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  1. Brian
    Apr 16, 2014

    I have been log­ging a daily health stat. I want to be able to show only the last 30 or 60 days of stats on a bar graph or plot, but I can­not find a way to do that. “Most Recent” doesn’t give me a way to restrict the num­ber. What is the solution?


  2. Brian
    Apr 16, 2014

    I have been log­ging a daily health stat since last fall, using a bar graph as the most intu­itive pic­ture of my progress. How­ever, the num­ber of entries has now grown to more than 150, and this is too unwieldy. I want to be able to show only the last 30 or 60 days of stats on the graph, but I can­not find a way to do that. “Most Recent” doesn’t give me a way to restrict the num­ber. What is the solution?


    • Team LightArrow
      Apr 16, 2014

      Hi Brian,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

      Unfor­tu­nately, there is no way to spec­ify a date range when view­ing the health data.
      Our next major update (8.1) is tar­geted for May. We’ll either have the capa­bil­ity to spec­ify date range when view­ing health graph in that update, or soon thereafter.

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

      Jeff
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin TX


  3. K. B
    Mar 29, 2014

    One of my other apd allow for a music
    Or sound alert is this avail­able
    I use a notes apt a lot. What is your
    Way to list by name diff things you want to refer too. Thanks


    • LightArrow
      Mar 29, 2014

      Hi,

      Cur­rently, a local noti­fi­ca­tion fires at the time of the appoint­ment (with the stan­dard iOS noti­fi­ca­tion sound). You can also add addi­tional noti­fi­ca­tions to the appoint­ment in its detail view, and you can also get an alert from the iOS Cal­en­dar reminder that is cre­ated for the appointment.

      We do plan to sup­port con­fig­urable sounds for the alerts in the future.

      Best regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  4. K. B
    Mar 29, 2014

    How do you set up reoc­cur­ring apts
    For upcom­ing months. I said no when I
    Installed app about let­ting my con­tacts
    To b. Included. How do I allow them to b
    Apart of pro­gram. Thanks


    • LightArrow
      Mar 29, 2014

      Hi,

      Thanks for reach­ing out!

      On the sec­ond issue, you can go to the device’s Set­tings app, go into Pri­vacy and enable access to Con­tacts, etc. for the app.
      On the first issue, if you tap on the Repeat Sched­ule field in the appoint­ment or task detail, you can con­fig­ure daily/weekly/monthly repeat sched­ules with var­i­ous cus­tom options.
      Please reach out to us at support@lightarrow.com if you have any addi­tional questions.

      Best regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  5. Steve Lavender
    Mar 11, 2014

    Hi, I just installed ver­sion 8.0. Now to enter data in my hot list items it takes three touches to get to the entry screen. Is there a shorter cut?
    I use this to keep track of my work­out data at the gym and I don’t wear my glasses there. Adding clicks to get to the screen is harder, plus con­fig­ure, remove from hot list and delete are “once in a great while” options, whereas view and edit are “every­day” items.
    Any help for this that I’ve not yet uncovered?


    • LightArrow
      Mar 11, 2014

      Steve,
      Thanks for reach­ing out! We made every­thing con­sis­tent for bet­ter usabil­ity with the “fat cells.” How­ever, as you’ve pointed out, that added extra taps in some areas. We’ll keep tweak­ing that case by case to reduce taps. We appre­ci­ate your feed­back!
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  6. Jose Fernandez
    Feb 10, 2014

    Is there any way to make this pro­gram work with met­ric units? Believe or not, no every­body uses miles, pounds inches, etc. The set­tings tab does not seem to have any­thing to allow the met­ric sys­tem to be default.


    • Team LightArrow
      Feb 11, 2014

      Hi Jose,

      Sorry for the con­fu­sion. To change the units you can sim­ply go to “Set­tings” –> “Man­age Cat­e­gories” –> “Log Entry Units” and locate the “inches” or “miles” units. Tap­ping on the dis­clo­sure but­ton (located to the right of the item in the list) will allow you to edit the details of the unit includ­ing chang­ing the name. For exam­ple tap­ping on the dis­clo­sure but­ton for “miles” allows you to change the name to “kilo­me­ters” if you wish. The same can be done for the other units as well.

