New Releases

June 28, 2016 at 2:18 PMAdministrator
Chore Checklist(Android)

6/28/2016 - Version 3.1.2

  • Allow mass change day pattern and other monthly scheduling options on a routine
  • Fix issue in "Backup and Restore"
  • Other bug fixes and improvement

1/26/2016 - V3.1.0

  • Add new scheduling option for monthly and yearly chores(e.g. 2nd Tuesday, last Monday, last day of a month)*
  • Add priority to chores
  • Allow user to assign different colors to lists
  • Add option to check off daily chore for yesterday in Due Date View
  • Add option to reset color to system default
  • Automatically advance start and end date to next year when end date is passed
  • Other bug fixes and improvement
  • *Please note:the new scheduling option only works on Android devices for now. If you sync between Android and iOS devices, you cannot check off chores using this option on iOS devices.


Packing List(Android)

5/25/2016 - V4.1.2

  • Fix issue in backup/restore
  • Allow quick edit of luggage by taping on luggage label in list view
  • Other minor improvement

11/16/2015 - V4.1.0

  • Add more master lists. (Existing users: you can go to "Menu"->"Settings"->"Recover System Lists..." to load new master lists)
  • Allow user to paste multiple lines of text in quick edit so each line becomes separate item
  • Update location icons to material design
  • Allow user to choose theme with different accent colors
  • Other bug fixes and improvement


My Party Planner

3/14/2016 - V2.1.2

  • Fix issue in "Backup and Restore" on Android 6.0+ devices
  • When mass copy menu item(dishes), copy shopping and to-do items that are attached to the dishes

2/16/2016 - V2.1.1

  • Fix permission issue in Android 6.0
  • Fix contact importing issue on some devices
  • Other bug fixes and improvement

12/1/2015 - V2.1.0

  • Add store for items in shopping list
  • Allow user to choose theme with different accent colors
  • Add easy access to helper, unit and store edit view from item detail view
  • Fix notification display issue on Android Wear watches
  • Other bug fixes and improvement

Chore Checklist New Release(Android)

September 28, 2015 at 7:32 AMAdministrator

9/28/2015 - V3.0.5

All versions:

  • Fix notification display issue on Android Wear watches
  • Ignore case when sort chores alphabetically
  • Other bug fixes and improvement

Full version:

  • Add options to show chores due today or in current month only in widget
  • Allow user to skip prompting for finishing for previous cycle
  • Allow user to choose accent color(checkbox color) in Honeycomb+

My Party Planner New Release(Android)

August 5, 2015 at 8:48 AMAdministrator

8/3/2015 - V2.0.1

  • Allow copying items from one party to another party
  • Fix bug in assigning dishes
  • Other improvement and bug fixes

4/22/2015 - V2.0.0

  • Add Budget section to record estimated and actual costs
  • Allow user to assign dishes to guests
  • Allow user to assign to-do to helper
  • Change data storage location to application own storage
  • Add local "Backup and Restore"
  • Other improvement and bug fixes

Grocery Helper New Release(Android)

May 4, 2015 at 9:38 AMAdministrator

5/4/2015 - V2.0.0

  • Add expiration date
  • Add quick access buttons
  • Change data storage location to application own storage
  • Add local "Backup and Restore"
  • Fix shop quantity display issue when there is no store selected
  • Allow auto-sync when leaving list view(full version)
  • Other bug fixes and improvement

How to add widget to lock screen?

March 30, 2015 at 4:29 PMAdministrator

We just added the feature to allow users to add Chore Checklist widget to lock screen. It requires Android 4.2+.

Below is what it look like:


To add the widget to lock screen:

  1. Go to the lock screen.
  2. At the top of your screen, swipe from left to right. If the lock screen has no widgets yet, you'll see a new screen with a Plus icon. If the lock screen already has widget, you will need to swipe from top to bottom first and then left to right until you see a screen with a Plus icon. (You can long press current widget and drag to “X” to remove it)
  3. Touch the Plus icon . ...
  4. You'll see a list of widgets, including widgets for apps you've installed.
  5. Touch the Chore Checklist widget. It will prompt you to choose a list.

The widget is view-only. But you can click on “+” to open “quick add one-time chore” view or touch the widget to open the “Due Date View”.


