Tutorial

 

Here you find out, how to use Looping in order to create personal appointments and organise appointments together with multiple participants.

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Create Groups

  • Why are Looping groups so practical?

  • How can I create a group?

Looping groups allow you to organise appointments together with multiple persons. When creating appointments in a group, these appointments automatically appear in the other group members' Looping calendar.  All group members can create and edit appointments and add notes.  

A specific colour can be assigned to each group, making it immediately clear, which appointment  belongs to which group.


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Choose the group area in the upper panel.  Once you have created groups, this is where they will appear. 

Click on the PLUS to create a new group.


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Give your group a name - you can change this name anytime you want.

If you wish, you can assign a specific colour to your group and upload a picture - you can change both any time you want.

When you are done  - click on CREATE.


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Choose your invitation option. Subsequently,  you can send a group invitation link.

As soon as the invitee clicks on/activates this link, he or she is part of your group. (once he or she has installed the app and created an account).

Go back as soon as you are done!


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Your created group now appears in the group overview.

To create more groups, click on the PLUS. 

Export Calendar

Share your group’s events in a read-only format to other calendar programs. This is a great tool for group members who use other calendar clients to have all their appointments in the one place.

Please note: This link is a read-only link to your Looping group’s calendar events. This means it can only be edited in the Looping app. Please be aware that there will be a short delay in your new Looping events appearing in your alternative calendar client. This delay is set in your alternative calendar client and can be adjusted in there only.

IN LOOPING (Android)

  1. Select the group that you would like to export

  2. Tap the button (3 dots) in the top right-hand corner of the screen

  3. Select Export Calendar

  4. Turn on Request Link

  5. An ICS link will be created which will be displayed on the page and an email with the link will be sent to you

  6. Tap the Share this calendar button to copy the link or share it with yourself or others

IN GOOGLE CALENDAR:

  1. Open the email we sent with the ICS link on your computer and copy it for later.

  2. Sign in to your account at Google.com

  3. In the left menu, select the down arrow beside Other Calendars.

  4. Choose Add by URL.

  5. Paste your Looping group calendar link and select Add Calendar.

IN APPLE CALENDAR:

On your Mac:

  1. Open the email we sent with the ICS link on your computer and copy it for later.

  2. Open the Calendar app and choose File > New Calendar Subscription.

  3. Paste your Looping group calendar link, and then choose Subscribe.

  4. Enter a name for the calendar in the Name field and choose a color from the pop-up menu.

  5. If you have an iCloud account, choose whether you want the calendar to appear on that account.

  6. Choose OK.

On your iPhone/iPad:

  1. Open the email we sent with the ICS link on your computer and copy it for later

  2. Alternatively, within the Export Calendar page, select Share this calendar and Copy to Clipboard

  3. Open your the Settings app.

  4. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars (or just Calendar on iOS 10 and above).

  5. Under Accounts, select Add Account.

  6. Choose Other.

  7. Under Calendars, select Add Subscribed Calendar.

  8. Paste your Looping group calendar link and select Next.

  9. Choose your desired settings, then tap Next

IN OUTLOOK:

  1. Open the email we sent with ICS link on your computer and copy it for later.

  2. Sign in to your account at Outlook.com

  3. Open the menu in the top left and choose Calendar.

  4. In the sub-menu bar, select Add Calendar.

  5. Choose From internet.

  6. Paste your Looping group calendar link and choose Save.

IN SAMSUNG CALENDAR:

Note: Samsung Calendar does not directly support the import of calendars into the app itself. You must first import your Looping calendar into your Google Calendar. Your Looping calendar will then appear in the Samsung calendar under “Google”

In Google Calendar

  1. Open the email we sent with the ICS link on your computer and copy it for later.

  2. Sign in to your account at Google.com

  3. In the left menu, select the down arrow beside Other Calendars.

  4. Choose Add by URL.

  5. Paste your Looping group calendar link and select Add Calendar.

In Samsung Calendar

  1. Once imported into Google Calendar, open the Samsung Calendar app

  2. Tap the button (3 dots) in the top-right corner

  3. Go to “Manage Calendars”

  4. Here you will see calendars linked to your account. Under “Google” look to see that your Looping account is there

  5. Make sure the switch is turned on next to your Looping calendar. Your Looping calendar will now sync with your Samsung Calendar

View & Add Group Members

  • Where do I find all group members?

  • How can I add group members?

All group members can add new members to the group. Once a member has created an appointment in this group, this appointment automatically appears in the Looping calendar of all other members. All members can edit the respective appointment and add notes. When new events are created or current events are edited, all members get informed via a push-notification. 


