Q. Does LifeTopix integrate with my device’s Calendar application?

Life­Topix works seam­lessly with your device’s Cal­en­dar appli­ca­tion. When you define a date-related item, a reminder for that date will be added to your device’s Cal­en­dar appli­ca­tion. These reminders are set accord­ing to the default reminder sched­ule spec­i­fied in the My Set­tings sec­tion of Life­Topix Settings.

Note that for date-related items you cre­ate in Life­Topix, if you make any changes to the reminders for those items directly in your device’s Cal­en­dar, those changes will not be reflected back in LifeTopix.

The topic objects which have a date attribute are:

      • Tasks
      • Projects
      • Events
      • Occa­sions
      • Shop­ping Lists
      • Trips and Visits
      • Bills

42 Comments


  1. Sami Fidock
    Mar 15, 2014

    Hi, I have what I am sure is a really easy ques­tion — How can I make the week start on Mon­day instead of Sun­day in the calendar?

    Thanks,

    Sami


    • LightArrow
      Mar 15, 2014

      Hi Sami,
      Thanks for reach­ing out to us. We do plan to make it con­fig­urable to start the week on Mon­day instead of Sun­day. We hope to do it in an update in the next few weeks.
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  2. Fats
    Feb 18, 2014

    How can I pre­vent tasks cre­ated in life­topix from show­ing in the iphone cal­en­dar? I want tasks to show in Life­Topix cal­en­dar only?


    • Team LightArrow
      Feb 18, 2014

      Hi,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      To pre­vent tasks cre­ated in Life­Topix from show­ing in your iOS device Cal­en­dar app you can sim­ply go to “Set­tings” –> “My Set­tings” and scroll down to the “Device Cal­en­dar Reminders” sec­tion. Tap on the task field and choose “No cal­en­dar entry” as the value. Once the selec­tion is made tap on the “Save” but­ton located at the top right of the screen.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin Texas


  3. BrainSCAN
    Nov 12, 2013

    Hello.
    As Luk­man, I have sev­eral cal­en­dars (one for busi­ness, other per­sonal, and another shared with my wife). I also need to be able to select in which cal­en­dar an appoint­ment has to be cre­ated.
    I wish you add this fea­ture soon. I’ve bought your app when I saw that it was so com­plete, but I can’t believe that this basic fea­ture isn’t avail­able :-(
    Best regards.


    • Team LightArrow
      Nov 12, 2013

      Hi,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      Our app allows you to cre­ate iOS Cal­en­dar items which allow you to choose which cal­en­dar you would like to use. These iOS Cal­en­dar items are acces­si­ble within our app and are dis­played in our cal­en­dar views. In the future we will sup­port choos­ing which cal­en­dar to use when cre­at­ing native items in our app as well.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  4. Barbara
    Sep 04, 2013

    I use col­ors for dif­fer­ent aspects of my life — work, travel, church, etc. They all trans­ferred nicely but now that I am enter­ing appoint­ments I don’t see the option for using those cal­en­dars. Am I miss­ing something?


    • Team LightArrow
      Sep 04, 2013

      Hi Bar­bara,

      We are adding color sup­port to items in the near future. We will ini­tially use con­text tags and then other means such as item status.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  5. Stefan
    Aug 10, 2013

    Is it pos­si­ble to dis­able that life­topix adds [life­topix] on the calan­ders entries?


    • LightArrow
      Aug 10, 2013

      Hi Ste­fan,
      Thanks for reach­ing out. We cur­rently put the [Life­Topix] text in order to mark and find events cre­ated by the app. We are look­ing at an alter­nate way of doing it.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  6. Steven
    May 17, 2013

    I sync Life­Topix with my Iphone’s cal­en­dar. Nonethe­less I dis­abled Face­bood cal­en­dars to show in my device’s cal­en­dar, it shows in Life­Topix (birth­days, events,etc).
    How can I dis­able this please?
    Thanx in advance


    • LightArrow
      May 17, 2013

      Hi Steven,
      Thanks for the ques­tion! Life­Topix includes the entries from your device Cal­en­dar app (you can spec­ify which cal­en­dars) as well as entries from the device Reminders app in the Agenda and My Cal­en­dar views to give you a com­plete pic­ture. If you go to the fil­ter in those views (top right fil­ter icon, below the + icon) you can con­trol which cal­en­dars to include.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  7. Daniel
    Apr 10, 2013

    Hi Team,

    Just a quick ques­tion regard­ing appoint­ment alerts on LifeTopix.

    When I cre­ate an appoint­ment it auto­mat­i­cally sets the alert at two days before the event. If I man­u­ally edit the alert to be ‘on the same day’, I only receive the alert at the time of the event unless I edit the alert it in the stan­dard cal­en­dar in iPhone or iPad, which defeats the pur­pose of using the app in the first place.

