Packing List 2 User Guide

July 1, 2022 at 2:48 PMAdministrator

We are re-writing the Packing List app for Android, iOS and the web. The app will have a unified interface throughout all the platforms.Currently the web browser based app is in beta testing. Here is the user guide.

Login/Sign up

To login/Sign up, click “LOGIN/SIGN UP” button the top right of the home screen. You can sign in with Google or sign up using email/password.

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Creating New List

To create a new list, click the image icon on top right of the Home screen.

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It will open the list editor and prompt you to enter name, notes, departure/return dates, destinations and flight information.

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To see the options for a list, swipe the list name to the left. There are options for editing the list header, checking the flight information or weather, deleting the list or sharing the list. We will explain the list sharing feature later in this guide.

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Add New Item

Once a list is created, it will automatically send you to the detailed view of the list. You can start adding items by clicking on the 3 dots menu icon and then clicking “New Item” from the popup menu.

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"Name" and "Category" are required fields. You can select a category from the drop down or add a new one by clicking on the “+” icon on the right.

Edit Items

To edit an existing item, swipe the item name to the left. There are options to edit the item, make the item active/inactive, mark/unmark the item as important and delete the item.

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Assign Luggage

A new feature introduced in this new app is now allowing nested luggage. You can add luggage containing other luggage. You will have a master list of your luggage. Then each packing list will have its own set of luggage. To edit the master luggage list, see the “Edit Metadata” section.

To assign luggage to a list, click on the 3 dots menu icon and then click “Edit Luggage” from the popup menu. You can add a listed piece of luggage from the master list, rename a luggage, add a nested luggage, delete luggage, or swap luggage. You can move nested luggage from one parent to another or add one luggage to another by dragging/dropping the luggage from its original location to its new parent.

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Edit Metadata

To edit metadata such as the categories, luggage and locations, click on the image icon on the top left and then select “Metadata” from the menu. Then you can choose the metadata type from the drop down and start editing them. If you delete a metadata, the value will be cleared from all the items associated with that metadata.

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Mass Change

To make changes on multiple items, click on the 3 dots menu icon and then “Mass Change” from the popup menu. It will display items you are able to edit. You will select the items you want to change, then click on the icon on the top right to enter the values. You can also delete multiple items here by clicking on the trash bin icon on the top right.

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Share Lists Between Users

To share a list with another user, swipe the list name to the left and click on the image icon.

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Then click on the “+” icon on the top right to enter the email address of another registered user.

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An invitation will be sent to the other user. He/She will receive a notification on the “Account” tab in the app. They can choose to accept or delete the invitation. Once the user accepts the invitation, he/she will be able to see your list under his/her login. You can stop list sharing by delete the user from the “Share List With” view.

Backup and Restore(or Migration)

To backup and restore a list, click on the image on the top left and then select “Backup & Restore” from the menu. It will save the lists to the local storage on your browser or device.

On an Android device, if you have the previous Packing List app(lite or full) installed, the new app will display the button “Migrate From Packing List” to allow you to migrate your lists from those apps.

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For Android 10 and below, the app will try to navigate to the list folder the Packing List(lite or full) is using. You should see the following screen after clicking on “Migrate From Packing List” button. You can then click on the list you want to migrate and click on “Select” button on the top right to select the list.

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For Android 11 and above, you will have to first use the “Backup and Restore” feature in the old Packing List app to backup your lists to a folder which can be accessed by the new Packing List 2 app. It is recommended to save your lists to the “Documents” or “Download” folder. When you click on the “Migrate From Packing List” button, it will open the file picker which should look like the screen shoot below. You can then navigate to the folder containing the backup and select the list file you want to migrate.

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After selecting the file, you will be prompt to check the content and then click on the “Confirm” button to complete the migration.

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Sometimes if you don’t see your list after the migration, you might need to kill and restart the app.

Contact Us

Packing List 2 is currently in beta testing. Please feel free to contact us at support@dotnetideas.com if you have any questions or feedback. Thank you!

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