Packing Lists


Developed by: Makeable

Rating: : 3

Price: $0.99


:-D : Packing Lists is the perfect app for anyone traveling or going on vacation. It comes with populated lists and even lets users create their own.

:-( : Users can’t add items from the standard lists to their custom lists which makes it time consuming to enter everything manually.

8-O : Users can edit the icon of their lists to make them easier to find.


Packing Lists (universal) is a convenient way to stay organized when it’s time to travel. As a military family, this app is particularly useful to us because we’re always packing up to visit family, heading on vacation or moving to a new base. The interface is simple and easy to use, and it beats writing everything down and then trying to find the list later.

Packing Lists comes with 6 standard category lists that are packed with more than 120 items which makes it easy for those who don’t have time to create their own. There’s a list for what you really, really need, one for the basics, a medicine list, toiletries, things to do before you leave and a separate list for traveling with children. Each item comes complete with a description, but there aren’t any subcategories for those who need to note specific items not to forget. However, users can tap on the pencil icon, touch on an item and edit the description if they desire.

Users also have the option to create their own lists from scratch for specific traveling needs. The only downfall is that there is no way to add items from the populated lists to the custom lists, which would save users a lot of time. As it stands now, you’ll have to enter everything in manually.

Once an item is packed, simply tap on the Pack icon and it turns green. When a list is completed, a giant green checkmark displays on the main screen. It’s as simple as that.

Despite a couple of minor inconveniences, Packing Lists is a pretty useful app. I plan to leave it on my home screen so that I always have it on hand before traveling. It’s great for college students moving into dorms, families who are going on vacation, a weekend trip to the amusement park and anyone who plans to move. Download this app today and never forget anything again on your next trip or vacation.

Version Reviewed 1.0

What's new in Version 1.0

4 Responses to “Packing Lists”

  1. Niels says:

    Thank you for a good and through review of Packing Lists.

    I only have one comment:
    It is true, that you can’t update a custom list with categories from the standard list (or any other lists), but what you can do, is to duplicate an existing list, and then continue with your own list based on that. Here is how to do it:

    1. When placed under “My Lists”, click on the small plus-icon in the top right corner
    2. Choose “Duplicate existing list”
    3. Choose which list to duplicate
    4. Giv the new list a name – and there you go

    From then it is easy to delete or modify the content, and create your new custom list, based on content from another list.

  2. Angie says:

    Great! Thanks for letting us know. It makes it much more convenient.

    • Niels says:

      You are welcome.
      Does this mean, that we have earned another star in the star-rating? ;-)

      • Angie says:

        Our ratings are based off the App Store ratings and will automatically update with iTune’s. I’ve had a few developers ask about this so I’m going to start including App Store next to the Rating just so it’s clear. Hope that you get more downloads and ratings based off our review!

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