Are you planning a move, or have moved recently, and feel overwhelmed by all the boxes? Here is an app for you that will help you organize and take control of your move. Keep track of each box with its contents, picture, and description, and search quickly as you find and unpack boxes after you move. We built it for ourselves when we moved, and it was a great feeling to know exactly where our things were, and exactly how much we had left to unpack. Check this one out!
Have a question about how to use this app? See our frequently asked questions below.
Migrating to the Pro version
Migrating to the Pro version couldn't be easier with a one-step upgrade! Simply download the Pro version from the app store. Open the Lite version, then tap menu - Upgrade to Pro version. You will be given a warning that any existing info in the pro version will get overwritten with what is in the Lite version. Once you continue, all the info from the Lite version will be migrated to the Pro version! At that point, feel free to delete the Lite version if you would like, because the Pro version has all the features and more, without those annoying ads!
About Moving Organizer
Presenting Moving Organizer - a simple yet powerful app to help you keep track of your move.
Features in Lite version (ad-supported):
- A single move, but unlimited number of boxes/items
- Track pictures of your boxes
- Powerful search to find items in your boxes
- Back up move for later restore
Additional features in Pro version:
- No ads
- Unlimited number of moves
- (Android only) Powerful voice control to add content and description of boxes. For example, you can say, "Add a small box with plates and silverware."
- Back up moves to the cloud using Dropbox for easy sharing between multiple devices
- Print moves to PDF or cloud-print capable printers directly from your phone/tablet
- Import existing images of boxes from your gallery
How can I sync my data between devices? (Pro version only)
First, on each of your devices, go to Menu > Link to Dropbox from the main screen of the app.
To upload move data to Dropbox: Go to Menu > Backup.
To download the latest data from Dropbox: Go to Menu > Restore and select the most recent backup.
So if you’re using multiple devices as you create a list of boxes, go to Menu > Restore when you open the app, and go to Menu > Backup after making changes. That should ensure that every device stays up-to-date with the latest data.
How can I create a PDF with my move data? (Pro version only)
Android: In the box list screen, go to Menu > Print. Then select “Save as PDF” in the drop-down menu. (Note: This only works on Android 4.4 and newer.)
iPhone and iPad: In the box list screen, tap the printer icon. Once the preview loads, force touch on the preview (or pinch out if your device does not support force touch) then tap the share action.
How can I email my move data? (Pro version only)
Android: In the box list screen, go to Menu > Print. Then select “Save as PDF” in the drop-down menu. After saving the data as a PDF file, you can attach the PDF file to an email. (Note: This only works on Android 4.4 and newer.)
iPhone and iPad: In the box list screen, tap the printer icon. Once the preview loads, you can create a PDF file that can be emailed. Force touch on the preview (or pinch out if your device does not support force touch) then tap the share action.
How can I see which boxes are from each room?
At the top of the box list screen, tap the “Sort by” option and select “Box location.” This sorts the box list alphabetically by room.
You can also type the name of a specific room into the search box.
How can I edit or delete a move/box?
In iOS, to edit or delete a move, swipe left on the move, and edit and delete icons/buttons will appear. For boxes, just tap on a box to edit, swipe left to see the delete button.
In Android, long tap on a move to see the Edit and Delete action buttons on the top. Tapping on a box will let you edit its content. Long-tapping on a box will similarly display the delete action button on the actionbar.
How can I create a custom category for boxes/items (e.g., “furniture”)?
Try entering the name of the category in the “Type” field just below the box name. (For future boxes, your new category will automatically appear in the drop-down menu.)
To see all boxes in your category, you can sort the box list by type. To do this, tap the “Sort by” option at the top of the box list screen, and select “Box type.”
Where are my backups stored?
If you’re not linked to Dropbox: On Android, backups are stored in the MovingCompanion directory in the main internal SD card. (Moving Companion is the former name of this app.) On iPhone and iPad, however, backups can’t be accessed from outside the app.
If you're linked to Dropbox: Backups are stored under Apps > Moving Organizer Pro in your Dropbox.
On Android, how does the app use the permissions it requires?
- Read and Write external storage: This is used to backup and restore your moves.
- Internet access: In the Lite version, this is used by ads (we don't bug you with ads - the box list screen and the box details screen are ad-free). In the Pro version, this is used for backing up and restoring your moves using Dropbox.
- Record audio (pro version only): This is used by the voice control feature. This feature can be disabled in the settings.
If you have any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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