Best App for Life Organization in the App Store: LifeTopix

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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. However, we are a team 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.

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

New for 2015! Real Estate Professionals, Freelancers, Recruiters, Media Professionals, Solopreneurs, Contractors, Property Managers, Clinics, Instructors, and Service Providers! Using the best of LightArrow App Engine and adding what’s important to you, we are building solutions specifically for you! Please reach out to us if you wish to participate in this effort. Many of you are already successfully using LifeTopix, and have encouraged us to target your profession specifically with the pieces that matter the most to you.

Also, 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
  • LightArrow for Mac:  we are discontinuing AirAccess and and bringing a full app for the Mac – Summer 2015. Other platforms coming later.
  • LightArrow App Engine and  Organizer apps are coming to Windows 10!

LightArrow Organizer for Mac!

  • Coming in September 2015! This app requires Yosemite (version 10.10.x) on the Mac.
  • We finished 4 rounds of beta testing with users in March-July, and are making improvements based on that.
  • We are sill adding a few more beta users in July. Please contact us if interested: contact page.

LightArrow Organizer For Mac Sneak Peek

Next Major Release for iOS  | In Development

  • Updates to all LightArrow apps on iPad and iPhone
  • Target: September 2015
  • LightArrow App Engine 9 (core tech for all apps)
  • Brand new Modern Dashboard
  • Usability enhancements
  • New features
  • Defect fixes

New Major Release | Released December 9

  • Updates to all apps
  • Target: December First Half
  • Integrated Help Center!
  • Usability Enhancements
  • Speed Enhancements
  • Defect Fixes

Previous Major Release | Released October 15

  • LifeTopix 8.2, My.Agenda 3.2, Pro.Calendar 1.1
  • iOS 8 and large iPhones readiness
  • New features, defect fixes, usability and performance enhancements
  • Calendar view improvements as per user feedback
  • Selectable text size in My Settings for several views
  • Increased maximum number of  items in a Locker from 7 to 12
  • Optional setting to automatically remove completed items from Hot List
  • Add photo to payments (similar to expense)
  • Setting for Transactions: Ascending/Descending by date
  • Graphs now support date ranges (Last 30 Days, etc)
  • Light Theme for Graphs (in My Settings)
  • Y-Axis labels for multi-metric graphs when unit and summary are same
  • Text message sharing of Checklists now includes open items
  • Reminder Sets – custom templates for local notification sets (“Lunch Reminders”, “Customer Meeting Reminders”, etc.)
  • Default task creation type for new repeat schedules
  • Event view allows to directly contact (call, text or email) invitees, co-hosts
  • Free “Pro Work Pack” features:
    • Task hierarchy for projects and other topic objects
    • Convert Task to Project, Event, Trip, Visit (can add more data)
    • Convert Appointment to Project, Event, Trip, Visit (can add more data)
    • Convert regular Checklists to “Pro Checkists”: Can contain plain items, tasks, appointments, activities, medication, nutrition, reminders,  shopping items
  • Pro Contacts Pack enhancements:
    • “Call Lists” – multiple lists of people to call, check them off
    • Contact logs: both automatic and manual entry regarding any interactions with contact
    • Computed Metrics: Task Owner: # open tasks, Tasks For: # open tasks
    • Last Contacted Date, auto-computed: Last Interaction Days
    • New Filter settings to utilize Last Contacted date

Previous Major Release | Released July 7

  • LifeTopix 8.1, My.Agenda 3.1
  • Target: Late June
  • NOTE: iOS 6 or above is REQUIRED by our apps starting with this update
  • 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)
  • Simplification of sync and backup setup
  • Light/Dark theme option for top and left navigation!
  • 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
  • Merged Agenda and Calendar View
    • Patent-pending “TimeRibbon” visual
    • Improved Day, Week and Month views
    • Touch to add item in empty slot
    • Sunday/Monday week start based on Locale/Region setting
  • Improved color picker support for drawings and context tags
  • Custom statuses in tasks
  • Optional comments field in bill payment
  • Bulk delete support for Contacts
  • Non-intrusive alerts for rating and backup reminder
  • Asset total values by group
  • Enhanced Reporting, Printing and Email Support:
    • Agenda
    • Assets
    • Contacts
  • Default locker fields for new lockers
  • Manual ordering of undated tasks
  • Status support for projects, assets – support hide items for status
  • Editable titles for photo, drawing, and video
  • Repeat schedules for events
  • 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:
    • Auto-complete for custom fields if previous answers exist
    • Add configurable Status to contact
    • Forms applicability by Group and Status
    • Custom filters in contacts view
  • Pro Inbox Pack enhancements:
    • IMAP and limited Exchange support
    • Email preview
    • Evernote custom feeds with search and convert actions
    • 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)
    • Follow Up (create Quick Inbox Item with due date) for emails, tweets, and Facebook items
    • Flag/Unflag support for emails items
    • Support multiple senders in email feed rule configuration
    • Place converted items (tasks, appointments, notes, quick-inbox items) from within a contact inside the contact detail

Previous 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

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  1. Ervin says:

    hi,
    I’m a very busy business owner and as such we use Microsoft Exchange for all our tasking email calendaring etc.
    I love your app because it brings things together to a degree but not tasks, especially tasks with attachments attached.
    Any thoughts on this..????
    I have looked until exhausted to find someone that supports Exchange with their tasking functionality
    This would make a perfect app!!!

