Packing Pro Goes Universal: Becomes Second Most Popular iPad Travel App

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[] Taipei, Taiwan - On the heels of becoming a Universal app with version 5.0, Packing Pro shot up the iTunes App Store charts to reach the #2 position in the iPad Travel app section. This major update, free for all existing customers, brings full iPad-optimized support to the popular, long-running iPhone travel app. It also brings improved performance when run on iPhones and iPod touches. iPad-specific enhancements include a full-screen layout redesign, iPad-specialized controls and management, an iPad-sized keyboard for easier text entry, and native resolution text & graphics, among others.

Packing Pro has been a top-ranking travel app in the U.S. iTunes App Store for more than a year, peaking at #4 in the iPhone Travel section (and #2 in Australia and #1 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
* 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

Besides the core functions 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 Universal app update, customers have voted with their wallets to make it the second most popular paid iPad Travel app on the App Store. iPad users can now fully enjoy the flexibility, power and convenience that earlier iPhone & iPod touch users have come to expect with this app. Come check it out today!

Pricing and Availability:
Packing Pro 5.0 is available for purchase worldwide on the iPhone App Store at a 25% reduced price of only US$ 2.99, or the equivalent in local currency. The basic version (Packing) sells for only US$ 0.99, 50% off its full price. App Store promo codes are also available upon request for press (U.S. App Store accounts only).

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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