Looking for app to keep track of items that I may purchase in the future

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mrrish, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. mrrish macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Hi. I am looking for an iPhone with syncing that allows me to keep track of products, foods, gadgets or anything that I am interested in buying someday, but do not need right now.

    Some examples:
    1) I found the Blunt Umbrella. While I do not need it now on West Coast, I will likely need it when I travel to the east coast for several months this Winter.
    2) Several Incipio/Spigen iPhone 6 plus cases on amazon that are a tad too expensive right now, and I want to watch for price drops
    3) Playstation 4 games that I would like to buy in the future--after I finish playing through my current games.

    Please offer your suggestions. They can be dedicated apps or services that have been used to achieve the same goal.

  2. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    You can create a 'wishlist' for items that you want to buy or are interested in buying in the future.

    Amazon have a built in wish list feature on their website and app. Once logged in, there is usually an 'add to wishlist' button somewhere on an item's page, usually near the 'add to basket' button. This will keep it in your 'wishlist' which you can view and add to. You can even share your wishlist with others (ideal if you want to give a hint to others as to what sort of gift you want for your birthday or for Christmas).

    eBay also has an 'add to wishlist' function, usually with the 'add to watch list' button. With both Amazon and eBay, you can create custom lists/collections like 'Gym Equipment' or 'Living Room Furnitures' etc.

    Also, there's a handy website to track Amazon item prices which can automatically alert you when a price drops to your desired price: http://camelcamelcamel.com This will be ideal for the Incipio/Spigen iPhone 6 plus cases you're waiting to come down in price.

    Many other well-developed websites usually have a wishlist feature of some sort. For those that don't, why not create a digital list of items you wish to buy in the future? For example, you can use the Wunderlist app and create a new List and call it 'My Wishlist' or whatever you want and paste the item name and URL? The app syncs across all your devices and you can put anything you want in your list.

    Hope that helps. ;)
  3. mrrish thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Those are good options, but they require me to make multiple lists. I have used Wunderlist before for this exact task and found it a bit cumbersome. I guess my point is, I am looking for something simpler and more visual to help organize my item wishlist.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Possibly some shopping list apps? Or even some task apps can do the trick for something like this, like Clear, for example. There's also Apple's Reminders app which can be used more as a list of things to purchase, or even the Notes app.
  5. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    For big purchases I use an Excel spreadsheet that automatically inputs the tax and any other charges and deduct any amounts I've put aside for personal purchases.
  6. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    evermore is good, the ability to create /add to notes taking pictures.. can even launch straight from its widget

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