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Ditch the Paper Checklists: The Best Packing List Apps for Travelers in 2023

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Packing for a trip, whether it’s an overnight business trip, a weekend away, or a long-term backpacking adventure can be a big chore. Add in very restricting weight limits imposed by airlines, it’s suddenly a challenge.

Even with several years of flights and road trips under your belt, you can still slip up and forget something vital at home.

Best packing list apps for every kind of traveler
What are the essentials that go in your bag when you travel?

Her Packing List offers our own packing list template that you can customize and print to use for your trips. 

However, if you want to go paperless and fully digital, here are some great packing list apps that will help you become a packing pro!

  • Looking for our pre-made packing checklists for destinations across the globe? Gain access to the Packing Checklist Download Library by clicking here.

Find The Perfect Packing List App For Your Travels

OneBagFreeAndroidPacking lightYou can input weights
PackTeoFreeAndroidTravelers who want total controlMakes lists based on your destination
PackrFree but premium version available for $2.99iOSMultidestination travelersWeather specific
PackPointFree but premium version available for $2.99Both Android and iOSBeginnersConnects to TripIt and Evernote
PackingProFree but premium version available for $2.99iOSLarge groupsCreates list for everyone including pets
EasyPackFreeAndroidBeginnersGenerates a packing list for each bag
TrekPackFreeAndroidOutdoor and adventure travelersEnsures you take the right gear for hiking and camping sites

One Bag

Screenshot of the OneBag App
OneBag packing list app

OneBag speaks our language: pack light and keep it all in one bag as much as possible.

The app allows you to create custom packing lists for the type of trip that you are taking. You can add items to your personal inventory so that it is easy to build your packing list trip after trip.

The best part of this app is that it lets you input the weight of each item that you are putting in your list, and it will automatically add up everything so you know if you’re already past your airline’s weight limit.

Your items are categorized, so you can even see which section of your packing list can be trimmed down in weight so that you can stay within the baggage limit.

  • The OneBag App is only available on Google Play. It is free to download, though a Pro version with premium features is also available.



  • Doesn’t auto-generate pack lists
  • Available on Android only


Pack Teo packing app
Pack Teo packing list app

If you feel like premade templates don’t really suit your packing style, then the PackTeo app is for you.

It does have premade lists that are customized based on the kind of trip you are taking, but its manual packing list creation is one of the more robust features of this app.

You can add single items, a list of items, items from a template, catalog, or from the list generator.

The app’s list generator makes lists based on your destination, the people on the trip, mode of transport, accommodation, weather, location, and activities.


  • Free
  • Shareable
  • User-friendly


  • Available on Android only


Packr packing list app
Packr packing list app

Packr is a weather-driven packing list. Once you input your destination and date of travel, it will get the 8-day weather forecast and generate a packing list based on the conditions when you are traveling.

It allows you to create packing lists for multi-destination trips, so you are sure to be ready for any kind of weather and climate.

It is available on iPhone and iPad and can seamlessly sync your account. No matter where you are accessing the app from, you get the updated version of your list.

If you use TripIt to organize your trips, you can also connect it to Packr, and it will make sure that your trip details are taken into consideration when creating your packing list.

  • Packr is available on the Apple App Store as a free version or for $2.99 for the premium version.


  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Ideal for families
  • Multidestination packing lists (perfect for any length of travel)



Pack Point packing list app

The PackPoint travel packing list is generated based on your destination, weather, and activities.

What’s really great about this app though, is that it’s available in both Android and iOS, so you can easily share your curated list with the people you are traveling with, regardless of the device that they are using

The premium version of the app can also connect to TripIt and Evernote.


  • Easy to use
  • Shareable
  • Available on Android and iOS


  • Minimal features without the premium version
  • Can only be used for one person


PackingPro packing list app
PackingPro packing list app

If you’re traveling as a family or a large group, PackingPro is for you. This app allows you to create a comprehensive packing list for everyone, including your pets, perfect for a family vacation.

It features a catalog with an extensive list of items that you can add to your list. It also features an assistant that can create the list for you, based on the number of people joining you on the trip.

The list can be exported into Excel or Google Docs, which you can then print out.


  • Can export your packing list to a PDF to print
  • Shareable
  • Fully customizable


  • Intensive set up
  • Available on iOS only

Easy Pack

Easy Pack packing list app
Easy Pack packing list app

Easy Pack is exactly what it says it is: it’s an app that is intuitive and lets you easily create your packing list.

It has a smart assistant that will start you off by creating a list based on your activities and plans for the trip. You can also customize each list based on the bag that you will be bringing.

One of our favorite features of this app is the to-do list where you can list down the things you need to accomplish or buy before or during the trip.


  • Unlimited lists
  • To-do and To-Buy lists
  • Intuitive


  • Available for iOS only


TrekPack packing list app
TrekPack packing list app

If outdoor and adventure is your style of travel, then TrekPack is the app for you!

This specialized app features items that are essentials for treks and hikes that may not be as detailed in other packing apps.

The app can generate a checklist for your trip based on your destination, terrain, accommodation, cooking arrangements, and weight of your pack.

You can create several lists for a destination so you can compare and finetune for next time. You are also able to share checklists with friends so they can easily create their own checklists based on what you have created.


  • Weight feature
  • Shareable


  • Available for Android only

Our Top Picks

We have listed some of the best packing apps and it’s hard to choose our favorite. Ultimately, there is no best packing list app and the app you choose depends on the needs you have.

We love OneBag because it focuses on packing light and fitting everything in one bag! If this is your vibe too, but you have been struggling to limit your packing list items, check out my Handbag Packing Masterclass.

We also love the PackPoint app. It’s perfect if you are looking for something that’s hassle and fuss-free and it’s great for beginners. Because it’s available for both iOS and Android it means that this app is accessible to almost everyone and is easy to share with the people you are traveling with. And it connects to TripIT and Evernote as a bonus too.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Packing List App

Flat lay of a table filled with beach day and travel accessories. A woman is writing her travel checklist.

You don’t only have to use your packing list app before you leave for a destination. You can ensure a smooth trip by utilizing your packing list app while on vacation too.

One way to do this is to check items off your list as you use them. This way you can see exactly what you have used and what outfits you haven’t worn yet. This will definitely save you time searching through your clothes. You can also use this new list to see exactly what went unused on your trip and then use that information to pack lighter and smarter for your next trip.

If you find that you are always bringing things you don’t need on your trips, you can download our free guide to ensure that you only pack what you need and nothing more.

You can also use your packing list checklist to make sure you have everything you brought before you leave to go home.

Which one is for you?

These are seven of our picks over the hundreds of packing apps available online. Did we miss your app of choice or do you have any feedback on these apps? Share them in the comments below, we’re always on the lookout for great apps!

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Written by Nina

Nina Fuentes splits her time between Manila and Bulusan, Sorsogon in the Philippines. She is one of the pioneering female travel bloggers in the country and her blog, Just Wandering, has been recognized as the Best Travel Blog at the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and at the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards. She has recently started Just Wandering Tours, offering customized tours of Bulusan and the province of Sorsogon.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Melissa says

    I have been using Packing Pro for almost 4 years, and I love it! What excellent options you’ve offered to travelers!

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