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GiftSimple

Choose What You're Gifted


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Published 01/25/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Gift Simple is a very simplistic web application that allows you to let your friends know what you would like as a gift and therefore allows them to pool in money to be able to collect the money required to be able to buy it. While it can be hard to procure an item that you may have wanted for a while, it helps you to get your friends to pool in the money for you. It does not necessarily have to be just gifts. It could be even just plain money too. Users can request to generate financial amounts too. GiftSimple does not however deliver the actual item to you, but only provides you with the funds collected after charging a minimal surcharge and lets you do the shopping.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Gift Simple was founded by Jessica Lachs, who has an impressive educational record with Lehman Brothers, Cornell and Wharton School scribbled all over it. Jessica got the idea of coming up with GiftSimple when she needed a piece of luggage as a gift that was too expensive for her brother to buy single handed. He therefore got the help of a few friends and pooled in the money to buy it for her. She felt that there should have been an easier way to work things and one thing led to another and GiftSimple was born.

What are the differences to other apps?

Compared to other similar web applications, GiftSimple has easier payment options as it does not require users to definitely have bank accounts to be able to cash the money collected for the gift. The web page’s layout is very simple and user-friendly making the entire experience a joy.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The website looks neat and simple, and warm and aesthetic. The website is very light and yet very easy on the eyes. The quality of the webpage seems reasonably good and is unbelievable for the size the page takes up in the first place. The transition is smooth and is flexible between multiple screen sizes indicating at a well thought out screen layout.

How does the registration process work?

The registration process is only a couple of clicks. All you have to do is connect with your Facebook account and you are registered with them. You need not have a bank account as they prefer to pay you through a Visa Gift card instead.

What does it cost to use the application?

The application is basically free of cost. The only charge involved is the 3.5% surcharge on the amount that is generated for the present that you have wanted. Apart from that there are no charges involved.

Who would you recommend the application to?

This application is ideal for everyone. It is fundamentally universal in nature and therefore targets every person there is. However, it is more suitable for people who are trying to save up for something big and expensive as opposed to those who want comparatively more economic items.

  • Allows you to withdraw amount at any point of time
  • Easy registration
  • Minimal surcharge
  • User-friendly and light


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