Q. How do I send crash logs to LightArrow?
Q. Is there a glossary of things in LifeTopix?
Q. How do I send my app database to LightArrow for troubleshooting?
Q. What are the known issues with LifeTopix, My.Agenda, My.Notes, Pro.Notes, My.Shopping and Air.Access?
Q. How can I give LifeTopix access to Contacts, Calendars and Reminders after initially not allowing it?
Q. How can I sync LifeTopix data across my iPhone and iPad?
Q. Does LifeTopix support Android, Windows and Mac?
Q. How to correct Cloud Sync if it’s not working properly?
Q. What are hierarchical categories?
Q. Can I get LifeTopix data on other devices/calendars?
Q. How do I delete Shopping products?
Q. What happens in LifeTopix when I delete an entry from my device’s Contacts?
Q. Does LifeTopix integrate with my device’s Calendar application?
Q. What is the recommended way to backup my LifeTopix information?
Q. How do I change the status of a task?
Q. When I change the repeat schedule for a task, what happens to my closed, completed and past tasks?
Q. Why do I have a broken photo/video link in my photo/video library?
Q. Why is the Photos/Videos cell not selectable in Quick Add?
Q. When creating an online folder, what should I use for my username?
Q. What 3rd party software is used in LifeTopix and Other Apps?
Q. How do LifeTopix and our other apps safeguard your personal information?
Q. What are touchpoints?
Q. How can users collaborate using LifeTopix?
Can I change the 12 life topics? Many of the topics provided are not relevant. Is there a way for me to personalize the topics?
Thank you for reaching out to us.
The My Topics view has a filter icon at the top-right corner that can be used to hide irrelevant topics and also to reorder them. In the future, we will allow custom topics.
Also, some of the topics may be relevant inside other Topics via “Touchpoints”. Touchpoints are interesting from a visibility perspective — for example, being able to see Education projects (they are projects, they belong in that topic) from the Education topic, Education notes, also being visible from the Education topic, etc. — for the sake of completeness.
More on touchpoints: http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/common-questions/q-what-are-touchpoints
Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us again.
Any plans to be able to email task or notes to LifeTopix?
In our 8.0 update we have added powerful features that will allow you to create smart rules against your email, Facebook, Twitter accounts (and also the web) and then create feeds that match those rules. From the feeds you will be able to convert items such as emails to items in our app. For example you will be able to take an email and convert it to a task or a note as you mentioned. These advanced features will be made available as an in-app purchase in LifeTopix for a reasonable price.
How can you view your full comments when you have added in to you calendar.
When you click to go in it only show a one line
Can you change to to show the full written comments
Thanks for reaching out. Which item’s detail view are your referring to here? When you tap on the single line comment field, does it not the full view?
Can u use this app off line
Our app was designed to work offline and does not require a server component to work.
I purchased the app to track my appontments . Why is it I am unable to search names on my calender.. This app is useless without this search .
We agree with you and will improve our search capability in our next update (LifeTopix 8.0 anticipated to be available at the end of Jan) to include calendar items when searching.
Shopping list will not calculate cost properly. It omits items that I have entered data into but will not produce total cost.
Thanks for reaching out!
We’ll have someone reach out to you directly via email to follow-up on the issue. We’ll work with you to resolve this.
I am a devoted LifeTopix user and know it has made a BIG difference in my life. My friends observe how things work for me and constantly ask me how I keep the caregiver to a 93 old mother, working person, mom and wife roles working so well. I always answer: use LifeTopix!
One questions I cannot find an answer to: I don’t see a sum when I organize my grocery list by seller. I have costs for each item, but the sum shows $0.00. What am I doing wrong.
Keep up the good work: it really makes a difference.
We are very happy to hear that you are using LifeTopix to help you manage your life.
This issue has been resolved and a fix will be included in an update we are submitting in the next day or so to the App Store for approval.
Once again thank you for using LifeTopix. If you ever have any questions, issue or suggestions please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are always happy to help.
Hello, I’ve been using my. Agenda, and I really like to see my accomplished tasks from previous days in some sort of timeline or calendar fashion. The problem is that when I complete a task I set for myself, it seems to be removed from the calendar. Is there any way to change that?
Thanks for reaching out!
In the Agenda and My Calendar views, you can tap on the filter icon on the top right to make sure that Show Inactive Items is checked, so that completed items can continue show. In the Agenda view, however, only items from today onwards show — nothing from previous days.
Good afternoon. When setting up my bills on the payment calendar it defaults to date and time. Even when I change the setting to date only, it still goes back to date and time, and it does it whether I am adding something new, or trying to edit a bill that is already there. I tried settings to see if I am defaulted to something but see nothing to change. What am I missing.
Thank you for your assistance.
Thank you for reaching out to us with your question.
In our next update we have added a section in our settings that will allow you to set the default date type for many items including bills. You will now be able to set the bills date type to “Date Only” here and then whenever you open or create a bill the date type will default to “Date Only”
We appreciate your patience.
