The Travel App To Solve All Your Packing Needs

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I get a lot of emails from app developers in the travel sphere, and I can’t help but think that too many tech people are overthinking the connection between tech and travel (though, they are engineers, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise). Sometimes, a simple idea, executed properly, can work wonders. This is exactly how I would describe Packing Planner.

Packing Planner is essentially a digital packing checklist app for your device that allows you to create customizable to-pack (or to-buy) lists from a selection of hundreds of various items. You can categorize them (clothes, tech, toiletries), then once you’ve packed that item, check the box and move on to the next one. Simple as that.

Okay, why not just resort to the ole’ pad and paper for this one? That’s where the benefit of technology comes in.

What’s great about this app is that you can customize and save various trips and their corresponding packing needs. Want one list for business trips, one for hot-weather destinations and one for ski trips? No problem, make as many independent lists as you want (although, if you want to save more than two, you’ll have to upgrade for $0.99).

Now here’s the techie part. Want the app to take on Skynet-like control of your packing? You have the option of setting the app to remind and nag you to pack or buy certain items prior to the trip. You can also email off the list to your traveling partners and print out a copy in case you need a backup.

For more information about Packing Planner, visit their web site here, or view the app in the App Store here.

By Matt Stabile



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