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Overview from the Wishlistr Web site
Wishlistr offers the following overview on their web site (http://www.wishlistr.com):
Wishlistr is a free, web based wishlist that lets you list and organize the things you want in a quick and easy fashion. You can share your wishlist with friends and family, and you can change the look of your wishlist by choosing one of several different templates.
First Impressions and Idea Overview
The Wishlistr site is very easy on the eyes. I think the design is very clean and has a simple order to it. The basic idea is that you can create wish lists of items you want and share those lists with friends as well as publish the lists on your web site.
Creating an account was simple – just a username and password required.
Creating a wish list is easy. Maybe too easy in fact. Title, link, additional info are the fields offered for adding to the wish list. After adding your items to your list, you can customize the list by selecting from about 20 templates. The list overview page shows summary stats about your list. You can e-mail the list to your friends. You can also grab a RSS feed of your newly created list. Check out the list I made here: My wishlist
Other site features
- Gift ideas – the site offers suggestions that are hand picked.
What would I like to see added in future releases
I have several ideas and suggestions to improve the functionality of Wishlistr:
- I would like to see my username in the gray header so that my friends clearly know this is my list.
- Gift ideas from more than just Amazon – especially since the statement is made that they “scour the Internet looking for the best gifts”.
- Ability to create multiple lists- maybe I want to create a list for birthday gifts and a list for yard items.
- Easier way to share the list with friends. Maybe a send to friend option on the actual list itself.
I think Wishlistr is on the right track. For Wishlistr to be very successful, I think they really need to focus on additional functionality including the ideas I have provided above. Right now I just don’t see the “killer wish list app” yet. I would put the site in a public beta mode, implement more functionality and then look at a mass release after making the needed upgrades. I have penciled this site on my list to re-review in about a month as I think this site has some good potential to become the leader in the wish list arena.