I just added the ability to store favorites lists on the server so that they can be recovered even after your browser session ends. All you have to do is click the Store/Share link at the top of the favorites list, enter an email address, and hit the button, and you’ll get an email with a link. If you click this, it’ll take you to PadMapper and load up the saved favorites list. If you send this link to people you’re looking for housing with, they can load it up and take a look at the places. This is basically the same as the process I described in a post a few days ago, except that these lists can’t be modified when shared – modified versions must be saved again, and they get their own link.
Overall, it’s pretty lightweight and very quick. I think this method is less annoying than something involving accounts, but I’ll see later when I implement accounts for other reasons.