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WHAT CAN I DO HERE?

The Travel + Places topic enables you to man­age infor­ma­tion for all the trips you plan to take, vis­i­tors you will be receiv­ing, and places you fre­quent or just want to remem­ber. For exam­ple, if you’re plan­ning to take a trip to go bird watch­ing, you can plan your daily agenda and pack­ing lists through check­lists; set loca­tions for the bird watch­ing areas you wish to visit through “places” for bet­ter geo­graph­i­cal plan­ning; add pho­tos and videos of the birds you’ve seen as media attach­ments or as a note; add book­marks to travel and weather sites; and share travel-related infor­ma­tion instantly with friends and fam­ily. If you want to man­age guests com­ing to your home or busi­ness, you can man­age the places you wish to visit with them; expenses related to the visit; reminders about the visit; media, such as video or pho­tos; notes per­tain­ing to the visit; and more. For trips and vis­its, you can also add com­pan­ions, which enables you to share details of the trip or visit with the group all at once via social media, text mes­sage, or email. When trav­el­ing with oth­ers for work or leisure, this makes com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the group easy.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Trip: An area you plan to go, such as a trip for leisure or busi­ness. Can be as small as the gro­cery store or as big as the Taj Mahal.

Place: A place can be a loca­tion such as Mav­er­icks Beach on a trip to Cal­i­for­nia. This is a touch­point to the Places sub­cat­e­gory of the Travel + Places cat­e­gory of Ser­vice Providers in the Peo­ple + Ser­vices topic.

Vis­i­tor: A per­son who will be vis­it­ing you at your busi­ness or residence.

Travel Notes: Any notes related to travel. Could be a travel jour­nal, notes (includ­ing text audio, video, pho­tos, or draw­ings) about a place you’re vis­it­ing or notes from a con­fer­ence that you’re attending.

Travel Book­marks: Book­marks to travel-related web­sites. You can also man­age your logins and pass­words to travel and air­line sites to make find­ing itin­er­aries and board­ing passes convenient.

Travel Ser­vices: Any ser­vices that might be required for travel, such as trans­porta­tion, park­ing, or hotel spa services.

TOUCHPOINTS

Touch­points allow rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion to be shared seam­lessly between Travel + Places and other top­ics. For exam­ple, if you have a restau­rant defined as a ser­vice provider in the Peo­ple + Ser­vices topic, you can choose that restau­rant as a place you wish to take a vis­i­tor from Travel + Places. Or if you want to plan an out­ing that will include other peo­ple, you can define that out­ing in Travel + Places and, via the touch­point to Events + Appoint­ments, it will show up as an event in Events + Appoint­ments. Or, if you have travel– or visitor-related resources such as online doc­u­ments that are defined in Notes + Files, Lists, you can access those resources directly from Travel + Places. And shop­ping items and tasks required for a trip or a visit can be defined in Travel + Places and will appear in Shop­ping +Gifts and Trips + Vis­i­tors, respectively.

ALERTS

Any travel-related item that’s open and due in the future for five days appears in the Alerts sec­tion of the Travel + Places view.

LOCAL NOTIFICATIONS

Local noti­fi­ca­tions will also alert you to travel-related items depend­ing upon the reminders that you’ve set up in My Set­tings.

TRIPS AND VISITORS (NEW TRIP / TRIP VIEW / VISITOR VIEW / NEW VISITOR)

A trip is an area you plan to go, such as a trip for leisure or busi­ness. It can be as small as the gro­cery store or as big as the Taj Mahal. A vis­i­tor is a per­son who will be vis­it­ing you at your busi­ness or res­i­dence. Trips and vis­i­tors typ­i­cally have places and com­pan­ions asso­ci­ated with them. You can set a loca­tion for a trip or vis­i­tor or you can asso­ciate places with the trip or vis­i­tor that have asso­ci­ated locations.

In your LightAr­row app, you can asso­ciate sev­eral types of items to trips and vis­i­tors in order to effi­ciently plan, and to orga­nize in a way that you can eas­ily find the infor­ma­tion that you need. For exam­ple, you can asso­ciate tasks, check­lists, appoint­ments, expenses, shop­ping items, files, and other items.

How to group trips and visitors:

There is one selec­tor at the top-left of the Trips + Vis­i­tors view. It allows you to group by all trips or vis­i­tors or by start­ing date, last updated, or con­text tag.

