WHAT CAN I DO HERE?

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.

In your LightArrow app, you can access folders and files from Dropbox™, Box™, Microsoft OneDrive™ (SkyDrive), and Google Drive™. In addition, you can save local files and access those local files in the Notes + Files topic. The purpose of accessing online files is for associating files with topics in your app. For example, you might have created a landscaping project and you wish to associate all your invoices, plans, and notes from this project to your landscaping project to help you better organize it. Or perhaps you’re a recruiter — you can associate resumes that you store in Dropbox or Box with individual contacts.

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When you add online files or use local files, you can:

  • Associate those files with assets, events, goals, notes, products, projects, services, service providers, subjects, trips, or visitors.
  • Associate files with contacts.
  • View files from online services.
  • Add context tags to online files and sort by context tag.
  • Mail, print, email, text, and Airdrop files.
  • Move files from one online service to another.

How to add access to online folders:

  1. In the Notes + Files, Lists topic, tap Folders.
  2. Tap the plus sign.
  3. In the New Online Folder view, tap the File Service field and choose Dropbox, Box, Microsoft SkyDrive, or Google Drive.
  4. In the Email field, type the email address that you use for the service that you selected.
  5. Tap Sign In.
  6. Sign into the service as directed, following the on-screen instructions.
  7. In the New Online Folder view, tap Tap to set name to designate a name for the folder you want to access. If you don’t type a name, it will be added for you.
  8. Tap Folder to select a Folder you want to access. The Please select a folder… view displays.
  9. Tap a folder (the top level shows the account’s name for some services) and then tap Browse to see folders inside the folder hierarchy.
  10. When you locate the folder you wish to access, tap Select (to go back to the top level, tap the Home icon).
  11. The New Online Folder view displays. You can tap any of the fields to modify their data, such as the Name or Comment. You can also sign out if you wish by tapping Sign Out.
  12. Tap Save to save the folder. Now you’re ready to access files from your added folder.

 How to add files from online folders:

  1. Follow the previous set of steps to set up access to your online folders.
  2. Tap the Files tile in the Notes + Files, Lists view.
  3. Tap the plus sign in the All Files view.
  4. Tap the Folder field in the New File view.
  5. Select an online folder or tap New to set up a new online folder as described above.
  6. Tap the information icon in the File field to access the available files.
  7. Tap the file you wish to access and then tap Select or View. Select adds it for permanent use. View allows you to view the file only.
  8. After tapping Select, the new file appears in the New File view. Tap Save to save it.

How to access local files:

In some cases, you might have saved PDF files or image files to a local folder in your LightArrow app. To access those files, follow the procedure below:

How to add files from local folders:

  1. Tap the Files tile in the Notes + Files, Lists view.
  2. Tap the plus sign in the All Files view.
  3. Tap the Folder field in the New File view and choose Local Files.
  4. Tap the information icon in the File field and then choose a folder such as My Documents or Media.
  5. Tap the file you wish to access and then tap Select or ViewSelect adds it for permanent use. View allows you to view the file only.
  6. After tapping Select, the new file appears in the New File view. Tap Save to save it.

How to associate files to topic items:

  1. Tap the Files tile in the Notes + Files, Lists view.
  2. Tap a file that you’ve added in the All Files view.
  3. Tap More and select Associate topic.
  4. Tap a topic name and then select an item.
  5. The item is associated.

How to associate context tags to files:

  1. Tap the Files tile in the Notes + Files, Lists view.
  2. Tap a file that you’ve added in the All Files view.
  3. Tap Tags and select a context tag. Then tap the back arrow.
  4. The contact is associated.

How to view and print files from online services:

  1. Tap the Files tile in the Notes + Files, Lists view.
  2. Tap a file that you’ve added in the All Files view.
  3. Tap View to view the file.
  4. To print the file, tap the share icon in the upper right.
  5. Tap Print.

How to move files between online services (or) email, AirDrop or text message online files:

  1. Tap the Files tile in the Notes + Files, Lists view.
  2. Tap a file that you’ve added in the All Files view.
  3. Tap View to view the file.
  4. To move the file, tap the share icon in the upper right.
  5. Tap the icon for the online service you wish to move the file to (or) choose an AirDrop Recipient, the Message icon or the Mail icon to send the file.

How to move files located in folders between online services; download locally; Email or Associate with Topics:

  1. Tap the Folders tile in the Notes + Files, Lists view.
  2. Tap the folder that the file is contained in that you wish to work with.
  3. Tap Browse to locate the file.
  4. Drill down into the folders to find the file.
  5. When you locate the file, tap it.
  6. Choose the option you wish to select, (View, Email, Download, Copy to Folder, or More “Associate”).
  7. Complete the on-screen options.