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December 1st, 2006 at 7:00am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox no pointLink

Ho, Ho, Ho! Since it is getting closer to Christmas, does everyone have their Christmas list prepared and ready to go? Tis the season, ya know. :-)

The GiftTagging Firefox extension allows surfers to tag gifts they want for a special occasion. The installation is simple, but you are required to register on the site, which is no big surprise. You have to store your wish list somewhere, right?

As soon as you install the extension, two icons show up to the left of the address bar: a gift icon and a tag icon. The gift icon is to look at your entire list of "stuff" you want. The tag icon "tags" and stores the current web page you are looking at to your list.

The cool thing about this is that anyone can look at your list by going to gifttagging.com and on the right-hand side of the site, you can enter in any friends email and find out what that person wants.

The one downside to this is the data entry page of a gift that I'm adding to my list. They may want to minimize the amount of data you enter. I thought the price may be entered automatically, but coming from a programmer's standpoint, I understand that would be difficult. The label at the top called "Name" confused me at first. Do I enter my name or a product name or a name of who I was going to buy this for? Renaming it to "Item Name:" would seem more appropriate.

I love this concept. How many of us are constantly asked, "What do you want for Christmas?" Well, just tell them to look at gifttagging.com and type in your email address for your wishlist.

Problem solved. :-)