Listomni Manual

This is essentially the same help section which is available in the Listomni.
You can also download the manual in PDF, though hyperlinks won't work.




1. Overview




Help, Support and Release Notes


Tapping the help Button shows the contextual help window.

Tap Manual to open the
searchable Manual.

Tap the Support button on the lower left for support options, including our support contact email, website, twitter, and facebook links.

Release notes for the current Version are also available from this screen in the Documentation section.


List Keeping Approaches


There are three schools of thought on how best to maintain a list in Listomni:
  • Method One - Add items to the list as needed, check an item off when you fulfill it, then delete checked off items after that particular trip or activity. Cost Totaling works best with this method, as Checked off items can be counted up so you can see how much you've spent so far.
  • Method Two - Add items as needed, delete them as you fulfill them. This is the cleanest method when you don't care about Cost Totaling during the activity, and don't need the list as a mnemonic.
  • Method Three - Add all the items to the list you'll ever need. Check items off when you fulfill them. Uncheck them when you need them again, or before the activity. This method works best when you need a reminder list for a recurring activity, but it doesn't work as well with Cost Totaling, as items will be included in the total at inappropriate times.
In all cases, you only type a full item in once, as Listomni remembers what you've typed even if you've deleted the item. It will recommend the item if you start to type it again. We mention this, because many people opt for Method three in an attempt avoid retyping items, which we feel is the least valid reason to pick that method. Also note that Picking from the Dictionary now has a special 'My Items' tab with all the items you've ever added to your list.


Listomni Concepts


Lists

A List is the basic unit of organization in the app. Every List has a name and a specific type which defines what fields are available for items on that list. A List can contain any number of List Items. You can create new lists and delete existing ones from the
Lists Tab

List Items

A List Item is something you need to remember such as "Milk" or "Toothbrush." Depending on the list type you add the item to, you can also enter different information for each item. For Example: To Do List Items have due dates, Grocery List Items have quantities and costs.

You can add items to a list, delete them, edit them, check them off, email them, and move or copy them to a different list. (Tap here to read more...)

Folders

Folders contain Lists, or other Folders. This allows you to organize your lists in a folder hierarchy. Create Folders on the Lists Tab. or while viewing an existing folder's contents.

Dictionaries

Dictionaries are used to remember things that you've entered into the app before. This includes entire items, and individual field values.
Dictionaries drive most of the pick lists and type ahead suggestions in Listomni when you're entering a List Item. (Pictured below)

You can manually add and delete values from a dictionary, just like in List View.

Look for Dictionary Button on the Editor Toolbar when setting a field value. It will take you right to the dictionary.

or just tap the Settings button from List View, Then Look for the "Autofill and Pick List Values" section.

Keep in mind that deleting a Dictionary Value will blank out the Value field for any item which was using it. Similarly, renaming the Value in the dictionary will rename it for all items which are using that Value.


The Lists Tab

Use the Lists Tab to Navigate, View, and Manage your lists and folders.
By default, Listomni ships with several precreated lists. You can add more, or delete any of these from the Lists tab.

Tap the yellow Settings button from the Lists Tab to modify
App Wide Settings. This includes customizing the Tab Bar.

Basic Lists Tab & Folder Usage

Tap the green + button to add a new list or folder. Press and hold it to move a list from a different folder to the current one, or to import a list from file.

Tap on an existing list or folder to open it.

The blue action button lets you Export a list or Run a Backup.

Tap the Edit button to delete lists, edit a list's settings, or to reorder the lists. Additionally, edit mode let's you print, email, move, and copy multiple lists at once. (Tap here to read more...)



New List Screen


At a minimum, pick the List Type and set the title. A list's type can only be set when the list is first created. The list type controls what fields are available.

Set the list type to "Folder" to create a folder. For more info on different
List Types tap here.

You can also set a variety of other List Settings from the New List screen.

Everything but the List Type can be changed later via the Settings Button.

For more help on any field, tap the Help button on the Editor Toolbar.


List View Screen

This is the most used screen in Listomni. It shows you the items on the list, and groups them together according to the current
view.

List View has two modes which affect what buttons and functions are available. Normal Mode and Edit Mode.

Basic List View Usage

Toolbar Buttons

Tap the green + button to
add a new item by typing. Press and hold it to add items from a file, another list, or the list's dictionary if applicable.

Tap the purple Settings button to change settings for the current list, including Grouping, Sorting and changing available Autofill and Pick List values for different item fields.

The blue action button lets you email, print or export to file the items which are currently show in list view.

The left-most button on the toolbar hides and unhides checked items from the list when tapped.

Table Buttons and Functions

Tap an item row in the list to view or modify its details.The following operations and buttons will not be available until there are items visible on the list.

The button to the left of an item checks or uncheck the item. Press and Hold it to check or uncheck them all.

Swipe an item from left to right then tap the Delete confirmation that appears on the row to quickly delete an item without entering Edit Mode.

Tap the Edit button to delete or modify multiple items. Edit mode also let's you select specific items to move, copy, print or email. (Tap here to read more...)

Tap the search button in the List header search a list for an item. Tap the left most button in a group header to collapse the section, or press and hold the button to collapse or expand all groups, or to reorder them.
Tap a group header to see only the items in that section.


List View Edit Mode


Select items for deletion, editing, or other operations by tapping on them. Press and hold an item to select all visible items.

Tap the green bulk edit button to
edit selected items simultaneously.

Tap the red trash can button to delete selected items.

In Edit Mode, the blue action button lets you move, copy, email or print selected items.

If the Current View does not sort automatically, then the Move handles on the right side of the table can be used to drag items up and down in the list.
If the list is sorted automatically, and there is more than one section, you can still drag an item to another section.

Tap the group reorder button to organize sections.


Add Item Screen

This screen lets you add a new item to a list. Tap a field to start editing it. At least one field with a * after it must be entered before you can use the 'Done' button in the upper right to save the item.

The '+' button on the Navigation Bar lets you save this item and immediately add another without returning to List View.


Editor Toolbar Buttons

When editing or adding an item, there is an Editor Toolbar which appears which always provides the follow buttons:


Start editing the next field which has an editor associated with it.

Start editing the previous field which has an editor associated with it.

Show Help specific to the field that you're editing.

Stop editing, and hide the keyboard / editor

Additionally, there are several other buttons which can appear on the toolbar depending on the field that you're editing. These buttons are used to switch the type of editor or input method that is used for the field.


Item Details Screen


This screen shows you all an item's values and lets you edit them. Tap a field to start editing it. Use the arrows at the top of the screen to switch between items.

Editor Toolbar Buttons

When editing or adding an item, there is an Editor Toolbar which appears which always provides the follow buttons:


Start editing the next field which has an editor associated with it.

Start editing the previous field which has an editor associated with it.

Show Help specific to the field that you're editing.

Stop editing, and hide the keyboard / editor

Additionally, there are several other buttons which can appear on the toolbar depending on the field that you're editing. These buttons are used to switch the type of editor or input method that is used for the field.

Detail Toolbar Buttons

At the top of the Item Details screen, standard buttons from
List View have been included for adding to the list, filing, printing, and deleting items:

Tap the green + button to add a new item by typing.

Tap the red trash can button to delete the current item.

Tap the blue action button to email, print or move just the current item.

External Action Buttons

If this Button appears to the right of a field, you can tap it to use the value to perform a function in another app such as searching Google in Mobile Safari, Dialing a phone number in the Phone app, or searching Maps for Business Name.

If this button appears next to a field, then it means that the item is linked to a contact record. Tapping the button will open the contact in Listomni.


