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A Sneak Peek at LifeTopix 5.0

LifeTopix App Icon

Life­Topix App Icon

Team LightAr­row is very excited about some of the improve­ments we are mak­ing in the 5.0 update (free for all exist­ing users) of Life­Topix. It’s already been sub­mit­ted to the app store for review, and we are keep­ing our fin­gers crossed that it’ll be avail­able to our users in the next few days.

First of all: the new app icon! Our graphic design­ers have gone for a fresher look that sig­ni­fies pro­duc­tiv­ity, com­plete­ness, and makes Life­Topix stand out — as it actu­ally does from the rest. We think it’s a beauty!

5.0 looks very dif­fer­ent. We took a lot of feed­back from our users on usabil­ity and a more pow­er­ful way to nav­i­gate between views.

The new fea­tures in 5.0 are listed in Our Roadmap page, but we wanted to share some of the screens here for our users for a sneak peek. We hope you like the way 5.0 looks and works. We are hope­ful that no changes are required to be made for the approval of this update.

Here are a few more screenshots!

My Topics on the iPad

My Top­ics on the iPad

 

Home view - What's Next on the iPad

Home view — What’s Next on the iPad

 

My Calendar on the iPad

My Cal­en­dar on the iPad

 

Quick Menu for easy access to frequent actions

Quick Menu for easy access to fre­quent actions

 

Near Me view on the iPad

Near Me view on the iPad

 

My Apps view on the iPhone and iPod touch

My Apps view on the iPhone and iPod touch

 

Note Detail with Slide In Panel on the iPhone

Note Detail with Slide In Panel on the iPhone

 

Hot List view on the iPhone

Hot List view on the iPhone

 

My Topics on the iPhone

My Top­ics on the iPhone

 

Tasks + Projects topic on the iPhone

Tasks + Projects topic on the iPhone

 

We can­not wait until our users get their hands on Life­Topix 5! As always, we’ll con­tinue to improve the app and have some amaz­ing things in store over the next few months. Thank you for tak­ing the time to view these screenshots.

34 Comments


  1. Russ
    Mar 13, 2014

    Do you have a desk­top ver­sion of this app?


    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 13, 2014

      Russ:

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

      We have a free Mac OS Client App, LightAr­row AirAc­cess™. It is a pow­er­ful and effi­cient desk­top client that allows you to con­nect, wire­lessly, from your Mac to the LightAr­row App run­ning on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It makes data entry eas­ier into the app by being able to use the Mac’s big­ger screen and key­board. It han­dles a sub­set of the data sup­ported by Life­Topix and My.Agenda.

      For more infor­ma­tion see: http://lightarrow.com/airaccess

      We are also cur­rently work­ing on full-fledged desk­top apps for Mac OS and Win­dows 8.1.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin TX


  2. Jason Washburn
    Nov 26, 2012

    I don’t know if some­one has already brought this up but maybe hav­ing a debt pay down fea­ture that keeps track of debt and let’s you know if you pay a cer­tain amount how long it would take in months or years for exam­ple a car loan for 10000 and your pay­ing 200 a month how long would it take to pay it off


    • LightArrow
      Nov 26, 2012

      Hi Jason,
      Thanks for the great sug­ges­tion. We hope to add loan and pay­ment cal­cu­la­tors and sim­i­lar util­i­ties into our Finances sec­tion in the future.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  3. James
    Oct 02, 2012

    I have a fea­ture request. How about the abil­ity to option­ally set a tax rate on each shop­ping list item, and if set, add the per­cent­age amount to the item price and cal­cu­late the total item cost? As an exam­ple, I know of a tax rate that applies to most items in a shop­ping list at the rate of 8.675% If life­topix could take the item price mul­ti­plied by the num­ber of items cal­cu­late the tax amount against that, gen­er­at­ing the total cost for the item, would be a tremen­dously use­ful feature.


    • LightArrow
      Oct 02, 2012

      Hi James,
      That’s a great sug­ges­tion! We’ll try to imple­ment a con­fig­urable way of doing this in the near future.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  4. Melanie Stark
    Oct 01, 2012

    I have a request for a fea­ture I would like. I would really like to be able to make a cus­tomiz­able tem­plate for a writ­ten log. I really want to do a grat­i­tude jour­nal of sorts, but I want to make my own catagories, I.e. what did I accom­plish today? What good deed did I do? Etc. and I want to be able to change it as I change so that I can do a nightly check in with myself and my life. It seems like this could be fairly sim­ple to add to this app if u cre­ated a func­tion in the logs to make some text boxes.


