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Smart users make pur­chase deci­sions based on what a prod­uct cur­rently does, not what it promises to do in the future. But we are a ven­dor that is very for­tu­nate to have a loyal base of users — they par­tic­i­pate in where we take the prod­uct. They do this by send­ing us fea­ture requests, enquiries, sug­ges­tions and feed­back. As an eager and agile com­pany, we do our part in pri­or­i­tiz­ing fea­tures in our updates regularly.

In addi­tion to releas­ing updates fre­quently (every 4–8 weeks) with new and improved fea­tures, we strive to reward our loyal users with many of the things they ask for. For that rea­son, unlike many ven­dors, we aim to give you a bet­ter glimpse into what is com­ing or planned for down the road.

If other app ven­dors “bor­row ideas” from our open shar­ing, we hope their loyal users ben­e­fit from that as well. Every­body wins.

This is a liv­ing doc­u­ment. We update it fre­quently in order to reflect changes — some­times dri­ven by new pri­or­i­ties from our users (keep those com­ing!), and at other times by our abil­ity to work on sets of fea­tures that allow us to take a phased approach on new capa­bil­i­ties. That allows us to get feed­back and make improve­ments in sub­se­quent releases.

Enjoy what we share here regard­ing our near-term prod­uct roadmap!

Some Big Things We Are Work­ing On

These are things that are in progress in our devel­op­ment teams. We don’t have a spe­cific release iden­ti­fied to intro­duce these fea­tures yet. We are in active dis­cus­sions with our users regard­ing how they wish these fea­tures to work.

  • Busi­ness apps for CRM/Contacts, Sched­ules and Ser­vices, Infor­ma­tion and Col­lab­o­ra­tion, Finances and more.
  • Addi­tional inte­gra­tions with pop­u­lar online ser­vices (tasks, cal­en­dars, fit­ness, finances, media)
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tion between users — beyond the shar­ing fea­tures we already have using email, SMS, Face­book, Twitter)
  • Addi­tional mod­ules and apps for busi­ness use
  • Android sup­port —  work in progress, no spe­cific time­frame yet
  • Win­dows 8.1 —  work in progress for both AirAc­cess and full app sup­port for desk­tops and tablets — no time­frame yet
  • OSX —  work in progress for improv­ing AirAc­cess and full app sup­port for macs — no time­frame yet

Next Major Release | In Devel­op­ment

  • Life­Topix 8.1, My.Agenda 3.1
  • Tar­get: Second-Half of May
  • Usabil­ity Enhance­ments (reduc­ing num­ber of taps)
    • Break­out alpha­bet­i­cal and man­ual sort­ing of check­lists into two sep­a­rate direct actions
    • Con­fig­urable set­ting for pri­mary touch action on items
    • Task sta­tus directly set­table from tap­ping on task icon
    • Swipe left to right to mark items com­plete (delete will be right to left)
  • Ini­tial sup­port for larger text size
  • My Con­texts Enhancements
    • Richer behav­ior — our ver­sion of “cus­tom topics”
    • Tile view for contexts
    • Items in con­texts richly organized
    • Abil­ity to eas­ily see What’s Next in a given con­text (GTD)
    • Set­ting to over­ride topic color with con­text color for items
  • Cal­en­dar View Enhancements
    • Improved Day, Week and Month views
    • Touch to add item in empty slot
    • Tap-and-hold sup­port for move and copy
  • Repeat sched­ules for checklists
  • Notes, book­marks in tasks
  • Cus­tom sta­tuses in tasks
  • Notes and book­marks in appointments
  • Repeat sched­ules for events
  • Man­ual order­ing of undated tasks
  • Sta­tus sup­port for projects, events, trips, vis­its, assets, service
  • Add photo to pay­ments (sim­i­lar to expense)
  • Editable titles for photo,drawing, and video
  • Online Task Inte­gra­tion Improvements:
    • Option to NOT delete online task when local task is deleted
    • Abil­ity to “unlink” a task synced with online task
    • Set­ting to NOT cre­ate iOS Cal­en­dar items for tasks synced with online tasks
  • Pro Con­tacts Pack enhancements:
    • Call Lists”
    • Auto-complete for cus­tom fields if pre­vi­ous answers exist
    • Add con­fig­urable Sta­tus to contact
    • Forms applic­a­bil­ity by Group and Status
    • Basic report­ing (cus­tom fil­ters in con­tacts view)
  • Pro Inbox Pack enhancements:
    • IMAP and Exchange support
    • OAuth sup­port for gmail (two-step authentication)
    • Improved Search for Email Feeds
    • Act on emails from Con­tact (view from Con­tact Detail sim­i­lar to Twit­ter and FB)
    • Show alerts for flagged emails, abil­ity to flag email with optional act-by date (rep­re­sented by Quick Inbox items)
  • New! “Pro Tasks+Lists+Routines Pack”:
    • Task hier­ar­chy
    • Daily/Weekly/Monthly “Rou­tines” — which are repeat­able “SuperLists”:
      • Can con­tain plain items, tasks, appoint­ments, activ­i­ties, med­ica­tion, nutri­tion, reminders,  etc.
      • Flex­i­ble repeat schedules
    • Mul­ti­level lists (lists of lists)

New Major Release | Released March 10

  • Life­Topix 8.0, My.Agenda 3.0
  • New In App Pur­chase — Pro Con­tacts Pack
    • Man­age rela­tion­ships like a pro
    • Cre­ate cus­tom fields/forms for contacts
    • Asso­ciate tasks, notes, check­lists, files and more with contacts
    • Man­age con­tacts in a spreadsheet-like grid view for view­ing mul­ti­ple attributes
    • Import con­tacts through CSV
    • Man­age addi­tional con­tacts with in-app-purchased “con­tacts packs”
  • New In App Pur­chase - Pro Inbox Pack
    • Har­vest info from Email, Twit­ter, Face­book, and the Web
    • Make cus­tom rules for social feeds
    • Con­vert feed items (from email and social media) into items such as notes, events, projects, etc.
    • Save attach­ments from email or social media to bookmarks
    • Man­age addi­tional inbox rules with in-app-purchased “rule packs”
  • New Fea­tures, Improve­ments, Fixes
    • Revamped, clean and mod­ern user interface
    • New app icons
    • Goals! Man­age goals with related info, metrics
    • Lock­ers! Securely store secret info — text, pho­tos, audio
    • AES 256-bit encryp­tion added to sen­si­tive data fields
    • Twit­ter and Face­book feeds added in My Inboxes
    • Color sup­port by con­text tag
    • Topic items inherit topic colors
    • Copy to folder for files
    • Project copy includes tasks
    • Man­age pre­scrip­tions for medication
    • Improved iOS Con­tacts integrations
    • Option­ally spec­ify iOS cal­en­dar by item
    • Print time added. Also, removed LightAr­row logo from print PDFs
    • Date only sup­port for bill payments
    • Sim­pli­fied and merged Search + Quick View interface
    • foursquare inte­gra­tion in Near Me, includ­ing con­ver­sion to types of Ser­vice Providers
    • Anchor point sup­port to Near Me (spec­ify loca­tion for results)
    • Defect fixes

Pre­vi­ous Major Release | Avail­able July 26

  • Life­Topix 7.0, and My.Agenda 2.0 (with cur­rent in app-purchases)
  • Tar­get Avail­abil­ity:  Late July
  • Shop­ping topic improvements
  • Notes + Files topic improvements
  • Peo­ple + Ser­vices topic improvements
  • Land­scape sup­port in draw­ing, qual­ity improvement
  • Repeat sched­ule enhance­ments: cus­tom month,  sched­ule pre­view, and Dynamic mode for tasks
  • Copy a project
  • Search addi­tional fields: note text blocks, and check­list items
  • Uni­fied login man­age­ment for integration
  • Near Me enhance­ments — type icons, and ser­vice providers
  • Pho­tos, audio, video clips in cal­en­dar My Calendar
  • Bonus theme colors
  • Com­ment in shop­ping item detail
  • Paid amount in bills (when dif­fer­ent from amount due)
  • Auto-scroll week view to first item
  • Full screen view of Note body
  • Smart con­ver­sion of device reminders to tasks and shop­ping items with sellers
  • Reminder inter­val enhancements
  • Due dates added to Checklists.
  • Sup­port for spec­i­fy­ing default startup dash­board view
  • Reorder­ing of apps in My Apps
  • Sup­port for Device Reminder notes
  • Speed improve­ments, defect fixes!

182 Comments


  1. Beth
    Apr 06, 2014

    I haven’t fully explored all the fea­tures and pos­si­bil­i­ties of this app — so many things look amaz­ing, but a kind of minor detail is hold­ing me up from using it reg­u­larly: I would really like to be able to set up a recur­ring check­list (just like a recur­ring task). Or maybe link a check­list to a task? Basi­cally I have rou­tines that I do daily, weekly, etc., and I’d like to set one (repeat­ing) reminder for the whole rou­tine. Please let me know if I am miss­ing a way to do this. Thanks!


    • Team LightArrow
      Apr 06, 2014

      Hi Beth,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      We cur­rently only sup­port repeat sched­ules for tasks, bills and appoint­ments. We do plan to sup­port a fea­ture called “Rou­tines” — where you can cre­ate a check­list of things that need to get done Daily, Weekly or Monthly, etc. Our next major update (8.1) tar­geted for May will focus on tasks, check­lists, sched­ules, and cal­en­dar areas etc. We’ll either have the Rou­tines fea­ture in that update, or soon thereafter.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  2. Tim B
    Apr 04, 2014

    Hi,
    A few ques­tions and fea­ture requests for you:
    1. Would it be pos­si­ble to add a note to a task, in addi­tion to the cur­rent com­ments on Life­Topix items?
    2. Would it be pos­si­ble to make it eas­ier to read exist­ing com­ments, with­out hav­ing to open the item and then open the com­ments? e.g. some kind of ‘hover’ option or some­thing?
    3. Could there be a sta­tus option for projects as well as tasks? It would also be good if it was pos­si­ble to auto­mat­i­cally mark a project as com­plete (or offer the option via a dia­log) when the last task in a project has been com­pleted.
    4. Is it pos­si­ble to set Life­Topix reminders as “com­plete”? — I tried one out today and it worked, but it still appears in the Agenda view at the moment.
    5. Would it be pos­si­ble to have an archive facil­ity for projects and tasks? Ide­ally, I would love it if it was pos­si­ble to set a com­pleted task (or project) to be a “ref­er­ence” item, which then turns it into a note, prefer­ably in Ever­note.
    What do you think?
    Thanks!
    Tim


    • Team LightArrow
      Apr 04, 2014

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

      1. You can asso­ciate a Note, Asset, Project, Event, etc. to a Task from the “Asso­ci­ated Topic” tile in the task detail view. We will allow the abil­ity to add mul­ti­ple notes to a task in the future.

      2. Assum­ing you meant read­ing com­ments of a Task, you are cor­rect — Cur­rently, the com­ments can only be read from the detail view. The hover option is not avail­able with iOS devices. How­ever, we do show addi­tional infor­ma­tion (like updated time­stamp, asso­ci­ated info, etc.) about the Tasks and other items in the list views. Per­haps, we can give access to com­ments from the expanded cell which comes up when you tap on the task with­out hav­ing to open the task.
      We also sug­gest the usage of Con­text Tags to mark items that you want to iden­tify in the list views.

      3. We will con­sider this in a future release. We already sup­port sta­tus in appoint­ments and we will con­sider adding sta­tus reminders as well.

