About Pearltrees

Pearltrees is a free, visual and collaborative library that lets you organize web pages, files, photos and notes to retrieve and share them anywhere easily. Leverage Pearltrees’ community to discover amazing stuff related to your interests and enrich your account. Retrieve anything you keep in Pearltrees from your computer, mobile and tablet.

What makes Pearltrees unique ?

  • Have everything you like at your fingertips all the time
  • Access your pearltrees from anywhere: computers, mobiles and tablets
  • Keep everything you like: web pages, files, photos and notes
  • Browse your favorite things blazingly fast
  • Discover interesting new stuff in your areas of interest
  • Collaborate on your favorite topics
  • Share all of this!

144 Responses to “About Pearltrees”

  1. Oi. Algum dia pearltrees estará disponível também em português? Gostei muito dele, gostaria que disponibilizasse também em meu idioma.

  2. Sim. Vamos traduzir Pearltrees em outros idiomas, em algum momento mais tarde.

  3. how do you delete an account

  4. You can do it from the “Account” menu

  5. Hi All,

    I cannot embed a Pearltrees map inside the Announcements for BlackBoard 9. I’m using their HTML functions but nothing works yet. Do you have different Embed Code for Blackboard, or would you be able to call them and ask why your content does not work with their platform?

    Paul Greenberg

  6. Hi, what do you get when you try to embed your pearltree?
    Some platforms block embeds from other services. It this is the case don’t hesitate to send them a message explaining that you need them to enable Pearltrees embeds for your work.

  7. Dear Pearltrees Team,

    thank You so much for this wonderful application!

    This software is a better alternative to the classic file managers like Windows Explorer because it offers an innovative way of visualisation of files: not a written representation (list) but a graphic one (tree graph).
    This way of visualitation is more intuitive because the human brain works for images.


  8. Thank you for your message!

  9. It would be useful if team-up requests would be sorted to the top of the notifications area so they don’t scroll off the area and get lost/buried. I asked to team up with someone some time ago, and never got any sign if they even saw it. It may have scrolled off their page and gotten lost. I can’t even ask to join againuntil they answer the first request. Maybe a separate icon at the top like “Notifications” and “New” just for team up requests? Also, after a request has been answered, it should be removed from the notifictions area.

  10. Thank you for your suggestion!
    If you didn’t get any answer, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on the pearltree to remind the member that you requested to team up (you can take this opportunity to preent yourself and explain why you want to team up, it may convince them 🙂 )

  11. Guys how do i put my pearltree on “private” mode? For no one to see it…

  12. Hi,
    It’s very easy! First, you’ll have to become a premium member. Then, just click the lock that appears in the detail window of the pearltree you want to make private.
    Kind regards

  13. I am a long time users of Pearltrees & demo it a lot in my speeches to educator-audiences.

    I do have a vexing problem. I have two accounts. One is personal/professional (p/p) and the other is family. I have the family account on my iPad, but sometimes need to access my p/p pearls from the device.

    I can not find a way to logout of the family account, so that I can login to the p/p account.

    Please advise!

    — dave —

  14. Hi,
    you can log out of your account by opening the menu at the top right of the screen and clicking on “log out” at the bottom of the menu.

  15. Hi,
    I can’t manage to access my personal pearltree… I always end up on the page linking to a video and that’s all.
    Please, help me !
    Kind regards,

  16. Hi, if you see this page, this means that Flash player isn’t installed or active on your computer. Just install it or reactivate it and everything will be ok 🙂

  17. Hi,

    Let’s say that I pay several months for the premium membership, and I use most of my storage capacity. If I don’t continue paying for the service, what will happen with my stuff? I understand that I would not be able to edit it anymore but, will it be available or not?

    Now, let’s say that after a while I pay my subscription again. Will I take my stuff from where I left it?

    Best regards,


  18. Hi,
    THanks for your interests in Pearltrees Premium!
    If you Premium membership is stopped, you’ll still be able to access your pearls but won’t be able to add any private ones, or edit your private pearltrees.
    When your membership start again, everything will be back to normal 🙂
    Kind regards

  19. HI,
    I have many pearltrees. Sometimes I have a pearl in my pearltrees but I forget it and I want to add again the same pearl. It’s possible to have a message to say us : ” you have this pearl in your pearltrees. Are you sure you want it again ?”. It will be great.
    Thank you

  20. Hi,
    Thank you for your comment and suggestion!
    FOr the moment, here’s how you can check if you already have a pearl: if a web page has been pearled in many pearltrees (by you or any other member of Pearltrees) it will have a blue ring. Then if you click on “x picks” in its detail window you’ll be able to see the list of the pearltrees.
    Kind regards

  21. I have no idea what to do with this site. One time I got onto a page on which I could start to put something together but I’ve never been able to make it back to that home page if that what it is again. I can’t even find where I might be able to cancel this account which seems like the best option because why do I need something that occupies time & space that i can only look at and wonder what’s the deal here. I thought it was a site where a lot of diverse personal interests could somehow collide and grow together but nothing seems to be as billed.

