TinyPlanet Software announces Knapsack 1.1 with iCal synchronization

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[prMac.com] San Diego, California - TinyPlanet Software is excited to announce Knapsack 1.1, the first update to the personal travel organizer for Mac OS X Leopard. Version 1.1 features two-way iCal synchronization allowing users to take their carefully crafted itineraries and checklists with them on their iPhones or PDAs or publish to .Mac via iCal. Now, any changes made while traveling are automatically reflected in Knapsack after syncing with iCal. Calendar synchronization builds upon Knapsack's original goal of offering users the tools to plan, organize, and relive their travel adventures. This version also expands Knapsack's exporting capabilities by allowing one-way export to iCal in addition to two-way sync.

Knapsack 1.1 allows users to easily sync a trip's itinerary and checklists with iCal. Users have the flexibility to sync with an existing calendar or allow Knapsack to create a new calendar just for that trip. Once a trip is synchronized, any changes made to activities or checklist items in iCal will be automatically reflected in Knapsack. Users can now make plans while on-the-go with their iPhones and sync the changes back to Knapsack. Users will no longer forget a hotel tip offered by a friend over lunch or a restaurant suggestion read while away from their computer.

Just as someone might stick a pin on a map to mark a spot they've visited, users can place pins on the world map in Knapsack to represent locations from their trips. Users can revisit all the places they've been simply by clicking on any pin to see a postcard from that location. A single click in the postcard opens a Google map of that place in the world. Reliving trips has never been so fun and organized.

Planning a trip is as easy as drag and drop. With flexible itineraries, users can shuffle activities between days or even rearrange entire days. They can copy and paste important activities and checklists within or even between trips. Knapsack also helps simplify planning by allowing users to duplicate one of their existing trips to use as the starting point for a new one.

When returning from a trip, users can add notes about what they liked or didn't like and create a memory of their trip. By rating trips from zero to five stars, users can sort their trip library by their favorite trips, keeping their most treasured travel adventures at the top of their list.

Users can stay on top of their trip through all stages of travel planning by using checklists to help remember important items before, during, and after a trip. As a trip is planned, users can keep track of all unfinished business by creating checklists for packing, shopping, or lists of things to do. When it's time to depart, users can print professional-looking itineraries to take with them or share with anyone around the world via email.

Knapsack is built from the ground up on Apple's latest technology and will continue to advance with every new version of Mac OS X. Version 1.1 is the first update and includes a host of great features:

* Flexible Itinerary Planner
* World Map with Pins and Postcards
* Two-Way iCal Synchronization and One-Way Export to iCal
* Sharing via Import/Export or PDF
* Professional-Looking Printed Itineraries
* Trip Groups
* Smart Groups
* Sample Trips
* Built-in Help

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or higher

Pricing and Availability:
Knapsack 1.1 is a free upgrade for existing 1.0 customers. A single-user license is only $39.95 USD, and is available as a 30-day full-featured demo. There is also a five-user Family Pack for $59.95 USD.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, TinyPlanet Software is a privately funded LLC co-founded in 2006 by Chris Boykin, Ruby Lee, Brad Willoughby, and Merrilee Willoughby. With a passion for the Mac platform, TinyPlanet Software aims to bring simple, friendly, and easy-to-use applications to the ever-growing world of Mac users. Copyright 2006-2008 TinyPlanet Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer. Google is a registered trademark of Google Inc.

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