Often people compare Pinterest and Evernote when I think they actually answer different needs.
Pinterest is a visual social bookmarking tool. So it’s going to be great to collect visual info from the Internet and share it with other people. When I am on Pinterest it’s like I am browsing a never ending magazine of glossy pictures on theme I am interested in, if I see one which interests me I like and/or repin it. If I am surfing the Internet and I see a cool picture of a guitar I might pin it to one of my board to share have it in this visual bookmarking tool which is Pinterest.
The power of Pinterest is that I get to see what other people put in boards with themes I like.
Evernote is your personal memory in the cloud. All the pieces of information you need in your every day life, personnal or professionnal can be put in Evernote for later reference, processing or modification. You are not going to put pics of your business cards or of all your receipts on Pinterest!
If you only manipulate visual material such as pictures and photos which you share with other then Pinterest is THE tool for you.
If you want to not only manipulate visual material but also text, personnal notes, web clipped articles, sounds, files, then Evernote is THE tool for you.
A good tweet from @mikomercer to summarize: I use #Evernote for projects I want to keep private & #Pinterest as an inspiration board
Until the next time, happy evernoting!