Events are the central focus in Timepage, the most significant part of a calendar. There’s already a lot to do with events, and there’s even more to tinker with in the Events preferences.
When you create events in Timepage, the app offers immediate access to event details so you can add further information. These details include location, people, reminders, repeats, and notes, and having them in your events is great for reference. But if you frequently add events that don’t require many of these details, you may just want to move on to the next thing.
With this option, Timepage will, instead of going into the event view after creation, simply add the event and return to Day View.
Calendar colors are key indicators to differentiate between events created in Timepage. When you first set up your calendars in Timepage, each calendar you’ve saved to iOS will be assigned a color, and every event in these calendars will be assigned the applicable color. Throughout the interface, these colors are used in locations in Timeline and Heat Map – however, if you’d prefer to keep calendar colors to a minimum, we’ve got you covered.
To remove calendar color icons from the side of events, toggle the “Show Calendar Colors” setting. Although you’ll still see the calendar colors in the Heat Map switcher, they will be removed from the other sections of the interface.
Sometimes, the past is best left behind us. Timepage helps you look forward with Timeline’s unique vertical view, but we also offer a setting that takes it even further: fading events.
Events in the past can be faded out by tapping the “Fade events that have passed” toggle. When this feature is turned on, the events will still be visible, but will have been assigned a light gray text color.
When setting event duration, we have to consider how long an event might last to schedule other events around it. With a properly set default duration, we can better plan events before and after the ones we’ve created.
Default duration for events come in four different intervals:
- 15 minutes
- 30 minutes
- One hour
- Two hours
Though one hour is default, some of your events might skew longer. If that’s the case, select the two hours option and Timepage will default events without a set end time to two hours.
Event notifications are used remind us of what’s coming up in our schedule; typically, this is done through a push notification at a set interval before an event starts. Notifications in Timepage can be set at multiple different times, including:
- When event starts
- Five minutes before
- 10 minutes before
- 15 minutes before
- 30 minutes before
- One hour before
- Two hours before
- One day before
- One week before
To make sure you never forget about an event, you can use as many or as few of these options as you’d like.
For all-day events, notifications become less about a set time and more about being reminded days before. Timepage offers notifications for all-day events at the following intervals:
- On day of event at 9 a.m.
- One day before at 9 a.m.
- Two days before at 9 a.m.
- One week before at 9 a.m.
As with the notifications for events with a set time, you can also combine these reminders to stay up to date.
By default, Timepage will automatically check for unanswered invites through the RSVP system. If invites become out of hand in your calendars, you can turn off this feature by toggling the “Auto check for unanswered invitations” option in the Event preferences.