From the trips view, tap the settings button on the right of the toolbar at the bottom to access settings. The Settings
view allows you to modify lists, categories, and items, configure various packing and export options, import and export lists, save and restore backup files, and reset the application. It also includes links to contact Tidal Pool Software and write an App Store review.
to add, edit, or delete lists. Tap a list to edit the list or tap the +
button to add a new list. Tap the -
button to the left of a list to delete it or delete it from the editing view by tapping the Delete List
button. Lists contain both to do and packing items. Tap items to include or exclude them from the list. Included items are displayed in black while excluded items are in grey. Tap the blue arrow next to packing items to set their details such as the quantity, value, and weight. To append a list or add a new item, tap the +
button on the top right. Tap each list to append it to the list. Note that any duplicate items are not replaced in the list. Adding a new item will append it to the current list and also add it to the items list (see below).
to add, edit, or delete categories. Tap the +
button to add a new category. Tap the -
button to the left of a category to delete it. Note that deleting a category will move all of its items to the None
category. To edit a category name, tap the category and update the name.
to add, edit, or delete items. Items are sorted by type and category with to do items listed first followed by packing items. If enabled, an index bar is displayed on the right (see below) providing fast navigation to a particular category. To add an item, tap the +
button on the top. Enter the item details and select the category and type. Next, select each trip and list to include the new item in. To edit an item, tap the item. Modify any fields and select or deselect any trips and lists to include the item in. Tap the Delete Item
button at the bottom to delete the item. This will also remove the item from all trips and lists. To delete an item from the items view, tap the -
button to the left of an item.
Enable Move Packed Items to Bottom
to move items to the bottom of the list as they are packed. If this settings is disabled, packed items do not move in the list but are greyed out.
The Numeric Input Style
sets the style of the numeric keyboard to use. The Phone
style lays the keyboard out similar to a phone keypad with numbers incrementing from the top. The Calculator
style is the opposite with numbers displayed similar to a calculator.
The Shake to Undo
setting controls whether or not shaking the device will undo the last item packed or unpacked.
The Show Index Bar
setting enables or disables the index bar displayed on the right of item list views (including the trip items, list items, and items views).
Import List/Export List
Tap Import List
to import a list or Export List
to export a list. Exported lists may be edited on the desktop and reimported or shared with other users who can then import the lists. Importing and exporting a list requires a WiFi connection. Both your iPhone/iPod Touch and computer must be connected to the same WiFi network. To connect, use either the Bonjour address or IP Address. The Bonjour address may not be available depending on the WiFi router used. Connect by using either a WebDAV client or web browser. From Mac OS X, switch to the Finder and select Connect To Server... (Command-K) under the Go menu. Be sure to enter the address exactly as displayed in the field. On Windows, go to My Network Places and click on Add Network Place. Follow the Wizard to add a new server. Once connected, import list files by copying them to the iPhone or copy exported files to your desktop. Disconnect the server once the files are copied and tap the Done button to finish. Alternatively, open a web browser and connect to the Bonjour or IP Address. Upload or download the list files from the list displayed in the browser.
The list file is a CSV (comma separated value) file. The file may be created in a text editor or a spreadsheet (export as a CSV file). The file must be saved as a UTF-8 text file
. The first line of the file is used to specify the packing list name (required) and description (optional). The following lines describe each item in the list. Each item consists of a name (required), category (optional), description (optional), quantity (optional), value (optional), weight (optional), and type (optional). If a category is not specified, the item is added to the None
category. If the category does not already exist, it is created and added to the list of categories. To match an item in the items list, the imported item must have the same name, category, and description. If an item does not already exist in the items list, the item is created and added to the items list. The item type must be either "todo"
for a to do item or "packing"
for a packing item.
List File Format:
The above format is the raw CSV file format (as text). In a spreadsheet, instead of separating values with a comma and using quotes, use a separate column for each set of values (name, category, etc.). Save or export the file as a CSV file (with UTF-8
The Show Packed Items
option specifies whether or not to include the complete or packed items of a trip in the trip list email and app export list.
The Show Packed Status
setting turns the item packed status on or off in trip list emails and app export lists.
The Export Email
field sets the default email address to use when exporting a trip list.
You can save or restore a backup file for Packing List. The backup file includes all trips, lists, categories, and items. The file is transferred over WiFi (WebDAV/HTTP) similar to importing/exporting (described above). Connect to either the Bonjour
address or IP Address
displayed. To save a backup file, use either a WebDAV client or web browser to copy/download the backup file to your desktop. To restore a backup file, copy/upload the backup file from your desktop. Note that restoring a backup file will replace any existing trips, lists, categories, and items.
Tidal Pool Software
Tap the Support
button to email Tidal Pool Software about any bugs or problems with Packing List. Tap the Contact
button for sending suggestions or comments. Tap Website
to view the Tidal Pool Software website. Tap Other Tidal Pool Apps
to view other Tidal Pool Software apps available on the App Store.
To write a review for Packing List, tap Write a Review
. This will open the App Store to the Packing List review page.
to reset Packing List back to its original state. This will delete all trips and custom lists, categories, and items. It will also reset all settings.