Pinny make lets you pin anything, anywhere. Use it to keep track of restaurants, coffee shops, parks, UFO sightings, ATMs, that great running track - anything. Pinny makes geo-bookmarking easy.
Pinny lets you group pins into maps and categories (for instance a map called "New York Trip 2015" with the categories "Restaurants", "Bars" and "Cinemas"). You can add colors and icons to your categories to make your map even more expressive.
Besides pinning, Pinny offers a bunch of handy features:
· Choose from a huge set of retina icons and colors
· If you want to save map space, you can use colored pins as well
· 3D touch on the app icon for shortcuts to several handy features
· Quickly filter out categories that you do not want to show
· Tilt the map to show details like buildings, using Apple's native map utilities
· Trigger turn-by-turn navigation, using Apple's or Google's native maps apps
· Export all your data to a bunch of places (for instance, a Dropbox file)
· Import data from an email, message, custom url or by scanning a QR code
Pinny is a personal tool. No registration or login is needed. Just download the app and start pinning!
· The double cancel button on iPhone is fixed
· The app no longer freezes when location services are disabled
Ratings and Reviews
Great Little App - Updated
Update: Sure wish I could add photos to a pinned place
Nice clean interface. Great place icons. Love it.
One glitch that gets me every once in awhile - When naming things, have to hit return when done or it returns to “Dropped pin”
On wish list - Lat/Long for pins. A sharing button so you could post a pin to twitter or iMessage with lat/long.
Really not quite there I think
Marked it five stars because anything less is misinterpreted as a failing grade so stars are meaningless. This does what it says. You have a map from a big map app, and you drop pins on it. Then you can add your own metadata to your pin.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I see, you can drop your pin straight onto the address of, say, a restaurant or hotel or whatever, and you will still have to choose and enter all your metadata, like what category is it etc. This is the case even though the map "knows" all that and is displaying it! It seems silly to *have to* populate those fields by hand when the app could prepopulate them for you with data from the map you are already using.
If I drop a pin on a restaurant that is marked on the map as a restaurant, why should I have to open a dialogue where I then mark it as a restaurant? Suppose my finger slips and I mark it as a dry cleaner instead? And so on with every piece of metadata.
And then if it changes from a restaurant to a dry cleaner, my metadata still shows restaurant, right?
Unless I missed something, using this app to its fullest means creating a database that already exists, and in a way that makes it very susceptible to errors and update anomalies. It would seem a waste of work.
And is the .pny export format proprietary? I hope not.
I might be wrong and just didn't see these functions. But if I'm right, and these design decisions were deliberate, I'm forced to uninstall it even if it's free. Because my work that I invest in it isn't free. And I'm against unnecessary entropy, ie, throwing away work/information, which is what happens when software creates islands of redundant or erroneous data, which in addition is (?) in a non portable format and therefore certain to be lost sometime, probably soon.
If these are features you want to develop, and you lack the time or info, I'd help you put the work in. It's a very cool start.
Love this map app
I very much enjoy using this map for tracking. It's the only one that's been working for me, that is until the most recent update. It freezes no matter what. Hopefully that will be fixed soon!
Developer Response ,
Hi! Great that we developers can now finally reply to your reviews! :) I hope that you have tried out the latest version, in which I hope that the freeze bug is fixed. All the best! /Daniel
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.