  22. How the hell do I login?!?!?!?!

    I made an account back in the day and now I can’t login to find my bookmarks!

    I don’t have an iphone or an android I want to use a WEB BROWSER! I got to your website and I get a youtube link to how awesome the site is to use. Can I get a freaking login link please?!?!?!

  23. Hi,
    According to what you describe, it seems that you are seeing the “raw data” page. You get this page because Flash Player is either uninstalled or deactivated on your browser. Can you check it please?
    Kind regards

  24. I didn’t do a thorough read-through of the previous comments, but I did do a search for my keyword, so I apologize in advance if I’m asking something already asked…

    I love Pearltrees, love the idea, interface, etc. I use it on all my devices. However, I do see one major functional drawback, and that is lack of tagging, and/or robust search functionality.

    If I save a webpage, I have only the title and location to help me find it, neither of which I’m too likely likely to remember on my own. However, with other bookmarking apps, such as Xmarks, I have the option of tagging each entry, with words like “php,” “wordpress,” “loop,” etc.

    Is this feature feasible or planned for the future? If not, it should be, and it would make Pearltrees that much more awesome 🙂

  25. Hello,
    Thank you for your comment!
    We chose to propose the best organization tool possible in order to avoid using tags. Actually, there is talso a risk to forget the tag(s) you used to classify a pearl 😉 But if you create a lot of sub pearltrees in order to well organized all your pearls by topics (or with the classification you want) you will always be able to find it back. Somehow, you can think of all the pearltrees as tags. For example : in your pearltree Music you’ll have you pearltree Pop, in which you’ll have your pearltree MJ, in which you’ll find your pearl “Thriller”. Exactly if you had tagged the page “Music, pop, MJ” 🙂
    Yet, in order to make it more efficient, we enable people to write an edito for each of their pearltrees. For instance, you can write “In this pearltree about MJ I want to collect the best video clips of the king of Pop”.
    In this case, the search feature (by the way, don’t forget to select “search in my account” when you perform a search) will take the edito into account for finding the most relevant pearls and pearltrees.

    Kind regards

  26. I installed Pearltrees on my computer yesterday and started creating a pearltree. By last night, the screen suddenly went blank, and ever since, when I log into Pearltrees, or even open the application, the screen is completely blank.


    …and then I tried to open the file on my smart phone, ’cause I figured I could see what was going on, and possibly get a contact or technical support number for Pearltrees, and not only have ai not been able to find one, I can’t seem to get the app off of my smart phone screen. I logged out, but all I get after that is the Pearltrees screen prompting me to log in or sign up.

    At this point, I’m ready to uninstall it on both devices, unless there’s some magical something I’m supposed to do to make it work. I prefer for a technical support person to call me, instead of trying to advise me by e-mail. If this site doesn’t provide technical support, then please just e-mail instructions for how to uninstall Pearltrees. Thank you. (678) 832-3910

  27. This is a tremendous tool!


  28. ¿Cómo hago para desinstalar el programa Pearltrees?

  29. ¿Cómo hago para desinstalar Pearltrees?

  30. Hola,
    Depiende de donde quieres deinstalarlo? De un movil? De tu browser? Quieres suprimir tu cuenta?

  31. amsika, I’ve taken your advice and added editos to the pearls, but that content isn’t coming up in a search. Peoples minds hold on to keywords better sometimes rather than organizing information in a hierarchical structure. I may not be able to recall the complex levels of the heirarchy in which I’ve place a pearl, but I may remember the keyword “plugin.” For this reason, because information isn’t always hierarchical, please consider adding tags to pearls and pearltrees, just as an extra organizational measure.

    Also, I would LOVE to have some sort of “View Recently Added Pearls and Pearltrees” or some other search or sort features.

    Thanks, and I hope you take these things into consideration, as your app is STILL the easiest bookmark app out there! I just see how it could be awesomely better!

  32. Love Pearltrees, but I’m finding the icons way too small onscreen. on my tree, everything is so tiny it’s barely visible to me, as I need glasses to see the interface. My suggestion is to increase the size of the trees and pearls, as so many people these days need glasses to see their computer screens, due to…years of staring at computer screens! UI developers need to take into consideration that a large portion of the world wide population these days have eyesight problems, and the user interfaces of so many sites are just too small for the user to use effectively.
    I would like to use Pearltrees more often and use it as my main site for everything I do online, yet, I can’t see my trees!

  33. Why do the pearls now look like Pinterest tiles? I lost my pearl mind map look. I was introducing it to a bunch of new folks and was totally confused.