    Reply
    • Team LightArrow says:

      Hi,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. You can create a note with all the attachments you’d like (for eg., file, etc.) and then associate that note to your task by tapping on the “Associate Topic” tile in the task view.

      Another option is from the task view you can convert the task into a project and attach files, etc to the project.

      We do have limited support for Exchange Server. We currently do not support the proprietary Microsoft NTLM authentication due to the limitations of the underlying library we use in our Apps. Corporate MS Exchange installations usually support a few other authentication methods, especially for web and mobile clients.

      All the items on your Exchange calendar (as long as the account is created for your iOS device Calendar app) are accessible from our app’s Agenda and Calendar views, and they can be converted into tasks, projects, etc in our app.

      We will continue to improve our support for Exchange in future updates.

      Hope that helps. Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you have any further questions or comments.

      Team LightArrow
      Austin, Texas

      Reply
  2. Gabriella Mussi says:

    Dear all,
    Have you abandoned the development of a Windows and an Android version of Lifetopix? I would be really really interested in them, but you’re not mentioning them any more in your roadmap. I like Lifetopix very much, there’s no other app like yours, but I’ve got an android phone and a Windows laptop, and I’m waiting for your app to synchronize all devices. Thank you for your work and for your attention. Gabriella.

    Reply
    • Team LightArrow says:

      Hi Gabriella,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      We are currently working on LightArrow Organizer for Mac and plan to have the GA (General Availability) version ready next month (July 2015).

      We are also working hard on LightArrow Organizer for Windows and hope to have it ready by the end of 2015. And, we will work on the Android version after that.

      The Roadmap page is constantly updated as and when we have more information. You can find more information about the status of our products on our Roadmap page: http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/roadmap

      Regards,
      Team LightArrow
      Austin TX

      Reply
  3. Ruth says:

    Hi, I interested on lifetopix for android version since I have both, and a website integration would work great too. as well as those business apps for professionals like nurses, since we work on shifting schedules and different settings sometimes more than one its fairly hard to arrange schedules for these.

    Reply
    • LightArrow says:

      Thank you, Ruth! We hope to make significant progress on additional platform support and profession apps this year. The scheduling feature you bring up is a very important from our perspective, as well as keeping track of time. Thank you for staying engaged, and please keep checking back with us as well as on this page.
      Team LightArrow
      Austin, Texas

      Reply
  4. Jodi Williams says:

    I use Windows 7 at work and Mac at home. Do you have a plan to create a web version that can work on any desktop machines of all operating systems and browsers?

    Reply
    • Team LightArrow says:

      Hi Jodi,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      We are currently working on a full version of LifeTopix for the Mac that will automatically sync with our app on iOS devices. We expect to release the Mac version in the next month, with beta access soon.
      We are also planning to release a Windows version later this year.

      You can find more information about our roadmap for our products at http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/roadmap

      We believe that all of your data should be always stored locally and available to you anytime. We do not use cloud services to store our app data, except for backup and device-device sync (using Dropbox/Box/GDrive or OneDrive). So, we do not envision a web version of our app.
      However, we do integrate with other online services like Toodledo, Evernote, Asana, Google, etc.

      Should you have any further questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact us again.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow
      Austin TX

      Reply
  5. Gabriella says:

    Hello.
    I’m really interested in Lifetopix for Android. Are you planning to release a beta version? Have you already set a deadline?
    And, will I be able to export data in GoogleCalendar (Additional integrations with popular online services (tasks, calendars, fitness, finances, media))?
    And … are you thinking about a webapp … ?

    Thank you. Gabriella.

    Reply
    • Team LightArrow says:

      Hi Gabriella,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      Here is information about the different operating systems we are targeting.

      • LightArrow for Mac: work in progress for improving AirAccess and full app support for macs – first release Spring 2015.
      • LightArrow for Windows: work in progress for full app support for Windows 8.1 PC/tablets – late Summer 2015
      • LightArrow for Android: work in progress, no specific timeframe yet – late 2015 or early 2016.
      Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you have any further questions or comments.

      Jeff
      Team LightArrow
      Austin TX

      Reply
    • Team LightArrow says:

      Hi Maria,

      Thank you for your interest in our Mac app. We are planning to launch our Mac app beta testing program in late February or early March.
      If you’re interested in the beta testing program, please reach out to us (support @ lightarrow.com).

      Team LightArrow
      Austin, Texas

      Reply
  6. sofi says:

    Hello LifeTopix team,
    I would like to volunteer for beta testing for LifeTopix app for Mac platform.
    A Mac app would transform this tool for me – since its so complex and thorough, its hard to use to full potential on iOS.
    Please keep me in the loop,
    Sofi

    Reply
    • LightArrow says:

      Sofi,

      Thanks for reaching out! Yes, we’ll reach out to you when we get the beta going later this month.

      Team LightArrow
      Austin, Texas

      Reply
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