The Christmas List

The Christmas List


Easy Budget and Gift Tracking


$2.99

4.0for iPhone, iPod touch
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982 Ratings
Erik Eggleston
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Aug 5, 2021
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About The Christmas List

The #1 Shopping App in the US – The Christmas List is an easy-to-use app to help you organize your Christmas lists and budget so you can spend less time buying presents for the ones you love and more time being present with the ones you love!

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EASY PROGRESS TRACKING
Track gifts by to do, purchased, shipping, received, and wrapped. When editing a list you can change the status of multiple gifts at once (for example, when you are wrapping gifts you can change the status of those gifts from purchased to wrapped all at once).

EASY BUDGETING
Set a budget for a person or don’t – it’s up to you. The Christmas Lists tracks the budget for you. It’s so easy that The Christmas List has been recommended for managing holiday spending by
• Good Housekeeping
• The Motley Fool
• mint.com
• BankRate.com
• CNBC

SHOPPING OVERVIEW
Simple, at-a-glance views of shopping progress including budget.

ADD GIFTS LIKE JOTTING A NOTE
Adding a list of gifts is as simple as typing (or even dictating) a note. Just place each gift name on a new line and The Christmas List transforms your note into a gift list. It’s like Christmas Magic!

IMPORT FROM YOUR CONTACTS
Get a jumpstart on your lists by importing select recipients from your existing contacts.

EASY SHARING
Easily share lists using AirDrop, email, iCloud Drive, or Messages. Use AirDrop to quickly share a single recipient or an entire group.

SHOPPING LISTS BY STORE
Once you select a store for a gift, The Christmas List remembers that store and automatically builds a shopping list for the store to help make sure you get everything you need when you are out and about.

MULTIPLE GIFT RECIPIENTS
Once you create a gift you can copy it to other recipients on your list without the need to retype the details.

POPULAR RETAILERS
The Christmas List comes with a list of popular retailers, but if you don’t see the one you are looking for you can easily add your own. You can even use emoji in the store name.

ADD PHOTOS
Add photos for gifts and people from your photo library, clipboard, or camera.

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
See a countdown to the number of shopping days until Christmas right in the app.

PRINTING
Print lists directly from the app.

NO PEEKING
Optional password protection – set up a PIN or use Touch ID to keep out snoops.

EDIT MULTIPLE GIFTS AT ONCE
Changing the status of several gifts at once has always been possible on the lists by status (accessed via the Progress tab). Now the lists by person and the lists by store can do it too. Also new is the ability to change the store for multiple gifts at once. It’s never been easier to keep track of what’s wrapped, shipped, and left to do.

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PEOPLE ARE TALKING…

"The Christmas List is solidly better...with more options and an easier interface."
– The New York Times

"...it’s happy-making"
– Yahoo! News

"Some of The Christmas List’s best features are the little details that the app just gets right."
– Macworld

"Hooray for productivity!"
– MSN Tech

"It's a handy way to keep track of what you have bought…"
– LA Times

"…everything you need"
– Mashable.com

“…great for keeping a budget and tracking shopping progress”
– Business Insider

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SEE A VIDEO DEMO AT www.limbua.com
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What's New in the Latest Version 4.0

Last updated on Aug 5, 2021
Old Versions
Bug fixes
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Version History
4.0
Aug 5, 2021
Bug fixes
3.1
Nov 11, 2019
This update fixes an issue that caused the app to close suddenly when sharing a list on iOS 12 and lower.
3.0
Nov 4, 2019
This update provides support for iOS 13 and fixes an issue that may cause the app to close suddenly after deleting a gift.
2.9
Nov 27, 2018
New in this update – the green checkmark that indicates that shopping is done for a person is now smaller and shown along with the person's picture.
2.8
Nov 7, 2018
Be sure to check out the new Christmas sticker pack for Messages – just look for The Christmas List icon at the bottom of the screen in the Messages app!

New in this update – completed gift recipients are all made active once gifts are archived for a previous year.
2.7
Oct 24, 2018
Be sure to check out the new Christmas sticker pack for Messages and the new options for people icons on your lists.

In this update: support for iOS 12
2.6
Jan 3, 2018
Be sure to check out the new Christmas sticker pack for Messages and the new options for people icons on your lists.

