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The 10 Best Pinterest Alternatives to Use Instead

Emma Roth Updated 06-04-2020

Pinterest has gained a reputation as a website geared mostly towards females who need ideas for weddings, home decor, and recreation.

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Maybe you like the idea of Pinterest but not its subject matter. Maybe Pinterest just isn’t for you. Don’t worry, as there are plenty of Pinterest alternatives.

There are many sites out there that have taken the core concept of Pinterest and spun it in unique ways. Looking for a Pinterest for men? It’s out there. A Pinterest for food? It exists. A Pinterest for memes? You’re in luck.

For this article, we have compiled a list of the best alternatives to Pinterest.

1. Juxtapost

Juxtapost Sites Like Pinterest

Juxtapost is a Pinterest knockoff, but in a good way. It was originally conceived to be better than Pinterest, filling in many of the holes that existed in Pinterest at the time: invite-only membership, a lack of private boards, exporting content, etc. After Pinterest caught up, Juxtapost lost a lot of its distinguishing features, but its community is still going strong.

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The feature we like best in Juxtapost is the More Like This button. If you’re browsing the front page and see a delicious recipe, you can click on that button to instantly view more delicious recipes. Also, posts can be categorized and tagged in dozens of different ways, making it easy to discover new content that interests you.

Use Juxtapost if you want to use a Pinterest-like site with many of the same features but presented in a different way.

2. We Heart It

We Heart It Sites Like Pinterest

If we had to describe We Heart It in one sentence, we would call it the offspring of Pinterest and Tumblr, and not necessarily in a bad way. We Heart It is a place where users can be themselves and post up pretty much anything they want—cat pictures, melodramatic quotes, cute outfits, landscapes, food, and more.

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There’s an undercurrent beneath all of the We Heart It posts which indicates that this site is mainly used by teens and college girls. There isn’t as much wedding planning, but there’s a bit more teenage angst. If you’re looking for more sites like Pinterest that are geared towards young women, We Heart It is for you.

3. Dribbble

Dribbble Sites Like Pinterest

According to its homepage, Dribbble is the “leading destination to find and showcase creative work.” For all of you creative folks out there, Dribbble is the perfect outlet for you to answer the question, “What are you working on right now?”

Whether you’re designing websites, movie posters, typography, pixel art, company logos, architecture, or whatever else, you can use Dribbble to share your work. It’s a great way to show off things you have created in Canva 10 Things You Can Create With Canva With Zero Effort Canva is so easy to use you don't need any design experience or skills to get started. Read More , Photoshop, and other design tools.

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Not a designer yourself? That’s fine, too. Feel free to explore the posts on Dribbble (called “shots” as opposed to “pins” or “posts”) to get a glimpse into the minds of various creators. If you can appreciate art in all of its forms, there’s a lot of content here that will blow your mind.

4. FoodGawker

FoodGawker Sites Like Pinterest

Are you a foodie? If so, you’ll fall in love with FoodGawker in no time. This Pinterest-inspired website is not only an excellent place to discover new dishes, ingredients, and beautiful photographs of food, it’s also a great site to find plenty of online cooking guides for beginners The 7 Best Online Cooking Guides for the Beginner Cook You can learn how to be a great cook. These cooking guides for the beginner cook are few of the best places to start. Read More or experts.

A word of warning: do not browse this site when you’re hungry or you might find your desk covered in a pool of drool.

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The only downside to FoodGawker is that it’s curated. You can submit your own photographs and links, but the editors review all submissions and have the final say on what gets published. On the one hand, this maintains a high standard of quality, but it does end up losing some of its Pinterest-esque appeal.

5. Gentlemint

Gentlemint Sites Like Pinterest

Gentlemint is a place where users can post and share anything that’s considered “gentlemanly.” Despite the classy intent behind the name, Gentlemint seems to have attracted a crowd focused more on memes and infographics. If that’s what you want out of a man-centered Pinterest alternative, this is the site for you.

There’s the occasional post dedicated to topics like whiskey, survival skills, and DIY projects, but if you’re looking for deep manly insight, you probably won’t find it here. Other downsides include a site design that’s a little too simplistic (though this is a subjective point) and a community that’s smaller than ideal.

6. Dudepins

Dudepins Sites Like Pinterest

Dudepins is another Pinterest-inspired site aimed at men. What sets Dudepins apart is its tendency to be a bit classier than the alternatives. In addition to featuring men’s fashion, style, and man caves, it also has some memes, fitness inspiration, and sports posts.

While Dudepins isn’t a barren wasteland, it hasn’t yet reached critical mass in terms of community size, which is a shame because we think it has the best potential for being the truest “Pinterest for men” site on the web.

