• Melissa Evans

Top Five Wish List Apps for 2022 - Comparison and Reviews

Updated: Oct 12

Wish list apps are not just for birthdays or the holidays. They can be used all year round to help you manage gift ideas for upcoming events and celebrations. A great wish list app can become your very own personal assistant, offering reminders, sourcing gift ideas and even finding you the cheapest price. But which apps measure up to this? Let's jump in and find out!


Top 5 Wish List Apps Comparison
Top 5 Wish List Apps Comparison

Here is our comparison of the top wish list apps out there and how Antaa stacks up against the best of the best.


In addition to comparing all of features above, each of the top five apps are evaluated against three three categories (see below for more details):

  • User Ratings & App Store Reviews

  • Capabilities & Features

  • Assistive Experience

 

1. Antaa

Our Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

In Antaa you are up and running in seconds. When you want to add a gift to your list, it is the first option and done in 1 click. When you add friends, Antaa presents all of your upcoming friends birthdays in chronological order so you can see what's coming next, it even tells you how many days away a birthday is and will send you reminders as you get close. Adding gifts is easy and are automatically shared with your friends or you can keep a private list for yourself if you prefer.


Antaa retrieves price information on the product for you (using URL info) and will even set up price tracking by default. When the price drops, you get notified. You can also share comments on gift ideas in lists between friends and navigate over to a Discovery tab to get deals, gift ideas and see trends. Oh, and you can do everything on mobile and desktop.


Platform: Mobile & Desktop

List sharing: ✅

Birthday reminders: ✅

Trending gift ideas: ✅

Modern UI: ✅

Ads Free: ✅

🔥Special Feature: Price drop alerts


2. Giftster

Our Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

It looks like this app has been around for some time, but has not been updated in the App Stores since 2020. Users need to be registered to use and share their lists. Registration and setup will take you about 10 minutes to get your account created, creating a list and adding gifts. Setting up groups and managing lists for each group is a little complex and there are multiple steps involved, however we do like that in Giftster you can create Child Accounts so you can manage lists for your kids. Overall, Giftster looked like a promising app some years ago but is feeling a little aged.


Platform: Mobile & Desktop

List sharing: ✅

Birthday reminders: ✅

Trending gift ideas: ❌

Modern UI: ❌

Price drop alerts: ❌

🔥Special Feature: Child Accounts


3. Wishfinity


Our Rating: ⭐⭐

The setup with Wishfinity is a little easier than Giftster, but we did find it buggy. The app was recently updated (good?) and maybe they are ironing out a few issues. The app allows all of the basics to create and share a list and also provides in-app shopping. All of the basic functionality you would expect to create lists and share are possible here.


Platform: Mobile & Desktop

List sharing: ✅

Birthday reminders: ✅

Trending gift ideas: ✅

Modern UI: ❌

Price drop alerts: ❌


4. WishUpon

Our Rating: ⭐⭐

With WishUpon it is easy to get setup. Adding your first gift is a little tricky, the app developer(s) like to present you with product suggestions that will clutter up your screen, you will also be presented with Ads during your experience in the app also. Overall we felt the app doesn’t meet you where you are at and the basic needs you have from a Wish List app and instead, is trying to hit you with product and company placements that work for them. Not very helpful (sorry).


Platform: Mobile & Desktop

List sharing: ✅

Birthday reminders: ✅

Trending gift ideas: ✅

Modern UI: ✅

Price drop alerts: ❌

Ads Free: ❌


5. GiftList

Our Rating: ⭐

This app does not appear to be updated regularly (last update was 2021), but we like it. It’s a simple way to manage basic lists with friends. Product and brand placement is strong with this app, which means if you just want to add an existing gift idea to a list you will have to navigate through a bunch of unwanted screens to get there.


Platform: Mobile & Desktop

List sharing: ✅

Birthday reminders: ✅

Trending gift ideas: ✅

Modern UI: ❌

Price drop alerts: ❌

Ads Free: ❌

App

AppStore Ratings

Features

Assistive Experience

Overall

Antaa

4.9

4.8

5.0

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Giftster

3.9

2.8

2.0

⭐⭐⭐

Wishfinity

3.6

2.8

2.0

⭐⭐

WishUpon

3.4

2.4

1.0

⭐⭐

GiftList

3.1

3.0

1.5

 

This is how we rank the apps:


User Ratings & Reviews from the App Stores.

We believe customer ratings and feedback is one the best ways to gauge satisfaction with an app and the overall experience it offers. App Store ratings cited here at time of publishing (October 2022).


Capabilities & Features.

There are some basic needs that each app must provide to be a worthy wish list app. What apps have extra capabilities that stand out, do they actually work?


Assistive Experience.

At the end of the day, the purpose of the app is to help. If it is really good, it will perform like your very own personal assistant offering reminders of upcoming events, suggest gift ideas based on their personal tastes and go out and find you the best price. How many of the top apps do this? Let’s find out!


Antaa - the Ultimate Wish List

Ok, some may say we are biased here but we are really trying to be as objective as possible. We want Antaa to work for you and help you find the best gifts for your friends and family. When we see apps that are stale, neglected, buggy or throwing product, brands and Ads at you we believe that takes from your experience. This is why we believe our experience in Antaa is different. That’s why we have a 5 star rating in both App Stores on Android and iOS.

 

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