    • LightArrow
      Oct 01, 2012

      Hi Melanie,
      What a great idea! We are look­ing at adding two things in the near future that may help. 1. Daily checklists/to do lists from an exe­cu­tion per­spec­tive to make it eas­ier to for cer­tain things are done on a daily basis, and 2. Log forms with long items that sup­port text responses (today they are pri­mar­ily numeric responses with asso­ci­ated com­ments). We think the sec­ond one would allow to cre­ate a “daily form” that allows you to jour­nal notes across sev­eral things in a cus­tom form that you cre­ate.
      As we make more progress on defin­ing how these fea­tures would work and plan them for a spe­cific release, we’ll update our roadmap page.
      Keep it com­ing!
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Melanie Stark
        Oct 17, 2012

        I’m really look­ing for­ward to this update! I also am excited to see the inte­gra­tion with pop­u­lar online ser­vices. I won­der if caloriecount.com and mint.com are on the radar?


        • LightArrow
          Oct 17, 2012

          Hi Melanie,
          Those are on the radar. We are inves­ti­gat­ing if they sup­port other apps to inte­grate with them.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  5. Paul S.
    Aug 31, 2012

    Life­topix team,
    Your app is one I use all the time. I was unsure in the begin­ning but the more I use it the more I like it. I have looked at other pro­duc­tiv­ity apps but find this app to have the func­tions I want. I use this to enter all appoint­ments and events. I really like how easy it is to cus­tomize (I will admit at first it took some time to get used to). I love how easy it is to have all my events in my phones native cal­en­dar. The charts in the log sec­tion are very sharp. I men­tioned adding charts to the finance sec­tion in a past cor­re­spon­dence and was won­der­ing if that might be some­thing you would add. It would be nice to see the totals entered in var­i­ous accounts linked to one chart for a net worth view. Keep up the good work and I look for­ward to updates.


    • LightArrow
      Aug 31, 2012

      Thank you, Paul! We really appre­ci­ate hear­ing your expe­ri­ence and your kind words!
      Yes, we do plan to add chart­ing to other areas includ­ing the Finances topic. We hope to be able to do that in the not too dis­tant future, but we have not iden­ti­fied a spe­cific release yet. There is indeed so much we want to do! We are truly excited about where we’re tak­ing Life­Topix with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of engaged users like you.
      Best regards.
      Team LightArrow


  6. Rajan
    Aug 25, 2012

    The ear­leir UI was unique with its trans­par­ent sheet look. Miss it.
    Is there a way to bring bakc the font colour and size back to what is was ? Would make read­ing alot more easy , espe­cially on the task list.
    One other prob­lem : the font size on the task list resizes auto­mat­i­cally . As a result , the task list has mul­tile font sizes , some of them unread­able. This hap­pens even though there is a still a lot of space left in the row and there was no need to resize. Am sure this is a bug. Please cor­rect this.


    • LightArrow
      Aug 25, 2012

      Hi Rajan,
      We will look into pro­vid­ing font size selec­tion for bet­ter read­abil­ity, as well as the unnec­es­sary resiz­ing you’ve pointed out. We hope to include that in an update in the near future.
      Thank you for your feed­back.
      BEst regards,
      Team LightArrow


  7. Nirbhay Pandey
    Aug 24, 2012

    Let me Con­grats and Thank­ful to All Life­Topix Team,

    The update 5 is Per­fectly way ahead in UI and fea­si­bil­ity. Home view is very clean and clut­ter free.
    Actu­ally after using new Update 5 , i am com­plete on my Pro­duc­tiv­ity and Found myself to use this app at its utmost Potential.

    Life topic is my most often use app on my iPad and after update 5 it’s nearly Perfect.

    My Request from you guys from Last 6 Months in app review in app store and on web­site , that is Please Pro­vide Win­dow 7 client for Com­puter.
    It’s is very crit­i­cal and most demand­ing update from lots of user.
    I think you folks should revised your Road map , and bring win­dow client on top pri­or­ity. Please Guys , I ll be thanks to extent.

    Thanks
    Nirb­hay Pandey
    nirbhaypandey@me.com
    India


    • LightArrow
      Aug 25, 2012

      Hello Nirb­hay,
      We are so thank­ful for your com­ments and kind words!
      You are absolutely right — the demand for a Win­dows client is very pop­u­lar. We have not been able to make the progress we wanted to. We are a small and ded­i­cated team, and doing the 5.0 update was so impor­tant to our users that we com­pletely focused the entire devel­op­ment team on that for the last few months. We are truly happy that users like the update. We will restart our Win­dows client work asap and hope­fully have a bet­ter idea of the date in the next few weeks.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  8. Damion
    Aug 24, 2012

    Hi, try­ing out the new ver­sion and like it so far. Does this ver­sion have icon badge noti­fi­ca­tions that show how many tasks/events are due for the cur­rent day? I can’t seem to find this option.

