Q. How do I change the status of a task?

Every task has a sta­tus which can be deter­mined by its icon. The task sta­tuses are: Not Started, In Progress, Com­pleted, On Hold, and Canceled.

To change the sta­tus of a task, tap the icon for the task, then select the new sta­tus. Tasks can be accessed from Task List and Task Cal­en­dar under Tasks + Projects, or from My Cal­en­dar. Tasks that have been asso­ci­ated with topic objects can also be accessed directly from the detail view for those topic objects.

27 Comments


  1. Robert W
    Sep 11, 2013

    Hw do I get rid of The com­pleted tasks? I don’t want to delete/swipen every Sin­gle task. Even bet­ter that com­pleted tasks can be archived (out of my view but still avail­able in Search).

    Sec­ond, I would like to also fil­ter tasks by sev­eral sub­jects like Pri­or­ity, Cat­e­gory, Project Asso­ci­a­tion.
    You men­tioned a Major Busi­ness related Release. Can you give us a hint what will be included?
    Thanks.


    • Team LightArrow
      Sep 11, 2013

      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your questions.

      From any cal­en­dar view you can edit the fil­ter set­tings so that com­pleted items (includ­ing com­pleted tasks) will not be shown. It is in our plans to sup­port archiv­ing of items such as tasks, projects, check­lists, etc. We hope to have this avail­able in an update soon.

      We have been work­ing on a new view where infor­ma­tion can be grouped by many dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties depend­ing on the item type. For exam­ple cur­rently you can group notes by “Show All”, “Cat­e­gory”, “Note­book”, “Con­text Tag”, “Date Tag” & “Last Updated”. In our next update, Life­Topix 8.0, we will apply this to other types as well (such as tasks and projects).

      We are work­ing on some “Pro Tasks” fea­tures such as hier­ar­chy, depen­den­cies, etc. that’ll be avail­able as an in-app pur­chase in Life­Topix, as well as a sep­a­rate app, most likely in late October.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  2. Karen Howe
    Jul 22, 2013

    Does my data in Life­Topix back up when I backup/sync my iPhone, or do I need to back it up separately?


    • Team LightArrow
      Jul 22, 2013

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      We rec­om­mend that you backup your data using LifeTopix’s online backup. If you have sync enabled (we rec­om­mend Drop­box) then back­ups are done incre­men­tally as you use the app. We also rec­om­mend that you do peri­odic email back­ups as well. This makes restores eas­ier if needed.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  3. Karen Howe
    Jul 19, 2013

    So far, so good; but today I’m feel­ing pretty stu­pid. How do you do a search (in cal­en­dar, etc.) and how you copy and paste some­thing from one date (eg. an address) to another? I’m sure it’s obvi­ous, but I just can’t find it.


    • LightArrow
      Jul 19, 2013

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks for reach­ing out with the ques­tions.
      The Search view (mag­ni­fy­ing glass acces­si­ble from the Quick Menu on bot­tom left) looks across almost all items in Life­Topix. Some other views have built in searches as well, but not the My Cal­en­dar view.
      Cur­rently, we don’t have a way to copy and paste an item to move dates — you have to open it and change its date fields. We are work­ing on sup­port­ing drag and drop as well as copy and paste to move items.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  4. Karen Howe
    Jul 14, 2013

    Is it pos­si­ble to add recur­ring tasks with­out times and then man­u­ally arrange them into the order in which you want to com­plete them?


    • Team LightArrow
      Jul 14, 2013

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      Cur­rently our repeat sched­ule depends on time to deter­mine the sched­ule. Would you mind giv­ing us an exam­ple of how you would like the repeat sched­ule to work with­out time being used?

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Karen Howe
        Jul 14, 2013

        For exam­ple: today I want to clean the house, brush the dog, do exer­cises in the morn­ing and evening and water the out­door plants. Although I don’t want to set a spe­cific time (or receive an alert), I want to brush the dog in the morn­ing, clean house in the after­noon and water the plants in the evening, as well as do exer­cises twice dur­ing the day (morn­ing and evening).

        Thanks for your help.


        • Team LightArrow
          Jul 14, 2013

          Hi Karen,

          The prod­uct sup­ports “to do” lists which allow you keep track of things you need to do with­out requir­ing you to set a time. You can order the items in chrono­log­i­cal order by drag­ging and drop­ping and the “Home” view in the dash­board has the top sec­tion ded­i­cated to your to do lists so they are eas­ily acces­si­ble. Once you have com­pleted (checked off) all the items in the to do list you eas­ily reuse the list by tap­ping the “Clear” but­ton just above the list.

          Cur­rently you can cre­ate weekly or daily to do lists where you can clear the list man­u­ally at the begin­ning of the next day or week. In the future we will auto­mate this process.

