Year Two

MasterWishLast year I was proud to introduce, a website which allows users to build wish lists of things they want not just from one site, but from any site on the web or even off the web. Matt Batchelder, Zach Tirrell and I started working on this project over a year ago now and we’ve learned a lot in that time, but rather than look back I like to look forward to the year to come.

Here are a few things we are hoping to pay some attention to in the upcoming year to make MasterWish even more useful to you:

  • Shared wish lists for weddings, anniversaries, etc.
  • Interface improvements for greater consistency between pages
  • Improvements to the bookmarklet
  • More currencies

As in the past year, user feedback will continue to guide our development efforts so use it, love it, and let us know what we can do to make you love it even more!

Don’t have a MasterWish Account yet? Sign up now! It’s free, easy and fun!

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MasterWish LogoI am happy to say that is getting some fantastic feedback from the user community!

While we are not about to stop improving the site it is fantastic to see feedback like this weblog entry from Kevin Scaldeferri’s Weblog. Glad you liked the site Kevin! In our hectic, fast paced, information-heavy world I’m glad to hear people appreciate our less-is-more attitude.

MasterWish was founded on the ideal of offering flexibility… a tool that a person uses the way they want to, not the way we think they should. This feedback helps guide us to continue to develop in this direction.

Thanks Kevin!

For more information on MasterWish, check out my previous article, or go straight to and check it out for yourself!

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MasterWish LogoIntroducing, a new kind of wish-list!

For the better part of this year Matt Batchelder, Zach Tirrell and I have been working hard on this site and we are happy to announce that it is now ready for prime-time.

MasterWish is a wish list site with a whole lot more. Items on MasterWish can be from anywhere. Make up your birthday list with items from your favorite online vendors, but don’t stop there… You want things that may not come from online vendors. How about that nice lilac you saw at the garden center? Or that circular saw from the hardware store? Add those too! You can list items from anywhere and enter a web URL, a description of where to find it, or both!

Once you have a bunch of items you can organize them into lists. I have lists for music, videos, kitchen toys, and more, but the great thing is items can belong to more than one list. My birthday is coming up so I created a birthday list and added items from all my categories to it. It’s that easy.

The other big difference with MasterWish is you can control who sees your wish lists. You can create a wish list of what you want from friends and one for family and control who can see them.

There is much more to MasterWish than I have mentioned here, but the best way to learn more is to sign up for an account! It’s free (and will always be free) and I think it’s pretty cool.

MasterWish is still in beta, so we’re still working on improving and streamlining the site. If you have any suggestions please leave them at the Bugs & Suggestions link. We’ll do our best to implement everyone’s suggestions.

I hope you enjoy the site, Make lots of suggestions, and get everything you wish for.

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