In the olden days (like, a few weeks ago), the Pinned Items UI was much less capable. You could certainly pin things, and open up a menu to see a list of what you pinned, but there wasn’t any context. There was no visual preview to quickly identify them. There was no metadata like when it was created or updated.

We’ve updated the UI so now you’re Pinned Items always open up in a modal (it’s the same everywhere now) and you can flip between grid view:

And list view:

We’re hoping this will make it much more convenient to get to items you want to really quickly get back to from no matter where you are on CodePen.