Wishing for a Mac Wish List?
Kaboodle is the solution!
We've been searching for a solution for Mac customers to be able to create and maintain a Wish List of Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking products. One of our designers, Erica Hite, stumbled across this great solution, and I want to briefly show you how it works. While this is helpful to Mac customers (who can't use our previously recommended Wish List solution called Evernote), this is not strictly a Mac product. Anyone can use it.
The solution can be found at the www.Kaboodle.com site.
First thing you'll want to do is sign up for a free account. Click on "Join Now."
You'll be asked to enter your information, and then you click on "Sign me up!"
Now we can set up our Scrap Girls Wish List. First thing to do is click on "Create a New Page."
Choose a name for your Wish List. I chose "Scrap Girls Wish List."
You can choose whether you want to make the page public or private. If you make it public, it will be available for anyone else to view, and you can also share it with specific friends of your choice who also have Kaboodle accounts.
Click on "Wishlist" for the page type. And then type in any page tags that will make your Wish List easy for others to find whose interests are the same as yours. I used "digital scrapbooking" and "scrapbooking" for my page tags.
Kaboodle gives you four ways to add items onto your page. You can pick which one best suits you.
I chose to "Get the Buttons," meaning I'll add Kaboodle buttons right into the toolbar of my Firefox browser. I found this to be the quickest way to keep track of items I want while I'm browsing through the Scrap Girls Boutique.
I go to the Scrap Girls website, and when I see something I like, I click on "Add to Kaboodle."
I am then taken to the Kaboodle site, where it automatically chooses relevant summary information from the page, like a picture, description and price. By clicking "Fix Details," you can select a different picture from the web page and further customize the summary information.
You can also add tags for this item (I chose "Papers" and "Pink" for my tags) and personal notes you'd like to remember.
When you click on "Submit," you are immediately taken back to the Scrap Girls website to continue browsing for digital scrapbook products. How cool is that?
I went back and added a brush to my Wish List. I'm done browsing for now, and want to just view my Wish List on the Kaboodle website. I click on "My Profile" from my browser's toolbar and click on my Scrap Girls Wish List page. This is the screen I'm taken to, where I can view all of my current "wishes." You can switch between different views, even play a slideshow of your wishes.
Enjoy figuring out what all this fun and powerful tool, called Kaboodle, can do for you and your digital scrapbooking hobby.
Tutorial by Mandy Steward