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Quick Hack: Pinterest Chrome Extension

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011 in General

Motivation

Between Kellan’s Post and my own exploration in native app sniffing (which I’ll talk more about in an upcoming post), I found myself using Pinterest quite a bit. And as I found stuff I wanted to pin, I kept right-clicking on images and expecting a “Pin it!” button to pop up. Which it never did. So, instead of complaining (or even looking too hard, what’s the fun in that?), I wrote it.

Try it out

Here’s my extension: Pin it!. It’s really really simple. All it does is add an action to the context menu for images you find on the internet. Once you hit it, it pops up Pinterest’s awesome bookmarklet adding screen so you can pick what board to put it on and off you go.

Make your own

I’ve put the code up on github. Please go hack it. Or better yet, make your own Chrome extension that scratches your own itch. The only way we can own the future is to create it ourselves.

(No, seriously, go make your own, the code that isn’t boilerplate in this project is about 10 lines long…. check it out)

Bring on the comments

  1. Hey thanks for this. I use pinterest all the time for client work. This extension will eliminate loads of pointless clicking with their existing extension. All the best – Mark

  2. Angie says:

    I was doing the same thing! Thanks for posting – the “pin it” button has been acting up lately so I’ve been looking for an alternative.

  3. MIke says:

    Just what I needed! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Nadia says:

    IT looks like when I try to install it says that ‘Extensions, apps, and user scripts can only be added from the Chrome Web Store.’ Is there a way around this?

  5. download it, open extensions in your chrome browser, and drag and drop the downloaded file into your extensions list (in the browser). See a more elaborate explanation here: http://userscripts.org/topics/114432

  6. BTW. thanks for the great extension. Just what I needed!

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