|'Caribbean Blues' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
painting available on Etsy $125
Every time I make a new trip to do and packing list I tell myself I should type it up and save it for the next trip. I am a pen and paper person so I like to write out my lists. So I never save them and I have to start all over again every time I travel.
This time I gave in to technology....surely there is a packing app for my iPhone? Of course! There are many. I just needed to choose one!
I chose the app TRIP LIST by Enabled Apps (free version). It was mentioned in a recent issue of Travel and Leisure magazine so I gave it a try last night.
|'In the Shade' 8x10 pastel $125|
If you are an artist and want to paint or do art while traveling then you need to have a additional items to pack. This app allows us to create categories for our art supplies and add these items to our packing lists. With the Pro edition you can make and save lists as templates and then for each new trip you can adjust the items you want on the list. Now there is no excuse for forgetting an important supply....it's on the list!
The app has other helpful features:
- Unlimited number of packing lists or check lists. Besides a packing list, you can also make checklists of things to do before a trip or even shopping lists.
- The app allows you to set reminders and alarms...for example why not set a reminder to check-in online for your flight?
- You can check off items as you pack them so only what you need will show (so much nicer than a messy written list)