Posted in: Chore Checklist | FAQ

Important Announcement To Android Users

February 25, 2015 at 12:13 PMAdministrator

[Update 5/4/2015]

We just pushed out new release - Packing List 4.0.2, Chore Checklist 3.0.2, My Party Planner 2.0.0 and Grocery Helper 2.0.0 in Google Play. In these releases, we moved data storage location in an effort to resolve lists disappearing issue described below.  The data is now stored on device’s external storage privately owned by these apps. You will not be able to access those list files directly. But we added local "Backup and Restore" which allows users to backup data to SD card or other location. When you upgrade from lite to full version, you will need to backup your lists first from lite version and then restore them after installing the full version. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and feedback.


We are currently having an issue on certain devices(Samsung) which were upgraded to Android KitKat(4.4+) in recent months. Some users lost their lists when they update our apps. We store user lists on SD card. It appears that Android KitKat and/or Samsung has locked third party apps from writing to the external storage. It allows third party apps to write data to "special location" on external storage. But when you uninstall or update the app, the device delete those data without warning.

Since it happens when you install new update of our apps and at that time our apps haven’t started running yet, there is nothing we can do about it. Please make a copy of \packinglist\ or \chorechecklist\ folders on your SD card before you get next update of these apps!!!!

Some users also reported data loss when they have certain system cleanup tool running (e.g. Clean Master). Please be careful when you run those tools. You may want to add our apps to “safe list” so those tools will not clean up files created by our apps.

Even if you don’t have Samsung device running Android KitKat(4.4+), we still strongly suggest you to backup your lists. The data is saved under app name folder on your SD card(except BizPack, see below). You should backup the whole folder. To restore the data, just copy the whole folder back. Please check below for the folder name of each app:

Chore Checklist Lite/Full(1.0.0-2.3.6) \chorechecklist\
Packing List Lite/Full(1.0.0-3.3.5) \packinglist\
Grocery Helper Lite/Full(1.0.0-1.3.1) \groceryhelper\
My Party Planner Lite/Full(1.0.0-1.2.1) \mypartyplanner\
Travel Phrases - French/Italian Lite/Full \travelphrases\
BizPack \packinglist\

Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Posted in: General

Packing List New Release(Android)

February 23, 2015 at 12:52 PMAdministrator

2/23/2014 - V4.0.1

  • Change data storage location to application own storage
  • Add local "Backup and Restore"
  • Add "Mass Change" in "Group By Luggage/Location" view
  • Allow edit list detail in list detail view
  • Allow check weather in list detail view (full version)
  • Other bug fixes and improvement

● I just purchased Cloud Connector, why does it still says this feature is not enabled for this version of the app?

December 1, 2014 at 10:57 AMAdministrator

If you just purchased and installed the Cloud Connector/Sync Provider from Google Play(or Amazon Store), you need to kill and restart the full version app in order for the app to recognize the new add-on. To kill the app, you can go to device’s “Settings”->”Applications”. Find the app(e.g. Chore Checklist Full). Click it and click on “Force stop”. Or you can simply reboot your device.

Posted in: FAQ | General

● I have a packing list/shopping list in txt/csv format. How do I import it into Packing List/Grocery Helper apps? (How to enter multiple items at once in online list editor?)

October 1, 2014 at 7:47 AMAdministrator

There is no direct way to import a CSV file into Packing List, Chore Checklist, or Grocery Helper app. But you can use our online editor's "Quick Add" feature to add multiple items at once. Create/Open a packing list online in our online editor. Add a category and then click on "Add multiple items to the category" icon (it is between the "+" icon and "delete" icon on the right side of category name). Then you can copy/paste items from your TXT/CSV file.

Please watch the video below to see how to do it.

How to import multiple items?

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My Party Planner Release Notes(Android)

July 16, 2014 at 2:14 PMAdministrator

7/16/2014 - V1.2.1

  • Add start time for to-do items. Allow user to set time of a day an item needs to be started
  • Group to-do items by due date
  • Allow user to mass change start time for multiple items(full version only)
  • Allow user to set reminder for multiple to-do items(full version only)
  • Other improvement and bug fixes

2/25/2014 V1.1.0

  • Allow user to choose dark or light theme(Android 3.0+ only)
  • Allow editing of units
  • Recompile for latest Android OS
  • Other bug fixes