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LifeTopix Takes the Horror Out of Event Planning

Halloween Party - LifeTopixOne of our Life­Topix users recently asked about using appoint­ments ver­sus events, and how the iOS cal­en­dar comes into play. In this post, I’ll show you how events and appoint­ments dif­fer, and how they work with your iOS cal­en­dar. I’ve also included a few tricks and treats to help you plan your next party — just in time for your kids’ Hal­loween festivities.


Life­Topix Events and Appoint­ments, and iOS Events

In Life­Topix, an appoint­ment is a doctor’s visit, meet­ing, lunch meet­ing, or other light­weight sched­uled item. A Life­Topix event is some­thing more involved, such as a wed­ding, birth­day party, open house, etc. Unlike appoint­ments, events allow asso­ci­a­tions with other items, such as tasks, check­lists, files, etc.. We hope this helps you choose when to use appoint­ments ver­sus events in LifeTopix.

The iOS cal­en­dar refers to items on your cal­en­dar as “events.” These items are acces­si­ble in views in Life­Topix such as What’s Next and My Cal­en­dar. If you wish, you can eas­ily con­vert these items to vis­its, attend­ing and host­ing events, projects, or trips. The eas­i­est way to con­vert these items is to tap and hold down on the appoint­ment from the Life­Topix Home view, then select the type of item for con­ver­sion. The fol­low­ing screen­shot shows an exam­ple of the conversion.

Convert Appointment

Event Plan­ning

Plan­ning events can be tricky because there’s so many details to track. It’s impos­si­ble to keep all these items in your head. Instead of cre­at­ing paper lists, print­ing recipes, keep­ing track of responses, and search­ing for email addresses and phone num­bers, you can cen­tral­ize every­thing in your Life­Topix app.

As Hal­loween approaches, you might be plan­ning a party for the neigh­bor­hood chil­dren. If you would like a lit­tle help with your shop­ping list and menu selec­tion, we’ve cre­ated a Pin­ter­est Board with recipes and a shop­ping list. To learn more about using Life­Topix to plan your next event, refer to the fol­low­ing pre­sen­ta­tion. Not only does it explain how to use Life­Topix, but you might also find some tips and ideas for your next party.

Hope this helps you get started with your next fun event. We wel­come your event plan­ning sto­ries and questions.


  1. Tim B
    Mar 28, 2014

    Great post which helps clar­ify things — thank you.
    I have a ques­tion for you:
    I have an iOS cal­en­dar item which I con­verted to an appoint­ment in Life­Topix (it is only a cou­ple of hours long).
    How­ever, I now realise that there are other things I might want to attach to it, like some tasks and notes.
    Is it pos­si­ble for me to change the appoint­ment to an Event?

    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 29, 2014

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us again and thanks for the kind word.

      Unfor­tu­nately, you can’t con­vert an Appoint­ment to an Event. We do plan to sup­port this either in 8.1 in May, or soon there­after.
      Should you have any other ques­tions or sug­ges­tions, do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us again.

      Team LightAr­row
      Austin TX

  2. Betty
    Oct 30, 2012

    Thank you!! This really helps. I’m doing a GTD refresher and I am real­iz­ing just how awe­some LT is! Thanks for a great prod­uct and out­stand­ing cus­tomer ser­vice!! Look­ing for­ward to the next update.

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