I travel for work and when my IPad updates the time zone, all the times in my calendar also adjust. I missed a flight. How do I stop this from happening?
We sincerely apologize for this.
We have found the cause of this issue and are fixing the problem now. We will have the fix included in our next patch which we are submitting to Apple this week. Apple typically takes about three days to approve our app.
The problem seems to only occur in the Day and Week views of the calendar. This problem does not occur in the “Agenda” view or the Month view. If you are in the Day or Week view and you are seeing the wrong times switching over to the Month view then back will resolve the issue for now.
Once again, we sincerely apologize for this and will have the fix included in our next update.
Can my spouse and I share this calendar from
Our devices? We are looking for a family calendar app…
Yes, you and your spouse can use our app to share your calendars. Our app works directly with your device Calendar app so as long as you include your shared calendars in your device Calendar app LifeTopix will be able to sync events to and from your shared calendars.
Can you please give directions on how to sync the device calendar app between two iPhones? I’m trying to sync everything together and am not having any luck! Thanks!
The iOS Calendar app is synced between all your iOS devices automatically by Apple if you have iCloud enabled in Apple’s Settings app on both devices using the same iTunes account. If you have online calendars such as Google or Yahoo included in your iOS Calendar app then these online calendars are automatically synced with the iOS Calendar app. Our app,on each device, shows the items from all the calendar accounts set up in the iOS Calendar app. For set up of sync of our app’s own data across devices, we highly recommend the Dropbox option in our sync setup in the our app’s Settings view.
I am frustrated. After a couple hrs of trying to resolve this issue, LifeTopix is rejecting the seller “Wegmans” I keep trying to add.
What are the known issues for this? I don’t have anymore time to spend on troubleshooting it. As this is my main shopping center, I want it listed as a seller.
Cosco and Walmart are defaults but no Wegmans! I find that troubling.
So sorry to hear that. We are not aware of this issue, and would like to work with you to resolve it.
Would you prefer walking through the issue over a phone call? If so, we can set something up for either later this afternoon, or tomorrow.
Please email use at support @ lightarrow . com (without the spaces) if you wish to set up a call.
We have discovered that if you add a Seller from the main shopping topic view (+ on top right), the “Seller” category foes not get set correctly. If you go to the Sellers view and add it in there, the service provider gets created properly with “Seller” as its category. If you go to the People + Services topic from My Topics, and then go to Service Providers > All Service Providers, and see Wegmans in there, please open it and set its category to Seller. If you have multiple ones, you can open them and delete them.
We are sorry about that and we’ll fix it in the next update, bit for now please create Sellers by going into the Sellers view.
If your issue is something else, we’ll work with you to resolve it. We are very sorry.
How can I sync my contact list with
LifeTopix and our other relevant apps integrate with both your device Contacts app and Calendar app seamlessly, as follows.
Contacts are utilized as needed. For example, if you create a person in LifeTopix, and wish to associate their contacts info, the app allows you to pick the contact you want. Similarly, you can select a Task Owner as a person from your contacts, and a person object is automatically created in the app. We do not duplicate the contact info into the app as it’s already in your Contacts app. We are making enhancements to the People + Services topic to add a lot more custom info for people.
All your device calendar items are automatically included to be shown in the My Calendar and Agenda views, as well as in the Events topic views. You can use the filter in those views to exclude certain device calendars if you wish. Also, in LifeTopix, under Settings -> My Settings, you can select which device calendar you wish LifeTopix to write to (create shadow items for things like tasks, trips, etc,) — you can configure reminder behavior by type in the My Settings view. Additionally, you can directly add device reminder items from LifeTopix using the Quick Add option from the Quick Menu on the bottom left of dashboard views as well as other views, such as My Calendar, Agenda, etc.
Please let us know if you need anything else!
I have a fantastic app for tracking expenditure called trackmyspend. I can simply and very quickly enter what I spend, and clarify whether it is a need or a want.
I was hoping part of the tracking expenditure feature on this app could replace my trackmyspend app. On that aop i can view my total expenditure at almost all times, compare what was needs and wants and view in time periods/categories, and add favourites for speed.
On this app, LifeTopix, while I can record what I spend .… And it has some time structure and has categories, the actual expense doesn’t even show up on the calendar without having to click on the item! Ideally, my suggestions would be to add favourites or recurring features, a total expense feature, needs and wants differentiation and be able to view needs and wants comparisons within categories.
However I know this is a tall order.… So, more realistically, please, please record total expenses for time periods (e.g, daily, weekly or monthly) and at least be able to see the actual expense amount in the calendar.
We appreciate your suggestion and will look into recording and displaying expenses for time periods.
I also think this is a stellar idea. I’d love to know how much I spent on each day and then be able to go down a level and see what items were wants vs. needs. Brilliant. Please try to incorporate it. I’m sure it would be highly popular.