In this update: fixes for the layout of the keypad and list totals on older versions of iOS.
2.5
Dec 13, 2017
This update adds a great new sticker pack for iMessages as well as some new icons to choose from for the people on your lists.
2.4
Nov 14, 2017
IMPORTANT: If you are using iOS11, you need to update to the latest version of The Christmas List. The previous versions of the app will not launch on iOS11.

In this update:
● Added an option to add new gift recipients at the top of the "People" tab (you can still add people and groups by scrolling to the bottom of the "People" tab, this is just a way to do it without scrolling).
● Updated the icon used to represent a store. Stores used to be represented by a shopping cart; now it is a store front.
2.3
Oct 8, 2017
IMPORTANT: If you are using iOS11, you need to update to the latest version of The Christmas List. The previous versions of the app will not launch on iOS11.
2.2
Sep 22, 2017
IMPORTANT: If you are using iOS11, you need to update to the latest version of The Christmas List. The previous version of the app will not launch on iOS11.

Version 2.1
SHARE A GROUP VIA AIRDROP
Now you can use AirDrop to share an entire group at once. Or if you’d prefer, you can upload a copy of the group to iCloud drive.

GIFT DETAIL IMPROVEMENTS
The notes field now recognizes website addresses and tracking numbers. Before you begin editing a gift, just tap on the blue or underlined text in the notes to view a website or tracking number you previously pasted or typed into the notes field.

And speaking of pasting – you can now paste a gift photo into the gift detail screen by tapping on the “Photo Options” text. That means that if you are using a Mac and an iPhone with Universal Clipboard, you can copy a photo on the desktop and paste it into the gift details!

In addition, tracking the progress of each gift has been made more clear on the gift detail screen.


ADD A SINGLE GIFT WITH ALL THE DETAILS
When you are just entering a single gift (rather than a list) and would like to add more details to the gift at the time you are adding it, you now have the option to do that. (This is an additional option, so you can still add multiple gifts at once if you prefer.)


USE A PASSCODE WITHOUT TOUCH ID
Sometimes it's not practical to use Touch ID. For those times, there is a new option to disable Touch ID for the app while maintaining the use of a passcode. To get to this option, go to the Settings app on the iPhone (i.e. the separate app; not the settings tab on this app) and scroll down and tap on the Christmas icon.


TURN OFF SOUNDS
Sounds are fun, but sometimes silence is better. If you’re the silent type, you can turn off sounds in the app on the Settings tab.


GO AHEAD AND PEEK
If your phone supports 3D touch you’ll notice that more of the lists support peeking at the next screen.


NEW STORE EDITOR
When editing a gift, the separation between the store selector and the store editor has been made more clear.

TIDIED THINGS UP A BIT
The same as before, just a little cleaner and clearer.
2.1
May 30, 2017
The latest update is here with some great new features and a few fixes.

SHARE A GROUP VIA AIRDROP
Now you can use AirDrop to share an entire group at once. Or if you’d prefer, you can upload a copy of the group to iCloud drive.


EDIT MULTIPLE GIFTS AT ONCE
Changing the status of several gifts at once has always been possible on the lists by status (accessed via the Progress tab). Now the lists by person and the lists by store can do it too. Also new is the ability to change the store for multiple gifts at once. It’s never been easier to keep track of what’s wrapped, shipped, and left to do.


GIFT DETAIL IMPROVEMENTS
The notes field now recognizes website addresses and tracking numbers. Before you begin editing a gift, just tap on the blue or underlined text in the notes to view a website or tracking number you previously pasted or typed into the notes field.

And speaking of pasting – you can now paste a gift photo into the gift detail screen by tapping on the “Photo Options” text. That means that if you are using a Mac and an iPhone with Universal Clipboard, you can copy a photo on the desktop and paste it into the gift details!

In addition, tracking the progress of each gift has been made more clear on the gift detail screen.


ADD A SINGLE GIFT WITH ALL THE DETAILS
When you are just entering a single gift (rather than a list) and would like to add more details to the gift at the time you are adding it, you now have the option to do that. (This is an additional option, so you can still add multiple gifts at once if you prefer.)


