Chore Checklist Release Notes(iPhone/iPad)

June 17, 2013 at 8:29 AMAdministrator

6/17/2013 V1.0.5

Auto-reset daily chores after long idle time

6/14/2013 V1.0.4

Fix daily chores auto-reset issue

5/23/2013 V1.0.3

Minor improvement

3/23/2013 V1.0.2

In “Routine View”, allow user to show chores overdue or due today only

Fix bug with prompting user for password during start

2/15/2013 V1.0.1

Fix bug in chore deletion

Chore Checklist User Guide(iPhone & iPad)

May 1, 2013 at 6:52 PMAdministrator

Chore Checklist helps you to manage multiple lists of chores at home or other places. It records chores' completion date and calculate next due date based on your preference. You can also set a reminder for each chore. It comes with a pre-loaded check list which has routines, such as "Daily Routine", "Weekly Routine", "Monthly Routine" and etc. You may edit them or add new routine/chores. Chore Checklist offers following two optional paid modules:

  • Chore Checklist cloud connector (US$4.99) To purchase the feature, click the menu button in the top navigation bar, select "cloud" and then select "Manage Cloud"
    1. Edit lists using web browsers on any devices such as desktops and latoptops. Notice, you can still create and edit multiple lists from within the free version of the application. However, the web interface provides more efficient editing experience.
    2. Sync and operate on the same list from multiple devices.
    3. Backup lists on our cloud server.
  • Chore Checklist advanced features.(US$1.99) To purchase the feature,click the menu button in the top navigation bar and then select "Due Date View" menu.
    1. Schedule chores based on day patterns. For example, you can schedule a chore to occur at every Monday and Friday.
    2. Aggregate chores from multiple lists in one screen and display them in the order of their due dates.
How to
  • Add/Rename/Delete a list

    In "Routine" view, click the menu button in the top navigation bar. Select "Manage Lists". You can rename or delete the current list or add a new list. Click "switch list" to select another list as the current list.

  • Add a Routine

    Click on "+ Routine" button on the right of the navigation bar. You can enter frequency which is how often you want to do the chores under this routine. For example, you can set the routine as every 2 days, every 2 weeks, every 3 months and etc.

  • Edit a Routine

    Click the edit image button at the very right of the routine's row.

  • Delete a Routine

    Press and hold on the routine's name then select "Delete" from pop-up menu.

  • Add a Chore

    Press and hold on the chore's name of a routine and then select "+ Chore" from pop-up menu.

  • Edit a Chore

    Click the chore's name or the "edit" image button of the chore. You can edit its name, notes, progress and etc.If you enter notes for the chore, the list view will display the notes in the chore's row.If its progress is set, the list view will display the percentage of the progress in the chore's row.

  • Delete a Chore

    Press and hold on the chore's name then select "Delete" from pop-up menu.

  • Complete/Skip a Chore

    When check off a daily chore, the completion date will be set to today. When check off non-daily chore, a date selection window will pop up for you to enter its completion date.If a chore has passed its due date, you can choose to skip the chore instead of completing it. Tap and hold on the chore's name and then select "Skip" from popup menu. It will re-calculate the next due date without changing the completion date.

  • Day Patterns for a Chore

    For chores under daily routine, you can set which days of week the chores need to be done. For example, you can choose only the weekdays or weekends, etc.The day pattern will be displayed on the list view when it is set.

  • Set Reminder for Chores

    For chores under daily routine, you can set the reminder to a specific time of a day. It will automatically repeat daily. For other routines, the reminder will be set relative to the due date or a specific time on the due date. It will not repeat until you complete/skip the chore. A clock icon will show in front of a chore's name when a chore has reminder set up.

  • Re-Order Chores/Routines of a list

    Press and hold on the list's name in the navigation bar and then select "Sort" from popup menu. To sort routines, click the "sort routines" button at the left of the navigation bar.

  • Automatic Reset

    Daily routine will be reset daily. That is if you checked some items today, they will be unchecked tomorrow automatically. Other routines' checkboxes will be unchecked at the half way towards the next due date.

