Get More From Your Device Calendar using LifeTopix

Sep­tem­ber 19, 2012 — You can already view your device cal­en­dars (iPad and iPhone Cal­en­dar app) items in var­i­ous views in Life­Topix, such as in What’s Next (Home), in My Cal­en­dar, and in the Events topic.

But did you know that if you tap and hold on a device cal­en­dar item, you can con­vert that into a Life­Topix item (tasks, appoint­ments, projects, trips, etc.)?

An exam­ple — let’s say you are work­ing on a Kitchen Remodel project that you are track­ing in Life­Topix. As you are sched­ul­ing deliv­er­ies of mate­r­ial, let’s say you had cre­ated the deliv­ery of the new kitchen sink in your device cal­en­dar. But now you wish it to be a task in your Kitchen Remodel project in Life­Topix, so that you can more accu­rately track all the steps in the project. No prob­lem! Just tap and hold on the device event vis­i­ble in your Life­Topix view, and you can eas­ily con­vert it into a task, and then asso­ciate that task with your project. Voila!

 

Convert Device Calendar Events into LifeTopix

6 Comments


  1. Rose
    Sep 13, 2013

    Just start­ing to use Life­Topix, so appol­o­gize if this ques­tion has already been cov­ered. Does the Life­Topix cal­en­dar and the Device cal­en­dar post both ways (Will Life­Topix write to the Device & the Device write back to Life­Topix)? My Device cal­en­dar is a shared cal­en­dar and while I need to see those cal­en­dar entries in order not to dou­ble book myself, I do not want the entries (espe­cial­lly reminder, tasks, to-do’s) in my Life­Topix Cal­en­dar to be shared back to the Device cal­en­dar. Is there some way to stop this or do I need to man­age both cal­en­dars sep­a­rately, thus not reap­ing the ben­e­fit of hav­ing both sets of infor­ma­tion together in LifeTopix?


    • Team LightArrow
      Sep 13, 2013

      Hi Rose,

      Life­Topix works directly with the device Cal­en­dar app so you are able to view your device cal­en­dar events in Life­Topix and edit them in Life­Topix too. The device cal­en­dar events are synced between the device Cal­en­dar app and Life­Topix. Life­Topix also pro­vides you with the option to select which cal­en­dars you want to use in the app.

      In the “Set­tings” –> “My Set­tings” view of our app you will find a sec­tion labeled “Device Cal­en­dar Reminders” where you can choose the option to not cre­ate device cal­en­dar events for tasks, reminder, etc.

      Please do not hes­i­tate to reach out to us if you have any oth­ers ques­tions or suggestions.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  2. Vicky
    Apr 23, 2013

    How do I get the cal­en­dar to list national holidays


    • LifeTopix Support
      Apr 24, 2013

      Hi Vicky,

      Thank you for reach­ing to us with your question.

      To include US hol­i­days in the Life­Topix cal­en­dar views you will need to add a cal­en­dar with US hol­i­days to the device’s Cal­en­dar App first.

      Here are the steps to get a cal­en­dar with US hol­i­days on your iOS device:
      1. Tap the Set­tings icon
      2. Tap Mail, Con­tacts, Cal­en­dars
      3. Scroll down and tap Add Account…
      4. Tap Other
      5. Tap Add Sub­scribed Cal­en­dar
      6. In the server field, input: ical.mac.com/ical/US32Holidays.ics — then tap Next
      7. On the next screen, change the name of the cal­en­dar under “Descrip­tion” if you choose — then tap Save

      After adding the US hol­i­day cal­en­dar to your device’s Cal­en­dar app open Life­Topix and make sure the fil­ter for the cal­en­dar includes it.
      Now you will see the hol­i­days in LifeTopix.

      Here is one of our blogs that describes how to add an iOS cal­en­dar: http://lightarrow.com/5-lifetopix-tips-to-help-you-manage-the-family-calendar

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


  3. Emiro
    Oct 01, 2012

    Thanks! Great ser­vice!
    There is another issue. Usu­ally projects do not last a full day. You ded­i­cate sev­eral hours to dif­fer­ent projects. At the moment if I want
    to declare a project with a dura­tion of, say, 3 months, and your team works only two hours a day on it, how do you for­mu­late it? A solu­tion would
    be to be able to repeat projects, so that you could declare a project, e.g. from 2pm to 4pm on Mon­days and Tues­days dur­ing the next three
    months. How­ever, I do not see the “repeat“option in projects.
    Thank­ing you in advance,
    Emiro Molina


    • LightArrow
      Oct 01, 2012

      Hi Emiro,
      That’s a good exam­ple to share with us. It prob­a­bly has more to do with how to assign work­ing time for a long term project on a given sched­ule, rather than the project itself repeat­ing. We cur­rently sup­port repeat sched­ules for tasks (which could belong to a project) which may accom­plish some­thing sim­i­lar. We hope that helps. We’ll see if we can make improve­ments to sup­port this bet­ter.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow

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