NOTE: This help page applies to both LifeTopix (and other classic LightArrow apps) as well as to LightArrow Organizer for iOS and Mac. So, the screenshots and directions may vary slightly based on the app you’re using.
1. To get to the preferences view scroll down on the dashboard view until you see the “Settings” card. If the card is not expanded tap the card to expand it. Then tap the “Preferences” button on the “Settings” card.
2. The “Main Color” setting will change the color of the text and buttons in some views. For example, change the “Main Color” to gold, and then tap the “Save” button. Also, from the Preferences view if you tap the arrow button next to “Get bonus colors” and rate our app you can get bonus colors that are available for “Main Color” and “Accent Color”.
Then tap the “Preferences” button again from the dashboard view. Now you can see the text has changed to “Lime Green”.
3. The “Accent Color” setting will change the color of some of the icon colors.
The Quick Add panel for example displays an alpha of the accent color on the bars.
4. From the “Preferences” view the “Top Navigation” setting can toggle between “Light” and “Dark”. When the setting is set to dark the top bar is black.
Here is another screenshot when the “Top Navigation” is set to “Dark”.
5. The next preference is the “Graph View”.
You can get to the graph views in our app by tapping on a log form or log item and tapping “View” and then “All Entries”.
Here is the graph view with “Dark” theme and “Light” theme.
7. The preference “Font Size” can be set to small, regular, large, and extra large. The first screenshot shows “Regular” font size, and the next screenshot shows “Extra Large” font.
8. “Toggle Actions for Tap and Long Press on Items”. When this setting is enabled you can open items just by tapping on them.
When this preference is set to “Off” tapping an item shows the expanded cell that contains buttons for that item.
9. The next preference is “Default Date Type” and tap the “Default Data Type” field to change the default date type for a specific item in our App. Whenever that items is created this preference sets whether the date defaults to “Date Only” or “Date + Time”. In the example set the “Appointment” to “Date Only”, and then tap the “Save” button.
Now from the “Quick Add” create an appointment. Then tap the “Starts” field, and you’ll notice it defaults to “Date Only”.
11. The preference “Repeat Schedules” allows you to set the max number of occurrences that an item that supports repeat schedules will repeat.
You can set the number of max occurrences from 12 – 150.
You can also set the “Default Task Creation” to “All Instances” or “Automatically when needed”. Save the preference set to “Automatically when needed”.
From a “Task” view when you tap the repeat schedule field you’ll notice on the “Schedule” view that the “Create” field defaulted to “Automatically when needed”.
12. The preference “New Note Item” allows you to control when adding journal entries to a note where the new items will be added at the top or bottom of the journal portion of a note.
In this example “Position” is set to “Top” so when a new “Text”, “Audio”, “Video”, “Photo”, or “Draw” note item is added it will be added to the top. After adding a “Text” note item you can see it’s added to the top.
13. The preference “New Checklist Item” allows you to control when adding checklist items to a note where the new items will be added at the top or bottom of the list.
In this example “Position” is set to “Bottom” so when a new checklist item is added it will be added to the bottom. After adding a “task” you can see it’s added to the bottom.
14. The preference “Log Entry Default Status” you can set to “Completed”, “Not Completed”, or “Not Completed, if Future”. In this example setting this preference to “Not Completed, If Future”. When creating a new log entry and the date is pre-filled in the future then the status will be set to “Not Completed”.
From the “Agenda” view. tap the ‘+’ button next to “Tomorrow”, and then tap “Quick Log”.
From the “Quick Log” pop-up tap “Activity”.
Then tap “Chores”.
Now you can see the “Completed” field is set to “No” since the date is in the future.
Now tap the “Quick Log” button from the bottom toolbar.
Then tap “Activity” from the “Quick Log” pop-up and then tap “Chores”. From the “Chores” view you can see that the “Completed” status is set to “Yes”.
15. The preference “Account Transaction Display Order” determines whether the transactions for an account are sorted in “Ascending” or “Descending” order.
You can get to the transactions view for an account by tapping the account and then tapping the “Transactions” button.
This is the transaction view where the preference “Account Transaction Display Order” is set to “Ascending”.
This is the transaction view where the preference “Account Transaction Display Order” is set to “Descending”.
16. The preference “Adding Bookmarks” you can set the default “Search URL”. For example when creating a new bookmark the default URL used will be “http://google.com
Click the ‘+’ button from the bottom toolbar.
Then tap “Bookmark”.
Then you’ll see the default URL used was google.com
17. The preference “Delete Quick Inbox Items After Conversion” allows for deleting quick inbox items after converting them to another item when the preference is set to “Yes”. When set it to “No” you can convert a quick inbox item to another item from within our App and the quick inbox item will not be deleted. In this example the preference is set to “Yes”.
From “Quick Inbox” list view tap the quick inbox item and then tap the “Convert” button. Convert the quick inbox item to a task.
Then tap “Yes” on the “Convert to Task?” pop-up.
Then after tapping “Yes” you’ll see the quick inbox item has been deleted.
19. Preference “Create Local Notifications”. You can choose whether or not local notifications are created by your LightArrow app. Local notifications originate from the device itself as opposed to somewhere outside the device and they schedule and alert to notify you about events. These notifications are presented as an alert box or notification panel with a message accompanied by a sound and the vibration of the device.
When “Create Local Notifications” are enabled this is what the notification can appear as.
20. Preference “Default iOS Calendar”. If you iOS device has multiple calendars configured, your LightArrow app can display information from them and make entries in them. This setting allows you to specify which calendar should be the default for entries added when you create date-oriented items in your LightArrow app.
When you create a task and then open the task you’ll see the tile “iOS Calendar” and it says “Calendar[default]” which matches what we set for the preference “Default iOS Calendar”.
21. “Create iOS Calendar Item for Synced Online Tasks”: You can choose whether or not to create iOS Calendar items for online tasks (tasks from Google, Toodledo, or Asana).
In the “Online Tasks” view I used Toodledo in this example. I tapped the “Root Folder”.
Then tapped the sync button for the task “Add some items to your todo list”. After the sync is completed there is a checkmark next to the task.
Next open the task that you synced and tap the “iOS Calendar” tile and then tap “Open iOS Calendar item”. Then you’ll see the iOS Calendar item that was created when the task was synced with the LightArrow app.
22. “iOS Calendar Reminders”: When you create date-relevant objects in your app, entries will be added to your device’s Calendar with reminders set according to the preferences you specify here. In this example I changed the “Tasks” to “Remind 4 hours before”. Be sure to tap the “Save” button on the “Preferences” view so that the change is saved.
Then I created a task, and tapped the “Full Details” button.
From the “Task” view scroll down until you see the “iOS Calendar” tile and then tap “Open iOS Calendar Item”. Then on the iOS Calendar event view you can see that the “Alert” field shows “4 hours before” which matches what we set for the preference “iOS Calendar Reminders”.