  1. In the Trips + Vis­i­tors view, tap the selec­tor at the top-left of the view.
  2. From the selec­tor, choose Show All, Starts, Last Updated, or Con­text Tags. The app remem­bers the pre­vi­ous selection.

CREATING TRIPS AND VISITORS

How to cre­ate a new trip:

  1. In the Trips + Vis­i­tors view, tap the plus sign and then select Trip.
  2. To quickly cre­ate a trip, type a name and start date, and then tap Save.
  3. Option­ally, tap Full Details to add more infor­ma­tion to the trip.
  4. Select dates for the trip by tap­ping the Dates tile and select­ing dates from the selec­tor. Tap Set.
  5. Select a place for the trip by tap­ping the Places tile and then tap­ping the add selec­tor at the top. When the Select Places view appears, select a place or add a new one by tap­ping the plus sign. Return to the Trip view.
  6. To add trip com­pan­ions, tap the Com­pan­ions tile and select com­pan­ions from your con­tacts. Tap the add selec­tor at the top. When the Com­pan­ions view appears, select com­pan­ions. Then return to the Trip view. Learn more about Com­pan­ions below.
  7. To add con­text tags, tap the Con­text tags tile (select an exist­ing tag or cre­ate a new one by tap­ping New.)
  8. If you wish to change the iOS cal­en­dar that the trip is asso­ci­ated with, tap the iOS Cal­en­dar tile and then select Spec­ify iOS Cal­en­dar.
  9. To add a loca­tion for the trip, tap Loca­tion and select one of the options. Option­ally, add more data by tap­ping Cre­ate and Add More Data. This allows you to asso­ciate addi­tional items, such as Tasks, Check­lists, Expenses, etc.
  10. Tap Save.

How to cre­ate a new visitor:

  1. In the Trips + Vis­i­tors view, tap the plus sign and then select Vis­i­tor.
  2. To quickly cre­ate a vis­i­tor, type a name and start date, and then tap Save.
  3. Option­ally, tap Full Details to add more infor­ma­tion to the visitor.
  4. Select dates for the vis­i­tor by tap­ping the Dates tile and select­ing dates from the selec­tor. Tap Set.
  5. Select a place for the vis­i­tor by tap­ping the Places tile and then tap­ping the add selec­tor at the top. When the Select Places view appears, select a place or add a new one by tap­ping the plus sign. Return to the Trip view.
  6. To add vis­i­tor com­pan­ions, tap the Com­pan­ions tile and select com­pan­ions from your con­tacts. Tap the add selec­tor at the top. When the Com­pan­ions view appears, select com­pan­ions. Then return to the Trip view. Learn more about Com­pan­ions below.
  7. To add con­text tags, tap the Con­text tags tile (select an exist­ing tag or cre­ate a new one by tap­ping New.)
  8. If you wish to change the iOS cal­en­dar that the vis­i­tor is asso­ci­ated with, tap the iOS Cal­en­dar tile and then select Spec­ify iOS Cal­en­dar.
  9. To add a loca­tion for the vis­i­tor, tap Loca­tion and select one of the options. Option­ally, add more data by tap­ping Cre­ate and Add More Data. This allows you to asso­ciate addi­tional items, such as Tasks, Check­lists, Expenses, etc.
  10. Tap Save.

MODIFYING TRIPS AND VISITORS

How to mod­ify a trip or visitor:

  1. Tap the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. Tap the trip or vis­i­tor you wish to mod­ify and then tap Open.
  3. Mod­ify the items as directed.
  4. Tap Save.

DELETING TRIPS

How to delete a trip or visitor:

  1. Tap the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. Tap the trip or vis­i­tor you wish to delete to expand the row, and then tap Delete.

TRIP COMPANIONS

How to add trip com­pan­ions (to trips or visitors):

  1. Tap the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. Choose a trip or visitor.
  3. Tap the Com­pan­ions tile.
  4. Tap the add icon and then select the con­tacts you wish to include.
  5. You can man­u­ally keep track of con­tacts who have accepted your invi­ta­tion by tap­ping the More Info icon and choos­ing Not responded, Yes, No, or Maybe and then tap­ping Set. When they respond, this keeps process groups the com­pan­ions by their response.
  6. Return to the Trip or Visit and then save it.

