Saturday, February 15, 2014

Custom MyLifeOrganized Views on your MLO-iPhone!

We are excited to announce that MyLifeOrganized for iPhone ver. 2.5.0 will contain a functionality to import Custom Views from MyLifeOrganized for Desktop. This version has been already submitted to Apple and we are waiting for the release very soon after their approval.

The new functionality will allow you to use your MLO-Desktop Custom Views on MLO-iPhone after the import. You will be able to see your task lists filtered, grouped and sorted the same way you see them on your Desktop now.

The importing of any views from your desktop to iPhone is very easy. Let's do it together step by step.

1. In MLO-Desktop right click the views tree, select "New view..." and enter a name for the new view. Let's create a view of completed tasks which are also starred.

Create new view in MLO-Desktop

2. Open Advanced filter for the new view and add conditions for Complete and Starred.
Advanced filter for the new view



3. Add other parameters to your new view like sorting and grouping.

4. Click Save View... to save all the changes before exporting.

5. Right click new view and select Export view(s)... from the menu. Enter a name for the file.
Export view to a file
6. Now you need to transfer this file with new view to your MLO-iPhone. The easiest way is to send it via email which could be opened on your iPhone.  

Open email with your view attachment on your iPhone

7. Click the attachment and select "Open in MLO 2" from the list (note MLO-iPhone v. 2.5.0+ should be installed on your iPhone)
Select MLO-iPhone app to open the attachment

8. MLO-iPhone will parse the import file to find all views you have in it.
Note: the views will be imported to the current MLO-iPhone profile only. To import the same view for other profile - open this profile in MLO-iPhone first.

MLO is about to import one view

9. After you complete the import the new View will be added to the Imported Views group on your iPhone. Now you can use this view to see the same task list as you do on desktop.

Imported view: Completed Starred.

10.  You can click Edit and rearrange imported views to other groups as well as rename, hide and delete unused views.

Rearrange MLO views

Currently we have the following limitations when importing views from destkop:
1) Only one level of grouping can be used on MLO-iPhone. If import a view with several level of grouping which desktop supports only the first level will be used on iPhone and the rest is ignored.
2) Manual ordering is only supported in predefined Starred and Active Starred views. MLO-iPhone cannot keep in sync the manual ordering for other custom views.
3) You cannot change the custom view settings on iPhone now. If you want to change your view - change it on destkop and import to iPhone with the same view name.

I know that our team did a great job implementing this sophisticated and revolutionary functionality for iPhone. I hope you will like it! We also plan to add it to the Android platform as well.

If your custom view does not work in iPhone after import the same way it does on Desktop - let us know on support email: support@mylifeorganized.net


Thanks,
Andrey.
http://mylifeorganized.net