Thank you for the note. We plan to focus on tasks, money, and schedules next — after our big 8.0 release (and new apps) coming in January.
Also, please feel free to reach out to us also via email, support @ lightarrow . com (without the spaces), if you have additional suggestions and needs, or if you wish to discuss those via a phone call — we can set that up. We are delightfully inspired by conversations with our savvy users!
I need assistance with upgrading to all-in-one personal.
Thanks for reaching out! Do you need help with one of our apps? You can reach out to support @ lightarrow . com (without the spaces) and we can set up a phone session with you if you let us know the kind of assistance you need.
How can I make font larger in this app? The current font is very small.
We have plans to support user defined font sizes in an update in the near future.
I have a question related to the repetition schedule, for a task for example. I’d like to repeat a task every day at 7 am, without an end date and without defining occurrences (I set those to 150 in the settings) and “Dynamic” as creation type. The preview schedule shows me 150 entries (due to the occurrences limit). Nevertheless, only 12 tasks have been created. Since I defined this task 12 days ago, no further repetition has been generated.
Is there a workaround?
Thank you very much
Just to be clear for the next instance of a task to be created (when using Dynamic mode) the previous task’s status has to be set to either “Completed” or “Canceled”.
Also in some views the view is not being refreshed after a task’s status is changed so you may need to back out of that view then go back in to see the newly created task.
Would you mind verifying if these possibilities are causing your issue?
Is there a possibility that information submitted to the different components of life topix/my agenda will have an automatic save rather then manually saving each time a function is performed? This feature would be very helpful to those who forget to save and lose data entered which I have done a few times.
We are looking into ways to prevent the user from accidentally canceling out of a view before the information is saved. We are considering autosaving as an option as well as warning the user when they tap the close button if any changes were made.
Hi there. Really impressed with the new update. Is there a way that I can colour code different tasks or events? So for example, if I set up a task to do with my team could I colour it green in the calendar and then if I set up a second task to do with the accounts colour it red in the calendar? I hope this is clear and look forward to hearing from you.
Currently the app does not support color coding of tasks or events as you described. The good news is that we do plan to add support for color coding in our next update.
I have created an item under “Gifts Received” by selecting a person for “From”. However, when I tried to see the “Association with Items”, I see “Gift Giver: Product not specified”. Is it a known issue or how do I display the item name under the “Association with Items”? Thanks!
It is indeed a defect! We’ll fix it in our 7.0 update (still in final testing) next week.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
By the end of the day, the events and/or tasks scheduled for past days dísappear from the Calendar. What can I do to keep those ítems visible?
Thx in advance
Thanks for reaching out. Can you please tap on the filter icon in the My Calendar and make sure that “Include Closed Items” is checked? And if not, please check it and tap Done?
you saved my life…
I can’t seem to find a place to save list’s of “profiles/logins” and their corresponding passwords. Am I missing it?
Currently you can save online account information by using bookmarks in the app. Simply create a bookmark to an online site then edit the bookmark to add account information.
We are working to enhance the app to allow storing account information for accounts that are not online based. We hope to have this improvement available in an update in the near future.
Hi, can I add photos, videos to my calendar? Thanks
One way to do what you have asked for, is to create a Note with a Date Tag (so it shows up in the My Calendar and Agenda views), and attach photos, videos, voice notes, drawing etc. to the note. We currently don;t have date tags associated with photos — we do have timestamps (when it was taken) and that makes it show up in the Recent view (if it is recent enough). We do plan to support showing the media items (photo, video, audio and drawing, based on their update timestamp) in the My Calendar view in our 7.0 later this month. It’ll be controllable via the filter. Notes can already be shown as they allow a Date Tag field.
Suggestion.…..it would be nice to be able to drag and drop tasks into other days and it would automatically change the due date. Currently, I can sort tasks with no due dates but it would be nice to drag and drop this into tomorrow’s schedule. Another example would be if I had a scheduled task due today and I wanted to quickly push it off till tomorrow I could simply drag and drop into tomorrow’s date on my agenda.
Thanks for a great suggestion! We do plan to add drag-to-reorder (undated) and drag to date or re-date for tasks in an update in the future. We hope to do this either in the 6.1 update (early May) or the update after that. We do feature updates every 4–6 weeks, so please suggest other things down the road!
Love LifeTOPIX .… use it constantly on all my IOS devices.
iPad question? In the calendar monthly mode, the calendar grid on my iPad is quite small.
Is there a way to drag or otherwise reduce the size of the hourly display for the day highlighted.…. or, make the monthly calendar grid larger?
Thank you for your kind words and for reaching out to us with your question.
We have made progress in enhancing the month view of the calendar to allow for different sizes. We will include this enhancement to allow for a larger month view on the iPad in an update soon.
We truly appreciate your feedback and with the help of our engaged users, like yourself, we will continue to improve LifeTopix.