      4. The com­pleted items (that were orig­i­nally due for Today) will still show up in the today sec­tion of the agenda view. They will not show up in the ‘tomor­row’ sec­tion, the next day, however.

      5. We will be adding a sta­tus field that will be used to archive cer­tain items like projects, trips, vis­its & events in the future.

      Thank you again for your excel­lent feed­back, as always.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin TX


      • Tim B
        Apr 07, 2014

        Hi,
        Thanks for get­ting back to me, that’s very help­ful.
        Giv­ing access to com­ments from the expanded cell sounds a great idea.
        Could it also have an indi­ca­tion of some sort (such as an updated icon in the expanded sec­tion) to show whether it has already got text in it or not?

        Re the notes attach­ment to tasks: one of the prob­lems I have at the moment is that most of my tasks are already asso­ci­ated with a topic — usu­ally a project, or a trip, or edu­ca­tion project assign­ment.
        What I want to be able to do is to add notes which effec­tively jour­nal what hap­pens with a task and when I have fin­ished.
        I know it is pos­si­ble to add notes to a project, but often I need to be more spe­cific than that so I can find what notes relate to what tasks.

        To illus­trate, one sce­nario might be like this:
        I have a project in OnTime to get the side of the house re-built.
        I cur­rently have var­i­ous tasks in the project to find out infor­ma­tion: details of an archi­tect, what he says about the plans as they come together, ideas we have for how the rooms might be used, etc.
        My “find an archi­tect” tasks might include notes on who has been rec­om­mended to us, con­nec­tions to their con­tact infor­ma­tion else­where in Life­Topix and jour­nal notes on when I tried to ring peo­ple, what they said, and whether I was wait­ing for them to get back to me.
        Once we’ve found some­one and we’re fur­ther into the process, I would sync my task notes to Ever­note so I have an archive ref­er­ence and mark the task as com­plete.
        Hope that makes sense.
        What do you think?
        Thanks,
        Tim


        • Team LightArrow
          Apr 07, 2014

          Hi Tim,

          Thanks for reach­ing out to us again.

          Hav­ing an indi­ca­tion that the com­ment has text from the expanded cell is some­thing we will con­sider when we imple­ment that fea­ture. Being able to asso­ciate a Note to a Task is some­thing we will sup­port in 8.1 or soon thereafter.

          Best Regards,
          Team LightAr­row
          Austin, TX


          • Tim B
            Apr 07, 2014

            Excel­lent!
            Thanks,
            Tim


  3. Barbara smith
    Mar 25, 2014

    Love this app i was using a day plan­ner and this app has taken its place looked for a long time for one bought sev­eral apps before i found this one. I like the way i can cus­tomize to me. Bought the extra con­tacts too. We travel alot and the ipad goes where i go so i have it with me all the time, so all the rv park info is at my fin­ger tips. I also have an iphone and the sync between them is great. Keep up the good work. Are you ever gonna add a sec­tion for pets. I love the con­text tags just hit the one you want and all info right there.
    Thanks again barbara


    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 25, 2014

      Hi Bar­bara,

      Thank you for tak­ing the time to reach out to us. One of the things we plan for the near future is being able to tie in all the health stats, ser­vices etc to a per­son, and of course the “per­son” could be a pet, too.

      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  4. Tim B
    Mar 12, 2014

    Hi, Con­grat­u­la­tions on a great update in ver­sion 8.0 — it has prompted me to get using it more.
    TBH I’m not usu­ally a fan of the fash­ion for the mod­ern “flat” UI, but I think what you’ve done with it is great and things do seem eas­ier to find over­all and it’s more intu­itive.
    I have lots of ques­tions to ask, so please bear with me, but I’ll start with the following:

    1. Do you have full release notes for this ver­sion, so we know exactly what has changed, plus how the new fea­tures work?
    2. I cur­rently have both GMail and iCloud cal­en­dars set up on my device (mul­ti­ple cal­en­dars for each), but am think­ing of mov­ing all entries across to iCloud as I now have a desk­top Mac. I don’t have a huge num­ber of cal­en­dar items, so would it be best to do this for each item via Life­Topix, or is it ok to move them via a copy/paste exer­cise online?
    3. I have noticed in the new ver­sion that my Agenda view takes a long time to open, plus Life­Topix seems to sync almost every time I go to the Agenda (even when I exit out of a topic with­out mak­ing any changes). What is caus­ing these two issues?
    4. Have you con­sid­ered using some­thing like User­voice for cus­tomer engage­ment and feed­back? — It would make it much eas­ier for cus­tomers to see what is hap­pen­ing and to find ques­tions we asked pre­vi­ously.
    Thanks!


    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 12, 2014

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for the kind words and for reach­ing out to us with your questions.

      1.) Do you have full release notes for this ver­sion, so we know exactly what has changed, plus how the new fea­tures work?

      We plan to have a blog post list­ing out the changes avail­able in about a week or so. Cur­rently the “What’s New” sec­tion in the App Store list­ing of our app and our roadmap page http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/roadmap are good sources for this information.

      2.) I cur­rently have both GMail and iCloud cal­en­dars set up on my device (mul­ti­ple cal­en­dars for each), but am think­ing of mov­ing all entries across to iCloud as I now have a desk­top Mac. I don’t have a huge num­ber of cal­en­dar items, so would it be best to do this for each item via Life­Topix, or is it ok to move them via a copy/paste exer­cise online?

      The best way to do this is to use the native app these cal­en­dars reside in. So the copy/paste exer­cise you men­tioned would be the pre­ferred way. Other users have had this ques­tion as well and have used the native cal­en­dar apps to do this.

      3.) I have noticed in the new ver­sion that my Agenda view takes a long time to open, plus Life­Topix seems to sync almost every time I go to the Agenda (even when I exit out of a topic with­out mak­ing any changes). What is caus­ing these two issues?

      How long is it tak­ing for the Agenda view to load for you? This view should not take long to load. Which iOS device are you using and what ver­sion of iOS?
      The app syncs every 45 sec­onds so it may be a coin­ci­dent that when you go to the Agenda the timer has kicked in and the sync starts. We will look into this to make sure we are not sync­ing every time the Agenda view is loaded. From the Agenda view you can force a sync by pulling down on the view but oth­er­wise it should not auto­mat­i­cally cause a sync to happen.

      4.) Have you con­sid­ered using some­thing like User­voice for cus­tomer engage­ment and feed­back? — It would make it much eas­ier for cus­tomers to see what is hap­pen­ing and to find ques­tions we asked previously.

      Thank you for the sug­ges­tion. We will take a look at User­voice. We will also enhance our Engage view to allow for bet­ter user feedback.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin Texas


      • Tim B
        Mar 12, 2014

        Thanks for get­ting back to me.
        A fur­ther ques­tion re the cal­en­dars:
        If I have for exam­ple, events or appoint­ments in Life­Topix which are cur­rently linked to a device cal­en­dar entry which orig­i­nates in Google cal­en­dar, what will hap­pen to the event/appointment when I change the cal­en­dar entry over to iCloud?


        • Team LightArrow
          Mar 12, 2014

          Hi Tim,

          With Life­Topix 8.0 you can now open an item and spec­ify which cal­en­dar you want to use for it. In your case you can (in our app) open the item that is linked to the old cal­en­dar you no longer want to use and then tap on the “iOS Cal­en­dar” tile from the detail view. You can then spec­ify which cal­en­dar you want to use. You would spec­ify your iCloud calendar.

          Best Regards,
          Team LightAr­row
          Austin Texas


          • Tim B
            Mar 13, 2014

            Thanks.
            So to clar­ify: if I change the cal­en­dar for an item (say from Google cal­en­dar to iCloud cal­en­dar), will Life­Topix auto­mat­i­cally add an entry to the other (iCloud) cal­en­dar?
            Or would I have to have an appoint­ment already in iCloud cal­en­dar, in order to select it in LifeTopix?


            • Team LightArrow
              Mar 13, 2014

              Tim:

              Thanks for reach­ing out to us.

              Yes. If you change the iOS Cal­en­dar of an item, let’s say, a Task from the Task detail view to a dif­fer­ent Cal­en­dar and save the Task, this action moves the task from old (Google) Cal­en­dar to the new (iCloud) Cal­en­dar. So, you do not have to man­u­ally move it from the iOS Calendar.

              Hope that helps.

              Best Regards,
              Team LightAr­row
              Austin TX


              • Tim B
                Mar 13, 2014

                That’s bril­liant!
                Thanks,
                Tim


      • Tim B
        Mar 12, 2014

        Sorry, meant to reply about the Agenda view part.
        It is often tak­ing about 9 — 10 sec­onds to open the Agenda view.
        I am on an iPod Touch 4th gen on a wifi net­work, with iOS 6 (6.0.1, I think) — it’s not com­pat­i­ble with iOS 7 :(
        I just tried to go to the Agenda view once the sync had stopped (from var­i­ous views) and it seems to take about 4–5 sec­onds then.
        Any thoughts?
        Thanks


        • Team LightArrow
          Mar 12, 2014

          Hi Tim,

          We will look into this issue as it should not take more than a sec­ond or so to load the Agenda view. Do you have other iOS devices run­ning our app and if so are you see­ing the slow­ness on those devices as well? We have made a change in our next update that we think may help the prob­lem. We expect the next update to be avail­able in about a week or so.

          Best Regards,
          Team LightAr­row
          Austin Texas


          • Tim B
            Mar 12, 2014

            Thanks,
            No, I am not run­ning it on any other devices at the moment.
            I’m just back­ing up to Drop­box and sync­ing most of my tasks with Asana now.
            Regards,
            Tim


            • Team LightArrow
              Mar 12, 2014

              Hi Tim,

              Thank you for the infor­ma­tion. We will con­tinue to look into this issue. If you don’t mind, when the next update is avail­able would you let us know if you see an improve­ment in the time it takes to load the Agenda view?

              Best Regards,
              Team LightAr­row
              Austin Texas


              • Tim B
                Mar 12, 2014

                Cer­tainly — I’ll reply here.
                Thanks again.


              • Tim B
                Mar 24, 2014

                Hi,
                Thanks for the new 8.1 update — do you have a list of the changes in this spe­cific release?
                Also, report­ing back on the Agenda view issue, I can see that it has sped up a lit­tle bit, but I think it needs a bit more work still.
                If I open the app, nav­i­gate to a dif­fer­ent view and then tap for the Agenda, it still takes between 5 (sync not run­ning) — 12 (sync run­ning) sec­onds to open.
                I have also noticed that scrolling within the Agenda view can take time and may be jerky and this seems to be related to the top row where I have a large num­ber of undated tasks (around 100): if I scroll down it is jerky, when I scroll back up, it will stop just below the top line and after approx 4–5 sec­onds then finally dis­plays it.
                Hope that helps with your inves­ti­ga­tions.
                Regards,
                Tim


                • Team LightArrow
                  Mar 24, 2014

                  Hi Tim,

                  Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

                  We think we may have found a pos­si­ble cause of the issue and we will fix it in the next patch. We have already sub­mit­ted the 8.0.2 update and this fix will be in the sub­se­quent update. We would like to ask you another ques­tion if you don’t mind. How many undated iOS device reminders do you have? You can find this count by going to the agenda view and tap­ping on the “Undated” tile at the top of the screen. The “Undated” view has an option at the top to view iOS Reminders.

                  The Life­Topix 8.0.1 update included a fix for:

                  1) Defect where load­ing cer­tain con­tacts would result in the app clos­ing.
                  2) Picker con­trol for choos­ing backup folder and email was not working.

