Time to boost my review and promote it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Earlier I had given them some tough reviews but I never lost faith in them that they would straighten the issues out. They frequently update and the issues are pretty minor now. I hesitated but now I proudly putting this one in my "Apollo! Pack" collection and singing it's praises. This one has the potential to be one of the BEST EVER add-ons! This is a true 5 star blockbuster! The 3d bookmarking and sharing system has to be seen to be believed! I would urge combing it with other sharing and discovery services such as "Stumble Upon" and "Similar Web" for even more spectacular sharing and discovery!
My tree is public ( Apollo702) and feel free to pick it's pearls or share your own. My tree will always be under construction and I would welcome new discoveries. If you haven't tried this one yet it will take time to put your tree together and it is worth it!
A blockbuster! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I have since updated this review and given it a full 5 stars. They only have minor issues left since then and it simply rocks!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1.10).
Don't worry, Pearltrees is still a very vibrant start-up ;-) It’s really strange that your emails to participation [at] pearltrees [dot] com bounced back as we receive daily tons of emails from users on that address. Is it due to the size of the attachment? In any case, you can reach us also via antoine [dot] msika [at] pearltrees [dot]com (our super community manager) or via myself at julien [dot] wallen [at] pearltrees [dot] com.
We haven’t been able to locate your account but one of the feedbacks we got regularly in the past probably explains your impression of Pearltrees “going whacko”. You may have encountered some pearltrees that look like big palm trees or big wheels. Numerous users told us that while it may be nice visually, it’s not really practical to manipulate or to get a quick overview. Based on this feedback, we changed some rules in our last release beginning of July: pearltrees in which the links between two pearls become too long, are now reorganized automatically to offer a better display to every Pearltrees users. In other words when there are too many branches going out of one pearl, the pearltree reorganizes itself and you are constraint on where you can move a pearl. This explains why you had the impression that pearls had moved and that when you moved them again they bounced back. It’s actually done on purpose ;-) But please do get in touch with us by email or twitter (@pearltrees) to discuss further your feedback as these rules are evolving over time. NB: it could be that your specific pearltree was an "extreme/unusual" configuration and it would be very useful for us to study it.
Having said that, you can very easily go around this effect by creating a “deeper” structure. There are several ways of doing this depending on your tastes. Here is an example of one of my pearltree with >60 pearls (http://pear.ly/boE1) and another example from a True Blood fan with >120 pearls (http://pear.ly/s8CX).
I hope this helps and to see you soon on Pearltrees !