Frequently asked questions

1) Can I use more than one board in parallel?
Yes, you can open and use up to ten boards simultaneously.

2) Can I move cards around freely?
Yes. The default setting is that you do not have to place card on a pinnet board yourself. This approach makes sure that the pinnet board can adapt to different screen sizes, to ensure readability and use.
However, free placement of cards is also possible. You should be aware that parallel use of a pinnet board with different screen sizes can become somewhat confusing, because the placing is related to the board size.
Also available is the option to transfer cards from one board to another one. To do this, the two or more boards must be linked to each other, which is possible via the respective board settings (the settings cogwheel at the top right of a board).

3) What does happen to cards with an expiry date?
Cards with an expiry date are automatically moved to the trash bin and can be restored from there like all other cards for another 7 days. If cards are retrieved from the trash bin after the expiry date, then they lose their expiry period. A new deadline can be added again later via the «Edit» button if necessary.
Cards that were manually placed in the trash bin before the expiry date and then restored will retain their expiry date.

4) How can I integrate images or photos?
The basic prerequisite is that a pinboard is not public, i.e. that an access password is in place: we want to protect ourselves and you from copyright problems and warnings. Furthermore the board needs a confirmed email address. The board owner then has the final word: s/he may configure whether image uploading is allowed or not.
Currently JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF and WEBP formats are supported. Pinnet downscales big pictures automatically.

5) In what languages is pinnet available?
Pinnet started as a project for German-speaking users. However, we had already provided for multilingualism in the programme code. The English translation is already online and will be completed bit by bit. If you would like to contribute to a translation, please get in touch! (

6) Is the website following accessibility standards?
We are trying! Unfortunately, we are not yet as good at this aspect as we would like to be. But we are constantly working on improvements and are very grateful for any tips.

7) (Only applicable for non-gender-neutral languages) Why do you use weird-looking words like “Nutzer:innen”?
Die Zielgruppen, für die pinnet entwickelt und bereitgestellt wird, sind vielfältig. Das möchten wir auch über die Ansprache zum Ausdruck bringen. Aus Erfahrung mit Vorleseprogrammen wissen wir, dass andere Schreibweisen wie z.B. der Gender-Stern* oder der Gender_Gap (Unterstrich) sich nicht so gut für eine barrierefreie Nutzung eignet. Der Doppelpunkt erscheint uns als beste Schreibvariante.