Chore Checklist User Guide(Window 8)

April 14, 2013 at 9:22 PMAdministrator

 

Chore_Checklist helps you manage multiple lists of chores at home or other places. It records chores' completion date and calculate next due date based on your preference. You can also set a reminder for each chore. It comes with a pre-loaded check list which has routines, such as "Daily Routine", "Weekly Routine", "Monthly Routine" and etc. You may edit them or add new routine/chores. Chore_Checklist supports the Search and Share charms. Additionally, it offers following two optional paid modules:

Chore_Checklist cloud connector(US$4.99, To purchase it, navigate to the "Cloud" view through the top navigation)

  1. Sync and operate on the same list from multiple devices of various types including iPhone, Android device, Window phone 7 and windows 8 devices.
  2. Backup lists on our cloud server.
  3. Edit lists using web browsers on any devices such as desktops and laptops.

 

Chore_Checklist advanced features(US$4.99,To purchase it, navigate to the "To Do" view through the top navigation)

  1. Schedule chores based on day patterns. For example, you can schedule a chore to occur at every Monday and Friday.
  2. Use "To Do View" to aggregate unchecked chores from multiple lists in one screen and display them in the order of their due dates.
  3. Use "Due Date View" to aggregate chores from multiple lists in one screen and display them in the order of their due dates.
  4. Use "Reminder View" to aggregate chores with active reminders from multiple lists in one screen and display them in the order of their due dates.

The application is organized in multiple pages and each page offers a unique view. The free version of the application offers "routine view". With purchasing "chore_Checklist advanced features", two additional views, "due data" and "reminder", are available. "Chore_Checklist clouds" adds a "Cloud" view. The content of the following "how-to" section are context sensitive to the current active view. To see the features of a view, navigate to the view using the button in the top navigation bar and open the help link.

 

Routine View

In Routine View, You create and edit various level of contents including lists, routines and chores. Mass chore operations allow you to check/uncheck/skip/delete chores in batch.

Add/Edit/Delete Lists

Click the manage lists button at the bottom application bar. Select the button accordingly.

Add a Routine

Click the add routine button at the bottom application bar. You can enter frequency which is how often you want to do the chores under this routine. For example, you can set the routine as every 2 days, every 2 weeks, every 3 months and etc.

Edit a Routine

Click the name of the routine to select the routine. After selecting the routine, the edit routine button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button.

Delete a Routine

Click the name of the routine to select the routine. After selecting the routine, the delete routine button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button.

Move a Routine to left or right

Click the name of the routine to select the routine. After selecting the routine, the Move routine button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button.

Add a Chore to a routine

Click the name of the routine to select the routine. After selecting the routine, the add chore button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button.

Edit a Chore

Click or tap on the chore's box to select the chore. After selecting the chore, edit chore button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button. You can edit its name, notes, progress and etc. If its progress is set, the list view will display the percentage of the progress in the chore’s row.

Delete a Chore

Click or tap on the chore's box to select the chore. After selecting the chore, the delete chore button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button.

Complete(Check)/Skip a Chore

To check off a daily chore, click or tap the check box of the chore. When check off a daily chore, the completion date will be set to today. When check off non-daily chore, a date selection window will pop up for you to enter its completion date. If a chore has passed its due date, you can choose to skip the chore instead of completing it. To skip a shore, You need to select the chore first and then click the skip chore button in the bottom application bar. After selecting to skip a chore, the system will re-calculate the next due date without changing the completion date.

Uncheck a Completed Chore

To uncheck chore, click or tap the check box of the completed chore.

Move a Chore up or down

Click or tap on the chore's box to select the chore. After selecting the chore, the Move chore buttons will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the buttons.

Move chores to a routine

Use right click or Swipe to select to select one or more chores. After selecting chores, the To routine buttons will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the buttons.

Day Patterns for a Chore

For chores under daily routine, you can set which days of week the chores need to be done. For example, you can choose only the weekdays or weekends, etc.The day pattern will be displayed on the list view when it is set.

Set Reminders for Chores

For chores under daily routine, you can set the reminder to a specific time of a day. It will automatically repeat daily. For other routines, the reminder will be set relative to the due date or a specific time on the due date. It will not repeat until you complete/skip the chore. A clock icon will show in front of a chore’s name when a chore has reminder set up.

Automatic Reset

Daily routines will be reset daily. That is if you checked some items today, they will be unchecked tomorrow automatically. Other routines will be unchecked at the half way towards their next due date.

Mass Chore Operations (check/uncheck/skip/delete)

Use right click or Swipe to select to select multiple chores. The bottom application bar will show the applicable buttons according to the selections. For example, if the selections include completed chores, uncheck button will appear.

