• Productivity Articles | Pearltrees { […] The Power of All in One Tools and Why We Love Them. In the 1800s, Victorinox® introduced the Swiss Army Knife® as an all-in-one tool to aid the Swiss Army. […] } – Aug 29, 6:29 PM
  • Team LightArrow { Hi Penny, Thank you for reaching out to us with your question. The PIN the locker is referring to can be set by going to the "Settings" view (accessible from the left navigation menu in the dashboard view) then tapping on "Secure Your Data". From this view you can enter you PIN under the "Key (PIN)" field. Best Regards, Team LightArrow Austin, Texas } – Aug 24, 9:26 AM
  • Penny { Hello I just started using the app and it cool so far. I am trying to create a locker but it keeps telling me to create a pin. I created a pin for the app and for my phone and it still keeps telling me to create one. What am I missing ? } – Aug 24, 8:49 AM
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  • Team LightArrow { Hi Preston, Thank you for reaching out to us! The badge on the My.Agenda icon displays the number of overdue items in your agenda (Home) view. You can tap on the “Overdue” tile in the Home (Agenda) view to view the overdue items (like Shopping Items & Tasks). Also, please note that you can disable the badge on the My.Agenda icon by opening the iOS Settings App > Scroll down to “My.Agenda” > Icon Badge > Toggle the slider to Off. Should you have any further questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact us again. Best Regards, Team LightArrow Austin TX } – Aug 13, 10:57 PM
  • Preston { My.Agenda is displaying a badge of "2". How do I find out what these two things are. I can't find them anywhere. } – Aug 13, 9:53 PM
  • Team LightArrow { Hi Theo, Thank you for reaching out to us! With Pro Inbox Pack, you can select any block of text (or perhaps the whole content of the webpage) and select “Process In LifeTopix” to convert the selected text in to an actionable item, such as a note or a task, append to existing note, etc. Alternatively, you can email that webpage to yourself and then convert the email message in to an actionable item so the webpage can be created as a bookmark. Best Regards, Team LightArrow Austin TX } – Aug 13, 9:56 AM
  • Theo { Love the app! Question: How can I convert we pages into actionable items in LifeTopix? Is there a bookmarklet? I have Pro.Inbox, but it seems only to be for web searches. Thank you } – Aug 13, 8:35 AM
  • Team LightArrow { Hi Sherri, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your question. You can share a task, event, project, note, trip and other items in LifeTopix by opening the detail for the item and then tapping on the circular action button labeled “Share” (located below the title of the item). This will allow you to share the item with others via “FaceBook”, “Twitter”, email and text message. LIfeTopix maintains all items that are created in LifeTopix that have dates in the calendar views. You can share these with the method described above. LifeTopix allows you view and add items to your iOS Calendar app as well. If you wish to share an item that is in the iOS Calendar app then you can open the calendar item in the iOS Calendar app and select “Edit” at the top right of the screen. Scroll down to the “Invitees” item and select the contacts you want to share the item with. Best Regards, Team LightArrow Austin, Texas } – Aug 10, 8:53 PM
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  • Team LightArrow { Hi Lisa, Thank you for reaching out to us, and for letting us know that you're having fun using our app! 1. We do support using location from iOS contact. However, if you have a task assigned to an owner (contact) who has a location, the task will not show in the near-me map view, you will have to add a location to the task manually. We will look into it and find out what is involved in supporting this. 2. We are constantly improving our online help and help videos. We would encourage you to try our blog (http://lightarrow.com/blog) for some examples (with step-by-step instructions) of using our products for certain real-world scenarios. Have you watched our how-to videos on YouTube? If not, you could find them here: http://www.youtube.com/user/LightArrowInc Also, we would suggest trying the frequently-asked questions on the Tips and Answers page on our web site: http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/common-questions 3. Here is a blog post on creating actionable data from emails, Facebook/Twitter feeds, Evernote, websites, etc.: http://lightarrow.com/introducing-pro-inbox-create-actionable-data-email-web-social-streams We also love talking to our power users to understand various scenarios and needs. If you're open to that, please send us an email to support@lightarrow.com. We are available Mon-Fri 10 AM to... } – Aug 09, 10:31 PM
  • Lisa { I am having so much fun (and not, cuz it's a lot to do, lol) of getting all of my scattered data organized in the app. There are a few things I would like to be considered for future updates. In the set location, we should be able to pull from our contacts. I have tasks and things that have to do with people and their location, and it would be nice to not have to manually add the address. More visual guides on how to make best use of the app. I know it is so vast, the possibilities are endless. I am having some trouble working out how to use some things, like goals, I can't associated projects that pertain to reaching the goal, which is how I envision it, and if i am misunderstanding, that is why real world examples that would help me, a mom, wife and entrepreneur, organize the different aspects of my days and ideas. A way to extract from Facebook feed, and website bookmarks, pictures and tips, instructions, whatever, to create notes and files and task lists. If I am missing how to do that, again, a guid would help. A way to... } – Aug 09, 8:17 PM
  • Team LightArrow { Hi Pete, Thanks for reaching out to us and the kind words! We apologize for this issue. We are able to recreate the issue and it will be fixed in an upcoming update. We have submitted an update 8.1.3 to Apple this week. This will be fixed in the update following that one. Currently, there is a work around until we get the update out. To reveal the action buttons you can tap and hold or long press on the quick inbox item, and then tap the “Convert” button. That is another way to convert a quick inbox item to a task. Please do not hesitate if you have any further questions or comments. Team LightArrow Austin, Texas } – Aug 07, 3:08 PM
  • Pete { Hi. Noticing a problem. Whenever I click on "save" after converting an inbox item to another type (task, appointment, etc.), the conversion takes place and the inbox item is deleted (per my preference setting) however LifeTopix shuts down and I have to open it again. Overall, the app is awesome! } – Aug 07, 2:25 PM
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  • Team LightArrow { Hi Celia, Thanks for reaching out to us again. To change the color for Context Tags navigate to the Contexts view, then tap on the tile of the context you want to change. Next tap the gear button in the lower right hand corner. When you tap the Color field you’ll see all the colors you can choose from. Another way you can manage the Context Tags is on any of the list views that you can Group by Context there is a “Manage Contexts” button. On the Contexts view you can tap a context and then tap the color button and change it there as well. Yes, we would treat one-off tasks and recurring tasks as two separate items in the filter (both initially checked) in order to filter them on and off separately. Team LightArrow Austin, Texas } – Aug 01, 10:35 AM
  • Celia { Thats good news about the filtering. With the colours thats not quite so useful for me, as I dont always use contexts. Also as a side note you dont appear to be able to change the colours of existing contexts. I am curious how the filtering will work, because the way I see it you would have to treat one-off tasks and recurring tasks as two separate items in order to filter them on and off separately. } – Aug 01, 10:08 AM
  • Team LightArrow { Hi Celia, Thank you for reaching out to us! We apologize for the frustrations you’re experiencing, and will work with you to resolve these issues. We have a solution for the first issue you mentioned. In the 8.1 release which is currently available in the app store we added a feature where you can override default colors for items within the LifeTopix app. In the “My Settings” view you can enable a setting called “Override Item Color with Context”. When that setting is enabled you can override the Task color with the Context Tag color that is set for the task. In the 8.2 release which is expected to be made available in September we will add the capability to filter out recurring tasks, and a better way to manage recurring tasks. Please do not hesitate if you have any further questions for comments. Team LightArrow Austin, Texas } – Aug 01, 9:15 AM
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  1. Lisa says:

