How can I use the free edition of Clipsi?
We’re currently in a limited beta of Clipsi. You can see boards that others have shared and you can register to comment on boards. Over time, we’ll be allowing more users into the beta. You can sign up for an invitation here
What will I need in order to register?
You can register with your Twitter or Facebook account. You will also need a Dropbox account in order to clip from documents. Currently, we only clip from documents stored in Dropbox–though we’ll be supporting other cloud storage services soon!
Are boards public or private?
In the Personal edition of Clipsi, you get four free public boards and one free private board (indicated by a lock icon). Public boards can appear on our Top Boards page and may be promoted in other ways. Public boards can be seen by anyone who has the URL for the board. Your free private board can only be seen by you. Use your private board to do research and gather information for your own personal use.
In future versions, we will provide Private boards for teams. These boards will be restricted to only invited users, making them a perfect medium for private team collaboration.
How is Clipsi different than Pinterest or Keeeb?
Clipsi is focused on business users. We’ve designed Clipsi from the ground up for business users, unlike Pinterest and Keeeb which are focused on consumers.
Unlike other “pinning” sites, Clipsi lets you clip text and images from websites, and Clipsi lets you clip from documents. Moreover, Clipsi displays the document you’ve clipped from right on the board, making it faster and easier to drill down from a clip into the original source. Those are just some of the ways that Clipsi is different from other clipping systems.
What storage systems do you support?
Right now, we support Dropbox, only. We expect to add support for other enterprise and cloud storage systems in the future.
Can other people access my Dropbox documents?
You can use Clipsi to clip from a document in your Dropbox account. This does not make your document accessible to others via Dropbox. It does allow others to view the document from within Clipsi. They cannot edit, change, or access your original document or see any other documents in your Dropbox, except for those you have chosen to clip from. Clipsi fully maintains your Dropbox security. If you don’t want other people to see the contents of a document in Dropbox, you should not clip from it.
You can disconnect your Dropbox account from Clipsi at any time via Dropbox itself. However, be aware that if you have clipped from any documents in Dropbox, your Clipsi boards will be broken and users will not be able to see the clips from those documents in context in the viewer. We recommend that you do not disconnect Dropbox from Clipsi. If you do need to disconnect, log in to Dropbox, go to Settings, and then choose the My Apps tab. Clipsi will appear and you can select to disconnect it.
What makes Clipsi a business solution?
We’ve built Clipsi from the ground up for business use. In the coming weeks and months, as we add features and deliver on our roadmap, you will see the myriad of ways in which Clipsi supports business uses. As a company, we’ve been operating in the enterprise for the last two years, and we understand the challenges associated with enabling viewing, clipping, and sharing internal information.
Who are you?
Clipsi was designed by a group of us from Vizit Corporation
–a company with deep roots in enterprise content and collaboration tools. Vizit has spent the last several years building and selling tools for SharePoint to increase content use and collaboration around content. We took what we learned from our customers who were trying to collaborate with content and came up with the idea for Clipsi–a better way to find, share, and discuss content. The Clipsi team consists of our developers Jake and Dave, our leader-in-chief Paul, and product manager and marketer, Neicole.