List Settings Screen


The List Settings Screen lets you modify settings specific to a list. This differs from the
App Settings screen in that settings on the List Settings page apply only to the current list.

To open the List Settings Screen, tap the purple Settings button from List View.

For a full list of List Settings and their operation, check out section 4. List Settings in the Manual.


App Settings Screen


The App Settings Screen lets you modify settings which affect how all lists in the application work. This differs from the
List Settings Screen in that settings on the page apply to the entire application.

To open the App Settings Screen, tap the yellow Settings button from the Lists Tab, or at the very bottom of any List Settings Screen.

For a full list of App Settings and their operation, check out section 5. App Settings in the Manual.



2. Basic Operations




Create a New List or Folder


To add a new list or folder, tap the green + button from the
Lists Tab. At a minimum, pick the List Type and set the title. A list's type can only be set when the list is first created. The list type controls what fields are available.

Set the list type to "Folder" to create a folder. For more info on different List Types tap here.

You can also set a variety of other List Settings from the New List screen.

Everything but the List Type can be changed later via the Settings Button.

For more help on any field, tap the Help button on the Editor Toolbar.


Add Items by Typing


From
List View, tap the green + button to open the Add Item Screen.

Add Item Screen

This screen lets you add a new item to a list. Tap a field to start editing it. At least one field with a * after it must be entered before you can use the 'Done' button in the upper right to save the item.

The '+' button on the Navigation Bar lets you save this item and immediately add another without returning to List View.


Editor Toolbar Buttons

When editing or adding an item, there is an Editor Toolbar which appears which always provides the follow buttons:


Start editing the next field which has an editor associated with it.

Start editing the previous field which has an editor associated with it.

Show Help specific to the field that you're editing.

Stop editing, and hide the keyboard / editor

Additionally, there are several other buttons which can appear on the toolbar depending on the field that you're editing. These buttons are used to switch the type of editor or input method that is used for the field.


Add Items from a Dictionary


You can pick items to add to the list from a linked dictionary rather than typing anything at all for some lists.

To do this, press and hold the green + button, then tap 'Pick From Dictionary' from the pop up menu.

Then select one or more items by tapping them.
Finally, tap the "Add" Button in the upper right.

Note that you also can filter the dictionary to just see items you used before by tapping on the My Items filter on the toolbar.

Similarly, tapping on Favorites only shows items which you've set the
Favorite Flag to true for.


Add Items from Another List


To copy items from another list to the current one:

Press and hold the green + button, then tap 'Pick From Another List'

Pick a list from the screen which appears. If you don't see the list you want, or you want to pick a dictionary, then try tapping the
All/Recommended toggle.

Once you select the source list you want to pick an item from, select one or more items by tapping on it and tap the "Add" Button in the upper right.


Delete Items


Two methods to delete items exist from List View:

From normal mode Swipe an item from left to right then tap the Delete confirmation that appears on the row to quickly delete an item without entering
Edit Mode.


To delete multiple items, Tap the Edit button to enter edit mode.

Select Items by tapping them.

Tap the Red Trash Can button


Searching


You can search a list, or the help for an item. Tap the Search button on the Navigation Bar, next the screen title to show the search bar.

Then type what you're searching for. You can open items in your search results, edit them, or delete them. Tap Cancel when done and the list will scroll to the first item that matched the previous search.


Change Grouping and Sorting (Views)


Views control how items are grouped together and how they're sorted.

To change the Current View:
  1. Tap the purple Settings button when viewing the list in List View.

  2. Tap the first row "View"


  3. The current view will have a checkmark next to it. Tap on a different view to select it.
  4. or
  5. Tap the Edit button to modify an existing view or add a new one.



Change Row Layout and Colors


To change the Current List's Row Layout:
  1. Tap the purple Settings button when viewing the list in List View.
  2. Tap the second row "Item Layout and Colors" (If no such option is visible, then the current view has overriden it, edit the viewinstead.)

By default all list types come with at least two Item Layouts: a tall and a short item row. You can add additional layouts, or modify the editing ones by tapping the "Edit Button" on the "Item Layout" screen


Add Values to Dictionaries


Dictionaries

Dictionaries are used to remember things that you've entered into the app before. This includes entire items, and individual field values.
Dictionaries drive most of the pick lists and type ahead suggestions in Listomni when you're entering a List Item. (Pictured below)

You can manually add and delete values from a dictionary, just like in
List View.

Look for Dictionary Button on the Editor Toolbar when setting a field value. It will take you right to the dictionary.

or just tap the Settings button from List View, Then Look for the "Autofill and Pick List Values" section.

Keep in mind that deleting a Dictionary Value will blank out the Value field for any item which was using it. Similarly, renaming the Value in the dictionary will rename it for all items which are using that Value.


Email or Print Items


From
List View, tap the blue action button.
This will give you the option to email or print all the items which you can currently see on the list. Hidden Items and Collapsed Groups will not be included. If you've filtered the list by a group, then only those items will be emailed or printed.


Next you're prompted on how you want the items laid out.
Examples of the options are below.

Easily Readable

This includes the fields you can currently see in List View. Items will be Grouped and Sorted in the same way. Change the View for a different set of fields to be used, or a different Grouping or Order. A PDF version is also included.

Spreadsheet

This option includes all item fields in a PDF attachment It also attaches a .csv file to the email for easier import into other programs.

Item Detail Format

This option includes all item fields, but is laid out like the Item Details Screen in a PDF attachment.

Emailing just a few items

From List View, Tap the Edit button to enter edit mode.

Tap items you want to print or email to select them.

Tap the blue action button.

Select Email or Print from the menu.

Pick the format.


Move or Copy Items to a different list


To Move or Copy items to another list:

From
List View, Tap the Edit button to enter edit mode.

Tap items you want to move or copy to select them.

Tap the blue action button.

Select Move or Copy from the menu.



Pick a list from the screen which appears. If you don't see the list you want, or you want to pick a dictionary, then try tapping the All/Recommended toggle.



Filter the List


You can filter items by a property value (such as Store) by tapping on the Group Header.

If no Group Headers are visible, then ensure that you've selected a grouped
View.

Items added while filtered, automatically get the property value set for the Group, unless you explicitly change it.


Hide or Show Checked Items


Tap the left-most button on the toolbar to hide or show checked items from the list. There are three states for this button:
  • A. Showing All Items
  • B. Showing Only Unchecked Items
  • C. Show only Checked Off Items



Clear Checked Off Items


The left-most button on the toolbar
hides and unhides checked items from the list when tapped.
For more options, Press and hold the filter button, or any check off button. This will prompt you to Delete Checked Items (if there are any)


Manually Order Items


Tap the Edit button from
List View in order to enter Edit Mode.

If the Current View does not sort automatically, then the Move handles on the right side of the table can be used to drag items up and down in the list.
If the list is sorted automatically, and there is more than one section, you can still drag an item to another section.


Organize Groups (Sections)


Press and Hold the left button on any Groups. This will prompt you to collapse or expand groups, or to reorder them.

Select Reorder Groups

Use the Move Handle on the right of each row in the second section to drage a group up or down in the list. You also can select different automatic ways to order the list of Groups.


Organize Lists


There are several ways to organize lists in the app. Start from the
Lists Tab.

Ordering Lists on the Lists tab.

To change the order that the lists appear in. Tap Edit, then use the move handle to the right of each list to drag it up or down.

Organizing in Folders

To move a list into a folder. Tap Edit.

Tap one or more lists to select them.

Tap the blue action button.

Select 'Move to Folder' from the Menu.

Pick a new Folder.

*Note that a folder must exist before the option is allowed. See here to create a Folder.