Just got this app and getting familiar with it. I’m wondering if there’s a way to “assign” appointments and such to different family members in the calendar? I’ve been using Cozi where you can color coordinate everybody and it makes it so much easier to see who’s doing what. When I do it here, it seems to assume there’s only one person. I’d also love a “class” category for extra-curricular. thanks!
Thank you for reaching out with your question. We do plan to add colors by type/tag/person etc. to items like appointments, tasks, projects and so on. Currently you can set the owner for a task, and in the People + Services view you can see all items (tasks, events, etc.) associated with a person. We plan to add a task table view which groups tasks by owner, priority, category, etc.
Regarding the second question, you can go to Education topic, and add a new Subject category and call it “Extracurricular” which could contain “subjects” such as Soccer, Piano, etc.
For the reminders it lists from the Reminders App, it doesn’t appropriately break out the reminders from each Reminders lists I’ve already created. Instead, it shows the default Reminder list. It would be great if it retained the list that I had assigned it to in the Reminders app. Otherwise, it makes it impossible for me to organize.
Would you mind clarifying why you mean? Are you saying you want the reminders from the Reminder’s app to be grouped in LifeTopix by their lists in the Reminder App?
We look forward to hearing from you and resolving this issue.
Yes, that’s what I mean exactly. For example, I keep a Reminders List (in Reminders app) that is titled something like “Books to Read” or something like that. So when I went to view this through Lifetopix…there wasn’t a way to distinguish what reminder was from what list.
I don’t know if it’s even possible. But…it would make my transition into Lifetopix a whole lot easier.
Thank you for clarify this for us. We will investigate whether it is possible to maintain the associated list and if so we will add support for this in an update soon.
This is a very good app. It’s great that my iOS reminders and calendar entries are synchronized with the app. However, the iOS reminders/tasks ( that show up as ‘device reminders’ do not increment the badge count in the ‘Home’ section. I would very much like to look at only one app for all my reminders and not look at the iOS reminders for device reminders. Would it be possible to include an option ( maybe as a setting) to also add the device reminder count to the app badge count? Another great feature would be to have multiple alerts/notifications for reminders/tasks/events. The iOS calendar/reminders allow for only single notification per item–> I really miss the ‘Snooze’ feature in MS Outlook
Thank you for reaching out to us with your suggestions.
We will include the badge count for the Reminders app when displaying the badge count for the Home section (when device reminders are set to be included in the Home section). This new feature will be included in our 6.0.1 update which should be available in a week or so. (Our LifeTopix 6.0 update was submitted for approval last week and should be available soon).
We will be supporting “Reminder Sets” (support for multiple alerts/notifications) in a future update.
I just got this app and thought I would start with something simple like a grocery list. I must be doing something wrong because by my count it was at least seven clicks before I even got to entering an item. And it was so confusing I didn’t really know what was going on. Maybe this is the price you pay for an app that does everything. Unless I get the hang of this soon, I’m going back to separate apps that each do one thing simply and well.
The quickest way to add a shopping item is to use the Quick Add button accessible from the pop out menu. Also, you can add frequently used views and items to the Hot List for easy access. For example, if you go to the Shopping topic, and tap and hold on the All Shopping Items view, you can choose “Add to Hot List”. That way the shopping list is always one tap away.
We are constantly trying to make the app easier to use for simpel day to day tasks — without compromising the power of having everything connected in one place.
Thank you for reaching out with your honest feedback!
I love this app. I have an iphone but recently purchased an android tablet. Do you anticipate cross-platform synchonization when you release an Android version? Will the PC version be available for Windows 7?
Also, i have found a way to organize and track most information in the app. However, I like to attend annual feativals, holiday events, etc. i was wondering if you had a solution for tracking such info. For example, they may occur in the same month or on the same holiday every year — but the exact date changes. I would like to track and access may or spring festivals, christmas light shows, etc. (I realize the app is already astoundingly robust.)
Thanks for reaching out!
Both Windows and Android are in our plans for this year.
Our Occasion Reminders feature handles regular (same date, repeat yearly) events. We do not support a way where the occasion’s date is variable. One suggestion that might work is to include a holiday calendar on your device — LifeTopix shows all items from your device calendars in its Agenda, My Calendar as well as Events topic views.
Like others, I am still learning how to use this app effectively. I have a couple of questions on issues that i haven’t been able to figure out:
1. Is there a way to double tap or tap and hold on a specific time in a calendar to Add an appt? It is a pain to go into the start and stop times for each appt.
2. As a suggestion, an “all day” button on appointments would be very helpful,
3. Is there a more traditional view for the calendar that has apps listed under the day (such as the app that comes with the iPad?). This is helpful instead of having to look at each day separately when planning appointments.
4. Is there a way under projects when typing in quick tasks to keep the quick tasks bar up after hitting enter instead of having to keep tapping the auick task button each time?
