Fancy review: Fancy

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.4
  • Installation and Setup: 10.0
  • Features and Support: 7.0
  • Interface: 9.0
  • Performance: 9.0
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The Good The selection of items on Fancy is different from, and in some ways better than, that on Pinterest. Multiple lists make organizing items a breeze.

The Bad Difficult to make bulk edits. Sometimes the Buy Now button brings up a similar item, and not the exact item you're looking for. No pinning items from the Web.

The Bottom Line Whether you're an existing Pinterest user or simply a shopaholic, Fancy has tons of items that you should see. Plus, a potential discount through Fancy's built-in shop should make the app worth considering.

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While Pinterest on iOS is one of the more popular downloads in the App Store, the megapopular site still has yet to make an official app for Android, leaving tons of pin-addicts without a way to track their favorite pictures, people, places, and things while on the go. Fortunately, hot on the heels of Pinterest comes Fancy, another service for keeping a photo archive of all the things on the Web that you, well, fancy.

The primary way to use Fancy is to peruse other users' items and add them to your own lists. At first, it might seem a little voyeuristic, but make no mistake, it is a flattering gesture to add someone else's "Fancy'd" item to one (or more) of your lists. You can also upload your own pictures of items, either from your camera or your device's gallery. Unfortunately, the Fancy app doesn't integrate well with your mobile browser yet, so it doesn't let you Fancy items from a Web site.

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Where to Buy

Fancy (iOS)

Part Number: id407324335

Free

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  • Category Social networking
    Shopping, dining, and lifestyle
  • Compatibility iOS
About The Author

Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.