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#261960 25-Dec-2019 18:27
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Hi!

 

I've just created a new Android app and discovered this thread, so thought I would share it with you all here.

 

OneBag is an app for creating and organising travel packing lists. It was created with frequent travellers and lightweight packers in mind, but I've tried to make it useful for all kinds of travellers. Please do check it out if it sounds like something you could use.

 

Here's the full spiel from the app listing:

 

CREATE YOUR PERFECT PACKING LIST
OneBag offers a simple to use platform to plan your own perfectly tailored packing lists for your travels. Traveling with others? Export your trip as a simple text list to share with family and friends.

IDEAL FOR FREQUENT TRAVELLERS
Create your first trip, start adding your personal belongings and they’ll be stored in an inventory so you can use them again and again, making packing for future trips a breeze.

TRAVEL LIGHT
OneBag makes it easy to stick within strict airline weight limits. Record your item weights and the total weight of your packing lists will be automatically calculated for all your trips. A convenient trip summary displays a breakdown of total packed weight by bag and by category, so you can easily see where to cut back.

STAY ORGANISED
Create custom categories to organise your belongings, make packing quick and easy by filtering by bag, or sort by weight to see what to cut to lighten the load. Planning on doing a lot of traveling soon? Lucky you! Create and manage packing lists for multiple upcoming trips. Want to keep a record of past trips to improve your packing efficiency? Upgrade to OneBag Pro to save past trips, create templates for future trips, or export your lists to spreadsheet format.

Whatever your travel style, OneBag will help you pack light, pack right and stay organised.

 

OneBag: Packing List Organiser


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  #2381354 25-Dec-2019 23:45
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Hi 

 

Thanks

 

I have installed the app and shall have a play later for an upcoming short trip

 

I normally use a print out of an excel spreadsheet that also a checklist of things to do before departure  ie switch off hot water, hold my post, cancel heatpump timer.   

 

I think this could also be in a category in your app but strictly not a packing list.  

 

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  #2381415 26-Dec-2019 09:27
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Looks great. Pity you wont be making an iOS version.





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  #2381419 26-Dec-2019 09:56
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Thanks for checking it out!

 

I do intend to make an iOS version, but it'll be a few months away.


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  #2381420 26-Dec-2019 09:59
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Hi. I've been looking for a non-Google replacement for Keep but have yet to find anything that is as practical or simple as Keep (a lot of note taking apps seem to over complicate features). Keep is great because of its simplicity. 


I mention this as your app looks great (well done) and 'shares' functionality with note taking. So if you are looking for a second project... 




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  #2381423 26-Dec-2019 10:06
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There's nothing as simple as Keep? That's interesting. I haven't looked much into note apps as I would have assumed there were heaps, but now I will. Thanks for the idea :)


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  #2381456 26-Dec-2019 13:05
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kiwichick12:

 

Thanks for checking it out!

 

I do intend to make an iOS version, but it'll be a few months away.

 

Post here went completed and I will buy it.

 

Would even consider beta testing for you.





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  #2381457 26-Dec-2019 13:14
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I use ios notepad -- but, it doesn't let you  check things off the list. 

 

In fact, I'm using it right now for our camping trip.... can't forget the portable shower haha. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2381487 26-Dec-2019 16:07
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surfisup1000:

 

I use ios notepad -- but, it doesn't let you  check things off the list.

 

iOS13 Notes.app does precisely that. In the new note edit screen just above the keyboard is a circle with a tick in it. Click that and it automatically creates a tick-able list.

 

I usually create my initial Note on my iMac then let it permeate automatically to my iDevices via iCloud.





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  #2399176 16-Jan-2020 18:23
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Is there any chance each bag in the "Bags" list can have a weight added as well please, which can then be included in the actual overall weight? Cheers and thanks.




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  #2400173 16-Jan-2020 18:56
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The "bags" you're referring to aren't intended to be actual bags, but rather a wrapper or container (like carry-on, personal item, checked bag) so that the actual backpack, luggage, duffel bag etc that you choose to use on each trip can vary and you would add that as a regular item with a weight (perhaps in a category called storage etc). That way it also shows up as a regular line item and you can easily switch it out for a different bag. But, I realise I've made it unnecessarily confusing by calling it a 'bag'. I'll see what I can do for the next update to make it less confusing, or think of an easier way to do it. I also need to add a help or about page, or a tutorial.

