Packing can be one of the most hectic tasks travelers can face before a journey. It’s imperative to pack the right amount of things and making sure you’re not over the baggage limit depending on the mode of transport you’re using. But we’re all humans and sometimes, doing this can be quite a challenging task. Keeping this in mind, a little boost can help. This is where dedicated packing apps come into the equation. There are multiple apps in the Google Play Store to choose from, which makes the choice even more confusing. This is why we’ve decided to compile a list of the best packing apps available for travelers today. So without waiting any further, let’s have a look at our list.
11 Best Packing Apps for Travelers in 2019
This is an excellent app to have for every traveler considering the level of ease it brings into the equation. This app can help you determine what to pack depending on where you’re traveling (journey by sea, to the gym, or other criteria). The app will help you greatly if you’re packing for more than one person, especially kids. The app’s Easy Pack assistant allows you to create lists automatically to save you ample time on your packing. Easy Pack also comes with to-do lists and shopping lists to make sure you are prepared in advance for your trip.
The app even takes the weather into account, and helps you carry items accordingly. The best part? Well, the app is completely free to use and has no in-app subscriptions or ads, making this one of the best options to try out if you’re wary about spending money on a packing app. Easy Pack is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 and up.
PackTeo helps you create quick lists for things to carry before your big trip. The packing for your trip will be determined by factors such as the mode of transport, the weather in the place you’re traveling to, the activities that you may be interested in (kayaking, snowboarding etc), as well as the duration of your trip, among other things. This allows for a comprehensive idea of what to carry ahead of your trip without worrying about missing out something on the list. You can also determine the weight that you’re allowed to carry, avoiding any embarrassing situations at the airport baggage counter.
Users can also add their own items to the list or modify items on the list accordingly. Since traveling is seldom a solo experience, PackTeo also lets you share the lists you’ve created with your friends and family on social networks. PackTeo is free to download, but comes with ads and in-app purchases. Although almost every feature here is free, making an in-app purchase gets rid of the ads. PackTeo works with devices running Android 4.1 and above.
This is a slightly older app as you can tell by the user interface. However, the app comes with pretty much the same functionality as any other packing app. The ability to create your own lists, modify or edit existing lists, and share them with your contacts is present here. There’s a preloaded master list here as well, which comes with all the essential items you need to carry for your trip depending on how many kids you’re traveling with, where you’re traveling to, etc.
Every item you enter on the list also comes with a quantity, weight and note section to get an accurate idea of the items you’re carrying. If there are too many changes you’d like to make, the mass change option will come in handy here. This app also has a premium version which removes ads and brings a few other features to the table, particularly with regards to management of lists and cloud support. This app works on devices running Android 4.0 or higher.
This is yet another simple yet effective app that can help you remember to carry pretty much everything you need for your trip. It basically contains a massive list with everyday essentials like clothes, toothbrush, soap, conditioner etc. Naturally, you can also add or remove items from the list if you deem them unnecessary for your trip. So while this app isn’t as smart as some of the other apps that we’ll talk about here, it will certainly get the job done for most travelers. However, we would’ve really liked to see the app giving suggestions on what to carry, something that I feel is essential for each travel app.
But considering the simple nature of this app, and also the fact that it’s available for free on the Play Store, we’re not going to complain too much. The app comes with ads, however, which cannot be removed. Travel Packing Checklist works with smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 and above. The app hasn’t been updated in a while, so don’t expect to see any new features being added overtime.
This is not your conventional checklist as it comes with a few more features on board. Most importantly, it lets you add prices for each items you’ve purchased for your trip, ultimately helping you determine the cost of your trip. Moreover, you can create multiple lists and categorize them by dates so that it corresponds with the day of your journey. The app will offer suggestions as soon as you start typing in an item. As you would expect, removing or adding an item is as easy as it gets.
The developers also offer a widget for the app, allowing you to keep an eye on your list from your homescreen. Popular currencies are supported, including Euro and USD. This is not a conventional packing app, but can still be helpful to help you estimate costs. It’s a free download on the Play Store but comes with ads and in-app purchases. This app has been around for a long time, which means it’s compatible with pretty much every Android smartphone out there.