  34. Hi Terry, first don’t worry you can still see your mind maps with the button “see in Pearltrees 1”. That said, I think you should really give a chance to this new version. The reading, organizational and reading capabilities are really improved! And, we made sure to keep all the qualities of the first visualization. Please, spend some times in the new interface, I’m sure you’ll recover everything that pleased you before.

  35. Hello! in Version 2.0 there is no option to login with Gmail accaunt!!! How can I enter to my pearls now?

  36. Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog.
    Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal
    but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking
    about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have
    any points or suggestions? Thank you

  37. saluuu!je trouve pearltree un tres bon service. J’ai eu l’occasion de le connaitre quand mon prof m’a demandé de faire un exposé sur cette plateforme! je voulais vous demander de me donner des infos sur Pearltree les nouveautés et tt

  38. Bonjour, Merci de votre intérêt pour Pearltrees. Si vous souhaitez connaître et suivre les nouveautés RDV sur le blog (blog.pearltrees.com), sur notre page Facebook (facebook.com/pearltrees) ou notre compte Twitter (twitter.com/pearltrees). Bien sûr nous sommes toujours disponible pour répondre à toutes vos questions sur pearltrees [at] pearltrees [dot] com. A bientôt

  39. As I understand it on Dec. 1, 2014, the pearltrees’ mindmap/tree in pearltree 1 will go away.

    I saw the note about this which stated that to:

    1. “keep the exact structure of your account, you can make an export in RDF format (or simplified in HTML).”
    — Question: Where do i do this export to get the pearltree 1 structure? How do I install this export in the new version of Pearltrees to get the mindmap/treeshape to Pearltrees 1?

    2. Questions 2: What is the process to structure version 2.1 to mirror image the “tree shape” of the pearltrees 1?

    It would be appreciated if you could help me with this before Dec. 1.



  40. Hi Jim,
    We can help you at participation [at] pearltrees [dot] com
    Don’t hesitate to write to us if any questions.


  41. Hi, for the past few days I am unable to access peartrees. When I log in, it just shows my home page without any content and a big progress circling over and over, as if trying to load the page but taking forever. The buttons at the top left are not responding either, the search isn’t working. Is this a known issue or has this been happening only to me?

  42. Hi Rouze,
    Do you have access to your account now? It seems normal to us.
    If you still got troubles or want to ask a question, please send us a mail at participation [at] pearltrees [dot] net

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  44. I am trying to find out how to delete my free pearltrees account?

    I don’t see anywhere in the top right hand part of the screen to do this.

    Please help 🙂


  45. Hi Jamie,
    thanks for having tried Pearltrees, we’re going to miss you. To delete you account you have to log in your account from a computer (not a mobile, nor a tablet). Once in you account, click on the “My account” button to open the menu. Select “Plus”, then “settings” to open the panel. There you just have to click on “account” and select “deactivate your account”.

  46. Have been a big user of Pearltrees and love it. But do not like the changes in terms of advertisements constantly being displayed. This limits your field of view and possibly does not allow new users to see all of your pearls????? How can you remove the ad’s section without upgrading????

  47. Hi Shane,

    Thanks for your comment. We’ve introduced a new column to display ads while preserving the integrity of your collections. I do understand that it’s not a great pleasure to have ads constantly displayed but it helps us to continue to provide you the best service possible ;-). As to new users, it’s true that they have to scroll down to discover all the pearls of a collections or to zoom out to see more items at glance. Unfortunately, you can’t remove ads without upgrading.

  48. I cannot get rid of this programme at all.
    When I right click the mouse there it is, the white star blue background with the words ADD TO PEARLTREES.
    I have tried to run the uninstal prog but get an error 5
    I don’t have any pearltrees files visable on my computer.
    I really hate prog like this that latch on and stick for ever.
    Any help gratefully appreciated.

  49. The Pearltrees icon on my iPad desktop has a little red circle in the upper R-hand corner with the number 11 in it. I understand that this is a notification that I have 11 new items of business of some kind. However, when I check my page I can’t see any new items of business and the red circle won’t go away. How do I get rid of it?

  50. Hi Janae,
    Thanks for your feedback. Which iPad and which OS version are you using? This red flag is supposed to indicate the number of event that happened into your account while you were away. Look at the top of your screen, you should have some news in “my network” and “my interests”.

  51. Hi to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this website; this blog carries remarkable and really good data for readers.

  52. I did some research and Pearltrees is the best option for me to store my information. I’m considering to take a premium membership. But what if you decide to stop your service, like Springpad did? My whole information will be in online application, controlled by your company and that scares me. Can you guarantee that I will always be able to work with Pearltrees?

  53. Hi Kris,
    The best thing to do to help Pearltrees to continue is to take a premium plan ;-). If the service had to stop (which is very unlikely) you would be able to export all your data either in RDF or HTML. Therefore, you’ll never loose what you add to Pearltrees. As to your information, we don’t keep a lot of information (username + email address) and if you delete your account everything is fully deleted. In two words : No Worry.

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