                  Best Regards,
                  Team LightAr­row
                  Austin, Texas


                  • Tim B
                    Mar 24, 2014

                    Thanks for get­ting back to me.
                    I cur­rently have 96 undated items in the Agenda view (more to be added soon…) — this is inten­tional because I only assign due dates to those items that must be com­pleted in a time-scale.
                    BTW: I noticed that the date/date and time picker often takes a few sec­onds to appear when I tap in a date field.
                    + A fea­ture request: the date and time picker shows the day (“Mon­day”, “Tues­day”, etc): would it be pos­si­ble for the date only picker to also show the day name?
                    Thanks,
                    Tim


                    • Team LightArrow
                      Mar 24, 2014

                      Hi Tim,

                      Thank you for get­ting back to us with this infor­ma­tion. We are work­ing hard to cor­rect this issue and appre­ci­ate your help with this.

                      We have plans to improve our date related views as well as our date picker con­trols in a future update. We will include this request in list of improve­ments to make.

                      Best Regards,
                      Team LightAr­row
                      Austin, Texas


                    • Tim B
                      Mar 25, 2014

                      Thanks again — I appre­ci­ate your open­ness and hon­esty.
                      I also noticed on the date picker that depend­ing on where you are in the app, some­times you get the “Set” option and other times, you only have the “X” in the cor­ner.
                      Thanks,
                      Tim


                    • Team LightArrow
                      Mar 25, 2014

                      Hi Tim,

                      Thank you for the sug­ges­tion. We are enhanc­ing the date picker as part of the improve­ments in 8.1 or soon thereafter.

                      Team LightAr­row
                      Austin, TX


  5. Betty
    Mar 04, 2014

    I’m excited about the update. I hope it goes “live” soon!


    • LightArrow
      Mar 04, 2014

      Betty,
      Us too! Progress: the export com­pli­ance already got approved last week by Apple — now it’s in their reg­u­lar review queue for updates. Should be this week, bar­ring any issues they may find!
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


      • Betty
        Mar 08, 2014

        Any updates on the update? We are in sus­pense!! LOL!


        • LightArrow
          Mar 08, 2014

          Hi Betty,
          Good news! Apple has approved Life­Topix 8.0. We plan to make it avail­able on Mon­day morn­ing (instead of on Saturday/Sunday since it’s a major update).
          We are also prepar­ing some new overview and other videos to go with it.
          Team LightAr­row
          Austin, Texas


      • Betty
        Mar 08, 2014

        Aww…a week­end release would allow us long time users the oppor­tu­nity to play with the new fea­tures and get our sys­tems setup for the work week.


        • LightArrow
          Mar 08, 2014

          Betty,
          We under­stand. How­ever, being cau­tious regard­ing week­end — from a sup­port per­spec­tive — both from our side, as well as Apple’s avail­abil­ity to rush an emer­gency patch in case some­thing goes wrong.
          Less than 48 hours now! :) Thank you so much for your patience over what’s been a release a long time in the mak­ing. We are excited and a bit ner­vous!
          Team LightAr­row
          Austin, Texas


  6. Rod
    Feb 24, 2014

    LT 8 has been sub­mit­ted to Apple or is going to be sub­mit­ted to Apple?
    Very inter­ested in this sub­mis­sion process.


    • LightArrow
      Feb 25, 2014

      Hi Rod,

      Thanks for reach­ing out.

      The sub­mis­sion and approval process works as fol­lows in our expe­ri­ence.
      Nor­mally, when we sub­mit an update to an exist­ing app, if there are no issues, it gets approved in 4–10 days.
      Three things can hap­pen (and have hap­pened occa­sion­ally):
      1. Apple may find some issue with our binary sub­mis­sion almost right away, and ask us to fix and resub­mit, which adds a lit­tle time.
      2. Apple may find some issue with our binary after sev­eral days (when they get to review it), and ask us to fix and resub­mit, which adds a lit­tle more time.
      3. We our­selves may dis­cover an issue with the binary, and depend­ing on how seri­ous an issue it is, we may pull our sub­mit­ted binary before it is approved, and do a resub­mis­sion. This typ­i­cally dou­bles the time.

      Also, this is the first time we are sub­mit­ting with advanced secu­rity fea­tures that require export clear­ance, and Apple has slightly dif­fer­ent steps for such a sub­mis­sion. We have no idea how much time that adds, as we have never done it before. We’ll learn this time.

      FYI, we are resub­mit­ting our binary this week as we found an issue with our binary from last week. So the clock is reset to today.

      We know this update has taken longer than expected for sure. It is a very impor­tant update with lots of for­ward look­ing new tech­nolo­gies, and it is our duty to make it as solid as we can for our large user base.

      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


      • Rod
        Feb 25, 2014

        Thanks for the detailed descrip­tion of the sub­mis­sion process. It is reas­sur­ing, as a user of your prod­uct that you are tak­ing the time to make sure this release is solid and reliable.


  7. LightArrow
    Feb 08, 2014

    Hi Krista,

    Thanks for this invalu­able post. You have blown us aways with the effort you have taken to send these amaz­ing sug­ges­tions, with great actual exam­ples!
    We wish to be the holy grail of orga­ni­za­tion apps, and we have some amaz­ing things com­ing soon, and planned for the future. We’ll take you sug­ges­tions into our roadmap and try to pri­or­i­tize the things that would help you (and so many other power users).
    We’ll send you an email to spend some one-on-one time with you, both via email and phone, in order to go over some of this.
    Team LightAr­row
    Austin, Texas


  8. Tim B
    Feb 04, 2014

    Hi,
    I’m excited at the impend­ing update to ver­sion 8.0 and what’s in store for us.
    I was won­der­ing though if you have any kind of timescale on an online/web ver­sion of Life­Topix?
    Thanks,
    Tim


    • LightArrow
      Feb 04, 2014

      Hi Tim,
      Thanks for reach­ing out!
      After 8.0, in addi­tion to the next iOS ver­sions of our apps, we are get­ting back to mak­ing for­ward progress on our Mac and Win­dows 8.1 ver­sions. Our plan is to have the app natively avail­able on pop­u­lar plat­forms, and all of them sync via Drop­box etc. We are not set up to be a com­pany that has an online ver­sion — it is some­thing we may do in the future, but have no spe­cific time­line.
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  9. Betty
    Jan 18, 2014

    How about LT 8.0 sneak peeks? Any time frames on the Mac app?


    • LightArrow
      Jan 18, 2014

      Hi Betty,
      Thanks for reach­ing out! We do plan to do a sneak peek this com­ing week, prep­ping for the release the week after or so.
      The Mac app will resume devel­op­ment work as soon as we ship 8.0. We hope to have the Win­dows and Mac ver­sions out in the sec­ond quar­ter.
      Team LightArrow


  10. Rod
    Jan 08, 2014

    Thank you for reply and help with your app in the past. I under­stand the app devel­op­ment life­cyle is dif­fi­cult to track. It equally makes it dif­fi­cult for users of your app to plan what aspects to invest time, energy and money in.
    Cheers
    Rod


    • LightArrow
      Jan 08, 2014

      Thanks, Rod. If you think it’d be help­ful, we can set up a call and go over some pre-release screen­shots, etc. with you.
      Team LightArrow


      • Rod
        Jan 20, 2014

        Some pre release shots would be fan­tas­tic.
        Cheers
        Rod


        • LightArrow
          Jan 21, 2014

          We’ll put some­thing up this week.
          Team LightArrow


  11. Rod
    Jan 08, 2014

    Hi guys,
    Can you please set a date for prod­uct release a lit­tle more accu­rately. I have been wait­ing for your crm app since Sep­tem­ber 2013. I know you guys are hard work­ing and want to pro­duce qual­ity prod­ucts but please just set real­is­tic release dates. Release date has been begin­ning and then end of each month since Sep­tem­ber. Regards rod


    • LightArrow
      Jan 08, 2014

      Hi Rod,
      We do agree with you. For this upcom­ing release, we put a lot of things in. Per­haps we could have done this in smaller chunks, but sev­eral things came together nicely and we decided to make it a big­ger release train in order to make it our most mean­ing­ful release ever, both in terms of new fea­tures, as well as new for­ward look­ing things that set the stage for other things this year. We are tar­get­ing the end of Jan­u­ary for this.
      We apol­o­gize for the chang­ing scope and release date. We will do bet­ter in the future, and will go back to rel­a­tively smaller updates (which are more pre­dictable) after this major release.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  12. Naomi
    Jan 07, 2014

    This sounds awe­some. Will you con­tact me when you have some­thing for android?


  13. Mike
    Dec 01, 2013

    Hello! Thanks for devel­op­ing a pow­er­ful and thought­ful app at a rea­son­able price. I have two spe­cific sug­ges­tions related to the check­list func­tion­al­ity I hope you will consider.

    1. I often think in terms of check­lists when cre­at­ing to-do’s, then I want to be able to assign each of the indi­vid­ual items on the check­list a dif­fer­ent start and stop time on the cal­en­dar, so that an indi­vid­ual check­list step would show up in cal­en­dar, agenda, etc. This would be a huge step for­ward over the cur­rent func­tion­al­ity, where a due date is assigned to the check­list over­all only.

    2. At my work we have a project method­ol­ogy that requires com­ple­tion check­list at each project phase (Plan­ning, Field­work, Report­ing, etc). It would be so help­ful to save a check­list as a tem­plate, so that when I cre­ate a new project I can add a set of check­lists that will always be applic­a­ble. Hmmm..for that mat­ter, it would be super use­ful to save a project as a tem­plate for the same rea­sons. I guess that’s really three suggestions!

    Thanks again — look­ing for­ward to next releases.

    Mike


    • Team LightArrow
      Dec 01, 2013

      Hi Mike,

      Thank you for tak­ing the time to reach out to us with your suggestions.

      We will look into adding dates to check­list items. We already have plans to sup­port check­list tem­plates as well as project tem­plates in a future update.

      We truly appre­ci­ate your sug­ges­tions as we depend on our engaged users, such as your­self, to help us con­tin­u­ously improve our apps.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  14. Brian
    Dec 01, 2013

    I’d love to be able to see a screen on my ipad. With cal­en­dar ( day, week, month or year) on left side of the screen and my colour coded and pri­or­i­tized To Do on the other half of the page.

    This woud be my default home page. today’s sched­ule and today’s to do. One sim­ple page, which helps me now to do what needs to be done.

    Any chance?


    • Team LightArrow
      Dec 01, 2013

      Hi Brian,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your suggestion.

      Cur­rently in the home view you can see your to-do lists at the top of the screen. The next sec­tion dis­plays items for today, the next sec­tion shows items for tomor­row and finally the last sec­tion show the items for the next seven days.

      We are always look­ing to improve our app and are eager to hear feed­back from our engaged users such as your­self. We will look into what it will take to pro­vide the screen you have requested.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  15. Mark s. Kruse
    Nov 04, 2013

    I have somme sug­ges­tions — or requests if you like. At frist thankyou for bring­ing Thisted pow­er­ful app to lige.
    Here is the requests: at first it World be cool if there was an option of set­ting check­lists as daily, every sec­ond, or could choose week­days.
    Also it would be cool to have the option of sav­ing a sub­ject for exam­ple hol­l­i­day, where you could ad check­lists, gro­cery, pack­ing lists and so on so forth.
    I have a lot more sug­ges­tions but this Will do it for now.
    Best regards
    Mark Kruse


    • Team LightArrow
      Nov 05, 2013

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you for tak­ing the time to give us your suggestions.

      We do have plans in the future to sup­port repeat sched­ules to check­lists. This will allow you to accom­plish what you men­tioned above and have check­lists repeat daily, week and month.