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Choose the group area in the upper panel.

Click on the group you want to know more about.


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Click on the member symbol to access the member area. 


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You see all group members at a glance.

Click on the PLUS, if you want to add additional members.

Edit Group Settings & Leave Group

  • How can I change the group colour, the group picture and the group name?

  • How can I leave a group?

You can adjust the group settings at any time.


 

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Choose the respective group in the group area.


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Click on the settings symbol and choose an option.

 

Create Group Appointments

  • How can I create a new appointment for my group?

  • Where can I create a recurring event?

  • Where can I set when I want to receive a reminder for my appointment

 


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Choose the calendar in the upper panel.

Click on the PLUS to create an appointment.


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Add an appointment.

Choose the other entry options by clicking. 


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Choose a group.

Now the appointment automatically appears in the Looping calendar of all other group members. 


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Click on the start and end date and choose a day in the calendar. 


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Click on the start and end time and specify the time by using the clock.

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The appointment takes place more frequently? Then simply select the intervall . 

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Select the times for the reminder.

15 minutes are set by default.

All group members receive reminders.

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Optionally you can choose a location and add a message/note.

Once you are done - click on CREATE.

Now the appointment automatically appears in the Looping calendar of all other group members. 

Create Private Appointments


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Choose the calendar in the upper panel.

Click on the PLUS to create an appointment.



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Do not choose a group, if you want to create a private appointment.

When you are done just click in "create".

For sure you can see your appointments in the daily and weekly overview.


Monthly or Weekly Overview


 

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Choose the calendar in the upper panel and click on the month.


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Choose the weekly or monthly view. 

 

You can switch from one week/month to the other by swiping left or right. If you click on a specific day in the weekly/monthly overview, you will end up on this day and be able to see all appointments which are scheduled on this day.

Chat


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Choose the calendar in the upper panel and click on the month.

Click on the appointment you want to add a message/note to.


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Click on "Message" in the appointment's upper panel.


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In an appointment's message area you can add or read messages/notes.

Edit Appointments


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Choose the calendar in the upper panel and click on the month.

Click on the appointment you want to edit.


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Click on the edit symbol. Now you can  edit all elements.

You can also assign the appointment to a different group or change it to a private appointment and vice versa.


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Save your changes by clicking on SAVE.

All group members will be notified of the changes.

 

Call up past events

 

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Click on the calendar surface and select the month on top of the surface.

You can choose a week or month, in the past. To do so, wipe to the left.

 

If you want to look back on an appointment in the past, just click on the day, on which the appointment was scheduled

Widget

Just add the Looping widget to your homescreen, your appointments will be visible on it and you can modify them easily, without using the app.

Have your appointments at a glance.

Click on the PLUS to add a new appointment to one of your groups. 

  Just click on a date of your choice to see the details or to adapt/modify it.

Click on the widget and then let go, to start adapting it. Modify the size by stretching the widget. For this purpose just draw at the points and last but not least, click anywhere, apart from the widget, that’s it!

Import calendar

You can now import appointments from your local mobile calendar to your Looping calendar. Every time you perform an import, you are able to import up to 200 appointments within the next 12 months from your local calendar. If you have more than 200 appointments don’t worry, just run the import operation again to import any missing or new appointments, each local calendar event can only be imported once per user account.

You should be on a stable network connection as the import may take up to 10 minutes when you import a lot of appointments.

Your imported appointments can optionally be assigned to a selected group or alternatively added as private appointments. If the selected group has members, all these appointments will also appear automatically in each member’s calendar.

Reminders - appointments with reminders set at 15 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours and/or 1 day before, will retain these properties. Recurrence - appointments with a recurrence period of weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or yearly, will retain its recurrence series. In the future, it will be possible to import events with all reminder properties and customised recurrence series intact.

After the import you are able to update any of the imported appointments as a normal looping appointment such as adding/removing reminders or changing the recurrence. Just tap on the appointment, tap on the edit icon and then choose a reminder time or recurrence and you’re done!


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Open the left menu and tap ‘Import Calendar’. Select the account that you wish to import calendar appointments from.


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Select the calendar(s) that you wish to import appointments from

TIP: If you have organised your appointments in separate calendars (birthdays, holidays, etc) and you wish to keep this, then create separate groups representing each of these calendars before you start the import process.


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Select the group that you wish to import your selected calendar appointments into

If you do not select a group, the appointments will be imported to your calendar as private appointments.

If you wish to you can assign these imported appointments individually to your groups, however keep in mind that this may be very time-consuming.


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Anytime you add new appointments to your local mobile calendar you can perform the steps detailed above again.