Alternately:
After creating a new folder, Open it. Then press and hold the green (+) button to move other lists into it. Or select it as the Parent List when editing a List's settings.



3. Advanced Operations




Schedule Repeating List Items


You can schedule items to be added automatically to the list. You can access this functionality in one of two ways:
First, when Adding, or Entering or Editing an item in
Item Details, tap the "Schedule" field.

Alternately, you can access scheduled items through the Settings button in List View.
  1. Tap the purple Settings button when viewing the list in List View.
  2. Tap the 'Scheduled Items' field


  3. This will show the Scheduled Items field

    Use the Green + button to add a new item.

    Tap an item to selected it and then tap the Red Trashcan button to delete the schedule.

    To edit the scheduled item, tap the blue detail button. To Edit the schedule, tap the Schedule field.

Either way, after entering the item details, you'll then be presented with the Edit Schedule screen. Here you can specify when the event is added to the list.



Edit Multiple Items Simultaneously


Tap the Edit button.

Select at least two items by tapping them.

Tap the Green Bulk Edit button.

The bulk editor will appear. Tap a field in order to set a value for it. If a field you want to edit isn't in the list, then tapp the Recommended / All toggle to show it.

You can set values for multiple fields. When you're done, tap the "Apply" button on the Navigation Bar.


Customize a View


Views consist of one or more Grouping Properties, one or more sorting properties, and an optional item layout and color scheme which can override the list's default behavior. Whenever you view the list, a view is in charge of ordering items and grouping them together. The Example on the right is grouped by the "Store" property, and Sorted by the "Item" Description Property.

You can customize views, or create new ones to group a list's items together however you want.

To Edit a view:

Tap the purple settings button while viewing the list.

*Note the currently selected view has a checkmark by it.

Tap Edit.

Tap a View to edit it or tap Add New View... to open the Edit View Screen:

Grouping Hierarchy

You can specify one or more properties in the Grouping Hierarchy section to make the view group similar items together. If multiple grouping properties are specified, only one is visible at a time.

The example below groups a Grocery List grouped by two properties: Store, then Section.

Tapping a group header in
List View will filter the list by the value (Store) you tap on, and then reveal matching items grouped by the next property (Section).

If there are multiple Grouping properties, then you can use the move handle to change the order in which they are applied.

Group Options

In addition to specifying the Item Property to group on, several other options are avaiable when grouping by a specific property

Filtering Includes "Not Set"

When set to "On" this setting causes items which don't have a value set for the Current Grouping property to be included then you filter by any other value for that property.

This is useful for cases like "Store" where not setting an item's store field means that you can get the item at any store. Hence, when you filter by a particular store (A), all the items where Store isn't set are included. (B)

Show Empty Groups

This Setting Controls if (and when) Empty Groups are showed in List View. it is recommended that this should be Never, unless the Group Property doesn't have alot of possible values.

The options are
  • Always - All Groups that exist in the dictionary are shown all the time, even if no items are in the group. This can be useful if you are filing items in the list.
  • When Editing- Groups without items are only showed when List View is in Edit Mode. This can be useful because it allows you to drag items by the move hangle to a different group, even if that group is empty.
  • Never
  • - (Default) - Empty Groups are always hidden.

Automatic Sorting

The Automatic Sorting section lets specify one or more item properties to order list items by. Sorting is applied within any groups which may be specified.

If there are multiple Sorting properties, then you can use the move handle to change the order in which they are applied.

Sort Options

When specifying a sorting property, you can specify the direction the items are sorted in.


Override List Layout

By default, the Layout for an individual item is specified at the list level. However, if you want to link this view to a specific item layout, then set this to On. Then tap the Sample Row Layout which appears to pick different one.

Item Layouts


An 'Item Layout' controls:
  • Field Positions in which item properties are displayed in List View

    If only the upper field positions are set for the layout, then you can specify a shorter row size be used in List View with the Shrink Cell Size option


  • A Cell Layout's Show Toggle Button setting optionally hides the toggle button for rows that usually checks items off.


  • The default color for the check off button.


  • An item layout's Change Color For properites control under what conditions a row or check off button will change color. This is useful for showing that an item is somehow different from other items in the list, such as begin Overdue, Important, a Favorite, etc. etc.


  • The default color for row backgrounds for both List View and Item Details. This also controls what color a list appears on the Lists Tab..
Listomni comes with at least two different Item Layouts for each List Type. You can change the layout for the list, or create a new layout by tapping on this option.


Changing Item Colors and Layouts


You can make items smaller on the list, or change the fields which appear in List View by changing the current item layout:

Tap the purple Settings Button to open the List Settings screen.

Tap the Item Layout and Colors option at the top of the settings page.



Tap Edit.

Tap an exiting layout to modify it, or Add a New Layout...

An 'Item Layout' controls:
  • Field Positions in which item properties are displayed in List View

    If only the upper field positions are set for the layout, then you can specify a shorter row size be used in List View with the Shrink Cell Size option


  • A Cell Layout's Show Toggle Button setting optionally hides the toggle button for rows that usually checks items off.


  • The default color for the check off button.


  • An item layout's Change Color For properites control under what conditions a row or check off button will change color. This is useful for showing that an item is somehow different from other items in the list, such as begin Overdue, Important, a Favorite, etc. etc.


  • The default color for row backgrounds for both List View and Item Details. This also controls what color a list appears on the Lists Tab..
Listomni comes with at least two different Item Layouts for each List Type. You can change the layout for the list, or create a new layout by tapping on this option.


Import Items


Most Spreadsheet programs can export to CSV or tab delimited formats. You can import a file of this type directly into Listomni if you want to enter items on your computer. Once you've created a CSV or TSV file from your computer, place it either
on the device via iTunes, on Dropbox, or email it to the device.

If you emailed it to your device, open the mail on your device, press and hold the file in Mail on the device, then pick 'Open in Listomni'.

If you instead placed the file on Dropbox, or on the Device via iTunes:

From List View, press and hold the green + button.

Then tap Import / Restore

The import screen lists files you've moved to the device through iTunes. You can also retrieve files from a Dropbox account if you have one. You can create a Dropbox account from the import screen by Tapping "Link Device to Dropbox"



Map Fields Screen

When importing spreadsheet data, or when moving items between lists of different types, you will be prompted by the Mapping Screen to pick which fields to move data into. This screen lets you specify which item fields for the target list (Left side) to populate with the source data (Right Side). By default Listomni will try to pick the correct fields based on the source column name and type, but you can override this, or specify settings which the app couldn't figure out. Just tap on a row to pick a different source property.

Tap Done when you're finished.


Export a List or Template


To Export a List's Items to a File, or an Empty List Template which can be used to populate a list from a Spreadsheet Program:

Tap the
Lists Tab.

Tap the blue action button to open the Export Screen. Pick the Export Type.
  • Comma Separated Value (csv) - A text file with one Item per line. The first row is a row of headers. Columns are separated by a ','. Values may be escaped with " marks.
  • Tab Separated Value (tsv) - Also known as a tab delimited text file. Some spreadsheet programs may give this file type a '.txt' file extension. Listomni requires the extension to be '.tsv' to recognize the file. Again, this format has a header row, and then one item per line.
  • PDF this exports all fields for selected items to a PDF file, including Pictures. The PDF can be used to print, and PDF's that have been generated by Listomni, can also be used to reimport the items into an Listomni instance on another device. This is the Only Export format which includes Pictures!