This is a handy app that lets you remember everything you need to carry for your all important trip. It’s a checklist of sorts, with a bunch of preset values to help you get started. Moreover, you can add items that do not exist on the item database, offering you enough flexibility with regards to what you’re packing. Once you have the list created, it’s extremely easy to look up how many items you have remaining to help you expedite the most important things on the list.
In terms of functionality, it’s pretty basic and doesn’t have too many features on board. However, as simple as it is, Travel Checklist still gets the job done. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store and comes with ads. There are no in-app purchases, however. The app works with any devices running Android 4.0 and above. One of the recent app updates introduced a new UI color, which certainly gives it a better look.
As the name suggests, this touts to be the king of packing apps. It comes with features like choosing the kind of travel you’re making (air, road etc) and even ascertain the weather conditions to help you pack accordingly. Each trip profile can be curated with metrics such as destination, duration, activities, transport and laundry frequency. It also makes sure you’re carrying all the items necessary to stay in good health.
The app is also helpful if you have multiple trips coming up, thus letting you plan separately for a different trip without spending too much time. The company is offering the app for free, but there are ads and in-app purchases. The in-app purchase unlocks features like unlimited packing lists, reset and copy existing lists, and of course, you will not see ads either. The app works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.4 or higher.
This is yet another comprehensive packing app that helps you determine what to carry depending on several factors including length of travel, weather, as well as any activities that you may have planned. This can be extremely helpful for long family trips which usually involves plenty of packing. In situations such as these, it’s quite easy to forget a thing or two. PackPoint, like several other apps mentioned on this list aims to change that.
When your list is organized and ready, the app will automatically save it. You can also send the list to your friends or loved ones through social media apps. The best part is that this app can even cater to business travelers, making it handy for any kind of travel. This is arguably one of the most popular packing apps out there and even has an iOS app.
The Android version is free to download and comes with in-app purchases. There are no ads, however. PackPoint works with devices running Android 4.4 and up. The app is also the Google Play Editor’s Choice Award winner, so you should definitely give it a try.
This adds to the ever growing list of smart travel packing apps that suit each user’s personal preference. Much like other apps, this app allows you to determine what to pack based on where you’re traveling to, the time of the year, as well as the activities you plan on carrying out. It has a great design, and each feature is easily accessible. You also get preset packing lists for each category helping you make granular adjustments to your packing.
You can even check your past trip history after you’ve used this app for a while to help you determine what you packed previously. It’s not an overly complicated app, but quite cleverly helps you pack for any trip. The best part is that this app is completely free to download, and devoid of in-app purchases. There are no ads either. It will work with phones running Android 4.3 and up.
This is a slightly unconventional packing app, as it brings in the social aspect into the equation, allowing you to get packing tips from fellow travelers. You can choose to make your packing lists public, allowing the rest of the users on Packtor to seek inspiration from your packing pedigree. It also helps you pack for camping trips, which is something that most apps can’t do. Users are recommended to sign into Packtor in order to get cross device syncing.
Creating your own list is pretty easy and it even helps you customize it by ascertaining the weather in the region you’re traveling to. If there’s a minor change you want to make without losing progress on the original list, you can easily create a duplicate list with a few taps. When you have finished your list, you can choose to share it with friends or family via the app. The app is free to download, but comes with ads and in-app purchases. The app works with devices running Android 4.1 and above. Be sure to check it out.
This is perhaps the most basic checklist one can find, as it comes with no flashy features to talk about. It is a standard list taking app that gives you exactly what you want. However, data has to be input manually, so you’re not getting pre-built lists with stuff to carry depending on where you’re traveling to. But if you know what to carry, you can always add more content to your list to remember it before the trip.
Users can categorize the list based on the nature of the item, for example, electronics, toiletries etc. You can also sort the list as per your convenience. Most importantly, this app is available for free and has no ads or in-app purchases. It uses Google’s Material Design UI, so don’t be surprised if it works like a stock Google app. It’s a relatively new app in the marketplace, so it’s very likely that you haven’t come across a simple packing list app such as this.