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Packing (+To Do!)

Packing (+To Do!)
Product Type: 
App

 

Never forget to pack anything again! For less than the cost of a (*forgotten*) tube of toothpaste or a pair of socks (and the time & hassle of replacing it on the road, or in the woods?), this iPhone/iPad app can be your very own personal packing assistant.

PACKING LIST FEATURES:

  • CREATE unlimited, 100% user-customizable packing lists
  • EDIT your lists however you wish (add, delete, rename or reorder any category, type or item)
  • DISCOVER new ideas & suggestions from included sample lists, i.e. typical male, typical female, light & super light
  • USE any list (sample or your own) as a template for future lists
  • ORGANIZE & MANAGE packing lists & Master Catalog using categories, types & items
  • MONITOR a running tally of total items per category & how many of them are checked off
  • COLLAPSE categories for less scrolling & better management
  • BUILD lists quickly & easily with multi-item selection
  • SHOW only items that are packed or unpacked, or show them all
  • SORT items by type or item, or by hand yourself
  • EDIT item details (number, weight, value, person, bag & notes)
  • TOTAL your list weights & values
  • EMAIL your packing lists to family & friends

CATALOG FEATURES:

  • CUSTOMIZE the Master Catalog with 100% freedom (add, delete, rename or reorder any category, type or item)
  • SELECT from hundreds of items for quick list generation with only minimal typing
  • ACCESS an extensive pre-departure TO DO list with over 100 actions
  • DEFINE you own categories, types, items & TO DO actions for more customized freedom & control
  • COPY & MOVE types and items throughout catalog
  • CLONE categories for multi-person lists
  • RESTORE deleted categories, or even whole catalogs

OTHER KEY FEATURES:

  • IMPORT & EXPORT packing lists & Master Catalog (or parts of them) between apps (i.e. Packing to Packing Pro, or vice versa)
  • IMPORT & EXPORT content between devices (i.e. iPhone to iPhone, iPod Touch to iPhone, iPad, etc.) (*with the help of iTunes' sync or one of several available free, 3rd-party apps)
  • BACKUP your lists and catalogs by exporting the data out of the app
  • AUTO-SAVES better protect your work
  • REFER to a comprehensive in-app help guide
  • UPGRADE to Pro-level Catalog, Features, or Full Combo via in-app purchasing

If you desire better syncing & sharing options, display customization, a super-sized catalog, twice as many sample lists, & additional, built-in Expert assistance, then consider Packing Pro (in-app upgrade options also available):

PRO BENEFITS (in Packing Pro):

  1. FULL iCLOUD SUPPORT**: 
    -- device-to-device auto-sync support for lists, catalog & settings
     
  2. CSV IMPORT / EXPORT*: 
    -- edit your lists on a PC with Excel, Numbers or Google Docs
     
  3. PACKING LIST FILE SHARING*: 
    -- share packing lists with family, friends and fellow travelers via email (import/export) and iTunes' File Sharing
     
  4. HUGE MASTER CATALOG: 
    -- over 400 new items (total of over 800), including extra items for babies, kids, pets, sports/activities, cooking & religion
     
  5. EXPERT LIST ASSISTANT: 
    -- "automajically" create lists based on the number of adults (males & females), children & days, as well as temperature, destination, food prep & clothes washing preferences
     
  6. CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN: 
    -- includes app-wide themes, packing list layout & display choices, font choices, & nearly full control of all the colors & textures in the app (check out the screenshots!)
     
  7. TWICE AS MANY SAMPLE PACKING LISTS (NOW 8): 
    -- including ones for couples, families, business people & campers
     
  8. SMART SEARCH: 
    -- easy & intuitive search function
     
  9. BETTER ORGANIZATION: 
    -- easy navigation between the four main sections (Lists, Catalog, Settings, Info) 
     
  10. LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION SUPPORT: 
    -- larger keyboard for more comfortable typing

* minimum iOS 4.0 required
** minimum iOS 5.0 required

Quick, simple & reliable, let Packing (or Packing Pro) be your helpful travel companion on all of your trips. Bon voyage!