      Please do not hes­i­tate to reach out to us if you have any fur­ther questions.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin Texas


  7. Michael
    Jan 13, 2014

    How do install updates ?


    • Team LightArrow
      Jan 13, 2014

      Hi Michael,

      To install updates to an iOS app, open the App Store app and go to the “Updates” sec­tion. You will see a list of all the apps installed on your iOS device. If an update exists for our app you will find our app in the list. Then tap the “Update” but­ton to the right of the app to update it.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  8. Karen
    Jan 10, 2014

    Is there a way to add US hol­i­days automayically


  9. Hallie
    Jan 06, 2014

    Hello. This is a two-part question/need.

    1. Is there any way to cre­ate a new check­list that allows you to browse/add projects and tasks so you can deter­mine your pri­or­i­ties and agenda for the day (check­list for day-to-day agenda)? I have entered a “brain dump” into life­topix for all my open projects and deter­mined tasks that need to be com­pleted. How­ever, I have NOT set due dates because cap­tur­ing all the infor­ma­tion and action items was the first step that needed to be taken before assign­ing a time­line and pri­or­i­tiz­ing the work.

    2. Is there any way to print out all of your projects and asso­ci­ated items (tasks, check lists, notes, etc)? At this point, I can­not get orga­nized and can­not plan my work because every­thing is an amor­phous bunch of tasks that need to be done with no pri­or­i­ti­za­tion or timeline.

    I own two busi­nesses, am a doc­toral stu­dent work­ing on qual­i­fy­ing exams and dis­ser­ta­tion research, teacher, run­ning the school gallery and also man­ag­ing a big city con­tract for a plan­ning project. I was really excited about this appli­ca­tion and spent a ton of time set­ting it up. I researched pro­duc­tiv­ity apps for weeks because I wanted to avoid this sit­u­a­tion of wast­ing (yet again) a large chunk of time on a tech­nol­ogy tool that ends up fail­ing to meet my needs. Your com­pany had great reviews and I’m impressed with your active engage­ment with the cus­tomers in your knowl­edge base. I hope you can give me some work­able strate­gies here. Oth­er­wise, I antic­i­pate hav­ing to jump ship due to this being non-functional for my useage.


    • LightArrow
      Jan 06, 2014

      Hi Hal­lie,
      Thanks for reach­ing out! It might be eas­ier to set up a call and go over things.
      If you wish to do that, please email us: sup­port @ lightar­row . com (with­out the spaces) and we’ll set up a call.
      Team LightArrow


  10. Angi
    Jan 03, 2014

    Dear LightAr­row,
    I’m a new user and lov­ing your app. I’m just get­ting used to the func­tion­al­ity of Life­Topix. Please can you tell me whether if I add an event in the wrong cat­e­gory it’s pos­si­ble to sim­ply drag and drop it to a new, more suit­able loca­tion instead of hav­ing to recre­ate the event all over again in the cor­rect loca­tion. I’m not used to the cat­e­gory descrip­tions so i’m adding my events in the wrong loca­tion and then see­ing a bet­ter place to put it and then hav­ing to start over!

    Many thanks for your help.

    Angi


    • LightArrow
      Jan 03, 2014

      Hi Angi,
      Thanks for the kind words and the ques­tion!
      If you tap on the event to see its detail, you can tap on its Cat­e­gory cell to change its cat­e­gory to the one you want, and tap Save. After that, it’ll appear in the right place.
      Please let us know if we can help with any­thing else.
      Team LightArrow


  11. SandyH
    Jan 01, 2014

    I’ve only been using this app for a few days but I think it’s really going to work for me. One fea­ture request–unless it’s already pos­si­ble and I’m just not see­ing it: It would be great to be able to set up a task whose due date is depen­dent on a prior task’s com­ple­tion, in the vein of Microsoft Project. I have sev­eral long-term projects in which later tasks can’t start until pre­vi­ous tasks are com­pleted. Right now, I’m guess­ing at when I think I’ll get the prior tasks done and set­ting dead­lines accord­ingly. But if I get off-schedule, I’ll have tasks pop­ping up at all the wrong times. It would be really won­der­ful to be able to plan out a project into the future with depen­den­cies, in which tasks kick into gear once the pre­vi­ous task is completed.


