] (URLs). Users of the product can also engage in social/collaborative curation using a feature called Pearltrees Teams.[18] Pearltrees was founded by Patrice Lamothe, CEO,[22] Alain Cohen, CTO,[23] Nicolas Cynober, Technical Director,[24] Samuel Tissier, Ergonomy/UI[25] and Francois Rocaboy, CMO.[26] History[edit] Development of Pearltrees began in 2007. In July 2012 Pearltrees launched their iPhone app. Pearltrees introduced Pearltrees 2.0 on May 22nd, 2014. Usage[edit] Privacy[edit]

Pearltrees : nouveau design et passage au HTML5 Utilisateur de Pearltrees ? Lancez votre application et connectez-vous. Vous devriez remarquer quelque-chose de nouveau. Mais outre cela, le Pearltrees est passé au HTML5, le nouveau standard pour les applications web. Dorénavant, il est également possible de faire des glisser/déposer depuis son PC pour copier du contenu sur Pearltrees. Pearltrees : ça sert à quoi au fait ? Vous faites peut-être partie de ces internautes qui ont déjà vu des « Pearltrees » mais qui n’ont pas vraiment compris l’utilité de l’application. Pour les étudiants, il s’agit d’un outil pertinent pour organiser et partager sa veille en toute facilité. Actuellement, Pealtrees compte 2 millions de contributeurs et 3 millions d’utilisateurs actifs mensuels.

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.

Pearltrees Asimov goes live Pearltrees can best be described as a visual and collaborative library that allows users to easily curate and keep track of their favorite subjects. Today, the PearlTrees introduced a major upgrade to the platform dubbed Asimov. "Essentially, Asimov is the foundation for Pearltrees’ transformation into a universal file manager for our post PC world," PearlTrees rep Oliver Starr told TG Daily. "This major redesign creates a universal experience across every platform - today on the Web, iPhone and iPad - very soon on Android and ultimately glasses, watches, tabletops, really anything you can imagine." According to Starr, the Asimov release is highlighted by a number of new features including: Pearltrees first launched as a Beta platform in December 2009 achieving a 1.0 release in November 2012.

Pearltrees Radically Redesigns Its Online Curation Service To Reach A Wider Audience Pearltrees, the Paris-based online curation service that launched in late 2009, was always known for its rather quirky Flash-based interface that allowed you to organize web bookmarks, photos, text snippets and documents into a mindmap-like structure. For users who got that metaphor, it was a very powerful service, but its interface also presented a barrier to entry for new users. Today, the company is launching a radical redesign that does away with most of the old baggage of Pearltrees 1.0. Here is what Pearltrees 1.0 looked like: And here is the new version: Pearltrees’ mission is still to allow you to organize everything you want on the service (in that respect, it almost competes with Evernote). As Pearltrees CEO Patrice Lamothe stressed when I talked to him last week, all of the existing content the company’s over 2 million contributors have added in the past simply transfer over to the new site. 3. The new grid definitely does away with many of the problems of the early version.

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. 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 development of the web thus does not arise from technologies, products or usage patterns alone. In fact, it is the decentralized nature of the web and the infinite diversity of the projects developing on it that allow us to answer this question. The founding principles

The Internet’s Social Libraries: Pinterest and Pearltrees - Nvate Miranda Moore Social media is something that most people use every day. Whether we’re updating our statuses on Facebook or taking pictures of our food on Instagram, social media is used to keep up with those near and far from us. A popular trend in social media is a sort of webpage described as a “social library.” What are these social libraries and how do they stack up against each other? What is Pinterest? Pinterest is basically an online pin board that relies more heavily on pictures than text, though text can also be used. Pinterest was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp. Much like that of other social networking sites, Pinterest has its own terms for how to work the site. In addition to the website, Pinterest also has a mobile app that is available for Apple and Android devices. What is Pearltrees? Pearltrees was founded by Patrice Lamothe, Alain Cohen, Nicolas Cynober, Samuel Tissier, and Francis Rocaboy. Credit: Pearltrees Pearltrees versus Pinterest More To Read:

not only were you among the first, but it was the best curativng concept currently available to everyone yet you chose to shatter this all with this Pinterest like user experience...their is already a Pinterest, their wasnt anything like pearltrees. we shouldn't succumb to certain trends yet pearltrees surrendered to PInterest resemblance but with much more censorship ofcourse. by aroman May 28

just pointing who said what...;-) by noosquest May 28

Don't succumb to journalist trend yourself :-) This interface has nothing to do with a trend, and if really checked, very different from Pinterest's. We were among the first (probably the first) to define the curation concept and do not intend to stop innovating and start following. by Patrice May 28

from the article : "...finally succumbing to the trend of Pinterest-like user experience...." by noosquest May 28