Todo list and task apps give us check boxes to check off as we shop. What about the Gift app that doesn’t know what it does, won’t tell you, but is so useful you’ll love it anyway?
Is It A Gift? Or A Gift List?
It doesn’t really matter that Gifts HD doesn’t have a description of what the app is. It has a lengthy list of what it does, and what it does is what you think it does.
Gifts HD tracks the gifts you want to buy. By gift, by person, by event.
There’s more value to this free app than meets the eye. Gifts HD tracks your contacts and what you bought each person last year (or, the year before).
You won’t get caught buying the same pair of socks or a tie for gramps if his gifts are listed in Gift HD.
Add a budget amount for each person on your Buy For list. Once glance tells you if you’re over or under budget.
Track whether gifts have been purchased, wrapped, and mailed to each person. There’s even a countdown for each event or holiday, and a calculator.
If all this sounds just too good to be true, well, it is.
Gifts HD is free. But it should be called Gifts Trial, or maybe Gifts Lite. What does Gifts HD even mean?
It’s limited to a low number of gifts that can be added before you’re prompted to cough up $2.99 to go Gift Pro.
I love the App Store, and there are many excellent applications which are both inexpensive and very useful. But there’s just no need to bait and switch.
Note to iPhone app developers. Call it like it is. An in app purchase to upgrade a trial app is fine if you say it is right up front.
If you don’t, it’s old fashioned bait and switch.