Then Tap the method you want to save the file with. The options are
  • Export to this Device- Saves the file to this device. It must then be transfered via iTunes.
  • Email Export- Emails the file to the account of your choosing.
  • Export to Dropbox- Saves the file to Dropbox, if you've linked the device to your Dropbox account.
When accessed from the Lists Tab, you additionally must pick the List you want to export, after you choose where to save or send the file:



4. List Settings




View


View is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Grouping, Sorting, and Layout section.

The current view for the list controls how items are grouped together (if at all) and how they are sorted. Tap this row to pick a different view.

From the Change View screen, Tap "Edit" to modify the grouping and sorting behavior of any of the views listed, or to create a custom view.


Item Layout and Colors


Item Layout and Colors is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Grouping, Sorting, and Layout section.

This setting lets you change which item fields are displayed for an item in List View, the color scheme for the list, and optionally shrink each row.


An 'Item Layout' controls:
  • Field Positions in which item properties are displayed in List View

    If only the upper field positions are set for the layout, then you can specify a shorter row size be used in List View with the Shrink Cell Size option


  • A Cell Layout's Show Toggle Button setting optionally hides the toggle button for rows that usually checks items off.


  • The default color for the check off button.


  • An item layout's Change Color For properites control under what conditions a row or check off button will change color. This is useful for showing that an item is somehow different from other items in the list, such as begin Overdue, Important, a Favorite, etc. etc.


  • The default color for row backgrounds for both List View and Item Details. This also controls what color a list appears on the Lists Tab..
Listomni comes with at least two different Item Layouts for each List Type. You can change the layout for the list, or create a new layout by tapping on this option.


Autofill and Pick List Values


Tap a property in this section of the List Settings screen to modify the list of values the app suggests for that property during item entry.
This is a shortcut to the currently selected dictionary for this list. Multiple lists may share a dictionary, so modifying these values may impact more than just this list.


Linked Dictionary


Linked Dictionary is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Item Entry section.

Dictionaries

Dictionaries are used to remember things that you've entered into the app before. This includes entire items, and individual field values.
Dictionaries drive most of the pick lists and type ahead suggestions in Listomni when you're entering a List Item. (Pictured below)

You can manually add and delete values from a dictionary, just like in List View.

Look for Dictionary Button on the Editor Toolbar when setting a field value. It will take you right to the dictionary.

or just tap the Settings button from List View, Then Look for the "Autofill and Pick List Values" section.

Keep in mind that deleting a Dictionary Value will blank out the Value field for any item which was using it. Similarly, renaming the Value in the dictionary will rename it for all items which are using that Value.
This List Setting lets you pick an existing dictionary to use when suggesting values for item fields. By default, each distinct list type has it's own dictionary. (If you enter a new item for a Gift List , it will be available for all Gift Lists you create, unless you create a separate dictionary.)

Occasionally, you may want to have separate dictionaries within a list type, so the app doesn't recommend inappropriate items from a previous list: Set this row to 'Create New Dictionary' to create a new, empty dictionary just for this list.


Item Defaults


Item Defaults is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Item Entry section.

When adding new items to a list, you can set the default
values which are used for certain fields.
This is particularly useful for setting a Default Tax Rate for a list.

Currently two different default types are supported:
  • Last Value Entered - This defaults to the last value you entered for the same field, but you can also default the value of the field to the last entered value of any other field of the same type.
  • Fixed Value-This lets you enter a concrete value, like defaulting the Qty field to 0 instead of 1.



Scheduled Items


Scheduled Items is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Item Entry section.

Tapping this row will open the Scheduled Items screen which lets you see, add to, delete, or modify
all the Items which are scheduled to be added to the list at some time in the future, regardless of if they have an instance on the list at that time.


Cost Totaling


Cost Totaling is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Numbers & Budgeting section.

Cost Totaling

Cost Totaling controls if and how the Total value of items on the list is calculated and displayed. If the List Total is zero and no Budget is set, the Total will not appear.
  • Don't Total - Hides the price total from the List's header. This also disables several other number related List Settings.
  • Checked Off Items - Count only the items on the list which were checked off already, but not deleted. This corresponds to totaling items in the shopping cart or ready to purchase.
  • Unchecked Items - Only items that have not been checked off the list. This equates to the value of items left to purchase.
  • All Items - Include to the Total for every item on the list.



List Budget


List Budget is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Numbers & Budgeting section.

This option lets you set a budget not to exceed for the list. The total cost of items on the list, according to the Cost Totaling method will be subtracted from this budget and displayed in the list header. The background will be green so long as the total value of the list is underbudget. If the list is overbudget, then this amount will appear on a red background.
Cost Totaling must be set to a value other than 'Don't Total' to set a budget for a list. The List Type must also have a price field for this option to be available.


Check Off Prompt


Check Off Prompt is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Numbers & Budgeting section.

Depending on a list's 'Check Off Prompt', the budgeting feature will insist you enter cost information for items before you can check them off the list.
  • Never - The app will never prompt you.
  • Always - The prompt always appears when you check an item off in List View.
  • When Cost is Missing - The prompt only appears when the cost for an item hasn't been entered and you try to check it off.
When this option is enabled for a List, the 'Prompt Fields' can also be set, which controls which fields are displayed and editable in the Prompt.


Currency Format


Currency Format is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Numbers & Budgeting section.

By default, all cost fields are displayed
$ € £ ¥
according to the region setting on the device. You can override this on a list by list basis while on traveling to other countries where you might want to total costs in the local currency.


Badge Count


Badge Count is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the List Badge Options section.

When a list is displayed on the tab bar, or in the Lists tab, a badge with a number is generally displayed next to the list.
You can change the counting mode for this badge to display:
  • All Items - The total number of items on the list
  • Unchecked Items - The number of unchecked items on the list
  • None - Hide the badge
Additionally, To Do lists can set this value to the following to count items which haven't been checked off:
  • Overdue - The number of overdue, unchecked items
  • Due Today Only - The number of unchecked items due today. This doesn't include overdue items from previous days.
  • Due by Today - The number of unchecked items that will be overdue by end of today
  • Due by Tomorrow - The number of unchecked items that will be overdue before the end of tomorrow
  • Due by This Week- The number of unchecked items that will be overdue before the end of this week



Count In App Badge


Count In App Badge is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the List Badge Options section.

Controls if this list's Badge Count
is included in the App Badge Count which appears on the device homescreen. This option is only available if the Badge Count for the list is a value other than None.


List Type


List Type is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the General List Info section.

A list's type can only be set when the list is first created. The list type controls what fields are available.


Title


Title is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the General List Info section.

The name of the list which appears on the header bar when the list is open.


Comments


Comments is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the General List Info section.

Use this for any extra notes you want to store about the list. It also appears under the list title on the Lists tab.


Parent Folder


Parent Folder is a list setting. It can be modified by tapping the purple Settings button from the list to open the
List Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the General List Info section.

Setting this to a folder will move the list into that folder. Setting this to 'Lists' will move the list to the top level of the Lists tab.



5. App Settings




Customize Tab Bar


Customize Tab Bar is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Tab Bar section.

Basic Navigation in Listomni is provided by a customizable tab bar at the bottom of the screen.


This option allows you to customize which lists appear on the tab bar, and what order they appear in. In addition to the 'Lists Tab' which is always present, you can add up to four other lists to the tab bar. If you remove all the lists from the tab bar except the 'Lists Tab', then the tab bar is hidden to give you more real estate.

Tapping this option opens the Customize Tab Bar screen which has two sections that you can drag lists between:
  • Lists Currently on the Tab Bar
  • Available Lists - Lists that are not on the tab bar.