    Is there any way to set mul­ti­ple alerts (e.g. 1 day before event and 2 hours before) or change the time of the alert so that the appoint­ment time hasn’t been reached before I even get the reminder?

    Thanks and kind regards,

    Daniel


    • LightArrow
      Apr 10, 2013

      Hi Daniel,
      We are enhanc­ing our reminder/alerts flex­i­bil­ity in the near future, both in terms of time options, as well as “alert sets” — most likely in our 6.1 (April) and 6.2 (May) updates.
      Team LightArrow


  8. Lukman
    Apr 07, 2013

    Hi,

    I have been using Life­Topix for the past few weeks and find it very use­ful. I cur­rently have two google cal­en­dars, one for per­sonal use and one for busi­ness. I share the google cal­en­dars for busi­ness with my friends and I put it as the default cal in Life­Topix. The prob­lem arose when i wanted to cre­ate a per­sonal event, and i do not want to share it, using Life­Topix. Is there any way to select the intended cal­en­dar in Life­Topix. I sync both cals with my devices cals (iphone, ipad). Thanks.

    LK


    • LifeTopix Support
      Apr 07, 2013

      Hi Luk­man,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      We are work­ing on enhanc­ing Life­Topix to pro­vide an option allow­ing users to spec­ify which cal­en­dar to use when adding an item (such as an event, appoint­ment, task, etc.).
      In the mean­time you can accom­plish this by adding a “Device Event” from either the “Quick Menu” (green arrow icon located at the bot­tom left of the main screen) or from “My Cal­en­dar”. When a “Device Event” is added you can choose the device cal­en­dar to use. Once the item is cre­ated you can, from the “My Agenda or “My Cal­en­dar” year view, tap on the more but­ton (green down arrow icon located just to the right of the item) and con­vert the device event to a local type in LifeTopix.

      We thank you for your patience as we work hard to get this new fea­ture out.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Karen Campbell
        Apr 08, 2013

        I had the same ques­tion as Luk­man, but fig­ured I would just have to add events using the stock cal­en­dar app if I needed them on the non-default cal­en­dar. Thanks for the workaround. I’ll take it!


  9. Chris
    Mar 20, 2013

    Hi
    iPhone5, iOS6. Life­Topix cant find the device cal­en­dar. Finds it no prob­lems on iPad2, iOS6. Thanks. Chris


    • LifeTopix Support
      Mar 20, 2013

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      Make sure that Life­Topix on your iPhone has been granted access to your device cal­en­dar and con­tacts. To check this, sim­ply go to the device set­tings app on your iPhone and tap on it. Now tap on “Pri­vacy”. You will notice there is a sec­tion for Con­tacts and Cal­en­dars. Tap on Con­tacts and you will see an entry for Life­Topix. Make sure the switch is set to the ON posi­tion. Now go back and check the Cal­en­dars pri­vacy set­tings to make sure Life­Topix has been granted access. After you have con­firmed Life­Topix has been granted access to Con­tacts and Cal­en­dars open Life­Topix again and see if you can now see your calendars.

      If you still do not see the cal­en­dars check the following:

      Life­Topix searches the device for cal­en­dars included on the device. These device cal­en­dars are listed in the fil­ter view for each Life­Topix cal­en­dar view. If you go to “My Cal­en­dar” for exam­ple and tap the fil­ter but­ton (located at the top right below the “+” but­ton) you will see the list of cal­en­dars you can select for inclusion.

      Do you see your device cal­en­dars in this view? If so, do they have a check­mark next to them? They must have a check­mark next to them to be included in that par­tic­u­lar Life­Topix cal­en­dar view.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  10. Anna
    Mar 16, 2013

    Hi,
    I’m cur­rently try­ing to con­vert an appoint­ment from iCal into Life­Topix to add to an Event but can’t edit the appoint­ment to change it to a Life­Topix appoint­ment as described above. I have checked and my device cal­en­dar is acces­si­ble in the app.

    Thanks,

    Anna


    • LifeTopix Support
      Mar 17, 2013

      Hi Anna,

      Thank you for your question.

      An item in the device cal­en­dar can be con­verted to a Life­Topix item by sim­ply find­ing the device cal­en­dar item in either the “Agenda” or “My Cal­en­dar” year view (Make sure the fil­ter for these views are con­fig­ured to include your cal­en­dar). When you find your iCal item in Life­Topix from one of the views just described, you can sim­ply tap on the more but­ton (green down arrow) located to the right of the item. You will be pre­sented with a num­ber of choices to which you can con­vert the iCal item to in LifeTopix.

      Please let us know if this works for you.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


      • Anna
        Mar 17, 2013

        Thank you, that worked perfectly!