    • Team LightArrow
      Jan 01, 2014

      Hi Sandy,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      Our roadmap includes many pow­er­ful enhance­ment to our tasks and projects topic includ­ing sup­port for task depen­den­cies as well as task hier­ar­chies. We are work­ing very hard to wrap up work in our 8.0 update (which we antic­i­pate will be avail­able this month) which will include some enhance­ments to the task and project topic. After we release our 8.0 update we plan to start work­ing on the task depen­dency and task hier­ar­chy support.

      We appre­ci­ate your patience.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  12. Robert W
    Aug 13, 2013

    I just loaded My.Agenda and all its add-ins. — Great App, I was always look­ing for such an inte­gra­tive app: to see cal­en­dar and Todo’s together, to include Exchange data via iOS. I now played around, moved all my data into My.Agenda. There are more than 100 undated tasks as reminders of things to be done in the future. I won­der how to fil­ter them b cat­e­gories. Also a fil­ter in projects would be con­ve­nient. So to say: when I look onto the Tasks and Projects view, I would like to see only those items for a spe­cific cat­e­gory (to dis­tin­guish work and pri­vate).
    I have read through the Help, blogs, etc. but couldn’t find any hint for fil­ter­ing in a view.
    Please let me know how I can use My.Agenda for this pur­pose.
    Thanks,
    Robert


    • LightArrow
      Aug 13, 2013

      Hi Robert,
      Thanks for reach­ing out with the kind words and the sug­ges­tion! In our next update (due around early Sep­tem­ber), we have added the abil­ity to view tasks grouped by Cat­e­gory, Con­text Tag, Sta­tus, Pri­or­ity, Due Date (grouped by Month), and Asso­ci­ated Project, etc. We plan to enhance the fil­ter­ing fur­ther as well in a future update. We hope the enhance­ments in the early Sep­tem­ber update will help with what you have pointed out.
      Please reach out to us as you have addi­tional sug­ges­tions or ques­tions.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  13. Sheryl
    Jun 08, 2013

    I can’t get my iPod touch 5 and my MAC’s Life­Topix Air Access to work together. They are both con­nected to my Wi-Fi, both run­ning in the fore­ground, both con­nected to iCloud. When I open Life­Topix Air Access it doesn’t find the device. I just got my iPod and read all the reviews on orga­ni­za­tion aps, so had high hopes when I chose Life­Topix. Any clue what I’m doing wrong?


    • LightArrow
      Jun 08, 2013

      Hi Sheryl,
      Thank you for reach­ing out. We are sorry you are hav­ing this issue, and we’ll work with you to resolve it.
      Can you check one thing real quick — from Life­Topix Set­tings, My Set­tings, can you see if “AirAc­cess Enabled” is set to Yes? If not, please set it to Yes and tap Save.
      Also, can you ver­ify the ver­sion of Life­Topix in its Set­tings view under About?
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Sheryl
        Jun 09, 2013

        Well that cer­tainly was a sim­ple fix…thank you. I will need time to fig­ure out how to use both of them together. I noticed that you can’t do every­thing on Air Access the same. For exam­ple I couldn’t add a task to a project only on the iPod and not all the notes are acces­si­ble. It may just be part of my learn­ing curve. I’m very pleased that I can use a full size key­board to add things. Great feature!


