Features Overview

Add To Calendar Feature

TimeStampR has a built-in Calendar View! You can also add any event to your own calendar app. Every template was designed to support Start Date/Time and End Date/Time. As a result, all templates natively support having its events added to your calendar. It doesn’t matter what event you create, or from which template – they all can be added to your calendar with 1 click.

Once you give permission to access your calendar, events can be added to your calendar via 1 of 2 methods:

  1.  In the default List View of all events, tap the 3-dots menu button, and tap ‘Add To Calendar’.
  2. In the Event View screen, tap the Calendar icon in the top right corner.

Both methods will add the event to your calendar. Depending on what calendar you use, tap save and you are done. Optionally you can set any recurring events and change the reminder period.

Child Event Feature

A Child Event is an event you have linked to another event. Why do this? Common scenarios and usage will be discussed later, but for now, let’s say you create your birthday event “The Birth of a God” (yes, you may need therapy) from the Birthday Template.

You then use the Milestone Template to create another event, “My College Graduation.” You can now edit “The Birth of a God” and add “My College Graduation” as a child event.

You just made “The Birth of a God” a Parent Event and “My College Graduation” a Child Event!

Well, if you just created a Parent and Child, how about other Childs (fine, Children)? Any chance of creating GrandChildren? Great Grands? Yes. Yes. And also, Yes!

You can literally go hog-wild and create event 1 that has child event 2 and child event 2 has child event 3 and 4. Then what next? Add Child Event 5 & 6 to Child Event 4 and you can dynamically see how they are all related.

If you are human and you are still with me, here is a real-life example of using Child Events:

Create event 1 “The Birth of a God” (you really need therapy now)

Create event 2 “My Daughter Came Into The World

Create event 3 “My Daughter Graduated Kindergarten!!!”

Make “My Daughter Graduated Kindergarten!!!” a child of “My Daughter Came Into The World” and make that a child of “The Birth of a God”.

Now whenever you view “The Birth of a God” it will show the event “My Daughter Came Into This World.” If you tap this, it will show the event “My Daughter Graduated Kindergarten!!!”

You have just built a hierarchical series of events. Some people call this a family tree 😊We call this Visualizing Your Relationships.

Whenever an event becomes a child of another event. this will dynamically create a third timestamp block inside of the child event that tells you how long after “The Birth of a God” did “My College Graduation” happen.

Cool, right?! (Perhaps, until you realize it took you 6 years to graduate a 4-year college because you were “chilling.”)

The primary purpose of linking events is to provide a hierarchy where 1 event essentially ‘contains’ or is ‘linked’ to other events. This can save you from searching for events: you can just find the Parent Event, and tunnel down through its Child Events!

Notebook & Folder Feature

Notebooks and Folders work together. Think of this organization technique as a college notebook, where you have different sets of information within a folder, and these folders are stored inside a Notebook.

While everything is searchable within TimeStampR, Notebooks & Folders give you the ability to group things together in one place. As you start to organize your life and have many events, having other ways to see your information grouped into hierarchies becomes helpful.

Example structures you could create are:

A notebook named Work with folders named My Main Job, My Side Hustle, My LLC, etc.

A notebook named Travel with folders named My African Travels, My Asian Travels, My US State Travels, etc.

A notebook named Sports Activities with folders named Kayaking, Biking, Snowboarding, etc.

A notebook named School with folders named Math, Social Studies, Science.


Export Feature

You know how other apps like Whatsapp/Facebook/Instagram give you’re the run-around to download YOUR OWN data from their app? We give you a button to do it right on the Home page!

Tap it and download all your data automatically into an Excel spreadsheet (XLSX).

So, if you have used 20 Templates to create all of your events, your XLSX will have 20 tabs on the bottom, and in each tab will be all the events you created with that Template.

Tip 1: Since every template is custom-designed and purpose-driven, your data will be presented in the XLSX with one tab for each Event Template.

Photos Feature

So, you have created events but don’t have the perfect photo to add to them, so it shows up all pretty and picturesque in your events list? No worries. For most of the events you create, you will likely use a photo from your Gallery as the main image.

if not, then the easiest way to get a cool photo for your event is to just do a Google or Bing Search on your phone, and in the results, tap on Images to show just images. When you see an image you like, tap and hold it to download it to your phone. Now go back into TimeStampR and add that downloaded image to your event.

Tip 1: You can add up to 25 photos at a time to your events when adding from your phone.

Tip 2: The first image you select becomes the default image associated with the event and is the image shown in the TSR main view.

Tip 3: To add more than 25 images, select your first 25, add, then click Choose Image again to select another batch (25 at a time).
An upcoming update to TimeStampR will provide an option to allow you to move the images around and you will be able to choose the primary image for the event.