If you're one of these people that everyone seems to have a hard time buying gifts for, then Giftry maybe just the app for you. This app, created by Giftry LLC, allows you to create your own comprehensive gift list that friends and family can use to buy gifts for you on special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. With several different ways that you can add gift ideas to your list, this is an extremely functional app. With this app you won't have to worry about any misunderstandings such as grandma getting you that ugly sweater you just didn't want. This is a free app and it's compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
There are other apps and services that you can use to create wish lists for special occasions such as Christmas or birthdays, but what makes this one better than most is the many different ways that you can add items to your Wish List. The app has many of its own suggestions that you can use to add to your gift list, but it will also let you look around the web for different items to add to your list. There are other apps that purport to do similar things, but are very limited in their options. Often these apps simply provide you with some suggestions and you have to pick items from their list, you can't add anything of your own. This isn't really all that useful if you want a Wish List that actually works for you.
There really isn't a lot wrong with this app, although the suggested gift items that the app includes aren't very extensive. This isn't a major problem, as you can easily go on the web and add items to your list. A great feature of this app is that you can quickly send your list to friends and family, and share ideas with them. There are different ways you can do this such as Facebook, text messaging, and email. It's nice to have options. As this is a gift registry of sorts, ads aren't really a problem and there aren't really in-app purchases as this is more about gift ideas than actual gifts. This app will require 21.3 MB available space on your IOS device.
How It Works
The first thing you have to do when you open up the Giftry app is to sign up with your own user account. You can do this by using your existing Facebook account, or by setting up an account with your email address. After that the app does a quick introductory walk-through to show you some of its major features and then it's up to you to start adding items to your list. There are many different ways you can do this including looking through the catalog that's built into the app, taking photos of items that you wish to add to your list, using a bar scanner feature, or by searching the web.
The main interface of Giftry is pretty simple, you'll see on the left-hand side the gift ideas that you have saved in your list so far and on right hand side a share ideas option. If you tap on the share ideas you can quickly share your list with friends and family. At the top of the screen on the right-hand side you'll see a standard IOS share button. You can share your list via email, twitter, or Facebook. What's really great about this app is that each item in your list saves a nice big picture so that you can get a good idea of what the item looks like, and it also includes the price and a description of the item if you tap on it.
Ability to add items from within the app via barcode scanner, or via the web
Friendly user interface with nice big pictures
Easily share your list with friends and family
The in app database of gift idea items is not extensive
Giftry is an excellent app for creating Wish Lists that you can share with your friends and family. With this app you can eliminate all misunderstandings about what type of gift you'd prefer to receive. Your friends and family won't have to scratch their heads and wonder anymore. This is an app well worth the download.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.