Frequently Asked Questions

What people ask us about making & sharing Shopping & Gift Lists?

What is WishSlate?

WishSlate is a place to make a wish list for sharing, shopping and gifting.  Add products and items from any store, so you don’t need to maintain wish lists or multiple sites.   You can connect with friends and get ideas and inspiration by browsing their lists.   

WishSlate is available on iOS, Android and your desktop browser.   It provides time-saving features to organize, tag, sort, and filter products on your wish list.   Share your lists, follow friends and stay in the loop with useful notifications.  

Can I access the app on iOS, Android and my desktop browser?

In your browser window on any device, simply go to the following URL

All you need to do is sign up there and start creating your wish list.

On mobile devices, you can keep the convenience of a mobile app by simply creating a shortcut on your mobile home screen! 

On iOS: In Safari, visit > Click the Share icon > Click “Add to Home Screen” > Confirm details by clicking “Add”. And you’re done!

On Android: In Google Chrome, visit > Click the 3 little dots in the top right-hand corner > Click “Add to Home Screen” > Confirm details by clicking “Add”. And you’re done!

Is the app free?

Yes, the WishSlate app is free to use!

How can we put products we find on the web into the Christmas list?

You simply copy the URL of the product from any website, paste it into the WishSlate app, and the details will auto-populate. It is pretty cool!   It works most of the time, but sometimes we just have not become smart enough yet 🙂 – so if you find a link that does not work, feel free to email it to us at   We’ll try and fix it, so next time it works for you.

My kid doesn’t have an email. How do I create an account for them?

All you have to do is use your email address (ex: & add “+childname” (ex: “+timmy”) before the @ sign (i.e. This will create a new child account with this email ID, but all the emails and updates will be delivered to your inbox.

How can I share the Christmas list with family and friends?

Your family and friends can simply Follow your account, browse your list, and be notified of changes and additions. 

Why would someone use WishSlate?

WishSlate is useful for a lot of different scenarios. This app is for you if…

  • You want to keep track of the items you like
  • You’re tired of keeping different wish lists across different stores
  • You have trouble tracking down the items you like (maybe you use random notes, emails, or docs at the moment)
  • You want an elegant wish list with pictures and other details (not just links)
  • You want to create a shopping list for yourself. You can mark items as private to make this easier)
  • You want to save a gift idea for someone else. You can label this item and filter your list on it.   Also can mark it as private)
  • You want to share your list with friends, whether it be gift ideas or any reason.
  • You want to browse wish lists to see what others have on their list.   Get ideas and inspiration, or be curious. 
  • You want to buy a gift for someone.  You can go to the exact store and product link from their wish list. 

…and more!

How do I follow a friend?

Use the Search Friends field on top left of the app to find a friend.    Click Follow beside their name or Invite them if you can’t find them.   Once they join, you’ll need to search and follow them.  See video below. 

Why should I follow a friend?

Following a friend is a great option, because it means you’ll get notified each time they update their wish list. You’ll also get reminded when they’re about to celebrate a birthday. This makes shopping for gifts — and remembering special occasions — super simple. Think of it just like any other social network: Following someone lets you stay connected.

How do I see when a person added the item to their list?

On the Wish List, you might see some items have a green border highlight. These items were added within last 24 hours. To see when items are added, click on the item and you will see how long ago or the date when the person added the item to their wish list. Look for it under the description on the right side of the Item Details pop-up.

Can I reserve an item to avoid duplicates?

Yes, simply click on the item and Mark it as Bought at the bottom of the Item Details pop-up. This way the item will show as bought, so no one else buys it to avoid duplicate gifts

Why did you make WishSlate?

WishSlate founder, Jaison Dolvane created the app after experiencing the common problem of anxiety around gift-giving. 

He explained: “Throughout the year, my wife would send me links to things that she liked. When it came time to buy something for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas, I found myself frantically searching for the links or not getting the product delivered on time. I’d usually wait until the last minute, rush to find something, go over my budget and settle for a gift I was not completely sure she would like.”

After speaking with hundreds of families, we realized that making and sharing lists, as simple as it is, does not really have a ‘made for it’ solution.   He found that people use google docs, emails, or notes to share lists and there is a lot of coordination required, especially around occasions like Christmas and Birthdays.   So, we created WishSlate with features to help making and organizing product and gift lists easy, in addition to helping automate the sharing and co-ordination of lists with friends and family. 

Click here to try it out

What if I want to monitor what my kids put on their lists?

Just follow your child’s account on the WishSlate app (Home > Search for their name > Hit Follow). You’ll get email notifications when they add new items, so you can make sure they don’t put anything crazy on there!

Can I see Items added in last 24 hours?

Yes, click on wish list for a friend. Items added in last 24 hours will have a green border highlight.

How do I label or tag items?

You can save items for different reasons – maybe it is a shopping idea for yourself, maybe it is a gift idea for dad’s birthday. You can label items on your list for events and people to keep organized and then use Filter (top of your wish list) to view these items on your list. For can also mark an item Private, so only you see it on your list – for example, a gift idea for Dad’s Birthday.

1. Click the item on your list (after you add it)
2. Click the ‘+’ sign on the bottom right on the image
3. Add your labels (Birthday and Dad)

How can I contact someone for support?

Again, you can reach out at with any questions or concerns. We’d love to hear from you!



Error Saving Item:  WishSlate has a magical feature, which lets you paste a link and automatically figure out the product image and details.   On very rare occasions, when you Click Save – you receive a red box with an “Error Saving Item”.  This is because the website with the product did not allow us to save the image.  In this case – Click X on the image, add your image manually, and click Save.

I have new feature ideas. Who do I tell?

We would love to hear your ideas for the app. As we’re still in beta, we depend on community feedback to help us grow and improve. Please direct any suggestions to