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Ditch Your Bucket "List" and Create Your Own Bucket "Map" Now

Ditch Your Bucket "List" and Create Your Own Bucket "Map" Now
From Lifehack - November 20, 2017

When you wander around your city, you might find interesting places youd like to try. Perhaps youre travelling, and your friend gives you lots of recommendations for your destination. Its common practice to bookmark the restaurants and attractions you want to check out in the future.When you wander around your city, you might find interesting places youd like to try. Perhaps youre travelling, and your friend gives you lots of recommendations for your destination. Its common practice to bookmark the restaurants and attractions you want to check out in the future.

As you plan your next adventure, you may have a list of must-try places on your phone. Unfortunately, having the addresses for these places in list form makes it hard to visualize your route. You need a map of places you want to go. Instead of making a bucket list, you need a bucket map.

You need a personalized adventure map

Instead of spending all your time trying to sift through notes with recommendations, you can use Mapstr to make a map of attractions for yourself. Mapstr allows you search for places on your bucket list and pin locations that interest you. You can categorize the places to make them easy to find.

This app not only helps you stay organized, but you can also share maps with your friends.

Why Mapstr is a must have on your phone

Whether youre going on a trip and want to make the most of your time, or youre exploring your city, Mapstr makes it easier than ever to decide where to go next.

1. Add places that you want to visit

To add a new place, click the plus sign at the bottom of the page. Youll have the option to search a locations name or drop a pin. For this example, my friend has just recommended a place where I can buy comic books and gaming items. If I know the location, I can pin it. Otherwise, Ill need to search for the name.

After typing in the name of the location, Mapstr took me to a page with the address and some pre-existing information about the location, such as pictures and a phone number.

The space below the address allows you to tag this business as a specific type of service. I categorized this as a shopping location and included the brief description so that I could remember my interest in the location.

2. Create custom tags for faster search and organisation

In addition to the preset tags, shopping, friend, hotel, restaurant, and to try, you can use the space below those options to create your own tag. For example, if I loved going to comic book stores on the weekends, I might want to create a comic books tag so that I can find similar stores quickly.

Type the name of the custom tag where it says create a new tag. You can even select a color to distinguish your custom tab from the presets. As you can see, I have tagged this place as an area that is good for shopping and comic books.

When youve settled on the tags you want to use, hit the check mark in the top right corner to save your location.

3. Share your map with friends

Using Mapstr makes planning easier

Download Mapstr to organize must-see locations

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