Gifts HD Rating:
As I write this review there at just 69 shopping days left until Christmas, by the time you are reading this there are probably even less! That thought sent shivers down my spine.
Coming from a large family with siblings that are all married and with their own children the gift buying process can be both tricky and frustrating. I’ve tried notebooks, spreadsheets and todo lists and while they all had something to offer they were all lacking in key functionality too.
This year however I have a new tool to track and manage my Christmas shopping and that is Gifts HD for the iPad, a gift tracking app that allows you to list, budget and track all your gifts in an easy to use iPad application.
Running the application for the first time requires you to set up a local user account with a name and password, this allows multiple users to use the application on a single iPad without divulging their present giving plans to other people.
Once this initial step is completed there are three tasks to be completed.
- Add an overall budget for the total amount you plan to spend on your Christmas gifts.
- Add the people you plan to purchase gifts for, including an individual budget.
- Add the gifts you plan to purchase.
Adding these items is all done from the same screen making it a very simple process. You can either click on the add button to add the specific item or tap on the note in question to open it up in a larger area.
Depending on your process you may be in a position to add all this information at the beginning of the process or as you go, both work and you can also delete any of the items with a simple swipe of the item.
Once you start shopping you can combine the people and gifts and their current status of purchased, wrapped and even mailed. You can even add descriptions and where appropriate, tracking numbers.
There are a few missing items that don’t really stop the app from doing what it’s supposed to do, but would take it to another level. It would be great to be able to import lists from other sources such as your contacts or other files. Also being able to edit multiple contacts or gifts at the same time would be a nice addition.
For those of you who like to be organized Gifts HD would be your perfect companion this festive season.
- Simple to use
- Looks great
- Multiple users
- No ability to add multiple items at once
- No import functionality
Reviewed on an Apple iPad
$4.99 (View in iTunes)
Released:Oct 07, 2010
Requirements:Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later