Pins 1.7 revamps the whole collection management process, adds support for using Safari features on iPadOS, and more.
Collection Organization and Design Update
You can now reorder your smart collections and channels the way you want and easily toggle the visibility of default collections.
Here’s how the new sidebar design looks like in Pins 1.7. Easily reorder your smart collections/channels, hide default collections or collapse an entire section that you aren’t interested in. pic.twitter.com/P99rkQSKkX— Pins for Pinboard (@GetPinsApp) July 2, 2021
On iPadOS, this sidebar is also updated to use the new design language in iOS 14+, with bigger section headers and more rounded swipe actions.
If you’re using light mode, you’ll notice the toolbar color for the in-app browser matches system apps and is easier on the eyes as well.
I took some time catching up with WWDC 2020 (!) videos and rewrote the sidebar / Collections screen to be more modern and updated the colors to better match system apps especially in light mode. pic.twitter.com/CqJwf291aH— Pins for Pinboard (@GetPinsApp) June 27, 2021
Safari as In-app Browser
Since Pins 1.0, people have been asking for Safari features like Reader mode and content blocker support in the in-app browser. For iOS, this was added in a previous update. Pins 1.7 finally brings the iPadOS version to feature parity.
Coming soon to Pins 1.7 for macOS: Sidebar customization + Two column mode (w/ Open links in background) pic.twitter.com/wZyPCbi3pz— Pins for Pinboard (@GetPinsApp) July 1, 2021
iOS 15 Feature Preview
If you happen to run the iOS 15 public beta, you’ll instantly gain access to some new capabilities:
URL from Camera Support
Adding bookmark from the real world has never been easier.
Tweaked the Save to Pinboard form and AutoFill Metadata button so that they automatically prepend “http://“ to the URL you entered if the protocol is missing.— Pins for Pinboard (@GetPinsApp) July 6, 2021
This is an excuse so that in iOS 15 I can finally add a URL from camera. pic.twitter.com/mtLKg1je1p
Quick Note Support
Pins 1.7 comes with great Quick Note support so that you can do your research on your iPad and bring your notes elsewhere.
Fresh from the oven: Better “user activity” handling so that Pins will play nice with iPadOS 15’s Quick Note feature.— Pins for Pinboard (@GetPinsApp) July 3, 2021
Not sure how many people will actually take advantage of it but it sure feels good to be a model OS citizen and make use of new system capabilities. pic.twitter.com/pIs1ydXP0H
Few More Things
Last but not least:
- Parameter support to populate the Save to Pinboard screen when invoking the pins:// URL scheme.
- Support for adding links to Pinboard from the YouTube app