Packing is one of the most stressful and annoying parts of travelling. Whether you’re packing for a weekend getaway or a month-long service trip, it never gets easier or more fun. You have to worry about the weather, configure the amount of shirts versus sweaters and button-downs (Do I really need formal attire?) and always neglect to pack as much underwear and socks as you will need. Plus, your weight scale at home always lies and you end up being forced to empty half of your checked bag at the airport check-in and then painstakingly stuff everything in your too-small carry-on.

An app may be able to solve all of these problems, and more. PackPoint, available for download on Android smart phones (sorry iPhone users) plans the packing for your entire trip. The user-friendly interface prompts a number of questions specific to your travels, and then delivers a customized packing list. PackPoint first asks if you are a man or a woman, and then asks you to select your destination and dates of travel. The app then asks you to add the activities you plan on taking part in while travelling, such as bicycling, running, attending business dinners, and hitting the beach.

The app is extremely simple, but also incredibly thorough. For instance, if you’re a man who selects “business casual” as a category, PackPoint offers a selection of business casual options such as suit jacket, work shirt, work shoes, work belt, shoe polish, and formal watch. You can then select quantity based on criteria such as laundry availability and repeatable clothing articles. In just a few minutes, you can have an entire packing list for your upcoming trip, remember everything you probably would have forgotten, and decrease your packing-induced stress ten-fold.

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PackPoint helps you pack based on the activities of your trip.

Download the app here.


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Tucker is a junior at Fordham University studying Political Science and Art History. He enjoys food, historical nonfiction, and Netflix marathons.


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