    Thanks.


    • LightArrow
      Aug 24, 2012

      Hi Damion,
      The icon badge can be enabled for the app in the device Set­tings under Life­Topix. The count on the badge will be the same as what is shown in the Alerts sec­tion of the Home view in Life­Topix, which is basi­cally all the over­due items (tasks, bills, shop­ping list).
      The way to see what all is due for today is the What’s Next sec­tion in the Home view.
      We hope that helps.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Damion
        Aug 25, 2012

        Thanks for your quick response. I’d really like to see an option for badges to show up the day tasks/events are sched­uled before they are due. This would be much more help­ful to me instead of hav­ing them show up after the event is due.


        • LightArrow
          Aug 25, 2012

          Hi Damion,
          That makes per­fect sense. We will add a con­fig option that includes today’s items in the Alerts count which would be the same for app icon badge. We hope to do this in the next fea­ture update (5.1).
          Team LightArrow


          • Damion
            Aug 25, 2012

            Wow, that would be per­fect, and totally meet my noti­fi­ca­tion needs. Thanks for being so respon­sive to your customers!!


  9. Chris
    Aug 24, 2012

    Hello folks, you have done a great job with ver­sion 5. I love the new look and it gen­er­ally improves user’s expe­ri­ence. Keep on like this.


    • LightArrow
      Aug 24, 2012

      Thanks, Chris!
      Team LightArrow


  10. IPaddingmomma
    Aug 22, 2012

    I was expe­ri­enc­ing con­stant app crash­ing when I installed the 5.0 update. It could not get past the MSG that informs you of the down­load time. I had to com­pletely unin­stall the pro­gram and redownloading.


    • LightArrow
      Aug 23, 2012

      Hi IPadding­momma,
      We are so sorry to hear that the update did not go smoothly the first time. Thank you for let­ting us know via the app store review that it worked the sec­ond time.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  11. Kim
    Aug 22, 2012

    I love the new look!!! I’ve been want­ing a week look for the cal­en­dar and it seems as if that is avail­able now. Thank you for all your hard work!!


    • LightArrow
      Aug 22, 2012

      Thanks, Kim! The week view is not there yet — we are adding it to 5.1 (due out in 3 weeks or so).
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Kim
        Aug 22, 2012

        There’s going to be a true week view?! It feels like Christ­mas! lol I was happy about the what’s next view. You guys rock it!!!


        • LightArrow
          Aug 22, 2012

          Thank you!


  12. Jeff
    Aug 22, 2012

    Just started using your app. So far looks very good.
    I have a request:
    Under shop­ping it would be nice if you have a sub cat­e­gory of ITEMS TO RETURN.

    You have the shop­ping list, but some­times all of us buy some­thing that after we get home either doesn’t fit, or doesn’t work etc. it would be nice if we are able to keep track of these items we need to return to the store with the receipts to exchange or get our money back. Loca­tion alerts would be great with this sub cat­e­gory. Many times I have passed the store I needed to return an item to and had the item sit­ting in the back seat of my car but forgot.


    • LightArrow
      Aug 22, 2012

      Jeff,
      That’s a great sug­ges­tion. Our pre-built list “Things to Sell” is very sim­i­lar. Just like reg­u­lar shop­ping lists, it allows asso­ci­at­ing the seller for the items, and sell­ers can have loca­tions, so that these show up in Near Me. Doing a pre-built list very much like that for “Things to Return” would be very use­ful. We do plan to add auto­mated loca­tion based alerts so that you don’t have to view Near Me sec­tion to see what’s close by.
      Thanks so much!
      Based regards,
      Team LightArrow


  13. Margo
    Aug 21, 2012

    Awe­some


  14. James Bohannon
    Aug 21, 2012

    I like it! Can’t wait to play with it. I keep check­ing App Store for updates.
    I was won­der­ing though if the iPad ver­sion has a por­trait mode? There’s no pic­tures, but I assume it’d be sim­i­lar to the iPhone pics.


    • LightArrow
      Aug 21, 2012

      Thank you, James! We can’t wait for it to be approved and avail­able to our users ASAP. Yes, on the iPad it sup­ports both por­trait and land­scape modes.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow

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