Reminders & Notifications

Introduction

You can tell LifeChanger to remind/notify you in the following situations:

1/ in advance of something happening – e.g. 1 week before a birthday or 15 minutes before a meeting starts.

2/ to remind you to stay on track for a goal/task that has a due date.

3/ when a shared item is changed by someone else.

Notifications

In the example, the user will be notified by email 1 week before Wendy’s party  (in plenty of time to get a gift) and a 2nd time by Alert 1 hour before the party (in time to get there).  In this example, both notifications are in advance of the start time/time.  To setup notifications like this, first ensure your task has a Start Date.  Then tap the Nofications card and Add notification.  Choose the type (email or alert), when you want the notification.  The Event will be defaulted to Start Date so you can leave that in place.

Another way to use notifications is in advance of the due date.  For example,  if you have a project that needs to be completed in 6 months, you can setup a “rolling” notification so you’re reminded e.g.  one per month for the first few months and then once per week as the due date gets closer and then every day for the final week.  The process to setup notifications like this is identical to that described above, except in this case, make sure you have a Due Date set on the task.  When creating the notification, click on the When selector and choose one of the options from the Rolling section.  Those options are:  Daily, Weekly and Cascading (i.e. getting progressively more frequent as the Due Date approaches).

Since LifeChanger notifications are so flexible, you can use them for many situations – e.g. you could setup several reminders per day to notify you to take your meds, or to take a moment to relax and breathe. 

 

Follow Changes

In the example, the user will be alerted when a change is made to the Baked beans item on the Shopping list.   That alert will be sent on all changes to the item – including when the status is changed.  That might be useful, for example, so you know your spouse marked Baked beans as Done (i.e. (s)he already bought them) so you don’t need to make a trip out to the store!

Notification Settings

In the example, the user will :

  • not receive notifications from Adam except on items that have the Important OR Urgent tag
  • not receive any notifications about Centennial items
  • receive all notifications about Deb’s items
  • not receive any notifications from Laura except on items that have BOTH the Bug and Urgent tags 

You can turn off all notifications by switching on the Do not disturb option at the top.