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Knapsack, the personal travel planner for Mac OS X Leopard.

Knapsack's new world map let's you view your trip's destinations at any level of detail. You can get an overview of your entire trip across countries and continents or zoom in to street level to see all the parking lots near your hotel.

The new Map Search feature in Knapsack 2 helps you quickly find places, addresses, and even points of interest anywhere in the world. You can now locate cities, hotels, museums, airports, and more. Map Search uses an extensive online geographic database that is constantly improving.

Knapsack gives you the tools to more...

What's New

Version 2.2.2:
  • Fixed: Freeze when trying to undo "Add New Trip".
  • Fixed: Various memory leaks when changing custom groups.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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theotheoria Member IconComment+10
theotheoria
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Discovered this app few days ago and really like it. Waiting for version 2.3 and iOS-companion.

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Version 2.2.2
Anon-Bud
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Good luck. It's been almost two years since an update. My guess is that it is now abandonware.

Merryp Member IconComment+0
Merryp
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I thought Knapsack was what I was looking for as far as a trip planner AND recorder. However, being able to add only one picture (as a postcard), isn’t sufficient. I would like a program that would let me include all the stuff Knapsack does, but add a bunch of photos for each day as a true record.

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Version 2.0.1
Harry Macbeth Member IconComment+55
Harry Macbeth
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PIK80's notion to have the ability to attach files is a great idea. I hope Chris can work this in sometime very soon. In any event Knapsack is still a lot of fun to work with, while being useful as well.
Slightly O/T tip: I do realize piracy is a scourge for developers AND customers, but I must say I was surprised at a three-hundred and ninety-seven character serial. My little password manager wouldn't take a copy/paste for some reason. In case other customers hit this snag: I was able to DRAG the text into the field successfully!

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Version 2.0
Pik80 Member IconReview+340
Pik80
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Pretty nice idea but I would like the ability to attach files to a particular trip. For an example I recently camped out at a three day concert. It would have really been nice to have the ability to link the 3 tickets to the concert and the ticket to the camping space to that trip.

Being able to enter in directions to where you are going and save that information would be important.

There is an area of "unscheduled events" but no area for "scheduled events"! That would be something obvious to include. And perhaps the most obvious thing to include would be to sync the information to your device so that you could take it on your trip with you.

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Version 2.0
Outer Level (developer)
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PIK80: Scheduled activities are included inline as part of the days they are scheduled for.

Pik80
+1

Do you mean that you can also include the time that an event is? I guess I missed that. I would check it out but the program has now expired.

Outer Level (developer)
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Contact me via email and I can walk you through resetting the trial: support(AT)outerlevel(DOT)com

Anon-Bud Member IconComment+599
Anon-Bud
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Glad to see the new mapping feature, but I'd really like to have the ability to see the satellite and bird's eye views that Google offers without having to switch to my browser. When I plan trips, I like to look at the overall topography of the area and search out interesting places to visit. Having a plain "road map" doesn't allow for this and having to switch back and forth to Google Maps in my browser adds another couple of steps I'd rather not have to take.

Perhaps it's just me, though. The other features of Knapsack are good, it's just that the mapping feature is a really big deal for me.

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Version 2.0
Drumshanbo
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I agree that I'd rather see a Google map, but I think this is a problem with Google, and not Knapsack. Here's what I was told when I recently updated my HoudahGeo app from Houdah Software:

"This version no longer uses Google Maps. Unfortunately Google has decided to start charging disproportionate fees for our use of their services. Rather than burden our users with a monthly use fee, we have decided to move to cheaper CloudMade solution and swallow the cost ourselves. This affects only the Map Inspector and Map Geocoding features. Integration with Google Earth remains available for geocoding photos from satellite imagery."

Anon-Bud
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@DRUMSHANBO

I suspected as much, but it is still a major disappointment. I'd be willing to pay extra for a Google Maps interface, but probably not many others would.