    When last I visited this web site, I saw that accommodation for rotating, repeat work schedules was going to be added to the Life Topix app sometime in July (2014). Any thoughts? Actually if Life Topix could be made to sync with the “CopApp” work scheduling app it would be perfect. Because of my rotating shift schedule I find myself using CopApp more but it is very basic. I purchased Life Topix so all would be consolidated in one place and I would rather use Life Topix but will go nuts switching back and forth.
    Thank You,

    • LightArrow says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      We think you are referring to the “Routines” feature (Daily/Weekly/Monthly rotating schedules of mixed bag of items) we had originally intended for 8.1 (the release that came out last week). Because of the number of big changes in that update, we moved the Routines feature and some other things to 8.1, currently targeted for mid September. We will look at CopApp, but out first priority will be to get the schedules feature in our app itself.

      Our Roadmap page is being updated with the contents of our 8.2 update: http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/roadmap

      We really appreciate your feedback.

      Team LightArrow
      Austin, Texas

  2. Karen says:

    I love the way the app is improving but I’m seeing a few inconsistencies with the tasks. I am sometimes able to associate a note with a project and sometimes it will let me associate it with a task, but I’ve found it doesn’t always show the entire list of notes I have so I can’t always associate the note I need with the task or project I’m working on. I also lost an entire note today that has been an ongoing list of dates for a couple months. That note wasn’t even open at the time none I’m lost. Is there something I’m missing in saving the on notes and associating them. Thank you

    • Team LightArrow says:

      Hello Karen,

      Thank you for reaching out to us, and for your kind words.

