Developers from Microsoft Garage have released Personal Shopping Assistant, a new Chrome extension that allows users to automatically save their browsed products, get notified on price changes, and even share their favorites with others. Once you download it, the assistant will remember all the products you have encountered during your browsing sessions including key details about it and where you found them.
The extension asks you to log in with either a Microsoft or a Google account to remember your favorites across devices, share them with your friends by email, or access them on your phone by also sending you an email link that opens a web page with your listed products. Note though that "search results and catalog pages, with multiple products listed are not captured."
On a blog post on Microsoft's Fire Hose blog, Microsoft Garage developer Gagan Chopra explained how this simple tool allows computer users to do better shopping decisions without interfering with their workflows:
This tool doesn’t tell you what to buy or where, but it’s doing mechanical jobs we’d have to otherwise do ourselves,” Chopra says. “It tells you where else you can buy what you’re looking for and monitors it. This last part makes it much more satisfying and has really taken off on the personalization aspect. What it sees and remembers is based on their data and what is pertinent to them.
You can download the Chrome extension over here. Let us know in the comments if you think this tool can help you become a more organized shopper.