Corkboard.it is an application that lets users build a collection of ideas and items. The user can create a corkboard or almost anything, from home renovation ideas to trip or classroom planning. Each corkboard can house a number of items, including photographs, locations, websites, products, notes and QR codes. The user can easily add new items to a corkboard using a computer, mobile device, email, texting or voice. The web-based design lets the user access their corkboard anywhere, even while out shopping or away from the computer. Users can also collaborate with others so multiple people can add and view items on a corkboard. Comments can be posted and users can subscribe to corkboards to stay updated when new items are added.
Corkboard.it was introduced in 2011. The concept wasn’t a new one, but corkboard still makes its service appealing with a number of user friendly features. The application has received attention from sites like Killer Startups, with primarily positive reviews overall. Many users really love the interface and convenient design that allows them to easily create, follow or post on corkboards. The application also nurtures user interaction by making corkboards a place to find common interests.
At a basic level, Corkboard.it is simply a bookmarking tool. This is not a remarkable concept however the application makes itself appealing in the way it delivers the service. Users can save items to a corkboard a number of ways, even when they are not by a computer. The stylish interface makes it easy for a new user to find corkboards that interest them, which encourages interactions with others. Corkboard.it has added an appealing twist to an otherwise common service.
Corkboard.it features a soft grey color scheme with hints of gentle blue. A fabric-like texture gives the background more life than solid grey could provide. The corkboards are very well organized, with rows of boxes containing each item set against a similarly textured grey background. This gives the site visual appeal without distracting the user from the contents of each corkboard. There is no clutter so the user can move freely without feeling overwhelmed.
Three buttons found along the upper, left hand side of the homepage offer the user a few access options. The blue button at the center invites users to sign in with a Facebook account. The grey button to the right is for iPhone users while the green button to the left is for new users who do not wish to login with Facebook. Clicking the green button takes the user to the registration form which asks for a first and last name and email address. After completing the form and verification code, the user is advised that they must check their inbox for an activation email. This must be accessed before the user can login.
Corkboard.it is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to buy anything to keep an account. Users are given access to all current features and can explore or create corkboards as much as they like. The iPhone version is also available as a free download. This is an excellent way to keep users interested in creating and exploring corkboards.
Corkboard.it is a fun, useful application for just about anyone. Users can explore corkboards to find interesting items or create their own to put together a list that they like. Users can also organize events, outings or classroom material and share it with others. The application includes a handful of social features that allow users to collaborate on corkboards. The free price is also attractive and makes the service accessible to anyone.