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 items for multiple context tags:

  1. Tap on the View Multiple Contexts tile.
  2. Tap on + to add or remove context tags to include.
  3. Utilize the grouping and open/closed filters to suit your needs.

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.