        • LightArrow
          Jun 09, 2013

          Hi Sheryl,
          Glad to hear it! Yes, AirAc­cess sup­ports the most fre­quently used data, and not all of it yet. We plan to improve it with updates in the near future.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  14. JAMIE
    May 31, 2013

    I am very excited by the thought of the orga­ni­za­tion this app will give me how­ever I am hav­ing the hard­est time fig­ur­ing out where to start or how to use any of the functions!!


    • LightArrow
      May 31, 2013

      Hi Jamie,
      Thanks for reach­ing out! We’d gladly to a phone ses­sion with you to go over the app, and also learn which aspects of it some­times make it con­fus­ing for new users. If you are open to that, please email us at sup­port @ lightar­row . com (with­out the spaces) and we’ll sched­ule a time. We are located in Austin, Texas (cen­tral time).
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  15. Mark
    May 25, 2013

    Life­Topix is quickly becom­ming one of my favorite pro­duc­tiv­ity appli­ca­tions. I would like to see the abil­ity to search within the appli­ca­tion. Also the check­lists are a great addi­tion to the pro­duc­tiv­ity appli­ca­tion, but if we could assign the check­list to a task it would be help­ful to track the sta­tus and % com­plete of the task.


    • LightArrow
      May 25, 2013

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks a bunch! We do have Search (acces­si­ble from the Quick Menu on bot­tom left) that goes across sev­eral things in Life­Topix. We are improv­ing it in 7.0 (early-June) and will con­tinue to improve it in future updates based on user feed­back. We like the idea of check­lists asso­ci­ated with tasks. In 7.0, check­lists have a due date as well (so you can treat it like a list of things to be done by a cer­tain date).
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  16. Yong
    Feb 24, 2013

    Is it pos­si­ble to limit the time dis­play in cal­en­dar from 00.00–00.00 to 07.00–23.00?


    • LifeTopix Support
      Feb 25, 2013

      Hi Yong,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      This is a very pop­u­lar request from our users and we hope to have this fea­ture avail­able in our next update or shortly thereafter.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  17. Anna
    Feb 05, 2013

    Hi! Can I use Life­topix to col­lab­o­rate with some­one? I would like to col­lab­o­rate with one per­son only.


    • LifeTopix Support
      Feb 05, 2013

      Hi Anna,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      You can share and col­lab­o­rate from the “Dis­cuss” sec­tion (Face­book, Twit­ter, Email, SMS icons) acces­si­ble from the side panel of the trip, task, shop­ping list, project, etc. detail view.

      Here is a video show­ing how Life­Topix sup­ports col­lab­o­ra­tion. The look of the app is older but the process is the same.
      http://www.youtube.com/embed/wLHHJVgamHc?autoplay=1&hd=1

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  18. Diana McMenamin
    Jan 26, 2013

    Hi
    This is prob­a­bly a stu­pid ques­tion, but I haven’t fig­ured out how to make and view a sim­ple to-do list in Life­Topix! I can make check­lists that belong to a project, but how do I get an overview of the things I need to do today?

    Dianna


    • LightArrow
      Jan 26, 2013

      Hi Diana,
      Thanks for reach­ing out with the ques­tion. The Home Agenda view is where you see all your dated items (near term agenda) — tasks, appoint­ments, reminders, trips, etc. You can choose spe­cific check­lists to be avail­able in the Home Agenda view as near term to do lists. The way to do that is tap­ping on “Add” to te right of “To do lists” in the Home Agenda view, and then either “New Check­list” or “Choose Exist­ing Check­list”. If you choose the lat­ter, you cam select an exist­ing one you’d like to have in this view.
      We hope this helps. Please let us know if we can help with any­thing else.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Diana McMenamin
        Jan 27, 2013

        OK, I poked around that func­tion, but just so you know, hav­ing to remem­ber the names of the check­lists and type them in is rather clunky. It would be much eas­ier for the user to select the check­lists from a list!

        Thanks!


