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Listy is a simple and free way to catalog your favorite content

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Listing is a free and simple app for making lists of your favorite things. It automatically includes associated images, like book or album covers, and you can create shareable visual lists with the free app on Mac, iOS, or Android. It’s a convenient way to quickly share recommendations with friends.

You can list your favorite albums, books, movies, TV shows, video games, sites, apps, wine, beer, or social posts. Your listing is displayed with the appropriate cover art: any book, album, TV show, or movie you list will have its representative image associated with it, just as the wines or beers you list will include images of their bottles.

  • To make a list, you must first choose a category, such as books, movies, video games. Then you add the elements one by one. Unlike many other apps, you don’t need to register or log in to start using it.
  • When you start typing the name of something, Listy searches a database to find it. This item, along with its image and other basic information, is added to your list.
  • You can sort listings by title, genre, rating, added data, or other information, depending on the category.
  • For movies, the app automatically adds the movie’s release date, description, and fan rating, pulled from Movie Database, a free community platform that’s now used by 400,000 developers and businesses. It also shows where the movie is available to watch online.
  • Once you’ve added items, you can edit your list to change its order or to remove or update items. You can also mark items as watched, read, played, or tasted.
  • You can share any of your listings as an image, making it easy to post listings to any social network of your choice. You can also text or email a list as an image.
  • You can create as many lists as you want, each containing as many items as you want.
  • Lists can be backed up to iCloud so they stay in sync between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
  • You can export lists as images or Listy’s proprietary file format, but you can’t open or edit the app’s lists in other text apps.
  • You cannot send someone a link to a list. You must attach the listing as an image.
  • You cannot yet collaborate on a list with others, although this feature is in the works. The company paid attention to confidentiality: its to place does not use cookies.
  • You can use Listy for to-do lists or idea lists, but it’s not designed primarily for that. Better to use other simple free alternatives like Apple Reminders or Google Tasks, or dedicated task apps like Things.
  • Listy has a limited number of categories. If you want to create a list of your favorite snacks, animals, cartoon characters, or other categories that the app hasn’t added yet, you’re out of luck, although new categories are added every month.

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