5. Is there a way to add a task/project list to the home page? Not the to do lists, but the task list.
Thanks so much for reaching out!
1. Not today — that’s a great feature and we do plan to add that in the future.
2. We are “all day” support in the next update or the one after that. We do updates every 4–6 weeks.
3. The Year view does list each item by day in the My Calendar. Also, things are listed by day in the Home What’s Next view.
4. In the Task List view (the main one, or for a give project) we do support leaving the task add entry open when you use the lightning add and tap Save instead of Close.
5. In 5.2 (targeted for mid-Jan) we are adding “Open Undated Items” to the Home view (tasks, shopping, and remeinders) for easy access to those from the home view.
We hope this helps!
Your getting started notes are to hard. I can ‘t find the screens shown on the videos! Help
We apologize that many of the views we have are from our older interface screens. Here’s an overview that uses the new screens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=flgqsbc1GuY
We are in the process of replacing them with newer videos over the next few weeks, and are also adding a series of getting started videos as well. oUr blog posts also give several usage screens and slideshows showing how to use the app: http://lightarrow.com/blog
Hey guys — apologies if this has already been asked. But is there any way to use a traditional calendar format for the date picker? The slot machine thing is inefficient (for me) and it would really be helpful to have a calendar view when I’m assigning due dates to Tasks and such. Thanks for considering. –Michelle
We agree with you, and it’s been asked by others as well. We plan to do it in an update in the future.
How can I sync my calendar with another iPhone user? Me and my husband are tryin to sync our calendars
The best way to do this is by both of you using a shared calendar (for example a google calendar) from LifeTopix. In My Calendar, you can both include that calendar from the filter, and also in LifeTopix settings, you can set that calendar as the default calendar for putting things on.
Please let us know if you need further assistance.
how do i sync with toodledo?
Thanks for reaching out.
Toodledo integration is explained under: http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/lifetopix-5–0-help/dashboard/my-topics/tasks-projects
and further elaborated under: http://lightarrow.com/toodledo-integration-information
We hope this helps.
Hello! Firstly, this is an amazing app! So much functionality at my fingertips! I am still very new to it, so I’m Still learning. I’ve been trying and trying to create a shopping list that is linked to a specific store. The problem is that I can’t just create a grocery list, add a bunch of items, and link the list to a seller. It appears I have to edit each product individually to reflect the store I want to buy it from. That’s really inefficient and time-consuming. Is there a way to create a list and link the entire thing to a seller, with the end result being the nearby store pops up on my map, and I can I click on it and access my shopping list. That would be very useful when out running errands and you have multiple places to visit and several things to get from each place.
Again, loving what you guys are doing with this app. Seems like you really care about your product and truly consider customer requests and constructive criticism.
Thank you for your kind words and your question!
It is true that you have to set the seller per item — we’ll enhance it in the near future to set seller for multiple items at a time. The good news is, once the seller is set for an item (let’s say you set Whole Foods as the seller for Organic Milk), the next time you add that item to a shopping list using the picker, it’ll remember the seller. The other good news is, if you set the location for the seller, then our Near Me view (map and list) does show all the items from that seller when you are within a configurable distance from the seller’s location.
We look forward to making the app more seamless over future updates without compromising its power. Users like you constantly encourage us to improve it, and we love that!
Is there a way to do a general search versus by note, appt, etc?
and…I can’t seem to find info when searching by appts, does it not recognize some depending how they were first generated, ie, in ipad, exchange, etc?
If you use the Search feature (accessible from the Quick Menu at bottom left of all top dashboard views), it searches across most LifeTopix items in a single view. Also, we do plan to add device reminders, calendar events etc in the future.
I would love to see if we can delete or create new categories in the topics field
You can delete, edit and add categories in all topics in two different ways. From the topic views themselves (for example, in the Tasks + Projects view), you can swipe to delete unused categories, you can add new ones, and you can edit existing ones. You cab also do this from LifeTopix Settings > Manage Categories.
2 huge things that I would love to see fixed please! I see a few others have mentioned as well
I trully dislike the odometer wheel to select due date for a task.
Might I STRONGLY suggest a mini calendar pops up that I can actually see what “day” the 22nd falls on instead of counting on my fingers, lol, what day today is and I need it Thursday so therefore 4 days from today is the 26th etc. does that make sense?
It would be so much easier to see the calendar pop up I tap the day I want to do that task and it auto populates that date for each task.
Do away with the wheel. Argggggggg.
Also most of my tasks are NOT time of day tasks. They are mainly… I need to get these things done on this day, period.
When I get to that day I want to be able to drag and move the order how I want to achieve those tasks during the day.
Please remove the wheel selector. Highly annoying.
Thank you for your very strong recommendation — we strive to please! We are investigating a way to do what you and others have asked for, and hope to address this in the near future.
When an item (e.g. Task) is finished are these items purged from the database after a certain time or dos the database continue to grow? Thank you.