Note: You can com­mu­ni­cate with all of these trip/visit com­pan­ions by tap­ping Share from the asso­ci­ated Trip, and then tap­ping Email or Text Mes­sage.

How to remove trip com­pan­ions from a trip/visit:

If you wish to remove com­pan­ions from a trip or visit, in the Com­pan­ions view swipe the com­pan­ion to the left to remove it.

PRINTING, SHARING, AND DISCUSSING TRIPS AND VISITORS

You can print indi­vid­ual trips or vis­its, share trips or vis­its via email or dis­cuss trips or vis­its via social media or SMS. Users who receive a trip or visit via email can man­age it in their app.

How to print a trip or visit:

  1. Open the trip or visit.
  2. Tap the trip or visit you wish to print and tap Open.
  3. Tap Actions and then tap Print.
  4. A PDF file is cre­ated and an alert appears ask­ing if you wish to save the doc­u­ment as a local doc­u­ment. If so, tap Yes, oth­er­wise tap No.
  5. Tap the Share icon at the top of the view and then tap Print.
  6. Print the doc­u­ment to the selected printer.

Note: You can also open the PDF doc­u­ment and save it to an online ser­vice, such as Drop­box, by tap­ping the Share icon and choos­ing an online service.

How to share a trip or visit via email:

  1. Open the trip or visit.
  2. Tap the trip or visit you wish to share and tap Open.
  3. Tap Share and then tap Email.
  4. Choose a recip­i­ent and then tap Send to send the email.

How to col­lab­o­rate about a trip or visit:

  1. Tap the trip or visit you wish to col­lab­o­rate about and tap Open.
  2. Tap Share and then tap Post, Tweet or Text Mes­sage.
  3. A mes­sage dis­play­ing, “I’m plan­ning a trip/visit (trip or visit name). Any rec­om­men­da­tions?” appears.
  4. Mod­ify the mes­sage as desired and send it.
  5. If you wish to view the replies at a later time, tap View Replies.

CREATING PLACES

In your LightAr­row app, Places are Ser­vice Providers.

Refer to Ser­vice Providers for more infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing places.

CREATING TRAVEL NOTES

Refer to Notes for more infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing notes.

CREATING TRAVEL BOOKMARKS

Refer to Book­marks for more infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing bookmarks.

CREATING TRAVEL SERVICES

Refer to Ser­vices for more infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing services.

ASSOCIATING ITEMS WITH TRIPS OR VISITS

The Trips + Vis­i­tors topic helps you to be more pro­duc­tive by allow­ing you to asso­ciate tasks, shop­ping items, appoint­ments, reminders, book­marks, notes, check­lists, files, book­marks, expenses, audio, pho­tos video, and draw­ings to trips and vis­its. For exam­ple, if you’re plan­ning a trip to Maui, you might attach pho­tos dur­ing the trip, a pack­ing list (through a check­list) and book­marks to web­sites with itin­er­ary or reser­va­tion infor­ma­tion, and you’ll want to be able to eas­ily see all of these items asso­ci­ated with the trip in one place. By asso­ci­at­ing these items with the trip, you have a cen­tral loca­tion to view all of this data.

How to asso­ciate a task with a trip/visit:

You can asso­ciate a trip/visit with a task or a task with a trip/visit.

Note: Any­where you find a task in the app, you can open it, tap its Asso­ci­ated Topic tile, and select a trip/visit that you want to asso­ciate it with.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing task, tap Task and select the task you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new task, tap Task and add a name and due date, and then tap Full Details to add more information.
  6. Com­plete the infor­ma­tion for the task and tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a shop­ping item with a trip/visit:

You can cre­ate a shop­ping item Shop­ping + Gifts topic and later asso­ciate it with a trip/visit in the Travel + Places topic (or) you can add a shop­ping item directly in the Travel + Places topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about shop­ping items, refer to the Shop­ping + Gifts help.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing shop­ping item, tap Shop­ping Item and select the shop­ping item you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new shop­ping item, tap Shop­ping Item and add a name, amount, and due date/time.
  6. Add other optional information.
  7. Tap Save.

