My Contexts
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WHAT CAN I DO HERE?

The My Con­texts view allows you to set tags for many items in your LightAr­row app. Your app includes many fea­tures to sup­port David Allen’s Get­ting Things Done® (GTD) method, and it also pro­vides pow­er­ful project man­age­ment fea­tures that are essen­tial for those who wish to gain con­trol over their busy per­sonal and pro­fes­sional lives. The My Con­texts view is no excep­tion. In GTD, Con­texts are typ­i­cally based on a phys­i­cal loca­tion, resource, or the equip­ment that’s nec­es­sary to com­plete a task. The con­text defines how and where the item will be com­pleted. How defines the tools, such as @laptop and where defines the loca­tion, such as @home. Exam­ples of Con­texts are @office, @home, @grocery store, @computer, @train, @vacation, or @phone. Also, in GTD, items are allowed more than one Con­text. For exam­ple, you could assign a Con­text of @office and @phone for phone calls that are com­pleted at the office. In your LightAr­row app, con­texts are com­pletely con­fig­urable to meet your needs and items can include zero or more con­texts. You can con­fig­ure con­texts in the My Con­texts view, and you can also access all the items defined with these con­texts directly from this view. You can use the My Con­texts view as a hold­ing area for tasks that are wait­ing to be com­pleted. For exam­ple, you can assign a con­text of @train to items that you can com­plete while you’re com­mut­ing on a train. The next time you’re on the train, you can open the My Con­texts view and then choose items you wish to com­plete because they’re neatly orga­nized in groups for the con­text tag of @train. Fur­ther­more, you could define a con­text of @10 min­utes, which can include items that you can com­plete in 10 min­utes. This way, you can always get a few things done when you’re in between meet­ings. Addi­tion­ally, you can use tags to orga­nize infor­ma­tion. For exam­ple, you might want to cre­ate a tag for all “home assets” and all “busi­ness assets” and apply these tags accord­ingly to sort this infor­ma­tion in the My Con­texts view. In your app’s lists views, items that are tagged are iden­ti­fied with a small tag icon with the color you’ve defined for the tag. The fol­low­ing items can be tagged with contexts:

  • Appoint­ments
  • Assets
  • Audio
  • Book­marks
  • Check­lists
  • Events
  • Expenses
  • Files
  • Gifts
  • Goals
  • Met­rics
  • Notes
  • Per­sons
  • Photo
  • Projects
  • Reminders
  • Ser­vice Providers
  • Ser­vices
  • Sub­jects
  • Shop­ping Lists
  • Tasks
  • Trips
  • Video
  • Vis­its

How to add new con­text tags through­out the app:

You can add con­text tags through­out the app by using the New Con­texts view.

  1. After tap­ping a Con­text tag tile (for the items listed above), and then tap­ping New, the New Con­text view appears. 
  2. Type the Tag name in the Tag field.
  3. Tap the Color to iden­tify the tag in the Color field.
  4. Tap Save.

How to add new con­text tags to the My Con­texts view:

  1. In the My Con­texts view, tap the plus sign (Tap My Con­texts and then tap the plus sign).
  2. Type the name of the tag in the Tag view.
  3. Select a color for the tag by tap­ping the color field and choos­ing a color.
  4. Tap Save.

How to mod­ify con­text tags:

  1. In the My Con­texts view, tap the con­text tag you want to mod­ify and then tap Con­fig­ure.
  2. Type the name of the tag in the Tag view.
  3. Select a color for the tag by tap­ping the color field and choos­ing a color.
  4. Tap Save.

Note: You can also tap Color from the expand­ing cell to change or set the color of the tag.

How to assign con­text tags to items:

There are dif­fer­ent ways to assign con­text tags to items in your app; how­ever, the most com­mon ways include:

  • Open­ing an item, then tap­ping the Con­texts Tags tile, and choos­ing the tags you wish to apply.
  • Tap­ping an item, tap­ping More and choos­ing Tags, and choos­ing the tags you wish to apply.
  • Tap­ping an item, tap­ping Tags, and choos­ing the tags you wish to apply.

How to view con­text tags that are assigned to items:

  1. In the My Con­texts view, tap the con­text tag for which you want to view asso­ci­ated items.
  2. Tap View.
  3. The Con­text view appears, which orga­nizes the items among Type, Undated, and Name. Tap one of these options to view it by type, undated, or name.

How to delete con­text tags:

  1. In the My Con­texts view, tap the con­text tag you want to delete and then tap Delete.
  2. The tag is deleted.

2 Comments


  1. Pete
    Mar 19, 2014

    How do I print out help topics?

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