App beat: Pack like a professional with Packing Pro
If you invariably find yourself arriving at a travel destination missing one or more critical items left sitting on your desk or bed, Packing Pro from Quinnscape may be the app for you. Creating a packing list on a slip of paper is great as long as you don't leave anything off or lose the list. Most users tend to be more careful about keeping their electronic devices close at hand than they are with random lists.
This universal app includes a number of handy features, including a catalog of some 800 items you might need when traveling. It also includes a variety of pre-built lists for various types of trips that you can use as a starting point.
The Expert List tool lets you enter information about how many people are traveling (including how many adults and children), the length of the trip, temperature at the destination, domestic or foreign and whether you need to prepare food. The tool will then automatically populate a list which you can then customize.
Version 5.1 of Packing Pro is out now in the App Store and is currently on sale for a very reasonable US$2.99. A basic version that contains fewer items in the catalog and fewer sample lists is also available for $0.99.
Packing Pro, the popular travel packing app for the iPhone and iPad, has just been updated to make it even easier to build and manage your packing lists. Packing Pro features an extensive, customizable catalog, several handy sample lists that can be used as templates, and unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists. Version 5.1 builds on an already solid foundation by introducing safeguards against accidentally adding duplicate items to existing packing lists.
Taipei, Taiwan - Packing Pro, the popular travel packing app for the iPhone and iPad, has just been updated to make it even easier to build and manage your packing lists. This should come as a welcome relief to stressed-out Thanksgiving holiday travelers around the country. Arguably one of the most broadly useful travel apps in the App Store, developer Quinn Genzel says, "No matter how you travel, or where you go, everyone still needs to pack. Packing Pro makes a perfect complement to any travel app combo."
Packing Pro's most recent version 5.1 update builds on an already solid foundation by introducing safeguards against accidentally adding duplicate items to existing packing lists. Also, more control over the 800 item catalog is added, with the ability to move or copy items or whole types of items between the various categories. Now, users are better able to manage and customize their lists and item catalog however they wish.
Packing Pro has been a top-ranking travel app in the iTunes App Stores of several countries for more than a year and half. It has peaked at #3 and #2 for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, in the U.S. Travel App section, #2 for both device types in Australia's Travel App section, and #1 for both the iPhone & iPad in Canada. Packing Pro has also been spotlight demoed in Apple's summer 2009 Travel Guide and recognized by National Geographic & American Express' Travel Leisure (two years in a row) as one of the best travel apps for the iPhone, as well as earning glowing reviews on major tech & app blogs (148Apps, iLounge & TUAW, among others).
Packing Pro is more than just a digital packing list. It's more like a personal packing assistant that is always by your side. It features an extensive, customizable catalog, several handy sample lists that can be used as templates, and unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists. A host of special functions include:
* Multi-item selection for speedy list building (now with duplicate-item safeguards)
* Collapsable categories with running item tallies
* Numerous packing list sorting & display options
* Weight and value totals
* Send to email
* Import / export to other Packing apps and devices
* Recovery of deleted lists and categories
* Extensive in-app instructions and feedback options
* Multi-tasking, fast-app-switching support
* Fully customized device support for iPhones, iPod touches and iPads
Besides the core features listed above (which are also present in the basic Packing app), Packing Pro also gives its users complete control over the look and feel of the app (themes, layout, font, colors), twice as many sample lists, a double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items, Smart Search, full landscape orientation & keyboard support on all iOS devices, and an Expert packing list tool that can "automajically" help you create a customized list. These extra pro features help improve the ease and efficiency of packing list creation and management by reducing the need and the difficulty of typing on such a small device.
If you plan on doing any traveling over the Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's holidays, consider downloading Packing Pro to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad today to help ease the stress of traveling. Happy holidays!
Pricing and Availability:
Packing Pro is a universal app that is available for purchase worldwide on the iPhone & iPad App Store at a 25% reduced price of only $2.99 (USD), or the equivalent in local currency. The basic version (Packing) sells for only $0.99, 50% off its full price. App Store promo codes are also available upon request for press (U.S. App Store accounts only).
Packing Pro 5.1: http://www.quinnscape.com/PackingPro.asp
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/packing-pro/id312266675
Video Demo: http://www.quinnscape.com/PackingPro-videodemo.asp
App Icon: http://www.quinnscape.com/images/icon-PackingPro-150x150.png
Since its founding in October 2008, QuinnScape has been managed by Quinn Genzel. Quinn is best known for his popular, top-ranking travel packing apps: Packing and Packing Pro. Both apps have been recognized by Apple and National Geographic (and American Express for Packing Pro) as some of their top apps for traveling. Other app created by Quinn include nature appreciation apps (iLove Nature and iLove Birds), 3D VR action games (R.I.P and Ghost Buddy) and high-quality puzzles (the aQ's Pro Slider Puzzle series). Copyright (C) 2008-2010 QuinnScape. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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