Lists

Introduction

Lists are one of the cornerstones of LifeChanger.  You can create as many Lists as you want.  Lists can contain Tasks,  Images and/or Contacts.   You can keep related Lists organized by adding them to other Lists to create sub-Lists.

Example #1: you could have a Shopping list containing all the items you buy regularly.   Decorate grocery items with the Grocers tag and pet supply items with the Pet Shop tag.  Mark items you need to buy as To Do and those you just bought as Done.   When you’re at the grocers, filter the List to show only To Do items with the Grocers tag.  Double tap each item as you add it to the cart to mark it as Done.

Example #2: you could have a Vacations list and within that have 2 sub-lists for things you need to take and things you need to do in advance.  Tag each item with the Beach and/or Ski tag, etc. as appropriate.   In addition, have sub-lists for each vacation so you can keep all your photos, videos and contact details of hotels, restaurants and new friends together.  Next year when you return, you’ll have all the info you need to plan an even better vacation than last time – and some great memories of your last trip.

 

Where do I start?

You use Lists on the Desktop.  If you’re not on the Desktop already, tap the main menu button   at the top left of LifeChanger to show the menu.  Then, tap Desktop.

Take me to the Desktop in the web version of LifeChanger now.

Create a new List

Pan all the way to the right hand side of the app and tap the  Add New List button.  Type a unique name for the new list and choose the Type from the selector – i.e. one of Task, Image or Contact.  The default is Task and you’ll probably use Task Lists more  than Images or Contacts.   The Type defines what kind of items are created on the List when you add them.  More on that lower down in this Help topic.  The Type also determines the default color of the List’s title and buttons so you can easily identify it.  Task and Contact lists are blue, Image lists are yellow.  Change the color by tapping the Color button.

If you already have Friends defined in LifeChanger, you can share the list with them if you wish.   To do that, tap the card titled    No Shares. More on that lower down in this Help topic.

When you’re ready, tap the green tick to save the new List or tap outside to close and discard any changes.

Note: you can change the List properties any time you wish at a later date by tapping the List’s context button at the top right of the list and then “Edit”.

If you create a List in error, you can delete it as follows:  tap the context menu and then Delete -> Delete List and Contents.

Sharing Lists with Friends

When creating a List (or when editing it later), you can determine how and what is shared.  In order to share the List, you must first have one or more Friends.  Once you do, tap the list’s context menu button   at the top right of the list and then tap either 1.  Share, or 2. Edit and then tap on the Share card on the list’s property page.  In the first screenshot, all items (tasks, images, contacts) currently on the list and all items added to the list in future are shared with Deborah and Roger.   Deborah has Can edit ticked so she can view, add, edit and delete items on the list.  Roger does not have Can edit ticked so he can only view items.  Apply to Sublists is ticked which means that any sublists on the list being shared will also be shared using the same rules.  Untick that if you only want to share the one list.

In the second screenshot, Advanced is ticked which enables additional sharing options.  It’s configured so Deb can now only see items on the list that are tagged either as Personal or Vacation, while Roger can see all items except those tagged as Work.  

In this way, when a sharing a List, you could e.g. share items tagged as Personal with your spouse and share items tagged as Work Related with work colleagues. 

You can edit or delete sharing options at any time.  Simply Edit the List, tap the Sharing card and change the users, sharing options and/or tags.  To Delete a share, tap the trash-can button on the right.  The people you were sharing with will lose access to the List and its items immediately.

Add items to a List

Now that you have a new List, you can add items to it.   If you’re adding to a Task list, tap the blue button at the top of the List to create a new Task.   If you’re adding to an Image list, tap the yellow + button to create a new Image.   If you’re adding to a Contact list, tap the orange + button to create a new Contact.

Note: you can add different types of items to Lists.  e.g. you can add Images to a Task list or Images to a Contacts list, etc.  To do that, tap the round button with 3 vertical dots at the top right of the list to show the list’s context menu.   Choose the type of item to create.  Alternatively, you can create e.g. an Image on an Image list and then drag and drop it onto a Task list.

Reordering Lists (including creating sub-Lists)

Use Drag and Drop to reorder Lists on your desktop.  i.e. tap and hold in the header section of the List you want to move.   As you drag, you’ll see vertical green drop-zones appear in-between other Lists showing where it’s appropriate to drop.  Drag the List onto one of those drop-zones and release to drop it there.   

Another way to reorder Lists is in the Desktop Settings.

Whichever way you perform the reordering, the List will stay in its new position until you move it again.

If you drag a List over another List, you’ll see horizontal green drop-zones appear in-between tasks.  If you drop on one of those, the List will be embedded in the other List.  i.e. it will become a sub-List.   NOTE: ToDo lists and Day Planners cannot be embedded in other Lists like this.    

Filtering

Using Filters, you can temporarily restrict which items appear in a List.  e.g. when you arrive at the Grocers, you may want to filter your Shopping list to show only those items with the Grocers tag and with a Status of To Do (i.e. you need them!).

Tap the button at the top right of the list with 3 vertical dots and then Filter  to set filter options.  Type a Name if you want to filter to show only those items that contain the text you specify in their name.  Tap on one or more Status values if you want to only show items with the status(es) you specify (i.e. To Do, In Progress, Done).  Tap on one or more Tags if you want to only show Tasks, Images and Contacts that have the tags you specify.    Choose a Type if you only want to show items of certain type(s) – e.g. only Tasks or only Tasks and Images, etc.

If your lists contain sub-lists, the Filter(s) will be applied to those sub-Lists as well.

When you’re ready, tap the green tick to apply the filter to your list.  To show all items again, return to the Filters page and tap Clear Filters at the bottom.

To Do List

There’s one special List that’s ever-present in LifeChanger – the ToDo list.  It’s already there on your Desktop when you load LifeChanger for the first time.  If a Friend shares their ToDo list with you, you can add it to your desktop as well.

You can embed other Lists in your ToDo list.  e.g. a “To-Do Later” list that holds lower priority tasks that you’ll get around to one day or e.g. 2 sub-Lists for Work related and Personal tasks.

Goal Lists

Goals that you create in the Goals section in LifeChanger can be added to your Desktop as Lists – see Desktops.  You can view and edit Goals and their contents either in the Goals section or on the Desktop.   

Goal lists appear on the Desktop with a purple color, by default, to distinguish them from regular lists.  Because they’re on your Desktop, they’ll be visible in your day-to-day use of LifeChanger and therefore stay at the forefront of your mind.  And, because you can position them next to your To Do list and/or Day Planner, you can make sure Goal related tasks make their way into your daily schedule easily.

You can create as many sub-lists as you like within a Goal to represent the different projects that will help you attain the Goal.  

You can use Goals and Projects to organize work and/or personal projects.   At LifeChanger we use Projects to manage feature enhancements and issues, marketing and sales plans.

Day Planner

The Day Planner is like a mini-calendar – but bigger, better, stronger!   It has all the features of a regular calendar with some special features designed to take your productivity to new heights.

It needs more space than is available here so, read more about the Day Planner in the next section by clicking “Next: Day Planner” below.