I wanted to share an APP that I use to organize for trips and research products for my trailer.
It is free and can work with stand alone computer. But is extremely powerful and useful for you folks with smart phones and other mobile devices such as an Ipod touch.
It is called SpringPad. It is a cloud
based application. You can check it out at: Springpad: a free app that helps you remember
What is nice about Springpad, is that you can open it to access your files when you are not connected to the web. Many cloud
Apps can only work if you're online.
This APP allows you to organize everything into distinct "NoteBooks". And so, I have a Notebook devoted to my travel trailer. Within that notebook, I store important notes, check lists, shopping lists, product information.)
One example of how I use this APP: Using info from FGRV, I have created a Departure Check-list which I've saved on my I-pod touch. I have put in chronological order all the things I need to do (like making sure my wheel chocks have been removed and stowed, and the electric jack's foot is raised). As I go through each item it is checked off. Before I get into the car, I can see that all the items have been checked off.
These checks can be removed so that I have a new check list for each departure. If I want to edit this list to add new items or change the order of any item, I can do so on my mobile device. I do not have to log onto the internet. When I do log onto the internet, my edits will be synced with my computer and stored in the Clouds.
I've created shopping lists for the travel trailer. As well as pantry item lists, equipment lists, and maintenance needs. This really helps when I am outfitting the trailer for an upcoming trip. I simply use - say my galley check list - to see if I need to replenish anything. It is fast, easy and helps me avoid any surprises at my destination (What, no coffee!!
When I bring the trailer in for servicing, I have a check list of problems/concerns that have come up while on the road. And I am able to store info and dates re work that has been done for the trailer.
I keep info regarding my Good Sam's membership Road size assistance ID number on this APP.
If I'm using the internet to research items for the trailer (eg an electric jack), I can save bookmarks, pictures, and self-generated notes about specific products. Springpad automatically conducts a price watch, and notifies me if there is a price reduction on any item I have saved.
It is also great for Menu Planning!
And one more thing: they have a terrific one-on-one support team!
Hope some of you find this APP to be helpful!