Events + Appointments

Plan supe­rior events more eas­ily and effec­tively with the Events topic.

Orga­niz­ing events and appoint­ments can be dif­fi­cult with tra­di­tional cal­en­dars. The Events + Appoint­ments topic helps you to eas­ily set up appoint­ments, reminders, events, iOS events and iOS reminders — all from one view.

The Events + Appoint­ments topic deliv­ers pow­er­ful out-of-the-box capa­bil­i­ties beyond any­thing you would expect from an event plan­ning appli­ca­tion. In addi­tion to han­dling basic event infor­ma­tion like event date, loca­tion, invi­tees and co-hosts, seam­less inte­gra­tion with other top­ics enables access to all the related infor­ma­tion you have already cap­tured else­where includ­ing con­tacts, shop­ping lists, tasks, pho­tos and projects. You can also email all your co-hosts or invi­tees from one view, which makes dis­cussing event details with guests, cowork­ers and co-hosts easy. Are you plan­ning a wed­ding, birth­day party or other event that requires RSVPs? Mark those who have con­firmed their response in a few sim­ple taps.

Once your events are cre­ated, you can view every­thing on your cal­en­dar. This spares you from time-consuming data entry and gives you more time to plan your events. Best of all, this inte­gra­tion is two-way.

This topic is included in Life­Topix and is avail­able as an in-app-purchase in My.Agenda.

*Infor­ma­tion based on LightAr­row App Engine 8.

Events + Appoint­ments Touchpoints

Events + Appointments

Tasks + Projects Tasks + Projects: quickly track and act on asso­ci­ated tasks, with task lists, cal­en­dar, and filters
Shopping + Gifts Shop­ping + Gifts: man­age all asso­ci­ated shop­ping, such as prod­ucts, stores, and shop­ping lists for events
Travel + Places Travel + Places: from the Travel + Places topic, man­age appoint­ments for trips, vis­i­tors, places, travel notes, and travel services
People + Services Peo­ple + Ser­vices: from the Peo­ple + Ser­vices topic, asso­ciate appoint­ments with ser­vice providers and ser­vices; directly from an event, asso­ciate ser­vices with events
Health + Goals Health + Goalsfrom the Health + Goals topic, man­age appoint­ments for goals, activ­i­ties, nutri­tion, health stats, and health projects
Finances Finances: asso­ciate expenses with appoint­ments; in the Finances topic, asso­ciate appoint­ments with banks, finan­cial assets, or finan­cial projects
Home + Assets Home + Assets: from the Home + Assets topic, asso­ciate appoint­ments with assets and services
Education Edu­ca­tion: from the Edu­ca­tion topic, asso­ciate appoint­ments with sub­jects, edu­ca­tion projects, and edu­ca­tion notes
Notes + Files, Lists Notes + Files, Lists: asso­ciate and cre­ate notes, check­lists, and files with events; directly asso­ciate notes with appointments
Media Media: eas­ily man­age all asso­ci­ated media, such as pho­tos, video clips, audio clips with events; in the Media topic, asso­ciate media with appoint­ments or events
Bookmarks + Lockers Book­marks + Lock­ers: Man­age all rel­e­vant book­marks from directly within events
LifeTopix Calendar icon My Cal­en­dar: com­plete daily agenda, month/list views: all date rel­e­vant items in one place

20 Comments


  1. Trevor
    Mar 14, 2014

    I just pur­chased Life­topix and am impressed so far. Two ques­tions. Is it pos­si­ble to change the cal­en­dar so a week starts on Mon­day rather than Sun­day? also, is it pos­si­ble to have mul­ti­ple columns in a list?


    • LightArrow
      Mar 14, 2014

      Hi Trevor,
      Thanks for the kind words and the ques­tions!
      We do plan to sup­port Mon­day start for our cal­en­dar Week view in the future — per­haps in 8.1 (April-May) when we focus on improve­ments in the tasks and cal­en­dars area.
      Regard­ing the sec­ond ques­tion, do you mean our Check­lists? What kind of info would you like to see in the addi­tional columns?

      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


      • Trevor
        Mar 14, 2014

        For exam­ple, if I have a check list of books to read, I may want a sec­ond col­umn that spec­i­fies if they are library books, ebooks, or in ibooks, or per­haps a col­umn that lists the num­ber of pages.


        • LightArrow
          Mar 14, 2014

          Hi Trevor,
          Thanks for the exam­ple! Makes sense. We’ll take that into account for a future update.
          Team LightAr­row
          Austin, Texas


  2. Michele
    Mar 27, 2013

    Hiya — just started using your App and I’ve added a future recur­ring event. The event spans over the end of Day­light Sav­ing Time. The first time it shows on the cal­en­dar after the end of DST, the appt time rolls back an hour. Instead of the appt start­ing at 8:30a, it starts at 7:30a. I’ve looked for a DST set­ting to see if I can over­ride what the cal­en­dar is doing, but don’t see one. The cal­en­dar knows that DST ends on Nov 3rd, because the appt time changed that week and the fol­low­ing 3 weeks I have scheduled.

