Lystee invites users to make lists that can be shared online. Lists can be focused on just about any topic, although the application is geared towards entertaining lists. Each list shows the creator’s avatar, name and location along with the total number of list views and times it was marked as a favorite by other users. List items appear in text in the order the creator added them. Users can share lists on Facebook and through Google Plus. The application also includes a built in text to speech function. The user can enter their telephone number and choose either a woman or a man’s voice. The application will call the number provided and read the list using an automated voice based on the gender selected.
Lystee is a product of 8byte8 LLC. The application was created to “make lists fun.” Users are encouraged to create any interesting list they like to share with friends and others online. The application also boasts a simple user interface that prevents the list creation process from becoming difficult. The user can quickly put together a list and share it with others without spending too much time exploring the site. The current version of Lystee is still in beta.
Lystee offers a basic list creation tool that seems to be lacking compared to some of its competitors. The lists appear as simple text, which works fine because the interface looks nice however does not offer much freedom to the user. Users who want to add different types of media to their lists will be disappointed. The main difference noticed in Lystee is the text to speech function, which calls the user and reads the list to them. This is certainly a novel idea although it doesn’t really make up for the other areas the application is lacking.
Lystee has a very elegant, stylish appearance that gives off a charming appeal. The homepage seems to be slightly flawed because the public activity feed continues to grow as the user scrolls down, forbidding access to the handful of links found at the bottom of the page. The user can access these by clicking anywhere else on the site. The site’s list builder is simple and relies on the user’s imagination to come up with items that will make the list interesting.
A new user can join the Lystee community by clicking the grey “Sign Up Now” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. A small pop up box appears and asks the user to provide an email address and password. The user must also check the tiny white box at the bottom, right hand corner of the form to confirm their agreement with the Lystee terms of service. After doing so, the user is directed back to the Lystee homepage where they can sign in. The sign in form also has a Facebook and Twitter option.
Lystee provides users with a simple list building tool for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges required when creating an account or building lists. This is a good thing because Lystee doesn’t offer anything significant that would justify a price. The application is interesting and allows users to create text lists and share them through social networks or the website. The application is still in beta, so it is possible that fees may be added later (although it is doubtful unless dramatic changes are made prior to launch).
Lystee.com is a helpful tool for anyone who wants to build a simple list to share online. The application also claims it can assist those who wish to build a practical list, such as a list of tasks to complete or a grocery shopping list. The site is geared more towards individuals and casual users rather than professionals and businesses.