Oh well…

Outer Level (developer)
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The license fees Google charges are indeed the reason that Knapsack uses CloudMade and OpenStreetMap.

Anon-Bud Member IconComment+599
Anon-Bud
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Another comment after trying this again, now that there is a new version and a new developer:

Until this app is able to show detail in its maps, using Google Maps without pixelation, this will remain a so-so application. Everything else is good and I would love to buy it, but I refuse to when the map section is so extremely bad.

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Version 1.1.3
Outer Level (developer)
+1

Thanks for adding your comments.

I'm aware of the need to improve the mapping features in Knapsack and am researching solutions.

Anon-Bud
+1

Glad to hear it. Can't wait, so I'll keep checking this page out!

Thanks

Dadama
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So where are you at with improving the map resolution of the maps ? I am interested in this application as well but the map resolution needs to improve before I would consider purchasing. It would also be good to see a street map in addition to the satellite imagery.

Outer Level (developer)
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Checkout Knapsack 2, just released today. We've added an entirely new map system that includes street level detail and map searching.

Anon-Bud Member IconComment+599
Anon-Bud
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Well. After several more hours of working with this program, my original comment stands. I really like the idea, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired and the price is way too high for what you get, IMO.

Spend a bit extra and buy iWork ‘09. Numbers has a nice little template for travel information that is way easier to navigate. You can always add whatever notes and journal information you desire. If you want map info, you can add url links to your favorite map site. It prints up much nicer than Knapsack, too, where the notes come out in gray and difficult to read... Plus, if you buy iWork, you get Pages and Keynote!

I'll keep an eye on this app, hoping that they'll release something that is more intuitive and with a nicer, more navigable mapping system like Google Earth. But for now, I'll take a pass.

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Version 1.1.1
Anon-Bud Member IconComment+599
Anon-Bud
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Just a very quick review after using for only a couple of hours.

I really like the concept and believe this has great potential however a few things are a bit maddening to me:

1) No detail in the closest zoom of maps (everything is too pixelated) making pin placement very arbitrary. I have to search the exact coordinates of each place in order to make sure the pin is placed correctly. It would be very nice if this feature used Google Earth technology to make pin placement much quicker and easier. Even having a search function of map coordinates would be better than what is currently in place.
2) Adding notes to itinerary items can be confusing in that a carriage return is not as simple as hitting “return” but you have to enter “control-return”. Trial and error gave me that one. Plus I can only see one line at a time when adding notes. Why is this?
3) The price seems a bit steep to me. The GUI is nice and all that, but some of the input methods are just not all that Mac-intuitive to me.

I'm not sure I'll buy this. I am currently planning a trip overseas and will see how well this does it.

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Version 1.1.1
sanjeet86 Member IconComment-2
sanjeet86
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I know this is covered in the FAQ, but I was curious as to what DC yelpers felt made a good review. These things are, after all, largely subjective, and I find myself trying to find a balance between cataloging places I've been and providing something useful for others. At the same time, I find myself sometimes frustrated with the brevity or lack of detail in other reviews - what made a place so spectacular? why was your food so delicious or awful?
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Version 1.1.1
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Lopan Member IconReview+3
Lopan
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1. Good interface, Looks like it will work for what I want it to.
2. Expensive.
3. I have had a couple of blowups already
but it is a new release of something that doesn't exist anywhere else to my knowledge so I am more willing to put up with it.
4. Web site doesn't have a forum. It needs one for proper feedback. Blogs are ok for announcing info but a forum makes or breaks it.

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Version 1.0
drumshanbo
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I think it would also be neat to have a forum area specific for parts of the world (i.e. Europe, North America, etc.) where people could share their Knapsack itineraries.

MacMaria
+0

I agree with the above comments. Nowadays, a forum dedicated to an app is a must -- it helps the users both technically and on sharing ideas and knowledge. Knapsack would benefit from that.

Extra Note: this app has a very cool icon. :)

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Downloads 8,680
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License Shareware
Date 08 Jul 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price $39.99
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