        • LightArrow
          Jan 27, 2013

          Hi Diana,
          The “Choose Exist­ing Check­list” option does bring up the exist­ing lists to pick from. Is that not what you are see­ing? Please let us know if we mis­un­der­stood what you meant.
          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  19. MrsEak
    Dec 08, 2012

    Glad I found this app. Increases my pro­duc­tiv­ity! I would like to be able to add my own lists, but until then, I have a request/suggestion:

    Returns” in Shopping

    Thanks!


    • LightArrow
      Dec 08, 2012

      Thanks so much! We do plan to sup­port Things to Return. Some­thing to con­sider int he mean­time — you can cre­ate a shop­pinglist and call it Things to Return, and then add that shop­ping list to the Hot List for easy access.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  20. Terri
    Dec 03, 2012

    Hi, I am still learn­ing about what your won­der­ful app can do. I have an issue with adding tasks — the cal­en­dar now comes up with Octo­ber 1, 2012 every time. How can I change this so that the cur­rent day comes up? Did i acci­den­tally change a default set­ting somewhere?

    A wish request! It would be great to have small options in date lines to “add 1 day“‘ “add 1 week”, “add 1 month” when you have to push out time­lines, if this might be pos­si­ble someday…!

    Thank you!
    Terri


    • LightArrow
      Dec 03, 2012

      Hi Terri,
      Thanks so much for reach­ing out.
      In the My Cal­en­dar view, please tap on the Today but­ton towards the top left. It should per­sist from that point on. When you select a date to go to, it gets per­sisted, and you have to tap Today to reset it. Please let us know if that does not work.
      We like your fea­ture request — it makes per­fect sense. We’ll inves­ti­gate the best way to imple­ment it in the near future.
      Best regards,
      team LightArrow


  21. Cyrus.
    Nov 11, 2012

    Hi, it’s me again. Thank you for the PDF advice, I ini­tially did not save the file, it is nowhere in life­topix, and I do not get a sec­ond chance to save the file, please check this issue. After import­ing the PDF into my doc­u­ments I find I can­not link it to any­thing, would like to link it to my projects file. Try­ing to use Your app to plan and exe­cute a small project.


    • LightArrow
      Nov 12, 2012

      Hi Cyrus,
      If you open a project detail, tap on the [+ Add Item] icon, tap on Cre­ate New, choose File, select Local Files for the folder, tap on the blue cir­cle (>) icon to select a file, go to My Doc­u­ments, tap on the name of the PDF file you had saved ear­lier, tap Set and then Save. That will asso­ciate the down­loaded PDF with the project.
      We hope that helps.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  22. Cyrus.
    Nov 11, 2012

    I opened a .pdf file in life topix and there was no way to save it. Is there a work around. Please help


    • LightArrow
      Nov 11, 2012

      Hi Cyrus,
      When you open a PDF file in Life­Topix from an out­side app such as Email or Drop­box, it opens in a view in Life­Topix that has a action but­ton on the top right, which gives you a Save and a Print option. If you select Save, it saves the file in the folder of Notes + Files > All Fold­ers > Local Files > My Doc­u­ments.
      If you open a PDF file already in Life­Topix in the My Doc­u­ments folder, we do not give a Save option again, but rather the action icon now allows you to open it in other apps.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  23. Cyrus.
    Nov 10, 2012

    Good day, when using projects, I find that pics attached to one item show up in the ‘media’ folder. I am unable to share the pics between projects. Thereby end­ing up with mul­ti­ple pics, with cor­re­spond­ing increase in size. I am slowly but steadily using this app. It’s great.


    • LightArrow
      Nov 11, 2012

      Hi Cyrus,
      Thanks for the ques­tion. In an update in the near future, we’ll add the abil­ity to attach exist­ing pho­tos from the Media folder to projects, trips etc.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  24. Peggy
    Oct 13, 2012

    Could you please instruct me on any font changes I can make. At my age, I need the bold dark font. Thank you. Peggy


    • LightArrow
      Oct 13, 2012

      Hi Peggy,
      We have made the fonts in sev­eral views much more read­able in the 5.1 update com­ing late this month. We apol­o­gize for the incon­ve­nience.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow

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