Unlike the colleagues you work with every day or the family and flatmates you live it, there are times when you need to make and share lists quickly and easily. It especially helps if you or your collaborators don't need to download anything or register for an account. And in the best of such apps, the people you share with can edit the list. So here are six of such free and fast online list-making tools.

1. Kwiklist (Web): Fastest Way to Make and Share a List With Anyone

Kwiklist is one of the fastest and best ways to make a shared list online where anyone can contribute

As promised, Kwiklist is about making a list as quickly as possible and sharing it with people. You don't need to register or install anything, and it works perfectly on computer or phone screens. Just choose a nickname for yourself, and you're ready to start creating a list.

You'll get what you expect from a standard list-making tool, i.e. adding items or tasks one below another and adding sub-tasks or sub-items nestled under any item. Surprisingly, you can add multiple lines in any task or sub-task, giving you more space than most other listmakers. You can also drag and drop to change the order. Kwiklist also gives you a space to add Notes at the top of the list and features a handy "Print" button to get a version formatted for a printout.

Once you save and share your list, recipients can view and edit the list in real time. You can also save your list as a template to use as a starting guide for future lists. Kwiklist also has several public templates you can use, such as beach day, morning routine, camping, etc.

2. Groceed (Web): Collaborative, No-Signup Grocery Shopping List

Groceed lets you create collaborative grocery shopping lists, and has the option to add notes to any item

For your family or flatmates or anyone you live with, you'll want to use one of the best grocery shopping apps so that you can save your favorites, add items as you go, and track your existing stocks. But if you need to share a grocery shopping list with someone else, you don't want to force them to download the same app or have to download their favorite. Groceed is a better option in such scenarios.

Without registering for an account, you are ready to start a new grocery shopping list. You can also instantly share it with others as a link or have them scan the QR code on your phone or laptop. The convenience and speed makes it ideal when you're planning a party with friends or traveling with others and trying to decide what to get for a home-cooked meal.

The actual list is pretty simple. Just add items one after another, and you can edit them to add notes. If you optionally log in with a Google account, you can also save your lists, and Groceed will even remember previously added items and suggest them while you type.

3. Flask (Web): Shareable To-Do Lists With Color Tags, Due Dates, Pinned Tasks

Flask lets you make collaborative to-do lists without signup, complete with due dates and color coding

Flask has been around for a long time and is one of the best no-signup online collaboration sites for productivity. While you could technically create any type of list, it's ideal for making to-do lists that you can share with anyone, and they can add or edit it.

Once you create a new list, share the URL for others to access it. You can only add single tasks in a list, with no option to add sub-tasks, which is disappointing. However, Flask has some other cool productivity features for to-do lists. You can add due dates for any task, you can pin the most important tasks to the top of the list by starring them, and you can add color-coded tags to any task (of course, you and your collaborators would need to know what the colors mean).

Flask doesn't update in real time when your collaborators make any changes, so you might need to refresh it a few times to get the latest changes. The app has the option of registering for an account to save your lists for later.

4. Listo (Web): Disposable, No-Signup, Collaborative Lists

Listo auto-deletes shared lists after 7 days to protect your privacy

If you're worried about the contents of a shared collaborative list being used in some context against you later, Listo is a better option. There is no option to save your lists or sign up for an account. And after seven days, all lists are automatically deleted. It's a privacy-protecting measure like many of the other self-destructing apps.

The list-maker is simple and standard. It only lets you and your collaborators add a series of items to a list, with no other features. Items can be checked off, which automatically crosses them out but keeps them visible. If an item is deleted, it won't be visible in the main list, but you can see it in the "Deleted items" collapsed list.

Links List is a visually rich way to share links and bookmarks between friends or colleagues

Links List is a place for anyone to share a list of bookmarks and interesting URLs anonymously. Once you create a new list and share its custom address, anyone with the URL can add a new link to it. Collaborators can also change the theme and reorder the list.

The app has a dense view (only see the link address) and an open view. In the open view, Links List scrapes the link's page for a preview of the title, header image, and any description or metadata available about it.

6. Chacy (Web): Collaborative Lists With Reddit-Like Voting

Chacy lets collaborators upvote and downvote items in a shared list, just like Reddit, to make decisions

Chacy is a list-making tool that helps you make decisions rather than just share items. It's great for making group decisions, such as which movie to watch or which restaurant to eat at, and better than several of the best online poll-making sites because anyone can add suggestions to this.

Before making a list, you'll need to add your name and give the list a title (usually a question). There's a description box if you want to expand notes for your collaborators. Then, start adding items to the list one after another. If they don't show up on your page, refresh it, the site can be buggy sometimes. Finally, share your link with your collaborators.

Anyone with a link will also need to add their name before accessing it. Each item includes an upvote and downvote button. This determines the ranking of the item on the list, and everyone can also see who voted it up or down. Collaborators can also add items of their own, and the original creator of the list votes just like everyone else.

Since these list makers are ideally to be used without registering, there's no way to go back to them if you lose the link. Chances are, many of your collaborators haven't saved it either. So do yourself a favour and create a bookmarks folder for these sites, and whenever you create a new list, add it to that folder. You never know when you'll need it in the future.