WHAT CAN I DO HERE?

At LightArrow, we understand that your calendar is one of the most important tools that you use for daily life. That’s why we provide you with easy-to-read and user-friendly views for your calendar. Our apps provide you with a variety of views including Day, Week, Month, and Year. Furthermore, you can choose the calendars (Google, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.) and items (Appointment, tasks, etc.) you wish to view on your calendar by tapping the filter icon in the upper right of the calendar. LightArrow apps allow you to add a variety of different types of items including appointments, audio items, bill payments, drawing items, events, expenses, notes with tags, occasion reminders, photo items, projects, quick inbox items, checklists, reminders, shopping items, shopping lists, tasks, trips, video items, visits, health stats, medication, nutrition items, activity, wellness items, and more. This variety gives you an advantage over traditional calendars that only include events.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Filters: The filter examines the calendars and types of items that you request to show on calendars, and then presents qualifying types of items on your calendar views.

Quick Add: The ability to quickly add a variety of different types of items directly from the Calendar or Quick Menu.

Quick Log: The ability to quickly log a variety of different metrics directly from the Calendar or Quick Menu.

EXTERNAL CALENDAR SUPPORT

LightArrow apps interact with all your external calendars via the iOS calendar (the calendar that comes with your iPhone or iPad). Consequently, LightArrow apps can work with the calendars that the iOS calendar supports. For example, if you want to view events from your Google Calendar, then you must add your Google account to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars section of your iOS device’s settings, and give the iOS calendar access to it. When you first download your LightArrow app, it will ask you if you want to grant access to your iOS calendar. If you initially deny access, you won’t be able to see or interact with events from your iOS calendar or any other calendar that you’ve granted access to your iOS calendar; however, you can change this option, as described below.

How to grant your LightArrow app access to your iOS calendar:

  1. If using iOS 7, go to your device’s settings.
  2. Tap Privacy and then tap Calendars.
  3. Move the switch for your LightArrow app to the ON position.

FILTERS

The filter icon at the top-right of the Calendar enables configuration of the items you wish to show or hide in this view. Tapping the checkboxes enable or disable the viewing of the items that are listed. You can show the calendars you wish to view events from (such as iCloud, Exchange, Google, Yahoo, Aol., or Outlook.com) and you can choose whether or not to show iOS reminders. You can also choose the types of LightArrow app items you wish to display, such as closed items (completed tasks, etc.), appointments, audio items, bill payments, drawing items, events, expenses, notes with tags, occasion reminders, photo items, projects, quick inbox items, checklists, reminders, shopping items, shopping lists, tasks, trips, video items, visits, health stats, medication, nutrition, activity, and wellness.

Important: If you’re not seeing events from your calendars (such as Google calendars) or LightArrow app items, tap the filter icon to see what’s filtered out from the calendar.

IOS CALENDAR REMINDERS

You can choose which calendar your LightArrow app uses as your default calendar if you have multiple calendars. For example, you can choose from your iOS calendars, Google Calendar, Yahoo Calendar, etc. This is the calendar that your LightArrow app will add items to, if desired. You can control this via LightArrow app settings.

You can choose whether or not your LightArrow app items (tasks, projects, events, occasions, shopping lists, trips + visitors, bills, and other calendar items) are displayed on your built-in iOS calendar, and you can also choose when you would like to be notified by your device. Each item can be managed individually; for example you can be notified 30 minutes before each appointment and seven days before bills are due.

We suggest that you show the items on your iOS calendar so you can take advantage of your device’s alarms and notifications. In the Settings view, the app provides you with a variety of ways to manage the alarms for your items. For example, these notifications include options from “No calendar entry” to “Remind 60 days before.” Refer to your Settings help for more information.

DAY VIEW

The Day view includes a detailed list view for the day. It shows you your appointments and tasks, workouts, projects, events, etc. – depending on what you’re managing for a given day, and they’re color-coded for your convenience. If you’re using multiple calendars, the events are color coded by calendar. Tapping the appointment accesses the event’s details. You can manage your items directly through this view.

WEEK VIEW

The Week view gives you a good overview of the items that you’ve scheduled for the week. It shows you your appointments and tasks, workouts, projects, events, etc. – depending on what you’re managing, and they’re color-coded for your convenience. Items from external calendars are also color-coded based on their calendar. Managing the items is easy – just a tap away.

MONTH VIEW

The Month view includes detailed list views and a calendar for the month. It shows you a list of your appointments and tasks, workouts, projects, events, etc. – depending on what you’re managing, and they’re color-coded for your convenience. Items from external calendars are also color-coded based on their calendar. You can easily choose the day you want to view by tapping the date on the calendar. There’s an indicator on each day to show you if items are scheduled on those days. You can also completely manage those items by tapping them.

YEAR VIEW

The Year view allows you to scroll through a list of all your appointments and other items in one view for the entire year. It shows you a list of your appointments and tasks, workouts, projects, events, etc. – depending on what you’re managing, and they’re color-coded for your convenience. You can also access past years’ items. You can manage your items directly from this view.

USING QUICK ADD AND QUICK LOG

The Quick Add menu enables you to add several types of items in your LightArrow app. You can access Quick Add from differrent areas of the Calendar view, including:

  • The plus sign in the top-right of the screen.
  • The Quick Menu at the bottom-left of the screen.

To use Quick Add:

  1. Tap the plus sign at the top of the Calendar view.
  2. Tap Quick Add.
  3. Choose the type of item you wish to add.
  4. Refer to the following sections for more information:
Tasks Tasks + Projects
Checklists Notes + Files, Lists
Shopping Lists Shopping + Gifts
Note Notes + Files, Lists
Appointment Events + Appointments
Reminder Events + Appointments
Expense Finances
Project Tasks + Projects
Hosting Event Events + Appointments
Attending Event Events + Appointments
Trip Travel + Places
Visitor Events + Appointments
Occasion Reminder Events + Appointments
Bill Finances
iOS Calendar Item Events + Appointments
iOS Reminder Events + Appointments
Inbox Item My Inboxes

Note: If you access Quick Add from the Quick Menu, more options are available. The additional items are items that normally don’t include due dates; therefore, typically you don’t add them to your calendar.

How to use Quick Log:

Use Quick Log to quickly log items such as your activity, nutrition, health stats, and wellness.

  1. Tap the plus sign at the top of the Calendar view.
  2. Tap Quick Log.
  3. Choose the type of item you wish to add.
  4. Refer to Health + Goals for more information.

How to navigate through Days, Weeks, Months, and Years:

  • In the Day view, use the arrow keys to navigate to the previous or next day.
  • In the Week view, use the arrow keys to navigate to the previous or next week.
  • In the Month view, use the arrow keys to navigate to the previous or next month.
  • In the Year view, use the arrow keys to navigate to the previous or next year.
  • To go to the current day, tap Today.