  11. Eric
    Nov 02, 2012

    When I have an “all day event” in my device cal­en­dar it blocks the whole day in the life­topix cal­en­dar. Isn’t there a set­ting to ensure that it only shows up as an “all day event reminder” at the top of the daily view of the life­topix cal­en­dar (as it does on my device calendar)?


    • LightArrow
      Nov 02, 2012

      Hi Eric,
      Thanks for reach­ing out with the ques­tion.
      We do plan to add “all day events” into Life­Topix in the near future, so that they do not go across entire days the way it does now.
      We apol­o­gize for the incon­ve­nience in the mean­time.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Mike
        Jan 23, 2013

        Has this all day issue been fixed in the calendar ?

        I like the pos­si­bil­i­ties of this app but this func­tional lim­i­ta­tion makes it largely use­less for me. If its not fixed, then I’ll look for­ward to check­ing it out down the line once it is.


        • LightArrow
          Jan 23, 2013

          Hi Mike,
          In 5.2, we improved the sup­port for all day entries from the device cal­en­dar to not block out giant spaces in the Life­Topix cal­en­dar views — these now show at the top int the Day, Week and Month views. How­ever, we still have to sup­port Life­Topix items (tasks, trips, projects, events) in an all day mode. We plan to do that in the next update.
          You also asked “Has the all day issue over-riding any­thing else on the same day been resolved yet?” This too will be fixed int he next update (place them prop­erly so they don’t hide each other).
          We apol­o­gize that we did not get all these fixes in 5.2.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  12. LightArrow
    Sep 08, 2012

    Dear users,
    There is a glitch in 5.0.2 that we plan to fix in the next update. If your Default Device Cal­en­dar set­ting in Life­Topix is set to “Cal­en­dar”, and you are not see­ing an entry being made in the device cal­en­dar when you cre­ate a date-relevant item in Life­Topix, please change your Default Device Cal­en­dar to another cal­en­dar (for exam­ple, the “Work” cal­en­dar). You can do this in Life­Topix Set­tings > My Set­tings.
    Best regards,
    Team LightArrow


  13. Vincent
    Sep 03, 2012

    Hi there! I am just start­ing to learn this prod­uct and I think it has some great poten­tial for use in organ­is­ing my life! In this sec­tion, it’s men­tioned that “if you make any changes to the reminders for those items directly in your device’s Cal­en­dar, those changes will not be reflected back in Life­Topix.” But I was won­der­ing if I were to change (for exam­ple delete) a date-related item in Life­Topix, is it sup­pose to reflect on my device’s cal­en­dar? I have done so with some items and it has not reflected on my cal­en­dar, just wanted to dou­ble check if this was the case.

    Thanks!
    Kind regards,
    Vincent


    • LightArrow
      Sep 03, 2012

      Hello Vin­cent,
      We actu­ally made an update so that in the cur­rent release, the device cal­en­dar date changes (for entries made by Life­Topix) to prop­a­gate back to Life­Topix.
      Also, if you delete an item in Life­Topix, it’s cor­re­spond­ing entry in the device cal­en­dar should be deleted. If that is not work­ing for you, please let us know for which spe­cific item type you’ve seen this defect, and we’ll fix it in a update in the near future.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Vincent
        Sep 05, 2012

        Hi there!

        Thank you for the information.

        I tried it again and it seems to work well now! Not sure if the pre­vi­ous time I tried it was before the update or what. I’m excited to exper­i­ment with it now as I was pre­vi­ously ner­vous about it leav­ing stuff on my cal­en­dar and get­ting all messy! Sorry to have wasted your time. If any­thing comes up I will post here again!

        Thank you!
        Vincent


  14. PJ
    Aug 28, 2012

    The lat­est 5 ver­sion has some really nice user inter­face design. Thanks for the update. One thing that I noticed in the new ver­sion is my new tasks, or appoint­ments no longer show up auto­mat­i­cally in my iCal­en­dar. They used to with the [Life­Topix] label next to them. In this lat­est release, new tasks, and appoint­ments do not move over to ICal. My iCal­en­dar cre­ated events do show up in Life­Topix. If I delete an iCal­en­dar item from the Life­Topix view, it actu­ally deletes it in iCal­en­dar. Not sure why some sync works, but not all of it. I have all cal­en­dars enabled in Life­Topix so it should not be a fil­ter issue.

    Thanks again for a GREAT product.….


    • LightArrow
      Aug 28, 2012

      Thank you, PJ! The set­tings for cre­at­ing device cal­en­dar entries are under Set­tings > My Set­tings (acces­si­ble from the gear icon from the bot­tom left Quick Menu). Could you please double-check your val­ues in there for two things: 1. Default Device Cal­en­dar, and 2. Device Cal­en­dar Reminders? In the sec­ond one, the indi­vid­ual set­tings can be done by item type.
      We hope that helps.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  15. Rob
    Aug 01, 2012

    When are you going to estab­lish an online web por­tal to enter infor­ma­tion? How hard can it be once you’ve designed the apps?


