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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 tag 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, appoint­ments, audio items, bill pay­ments, draw­ing items, events, expenses, notes with tag 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. 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.

16 Comments


  1. Steve reaves
    Apr 16, 2014

    How do I email these events and cal­en­dar to oth­ers on my team.


    • Team LightArrow
      Apr 16, 2014

      Hi Steve,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

      Tap­ping on an iOS event in our app (from the Agenda view for exam­ple) will present you with a native detail view for the event. From this detail view you can use the Invi­tees option to email the event to oth­ers. We have plans to allow you to email events (native to our app) to oth­ers in a future update.

      If you have con­verted an iOS event to an item in our app you will be able to email the iOS event by open­ing the detail of the con­verted item in our app and then tap­ping on the “iOS Cal­en­dar” tile which will present you with an option to view the details of the linked iOS event. From the iOS event’s detail view you can once again add peo­ple to the invi­tees list which will result in the event being emailed to the spec­i­fied invitees.

      Please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us if you have fur­ther questions

      Jeff
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin TX


  2. Usher
    Apr 01, 2014

    how can I cre­ate a custem repeat­ing event?
    not the ones that came with the iOS calander.


  3. Samantha
    Mar 28, 2014

    Good day! I am really LUVING this app so far. I do have another question–about pass codes.

    Will the pass code put on a cal­en­dar item that is also synced to my other device via iCloud iOS cal­en­dar be pro­tected on: 1. Light arrow cal­en­dars on both devices 2. Device’s iOS cal­en­dars? Simul­ta­ne­ously? And if the iOS cal­en­dar will not be pass code pro­tected by default, will there be some other sort of pre­cau­tion made, or can some sort of cau­tion tile be estab­lished? So, what does end up hap­pen­ing to my iOS cal­en­dar sta­tus then? Thanks!


    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 29, 2014

      Hi Saman­tha,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

      Yes, the pass code will be synced to all devices that have the same sync set­tings.
      The pass code in the app works at the over­all app level, not indi­vid­ual items level.
      If the app is con­fig­ured to sync across devices, the pass­code lock also syncs to all devices.

      Also, we do have a Lock­ers fea­ture in the Bookmarks+Lockers topic that allows you to pro­tect sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion.
      We hope that answers your question.

      Should you have any other ques­tions or sug­ges­tions, do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us again.

      Jeff
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin TX


  4. Samantha
    Mar 27, 2014

    WOW, thanks! I’m really lik­ing this app so far. It seems to hav eve very thing I need.

    I do have another quick ques­tion. I’m run­ning this app on two iOS devices. I’m find­ing that only repeat­ing cal­en­dar events from my iOS cal­en­dar are being synced between the two iOS devices. What ever I entered into one iOS device stays on only that iOS device, so far. I would like to be able to make sure that all events (at least the cal­en­dar events, and not only the repeat­ing events, I would also like to have the sin­gu­lar events as well) from my Life­Topix app are going to be seen on both of my iOS devices simultaneously–synced. How can I make this very impor­tant detail hap­pen, please? Thank you. So far this seems to only be the case for cal­en­dar events. As for other items such as con­tacts and other events I’m not hav­ing that issue so far.


    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 27, 2014

      Hi Saman­tha,

      Thank you for the kind words and for reach­ing out to us.

      Can you help us under­stand and diag­nose your prob­lem by answer­ing the fol­low­ing questions?

      1. Are you enter­ing these non-repeating cal­en­dar events from Life­Topix App?

      2. Are your iOS devices setup with Life­Topix cloud sync? [Set­tings –> “Backup, Restore & Sync” –> “Online Backup” and “Con­fig­ure Sync”]

      3. Can you make sure that the Default iOS Cal­en­dars are cor­rectly setup in Life­Topix for all your iOS devices (Set­tings –> My Set­tings –> Default iOS Calendar)?

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

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin TX


      • Samantha
        Mar 27, 2014

        Thank you!!! I finally fig­ured it out. I needed to select cal­en­dar options that were actu­ally on iCloud from my iOS devices. Pre­vi­ously, I’d been using my default cal­en­dar, which is not on iCloud and there­fore could not sync. It seems that I cat­e­go­rized the repeat­ing items within iCloud cal­en­dars and that’s why it seemed exclu­sive to those alone. So now I’d have to say that this app is just per­fect!!! Thanks for the top knotch reply ????


        • Team LightArrow
          Mar 27, 2014

          Hi Saman­tha,

          Awe­some! Thank you again for your kind words and for tak­ing the time to respond promptly.