Lists Currently on the Tab Bar

Use the Move handle on the right hand side of rows in this section to drag a list off of the tab bar (Dragging it to the Available Lists Section removes the list from the tab bar.) This handle also is used to order tabs on the tab bar. The top-most row will be the left-most tab.

No more than Five items are allowed in the Lists Currently on the Tab Bar section.

Available Lists

This section contains all lists and folders which aren't currently on the tab bar.

Use the Move handle on the right hand side of a list to drag it from the Available Lists section to the Lists Currently on the Tab Bar section to add it to the tab bar.

No more than Five items are allowed in the 'Lists Currently on the Tab Bar' section.


Auto Add New Lists


Auto Add New Lists is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Tab Bar section.

When set to On, newly created lists are automatically added to the Tab bar if there is room in the right most position. Turn this off to maintain a 'sparse' tab bar.


Screen Rotation


Screen Rotation is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Screen Settings section.

Use this setting to lock the screen orientation of Listomni independently from the rest of the device.

*Note that currently, you must rotate the device to the desired orientation after the app launches before the lock will stick.
Also, if the device's master screen orientation is locked, this setting cannot override it.


Screen Timeout


Screen Timeout is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Screen Settings section.

Setting this to 'Disabled' will prevent the device lock screen (pictured) from appearing when Listomni is in the foreground. This can be useful while shopping. Note that a value of 'Disabled' adversely impacts battery life.


Backup & Restore


Backup & Restore is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Data & Security section.

We STRONGLY recommend that you periodically make a Backup of your Listomni data! Although iTunes backs up your data every time you sync, restoring from an iTunes backup is no fun as it restores the entire device, and requires music to be resynced.

Tap the Backup & Restore item to email yourself a backup, save one to dropbox, or to create one and tranfer it to your computer via iTunes (iOS 3.2 and later).

Backup & Restore Procedure

Selecting this row in App Settings displays the Backup & Restore Screen. Tap an option in the Create a Backup Section to backup the data currently in Listomni.

Tap a row in the Files on this Device section to restore from a previous backup.

Tap a row in the Dropbox section to restore a file from Dropbox.

Transferring Files to and from your Computer

1. Connect the Device to your computer.
2. Launch iTunes.
3. Click the Device in the left hand pane.

4. Click the 'Apps' tab.
5. Scroll down to the 'File Sharing' section and click on Listomni.
6. In the 'Listomni Documents' window, use the 'Add...' and 'Save to...' buttons to move files from the computer to the device, and vice versa.

*Note File transfers to iTunes are only supported on devices running iOS 3.2 or higher!

Dropbox an easy way to store, sync, and, share files online.

Listomni integrates with this service by letting you import and export CSV and listbkup files to your Dropbox account. You also can store backup files on drop box for an easy way to move data between multiple devices.


Combo Lock


Combo Lock is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Data & Security section.


Tap the Combo Lock item to add a four digit combination lock to the app, or just to a few lists to protect sensitive data from prying eyes.
  • When first tapping on this Function, you will be prompted to enter, and then reenter a passcode.
  • There is no way Ontomni support can circumvent the pass code, so don't forget it!
  • Once a combination is set, the Backup, Restore, Export, Import, and Combo Lock functions will require it.

Combo Lock Options

Once you enter a combination, this screen is displayed which lets you pick what is protected. You can also change or disable the combination from this screen.

App Wide Behavior

This section controls when the app asks for the passcode.
  • Require On Launch - Requires the passcode any time the app is Launched, or becomes the foreground app.
  • Require On Wake - Requires the Passcode be rentered if the device is locked for more than 20 seconds.
    This option cannot be selected without also selecting 'Require On Launch'
  • Note that you can disable the app wide passcode, and just passcode specific lists by leaving both these options unchecked.

List Specific Behavior

This section controls which lists require the passcode to access.
  • You are prompted for the passcode the first time you access a protected list after launching the app or moving the app to the foreground.
  • Lists that share a dictionary are checked / unchecked together, because values entered on a list are stored into it's associated dictionary.
  • Once unlocked, a list will not be relocked until you exit the app, bring another app to the foreground, or until the device is locked for 20 seconds.



Manage Dictionaries


Manage Dictionaries is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Data & Security section.

Dictionaries

Dictionaries are used to remember things that you've entered into the app before. This includes entire items, and individual field values.
Dictionaries drive most of the pick lists and type ahead suggestions in Listomni when you're entering a List Item. (Pictured below)

You can manually add and delete values from a dictionary, just like in List View.

Look for Dictionary Button on the Editor Toolbar when setting a field value. It will take you right to the dictionary.

or just tap the Settings button from List View, Then Look for the "Autofill and Pick List Values" section.

Keep in mind that deleting a Dictionary Value will blank out the Value field for any item which was using it. Similarly, renaming the Value in the dictionary will rename it for all items which are using that Value. You can view, modify, create, or delete dictionaries for lists under the setting tab by Tapping Manage Dictionaries. You can also add items to a specific dictionary (such as Stores) by navigating into the dictionary.

*Note that you can also access dictionaries directly from the List Settings Screen.


App Icon Badge


App Icon Badge is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Item Counting and Badges section.

Controls if a red badge with the number of outstanding items is displayed on the iOS Home Screen for Listomni.



Filter Badge


Filter Badge is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Item Counting and Badges section.

Controls if the filter button on the toolbar displays the number of visible items to total items for the current view.




Cross Off Items


Cross Off Items is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Appearance section.

Draw a line through item descriptions once they've been checked off the list.
  • On
  • Off



Shrink List Text To Fit


Shrink List Text To Fit is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Appearance section.

When text is too long to fit in the List View, then shrink it (up to a point) so that more off the text is visible
  • On
  • Off
This setting only affects List View, not Item Details.


Row Tap


Row Tap is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Row Tap Behavior section.

Controls what happens when you tap an item in List View while in Edit mode.
  • None - No action
  • Toggle Checked - Check or Uncheck the item
  • View Item - Open the item in Item Details (Default)



Edit Row Tap


Edit Row Tap is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Row Tap Behavior section.

Controls what happens when you tap an item in List View while in Edit mode.
  • None - No action
  • Toggle Selected - Select or Deselect the item (Default)
  • View Item - Open the item in Item Details
  • Edit the Item in Place - Edit the field you tapped from List View (Without opening Item Details)



Single Tap


Single Tap is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Add Button Behavior section.

Sets the behavior for a single tap on the Green + button for all lists. If an option isn't available when you press the add button, then the system will default to 'Type the Item'


Double Tap


Double Tap is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Add Button Behavior section.

Sets the behavior for a double tap on the Green + button for all lists. If an option isn't available when you press the add button, then the system will default to 'Type the Item'


Press and Hold


Press and Hold is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Add Button Behavior section.

Sets the behavior for a pressing and holding the Green + button for more than a second on all lists. If an option isn't available when you press the add button, then the system will default to 'Type the Item'


Auto-Correction


Auto-Correction is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Item Entry section.

Controls whether or not the device's keyboard correction appears.


Auto-Caps Mode


Auto-Caps Mode is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Item Entry section.

Controls when the iPhone keyboard automatically selects the 'Shift' key on the iPhone Keyboard.
  • Title Case- Capitalize every new word.
  • Sentence Case - Capitalize the first word in every sentence.
  • Off -No Auto Capitalization
This setting only impacts text fields other than the comment fields.


Duplicate Items


Duplicate Items is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Item Entry section.

Controls app behavior when you add an item to a list which is already present on the list.
  • Ask - Show the prompt pictured
  • Merge / Uncheck - Combine the duplicate and original into a single item without asking.
  • Add Duplicates - Keeps both items
  • Replace Existing - Replace the old item with the new one



Alert When Adding Items


Alert When Adding Items is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Scheduled Items section.