 

Thanks for your feedback. :)


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  #2400252 16-Jan-2020 20:49
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Nice looking app. I don't travel a whole lot but do have an Auckland trip (Iron Maiden!) coming up in 4 months so have downloaded the app and created a few categories with items out of curiosity. I've previously used noodles for making travel lists but like the simplicity and categorisation of this much better. It's only taken me a few minutes to get everything done.

 

Request for consideration in future update: Ability to reorder listed items via drag'n'drop.


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  #2400262 16-Jan-2020 21:28
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I'll try out the packing up, could be handy. Syncing with a web interface could be nice to have, but could significantly increase your costs to run it.

 

dafman:

 

Hi. I've been looking for a non-Google replacement for Keep but have yet to find anything that is as practical or simple as Keep (a lot of note taking apps seem to over complicate features). Keep is great because of its simplicity. 

 

I mention this as your app looks great (well done) and 'shares' functionality with note taking. So if you are looking for a second project... 

 

 

Evernote is worth considering for knowledge management, and TickTick is useful as a ToDo app.

 

 


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  #2400375 17-Jan-2020 08:38
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timmmay:

 

I'll try out the packing up, could be handy. Syncing with a web interface could be nice to have, but could significantly increase your costs to run it.

 

dafman:

 

Hi. I've been looking for a non-Google replacement for Keep but have yet to find anything that is as practical or simple as Keep (a lot of note taking apps seem to over complicate features). Keep is great because of its simplicity. 

 

I mention this as your app looks great (well done) and 'shares' functionality with note taking. So if you are looking for a second project... 

 

 

Evernote is worth considering for knowledge management, and TickTick is useful as a ToDo app.

 

 

Thanks - I currently use Microsoft's To Do app for reminders and Keep for general notes (text &photos).

 

For reminders, To Do is great as it has a simple interface and its reminder functionality is bulletproof.

 

For general notes, I have used Evernote in the past, but stopped using it as it was way over-engineered for my needs which got in the way of simplicity. I've had a quick look at Tick Tick, and I have the same comments - over-engineered for my use.

 

Google Keep is outstanding in its simplicity and it's exactly what I want. The thing I don't like is it's Google. As I become more aware of privacy issues, I simply don't want to give Google access to my entire life, so am looking to reduce my use of Google apps where this is simple to do. So it would be great if there was an alternative note taking app that has the simplicity of Keep.

 

And a shout out for OurGroceries app - we have been using this for years for the sole purpose of supermarket shopping. Again, it is very simple in format and can be shared across users - so if my partner is heading to the shops, I can add to the list and she will pick it up (and vice versa).


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  #2400384 17-Jan-2020 08:41
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I tried the app. Seems pretty slick, but more work than my Excel spreadsheet which I print and tick off with a pen. I don't need a different packing list for every trip, though my excel spreadsheet has tabs for local trips, international, tropics, etc. So nice app, but not for me.

 

dafman:

 

Thanks - I currently use Microsoft's To Do app for reminders and Keep for general notes (text &photos).

 

For reminders, To Do is great as it has a simple interface and its reminder functionality is bulletproof.

 

For general notes, I have used Evernote in the past, but stopped using it as it was way over-engineered for my needs which got in the way of simplicity. I've had a quick look at Tick Tick, and I have the same comments - over-engineered for my use.

 

Google Keep is outstanding in its simplicity and it's exactly what I want. The thing I don't like is it's Google. As I become more aware of privacy issues, I simply don't want to give Google access to my entire life, so am looking to reduce my use of Google apps where this is simple to do. So it would be great if there was an alternative note taking app that has the simplicity of Keep.

 

And a shout out for OurGroceries app - we have been using this for years for the sole purpose of supermarket shopping. Again, it is very simple in format and can be shared across users - so if my partner is heading to the shops, I can add to the list and she will pick it up (and vice versa).

 

 

I made a thread on todo apps, here, and ended up with TickTick. I like the useful features, like widgets that quickly add something to a specific list, sharing lists list grocery lists with my wife, being able to dictate things like "water the garden tomorrow at 3pm" and a reminder is created automatically. Very powerful, and great for free. If it had a reasonably priced pro version, instead of a subscription, I'd get it, but I don't need the features.


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  #2400529 17-Jan-2020 10:40
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How about an option where you can add what the actual weight was at airport to feed back on your packing weight.

?add a percentage variability

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