USE A PASSCODE WITHOUT TOUCH ID
Sometimes it's not practical to use Touch ID. For those times, there is a new option to disable Touch ID for the app while maintaining the use of a passcode. To get to this option, go to the Settings app on the iPhone (i.e. the separate app; not the settings tab on this app) and scroll down and tap on the Christmas icon.


TURN OFF SOUNDS
Sounds are fun, but sometimes silence is better. If you’re the silent type, you can turn off sounds in the app on the Settings tab.


GO AHEAD AND PEEK
If your phone supports 3D touch you’ll notice that more of the lists support peeking at the next screen.


NEW STORE EDITOR
When editing a gift, the separation between the store selector and the store editor has been made more clear.


SOME FIXES
A few little glitches have been fixed. Notably, you may have noticed a glitch importing contacts when the people in your address book have special characters in their names. This has been fixed.


TIDIED THINGS UP A BIT
The same as before, just a little cleaner and clearer.
2.0
Dec 3, 2015
This update has a ton of little enhancements and fixes to make the app even better, including the ability to have a big checkmark to mark shopping for a person as complete (while leaving un-purchased gifts for that person unchecked). For those of you with 3D Touch, you'll now be able to peek and pop on the main lists and quickly launch into a part of the app right from the icon.
1.9.3
Oct 23, 2014
This update allows those of you with iOS8 to use Touch ID with your passcode to unlock the app. You can also add a countdown of shopping days until Christmas as a today widget in Notification Center, which means you can swipe down from any app and quickly see the countdown or launch the app.

In addition, now The Christmas List looks great on the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.

We fixed a glitch that would cause a crash when adding people from contacts when an address book contains people with no name and no phone and no email address (really didn't expect that one).

Thanks to all of you for your support of the app. We hope you love the app and, as always, we are hard at work making it even better. If you love The Christmas List, please consider leaving a review. Every update we make wipes out the previous ratings so if you leave a review or just update and existing one it really helps spread the word!

Also, we have no way to respond to comments left on the App Store – so if you are having an issue or have a question about the app, please contact us from the Settings tab of the app or contact support@limbua.com.
1.9.2
Sep 11, 2014
This is an update to make The Christmas List work better with the new version of iOS. The look of The Christmas List has been refreshed and along the way a few new features were added too. For example, the progress charts and checkmarks are now color coded to better show the different statuses of gifts. On the gift detail screen, you can now zoom in to get a better look at the photo and it’s also easier to tell on the list views which gifts have notes and pictures.

This update also fixes a couple of glitches – an issue that may have caused the previous year to be unavailable for archiving gifts is now resolved. In addition, a fix for an issue that caused archived gifts to be included in the group email is also included.

…stayed tuned for more great features you’ve asked for coming soon!
1.9.1
Nov 14, 2013
If you love The Christmas List, be sure to check out Jotalicious - the grocery and shopping assistant that makes creating color-coded checklists as quick and simple as jotting a note!

This is a minor update that corrects an issue that prevented groups from being recognized in certain import situations. This also lets you make archived gifts active again (in case you archived them by accident).
1.9
Sep 13, 2013
Now it's easier than ever to add items to your lists quickly. Using the new Quick Add feature, you can enter multiple gifts at once – and if your device supports voice dictation, Quick Add works with that too, so you can add multiple gifts with just your voice! (To determine if you have voice dictation, just look for a microphone icon next to the space bar on the Quick Add Screen in the app.)

In addition, the screen that lists a person's gifts now also indicates the status of those gifts – letting you see more at a glance. And on the progress screen, you can now select multiple gifts at once to move them all to a new status. This comes in handy when wrapping or mailing several gifts at once – just tap the edit button, then tap each gift you want to move, choose the new status to move the gifts to and you're done! Lastly, if you have an AirPrint-enabled printer, you will now be able to print lists directly from the app.

We hope that you love the app already and that you find that these extra touches make it even better – here's to helping you enjoy that totally-organized-and-got-done-early feeling this year!
1.8
Nov 24, 2012
This update allows you to save and reference gifts from previous years without counting them toward this year's totals. It is also now easier to give the same gift to multiple people.
1.7
Nov 8, 2012
• new app icon
1.6
• support for the new iPhone 5 screen size
• share list as a text message
• set a budget for each person on your list
• a new, at-a-glance view of shopping progress
• view and search gifts by their status (to do, purchased, etc...)

