How to transfer Custom Views from MLO-Windows to MLO-iOS

In this article we would like to show how you can export Custom Views from MyLifeOrganized-Desktop to your iOS device(s).

The "Export/Import views" functionality allows you to use your MLO-Desktop Custom Views on MLO-iOS after the import. You will be able to see your task lists filtered, grouped and sorted in the same way as they are on your Desktop now.

The importing of any views from your Desktop to iPhone or iPad is very easy and can be done in the opposite direction: from Mobile to Desktop.

If you have already created a view that should be transferred to your iOS device, proceed to Step 5. If not, let's create a custom view and transfer it from Desktop to Mobile together step by step.

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

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

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

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

5. Right click new view and select "Export view(s)..." from the menu. Enter a name for the file.

6. Now you need to transfer this file with the new view to your MLO-iPhone. The easiest way is to send it via email which could be opened on your iPhone (see the screenshot).

Another way is to use cloud storage (like Dropbox or Google Drive) that is accessible from both platforms. You may create a folder called "MLO Views" and store all your views there.

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

8. MLO-iPhone will parse the import file to find all views you have in it.

Note: the views will be imported to the current MLO-iPhone profile only. To import the same view for other profile - open this profile in MLO-iPhone first.

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

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

Currently there are some restrictions for importing views from desktop:

  1. Only one level of grouping can be used on MLO-iPhone. If you import a view with several levels of grouping (which desktop supports), only the first level will be used on iPhone and the rest will be ignored.
  2. Manual ordering is only supported in predefined Starred and Active Starred views. MLO-iPhone cannot keep in sync the manual ordering for other custom views.

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