To Do View

To Do View groups incomplete chores by their due dates from multiple lists. In this View, You can check/uncheck/skip chores. Mass chore operations allow you to check/uncheck/skip chores in batch. You can edit but not delete or add chores.

Include/Exclude lists in To Do View

Click the Select Lists button to include/exclude lists from the view.

Edit a Chore

Click or tap on the chore's box to select the chore. After selecting the chore, edit chore button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button. You can edit its name, notes, progress and etc. If its progress is set, the list view will display the percentage of the progress in the chore’s row.

Complete(Check)/Skip a Chore

To check off a daily chore, click or tap the check box of the chore. When check off a daily chore, the completion date will be set to today. When check off non-daily chore, a date selection window will pop up for you to enter its completion date. If a chore has passed its due date, you can choose to skip the chore instead of completing it. To skip a shore, You need to select the chore first and then click the skip chore button in the bottom application bar. After selecting to skip a chore, the system will re-calculate the next due date without changing the completion date.

Uncheck a Completed Chore

To uncheck chore, click or tap the check box of the completed chore.

Mass Chore Operations (check/uncheck/skip/delete)

Use right click or Swipe to select to select multiple chores. The bottom application bar will show the applicable buttons according to the selections. For example, if the selections include completed chores, uncheck button will appear.

Refresh Groups

By design, the view won't regroup chores according to their new due dates after various operations. Click the Refresh Group button to regroup chores according to their new due dates.

Due Date View

Due Date View groups chores by their due dates from multiple lists. In this View, You can check/uncheck/skip chores. Mass chore operations allow you to check/uncheck/skip chores in batch. You can edit but not delete or add chores.

Include/Exclude lists in Due Date View

Click the Select Lists button to include/exclude lists from the view.

Edit a Chore

Click or tap on the chore's box to select the chore. After selecting the chore, edit chore button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button. You can edit its name, notes, progress and etc. If its progress is set, the list view will display the percentage of the progress in the chore’s row.

Complete(Check)/Skip a Chore

To check off a daily chore, click or tap the check box of the chore. When check off a daily chore, the completion date will be set to today. When check off non-daily chore, a date selection window will pop up for you to enter its completion date. If a chore has passed its due date, you can choose to skip the chore instead of completing it. To skip a shore, You need to select the chore first and then click the skip chore button in the bottom application bar. After selecting to skip a chore, the system will re-calculate the next due date without changing the completion date.

Uncheck a Completed Chore

To uncheck chore, click or tap the check box of the completed chore.

Mass Chore Operations (check/uncheck/skip/delete)

Use right click or Swipe to select to select multiple chores. The bottom application bar will show the applicable buttons according to the selections. For example, if the selections include completed chores, uncheck button will appear.

Refresh Groups

By design, the view won't regroup chores according to their new due dates after various operations. Click the Refresh Group button to regroup chores according to their new due dates.

Reminder View

As Due Date View, Reminder View groups chores by their due dates from multiple lists. Clicking a Chore's toast notification will enter this view and has the chore selected automatically. Different from Due Date View, Reminder view includes Chores with reminder enabled. In this View, You can check/uncheck/skip chores. Mass chore operations allow you to check/uncheck/skip chores in batch. You can edit but not delete or add chores.

Include/Exclude lists in Reminder View

Click the Select Lists button to include/exclude lists from the view.

Edit a Chore

Click or tap on the chore's box to select the chore. After selecting the chore, edit chore button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button. You can edit its name, notes, progress and etc. If its progress is set, the list view will display the percentage of the progress in the chore’s row.

Complete(Check)/Skip a Chore

To check off a daily chore, click or tap the check box of the chore. When check off a daily chore, the completion date will be set to today. When check off non-daily chore, a date selection window will pop up for you to enter its completion date. If a chore has passed its due date, you can choose to skip the chore instead of completing it. To skip a shore, You need to select the chore first and then click the skip chore button in the bottom application bar. After selecting to skip a chore, the system will re-calculate the next due date without changing the completion date.

Uncheck a Completed Chore

To uncheck chore, click or tap the check box of the completed chore.

Mass Chore Operations (check/uncheck/skip/delete)

Use right click or Swipe to select to select multiple chores. The bottom application bar will show the applicable buttons according to the selections. For example, if the selections include completed chores, uncheck button will appear.