There are still a few more things in store before Christmas, so stay tuned!
1.6.1
Oct 19, 2012
This is an update to support the new iPhone 5 screen size. This update also includes the following new features:
• share list as a text message
• set a budget for each person on your list
• a new, at-a-glance view of shopping progress
• view and search gifts by their status (to do, purchased, etc...)

There are still a few more things in store before Christmas, so stay tuned and happy shopping!

1.6.1
Resolved an issue when running The Christmas List on an iPad
1.6
Oct 15, 2012
IMPORTANT: If you are using The Christmas List on an iPad, do not download this update. Another update to support iPad will be available as soon as possible.

This is an update to support the new iPhone 5 screen size. This update also includes the following new features:
• share list as a text message
• set a budget for each person on your list
• a new, at-a-glance view of shopping progress
• view and search gifts by their status (to do, purchased, etc...)

There are still a few more things in store before Christmas, so stay tuned and happy shopping!
1.5.4
Dec 10, 2011
This update allows your to Tweet the days until Christmas just by tapping on the days until Christmas count in the app. You will only see this option if you are already set up for Twitter on your device and if you are and iOS 5 or higher. The Tweet will automatically include the days left until Christmas, but you can also add to that Tweet or change the message before sending it to make it your own.

If you have not updated the app recently, there are several other new features for you in this update. You are now able to send your lists as an email attachment to other people who are also using the app. When the other person opens the attachment, the changes will automatically update on that person's version of the app. This allows for sharing lists with others and for creating back ups of your lists for yourself. Also, you can now send all of the lists for a group in a single email, and there are some minor enhancements to the performance and stability of the app, and some new backgrounds to choose from. This update is recommended for all users.

Thanks to everyone for your support of The Christmas List! This year, The Christmas List has been the most popular Christmas shopping app on the App Store! As an independent app developer, your ratings and reviews are really important in supporting the development of the app, and they are really appreciated. Please keep the app review updates and first-time reviews coming...and, again, a sincere thank you and Merry Christmas!
1.5.3
Dec 7, 2011
The big day is getting closer...

With this update, you will be able to send your lists as an email attachment to other people who are also using the app. When the other person opens the attachment, the changes will automatically update on that person's version of the app. This allows for sharing lists with others and for creating back ups of your lists for yourself. Also, in this update, you can now send all of the lists for a group in a single email. In addition, there are some minor enhancements to the performance and stability of the app, and some new backgrounds to choose from. This update is recommended for all users.

Thanks to everyone for your support of The Christmas List! This year, The Christmas List has been the most popular Christmas shopping app on the App Store! As an independent app developer, your ratings and reviews are really important in supporting the development of the app, and they are really appreciated. Please keep the app review updates and first-time reviews coming...and, again, a sincere thank you!
1.5.2
Oct 31, 2011
1.5.0
• Updated for Christmas 2011
• Countdown of Days Until Christmas
• Facebook sharing
• Performance and stability improvements
• Easy-to-understand progress bars
• Drag and drop pictures of people to re-order

1.5.1
• Performance and stability improvements

1.5.2
• Fixed an issue that caused stores not to stick
• Fixed an issue that caused adding new users to not save under certain conditions
1.5.1
Sep 12, 2011
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Updated for Christmas 2011!
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If you love The Christmas List, please spread the word with a 5-star rating or review!

1.5.1
• Countdown of shopping days until Christmas
• A new background option
• Added the ability to delete old gifts
• The gift status and priority are now tracked separately
• Updated graphics
• Usability and performance improvements
• Added several improvements to the list of people, including:
- group sub totals and totals
- an easy-to-read gauge of shopping status
- amounts spent and amount left to do for each person
- easier to switch between people and store lists
• And on the each person's gift list you can:
- re-order people by dragging and dropping their images on the gift list
- update and add people directly from their gift list
- post lists to your Facebook account

1.5.1
Minor fixes

The Christmas List FAQ

Click here to learn how to download The Christmas List in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of The Christmas List.
iPhone
Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
The Christmas List supports English

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