TO DO FIRST
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.