      You can use con­text tags in the prod­uct cur­rently to group items. You can cre­ate a con­text tag called “Hol­i­day” and then add this con­text tag to your check­lists, gro­cery lists, and other items.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  16. Tim B
    Oct 16, 2013

    Not a prod­uct request, but one for your web­site:
    I kind of like the pub­lic areas here where we can put our ques­tions, but it’s not always easy to see what has been asked where or when.
    It would be really if you could add a sep­a­rate ‘mem­bers’ area for users who have bought one of your prod­ucts, where they can have their own forums and get a sim­i­lar response from you guys.
    Keep up the good work!


    • LightArrow
      Oct 16, 2013

      Hi Tim,
      We totally agree. We do plan to sup­port a mem­bers forum, and also plan to migrate the exist­ing Q&A data to the forum as appro­pri­ate. We hope to have it run­ning by the end of this year.
      Team LightArrow


  17. Betty
    Oct 15, 2013

    Enough sus­pense! :-) . What changes are com­ing with the LT 8.0 update.….…it’s mid-October!


    • LightArrow
      Oct 15, 2013

      Hi Betty,
      The wait will be worth it! :)
      We got a lit­tle behind sched­ule due to iOS 7 readi­ness issues (which required us to do the last three smaller updates — 7.0.5, 7.0.6 and 7.0.7).
      We expect to be done with 8.0 by late Octo­ber — tar­get­ing an early Novem­ber release. It con­tains both usabil­ity and fea­ture enhance­ments in sev­eral top­ics, and also some in-app-purchases for Pro level fea­tures for Sales/CRM type fea­tures, and some­thing we are not shar­ing yet (has to do with eas­ily har­vest­ing infor­ma­tion from mul­ti­ple sources).
      We’ll update the roadmap page very soon!
      Team LightArrow


  18. Tim
    Oct 02, 2013

    New user here and really lik­ing the app. Con­grats on your suc­cess and thank you for all of your ded­i­ca­tion and hard work. So far, in using the app, I have a cou­ple of small suggestions:

    Most impor­tant to me…

    - ToDo Lists: the abil­ity to either slide to the right or col­lapse the right side bar with the shar­ing icons etc and make the ToDo list more full screen. Cur­rently the text on the ToDo items is very small so mak­ing it more full screen would be help­ful. Also, I will likely never use the share fea­tures, or use them rarely, so it would be nice to be able to hide or col­lapse them when not needed. Hav­ing text size con­trol over the ToDo list items would also be help­ful — even as sim­ple as larger and smaller type, and maybe bold.

    Addi­tional, “would be nice” features.…

    - Themes, Col­ors: I would love to be able to have Tasks and Appoint­ments be dif­fer­ent col­ors on my cal­en­dar. Then at quick glance I could tell what the items on the cal­en­dar are for on a given day. Exam­ple, I would know at a glance that I have no appoint­ments for the day based just on color of the items.

    - Themes: hav­ing bet­ter skin­ning options would be nice. In par­tic­u­lar, the abil­ity to add a global back­ground image/pattern and per­haps the abil­ity within any screen/section/item to cus­tomize the back­ground image/pattern for that screen specif­i­cally (which would over­ride the global back­ground setting.

    Thanks for listening!


    • Team LightArrow
      Oct 02, 2013

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your suggestions.

      Some of these sug­ges­tions have been made to us by other users as well. In our next cou­ple of updates we are mak­ing some major UI improve­ments and will take these sug­ges­tions into account.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  19. David
    Sep 14, 2013

    How is the win 8 app com­ing? I asked back in May and was told August/September. It doesn’t seem that that is going to hap­pen. When do you think it will now?


    • Team LightArrow
      Sep 14, 2013

      Hi David,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      We plan to have sup­port for Win­dows 8 before the end of the year, start­ing with tasks, projects, lists, notes, etc with other com­po­nents to follow.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  20. Betty
    Sep 12, 2013

    Check­ing on the progress of an app for my Mac and/ or Air access updates.


    • Team LightArrow
      Sep 12, 2013

      Hi Betty,

      Unfor­tu­nately our progress has not been where we would like it to be. We are hope­ful to have sup­port for the Mac avail­able in the next few months.

      We appre­ci­ate your patience.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  21. Heather
    Sep 10, 2013

    Stop­ping by to check progress on the Android app. I love the iPad app, but w/o the cross plat­form func­tion­al­ity, the app has been lit­tle more than a nov­elty for me. I can totally see the power if I can lever­age it any­where. I see there was a ten­ta­tive Sep­tem­ber eta, any updates?


    • Team LightArrow
      Sep 10, 2013

      Hi Heather,

      We sin­cerely apol­o­gize for the con­fu­sion and will update our roadmap regard­ing our sup­port for Android.
      Unfor­tu­nately our progress has not been where we would like it to be. We are hope­ful to have sup­port for the Android plat­form avail­able in the next few months.

      We appre­ci­ate your patience.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  22. Betty
    Jul 20, 2013

    Please pro­vide updates on the sta­tus of a Mac app.…..


    • LightArrow
      Jul 20, 2013

      Hi Betty,
      We have made very slow progress on the Mac app. We have an update to AirAc­cess next week, and after that the Mac app devel­op­ment work speeds up again. We hope to have it done by late sum­mer or early fall.
      Team LightArrow


  23. Steve
    Jul 10, 2013

    I’m check­ing out Life­Topix and My.Agenda, and I like the approach very much. I’m sur­prised that there isn’t a “real” month view, though — one that takes up most of the screen and has read­able text for events and tasks, instead of lit­tle dots that force you to click to see what they mean. See­ing an event or task as a col­ored bar that spans mul­ti­ple days is quite dif­fer­ent from see­ing the same event/task listed on con­sec­u­tive days. Is there any chance that you plan on adding such a view in the fore­see­able future?


    • LightArrow
      Jul 10, 2013

      Hi Steve,
      We do plan to enhance the Month view in My Cal­en­dar and our other views in future updates. You are in good com­pany — sev­eral of our savvy users have asked for it recently, and we are plan­ning to tackle it after our 7.0 (Life­Topix) and 2.0 (My.Agenda) updates next week. We’ll most likely sup­port it only on the iPad (and iPad mini).
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Louis
        Jul 19, 2013

        No My Cal­en­dar View for the iPhone?


        • LightArrow
          Jul 20, 2013

          Hi Louis,
          Both the iPad and iPhone ver­sions have the same views. The My Cal­en­dar view is acces­si­ble on the side panel of the top dash­board of the app. If the side panel gets hid­den, you can bring it back by slid­ing the main view to the right using the ||| icon on the top left.
          Please let us know if you need any­thing else.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  24. Kenzie Chez
    May 29, 2013

    I am only using Android Tablets and Win7 Note­book but using IPhone 4, I bought the app as I think it is a greatly designed soft­ware. Lim­i­ta­tion is that it is on one plat­form only (Apple). Hence will keep it until I can buy the ver­sion for Android and Win7 so that it can be func­tional for me.
    Please give a a time-frame for the Android and Win 7/8 launch date (will it be next Q?)
    thanks
    kenzie


    • LightArrow
      May 29, 2013

      Hi Ken­zie,
      We are doing our best to have Win­dows 8 sup­port in July and Android in Sep­tem­ber, but the early ver­sions will not have full func­tion­al­ity, and will catch up quickly over time.
      Team LightArrow


  25. Betty
    May 25, 2013

    Any time­frame on a Mac app or improved Air Access? It would be great to update items on my Mac with­out hav­ing my device there.


    • LightArrow
      May 25, 2013

      Hi Betty,
      We are shoot­ing for this Sum­mer. More pre­cise time­frames are expected in June.
      Team LightArrow


  26. Anne
    May 20, 2013

    Hi,

    Your app seem great but here some requests:
    – Faster way to mark com­pleted tasks
    – Drag and drop tasks in calendar(in month view)
    – Re-arrange and red­i­men­sion tasks and events in day view by drag­ging them.

    Also I +1 : — show com­pleted tasks with a line through them in ALL views
    – nar­row­ing time range (show only work­ing hours, no more annoy­ing scrolling)

    Thanks.


    • LifeTopix Support
      May 20, 2013

      Hi Anne,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your suggestions.

      Cur­rently you can mark a task com­pleted from a task list by tap­ping on the icon to the right of the title. This will present you with sta­tus options for the task. Alter­na­tively, you can tap on the more but­ton (icon with green arrow point­ing down) which will present you with a menu from which you can set the sta­tus right from the list.

      We have plans to sup­port drag and drop of items in our cal­en­dar views as well as sup­port for nar­row­ing the time range in our day and week views to show only work­ing hours. We hope to have these fea­tures avail­able in an update in the near future.

      We also have plans to enhance our day and week views to pro­vide eas­ier user inter­ac­tion. We will make sure to for­ward your sug­ges­tion of adding sup­port for re-arranging as well as re-dimensioning items in the day and week views to our devel­op­ers and add it to our backlog.

      Com­pleted tasks in lists are shown with lines through the titles. If you are see­ing a com­pleted task with­out a line through the title, would you mind let­ting us know which view this is hap­pen­ing in so we can cor­rect the issue?

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  27. Abdullah Alzuwayed
    May 08, 2013

    I don’t own any of Apple prod­ucts. I wish to be noti­fied when the Android ver­sion is out. I can’t wait to buy this all-in-one life orga­nizer. I’m using sev­eral apps write now, but they don’t talk to each other like Life­Topix does.


    • LightArrow
      May 08, 2013

      Thanks, Abdul­lah! We will notify you when the Android ver­sion is almost ready. We are work­ing on both Win­dows 8 and Android sup­port right now.
      Team LightArrow


  28. Kim
    May 05, 2013

    Please make a real (func­tional) app for the desk­top plat­forms. I like being able to inter­face with my phone from my mac, but I’d rather the app work in the back­ground. Oth­er­wise, it does not seem as func­tional. AND, also sup­port Windows7


    • LifeTopix Support
      May 06, 2013

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us.
      Our cur­rent plan is to sup­port Mac, Win­dows (tablets and PC) and Android devices, with full auto­matic sync across devices in the future.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  29. Cindy
    Apr 23, 2013

    Under the “All Bank Accounts” section:

    I love the fact that I can keep track of my trans­ac­tion, but with regards to indi­vid­ual bank tabs, is there a way to print out a list of our trans­ac­tion? At the moment, when I click on a bank tab, it obvi­ously shows my trans­ac­tion, but I don’t see the lit­tle printer icon any­where. The only time it’s vis­i­ble is when I click back to where it shows the name of the bank, cur­rent bal­ance, start bal­ance, etc.

    Thanks in advance for look­ing into this prob­lem. Keep up the great work and I love this app (:


    • LifeTopix Support
      Apr 23, 2013

      Hi Cindy,

      Thank you for the kind words and for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      Cur­rently the trans­ac­tion view does not sup­port print­ing. We do plan to add sup­port for print­ing trans­ac­tions in the near future.
      Thank you for your patience.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  30. Ralph
    Apr 20, 2013

    Thank you for your hard work and your ded­i­ca­tion to improv­ing this won­der­ful application.

    I have a cou­ple of projects that repeat them­selves on a reg­u­lar basis. If I could request an option to dupli­cate an exist­ing project so that I could sim­ply update the var­i­ous start and due dates and save the time of enter­ing every­thing over and over again? This would be a great help to me!

    Thank you, and my Best Regards,

    Ralph


    • LifeTopix Support
      Apr 20, 2013

      Hi Ralph,

      Thank you for your kind words as well as your suggestion.

