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Packpoint, a free app for iOS and Android, offers stress-free packing for trips

Packing made easy

When you’re about to head out on a trip, are you the one frantically doing laundry at ­ 3 a.m., trying to figure out, really, how many pairs of pants you need for a two-week trip? If so, consider this app, which relies on templates to help you pack just the right amount of stuff. Users can set the length of their trip, the destination and the type of trip — leisure or business. Packpoint also offers suggestions for items such as a camera bag or business cards. Users can remove items from the list, of course, and add their own items.

PackPoint relies on templates to help you pack just the right amount of stuff.

Packpoint looks at weather data for your destination so that you should be fairly prepared for what’s to come, and also helpfully changes its estimates based on whether you’re able (or willing) to do laundry. If you like a particular list, you can save it for next time, or e-mail it to a friend. Free, for iOS and Android devices.

Hayley Tsukayama

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.


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