7. Pearltrees

Pearltrees Sites Like Pinterest

Pearltrees is a hub for all of your interests. Not only can you add photos, URLs, and documents, but you can also take snippets of web pages and add them to your collection using Pearltrees’ browser extension.

With Pearltrees, you can create a variety of collections that you can organize with as many subcollections as you need. As soon as you add an item, Pearltrees will provide you with similar collections made by other users. Pearltrees gives you 1GB of storage for free, but you’ll have to pay a subscription fee to get additional storage and more features.

8. Fancy

Fancy Sites Like Pinterest

If you’re always looking for new clothes, shoes, art, or home decor, check out Fancy. This Pinterest alternative gives you the chance to browse through a ton of unique products that you can purchase directly through the site.

In case you’re not ready to buy the items you see, you can click the popsicle icon to “Fancy” or save the item to your profile. Similarly, you can also create your own lists, as well as share products with friends.

9. Mix

Mix Sites Like Pinterest

Mix is a great alternative to Pinterest. When you sign up to the site, you’ll choose from several topics you’d like to see in your feed, including fashion, architecture, music, funny posts, nature, and more.

When you see a post you like, you can hit the Mix button, which adds it to a collection on your profile. Mix uses these posts to curate a personalized feed of content. You can also head to the Popular tab to see what other users are mixing.

10. DwellingGawker

DwellingGawker Sites Like Pinterest

DwellingGawker is from the same creators of FoodGawker, but it focuses on interior design and architecture, rather than food. Like FoodGawker, each photo is curated by the site’s editors. You can also save and share the beautiful photos you come across, as well as submit your own. This site will definitely inspire you to spruce up your home.

What Are Your Favorite Pinterest Alternatives?

These Pinterest alternatives are perfect if you’re looking for some much-needed time away from Pinterest. They have plenty of new content that you can explore, collect, and share.

Are you looking for even more photo-sharing sites? Then take a look at these Imgur alternatives for uploading and sharing images The 7 Best Imgur Alternatives for Uploading and Sharing Images Fed up with Imgur and its restrictions? Here are the best Imgur alternatives for uploading and sharing images. Read More .

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  1. Shira
    November 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Thank you for this list! I am leaving Pinterest because their nazi censorship is out of control. They even bullied me asking if I needed help for "self-harm" because I had nutrition and alternative health posts. The pharmaceutical industry knows if people have the right information to stay healthy they will lose their customers, looks like Pinterest has joined the rest of the big tech companies to help them by censoring and erasing all the competition. It's evil.

    • Miles Heights Diva
      February 1, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      I was suspended recently. Wow. Have a great work record, never suspended from school or college but Pinterest got me! I'm crushed! Lol.

    • Daisy
      April 19, 2019 at 7:17 am

      I agree, censorship is high on Pinterest, especially where it concerns natural health and proper nutrition. They're very obviously in cahoots with the big pharmaceutical companies.

      And now that they started trading on the stock market as per April 18, 2019 you can expect user experience to go down even more. It's even more about the money now.

      Time to move on!

  2. Notcy_Com
    February 4, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Very comprehensive and useful list .Thank you very much for sharing it!

  3. PISSED OFF
    January 13, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    since yesterday, 1/12/2018, for each board and pin of mine, the description and comments sections have disappeared. I put a lot of time in researching the important info. WHAT THE HECK PINT!

  4. Emma
    November 21, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Pinterest deletes whole boards without any warning if the content is just slightly out of their vision of a safe space, even if a board contains just a few pins that they dislike, they will delete the whole board and threaten with account suspension.
    Hours, days, weeks, months of pinning and collecting useful information are gone in one click without any explanation from their side.
    Pinterest is even more fishy than Facebook.

    • Mr.Wolf
      September 28, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      You hit the nail right on the head. I think it's to protect the snowflakes.

    • Hayden
      October 9, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      Yes they are assholes! Did that to one of my boards today. I’m over them.

  5. Hoang Do
    September 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Pinterest gives me the impression that they are religious fanatics like the ones they protect on their site. Constantly threatening and suspending accounts they deemed "inappropriate". They seem to have an agenda geared mainly for religious nut jobs. While in fact they try to find any reason to suspend accounts that are anti-religious.

  6. Hoang
    September 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I did like Pinterest but encountered too many religious fanatics that reported anything they didn't like to Pinterest to get you suspended. Pinterest itself is quite biased, they love to censor everything they don't like which gives me the impression they themselves are religious fanatics.