How to asso­ciate an appoint­ment with a trip/visit:

Cre­at­ing an appoint­ment is a com­mon func­tion that can be cre­ated in many areas of your app. If you wish to add an appoint­ment directly to a trip/visit, fol­low the pro­ce­dure below.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing appoint­ment, tap Appoint­ment and select the appoint­ment you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new appoint­ment, tap Appoint­ment and add a name and start date.
  6. Tap Full Details if you wish to add sta­tus, an optional com­ment, full dates, con­text tags, and to choose the iOS cal­en­dar to be asso­ci­ated with the appointment.
  7. Tap the tiles for the details you wish to add and com­plete the nec­es­sary fields.
  8. Com­plete the infor­ma­tion for the appoint­ment and tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a reminder with a trip/visit:

Cre­at­ing a reminder is a com­mon func­tion that can be cre­ated in many areas of your app. If you wish to add a reminder directly to a trip/visit, fol­low the pro­ce­dure below.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing reminder, tap Reminder and select the reminder you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new reminder, tap Reminder and add a name and due date/time.
  6. If you wish to add con­text tags and select a cal­en­dar for an iOS noti­fi­ca­tion, tap the asso­ci­ated tiles.
  7. Tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a note with a trip/visit:

You can cre­ate a note in the Notes + Files, Lists topic and asso­ciate it with a trip/visit (or) you can asso­ciate a note to a trip/visit directly from the Travel + Places topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about notes, refer to the Notes + Files, Lists help.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing note, tap Note and select the note you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new note, tap Note and add a name and due date, and then tap Full Details to add more information.
  6. Com­plete the infor­ma­tion for the note and tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a check­list with a trip/visit:

You can cre­ate a check­list in the Notes + Files, Lists topic and asso­ciate it with a trip/visit in the Travel + Places topic (or) you can asso­ciate a check­list to a task directly from the Notes + Files, List topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about check­lists, refer to the Notes +Files, Lists help.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing check­list, tap Check­list and select the check­list you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new check­list, tap Check­list and add a name and due date. Option­ally add a comment.
  6. Tap Tap to add Check­list item and add items to the check­list tap­ping Save as you cre­ate each one.
  7. Com­plete the infor­ma­tion for the check­list and tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a file ref­er­ence with a trip/visit:

You can cre­ate a file ref­er­ence in the Notes + Files, Lists topic to your local and online files and asso­ciate it with a trip/visit (or) you can asso­ciate a file ref­er­ence to a trip/visit directly from the Travel + Places topic. Files can be local or stored online. For detailed infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing file ref­er­ences, refer to the Notes + Files, Lists help.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing file ref­er­ence, tap File and select the file ref­er­ence you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new file ref­er­ence, tap File and select a folder and file.
  6. If you don’t see the file ser­vice you wish to use, you can set it up directly from the result­ing menu by tap­ping New and com­plet­ing the options for the file service.

How to asso­ciate a book­mark with a trip/visit:

You can cre­ate a book­mark in the Book­marks + Lock­ers topic and asso­ciate it with an item in the Travel + Places topic (or) you can asso­ciate a book­mark to a Travel + Places topic directly from the Travel + Places topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing book­marks, refer to the Book­marks + Lock­ers help.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing book­mark, tap Book­mark and select the book­mark you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new book­mark, tap Book­mark and type a URL for a book­mark or search for a book­mark and select it.

How to asso­ciate an expense with a trip/visit:

You can cre­ate an expense in the Finances topic and asso­ciate it with a trip/visit (or) you can asso­ciate an expense to a trip/visit directly from the Travel + Places topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about expenses, refer to the Finances help.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing expense, tap Expense and select the expense you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new expense, tap Expense and add a name, amount, and due date/time.
  6. Add other optional information.
  7. Tap Save.

How to asso­ciate pho­tos, audio, draw­ings, or video with a trip/visit:

You can cre­ate pho­tos, audio, or video within the Media topic (or in some cases directly with your device) and asso­ciate them with an item in Travel + Places (or) you can asso­ciate a media item with a trip/visit directly from the Travel + Places topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing media items, refer to the Media help.

  1. Locate a trip/visit by tap­ping the Trips + Vis­i­tors tile in the Trips + Vis­i­tors topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing media item, tap AudioPhotoVideo, or Draw­ing and select the file you want to add.
  5. If you’re adding a new media item, tap AudioPhotoVideo, or Draw­ing and com­plete the nec­es­sary actions.
  6. Save the trip/visit.

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