March 19, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Taipei, Taiwan - With the latest version 5.3 update, Packing Pro, one of the most popular travel apps on the iPhone & iPad App Stores, has been thoroughly integrated with the social web (Facebook, Twitter & email), and has added packing list file sharing features as well. Now, users will be able to easily share thoughts, advice, and even actual packing lists with their friends, family & fellow travelers. Travel packing apparently has become a lot more social.
File sharing features in Packing Pro's 5.3 update enable travelers to share their lists via email (attachment import & export) and via iTunes' File Sharing. When viewing email on an iOS device, simply tapping on the packing list attachment will let you automatically launch the app, import the list and open it. Alternatively, when connected to your computer, you can access the device's shared folder via iTunes to import & export packing list files to and from the device.
Packing Pro's new social network integration now supports Facebook and Twitter, as well as email - all from within the app. If you have a travel or packing-related question, a packing achievement to brag about, or some great advice for people you care about, it's now easy for you to connect and reach out to them whenever you want, even while in the middle of creating a list.
Packing Pro has been a top-ranking travel app in the iTunes App Stores of several countries for almost two years. 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). In January, Packing Pro was also chosen as a finalist in the 2010 Best App Ever Award competition.
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 for print out
* 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, fonts, colors), twice as many sample lists, a double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items and to-do tasks, Smart Search, full landscape orientation & keyboard support on all iOS devices, an Expert packing list wizard that can "automajically" help you create a customized list, and the newly-introduced iTunes & email file sharing support. 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.
Quinn Genzel's Packing Pro universal travel app for the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch has been thoroughly integrated with both Facebook & Twitter, and sports email-attachment and iTunes' File Sharing import-export options for packing lists. Now you can share both lists and ideas with your fellow travelers. Who would have thought that packing could be so social.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 3.8 MB
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 around the world.
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) 2008-2011 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.