          Should you have any fur­ther ques­tions or sug­ges­tions, do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us again. We love hear­ing from our customers.

          Have a nice day!

          Best Regards,
          Team LightAr­row
          Austin TX


  5. Samantha
    Mar 26, 2014

    Good day to you. I’m just try­ing to fig­ure out how to sim­ply put items onto the cal­en­dar, with­out hav­ing to use the quick add but­ton. I would like to be able to add more detail, at least as much as I would be able to add by using my iOS calan­der, than it seems I can add with the quick add but­ton alone. Unless there is a way to add full details (alerts, tones, notes, repeat sched­ules, etc.) through the quick add but­ton. Sorry it seems I’m just not get­ting it. It seems like I would have to add the appoint­ment into my iOS cal­en­dar first and then sync it with this cal­en­dar. I’d rather not do all of that though. I feel like I’m miss­ing some­thing. Please help me. I’m a first time user so I really don’t under­stand your prod­uct as yet. Thanks.


    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 26, 2014

      Hi Saman­tha,

      Greet­ings! Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

      Our App allows you to enter a lot of detailed infor­ma­tion for var­i­ous Cal­en­dar items in at least a cou­ple of ways:
      1. If you’re using Quick Add but­ton, once you bring up the quick add panel and select the object type you want to cre­ate, we bring up a view with the title, an optional date field and 3 but­tons at the bot­tom — Close, Full Details and Save.
      If you tap on the “Full Details” but­ton, you will be taken a detail view that allows you to enter details. Also, you will be able to con­nect and asso­ciate var­i­ous types of Objects using asso­ci­a­tions, tag them with Con­text tags, etc.

      2. You can also save from the above quick add view, find the saved items in the Cal­en­dar View or Recent View, and then open & edit them to bring up the detail views to add more details.

      Please note that only items with dates show up in the Cal­en­dar views.

      You can find var­i­ous usage sce­nar­ios, help doc­u­men­ta­tion and videos on our web­site:
      http://lightarrow.com/blog
      http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/videos
      http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/common-questions
      http://lightarrow.com/lifetopix/tips-and-tricks

      Should you have any ques­tions, do not hes­i­tate to reach out to us again. Have a nice day!

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin TX


  6. Kate
    Mar 23, 2014

    Hi all at LifeAr­row! I love my Life­Topix, and couldn’t face my life with­out it! Just a small irri­tant, and not sure if I’m doing some­thing wrong. I have an appoint­ment that runs from 3pm on a Mon­day through to 9am on a Wednes­day. In my weekly cal­en­dar view, this shows up as 3pm Mon­day to 9am Tues­day. Appears cor­rect in daily and monthly view. It’s weird but, because I have the same kind of appoint­ment set over cer­tain week­ends, and it is always cor­rect. Also, in my daily and monthly views, often the start times of var­i­ous appoint­ments will be off by an hour, but has the cor­rect time in the list. As I say, an irri­tant, because I can never trust what the actual cal­en­dar says, espe­cially when look­ing for con­flicts. I always have to refer to the list — and make cer­tain I have the right times…I had hoped it was just a glitch that would be fixed with the last update — but no go. Do you have any advice?


    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 23, 2014

      Hi Kate,

      Thank you for the kind words and we apol­o­gize for the incor­rect times you are see­ing in the cal­en­dar views.

      We will look into this prob­lem imme­di­ately and try to repro­duce this issue. It would be very help­ful to us if you would answer a few ques­tions for us.

      1,) Which ver­sion of Life­Topix are you using? You can find this infor­ma­tion out from “Set­tings” —> “About”
      2.) Which ver­sion of iOS are us run­ning?
      3.) Which iOS device(s) are us expe­ri­enc­ing this issue on? (iPad/iPhone 5/iPad mini)
      4.) Which time zone are you in?
      5.) Is the appoint­ment you men­tion above still show­ing the wrong times in the week view?

      At times when we are not able to repro­duce an issue that a user is expe­ri­enc­ing we will ask for their Life­Topix data­base. If you don’t mind we may ask for your Life­Topix database.

      We appre­ci­ate your patience.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  7. Dianna Zamani
    Mar 17, 2014

    Wish I could print my agenda


    • Team LightArrow
      Mar 17, 2014

      Hi Dianna,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us.

      Oth­ers have also inquired about this so we plan to add sup­port for print­ing from the Agenda view in a future update.

      Best Regards,
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin Texas

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