  7. Ken Bachtold
    July 8, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Pinterest = hypocrites!!!!! They are positively Victorian in their smug primness. They kept threatening me with suspension if any of my boards (i.e. Nude Art (no frontals),. etc.) . . . but their own pins (pinterest.com) came up with actual porn (full frontal!) I mistakenly challenged them by started a collection of THEIR OWN POSTS on a secret board title Pinterest.com - HYPOCRITES. Without even noticing, they suspended me! I did a lot of sincere mea culpa, and after many, many emails. they finally restored my site - BUT its was all messed up and signing on didn't bring up the field of pins like it used to. Many more emails later, and, on their advice after setting up a new account under a second email account. My site is still gone! And, I'd spent countless hours on it and had gained 3,100 followers! Pinterest became my great interest after I was "outsourced" from my job of 25 years, so their abject silence has cause a lot of depression! If only you could reach them by phone and settle things quickly, but they've arranged to have their box "full - try again later" which never changes. I think the old saying is true: "The other side of the love coin is hate!"

  8. Me
    June 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    "Pinterest is for girls" .... checks Manteresting which has 60% girls with big boobs, yeh ok, another playboy website

  9. Zig
    December 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

    My account just got suspended, but there was no explanation as to why it was suspended. They seem pretty good at that, from the comments I've read. And when I think about, it is pretty much a girly place with a bit of blokey stuff that keeps popping up over and over. So really, it's no great loss. I can find most of my stuff on Google images anyway. No big deal.
    I might try some of the blokey suggestions out of interest's sake.

    • Efello
      February 16, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      You may use alternate of pinterest like efello.ca, imgur, zikko, pinned.com and other 1000's of websites are available here

  10. André
    September 6, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Most if them are fashion and style reladed...
    Look ing for one for high-tech technology lile mobiles, computers etc.

    • Vivek Pal
      February 16, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      You may try efello.ca.Its used for all

  11. André
    August 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    all a bit general... looking for something to share personal photo's

  12. beth
    April 2, 2016 at 10:36 am

    you can use the pinback it bookmarklet instead of pin4ever to back up your boards

  13. Kris Andy
    March 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I love pinterest I hate I MUST log in every time. I will never use it. Not a big computer user just like to get ideas when I start a new project so who remembers a password?? Thanks for these alternatives!

    • beth
      April 2, 2016 at 10:26 am

      firefox has a addon pinterest-guest, so you do not have to log in to search pinterest. You can also get rid of the home feed by using addon called pinblock.

  14. Doug
    February 17, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    The problem I have with Pintrest is that I spent some time looking at a particular subject one day and the next time I logged on that topic was the only one that I could see on my screen. Pintrest takes trying to guess what you like toooooooo far. I have many interest and they change over time. It is very difficult to now find topics that are not on my list or that I have not visited before.

    • D.
      March 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      I couldn't concur more, Doug! I realize all sites using these tracking metrics, but I've been using Pinterest long enough to remember the good ol' days when you'd actually get "Everything" when you pulled up their Everything board & your home screen showed only the recent activity of those you were Following. I positively LOATHE the sponsored ads and the 'based on my previous activities' Pins that clog up my home screen now. If I wanted to see those Pins, I'd Follow those Pinners/Boards/Topics. For me it's getting bad enough that I'm considering abandoning the site all together...not an easy decision for me since I've got nearly 10,000 Pins!!

  15. Dana
    January 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    What I don't like (even HATE) about Pinterest is there are lots of things popping up irrelevant to my choices, images I do not want in my mind for whatever reason (dead woman in a bloody tub, demonic faces, soft and even occasional hard porn etc.) In order to block these types of images you are required to click on the image first which enlarges it on your screen and THEN you can block, not the image, but just the pinner. Then the f'in image reappears from another pinner. It is not truly blocked.

    Some of the images send you stright to the offending website. Great, just what I needed, which triggers every damn tracker to send me more of the same. So I try to use privacy settings, erase history, cookies etc. But the marketing world of bots is getting tougher and f'in Pinterest is NOT HELPING!!!!

    • Sam
      April 10, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you truly for this statement. My girlfriend was using pinterest and liked it alot, but she has the same problem you describe, she wants creative stuff, not gore, not porn, not couple hanging themselfs, pinterest is just not the place for this bullshit. They had the same discussion back in 2013, where pinterest was overrun with porn, but they just don't want to change.

  16. Worzel
    December 2, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I came here looking for an alternative to Pinterest for visual collections, especially for fine art based images (that are not mine).

    Had been using Pinterest for a couple of years, but am getting fed up with them spamming my homefeed with "Picked for you" and "Promoted" pins. Their suggestions are terrible and X-ing them does nothing to improved the content. Plus, it detracts from my ability to view the pins of other users whom I actually subscribe to. Good bye, Pinterest.

