Thank you to Clipix for sponsoring today’s post! The content, photos, and opinions expressed are fully my own.
When the leaves turn from green to orange and red, the countdown is on. Thanksgiving is just weeks away, and it’s time to start planning.
In addition to choosing starters and sides, people who host those with varying allergies and preferences are looking at an even more complicated endeavor. Where to store all of those recipes before finalizing the menu for the day?
Back in the “olden” days, I made bookmarks for all of the sites I wanted to save. It wasn’t terribly useful, because I’d forget what was there and would have to do a lot of scrolling and searching to re-find what I needed. Often it was easier to Google search all over again.
Those old school bookmarks have been given a facelift, though, with Clipix.
Clipix is an online organizational tool that’s described as a cross between Pinterest and Evernote. Since many of us are plotting this time of year and racking up recipes, when they approached me about doing a sponsored post, it seemed like a good fit.
I had a chance to give Clipix a test drive this week, and see what it’s all about.
Clipix is not solely a place to clip recipes and articles. You can also save emails, photos, and PDF’s in one easy to access space that’s available anywhere since it’s stored in the cloud. As for appearances, Clipix doesn’t feel as slick or busy as Pinterest. It is more pared down and minimalist with a focus of individual organization instead of sharing.
Not only can you make folders for different types of recipes, you can also organize folders within folders. So for example, I made a Thanksgiving menu folder, and within that I made folders for appetizers, sides, main courses, and desserts. Since each recipe has a small thumbnail, it’s easy to scan visually and find what you need.
Here are some other features:
Privacy levels can be modified for every folder – only viewable by me, friends, acquaintances, or public.
I have lots of friends and family who aren’t on Facebook or other social media and prefer to stay private. However, they are online and use services like email. So this could be a good place to share information in a private forum.
If you’re planning on sharing pictures, though, keep in mind they can only be added one at a time, not in bulk.
Clipix has a sync feature that allows you to give one or more people access to a folder that they are also able to fill. I could see this being especially handy if coordinating a big potluck, planning a party or trip with friends, sharing pictures from an event, working out gift ideas, or sharing wish lists for Secret Santa. Everyone can add their own links, pictures, and ideas in one shared space.
For a trip, it would be convenient to store all of the travel information about car rental, flights, and hotels right alongside websites with information on restaurants and local sites. Since Clipix also has a mobile app, you could access the information on your phone as well.
On Clipix each photo is watermarked and linked to the original source. It can be frustrating as a blogger to spend a lot of time creating images, only to have those images stolen and used by someone else without permission, often without credit or a link to your blog. Only if you own the rights to the image are you able to post the image without the watermark.
The bottom line:
While I don’t foresee Clipix replacing my other social sharing sites, it’s a good addition to my personal organization tools. I can see myself using it for planning this upcoming holiday season and for future travel.