      Life­Topix already sup­ports the abil­ity to copy tasks and check­lists and check­list items. We will add the abil­ity to copy projects as well in the near future.
      Thanks again for the suggestion.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  31. Melissa
    Apr 06, 2013

    I’m not sure if this is pos­si­ble, but would like to be able to assign days to my check­list, so that they only show up on those cer­tain days on my agenda.


    • LightArrow
      Apr 06, 2013

      Hi Melissa,
      In 6.1 later this month, we do plan to ad due dates to check­lists, which’d cause them to show up in your Agenda and My Cal­en­dar views, as well as cause alerts when over­due.
      We are also look­ing into assign­ing spe­cific week­days for “recur­ring” check­lists for those days.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  32. Gene Rosen
    Mar 28, 2013

    Con­cepts I’d love to see real­ized:
    1– Sup­port for wiki links in all notes.
    2– Note to note link­ing.
    3– URL sup­port in notes: web­sites, emails, phone num­bers, etc.
    4– Multi-tab func­tion­al­ity on iPad.
    5– Full OSX client. Daylite is really the only CRM soft­ware on The Mac. Hav­ing a cloud-based LT client sync­ing with IOS devices is a major need for solo pro­fes­sion­als.
    6– Bet­ter hand­writ­ing and draw­ing con­trols. Need palm protection.

    Hope this helps.

    Gene Rosen
    Apple, Mis­sion Viejo


    • LightArrow
      Mar 29, 2013

      Hi Gene,
      What great sug­ges­tions! We are clear on all of them, but do you mind giv­ing us an exam­ple for #4 regard­ing what you’d expect in the multi-tab sup­port?
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Gene Rosen
        Mar 29, 2013

        Thanks for the quick reply. Regard­ing mul­ti­ple tab sup­port for LT: I envi­sion a tab bar sim­i­lar to a browser expe­ri­ence. Select a ‘+’ icon and another tab win­dow opens to the right, allow­ing the user to nav­i­gate tabbed views inde­pen­dently. Pref­er­ences will set tab behav­iors. For exam­ple, ‘Main­tain tab views at app close / open’. The chal­lenge would be to repli­cate the tab par­a­digm on the iPhone. Chal­leng­ing but doable. Your team has a big chal­lenge in ver­sion­ing soft­ware built on such a grand multi-module model. How do you add more value but make the app eas­ier to nav­i­gate and use? I am eager to ride along on the jour­ney. Keep up the great work.


        • LightArrow
          Mar 29, 2013

          Hi Gene,
          Thanks for the expla­na­tion! We are always look­ing for ways to make the orga­ni­za­tion and nav­i­ga­tion eas­ier (with­out com­pro­mis­ing the power of the app). Such ideas and your sup­port are always very appre­ci­ated!
          Team LightArrow


  33. John
    Mar 25, 2013

    Is there a way to have appoint­ments repeat monthly i.e. 3rd Mon­day, 2nd Tues­day, etc? This is the main fea­ture I need in a cal­en­dar. I will have 10 to 12 recur­ring events every month and don’t want to have to re-enter each one every month.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Mar 25, 2013

      Hi John,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      We are cur­rently enhanc­ing our repeat sched­ule to sup­port repeat­ing items on a monthly sched­ule as you described. We will have this avail­able in an update soon.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  34. Betty
    Feb 24, 2013

    I would love to be a tester for this app. I have been using it and pro­vid­ing feed­back since it was first released. I have a Test­flight account.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Feb 25, 2013

      Hi Betty,

      Thank for reach­ing out to us and offer­ing to be a tester for our prod­uct. We are cur­rently work­ing very hard on our 6.0 release but once we have the release com­pleted we will get back to you with more information.

      We are very appre­cia­tive of all the feed­back you have given us. We depend on our engaged users to help us con­stantly improve LifeTopix.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  35. Paramjit Sidhu
    Feb 18, 2013

    Hi this is another ques­tion regard­ing cal­en­dars. I make flight and travel arrange­ments via Tripit. Tripit has the itin­er­ary in the “Tripit Cal­en­dar”. How to add this cal­en­dar to the travel category?


    • LightArrow
      Feb 18, 2013

      Hi Paramjit,
      Any cal­en­dar in the device Cal­en­dar app can show up My Cal­en­dar, Agenda, and the Events topic. We can look at adding the abil­ity to select travel related cal­en­dars in Trip Cal­en­dar view in the Travel topic. Thanks for the feed­back!
      Team LightArrow


  36. Paramjit Sidhu
    Feb 18, 2013

    First of all, great work with the app and your responsiveness.

    As you know, Face­book has a birth­days and events cal­en­dar. Is there any way to Import this into the Birth­days & Events categories?


    • LightArrow
      Feb 18, 2013

      Hi Paramjit,
      Thanks for reach­ing out to us. Yes, if you add that Face­book cal­en­dar to your device Cal­en­dar app, Life­Topix will pick up items from it and show them in My Cal­en­dar, Agenda and Events topic views.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  37. p
    Feb 05, 2013

    In My Cal­en­dar sec­tion day,week and month views list all hours start­ing from 00:00 to 23:00. Adding there an option to nar­row time range will be use­ful. For exam­ple I’m using life­topix for my job there­fore I only need work­ing hours. By nar­row­ing time range, I can use avail­able space more effi­cient.. Thank you in advance.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Feb 05, 2013

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your suggestion.

      Other users have requested the same fea­ture. This is some­thing we are work­ing on and will have avail­able in an update in the near future.

      Best regards.
      Team LightArrow


  38. Jesper
    Jan 19, 2013

    To get this app into a new level an ana­lyz­ing tool is need — graph­i­cal pre­sen­ta­tions of num­bers in dia­grams. This is use­ful in many ways, like see­ing com­ple­tion rates, hourly mea­sures, bills and income ris­ing and falling. To make cor­rect deci­sions, this is absolutely vital. Do you have plans for such graph­i­cal pre­sen­ta­tions of numbers?


    • LightArrow
      Jan 19, 2013

      Hi Jasper,
      We totally agree with you. In the Health + Activ­ity topic, we already sup­port met­rics and forms (log items and log forms) — with bar graphs, line graphs and plots. Our plan is to have the same sup­port in the Finances topic as well as in Projects and other areas.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  39. Jenni
    Jan 08, 2013

    I would like to be able to have my daugh­ters cal­en­dar attached or included in a dif­fer­ent colour. Some­thing to replace my fam­ily plan­ner would be great. Is there a way of doing this? Thank you for this great app. I am just explor­ing how I can use it to organ­ise myself a little!


    • LightArrow
      Jan 08, 2013

      Hi Jenni,
      If you daughter’s cal­en­dar is shared with you and is vis­i­ble in your iPad/iPhone Cal­en­dar app as one of the cal­en­dars, its items will show up in Life­Topix My Cal­en­dar, Home and Event topic views. Life­Topix will uti­lize the color of the cal­en­dar as deter­mined in your Cal­en­dar app for that par­tic­u­lar cal­en­dar, so that they’ll stand out fro your other cal­en­dars. The col­ors are only rel­e­vant in the Day and Week views.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  40. Stephanie
    Nov 28, 2012

    The app I have been wait­ing for to organ­ise my work & home lives!! I have been using Life­topix for about a month now and over­all it is excel­lent for most of the things I want to do. There are a cou­ple of things I would like to sug­gest (if there is already a way of doing these, please let me know):

    * I use the app for organ­is­ing work that I give to other peo­ple. I set them up as own­ers of tasks but when I look them up under the Peo­ple topic I can only see 1 task they own rather than all of them. In terms of man­ag­ing what I del­e­gate, it would be really help­ful if I could see a list of ALL tasks (both com­pleted and active) asso­ci­ated with a par­tic­u­lar per­son.
    * Is there any way of hav­ing dif­fer­ent colours for each type of activ­ity e.g. Task, Event etc. so that when you look at them in the cal­en­dar view, it is easy to see what you have on dur­ing the day? Not a major thing — just ease of use
    * Would it be pos­si­ble to show com­pleted tasks with a line through them in ALL views. I use con­texts to group dif­fer­ent things together, e.g. tasks, projects and events related to the same part of my work. When I look them up in the con­texts view, it would be help­ful if The com­pleted tasks had a line through them.
    I can’t over­state how good this app is though (and I have tried loads of them.……) so keep up the good work.
    Best Regards

    Stephanie


    • LightArrow
      Nov 28, 2012

      Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks for your kind words and ques­tions.
      Not show­ing all the tasks for the per­son is a defect — we’ll fix it in our 5.2 update tar­geted for mid-December.
      Today we dif­fer­en­ti­ate by icon, and we do plan to sup­port col­ors by type in the future for mixed views like My Cal­en­dar.
      Regard­ing the last item — strikethroughs for tasks in all views — we just fin­ished that and sub­mit­ted the 5.1.1 update to Apple fore review. We expect it to be avail­able by next week.
      We hope this helps.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  41. Logan
    Nov 07, 2012

    I love this app! One small thing I’d like to see added is a theme option offer­ing us the option to select from sev­eral color schemes — or per­haps even let­ting us cre­ate our own via a color chart. I am also eagerly await­ing a desk­top ver­sion. I hope you will be able to make that hap­pen soon. It would be a lot eas­ier to do exten­sive input (like adding my home inven­tory) on my PC and being able to sync that to my iPhone.


    • LightArrow
      Nov 07, 2012

      Thank you, Logan! We do plan to sup­port themes at some point, there’s just so much to do and we are very excited about con­tin­u­ing to get updates out every 4–6 weeks with new things for our users. On the Win­dows sup­port for Life­Topix AirAc­cess, we are tar­get­ing the first quar­ter of next year. We have been mak­ing progress, and there’re a lot of requests for that.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  42. Parker
    Nov 06, 2012

    Hi, I really love this func­tion­al­ity of this app. I was won­der­ing if it would be pos­si­ble to have the cal­en­dar show sug­gested times to com­plete cer­tain tasks. Because the task can be given a cer­tain amount of time needed to fin­ish and a date to be fin­ished by, the cal­en­dar could pick an open spot (that fits the time con­straints) and indi­cate that this would be a good time to do it. This could be an optional fea­ture, but I think it could be really help­ful for users to be able to eas­ily see when they could accom­plish tasks in rela­tion to the rest of their sched­uled events. If the user thinks decides to place the task at the sug­gested date, then it can be eas­ily placed onto the calendar.


    • LightArrow
      Nov 06, 2012

      Hi Parker,
      Thanks for reach­ing out with the kind words and the great sug­ges­tion. It is indeed in our plans to do some sim­i­lar things when we strengthen the Tasks + Projects topic in how it inter­acts with the My Cal­en­dar data. For tasks that have effort spec­i­fied, we plan to sup­port an auto-schedule fea­ture abid­ing by some user spec­i­fied sim­ple rules. Once we have pla­nend this fea­ture enough, we will update our roadmap to iden­tify the spe­cific release and time­frame.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  43. Vincent
    Sep 19, 2012

    Hi
    I really love this app, even if it’s some­times dif­fi­cult to trans­late all mes­sages or topic’s names in french.
    I would love the abil­ity to cus­tomize the lan­guage (not only being able to change topic’s name but every word of the app like menus or messages …

    I stopped using the icloud sync because it didn’t work well, any­way to get a drop­box sync for instance ?

