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Published 03/07/2012 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Thingg is an application that allows users to create lists of the products that they love, put together collections and post them directly to Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. Users can also share their collections or browse those of others. Users can do a lot of things through Thingg, including the creation of product wishlists, hints for a birthday party gift, make a visual registry for a wedding or baby shower, show off tastes and latest style finds, or just list the things a user can't wait to buy. Thingg is a way for users to showcase their personality, style, creativity or anything else they'd like to show off. Thingg also has a bookmarklet available for Safari, Firefox and Chrome so users can "Thingg" sites that have the "thinngs" they want to showcase.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Thinng was created by two guys from Melbourne, Australia. As of early 2012, it was still in the very early stages of development. Thinngs appears to have a few hundred users who are posting "thinngs" on the site as of January 2012. Aside from this information, there is not much available about Thinng at this time since it is such a new start up.

What are the differences to other apps?

Thinng is like a visual registry of gifts or an inventory of a user's closet. There are other applications that seem to do a better job of tracking products and letting users comment or classify the items. The bookmarklet is really the best thing that Thinng has going for it. The ability to mark "thinngs" while surfing the Internet is really the most useful part of this application. It will be interesting to see how and if the site will develop further in the future.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Thingg's general appearance is clean and nice looking. The downside is that the site isn't fully developed. There were a few broken links that directed to a "Page not found" site. Also, there wasn't much consistency on the footer. Some pages showed a "Coupons" link and others did not. There were some links and features that were crossed out which seemed strange. The site was decently responsive and fast, but there is something more to be desired from Thingg. Users need more functionality, more style and to be able to do more things with Thinng in order for it to be notable.

How does the registration process work?

Users can register with their Facebook login. Thinng will ask them for their name and email address in order to sign up. From there users will have access to Thingg and they can create lists, add things or follow some interesting people.

What does it cost to use the application?

Thinng is 100% free. One couldn't see how the application could make much money if the did charge for accessing it. Even at a free price point, it is difficult to see this "thinng" gaining much traction.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Thinng might be useful for trendsetters or people who want unique items for their registry. However, there are other applications and tools that are much more efficient for completing this task. Therefore it is very hard to recommend anyone to use Thinng at all.

  • Create collections of favorite things
  • Sort by lists
  • Post instantly to Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr
  • Thinng bookmarklet available

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