Specifies if an alert is displayed whenever the scheduler adds a recurring item to a list, or updates one on a list. This can be used as an impromptu notification


On Item Delete


On Item Delete is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Scheduled Items section.

Controls what happens to the Schedule when you delete an item with that schedule.
  • Don't Delete the Schedule - Item will appear again the next time the schedule fires (Default)
  • Delete the Schedule - Stops the item from appearing in the future.
  • Ask Me - Shows the follow prompt when the situation occurs.



On Item Edit


On Item Edit is an app wide setting. It can be modified by tapping the yellow Settings button from the
Lists Tab to open the App Settings Screen, then scrolling down to the Scheduled Items section.

Controls what happens to the Schedule when you edit an item with that schedule.
  • Update the Schedule - Future Items added by the schedule will reflect the changes (Default)
  • Don't Update the Schedule - Future items added by the schedule will not reflect the changes.
  • Ask Me - Shows the follow prompt when the situation occurs




6. List Types




Folders

Store and Organize Lists.
After creating a new folder, Open it. Then press and hold the green (+) button to move other lists into it. Or select it as the Parent List when editing a List's settings.


Basic Checklists

The simplest list type. Just a check list.
Fields for each item on a Basic Checklist by Item Detail Section:
General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)

  • By default creating a new Basic Checklist also creates a dictionary.


    Book Lists

    Keep a list of books to read, or that you've already read. Link from
    Item Details directly to the iTunes store or Amazon.
    By default this list type is grouped by the Action for the item (Buy, Borrow, Own, Library, Read). However other Views are also available: 'Group by Author', 'Group by Genre', or 'Group By Tag' to group books your own custom Tagging system.

    Book Lists support Cost Totaling.

    Fields for each item on a Book List by Item Detail Section:General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Extra Information
  • Release Month - Month (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Release Day - Day (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Release Year - Year (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Budget Lists

    Track expenditures against a budget. This could be for a house project or monthly expenses. You can schedule items to periodically be added to the list like: Payday, or Mortgage Due.
    View.


    Of course, Budget Lists support Cost Totaling.

    Fields for each item on a Budget List by Item Detail Section:General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Date
  • Month - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Day - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Year - (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Card Lists

    Remember who to send holiday and birthday cards to.
    Fields for each item on a Card List by Item Detail Section:
    General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Month - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Day - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Year - (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Fuel Economy Logs

    Track your cars' fuel consumption.
    This list type remembers the odometer from your last fill up for you. Just enter the gas quantity, price and station.
    By default the list is grouped by Month, but there are also presets for the
    View setting to 'Group by Vehicle', 'Group by Station' or just order the list by Date, or Efficiency.
    Fuel Economy Logs support Cost Totaling.

    Fields for each item on a Fuel Economy Log by Item Detail Section:
      Calculations
    • Fuel Economy - Number (Sortable, Calculated)
    • Cost/Distance - Currency (Sortable, Calculated)
    General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Year - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • History (Groupable, Calculated)


    Gift Lists

    Create an idea list for what to get people, or what they should get you. Email your wishlist right from the app. Each Item on the list represents an individual item for a specific person.
    By default this list type is grouped by the Person the item is for, however there are lots of other useful
    Views which sort and group items on the list differently: 'Group by Store' is great for holiday shopping, or group by Occasion. Link from Item Details directly to Amazon or Google for Online Shopping.

    Gift Lists support Cost Totaling.

    Fields for each item on a Gift List by Item Detail Section:General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Dates
  • Month - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Day - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Year - (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Gifts Received Lists

    Track who gave you or your kid what, so you can send them thank you's. Avoid embarassment of not remembering who gave you what, or by accidentally regifting to the person that gave you the item in the first place.
    The default
    View for this list type is to 'Group By Occasion', but there are also preset views to 'Group by Person', or 'Group By Year'.
    Fields for each item on a Gifts Received List by Item Detail Section:General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Dates
  • Month - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Day - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Year - (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Grocery Lists

    Get organized when shopping for food. This list type features a type ahead dictionary of 800 items which will autofill the Store Section when you pick an item from it.

    By default the list is grouped by Store Section, but you can also change the
    View to 'Group by Store, then Section' which will split your list out by Stores.

    Grocery lists support Cost Totaling.

    Fields for each item on a Grocery List by Item Detail Section: General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Qty - Fraction / Decimal (Sortable)
  • Unit - Dictionary Field: Units Dictionary (Autofilled, Sortable)
  • One grocery list is created by default, but you can create more than one if you wish.


    To Do Lists

    Make a list of things to get done. Track tasks in a project, or just organize your day.

    By default the list is Grouped by Category, but you can also change the current
    View to'Group By Date' to see just today's items, 'Group By Priority', Or Manually order items on the list.

    To Do Lists support Cost Totaling, but they total time rather than monetary costs.

    Fields for each item on a To Do List by Item Detail Section: General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Dates and Times
  • Total Time - Number (Sortable, Calculated)
  • Total Time - Number (Calculated)
  • Due Day - Day (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Due Month - Month (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Due Year - Year (Groupable, Calculated)
  • One To Do List is created by default, but you can create more than one if you wish.


    Movie/TV Lists

    Remember what movies you own, want to buy, or have loaned out. Keep track of movie recommendations from friends. Link from
    Item Details directly to the iTunes store or Amazon.
    By default this list type is grouped by the Action for the movie. However there are lots of other useful ways to sort the list: 'Group by Actor', 'Group by Genre', or your own custom Tagging system. You can change the View via the Settings button.
    Movie/TV Lists support Cost Totaling.

    Fields for each item on a Movie/TV List by Item Detail Section: General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Extra Information
  • Release Month - Month (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Release Day - Day (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Release Year - Year (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Music Lists

    Keep track of music you want to buy, check out, or already own. The music list type lets you add a song, an album or an artist to it for later investigation. Link from
    Item Details directly to the iTunes store or Amazon.
    By default this list type is grouped by the Action for the item (Buy, Borrow, Own). However there are lots of other useful Views which group and sort the list differently: 'Group by Artist', 'Group by Genre', or your own custom Tagging system.
    Music Lists support Cost Totaling.

    Fields for each item on a Music List by Item Detail Section:General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Extra Information
  • Release Month - Month (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Release Day - Day (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Release Year - Year (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Note Lists

    A list of thoughts. Categorize and Tag your Notes. Search them or Email them.
    Fields for each item on a Note List by Item Detail Section:
      History
    • Last updated - Date and Time (Sortable)
    • Created - Date and Time (Sortable)
    General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Numbers Lists

    Keep track of important numbers in your life. This list type lets you store common numbers which are nice to have when you are away from home, such as passport number, drivers license number, credit card numbers and additionally a Contact phone number. (In the case that you lose your wallet for example, and need to call credit card companies to cancel the card. )
    IMPORTANT! It is highly recommended that if you store sensitive information in the Numbers list type, that you enable the combo lock feature in the app, or on your phone to secure the data!

    No Numbers are stored in the Dictionary for this list type, only number categories. So once you delete an item, all the information associated with it is gone, and will never be autofilled.
    Fields for each item on a Numbers List by Item Detail Section:
    General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Month - (Groupable, Calculated)
  • Year - (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Packing Lists

    A list type to get ready for that big trip. This list type features a type ahead dictionary of common items for trips. Of course you can also add your own, and even classify them by the type of trip.
    By default this list is grouped by Item Category, but you can also change the current
    View to: 'Group By Person', 'Group By Bag', or 'Group By Trip and Source Location.'

