January 19, 2011

Listiki – List What You Like

Listiki is an application that allows users to do one thing – make lists. The types of lists that users make, and the way that they choose to distribute their new creations is up to them. From TV shows to zombie movies, alternative newspapers to luxury automobiles, Listiki’s users have already created lists about nearly every topic imaginable. New users can jump into the fray by editing lists that have already been created or making their own lists based on entirely new topics that they’ve dreamed up from scratch.

To start using Listiki, click “Create a list now!” or search for a specific topic to see if a similar list has already been made. For completely original topics that have never been written about before, creating a list is straightforward and basic. Just type in a title, add all the items you’d like to include, and use Listiki’s drag and drop functionality to reorder the list as often as you’d like. If your friend comes along and decides she doesn’t agree with your list of the best falafel houses in New York City, for example, she can make her own version based on your picks. After she has reordered the list you made – and possibly added a few hidden gems of her own – she can return to the “Average Ranking” to see the overall consensus based on all the similar lists made by Listiki users.

Sharing the lists you’ve made on Listiki is easy. Quickly post a link to your new list on Twitter or Facebook, or email the unique URL to your friends to check out. Although Listiki’s functionality may seem basic for the time being, there is seemingly no limit to the number of ways that users will be able to utilize this web-app as its popularity grows.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a list of all the places you’d like to visit on an upcoming vacation
  • Search for other users’ recommendations on the best bookstores in your town
  • Settle a debate over the best indie films by checking out with Listiki users think
  • Keep a running list of the best coffee shops in your neighborhood

Insider Tips:

  • Each list gets its own unique URL
  • Users must sign into the site with a Twitter or Facebook account
  • Search to see if a similar list has already been created before making your own
  • Browse the lists made by Listiki’s top five users

What we liked:

  • Creating new lists with Listiki is a straightforward process
  • Listiki will let you know if there is already a similar list to the one you’re making
  • Users can see which items have come up most on various lists on the Listiki site
  • There are an endless number of ways that people could utilize the site

What we didn’t like:

  • Listiki requires that users sign in with Facebook or Twitter to create a list, which prevents people who don’t use those services from using Listiki


Company Info:

  • Launched: June 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Cyprus
  • Founded by: Alex Schleifer, Constantinos Demetriadis, and and Davina Economou
  • Web site:


  • Free

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