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List Ideas

User Created Wish Lists


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Published 01/23/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

List Ideas is a site dedicated entirely to wish lists. The user can create their own gift wish lists or browse existing lists. Themed lists are included that help the user shop by age group. The user can see the most popular tags to find items or review the most active lists on the site. Each list is broken down into a vertical collection of items the user selects. The items are presented with a name, link, comments and a star rating that determines how much the list’s creator wants the item. The user can click the item to find the retailer selling it. A built in site search helps users locate specific lists. Users can also create private lists to share with a select group of others.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

List Ideas appeared in 2008 to help users store and share the items they want the most online. The website gives users an easy way to prioritize the items they want as well. There haven’t been many mentions on the web for List Ideas, however the site does show an active user community. Newcomers can browse lists and tags to find a large quantity of unique items that cover many age groups and tastes.

What are the differences to other apps?

List Ideas brings little to the table that can be considered new. There are a number of sites that allow users to create a list of retail items they want. The site does offer a convenient star rating system that lets the user prioritize items by how badly they want them. While this is appealing, it is really the only feature that makes the application original. Just like other similar sites, users can browse lists, tags or search for items and users.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

List Ideas welcomes users with a classy looking white gift box wrapped in maroon ribbon. The site is primarily white with hints of dark pink to give the design a little flavor. The images of items are what really grabs the attention of visitors. Users can see recently added and most popular items featured on the homepage. Most user created lists also include images along with an overview of the product and the user’s “want” rating. The basic site design works well to ensure that the user’s attention stays on the items rather than the menus and interface.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can begin by clicking the white “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the List Ideas homepage. The form on the following page asks for a username, email address, password and date of birth. The user is automatically logged in after submitting the form and can begin creating lists or adding the bookmarklet to their toolbar. No email confirmation is required to begin using List Ideas.

What does it cost to use the application?

List Ideas is available to all users for free. The price is just right because the site intends on encouraging users to spend money on items. The features included would not justify the cost of a subscription or other fees. Of course users might be enticed to purchase items online and spend more money, but the amount spent would go towards the retailer selling the item and not the site itself.

Who would you recommend the application to?

List Ideas is a helpful tool for anyone who loves to browse merchandise online. Users can create numerous want list with themes or lists for special occasions. The application gives the user an easy way to save their most wanted items and rate them by how much they want the item. Lists can be shared publically or kept private to share with the user’s contact list.

  • Users can set list viewing options to public or private
  • Items can be added and rated by how badly the user wants the item
  • Themed lists are available on the site to help users shop for gifts
  • Built in site search helps users find specific items and lists
  • The bookmarklet makes it easy for users to add items to their list


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