Wishlists Made Simple with Whimventory

If you’re like me, you’ll have learnt to love the convenience of ordering products through online retailers such as Amazon. However, the almighty Amazon boasts a feature which has proven to be incredibly helpful when wanting to save items that you’d consider purchasing in the future but not at the moment – wishlists. If you don’t want to be confined to the Amazon interface and would like a solution that focuses primarily on wishlists themselves and nothing else, look no further than Whimventory.

Whimventory is a cool new alternative and it offers support for multiple online stores, password-protected lists and even allows you to share your wishlists with a single click. Like what you hear? Read on to find out more.

Overview

Whimventory is a web app that allows users to save products to virtual wishlists that comprise said products that the user would like to buy at some point or receive as a gift. It allows users to view all of their products in one web app conveniently to allow them later to easily reference which products they’d like and ensures that should they need to easily compare prices or mark the item as purchased, it can be done.

Overview

Overview

Sharing is quick and simple and it’s possible to even manage multiple lists, ensuring that organising products into certain categories is incredibly simple or it could even just be used as a place to store gift ideas for a loved one.

Getting Started

Once registered with Whimventory and the account has been activated, users are able to get up and running in a matter of seconds. When accessing the interface for the first time, a list of tips are displayed that act as a guide to making the most out of the app’s features. The first step to take is installing the ‘Whim It!’ bookmarklet for the browser. Once dragged into the bookmarks toolbar of any modern browser, it allows users to immediately begin adding products, no matter which website they’re browsing.

Registration

Registration

Adding Products

When users find something that takes their fancy, they can add it to their wishlist within seconds thanks to the aforementioned bookmarklet.

Bookmarklet Installation

Bookmarklet Installation

After being launched, an overlay box appears on the page with some details about the product that the app has managed to collect from the page. This usually consists of the product’s name, price and one of the thumbnail images it has found. This info is usually quite accurate but should Whimventory have misread information about the item, it can be amended simply by altering it within the form – even offering the ability to select one of several images it would usually have collected from the page.

Adding a Product

Adding a Product

Once this information is accurate, the product can then either be added to a wishlist on Whimventory or shared with another user. Should this be the latter, users need only enter the recipient’s email address or username for Whimventory and the product can then be shared – otherwise the product will be then added to the wishlist.

Viewing a Product

Viewing a Product

Wishlists

Users can easily access their wishlists by visiting the Whimventory website. Any products that have been added via the bookmarklet will automatically appear here and the app offers the ability to perform several actions on the products. Items can be starred – an action which essentially marks the product as important or quite high priority for purchasing, making it as visible as possible when viewing the wishlist at a glance – therefore making it easy for other users to view the products that would be most appreciated. The app also offers a Google product search with a single click, allowing users to view the price of the item from different online retailers, ensuring that an easy comparison can be drawn.

Viewing a Wishlist

Viewing a Wishlist

In addition to these, products can also be marked as purchased to ensure that they don’t appear on the wishlist once they’ve been bought without removing them completely.

Managing and Adding Wishlists

Managing and Adding Wishlists

Sharing Wishlists

When helping friends and relatives purchase gifts without requesting a particular thing, it could be quite useful to share the wishlist with them – in the process allowing them to choose something that they are aware would actually be beneficial, but also is within their price range. Whimventory comes complete with the option to share each wishlist with others through popular social networking websites Facebook and Twitter.

Whimventory provides a privacy option should a user want their wishlist to be kept private and ensure that others can’t access the list of products. However, the feature is incredibly useful and much like the interface for logged-in users, it also provides the option of marking the item as purchased or comparing the price amongst online retailers for those who are just browsing the list.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to doing its job, Whimventory certainly doesn’t go wrong. If you’re looking for a web app that allows you to just keep a track of all the products you want from several websites in one place, you’ve certainly found it. It does everything you could possibly want, and maybe more. Its neat set of action buttons ensure that you can easily perform price checks in a matter of seconds and share the list with just about anyone.

If you’re the type of person that prefers quantity over quality when it comes to features, Whimventory’s probably not going to be your cup of tea. If you’re looking for an app that just makes managing wishlists stupidly simple, say hello to Whimventory.


Summary

Whimventory gives a complete new spin to the handy feature of wishlists. It comes complete with everything you could possibly need to save and reference items for future purchasing.

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