    I also have an android phone and an android tablet so icloud sync won’t work if you ever offer us an Android Ver­sion (wait­ing for it …)
    Thanks again for the work done
    Vincent


    • LightArrow
      Sep 19, 2012

      Hello Vin­cent,
      Thank you for your com­ments. We do plan to trans­late all the text in LifeTopix’s inter­face to other lan­guages (espe­cially French, Ger­man and Span­ish) in the future. We do not have a spe­cific time­frame yet as we’ve had to focus on mak­ing the app more com­plete and more solid until now, and expect to do that more before we get a chance to sup­port trans­la­tions.
      We are sorry to hear that iCloud sync does not work reli­ably for you. We have heard that from some other users as well, and we’ve been mak­ing improve­ments with each update. Solid reli­a­bil­ity of iCloud sync is a very impor­tant goal for our app, and we’ll make fixes as we find other issues. In the mean­time, some of our users have been rely­ing on our Drop­box backup and restore as a more reli­able way to keep the data the same on their iPhone and iPad, but that is a stop gap approach and we are work­ing hard to resolve all issues in mak­ing iCloud sync reli­able.
      We do plan to sup­port Android and Win­dows 8 down the road — more info at: http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/common-questions/q-does-lifetopix-support-android-windows-and-mac
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  44. Sue
    Sep 03, 2012

    I love this app and keep com­ing back to it. Would it be pos­si­ble to increase the font size for those of us with old eyes?


    • LightArrow
      Sep 03, 2012

      Hi Sue,
      Yes, we do plan to sup­port font size increase options in an update in the near future. We apol­o­gize that we have not done that yet.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  45. Ric Esrey
    Jul 18, 2012

    I just pur­chased your app because a coworker told me that it works well with the time-management process devel­oped by David Allen, in his book Get­ting Things Done. I must admit… Life­Topix is a good match. One fea­ture, you could add, to make it a per­fect fit would be location-specific lists. You sort-of already do this with the shop­ping list–these are basi­cally tasks to be done ‘At the Store.’ Yet, Mr. Allen takes it a step fur­ther. He rec­om­mends hav­ing sep­a­rate lists for things you can accom­plish ‘At Work’ or ‘At Home’ or ‘While Not Online’ (since many of us do a lot of fly­ing). Then, there is a list of things that you can do ‘Any­where.’ If Life­Topix could dis­cover my cur­rent loca­tion, from my iPad’s GPS (and also check to see if I’m online), and then give me a spe­cific ToDo list based on whether I’m At Home or At Work or At a Sem­i­nar or Not Online, it would be a most-righteous pro­duc­tiv­ity tool.


    • LightArrow
      Jul 18, 2012

      Hi Ric,
      Thanks so much for reach­ing out, for your kind words and the sug­ges­tions. We have tried to take a very prag­matic and com­pre­hen­sive approach to pro­duc­tiv­ity.
      Even though our cur­rent prox­im­ity based “Near Me” fea­ture (pri­mar­ily for tasks and shop­ping items) does take advan­tage of loca­tion, it requires loca­tion to be set on tasks and for stores for it to work. The good news is, since we also sup­port con­texts (Work, Home, etc.), we plan to enhance that with loca­tion, so that all items in a given con­text (tasks, shop­ping, events, or what­ever) would be avail­able by deter­min­ing if the loca­tion set in the con­text is where the device cur­rently is. We think that’ll accom­plish what you are look­ing for. That fea­ture is cur­rently planned for our 5.1 update (we are wrap­ping up 5.0 right now for an early-August avail­abil­ity).
      We truly appre­ci­ate users like you that inspire us to make Life­Topix more use­ful!
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  46. Verná Brown
    Jul 11, 2012

    I’d like for the Home+Assets fea­ture to let you scan bar­codes or search for a prod­uct online to pull accu­rate and detailed infor­ma­tion like the Pock­e­tory app does.


    • LightArrow
      Jul 11, 2012

      Verná,
      Thank you for reach­ing out with that sug­ges­tion!
      We intend to add that abil­ity for prod­ucts (in Shop­ping) and also assets in a future update. Once we have a bet­ter idea of the tar­get time­frame, we’ll update our Roadmap page.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  47. Brett
    Jul 07, 2012

    I use Michael Linenberger’s task method­ol­ogy as he outline’s in his book Total Work­day Con­trol using Microsoft Out­look. It has been extrememly help­ful as he gives instruc­tions on how to use and set up a non-guilt dri­ven task man­age­ment sys­tem that uses start dates instead of due dates. I tend not to respect due dates, espe­cially when every­thing turns red. Start dates allow me to man­age my tasks in a way that lets me get them done at my own pace with­out the pres­sure of loom­ing dead­lines since most of my tasks don’t have actual dead­lines any­way. Maybe that’s way too much con­text, but I’m won­der­ing if you could build in some flex­i­bil­ity to how the tasks are man­aged. I’m strug­gling to use the app pri­mar­ily because it con­flicts with how I man­age my tasks in too­dledo and out­look. Would it be pos­si­ble to add the abil­ity to con­trol how tasks are man­aged to fit the vari­ety of task man­age­ment think­ing out there? EXCELLENT work on the app and the thought involved in the Life­Topix sys­tem. You guys rock!


    • LightArrow
      Jul 07, 2012

      Hi Brett,
      We really appre­ci­ate your kind words and for reach­ing out to us with the ques­tion. We’d love to inves­ti­gate this to see how we can add flex­i­bil­ity to task man­age­ment in our app. Do you mind giv­ing us an exam­ple or two of how you’d want the flex­i­bil­ity to be?
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Brett
        Jul 12, 2012

        Sorry for the delay in respond­ing. The main way I would like to have flex­i­bil­ity to task man­age­ment would be to have some con­trol over how I view the order of my tasks and how the tasks show up in life­topix. ie, I would pre­fer to order my tasks by start date rather than due date, and I would turn off noti­fi­ca­tions and high­light­ing telling me when a task is over­due. I am way more pro­duc­tive and respect my task list when I think about when I need to start a task rather than feel­ing guilt dri­ven to com­plete a task by the due date set­tings. Also, I’d like the option to not add tasks to my cal­en­dar. If you hap­pen to have task­taskhd, they do a good job of let­ting you set up a view based upon exist­ing task fields.


        • LightArrow
          Jul 12, 2012

          Brett,
          Thanks so much! This is extremely use­ful.
          We’ll fig­ure out how to accom­plish some of these sug­ges­tions in 5.1 and 5.2 updates in the next cou­ple of months.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  48. Maria
    Jul 04, 2012

    Hi,
    I really enjoy using your app and I think that a really nice added fea­ture to the app would be cos­tu­miz­able color themes, icons and the apps that show in the front page, as it is impos­si­ble that a sin­gle uni­ver­sal color scheme will suit every sin­gle user. Every­one is difer­ent, and so are the most used fea­tures of your app accord­ing to each one. For exam­ple, I don’t really use the finances app and I would like to be able to hide it from the main page, to make the app more effi­cient accord­ing to my needs. Over­all, great app! I admire your con­cern with the users pref­er­ences. Thank you!


    • LightArrow
      Jul 04, 2012

      Hi Maria,
      Thank you for the kind words, and for the sug­ges­tions! You’ll be happy to know that top­ics can be con­fig­ured (sim­i­lar the way you’ve described) already in the app. When in the My Top­ics panel, if you tap on the (i) icon on the top right, you can show, hide and reorder the top­ics. We hope that helps.
      We agree with you on the theme sup­port. We have not done that yet as redo­ing images and hav­ing them match in var­i­ous col­ors is a lot of effort, so we have pri­or­i­tized other fea­tures over that up to this point. How­ever, theme sup­port is a very pop­u­lar request, and we do plan to sup­port it in the future.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  49. Marcel
    Jul 02, 2012

    Hi,

    I’d likje to have a pomodoro timer om my taks and projects. Cur­rently I use a sep­a­rate app for it but it would be grand if this could be inte­grated, such that account­ing of the pomodoros hap­pens automag­i­cally as well.

    Cheers and keep up the good work.

    M


    • LifeTopix Support
      Jul 02, 2012

      Hi Mar­cel,

      This is the first time we have received such a request. We will inves­ti­gate to see what it would take to add this sup­port. We’ll update our roadmap page once we have a bet­ter idea of its feasability.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


      • Marcel
        Jul 02, 2012

        Thanks for look­ing in to it. The app i am cur­rently using is pomio from ioflabs and I quite like it but the pain of set­ting up the projects and tasks.… Well, that’s why I have upgraded :-)

        Mar­cel


  50. Jennifer
    Jun 15, 2012

    Please pro­vide this for Android users as well.


    • LightArrow
      Jun 16, 2012

      Hi Jen­nifer,
      We have begun the early stages of work for an Android ver­sion of Life­Topix. We hope to have it later this year.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Jeanne Alford (@JEAlford)
        Aug 29, 2012

        Can you let us know when the Android app is ready for beta?


        • LightArrow
          Aug 29, 2012

          Hi Jeanne,
          Once we have a bet­ter idea of the beta or release time frame, we’ll update it on our roadmap page, and also reach out for beta users.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  51. Neil
    Jun 08, 2012

    A way of Keep­ing iPad and phone in sync. that does not rely on iCloud would be nice (for those of us who’s devices are iCloud restricted due to cor­po­rate pri­vacy issues).
    Also — if pos­si­blle a way that my wife and I could point to the same data and be in sync on her iPad as well?
    Any­way, my thanks… You guys are onto some­thing good here.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Jun 08, 2012

      Hi Neil,

      Thanks very much for the kind words!

      You’re actu­ally the first per­son who has pointed out to us that there are some folks out there who can­not uti­lize iCloud for sync’ing due to cor­po­rate pol­icy. We’ll have to give that some thought.

      As for a way for you and your wife to have the same view into cer­tain Life­Topix data, that falls nicely into the topic of col­lab­o­ra­tion, and we’ve got lots of great ideas on that front which we’re actively work­ing on at this very moment. Stay tuned to our roadmap for fur­ther developments!

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


      • Neil
        Jun 11, 2012

        My thanks for your reply, very kind of you. I look for­ward to col­lab­o­ra­tion tools as you get the time to develop — can just imag­ine how happy the bet­ter half will be being able to assign me a list of tasks for the week­end or a ‘who calls who’ to organ­ise a trip! (though it will also be nice for her to see the projects I’m bal­anc­ing our time around). Best regards, N


        • LifeTopix Support
          Jun 11, 2012

          Ahhhh, we can relate… our own bet­ter halves are con­tribut­ing might­ily to these require­ments def­i­n­i­tions! ;-)


  52. Pat
    May 16, 2012

    I’ve been using this for a cou­ple of months now and the more i do, the more uses i find. I love the inte­gra­tion! It has com­pletely spoiled me. So much that i was dis­ap­pointed to real­ize that there seems to be no link between events and places. I fre­quently attend out of town work events and take anex­tra “trip” day to see the sights, and it would be nice to get the event in with thw rest of the trip infor­ma­tion. Unless it’s there and I just haven’t found it yet; I’m still work­ing out all the possibilities.


    • LifeTopix Support
      May 16, 2012

      We agree that it would be use­ful to be able to add a Life­Topix “Place” to an event (or a trip, etc.). We have added this as a fea­ture to work on for a future release.

      Today we allow a topic object like a trip or event to con­tain items like notes, appoint­ments, reminders, etc. We are con­sid­er­ing extend­ing that to allow topic objects to be asso­ci­ated with one another. That way, your event and trip could be “connected”.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


  53. Rahat
    May 09, 2012

    I would like to see bet­ter inte­gra­tion between notes and actions. Typ­i­cally note tak­ing in a meet­ing intro­duces actions. It would be great to bring up a quick tasks sub screen while you are note tak­ing. Alter­na­tively, the abil­ity to high­light sec­tions of notes so they become actions. And when list­ing all actions together, the abil­ity to know where the action came from i.e which note it is linked to if at all.