    • LightArrow
      Aug 01, 2012

      Hi Rob,
      We appre­ci­ate your point. It’s not a mat­ter of easy or hard, but pri­or­i­ties. We have so far focused on the app itself, and addi­tional effort on eas­ier data entry from a Mac via our free Life­Topix AirAc­cess app. We are look­ing at other ways of mak­ing data entry eas­ier in our upcom­ing updates. We do not have an online plat­form for the app — that is a sig­nif­i­cant endeavor, and we have taken the approach of the user get­ting more value from their exist­ing online ser­vices such as Drop­box, Ever­note, Google, Too­dledo by inte­grat­ing tose into Life­Topix, instead of intro­duc­ing yet another online ser­vice for the users. We will con­tinue to make data entry eas­ier (even the abil­ity to use a browser) with­out requir­ing an online offer­ing from us.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  16. Yohance
    Jul 17, 2012

    Is it pos­si­ble to see Events that are in my iCal as Events and Appoint­ments in Life­Topix. Or to tag them as Events and Appoint­ments with­out hav­ing to re-create those Appoint­ments or Events in Lifetopix?


    • LightArrow
      Jul 17, 2012

      Hi Yohance,
      Thanks for reach­ing out. Device cal­en­dar events are vis­i­ble in LifeTopix’s My Cal­en­dar — they are vis­i­ble by default, and can be con­fig­ured by the fil­ter in My Cal­en­dar as to which device cal­en­dars you wish to include. Device cal­en­dar items are shown together with tasks, trips, projects and all other Life­Topix date-relevant items selected int he fil­ter to show in My Cal­en­dar.
      In Our 5.0 update (avail­able in early August), you can tap and hold on device cal­en­dar items vis­i­ble in My Cal­en­dar to eas­ily cre­ate trips, events, tasks etc. in Life­Topix. In 5.0, in the Events topic, under the Appoint­ments view, device cal­en­dar entries are also dis­played along with Life­Topix appoint­ments if the My Cal­en­dar fil­ter is set to include device cal­en­dar items.
      We hope that answers your ques­tions.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  17. Sheridan
    Mar 12, 2012

    Thank you for your quick reply.

    I’m happy to hear of the news of the upcomign 4.1 release, as it does sound like it includes updates that will add the func­tion I was hop­ing for. This app is very impres­sive, and it looks like it just keeps get­ting bet­ter. So, thank you.…


    • LifeTopix Support
      Mar 12, 2012

      Thanks so much for your kind words Sheridan!

      We have many more excit­ing items on our roadmap, and we’re busy work­ing on release 4.2 already.

      We’re grate­ful to all our users for the con­tin­ued sup­port and con­tri­bu­tion of thoughts and ideas on LifeTopix.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


  18. Sheridan
    Mar 11, 2012

    Another quick ques­tion: is there a way to con­vert my exist­ing iOS cal­en­dar entries to Life­topix entries? I know they “show up” in Life­topix, but they don’t seem to be “editable.” I’m inter­ested in doing this, as the iOS cal­en­dar inte­gra­tion with email, etc., is very con­ve­nient. I’d rather not have to enter things again in Life­topix, but rather would like to be able to add all the great fea­tures of Life­topix to those events. In oth­er­words, if I can con­vert iOS events to Life­topix entries, that would be a great help.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Thank you for your time.…


    • LifeTopix Support
      Mar 11, 2012

      Hi Sheri­dan,

      In 4.1, we have added the abil­ity to:

      1) “go” to a Life­Topix entry directly from your device Cal­en­dar so you can edit it
      2) view and edit device Cal­en­dar entries directly from the Life­Topix My Calendar.

      We believe item #2 gives you what you are look­ing for — please cor­rect us if we’re wrong.

      We just sub­mit­ted release 4.1 to Apple for review, so that should be avail­able to you as a free update through the App Store very soon.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


  19. Dave
    Sep 30, 2011

    Is the cal­en­dar inte­gra­tion only one way? I.e. I don’t see any of my exist­ing appoint­ments cre­ated in device cal­en­dar in my app calendar…


    • LifeTopix Support
      Sep 30, 2011

      Hi Dave,
      Thanks for your ques­tion.
      It is a fil­ter option. In My Cal­en­dar, if you open the fil­ter (bot­tom right) you can set “Include Device Cal­en­dar” to Yes. Then they will appear along with all Life­Topix date rel­e­vant items. The caveat is cur­rently you can­not edit them from this view, but it is extremely use­ful to be able to see them in the mix with every­thing else.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow

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