    Thanks for look­ing in to this,
    Michele


    • LifeTopix Support
      Mar 27, 2013

      Hi Michele,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

      We have fixed this issue in our 6.0.1 update which will be avail­able today from the Apple App Store. The fix will pre­vent this issue from hap­pen­ing again when cre­at­ing new repeat sched­ules. To cor­rect your prob­lem, since you have already cre­ated the sched­ule for your event, you can sim­ply open the sched­ule detail for that event and tap the “Save” but­ton (with­out chang­ing any­thing). This will recom­pute the the sched­ule and will fix your issue.

      We are sorry for any inconvenience.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  3. Jeremy Fikelstein
    Feb 20, 2013

    Hi,

    I see that when you cre­ate an event, you can “add item”. I was won­der­ing
    if it’s pos­si­ble to “add item” in reg­u­lar sched­ul­ing (eg. some­thing put into
    your sched­ule in Ical).

    Thanks for your time,
    Jeremy


    • LifeTopix Support
      Feb 20, 2013

      Hi Jeremy,

      You can add a task or an appoint­ment to your Life­Topix event and then set a repeat sched­ule to the task/appointment. The event and the repeat­ing tasks/appointments will show up in your iOS device Cal­en­dar app.

      Or are you ask­ing if you can use the “Add Item” fea­ture to a device event vis­i­ble in LifeTopix?

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  4. Phillip
    Nov 17, 2012

    Can I copy or dupli­cate an event? My kids have sport­ing events weekly, but they don’t repeat con­sis­tently and it would be help­ful to be able to cre­ate an event, copy it, and just change the date and time.


    • LightArrow
      Nov 17, 2012

      Hi Phillip,
      Thanks for the ques­tion. We do sup­port copy for tasks (fromt he detail view, action icon at bot­tom). We plan to add copy for projects, events, and appoint­ments in the near future.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • BrainSCAN
        Nov 14, 2013

        I also miss the func­tion­al­ity of dupli­cat­ing or copy­ing appoint­ments. It is very use­ful in other cal­en­dar apps.

        I wish you add this soon.


        • LightArrow
          Nov 14, 2013

          Great sug­ges­tion! We cur­rently allow copy­ing tasks, projects and check­lists (to do lists), but not appoint­ments.
          We’ll add that in the future.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  5. phillip french
    Nov 13, 2012

    Life­topix imported mul­ti­ple cal­en­dars from my iPhone cal­en­dar app. When I am adding an event to the Life­topix cal­en­dar, how do I assign that event to par­tic­u­lar calendar?


    • LightArrow
      Nov 13, 2012

      Hi Phillip,
      If you got to Set­tings in Life­Topix (gear icon acces­si­ble from bot­tom left arrow menu) and then go into My Set­tings, you’ll see an option for Default Device Cal­en­dar. From there, you can select the one you want Life­Topix to cre­ate items in.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Phillip
        Nov 13, 2012

        I use the dif­fer­ent cal­en­dars to sync to Google Cal­en­dar, which is our main “fam­ily” cal­en­dar. Dif­fer­ent cal­en­dars rep­re­sent dif­fer­ent sched­ules, such as “Maddie’s” events, “Jake’s” events, “Vaca­tion”, etc… So are you say­ing that each time I want to assign an event to a dif­fer­ent cal­en­dar I have to go to the setup menu and choose a dif­fer­ent default cal­en­dar? Is there no easy way to assign a cal­en­dar to an event as I am cre­at­ing the event?


        • LightArrow
          Nov 14, 2012

          Hi Phillip,
          You are cor­rect — right now the tar­get cal­en­dar is set at a sys­tem level. We do plan to allow set­ting it by item as well as cat­e­gory in the future.
          We do allow for the device cal­en­dar event to be opened from Home (What’s Next), My Cal­en­dar, etc., so that you can change the cal­en­dar for the event as a short term fix.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  6. Betty
    Oct 21, 2012

    I would love to see exam­ple posts on appoint­ments vs events and how ios cal­en­dar comes into play. I am get­ting con­fused on how the three work together. I had an appoint­ment and found myself want­ing to attach notes and real­ized attach­ments could only be done with events.


    • LightArrow
      Oct 22, 2012

      Hi Betty,
      In the sim­plest terms, in Life­Topix, an appointent is some­thing like an eye exam or a lunch meet­ing with a client, whereas an event is more involved (host­ing or attend­ing), like a birth­day party, or an open house, etc, where within the event itself, things such as notes, tasks, reminders, check­lists, shop­ping, ser­vices etc. can be asso­ci­ated. Device cal­en­dar items can be seen in Life­Topix in the What’s Next, My Cal­en­dar, and Events views, and can be con­verted into Life­Topix items when you wish to man­age them more like a Life­Topix item (Trip, Visit, Event, Project, Task, etc.).
      We like your advice of mak­ing a blog post and/or video on this topic, and will do so in the near future.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  7. verchie
    Jan 10, 2012

    do you have other videos where you have more exam­ples of how to use the cat­e­gories and other features?


    • LifeTopix Support
      Jan 10, 2012

      Hi Ver­chie,
      We have a great col­lec­tion of tuto­r­ial type videos under out Videos page. Please let us know in which other areas you need addi­tional videos in the future. We are con­stantly adding new videos.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow

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