Currently we do not automatically delete items, but do allow easy delete by swiping. We do plan to offer archiving features as well as auto-delete rules in the future for non-permanent items like tasks.
Is there a way to add checklists to the Hot List?
Yes, you can do it by going to My Topics > Notes + Files > All Checklists view. In this view, where all your checklists are displayed, please tap and hold on the name of checklist, an list of options shows up, and the first one is “Add to Hot List” — tap that, and your checklist will now show up in the Hot List view. Please remember that tap and hold is different than just a tap, which opens up the detail view of the checklist.
We hope this helps!
Hello. This is a great app, and I love how it organizes information where different parts of my life meet. One thing that would make this app more helpful than it already is is TASK FILTERING. I would love to be able to sort and view the tasks, especially by status. Due dates stink because I never get to do everything when I say, and then I get stuck with a ton of overdue tasks, once again difficult to filter. Even if I could just filter by status so that I could see all my started tasks, then my on hold tasks, an so on would be SOO SOO helpful. I would also like to suggest to add “waiting for” as a status option… it’s good to know which tasks I’m waiting for someone else’s response or action on something. I hope this helps!! These additions would make this app untouchable
Thanks so much for reaching out, and for the questions.
We do plan to enhance task viewing with options such as grouping by status, priority etc. in future updates. Being able to add custom statuses also is in our plans. This week we are wrapping up our 5.0 release for submission to Apple for approval. We plan to make task related improvements in 5.1 and 5.1 (each one’s availability will be roughly 4–6 weeks apart after 5.0 is available to users).
Thank you SO MUCH for making these suggestions. We aim to delight you!
Please I need it’s Window 7 Client for Universal Access.
I recently downloaded your app and really like the concept but am struggling with the implementation. At the end of the day, I want a tool that is optimized for efficiency and you have a ways to go to achieve this. For example, while some people might use all of the available functionality of your app, I suspect that a large majority only use two or three of the features, namely calendar, notes, and tasks. It would be great to have a screen that has been optimized to work with these key features. Further optimization could be done on each of these. For example, notes just need to be captured and catalogued so make those two functions very easy and intuitive to do. Tasks need to be captured, prioritized, and assigned a due date. So make these really easy to do. Furthermore, the due date will likely be a day rather than day/hour/minute, and the due date will likely be in the next 30 days so so make it really easy to assign a day in the next 30 without having to go to the dial a date tool (one of my least favorite iOS widgets).
@ Dev LifeTopix — ” you guys shows a top level innovation But LAUNCH it’s WINDOW Client As soon as Possible for Survival and adaption.”
Idea– for window client , lifeTopix can use a Database exported by LifeTopix app into window’s client. You can also choose like exported database will be able to use by any other currently available PIM or Outlook, Evernote, etc…
if LifeTopix will able to export database in ” .exb ” format then it can use in Evernote as a alternative of LifeTopix window client.
Thanks so much for reaching out with your great feedback and suggestions!
Our 5.0 update (getting wrapped up for early-August) takes a huge usability leap based on user feedback, with a much better navigation for all common views and some new views that are topic independent. Usability is also enhanced in all the detail views. A much simpler, cleaner look and feel permeates the whole app now. We won’t stop here, we’ll keep making the app easier to understand and use, without sacrificing it’s primary strength — power, depth and richness across several inter-related topics. In 5.0, information entry is getting more powerful (ability create information from device calendar items, and from emails) and simpler. We need to further improve the prioritization experience with future updates. The good news is, we do an update every 4–8 weeks, based on user feedback and our own innovation, never stopping to improve the app.
In our 5.1 update we plan to support “day-only” items to not require or display time. This is requested by many users, especially for tasks, and we are coming up with a good way to do it.
Regarding a Windows client — we have started the work but have not made enough progress to nail down a release date. We’ll keep you and other users that are requesting it up to date on our progress.
Our sincere thanks — users like you inspire us to do better.
Hi, I’m thinking of downloading Lifetopix. Can you tell me whether the app supports landscape mode? This is a pretty big deal for me. Thanks.
Thanks for reaching out! On the iPad, LifeTopix supports landscape orientation in all views. On the iPhone and iPod touch, landscape viewing is supported for charts in the “Health + Activity” topic.
Thanks for the info (I assume you meant iphone for charts in the Health+Activity topic). I think having no landscape support — specifically landscape keyboard support — probably means I wouldn’t get maximum use out of the app: given that all input has to be done on the iphone, I think a landscape keyboard is important. That said, it’s cheap at the moment so I might well give it a go anyway, in the hopes that you add support in the future.
I just downloaded LifeTopix last night and am impressed with the integration between all of the potential life areas one might to want to track or organize…it appears that it will be very usable/helpful.
I am wondering if there are any plans to incorporate a values/principles based structure within LifeTopix. For example, if I want to develop a vision/mission/values and have the LifeTopix fall hierarchically under goals that are associated with these personal statements of what is important to me in life, would that be something that LifeTopix is looking to do/make possible in future versions?
