Limelight is a new iPhone app for collecting movies and sharing them with friends. Released earlier this week by indie dev studio 9:42 AM, Limelight is pitched as a ”new way to browse and organize your movie library.”
Inspired by Delicious Library on the Mac, Limelight borrows from similar digital bookshelf apps and adds a unique social element.
I’ve been a proponent of an app called TodoMovies for quite some time because I simply can’t keep track of all the movies I want to see. Limelight takes TodoMovies a step farther by separating movies into “To Watch” and “Watched” lists. Sharing is also a crux of the experience; you are encouraged to follow other users within the app and share your library with friends on Twitter and Facebook.
The app is exquisitely designed, and navigating through the various windows feels fluid. Movies are displayed as poster thumbnails, which can make it occasionally tricky to find a specific movie when the poster isn’t easily recognizable. Trailers are available for each movie along with cast and crew info.
Limelight isn’t going to be for everyone, but it’s a well designed app that should appeal to certain movie lovers. Get it now in the App Store for $2.