    • LifeTopix Support
      May 09, 2012

      Hi Rahat,

      Thanks very much for those suggestions.

      We are cur­rently work­ing on some ideas to address the first part of what you sug­gest (i.e., being able to quickly per­form other related actions in Life­Topix like when you need to cre­ate actions while you are in a note view, etc.). Until then, you are able to cre­ate tasks from the Note detail view as soon as you close the body of the note.

      We also have some ideas for the sec­ond part of what you sug­gest (i.e., being able to con­vert infor­ma­tion from one type to another).

      We hope to be able to include some­thing in both of these areas in our 5.0 release planned for mid-June.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  54. Jim Bertolina
    May 07, 2012

    i love to be able to go back and forth between notes tasks and cal­en­dar.  with the lat­est ver­sion of your soft­ware I have to enter into one of these and then back out of it to get to one of the oth­ers.  For exam­ple, I am in a meet­ing this morn­ing and am tak­ing notes for this meet­ing but i also have to check on my cal­en­dar and add appoint­ments and/or notes.  I have tried to go back and forth between notes, tasks, and cal­en­dar and this is quite dif­fi­cult to do.  Ide­ally, i would have icons some­where on the screen that would let me quickly switch back and forth between these (the last state of them so I don’t have to save and restart them each time).  I can cur­rently do this using 3 dif­fer­ent apps (ever­note, cal­en­dar, task app) and the mul­ti­task­ing capa­bil­i­ties of the ios.  As you point out in your intro­duc­tion, your app is a one-stop-shopping app for these things but the truth is it’s cur­rently eas­ier for me to tog­gle between the dif­fer­ent apps than it is to use life­topix.  If life­topix were at least as easy as using mul­ti­ple apps with the added ben­e­fit of being able to link things then you will have a winner.


    • LifeTopix Support
      May 07, 2012

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks very much for your feed­back. We have some ideas we have been explor­ing for pre­cisely how to address this issue. We’re actively inves­ti­gat­ing those right now in hopes that we’ll be able to include some­thing in the next release, or the release after that.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


  55. Jim Bertolina
    May 04, 2012

    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).

    I am a prod­uct designer (med­ical device) and in the past have fallen into the trap of try­ing to gen­er­al­ize user inter­faces so that they can be all things to all peo­ple only to learn that 90% of our users were using 10% of the fea­tures. We then took the approach of opti­miz­ing the tool for the most oft used fea­tures and we greatly enhanced the user expe­ri­ence. We kept the full func­tion­al­ity but that was acces­si­ble through an “advanced” user screen. We needed to do this to keep our power users happy but I sus­pect they would have adapted had we elim­i­nated that option alto­gether. I have been using iPads now since the first iPad was released and have been look­ing for a sin­gle app that lets me orga­nize my life. Yours is the first that I have been able to find that has tack­led this con­cept; it’s just that it needs to be more nat­ural to use for the “basics”.


    • LightArrow
      May 04, 2012

      Hi Jim,
      First of all, thank you so much for your very thought­ful com­ments.
      We totally agree. We have strug­gled with the bal­ance of “the power and com­plete­ness” of the app with “sim­plic­ity and opti­mized for com­mon usage” aspect from the begin­ning. With each update of the app, we have been mak­ing incre­men­tal improve­ments with­out back­ing off on our vision of a com­plete app that inter­con­nects related things nat­u­rally. You’ll be happy to hear that our next major release (5.0, due in mid-June) is 90% about usabil­ity improve­ments and an over­haul of the ini­tial screens to make the app a lot more intu­itive.
      Users like you moti­vate us — peo­ple who get what we are try­ing to accom­plish (unlike the hun­dreds of other cute lit­tle list apps). But we have much to learn and improve on deliv­er­ing on our vision with the ease of use expected by our users.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Jim Bertolina
        May 04, 2012

        BTW, I would love to be a beta tester/user if you would con­sider that. As I noted in my orig­i­nal post, I have exten­sive user-interface/human-factors expe­ri­ence both as a user and as a designer and would be a good per­son to test ideas and con­cepts on (IMO)…


        • LightArrow
          May 04, 2012

          Thank you, Jim! It’s not easy to give builds remotely to non-developer pro­vi­sioned devices for beta test­ing. What we do with some users (that are very actively work with us) is share screen­shots and ideas on how to solve a prob­lem (in their area of inter­est) and get their feed­back. We’d love to do that with you — we’ll reach out to you espe­cially on the task related usabil­ity you men­tioned, as well as other things.
          We truly appre­ci­ate your engage­ment.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  56. James
    Apr 11, 2012

    Hey guys, I noticed in 4.2 you are test­ing Book­marks His­tory. Does that mean the in-app inter­net browser will finally have a back but­ton? Pretty please!


    • LifeTopix Support
      Apr 11, 2012

      Hi James,

      We’re pro­vid­ing a way for you to access the last 10 pages you visited.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


  57. Véronique
    Mar 05, 2012

    Hello,
    no more detail about the new icon ?
    I’m curi­ous… ;-)


    • LightArrow
      Mar 05, 2012

      Dear Véronique,
      Very soon! The 4.1 update is expected to be avail­able by early next week. We sin­cerely hope you like what our graphic design­ers did. :)
      We love hav­ing users like you — thanks for your sup­port!
      Team LightArrow


  58. Netjera
    Feb 27, 2012

    4) The account bal­ance should reflect all trans­ac­tions after the bal­ance date, but there was a bug in 3.0.2 where this wasn’t hap­pen­ing in cer­tain cir­cum­stances. We believe we have fixed this in 4.0, but we would ask you to please con­tact us via our sup­port email to just give us a few of the rel­e­vant details (account type, bal­ance, and bal­ance date of the account; trans­ac­tion type, with­drawal or deposit, trans­ac­tion date and amount of each trans­ac­tion) so that we can add this to our test suite and make sure we haven’t missed an edge case.”

    Thanks for the response! I *think* I fig­ured out what was hap­pen­ing. I had an ini­tial bal­ance date of 1/29 with a trans­ac­tion ALSO on that date. The trans­ac­tion was a deposit for $70, which wasn’t being counted. I changed the ini­tial bal­ance date to 1/28, and it counted the $70 deposit on the 29th. Now the total looks fine. SO.. my assump­tion is that you can NOT have ANY trans­ac­tions on your ini­tial bal­ance date that you want to include in your totals. I’m going to dou­ble check the other accounts, and play with it a bit more, and if I dis­cover any­thing else, I will cer­tainly con­tact sup­port. But, as it stands, I *think* it’s work­ing prop­erly now. Thanks!

    (Oh and thanks for the Ever­note sup­port! I’m still play­ing with that, and try­ing to fig­ure it out, so I’ll let y’all know how I fare!)


    • LifeTopix Support
      Feb 28, 2012

      You are cor­rect. Since the bal­ance date is a date only field and not a date and time field, the bal­ance cal­cu­la­tion includes only trans­ac­tions whose dates are later than the bal­ance date, not later than or equal to.

      We real­ize that this is not prac­ti­cal in all cases, so for the next release we will be chang­ing this to allow you to spec­ify a date and time for the bal­ance and trans­ac­tions and both of those will be taken into con­sid­er­a­tion when we cal­cu­late the balance.

      Then we’ll only have an issue if you have a trans­ac­tion at the same date/hour/minute as the bal­ance. If it gets to that, then we’ll just have to allow you to spec­ify those down to a mil­lisec­ond gran­u­lar­ity. ;-)

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow.


  59. Netjera
    Feb 09, 2012

    I love this app. There are a cou­ple of fea­tures I’d like to see, if at all pos­si­ble, please.

    1) I’ve men­tioned some­where else that Siri inte­gra­tion would be incred­i­ble. I use Siri for instant reminders and notes, and hav­ing those tied into Life­topix would be such a time-saver. A pos­si­ble workaround would be to hook into the iPhone apps, sim­i­lar to what you did with the cal­en­dar. That way things made in the res­i­dent iPhone apps via Siri could be reflected in Life­topix, if full Siri sup­port isn’t possible.

    2) I can’t WAIT for Ever­note func­tion­al­ity. I’ve made the switch from Spring­pad to Ever­note and I love it. I use Ever­note for project track­ing, and to be able to pull up those check­lists inside of Life­topix would be really great.

    3) Cross func­tion­ing with Berokyo, or greater flex­i­bil­ity in attach­ing files would be really help­ful. I can’t save res­i­dent iPhone notes or tasks, and bring them into Life­topix. I have files in Life­topix which were down­loaded from Drop­box, but which I can’t seem to link with the projects I need them for. I’ve cre­ated notes in Life­topix, but I can’t seem to attach those to the projects they’re for, either. I’m a lit­tle unclear about how this sec­tion is sup­posed to actu­ally work.

    4) Changes to the finan­cial sec­tion, to make it clearer. I know a lot of folks are inter­ested in the abil­ity to pay bills from Life­topix, but I really hope that will be optional and not a manda­tory func­tion. I think that hav­ing a sin­gle app to con­trol all of my bill pay­ments is a bit risky. I’m just not com­fort­able with that yet. I pay all my bills directly, online, via indi­vid­ual agree­ments with ven­dors, so I don’t really need a fea­ture like this. I would, how­ever, really like to see the accounts able to keep a run­ning total. I wanted to use the finan­cial sec­tion like I’d use Quicken or Money. I set up an account for my bank account, and then started list­ing trans­ac­tions (all trans­ac­tions were after the bal­ance date). How­ever, the account still shows the orig­i­nal bal­ance, and not an updated total, which makes it less-than use­ful for me. :( Any chance this will be in a future release?

    Thanks again for such a great app! I’m wait­ing with bated breath for the mid-February update! :)


    • LifeTopix Support
      Feb 10, 2012

      Hi Net­jera,

      Thanks very much for your thought­ful suggestions!

      1) We are eager to see what Apple makes avail­able to us in terms of the Siri inter­faces they are going to expose to app devel­op­ers. In the mean time, you pose an inter­est­ing idea for a workaround. Unfor­tu­nately, at this point Apple does not pro­vide us any inter­faces that allow us access into the native Reminders app — we wish they would! The notes inte­gra­tion might be pos­si­ble, given the cur­rently avail­able inter­faces, so we’ll give that some consideration.

      2) We can’t wait for our 4.0 release to be avail­able for you so you can have the Ever­note inte­gra­tion (and iCloud Sync, and other fea­tures in 4.0)! We are in final test­ing now, so it shouldn’t be much longer.

      3) In the cur­rent release (3.0.2), we made item types like tasks, reminders, check­lists, audio, video, pho­tos, etc. a com­po­nent of almost every topic object. That allowed you to cre­ate a new reminder/checklist/audio/video/photo/etc to the topic object you are defin­ing, and that was step 1. Step 2 of this will be to allow you to pick and choose an exist­ing reminder/checklist/audio/video/photo/etc to asso­ciate with a topic object, much they way you can with tasks today.

      4) The account bal­ance should reflect all trans­ac­tions after the bal­ance date, but there was a bug in 3.0.2 where this wasn’t hap­pen­ing in cer­tain cir­cum­stances. We believe we have fixed this in 4.0, but we would ask you to please con­tact us via our sup­port email to just give us a few of the rel­e­vant details (account type, bal­ance, and bal­ance date of the account; trans­ac­tion type, with­drawal or deposit, trans­ac­tion date and amount of each trans­ac­tion) so that we can add this to our test suite and make sure we haven’t missed an edge case.