We can all become more organized and more efficient and do more, I just want to do more of what is important to me, and be able to get the things done I have to get done — rather than just get more done. Hope this makes sense,
Thank you for reaching out with your suggestion! The closest thing we currently have is Context Tags — if you set a context tag based on a goal (for example, Health, or Self Improvement), you can place all the relevant projects, trips, tasks, notes etc. within that context to view and execute items from a particular goal’s perspective. We also allow log items (think of them as measurements or metrics) in the mix as well.
We do wish to make more improvements to make the goals more structured as you suggest. We have some ideas on it and will do more analysis to make it both powerful and simple to use.
We really appreciate hearing from users like you — thanks so much!
This is not a major point, more of presentation. Just curious…why the change to the blue & white icon format.…the previous color scheme was a lot more attractive and easier on the eyes. Any chance of going back to that color scheme.
Thus far very happy with the app and looking forward to your ongoing updates.
Thanks very much for your post.
Prior to the change, we had a lot of feedback from many users who really did not care for the previous color scheme and icons. Since we had to make a change to accommodate the enhanced resolution of the iPad 3, we opted to go with something a little less quaint.
This change has confirmed that we cannot please everyone. In a future release, we hope to move to a theme approach where we offer a couple of options for the user to choose the background color and borders. We will also be modifying the existing icons to make them more visually differentiable. We do not have plans to go back to a multi-color approach because we have received feedback from user interface designers that a multi-color approach is not advisable from a usability and accessibility standpoint.
Really excited to start using the tool — looks great! Is there a desktop version for PCs or a Web-based version? I only see the Air thing.
Thanks for the kind words Robert!
For now, AirAccess is the only desktop software we provide.
As always, stay tuned to our roadmap for further developments as they evolve.
Please, tell me how can I transfer a file from my PC to the iPAD using Lifetopix.
I tried to use the part ‘files sharing’ of the iTunes (Apps tab) , the file is copied to the list but it does not show up ind the data of Lifetopix.
One way you could do this would be via the Dropbox free online file service.
First, place the file you want to transfer to your iPad into your Dropbox account. Next, create an online folder for Dropbox via Notes + Files > All Folders > +.
Once you have created the online folder in Dropbox, you can download that document into your Notes + Files > All Folders > Local Files > My Documents.
Do you have any plans on making an app for the android?
Yes we do, but have not done the work required to have a definite timeframe. We’ll update our roadmap page once we have a better idea.
Can the tasks that are integrated with my outlook exchange be integrated or synced with this app?
Since Outlook tasks can be sync’d to your device Calendar and LifeTopix has an option to “Include Device Calendar”, you are able to view your Outlook tasks in the LifeTopix My Calendar.
We do plan to integrate with 3rd party apps for direct task integration. We do not have that work assigned to a specific release yet, but based on customer requests so far, we will likely start with Google Tasks and hope to start that work soon.
Can My Calendar integrate into Exchange calendar?
“My Calendar” includes the entries on the device calendar along with all LifeTopix date-oriented items in its List, Day and Month views. If the device calendar already includes entries from Exchange or other calendars, they are shown as well. LifeTopix does not separately integrate with Exchange or other calendars.
Hoep that helps. Best regards,
Hi. I like to use the task list a lot. I am wondering how to have tasks delete when done (at least delete from my task list, not permanently) I looked under settings and can’t seem to figure it out.
Thanks for your help!
Thanks for your question!
In 3.0, we are adding an Active tab (in addition to All, Undated, and Overdue tabs that are already there) in the Task List view. When a Task’s status is marked as Completed, it will go away from the Active tab.
3.0 is targeted for submission to the App Store next week.
Also, in the existing Task Calendar view, if you set the filter to NO for “Include Inactive Items”, completed and canceled tasks do not show.
Dear Team Lightarrow
Thanks again. I shall look forward to your upgrade.
I have created some assets under a category but, on reflection, now think I should have created a sub-category for some items first. Can I cut/paste or move an item to another sub-category or do I need to recreate it again under the sub?
No need to cut and paste — once you create the new category, you can go to the asset detail and tap on its category field, and change it to the new one you created.
Thanks for your response. Under Key features of the Home + Assets topic you list:
ability to track all relevant aspects of your possessions, including seller, purchase date, cost, current value, manufacturer, model number, SKU, serial number or vehicle identification number (VIN), and service. To record books, I would like areas to insert information such as author, year of publication, press, etc; for stamps: the country, the year, denomination etc; for coins: what each side displays, the mint, the year, metal, etc. Are these fields likely to be added please.
For books, can you add
We understand your need, and it is a good feature to be able to add additional attributes by category of asset. We’ll examine a way to do it that is broadly applicable (beyond specific new fields you’ve mentioned in your example). We’ll let you know what we come up with.
