After being featured by Canada’s National Post and Financial Post on October 25 as one of their best travel apps, Packing Pro shot up the iTunes App Store charts to reach the #1 position in both the iPhone and iPad Travel App sections in the Canadian App Store. This is the first time that Packing Pro has topped the charts there for both the iPhone and the iPad at the same time.
Besides its success in Canada, Packing Pro has also been a top-ranking travel app in the iTunes App Stores of several other countries as well, for over a year. It has peaked at #3 and #2 for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, in the U.S. Travel App section, and #2 for both device types in Australia’s Travel App section. 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
* 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 & 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, and an Expert packing list that can “automajically” help you create a customized list. Recently added features include a 60% larger master catalog (now with over 800 items), a powerful Smart Search tool, and full landscape orientation and keyboard support on the iPhone/iPod touch. These three 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.
Following Packing Pro’s feature by Canada’s National Post as one of their best travel apps, as well as its recent Universal app update which enabled full iPad support, customers have voted with their wallets to make it the most popular paid iPhone and iPad travel app on the Canadian App Store. Come check it out today!
1) 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, as well as 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 & notes)
♦ TOTAL your list weights & values
♦ EMAIL your packing lists to family & friends
2) CATALOG FEATURES:
♦ CUSTOMIZE the Master Catalog with 100% freedom (add, delete, rename or reorder any category, type or item, and move or copy any 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 tasks
♦ DEFINE your own categories, types, items & TO DO actions for more customized freedom & control
♦ RESTORE deleted categories, or even whole catalogs
3) OTHER KEY FEATURES:
♦ IMPORT & EXPORT packing lists & Master Catalog (or parts of them) between apps (i.e. Packing to Packing Pro) or between devices (i.e. iPod touch to iPhone, iPad, etc.) (*with the help of freely-available 3rd-party apps)
♦ REFER to a comprehensive in-app help guide
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 3.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Packing Pro is available for purchase worldwide on the iPhone 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).
Some screenshots are given below.
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