Getting Started
Do More. Be More. Live More.
Shortcuts to an Organized Life.

TO DO FIRST

  1. Pro­tect your data
    You can secure the LightAr­row app with a pass­code to pre­vent unau­tho­rized access. You can also set a PIN so that infor­ma­tion in the LightAr­row app such as finan­cial account num­bers will not be dis­played until you enter the PIN. Refer to Secure Your Data help to learn more.
  2. Con­fig­ure accounts
    When you track bill pay­ments in the LightAr­row app, you can include every­thing about those pay­ments, includ­ing accounts from which they are paid. Because you prob­a­bly pay mul­ti­ple bills from each account, you should cre­ate bill-paying accounts in the LightAr­row app before defin­ing any bills or ser­vices. Refer to Finances help to learn more.
  3. Con­fig­ure sell­ers that you buy from and prod­ucts that you buy
    To add items to a shop­ping list with­out dis­tract­ing side­steps, you should con­fig­ure the sell­ers you use most and the prod­ucts you typ­i­cally buy. The LightAr­row app pro­vides pre­set sell­ers and prod­ucts, which should help you quickly and eas­ily con­fig­ure the ones you need. Refer to Shop­ping + Gifts help to learn more. Note: All ser­vice providers that you define with a cat­e­gory of Seller will auto­mat­i­cally be avail­able from any list of Sell­ers in shop­ping lists, asset details, etc.
  4. Con­fig­ure logs for things you want to track
    The LightAr­row app pro­vides robust log­ging that enable you to track per­sonal met­rics and infor­ma­tion, includ­ing your phys­i­cal activ­i­ties, nutri­tional intake, med­ica­tion and vit­a­min intake, health sta­tis­tics, and well­ness sta­tus. Pre­set cat­e­gories are pro­vided for you, but you should tai­lor these logs to your needs. Delete logs that you won’t track, and cre­ate logs for things you will track but that don’t already exist. That way, you can track exactly what you care about most effi­ciently. Refer to Health + Goals help to learn more.
  5. Cus­tomize the LightAr­row app to suit your pref­er­ences
    Cus­tomiza­tion options let you opti­mize the LightAr­row app for your own needs. Refer to Set­tings help to learn more.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The LightAr­row app and your device’s Calendar

When you cre­ate a the LightAr­row app object that is asso­ci­ated with a date, such as a task, project, edu­ca­tion assign­ment, or event, an entry for that object is added to your device’s default Cal­en­dar. For exam­ple, if you cre­ate a trip that starts on March 3rd and ends on March 6th, the LightAr­row app adds an entry for this trip to the Cal­en­dar on March 3rd with a dura­tion of three days. Date-related changes made to the LightAr­row app objects are reflected auto­mat­i­cally in your device’s Cal­en­dar. To remind you of the source of any entry the LightAr­row app adds to your Cal­en­dar, the title of these entries looks like this: Title [the LightAr­row app]. For entries that the LightAr­row app adds to your Cal­en­dar, a reminder alarm is set accord­ing to your the LightAr­row app set­tings. This means that you can con­trol if and when an alarm is gen­er­ated in advance of the date and time of a the LightAr­row app object. Refer to My Set­tings help for more infor­ma­tion. Note that your device’s default cal­en­dar is spec­i­fied in your device’s Set­tings via Set­tings > Mail, Con­tacts, Cal­en­dars > Default Calendar.

Reminders and your device’s time zone

Beware that your device may have two dif­fer­ent time zone con­fig­u­ra­tion set­tings — one for the device itself, and a sec­ond one for Mail, Con­tacts, Cal­en­dar. Reminders cre­ated in your device’s Cal­en­dar by the LightAr­row app will adhere to the time zone set­tings you have con­fig­ured in your device for Mail, Con­tacts, Calendar.

Device-to-device sync via Drop­box or Box

You can use your Drop­box or Box account to sync the LightAr­row app data across your devices auto­mat­i­cally. Because iCloud is a new and evolv­ing tech­nol­ogy, iCloud sync is a “Beta — tech­nol­ogy pre­view” in this release of the LightAr­row app. Refer to Backup, Restore, & Sync help for more information.

Cat­e­gories

Some top­ics nat­u­rally lend them­selves to hier­ar­chi­cal cat­e­gories. For exam­ple, when you think about a project you want to sched­ule or a task you want to remem­ber, you might think of them in the con­text of cat­e­gories, such as work, fam­ily, out­door activ­i­ties, or health. Or, if you con­sider ser­vices you receive, they tend to fall into the cat­e­gories that define how you use them, such as edu­ca­tion, finances, or travel. But some top­ics are bet­ter asso­ci­ated with objects or dates instead of cat­e­gories. For exam­ple, if you track all your bill pay­ments, you prob­a­bly orga­nize those by account and date. Or, if you are log­ging nutri­tional intake, you might orga­nize those by food or drink item. Pre-defined hier­ar­chi­cal cat­e­gories are avail­able in the main view of the top­ics for which cat­e­gories make sense. These include Tasks + Projects, Peo­ple + Ser­vices, Home + Assets, Edu­ca­tion, Notes + Files, Lists, and Book­marks + Lock­ers. These pre­set cat­e­gories serve as hyper­links — when you select a cat­e­gory and then tap the add icon, the cat­e­gory is auto­mat­i­cally set in the def­i­n­i­tion of the new object. Of course, you can change a cat­e­gory assign­ment at any time. Cat­e­gories are cus­tomiz­able, which means that you can add, mod­ify, delete and hide them. Hid­ing a cat­e­gory will cause it not to appear in any view unless you have defined at least one object to have that cat­e­gory. You can man­age the cat­e­gories for a topic directly from that topic’s main view, or you can man­age the cat­e­gories for all top­ics in Man­age Cat­e­gories.

Near Me fea­ture and Loca­tion Services

The Near Me fea­ture in the LightAr­row app requires that Loca­tion Ser­vices be turned ON in your device Set­tings. It also requires that Loca­tion Ser­vices for the LightAr­row app be turned ON in your device Settings.

Back­ups

As a sup­ple­ment to the sync capa­bil­ity of iTunes, the LightAr­row app pro­vides a backup and restore util­ity to help you fur­ther safe­guard your the LightAr­row app data. You can choose to per­form a backup at any time, such as every day, every week, or every time that you enter new data. It is always a good idea to make fre­quent back­ups of your the LightAr­row app data. Refer to Backup, Restore, & Sync help for more infor­ma­tion.

2 Comments


  1. Jim Hoopingarner
    Apr 01, 2014

    I stum­bled across some­thing in the notes. When you high­light text it says “process in life topix. Then it looks like you can cre­ate a task from that. But it doesn’t seem to add the high­lighted text into the task. Do I need to buy this fea­ture or is some­thing wrong?


    • Team LightArrow
      Apr 02, 2014

      Hi,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us. The “Process in Life­Topix” fea­ture should add the text you high­lighted to the Task you cre­ated. We have repro­duced the issue you have expe­ri­enced, and we are work­ing on a fix and will include it in our next update.

      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas

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