by Lory Gil
February 29, 2012
Good Pinterest apps are hard to come by, and even harder for iPad users. The social networking site doesn’t even have an official iPad app. Accessing the Pinterest website from Safari works fine, but it would be nice to see a good quality app that lets users view and manage their accounts. That’s why, when Above for Pinterest by xhumans ($0.99) came out yesterday, I jumped at the chance to write a review of it. Unfortunately, I jumped too soon. The app is not worth the $0.99 price tag. It isn’t even worth a free download. Basically, the app is just a port of the website. To make matters worse, it runs excruciatingly slow, and half the time it doesn’t work at all. Visiting Pinterest’s website in Safari on the iPad looks exactly the same and has the same features, but actually works (and is free). The “selling point” from the developer of Above for Pinterest is that you can pin from Safari directly into the app, but really, it is no different that adding a pin directly from Safari except that you have to go to the Web browser first, then back to the app, and it doesn’t even work most of the time. Because this is a paid app, we wanted our readers to be aware of how bad it is. Don’t buy Above for Pinterest. You have been warned. Looks like we have to keep waiting for a legitimately good iPad app for Pinterest.