I would also be interested in having the ability to add fields (attributed) for a particular category. For example, in Home + Assets I would like to have a record of my landscaping — type of plant or shrub, location on the property, perhaps a photo, size, watering and pruning requirements, etc. This is an impressive app, and you have successfully combined tracking of the most common aspects of a person’s life. I’ve been looking for a good database tool for either the iMac or iPad, and believe this could be it, if it allows for some customization. Thank you.
Thank you for reaching out to us with the suggestion!
We may have misunderstood you, but let us take a shot at explaining how some of what you have asked for can be accomplished, and then cover what we do not do yet.
In our Tasks + Projects topic, we have built in categories for Indoor and Outdoor projects. You could create a Project called Landscaping (with a category of Outdoor). A project allows for attaching files, notes, photos, videos, voice notes, shopping items, services utilized etc. that are relevant to that project, in addition to tasks, reminders, and appointments within that project. The shopping items in LifeTopix refer to Products, which can have their own notes, photos, etc. (in order to jot down watering and pruning requirements, size, etc.
What we DON“T HAVE is locations by shopping item — for example, you may have bought and planted six lemon trees. Since they all point to one product in LifeTopix, the notes are shared by all. There’s no way to give specific instructions as notes for each one. We also don’t have location for products. Assets have locations, but not products. So, at a minimum, we would need to support photos, notes and location by shopping item in order to accomplish that portion. We have been wanting to do that, hopefully in an update in the near future.
Please let us know what you think. And please suggest what else would benefit you and we can plan for that. We have been aggressively improving the app with awesome feedback and suggestions from users like you!
I would like to record as assets books, coins and stamps. Can I change the log so I can record information relevant to these items please.
Thanks for your question! Under Home + Assets topic, you can create additional Asset Categories by tapping on the Add button. For example, one called Books and one called Coins. Then you can tap on the newly created Books category and add your books, and go into your newly created Coins category and add the coins under those as asset items.
Please let us know if you need additional help.
Do you have any info on the Mac app that you could divulge? How will it work with iCal? Data will sync across devices? Any plans to incorporate things like Google sync?
Some more info for you:
The Mac app (in its first release) is primarily designed to be a client to access/update LifeTopix data. It is not designed to be a standalone LifeTopix app, and requires LifeTopix running on the device in order to function. It connects to LifeTopix on the device using Bonjour. Since it does not have any local LifeTopix data, there is nothing to sync with.
LifeTopix already integrates with the device calendar, which in turn integrates with iCal (either via MobileMe/iCloud or iTunes sync), so we do not integrate directly with iCal.
After the first release of the Mac app in September, we’ll continue to evolve based on what our users require in terms of stand-alone behavior.
Once an item has been checked in the shopping list, I do not see an easy way to remove it from list. I generally keep a running grocery list and don’t want to keep seeing items I have already purchased still on the list. Please advise, thanks!
There are a couple of ways you can remove an item from a shopping list.
The quickest way is via swipe-delete. While viewing the shopping list, swipe-left or swipe-right the item you wish to delete, then tap the red Delete that will appear. This swipe-delete gesture is supported for all lists in LifeTopix, by the way.
The other way is via the product picker. While viewing the shopping list, tap on the +/- icon in the right-hand side of the title bar. On the resulting product picker, all items on the list will be selected. Tap the item you wish to delete so that it becomes unselected, then tap Save in the right-hand side of the title bar.
I need to track doctor appts, meds, and various tasks for family members. Is there a way I can set up a category for each person with each person’s provider, appts, tasks, etc? If not, is there something in the works to make this possible?
We are considering making improvements to implicitly support health-related tracking by family members. With the way it works today, you can accomplish some of it as follows. For example, if you wanted to keep track of both your and another family member’s blood pressure, the easiest thing to do would be to use the existing blood pressure log to track yours, and create a new log for his blood pressure, which you could name “Bob’s blood pressure” (if his name were Bob, of course ).
To create a new log, you would do the following from the LifeTopix home view:
1) tap Health + Lifestyle
2) tap Health Stats Log
3) tap the + in the upper right of the Health Stats Log view
4) enter the appropriate name, units, and display as information and tap Save
You can do the same for medication logs as well.
The calendar doesn’t work properly. No way to go further than September. Any help?
We have determined a defect with the Month view of My Calendar where the month change does not work properly in some cases for some time zones. We are in the process of fixing it, and plan to submit a patch next week. We really apologize for the issue.
If you switch to the List view, the month changes properly, and then you can get back to the Month view.
We expect the patch to be approved within a few days of us submitting it to the App Store.
We’ll follow up directly with you with via email to troubleshoot the issue with you. Once we’ve fully understood the issue you are having, we will update it here as well so that other users can benefit.
Hi, enen adding tasks, LifeTopix does not save the topic and no additional data can be added like repeat set etc. Please informatie me hoe to fix this. Thank you.