          Best Regards,
          Team LightArrow


          • Karen Howe
            Jul 15, 2013

            I still am not able to drag tasks to reorder them. Also, how do you per­ma­nently delete a task from a list?


            • Team LightArrow
              Jul 15, 2013

              Hi Karen,

              Tasks can­not be reordered at this time. You can cre­ate a check­list (to do list) and add check­list items to the list where each check­list item is some­thing you want to get done. As you com­plete the items in the check­list you can sim­ply check them off. Using the check­list you will be able to reorder the check­list items in the list by drag­ging and drop­ping them.

              Best Regards,
              Team LightArrow


              • Karen Howe
                Jul 15, 2013

                Sorry to con­fuse the issue: my prob­lem is reorder­ing the items in a to-do list.


                • Team LightArrow
                  Jul 15, 2013

                  Hi Karen,

                  To reorder items in a check­list you can tap the “Reorder” but­ton located just above the items in the check­list detail view. You can then grab an item by tap and hold­ing the icon to the right of the cell (icon with three hor­i­zon­tal bars) and drag­ging the item up or down. When you are done order­ing you can tap the “Done” button.

                  You can find an exam­ple of using a check­list in My.Agenda (also applic­a­ble to Life­Topix) at: http://lightarrow.com/manage-your-to-dos-and-checklists-like-a-pro-in-my-agenda

                  Best Regards,
                  Team LightArrow


                  • Karen Howe
                    Jul 15, 2013

                    Thank you! Thank you! That’s what I wanted.


  5. Karen Howe
    Jul 10, 2013

    I am slowly learn­ing to use Life­Topix and like it a lot. I keep hav­ing ques­tions, though; how can I dis­able audi­ble alarms for tasks and appointments?

    Thanks for your con­tin­ued help!


    • LightArrow
      Jul 10, 2013

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks for reach­ing out! We do plan to add the abil­ity to con­fig­ure (turn off or on) the auto­matic cre­ation of local noti­fi­ca­tions that fire at the due date/time of a task, bill, appoint­ment start, etc. We also cre­ate a device cal­en­dar entry with reminder for each date rel­e­vant item, and THAT you can con­fig­ure (includ­ing turn off by type) in the My Set­tings view under the app’s Settings.

      We hope this helps!

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Karen Howe
        Jul 10, 2013

        Thanks, I think that did it (I hadn’t even noticed the “set­tings” icon because it was hid­den below the screen). Next ques­tion: is it nec­es­sary to set an end date to tasks that you do every day? Some­thing like “no end” or “indef­i­nitely”? Thanks again.


        • LightArrow
          Jul 10, 2013

          Hi Karen,
          We do limit the max num­ber (increased to 150 in the lat­est release). In the next update, we have added the abil­ity to cre­ate recur­ring tasks in “Dynamic” mode, so the next instance is cre­ated only when the cur­rent one is closed or can­celed. That does allow us to make the end date irrel­e­vant, so we’ll fig­ure out a way to sup­port that soon.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


          • Karen Howe
            Jul 10, 2013

            I’m look­ing for­ward to hav­ing that abil­ity. Thanks, You’re great!


            • LightArrow
              Jul 10, 2013

              You are wel­come! Users like you inspire us, Karen.
              If you have other ideas or sug­ges­tions that would help, feel free to reach out to us, also via email at sup­port @ lightar­row . comn (with­out spaces). We can even set up one or more calls if you wish. We love dis­cussing ideas with our savvy users.
              Best regards,
              Team LightArrow


  6. chris
    Dec 11, 2011

    How can I change the time stamp when adding a reminder? And do reminders have a noti­fi­ca­tion func­tion to remind when a task is due?


    • LifeTopix Support
      Dec 11, 2011

      Hi Chris,

      When you are cre­at­ing a reminder, tap in the Time cell to bring up the date picker. Using this, you can set the date and time of the reminder.

      An entry gets added to your device Cal­en­dar when you cre­ate a new reminder in Life­Topix. This entry has an alert con­fig­ured for the day and time of the reminder.

      Please let us know if this has not answered your ques­tion, or if you need fur­ther clarification.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


      • Kristine Belden
        Sep 26, 2012

        Hi — how do you dis­miss or mark com­plete a reminder?

        Thanks -


        • LightArrow
          Sep 26, 2012

          Hi Kris­tine,
          You can swipe on a reminder you are done with in order to remove it.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


          • Kristine Belden
            Sep 26, 2012

            I just tried that and it isn’t work­ing. There isn’t a but­ton to mark it as “done”?


            • LightArrow
              Sep 26, 2012

              Hi Kris­tine,
              The swipe delete works from the Reminders view within the Events topic. You are prob­a­bly try­ing that from the Home view — we’ll add swipe delete to that in the future. For now, if you tap on the reminder, it’s detail view has a trash icon on the bot­tom right to delete it.
              Best regards,
              Team LightArrow

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