    Packing Lists support Cost Totaling, but for weight rather than monetary costs.

    Fields for each item on a Packing List by Item Detail Section:General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)



  • Simple Tagged Lists

    A simple list where you can tag items with your own tags.
    Fields for each item on a Simple Tagged List by Item Detail Section:
    General
  • First Letter - No Editor (Groupable, Calculated)




  • Additional Topics

    This section contains snippets which are linked to from the previous sections.



    Adding Items

    Tap the green + button to
    add a new item by typing. Press and hold it to add items from a file, another list, or the list's dictionary if applicable.


    Adding a Group to a View

    Grouping and Sorting

    On the right, you can see the list of items is broken up by Store. That is to say it is "Grouped" by the Store field.

    Items that share the same value for whatever the current Grouping Propery is are all in the same section.

    "Automatic Sorting" is applied within the Section. In the case of the aforementioned image, the list is sorted by the item Description.

    If you press and hold the button on the left of any Group Header, then you can optionally
    Reorder the Groups

    Although Views support multiple levels of Grouping, you have to Tap on a Group Header in order reveal the next level in the grouping hierarchy. This is also useful for filtering the list to just see a set of items.
    1. Tap the purple Settings button when viewing the list in List View.
    2. Tap the 'View' row in the Grouping, Sorting and Layout section at the top.

    3. Tap the Edit Button
    4. Tap the View in the List you want to edit.
    5. Tap 'Add a Grouping Property...' in the Grouping Hierarchy section
    6. Pick the property and any options you want.



    Adding a Sort to a View

    Grouping and Sorting

    On the right, you can see the list of items is broken up by Store. That is to say it is "Grouped" by the Store field.

    Items that share the same value for whatever the current Grouping Propery is are all in the same section.

    "Automatic Sorting" is applied within the Section. In the case of the aforementioned image, the list is sorted by the item Description.

    If you press and hold the button on the left of any Group Header, then you can optionally
    Reorder the Groups

    Although Views support multiple levels of Grouping, you have to Tap on a Group Header in order reveal the next level in the grouping hierarchy. This is also useful for filtering the list to just see a set of items.
    1. Tap the purple Settings button when viewing the list in List View.
    2. Tap the 'View' row in the Grouping, Sorting and Layout section at the top.

    3. Tap the Edit Button
    4. Tap the View in the List you want to edit.
    5. Tap 'Add a Sorting Property...' in the Automatic Sorting section
    6. Pick the property, and order



    Auto Fill Fields

    When you select an item from a Type Ahead list for an
    Item Dictionary, then many of the other item's properties will also be filled out, based on the last time you added the item to the list.


    Currency Fields

    Number Fields let you enter decimal numbers via two methods. When this button is selected on the
    Editor Toolbar, you can type in the number, specifying when the decimal occurs, and up to four decimal places. Tapping the "C" button clears the field.

    Tapping this button on the keypad will swap to a quick calculator which lets you compute prices and other numbers when they're advertised in packs like 7 for $7.99 or 2 for one.

    Tapping this button on the Editor Toolbar swaps to ATM machine style number entry. Using this method, numbers have a fixed precision.

    By default, the device's default currency based on the Region Format setting is used for the currency format. To override this:
    1. Tap the purple Settings button when viewing the list in List View.
    2. Tap the "Currency Format" row in the "Numbers & Budgeting" Section
    3. Pick a new currency format.



    Date and Time Fields

    Date and Time fields provide several editors to set the time and Date:

    Selecting this button on the
    Editor Toolbar lets you pick a nearby date from a calendar widget.

    Selecting this button lets you instead pick a specific date from a picker. This is useful for specifing dates very far from today.

    Selecting this button lets you set the time on this field. By default Date fields don't have a time component unless you tap this button.

    Tapping this button lets you clear the time from the field so that it's treated like an all day date.


    Day Fields

    This field type is only for use as a
    Layout property or as a grouping property for views. When used as a Grouping property all items that occur on the same day will be grouped together regardless of time of day. When used in the List View layout, it formats the Date to include the Day, Month and Year.


    Dictionary Fields

    This type of field lets you pick from a list of values.

    If this
    Editor Toolbar button is selected, then the list of possible values is presented as a pick list.

    Selecting this Editor Toolbar button lets you type a value on the keyboard. As you start to type, the app recommends previously entered values. Tap a value in the recommended list to use it. Or just type a new value.

    Tap the Browse Dictionary button to open the Dictionary for this field in full screen mode. Tapping a row will select the value and close the dictionary.

    Note that you can also add new items to the dictionary from this screen using the Green + button, or Delete them by Swiping and tapping Delete.

    Alternately, you can add new values from the Settings screen like this.




    Edit Schedule Screen

    This screen lets you specify when a scheduled item is added to the list, and the behavior if the item is already on the list.

    Schedule

    This field controls the type of recurrence for the item. Options are:
    • Once- The item will be added to the list once (in the future) and will never recur.
    • Daily-The item will recur every x number of days until the End Date.
    • Weekly-The item will recur every x number of weeks on the Days of the week which are specified until the End Date.
    • Monthly-The item will recur every x months until the end date. This can be based on the day of the month, or the day of the week. Both are figured based on the Start Date field.
    • Yearly-Repeats every X years on the month and day of the Start Date.


    Repeat Every

    This is the x in the description of the Schedule field. For example: if you picked Daily for Schedule, then setting this field to 2 would cause the item to repeat every other day.

    Start Date

    This is the date and time that the item will first be added. If it's in the past or today, then one or more items may be added immediately to the list. This field is occasionally used as a reference point for some of the Schedule types. This is especially true of the Time portion of the field. It also is used when setting Due Dates on items that support them.

    End Date

    The last date and time the schedule can occur. After this time passes, the schedule will be deleted.

    Days

    Days of the week (for Weekly schedules) which the item occurs on. This lets you schedule things like Every Tuesday and Thursday.

    Duplicate Behavior

    If an instance of the item is already on the list, how should the app deal with it? Options are
    • Uncheck/Merge - Unchecks the item if it's there already, merges the item together with the existing one. (Generally this increments numeric fields like qty.)
    • Always Add - Adds the item again regardless of if it's on the list already.


    Add Item in Advance

    The number of days in advance of the scheduled time to add the item to the list. This is useful if you want a reminder to show up on your list BEFORE it is due, so you have some time to address the item. Any due dates associated with the item will still be based on the Start Date field.





    Editor Toolbar Buttons

    When editing or adding an item, there is an Editor Toolbar which appears which always provides the follow buttons:


    Start editing the next field which has an editor associated with it.

    Start editing the previous field which has an editor associated with it.

    Show Help specific to the field that you're editing.

    Stop editing, and hide the keyboard / editor

    Additionally, there are several other buttons which can appear on the toolbar depending on the field that you're editing. These buttons are used to switch the type of editor or input method that is used for the field.


    Favorite Flag

    The favorite flag lets you flag the item as a favorite. Additionally, it marks the cooresponding dictionary item as a favorite which is useful when you
    pick items from the dictionary.


    Fraction / Decimal Fields

    This field type lets you pick a number potentially with a fractional quantity from a list.


    Item Dictionary Fields

    As you start to type, the app recommends previously entered items. Tap a value in the recommended list to accept it and to autofill previously entered values for
    Auto Fill fields from the dictionary. Or just type a new value.

    Tap the Browse Dictionary button to open the Dictionary for this field in full screen mode. Tapping a row will select the value and close the dictionary.

    Note that you can also add new items to the dictionary from this screen using the Green + button, or Delete them by Swiping and tapping Delete.