Refresh Groups

By design, the view won't regroup chores according to their new due dates after various operations. Click the Refresh Group button to regroup chores according to their new due dates.

Cloud View

In Cloud View, you can download/upload lists from http://www.dotnetideas.com cloud server. After uploading/downloading, you can sync lists. Deleting list is not allowed. To delete a local list, go to Routine View. To delete a list in cloud server, go to http://www.dotnetideas.com. The view does not provide any Mass Operation.

Log in

Click the Login Cloud button to start the log in process. Before logging in, go to http://www.dotnetideas.com to register.

Upload a local list to the cloud server

Click the name of the list.

Download a list from the cloud server

Click the name of the list.

Synchronize a list between its local and cloud copy

Click the name of the list. The application will merge and resolve conflicts automatically if multiple users share a same list from different devices.

How to in Search Result View

As Due Date View, Search Result View groups chores return from searching by their due dates. In this View, You can check/uncheck/skip chores. Mass chore operations allow you to check/uncheck/skip chores in batch. You can edit but not delete or add chores.

Include/Exclude lists in Reminder View

Click the Select Lists button to include/exclude lists from the view.

Edit a Chore

Click or tap on the chore's box to select the chore. After selecting the chore, edit chore button will appear in the bottom application bar. Click the button. You can edit its name, notes, progress and etc. If its progress is set, the list view will display the percentage of the progress in the chore’s row.

Complete(Check)/Skip a Chore

To check off a daily chore, click or tap the check box of the chore. When check off a daily chore, the completion date will be set to today. When check off non-daily chore, a date selection window will pop up for you to enter its completion date. If a chore has passed its due date, you can choose to skip the chore instead of completing it. To skip a shore, You need to select the chore first and then click the skip chore button in the bottom application bar. After selecting to skip a chore, the system will re-calculate the next due date without changing the completion date.

Uncheck a Completed Chore

To uncheck chore, click or tap the check box of the completed chore.

Mass Chore Operations (check/uncheck/skip/delete)

Use right click or Swipe to select to select multiple chores. The bottom application bar will show the applicable buttons according to the selections. For example, if the selections include completed chores, uncheck button will appear.

Refresh Groups

By design, the view won't regroup chores according to their new due dates after various operations. Click the Refresh Group button to regroup chores according to their new due dates.

Chore Checklist User Guide(Windows Phone 7)

February 1, 2012 at 8:06 PMAdministrator

 

Chore Checklist helps you to manage chores at home or other places.  It records chores' completion date and calculate next due date based on your preference. You can also set reminder for each chore. It comes with a pre-loaded check list which has routines,  such as "Daily Routine", "Weekly Routine", "Monthly Routine" and etc. You may edit them or add new routine/chores.  

Version 2.0 and later is cloud enabled. The cloud can serve as the backup storage. 
More importantly, multiple users can collaborate on a same chore list instance from their phones or laptops/desktops. Users can edit chore lists through web browsers on laptops/desktops, which is much more convenient than editing lists on phone.  
                                    
In Version 2.0 or later, users can manage multiple chore lists on a single phone/device. There are three new views introduced. "By Due Date" and "By Location" are views  aggregating chores from multiple lists. "Lists & Cloud" view is designed to collaborate lists between local devices and Cloud.  
                          

Create/Edit a Chore List

"By Routine" view is designed to create/edit chore lists. Even though, "By Routine" view supports check/uncheck/skip chores, "By Duedate" and "By Location" views are prefered over "By Routine" view to perform these activities. Click the "question mark" buttons at the bottom of  views' pages for detailed instructions. 

Check/Uncheck/Skip Chores

"By Duedate" and "By Location" are views aggregating from multiple lists. You can work on your chores based on their due dates or locations. Click the "question mark" buttons at the bottom of these views' pages for its detailed instruction. 

Cloud and Local Device Collaboration

"Lists & cloud" view allows you to download lists from cloud, upload lists to cloud and merge content between devices and cloud. Click the "question mark" button at the bottom of this view's page for its detailed instruction. 

Share a list with a friend so he/she can collaborate on the list

Click the "cloud" button in the "By Routine" view and log in if necessary. Select the "Share with a friend" option and then enter the email of your friend. (If there is no "Share with a friend" option, click "Sync/Upload with/to Cloud" to upload the list to cloud first.) You friend will receive an email notification with the instruction on how to share the list.