Holidays are great. Packing for them, less so. What I would really like is for someone to raid my wardrobe for stylish holiday outfits, pack my bags (making sure not to exceed the weight limit) and remember all those boring but essential items that I always, always forget. Yes, wet wipes, socks, swimming goggles, I’m talking about you.
Apps For You: Packing Pro
The likelihood of having a personal packer is but a dim and distant fantasy, I’ve found what may be the next best thing. Packing Pro by Quinn Genzel lets you build lists either from scratch, from an Expert Help feature that suggests what you will need by trip type or from sample lists that are included. All the lists are fully customisable and you can even make a note of, e.g. how many socks you’ll need for that family trip to Paris.
For iPhone and iPad.
Apps for the Kids: Pettson’s Inventions
My kids are still at that stage where one swimsuit, 27 superhero figurines and a pair of maracas are all they think they need for a four-week trip to the UK. So while you’re busy making lists and packing (see above), keep the kids busy with Pettson’s Inventions. This fun game requires you to help Pettson and Findus build their inventions by figuring out which objects should be included and where to put them. Every time you finish an invention you receive a cogwheel; collect them all and Findus gets to fly to outer space!
For iPhone and iPad
Best for: Kids age 6yrs +