    Alternately, you can add new values from the Settings screen like this.




    Lists Edit Mode


    Tap the blue detail button to the right of a list to open its settings.

    Select items for deletion, editing, or other operations by tapping on them. Press and hold an item to select all visible items.

    Tap the green bulk edit button to
    edit selected items simultaneously.

    Tap the red trash can button to delete selected items.

    In Edit Mode, the blue action button lets you move, copy, email or print selected items.

    If the Current View does not sort automatically, then the Move handles on the right side of the table can be used to drag items up and down in the list.
    If the list is sorted automatically, and there is more than one section, you can still drag an item to another section.


    Long Text Fields

    The Long Text Field Type expands based on the amount of text which is entered into it. It can be used for whatever extra information there wasn't a field for.

    Long Text fields additionally attempt to Auto Detect Phone numbers, Email addresses, and URLs for it's external action which lets you quickly jump to the phone app, the mail app or Safari. The value must be the only content of the comment field for this detection to work properly. If no value can be detected, then the option to search for the entire comment field contents in a search engine is given.




    Month Fields

    This field type is only for use as a
    Layout property or as a grouping property for views. When used as a Grouping property all items that occur on the same month / year will be grouped together. When used in the List View layout, it formats the Date to include just the Month and Year.


    Number Fields

    Number Fields let you enter decimal numbers via two methods. When this button is selected on the Editor Toolbar, you can type in the number, specifying when the decimal occurs, and up to four decimal places. Tapping the "C" button clears the field.

    Tapping this button on the keypad will swap to a quick calculator which lets you compute prices and other numbers when they're advertised in packs like 7 for $7.99 or 2 for one.

    Tapping this button on the Editor Toolbar swaps to ATM machine style number entry. Using this method, numbers have a fixed precision.


    Percent Fields

    Number Fields let you enter decimal numbers via two methods. When this button is selected on the
    Editor Toolbar, you can type in the number, specifying when the decimal occurs, and up to four decimal places. Tapping the "C" button clears the field.

    Tapping this button on the keypad will swap to a quick calculator which lets you compute prices and other numbers when they're advertised in packs like 7 for $7.99 or 2 for one.

    Tapping this button on the Editor Toolbar swaps to ATM machine style number entry. Using this method, numbers have a fixed precision.


    Person /Contact Fields

    A Person/Contact Field which lets you relate an Address Book contact to an item.

    Select the Address Book button to link the item to a Contact from the iPhone Address Book, or to create a new Contact.

    When an item is linked to a contact, a grey head button appears next to the value. Tapping on this button will open the contact without leaving the app, from where you can initiate a Phone Call, or an email.

    Instead of linking to the address book, you can also just type a value into this field or pick from the internal Listomni Dictionary. It works just like any other dictionary. (The People Dictionary and isn't related to the iPhone's Contacts. ) This is useful because sometimes you don't want to add a full contact for a one off task, or for that bartender that recommended a movie.


    Pick List Fields

    This field has a fixed set of allowable values.


    Picking a Target List of a Different Type

    Tapping the All/Recommended toggle will let you pick any list or dictionary present in the system. Tap the Lists item for lists, or Dictionaries to see a list of dictionaries. Note that if you pick a list that isn't Recommended, you will be asked to
    map properties from one list type to the other.


    Picture Fields

    New in 2.7, the Picture field lets you take a new picture and add it to an item, or to select an exisitng image from your photo library. Currently the contents of the picture field can only be viewed in Item Details, and when printing or emailing items in Spreadsheet or Item Details formats.

    Images are backed up in Listomni backups. If you're using a lot of pictures, you may see your backup times and backup file sizes increase greatly. Additionally, we recommend backing up to Dropbox rather than emailing backups, as Dropbox can handle large files much better than email.


    Quantity / Unit Fields

    This field lets you specify a number and a unit for the item.

    Selecting this button on the
    Editor Toolbar lets you pick the Quantity from a list which includes common fractions.

    Or if you'd rather type the number component of the Quantity, Selecting this button will present a keypad and unit picker.

    The Units list can be configured.
    1. Tap the purple Settings button when viewing the list in List View.
    2. Tap "Units" in the "Dictionary" section.

    3. Then add Units as you would to any other list (The green + button)



    Tags Fields

    Tag fields let you associate multiple "Tags" with a single item.

    You can assign tags by typing (Optionally Picking from the Autocomplete suggestions)
    Tapping the "Next" Button on the keyboard will accept the current Tag, and start entering a new one. Tags that are already entered can be selected by tapping on the tag and then tapping the backspace key.

    Alternately, tap the Dictionary Button, and selecting the tags you want. (You can also add and edit tags from this screen.)



    Text Fields

    Text Fields store no frills text


    URL Fields

    when populated, tapping this button next to the field when it's not being edited will launch the URL in Safari.


    Views

    Views control how items are grouped together and how they're sorted.

    Grouping and Sorting

    On the right, you can see the list of items is broken up by Store. That is to say it is "Grouped" by the Store field.

    Items that share the same value for whatever the current Grouping Propery is are all in the same section.

    "Automatic Sorting" is applied within the Section. In the case of the aforementioned image, the list is sorted by the item Description.

    If you press and hold the button on the left of any Group Header, then you can optionally
    Reorder the Groups

    Although Views support multiple levels of Grouping, you have to Tap on a Group Header in order reveal the next level in the grouping hierarchy. This is also useful for filtering the list to just see a set of items.

    The app ships with several precreated views, but you can also create your own.

    Views control how items are grouped together and how they're sorted.

    To change the Current View:
    1. Tap the purple Settings button when viewing the list in List View.

    2. Tap the first row "View"


    3. The current view will have a checkmark next to it. Tap on a different view to select it.
    4. or
    5. Tap the Edit button to modify an existing view or add a new one.



    Year Fields

    This field type is only for use as a
    Layout property or as a grouping property for views. When used as a Grouping property all items that occur in the same year will be grouped together, regardless of the month or day. When used in the List View layout, it formats the Date to include only the Year.



    Release Notes

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    New in Version 2.7.0

    • Attach a picture to any item for most list types.
    • Swipe horizotally in item details to switch between items. (iOS 3.2 and above)
    • PDF Export & Reimport
    • Improved pagination on printing
    • Edit mode automatically exited after edit operations.

    Fixes in version 2.7.0

    • Fix shrunken editors when editing items with the tab bar hidden.
    • Errant "s"es no longer added to ends of words by autocorrect.
    • Tax computed off of pre coupon amount.
    • Item selection maintained across searches.
    • Passcode window now works in landscape.
    • Copy items between lists now shows Recommended / All toggle.
    • iOS 5.0 flag colors match again.
    • Added missing interface string for Favorites.
    • Subcategory no longer ignored on scheduled items.
    • VoiceOver image name corrections.

    Fixes in version 2.6.2

    Fixes in version 2.6.1

    • Fixed freeze on Monthly Scheduled items
    • Fixed restore from file, and import URLs on App Launch
    • Fix editing Layouts crash
    • Export from within a list now works
    • Change Views from the Lists tab fixed.
    • Tabs and Tab order now included in backups
    • Added Cancel Button to Dropbox upload
    • Prevented Folder circuits
    • Unlinked Mileage Vehicle and Station dictionaries
    • Added More Options to Action Button Menu

    New Features in version 2.6.0

    Fixes in version 2.6.0

    • Corrected Badge Counts
    • Fix Perpetual Version Upgrade
    • Corrected Time Computations for Scheduled Items
    • Fix cursor stuck half way through entry boxes. (iOS 4.1 and above)
    • Fixed crash after deleting items from the last section in a list.