      High-level Topic objects like Project, Notes, Events, ServiceProviders, etc. can contain a lot to types of other objects. Note that tasks are not high-level topic objects. But, tasks can be associated with another Topic object.

      If you want to see the entire list of notes regardless of what objects they are associated with, go to “My Topics” –> “Notes + Files, Lists” –> Notes.

      Did you check the Recent view (the clock icon in the left navigation menu) for the lost note? Also, if you remember anything about the title of the lost note, you may be able to search for it in the search view (search icon in the left navigation menu).

      We would be happy to assist you over the phone to clear any confusion. Please let us know.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow
      Austin TX

  3. Eggers says:

    In my inbox i could only search the Email Feed in the Subject Field of an Email. Are there ways to search for names and or words in the Text of the Email.

    • Team LightArrow says:


      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      We’ll be adding email search capability on different field types in the upcoming release 8.1 (or soon there after).

      Thank you for stay­ing engaged and allow­ing us to improve and fix things.
      Please con­tact us if you have any fur­ther questions.

      Team LightArrow
      Austin TX

  4. Patty says:

    Unusable for many unless the font size is enlarged. It’s a shame, it would be an amazing problem-solving app otherwise.

    • LightArrow says:

      Hi Patty,

      Thanks for reaching out. We improved the readability in 8.0 with better contrast on the font and the text colors. We totally agree that we need to support larger font sizes as an option. We apologize we have not done that yet, after saying we’d do it for a long time. 8.0 just became too big an update with several much-awaited things and we had to get it out as it took such a long time. We are not stopping there – we’ll continue with usability enhancements. If you have already updated to 8.0, do you mind letting us know which views you’d prefer the option to set larger font sizes first? It helps us to prioritize and get it done in pieces, quicker.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow
      Austin, Texas

  5. Paul Rider says:

    Love the look of version 8.

    I’ve already written in about the multiple clicks needed to mark a task as done, but I’ve got a few other things I want to mention along those lines:

    1] Getting things done is taking me longer. I expect that when I click on something [a task, an event, project, etc.] that click will open the item. Instead I have to make another click to open the item. I think I understand why you’ve changed this a bit, but I much prefer having the old way back where I click to the right of the item [where the three dots were] to access a menu of actions I want to perform.
    2] You’ve changed the way all tasks are viewed/sorted. Used to be I could have the tasks listed and the sort feature above the task window would allow me to show All, Done, Completed, Overdo. I loved having my open tasks sorted by due date earliest to last. This gave me a great overview of what upcoming tasks I have. That now is lost. Or at least I cannot find how to do that. When I click the sort button and click Due Date it sorts by furthest due date. I’ve got over 1500 tasks through 2025 and I am shown 2025 first! I have to scroll all the way down to see my earliest tasks! And then when I open the month. they are not sorted by due date! I hate to say this, but this is not helpful for me and so now I am having to go back to using Reminders for my tasks. When I click on my Task List I want to be able to see all my tasks by most recent due date. I also want to be able to see my overdo tasks. This was possible in version 7 but is gone in version 8. Please. PLEASE. Bring this back.

    • LightArrow says:


      These are great points. Our 8.1 update, targeted for April, is focussed on tasks, calendar, schedules and related things. We’ll make it better to accomplish what you’ve mentioned. Would you be open to a phone call with us to go over some of these things, or other related things you may want to cover? If so, please reach out to us at support@lightarrow.com and we’ll set up a call.

      Thanks for caring and allowing us to be and do better.

      Team LightArrow
      Austin, Texas

  6. Pete says:

    Thanks for responding to my two previous questions. I am just blown away by how quickly you respond to questions. Your responsiveness and support must be the best in the industry. I’d also like to concur with those who have said what an awesome app and upgrade this is. Especially love the ability to see my emails and Facebook items in the pro inbox, and to bring them into LifeTopix as tasks, appointments, etc.

  7. Lydia says:

    I am blown away with the new version: great upgrade. The work that has gone into this version shows in ease of use, logical placement of information and overall vision of what it takes to be functioning at our highest level. Heartfelt congratulations: I am very thankful for your work.


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