Packing Pro 9.0 Simplifies Family Traveling, Avoids Excess Baggage Fees

May 7, 2013 in Travel (E)

[] Taipei, Taiwan - QuinnScape has announced the release of version 9.0 of Packing Pro, its popular travel app for the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch. This update adds a host of family-friendly features to this 4-year-old app, as well as individual bag weight totaling to help avoid excess baggage fees.

In addition to providing a convenient way of creating & managing travel packing lists, Packing Pro 9.0 adds several new family-friendly features, such as list filtering by both person and bag, filter-related enhancements to its Expert list making tool, new list total breakdowns by person and bag, and an option to email-export a partial, filtered portion of a list to an individual family member. These enhancements may also be useful to other groups of travelers, or even single travelers with multiple bags. "Packing Pro is perfect for families and all travelers who wish to avoid excess baggage fees," says Quinn Genzel, the founder and developer of QuinnScape.

Since its launch four years ago, Packing Pro has been highlighted on Apple's App Store several times. Currently, it can be found in the "10 Essentials" promotion, and previously in "Plan Your Vacation" (2012), "Traveling Home" and "Staff Favorites" (2011) and "Travel Guide" (2009). It has often also placed high in the top 10 rankings, peaking at #1 for iPads and #2 for iPhones in the U.S. App Store's Travel section.

Besides Apple, Packing Pro has also been recognized by CNN, WSJ, BBC, Budget Travel, The Chicago Tribune, Fodor's, National Geographic and American Express' Travel + Leisure as one of the best travel apps. Packing Pro has also earned glowing reviews on major tech and app blogs (Gizmodo, Mashable, Macworld, CNET, 148Apps, iLounge, TUAW and iPhone Life, among others).

Packing Pro is a mobile packing app that features unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists, an extensive, yet flexible, catalog and handy sample lists that can be used as templates. A host of special functions include:

* Multi-item selection from catalog for speedy list building
* Multi-item editing for easy list & catalog management
* Collapsable categories with floating headers & running item tallies
* Numerous packing list sorting & display options
* List filtering by bag and/or person
* Item, weight and value totals & subtotals
* Email export for print out & file sharing
* Fully customized device support for all sizes of iPhone, iPod touch & iPad
* Full multi-lingual support for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese & Chinese

Besides the core features listed above (which are also present in the basic Packing (+TO DO!) app), Packing Pro also gives its users the following Pro-level features:

* iCloud auto-syncing support
* Expert packing list wizard that can "automajically" create a list
* iTunes & email file sharing and out-of-app editing support
* Customized design (themes, layout, fonts, colors, textures)
* Double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items and to-do tasks
* Twice as many sample lists
* Smart Search

Packing Pro's version 9.0, with its new filtering capabilities, now enables clearer list sharing and even distributed packing among family members. Its unique Expert list making tool now truly creates family lists that can be filtered by person for easier use. Filtering & totaling by bag can also be useful for avoiding excess baggage fees as well.

Pricing and Availability:
Packing Pro is a universal app (like two apps in one!) that is available for purchase worldwide on the iPhone & iPad App Store for only US$ 2.99, or the equivalent in local currency. The basic Packing (+TO DO!) sells for only US$ 0.99. App Store promo codes are also available upon request for press & bloggers 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 (+TO DO!) and Packing Pro. Packing Pro has been recognized by Apple, CNN, WSJ, BBC, National Geographic, Budget Travel, Fodor's, CNET, Macworld and a host of others as one of their top apps for traveling. Other app created by Quinn include a grocery shopping list app (Shopping Pro), 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) 2008-2013 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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