This actually works now. You need to enter the coordinates in decimal form with a comma between them. South latitudes and west longitudes are negative.
For example, to add the Pacific Crest Trail's Campo trailhead (at 32.6076° N, 116.4697° W), you'd enter "32.6076,-116.4697" in the address field.
David, it looks like you may have "regenerated" your TripIt calendar feed after adding it to Planapple (with the little "recycle" icon on the TripIt settings page). This expires the old TripIt feed url and creates a new one. You'll need to add that new one to Planapple. Please get in touch with us directly through "Contact support" if you have any questions.
Also, TripIt has changed some things since we wrote that original blog article. We have updated instructions at https://planapple.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/879162. (In particular, TripIt calendar feeds now start with "https" rather than "webcal".)
Thanks for the suggestion. You're right that adding flight info to your Planapple Trip is not as streamlined as it could be right now. If you email your itinerary/confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org it should be automatically added to your trip, but not scheduled on your itinerary.
We did recently add a way to import your travel itinerary from TripIt however, which does make this easier. If you email your itinerary to TripIt and then sync your Planapple trip with TripIt, all of your flight details will be automatically imported.
Here's a recent blog article on how it works:
Thanks for your feedback and thanks for trying Planapple.
Anything that has a date and time in your TripIt itinerary should be showing up in your Planapple itinerary. (Please submit a support request from your trip if this isn't the case.)
Everything in a Planapple itinerary is also in one of your Planapple notebooks: Planapple's model is that you add ideas to a notebook, and then schedule some or all of those ideas into your itinerary. So it's not possible to have something only in the Planapple itinerary without it also appearing in your notebook.
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It looks like Kayak calendar feeds don't include timezone info, so unfortunately this isn't quite as simple as just allowing Kayak urls.
TripIt feeds have the same issue. Planapple has a bunch of custom code that tries to intuit the correct timezones for a TripIt feed from things like airport IDs. So we'd have to do something similar with Kayak (but customized for them).
The alternative is having the synced items show up in "UTC time" in Planapple's itinerary (that's how Kayak and TripIt give us the info). However, that seems to cause more confusion than it solves.
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What train systems are people most interested in using? (Or what web sites do you use now to find train information?)
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It's not a native app, but we've supported downloading your trip to your phone for offline use for a while now.
There's actually a way you could do this in Planapple today. You could create a category (or whole separate notebook) for where people are coming from. Each traveler would add a note for themselves to that notebook, and set the location to where they're coming from. E.g., I'd add a note called "Mike", and edit the location for Mike to be "San Francisco".
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"Everything seems very compact. By this I mean you have your trip followed by a series of small links underneath on the "toolbar", it is not very helpful. Consider expanding this to make it more like a ribbon based design at the top or just generally bigger. It would be nice to log in an have just the trips you're planning and maybe some notifications. When planning a trip in reality you often have several brochures open across a table, maximise the space you have on offer else things get a little lost and busy."
Thanks for the suggestion.
In the meantime, here's a workaround... If you know the latitude and longitude of a place, you can use that to place it on the map. Go into the item's details, click "Edit Location", and enter the decimal coordinates (e.g., "20.405958,-87.308671") into the address field.
(Obviously, it'd be a lot easier to just drag the map marker, and we are considering adding that feature.)
This is good idea and a common suggestion. Unfortunately we don't have support for uploaded files at the moment. For files like PDFs, word docs and spreadsheets, usually what we recommend is for users to upload the files to google docs, and then add the links for those docs into their Planapple trip.
While technically you could do this w/ photos (via Google Drive) I'm not sure how useful that would be for your trip planning process.
Thanks for the suggestion and good luck w/ your trip!
This is a great suggestion and a common request. What we usually recommend for now is uploading your file to google docs and including a link from there into your planapple trip. Works well for keeping a budget in a spreadsheet or linking to a pdf file.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. We don't have this feature on the near term roadmap but it's definitely something other users have also asked for.
One thing you can do now that works well is to simply bookmark a spreadsheet from Google Docs into your Planpple trip (using the save button). While this isn't the most elegant solution, Google Docs is not a bad tool for keeping a simple budget, and it's nice to have a link to it stored with the rest of your research in Planapple.
I hope this trick helps. Thanks everyone for trying Planapple and good luck with your travels!
This is a great idea we will consider adding in the future.
One thing you can do now is to share individual items from your trip to your 'Public Favorites'. Just roll over an item in the list view, click 'Share on Pinterest' in the popup menu, and click ok in subsequent dialog. When the Pinterest dialog pops up, you can just cancel it (unless you actually want to share your items on Pinterest).
Then click on My Shared Favorites at the top of the screen and you should see an icon with the destination of your trip. Click into that and you will see the item you just shared, along with a menu that will allow you to save it to another trip.
Following the above pattern you should be able to put your favorite items in your favorites so you can save them to new trips.
Hope this helps and thanks for trying Planapple!
Thanks for the suggestion. Although KML might be a little bit advanced for most of our customers, we'd definitely like to offer some tighter integration with Google Maps.
What would you like to do once you have the places in Google Maps? We might be able to provide a more-direct integration that would avoid having to export and import KML.
For example, a first step in this direction is the "Get directions on Google Maps" link beneath the map in Planapple's notebook and itinerary tabs. It transfers all the places (notebook items) currently showing in the map into Google Maps in their route finder. If you're looking at a particular day in the itinerary, this will give you a route for all the items scheduled on that day.