Saving Grace. Travel Packing Aid
By Chilli X
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Need help with what to pack on your next holiday? Saving Grace by Grace Hotels is a packing check list and reminder tool all in one. Designed to cut the stress of packing.
The app has pre-set lists for different trip types - winter, summer, activity holiday or a short break. Activities include specific lists for surfing, cycling, golf, diving, fishing, camping etc.
You can personalise your lists by swiping to delete individual items or categories or use the 'Edit' button to delete multiple things at once. Of course you can add any new items that we might have forgotten. Use your lists again or start from scratch. You decide.
Saving Grace makes packing easier by showing you not only how many items you've already packed, but also how many are left to pack in each category. Just tap an item to move it into your 'packed' list.
The app also features a readymade list of important stuff to do before you travel - from travel insurance to currency to watering your plants and emptying your fridge! Tap a task when it's completed to cross it off your list with a satisfying sound effect.
“Easing the stress of packing is all part of creating the calm and serenity that is key to a happy holiday” says Grace Hotels.
· Easy to use
· Check list and reminder tool
· Readymade packing lists
· 5 trip categories to choose from
· Personalise pre-set lists
· Manage multiple trips
· Lists sorted by categories making packing simpler
· Delete whole categories / single items
· Reusable lists for future trips
· Departure time reminders
· Unpacked items alerts and badges
· Makes packing a breeze
· Helps get you organised
· Reminds you about things not thought of
· Support available
Find out more about Grace Hotels at www.gracehotels.com
Nicely implemented, quantities would be helpful.
Nicely implemented. I've tried many of the free packing list apps (I don't do enough traveling to warrant paying for one) and this is among the best. The predefined lists are a bit long and detailed for my needs, but it's easy enough to delete the extra items or to add new ones. The real deficiency is the lack of ability to quantify the items you're taking: the big difference between a two-day work trip and a seven-day holiday is often just the number of shirts/underwear etc. you're taking and it would be helpful to be able to specifiy this. Two other shortcomings: it's not possible to add categories of your own, or add back to a list categories that you've already deleted and have decided to reinstate.
Lost half of my list
Useless. I created a list with 170-odd items, none of which were marked by me as "packed". The app icon correctly showed this number of unpacked items.
I then went to create another list and the app crashed.
I then saw that the app icon now showed only "68" unpacked items.
When I went back into the first list I saw multiple categories marked as "packed" (and which were empty) but there were no items in the "packed" list and no way to view the items the app had marked as packed.
If basic functionality like (a) keeping track of packed items correctly and (b) not altering the packed status of items on its own without my intervention, doesn't work then this app simply can't be trusted.
I'm just glad I found out how flawed this was before I'd invested too much time setting up my lists.
Er, I don't need everything.
Upon first seeing this app I was quite happy and thought this would help me on my holiday next week. So after it uploaded I decided to try it out and I'll admit that I really liked the layout... But not much else.
I created my own list for everything I needed and after leaving the app I relised that it was telling me I needed about 175 more things. Confused, I went back onto the app to find it said this was the stuff I had already packed.
I find this annoying because I don't need all of that stuff and the fact that you can't change the title anything is pretty horrible.
3 out of 5 stars due to these little problems causing such a big and unhelpful difference.
- Category: Travel
- Released: 07 June 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 2.7 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Craig Williams
- ©2011 Chilli X
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.