    In another comment, someone mentioned Dragdis. I'm going to try it out and hopefully they won't try to decide for me what I want to look at.

  17. Anonymous
    September 15, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I've been really frustrated with pinterest, because I'll have difficulty pinning a super technical web development article that may not contain any images at all. I know Pinterest to be far more effective for me to actually refer back to than my browser bookmarks, but it's options for easily a pinning a site I'm on are less convenient than intended. Does anyone know of a bookmarking site that might use a screen cap of the site rather than images displayed on the page? Kind of like what many browsers are using for their start pages?

  18. Anonymous
    July 24, 2015 at 6:33 am

    How about snaponme.com? A community photo blogging site where bloggers can share pictures about anything and earn revenue on google adsense as well.

  19. Anonymous
    June 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    You should check out Keeeb and Dragdis. Very good curation content tools.

  20. David Kinlay
    March 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I like Pinterest but lament the ability to have public boards made private and vice versa

  21. G2U
    March 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I used to love Pinterest -- had 11,000+ pins. While I realize "my" newsfeed wasn't really mine, I liked following boards of interest to me. However, Pinterest spammed "my" newsfeed with suggested boards and promoted pins, with no way to opt out. They explained that their spamming me was acceptable because they had received money to do so. And forget about easily entering search terms -- their autocomplete feature also cannot be disabled, and I got tired of clearing my history after every search in order to give autocomplete nothing to work from. And their scripts would hang, leaving me hanging. Pinterest just became exasperating rather than enjoyable. Now if I'm searching for anything, I just use a general search engine. Heck, I might start bookmarking sites again. To me, Pinterest was just bookmarking with a photo. If I learn of a site that is what Pinterest was before it was "improved," I'll be all in. Yes, I'm a woman. I had a lot of male followers though, on specific boards.

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      You should try Dragdis (www.dragdis.com).

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      I'm in the same boat. Used to love Pinterest, now hate it. Trying to figure out a way to export my content into something else that is not (and will not become) a spammy ad zone.

  22. Zippy Tu Yu
    March 5, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I am a conservative on Pinterest, and they are removing Conservative's boards in a big purge right now. I have over 11,000 followers, with 280+ boards and 136K+ pins, were are looking for another format similar to Pinterest that we can pin freely our thoughts and ideas, crafts and other interests and it is not all women either. I have boards on weapons and How To Tuts with a lot of men following me. Do you have a suggestion of where we can go ? We are ready to jump ship.

  23. Michele
    February 25, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I am 'this close' to leaving Pinterest because I can't stand them shoving pins down my throat with "Picked For You" boards that you cannot un-follow and now (horror of horrors) they are placing big corporate advertising pins from the likes of IKEA and Target on my board!!!! My boards are very personal and they are MINE. If someone wants to follow them, great, but I only follow very specific things and having someone manipulate what I see really, really gets me going. If they must make suggestions or advertise, I wish they would create a separate area where if you want to look at it you can, but you are not forced to. And the way they go about it by assuming it's something you want to see ---- I think that pisses me off the most. That and the fact that there are more of these 'pins' on my board than my own pins or the boards I CHOOSE to follow. It kind of feels like having a stranger just waltz right into my home without asking. I am hoping some of these other sites are respectful of the prinicple behind the idea and the early days of Pinterest. Back when it was cool. Thanks for posting. I'll certainly check them out!

  24. Danny Ellsburg
    May 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Great Article. I was researching Pinterest alternatives for men and your article came up in Google. I have joined a few of these sites and they are helping me get some traffic and interest in my products. I have noticed that most of the Pinterest for Men sites are small, nothing like Pinterest. Too bad, they are pretty decent sites. Maybe Manteresting will start getting big since they were purchased by Ashton Kutcher (sp?) and A Grade Investments.

  25. Nahla D
    March 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I use Pinterest, Tumblr, and We Heart It. Gotta check FoodGawker and Liqurious. Mmm.. I think I'll be hungry! Thanks for the rec!

    • Joel L
      March 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Don't browse FoodGawker on an empty stomach. That's just torture. :)

  26. Andrew polkinghorne
    March 19, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Thanks for this article.
    I am male, and a member of Pinterest [O.K. I don't mind admitting it!!], but never found much to interest me.
    The fact that there are men's sites is great!
    Thanks again for finding them for me.

    • Joel L
      March 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      You're welcome! Hope you find a site that you like. :)

  27. thedude
    March 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks for including us in your list - Dudepins