NOTE: This help page applies to both LifeTopix (and other classic LightArrow apps) as well as to LightArrow Organizer for iOS and Mac. So, the screenshots and directions may vary slightly based on the app you’re using.

The My Apps view allows you to launch many of your third-party apps directly from your LightArrow app — no more searching for apps or exiting your LightArrow app to locate and launch the apps that you frequently use.


URL Schemes: You can launch your favorite apps by simply setting up URL schemes. The format of the URL scheme is app name://. For most apps, the URL scheme includes the name of the app, such as Yelp://. However, some apps such as Facebook use an abbreviated name. For example, for Facebook the URL scheme is fb://.

You can find URL Schemes for popular apps at:

To set up an app to launch from the My Apps view:

  1. From the Dashboard, tap My Apps from the View Selector and then tap the plus sign.
  2. In the Name field, type the name of the app.
  3. In the Launch URL field, type the URL scheme, such as app name://.
  4. Tap the information icon next to the App Id field — for many apps, all the information is completed after this action is completed. If not, follow the next steps.
  5. In the App Id field, tap the Disclosure button to auto-fill the App Id.
  6. Tap Save.

After you complete the above procedure, the app displays in the My Apps view, and you can launch your app directly from this view by tapping the app and then tapping Launch. If the app does not launch correctly or an incorrect app icon displays, you might need to modify the App Id manually. To find the correct App Id, conduct a Google search. Hint: From the App store, the app id is the number shown in bold in the following example in the URL of the page, such as: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lifetopix/id399076264?mt=8 (e.g. 399076264 is the App Id).

Note: Some apps do not support this functionality.

To modify the app id:

  1. In the My Apps view, tap the name of the app you wish to modify.
  2. Tap Configure.
  3. Modify the launch URL, if needed, in the Launch URL field.
  4. Modify the App Id directly in the field.
  5. Tap Save.

To delete a reference to an app:

  1. In the My Apps view, tap the name of the app you wish to modify.
  2. Tap Clear From My Apps.