      Thanks again for your loy­alty and feedback!

      Team LightAr­row.


      • Theresa
        Apr 05, 2013

        Have you heard any more about Apple giv­ing devel­op­ers access to Siri so you could incor­po­rate it in your app. I have already been using another app for over 2 years and I was brows­ing and saw your app as more fea­tures. The one fea­ture I need to any task app is being able to use Siri to cre­ate the entry for me. So many times I am dri­ving or run­ning and some­thing pops in my head and wish I could get that added in an app besides using the Siri task.


        • LightArrow
          Apr 06, 2013

          Hi Theresa,
          Today, when you add device Reminder app entries and device Cal­en­dar app entries using Siri, those are auto­mat­i­cally picked up by Life­Topix and shown in the Agenda, My Cal­en­dar and Event topic views. Also, in Life­Topix, when you are adding an item, you can speak the title and detail text using the micro­phone icon in the key­board. We are look­ing into tak­ing fur­ther advan­tage of Siri to add notes and other items into Life­Topix directly, as well as cre­at­ing items in Life­Topix from emails.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  60. Joe
    Jan 14, 2012

    again add to ear­lier com­ments — love to see this in an Android form

    Joe


  61. Thom
    Jan 08, 2012

    I would love to see a Pass­word Keeper Mod­ule added to the app.


  62. Logan
    Jan 02, 2012

    I’ll also put in for Android. I think your pro­gram looks awe­some, and I am going to rec­om­mend it to a friend who has an iPhone, but I have an Android phone, so I can’t use your program.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Jan 02, 2012

      Thank you, Logan!
      We’ll update the roadmap with our plans and time­frame for Android once we have a bet­ter assess­ment.
      Team LightArrow


      • Jeffry
        Feb 22, 2012

        I too look for­ward to an Android Ver­sion if it comes on your roadmap. I have been look­ing for exactly this kind of app for my Kin­dle Fire (android com­pat­i­ble, but through Ama­zon Android App Store — which unfor­tu­nately is dif­fer­ent than just the Android app store). If you do get an Android ver­sion going, I don’t know what it takes to have both Ama­zon and Android app stores sell it, but I hope you will at least look into it. Thank you.
        Jeff


        • LifeTopix Support
          Feb 22, 2012

          Hi Jeff,

          Thanks very much for your input.

          When we get to the point of work­ing on the Android ver­sion of Life­Topix, we’ll make sure we look at what it takes to make it avail­able on as many of the Android mar­ket­places as possible.

          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


    • ahansen
      Jan 05, 2012

      Best look­ing orga­ni­za­tion app I’ve seen. I need an Android ver­sion as well! i will be check­ing back.


  63. Ivan
    Jan 01, 2012

    I used app on russ­ian lang. There­fore I need make any items in my native lang. Add please pos­si­bil­ity to edit title of main cat­e­gories (of all items). This is important.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Jan 01, 2012

      Dear Ivan,
      It is in our plans to do so, but we don’t have a spe­cific time­frame yet. We’ll update our roadmap page once we have a bet­ter idea. Thank you for using Life­Topix.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  64. Braindonkey
    Oct 09, 2011

    Oh yea. I for­got a big request. Lol

    Shar­ing. For exam­ple, shared gro­cery lists. Or shared events. Abil­ity to invite peo­ple to sync with your topic, on a per topic basis. Like, I want my busi­ness part­ner to be able to add to my busi­ness assets, and i want my addi­tions to add to his busi­ness assets list, but I do not want him to be able to add to my home assets. I think this would kill the need for other apps, like Gro­cery IQ as an exam­ple off the top of my head.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Oct 09, 2011

      Dear Brain­don­key,
      Thanks so much for the kind words and the sug­ges­tions in this and the pre­vi­ous com­ment.
      We do cur­rently sup­port email based shar­ing of shop­ping lists, events, projects, tasks etc. We do intend to make the shar­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion more like what you’re say­ing. Excit­ing things are on the way!
      We plan to improve our exist­ing “Near Me” fea­ture for tasks, notes, shop­ping items etc for improved geofenc­ing — includ­ing auto­mated loca­tion based reminders. Also, sync is in progress — we don;t have an time­frame for that but we want to make it drop dead sim­ple.
      We do agree that the value of our app is a lot higher than what we charge for it. But we have a one way to go, and intend to always raise that bar on value for money in the app space.
      We are truly excited about where we’re tak­ing the app — dri­ven both by our vision for it as well as feed­back from savvy users. We truly appre­ci­ate your sug­ges­tions!
      Best regards,
      TEam LightArrow


    • Netjera
      Feb 27, 2012

      Shar­ing. For exam­ple, shared gro­cery lists. Or shared events. Abil­ity to invite peo­ple to sync with your topic, on a per topic basis. Like, I want my busi­ness part­ner to be able to add to my busi­ness assets, and i want my addi­tions to add to his busi­ness assets list, but I do not want him to be able to add to my home assets. I think this would kill the need for other apps, like Gro­cery IQ as an exam­ple off the top of my head.”

      I don’t know. I’d like to see the abil­ity to pull my Gro­cery IQ list into Life­Topix, but the rea­son I don’t use Life­Topix for gro­cery shop­ping, is because I use the Gro­cery IQ scan fea­ture so much. Ide­ally, a gro­cery app that com­bined Gro­cery IQ’s abil­ity to scan items,and Gro­cery Pal’s abil­ity to search for local fliers and coupons, would be per­fect for me. There isn’t a com­bined app that I’ve found so far.

      I con­tem­plated men­tion­ing a more com­pre­hen­sive gro­cery app as a Life­topix pos­si­bil­ity, but there comes a point where an app with so many mod­ules will become unwieldy to create/maintain with so many lit­tle, indi­vid­ual details included. Of course, if that’s where LightAr­row is going, “The ONE TRUE app..” lol.. then we’d all bet­ter be pre­pared to be patient for that per­fect app, because it will take a while to get every­thing together. I, for one, am ready to wait though. :)


      • LifeTopix Support
        Feb 28, 2012

        We agree that bar­code scan­ning would be a nice exten­sion to our shop­ping topic and that is one thing we have wanted to add to our prod­uct for a while now. The last time we researched this, the com­mer­cial ver­sions of the prod­uct data­base that could be licensed were pro­hib­i­tively expen­sive, and the free or less expen­sive ver­sions were not quite robust enough to meet our qual­ity standards.

        We’ll re-visit that again to see if things have changed. Fail­ing that, since Gro­cery IQ has online access, we’ll inves­ti­gate the pos­si­bil­ity of being able to import Gro­cery IQ lists into Life­Topix Shopping.

        Best regards,
        Team LightArrow.


  65. Braindonkey
    Oct 09, 2011

    As oth­ers have said, mind bog­gling how much stuff this thing can track. I’m still try­ing to fig­ure out how to uti­lize it all effectively.

    A cou­ple of requests,suggestions,etc.

    Geofenc­ing would be great, which I assume is avail­able in the ios5 API, and apple didn’t keep it pri­vate. Elim­i­nates need for apple reminders app.

    Sync between devices auto­mat­i­cally. I know you could backup and restore, but that’s annoy­ing :)

    Web access. Then you have no more apple/windows Dev issues.

    Raise price. Lol. Or at least do online Fea­tures and charge for them. $5 is a Steal.


  66. Nikki
    Aug 30, 2011

    Any plans for a Mac app? Would love to have the abil­ity to use my com­puter for some!


    • LifeTopix Support
      Aug 30, 2011

      Hi Nikki!
      Thanks for your ques­tion. Yes, we are work­ing on a Mac client for Life­Topix, tar­geted for this Sep­tem­ber. The Mac client can access Life­Topix on the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for view­ing, edit­ing and adding data. In other words, with Life­Topix run­ning on your “iDe­vice”, you can access its data via a Mac for eas­ier data entry and updates. We are very excited about this as many of our users have asked for this capa­bil­ity. We hope this helps with what you are look­ing for.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  67. Devin
    Aug 02, 2011

    I’ve spent a lit­tle over a month with the app and I LOVE IT! I’m com­ing from a “Win­dows World” and the inter­op­er­abil­ity is impres­sive!! One thing I’d like is for the Finan­cial Topic to have the abil­ity to inter­act with web­sites in order to import the finan­cial data in a CSV file or some other stan­dard­ized format.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Aug 02, 2011

      Hi Devin,
      Thanks so much for the com­pli­ments! Such words make our day! :)
      We added CSV import for sev­eral data items in 2.0, but have not yet extended that to the data in the Finances topic. What kinds of finan­cial infor­ma­tion would you like to import into Life­Topix? To help us pri­or­i­tize, would you mind shar­ing with us some exam­ple sce­nar­ios that you’d like to see the prod­uct do?
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Devin
        Aug 15, 2011

        Thank you for your reply. I apol­o­gize for reply­ing after so long. What I’d like to be able to import into Life­Topix is the date of trans­ac­tion, to whom the trans­ac­tion was made, the amount of the trans­ac­tion, and what account was affected by the trans­ac­tion. Also, I see that accounts can be deb­ited on a recur­ring basis, is there a way for accounts to be cred­ited, so that they can reflect the entry of my paycheck?

        Although I’m still work­ing my way through Life­Topix (the capa­bil­i­ties are mind bog­gling!), what I’d like to be able to do with the Finance por­tion is some­thing like the fol­low­ing. In the morn­ing I would down­load the lat­est trans­ac­tions from my account in a CSV file (or some other for­mat that Life­Topix accepts) and import it into Life­Topix. This would update all the bal­ances for my accounts by reflect­ing any trans­ac­tions since the last down­load. As I go through my day, I can either add cash, credit or debit card trans­ac­tions into Life­Topix as they occur or (even bet­ter) Life­Topix per­forms peri­odic down­loads of the file and updates itself.


        • LifeTopix Support
          Aug 15, 2011

          Hi Devin,
          Excel­lent sug­ges­tions! Thanks for the well-thought out, prac­ti­cal sce­nar­ios. We’ll incor­po­rate this into our cur­rent plans for mov­ing the Finances topic for­ward, and hope­fully be able to deliver parts of it very soon. We’ll update you once we have our fea­tures planned a lit­tle bet­ter in order to see how they’ll accom­mo­date the needs you’ve listed.
          We truly appre­ci­ate your input.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  68. ericka
    Jul 30, 2011

    android?


    • LifeTopix Support
      Jul 31, 2011

      Hi Ericka,

      Thanks for your ques­tion. We have indeed thought about cre­at­ing an Android ver­sion down the road, but we don’t have an esti­mated time frame for that yet. As you know, both the mar­ket­place and the under­ly­ing tech­nol­ogy for Android apps are quite dif­fer­ent from Apple’s App Store and under­ly­ing tech­nol­ogy. There­fore, we have to sort through all that, all while main­tain­ing the very fast pace we have been on for all the fea­tures we have been devel­op­ing (and have planned!) for the product.

      For sure, we will announce those plans with great fan­fare on our roadmap once we do reach the point where we have nailed down a time frame.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Leo
        Sep 07, 2011

        Just want to sec­ond the request for an Android app. I have an iPad and my spouse has an Android tablet and it would be won­der­ful if we could use this on both plat­forms. I know these things take time, but I just wanted to let you know that I think there is a big mar­ket for hav­ing this run cross-platform. :)


        • Gerry
          Nov 30, 2011

          Yeah! What Erika said!! I’ll make the third request for an Android app, and we all know that the third time’s a charm!

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