Version 1.0.3

NiftyGifts is a handy Christmas Present Tracker for the iPhone & iPod Touch.

  • Multiple recipients & gifts
  • Budget caps and alerts in red when budget exceeded
  • Save a photo of the item using your iPhone's camera!
  • Simple, easy to use interface
  • Shopping List feature
  • Changeable currency option
  • PIN protection to keep your list secret
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Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iOS 3 or later. No network connection required. Photo taking supported on iPhone only.

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About NiftyGifts - Christmas Present Tracker

NiftyGifts is an iPhone app which helps you keep track of the Christmas presents you've bought for people, or wish to buy.

You can set up multiple recipients, set them budgets and assign them gifts. Each gift has a name, price, status (whether you've bought it yet or not) and if you're an iPhone user it also lets you use the camera to take a photo!

The main screen shows a quick overview of your "giftees" and how much you've spent on each, giving you a running total too. The budget feature means that if you've overspent on a particular person, the total figure gets highlighted in red.

Users requiring the currency to be in dollars or euros can change this easily in the Options panel too.

The Developer

  • Me!

    Philip Ward

    I've been developing websites commercially since 1998, using a variety of technologies.

    This year I started a new challenge of developing iPhone apps. NiftyGifts is my first app I released into the App Store - I hope you like it!

NiftyGifts 1.0.6

Awaiting Approval
  • Made compatible with taller iPhone 5 screen
  • Fixed bug where PIN wasn't requested when app was launched from standby

NiftyGifts 1.0.5

Released on 17th Jun 2012
  • Fix released to combat issue in iOS 5.1 which treats saved data as temporary and therefore deletes it.

NiftyGifts 1.0.4

Released on 3rd Jan 2012
  • Added ability to email the shopping list
  • Added Delete Recipient button on recipient screen as an alternative to swipe-to-delete
  • Added arrow icons to rows which load a new screen
  • Various bug fixes
  • Retina splash screen

NiftyGifts 1.0.3

Released on 7th December 2010
  • Minor graphical tweaks to click effects, swipe-cancel, button clicks and preloaded images
  • Alternating row colours for easier reading
  • iPod Touch users can now load photos from their library
  • iPhone4 hi-res home screen icon added
  • Fixed ordering bug when upper and lower case was mixed
  • Fixed iOS 4.2 bug where slide animations stopped working
  • Made PIN toggle switch graphic neater
  • Allowed gifts to be entered without a price
  • Made "to buy" presents a different colour instead of just italic
  • Fixed italic bug in iOS 4.0
  • Fixed iPad bug in iOS 4.2

NiftyGifts 1.0.2

Released on 19th November 2010
  • New Shopping List page, listing every present that's marked "To Buy".
  • Some graphical improvements to the link touch styling

NiftyGifts 1.0.1

Released on 12th November 2010
  • New "Left to spend" figure
  • Added optional PIN number support to keep your pressies secret!
  • Blue arrow icon to signify clickable items
  • Different background colour on Total & "Left to spend" rows
  • Swiping an item twice cancels the delete option
  • Disabled unnecessary device functions for more efficiency
  • Clicking an item alters its appearance to make the touch feel more positive
  • Fixed a bug where starting the app sometimes left blank totals

NiftyGifts 1.0

Released on 30th October 2010
  • First release of NiftyGifts - Christmas Present Tracker!
  • Multiple recipients, multiple presents
  • Budget facility including alert when exceeded
  • Currency option between pounds, dollars and euros
  • Camera functionality for iPhone users

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