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Automate your friends so you never miss their birthday again

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Join the Hive, connect with your friends, home or abroad, and you'll be able to organise ... More

Editor's review

Published 12 Feb 2019

There was a time in life when we had all this information safely tucked away in our brain. We could remember people's street addresses, their phone numbers, their birthdays. It was all in our heads. I can still remember telephone numbers that I had many, many years ago. These days we are all so busy and pre-occupied so we have our mobiles to remind us of some of the things that are important. We don't have to worry about street addresses anymore because nobody sends letters but phone numbers and birthdays are essential. 

For the last few years, many of us have relied on Facebook to remind us when a friend's birthday is coming up. But that's only half the problem. It's all very well finding out on the day that it's a friend's special day but what about buying them a present? It's a bit late now. Well, here we have a very simple app that will take the pressure off a wee bit. Gifthive is a new app for Android and iOS that not only gives you plenty of advance time for birthday planning. It also suggests and sends them a designated gift.

When you join 'the 'Hive' your birthday gift woes are all taken care of. You just have to connect with your friends wherever they may be in the world and get them to join up and put their details to create a friends' network. Once you've all filled in your details - name, date of birth and street address - you'll create a friends' database and none of you will need to remember birthdays anymore. No one will have to worry about privacy because everything is confidential. Invite as many people as you like and, the chances are, you'll receive more presents on your own birthday as well.

You don't have to send everyone on the list a present. You can decide who you wish to send a gift to and even set up a budget for the amount of money that you're prepared to spend. You'll receive a notification several days before your friend's big day with up to three gifts suggestions that suit your budget figure. Pick one, pay for it and Gifthive will do the rest. They will send off your gift so that it reaches your friend on time no matter where they are in the world. 

Gifthive is an app for the busy people that we have all become these days. It's one less thing to remember. You don't have to remember your friends' actual address or their date of birth because everything is done automatically. The app itself is simple to use and even the Luddites amongst us won't have a problem using it. You can connect with friends via email, messenger or any other app you choose and get them to join your little birthday community. Gifthive is available now for free download for iPhone, iPad and Android from the relevant app store.  

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