The Location screen allows you to setup a new location or edit an existing location.
The Location screen displays all of the location properties. This includes:
At the bottom of the screen is the toolbar (hidden while in edit mode). The toolbar includes icons for copying
the location and for moving the location to another location (making it a container).
The Location screen is in either view mode or edit mode. To enter edit mode tap the Edit button. To return to view
mode tap the Done button. When adding a new location you are already in edit mode. Tapping Save will save the new
location. Tapping Cancel will cancel the new location.
Changing a location's name requires being in edit mode. Each location must have a unique name. The name should
be simple and no more than 2 or three words.
Containers can be considered sub-locations. They allow you to further organize your items. Containers can contain
subcontainers. This nesting can be as deep as needed.
If "Auto Sort Containers" is turned off then you can manually order the containers (while in edit mode). If
turned on then containers will be sorted alphabetically for you. The number next to each container is the number of
subcontainers below the container. Containers can be
added, removed, renamed, rearranged (if not automatically sorted), or
changed. The Location screen must be in edit mode to add, remove, or rearrange containers.
Other changes can be made in either view or edit mode. If you choose to delete a container that contains items
then you will have the option to move the items to the parent location, delete the items along with the
container, or just delete the items leaving the container in place.
The position property allows you to enter an address, GPS coordinates, or other location such as city name.
Tapping on the position property displays a GPS button and a bookmarks button. Tap the GPS button to fill in
the current position of your iOS device. Tap the bookmarks icon to select an address from one of your contacts.
Otherwise you can type in an appropriate position. Once a value is entered, and you are not in edit mode, you
will see a maps icon. Tapping the icon will launch the Maps app showing a pin at the entered position.
You may associate a barcode, such as a QR code, with locations and containers. Later, if you are viewing a list
of items you can initiate a barcode search and scan the locations's or container's barcode. All items in the
current list associated with the scanned location or container will appear in the search results.
You can add up to 40 pictures to any location. Pictures can come from your photo library or from the device's camera
(if any). You can also select a picture from any of your setup import sources. If you have Camera+ installed
you can use it to take a photo or select a picture. If there is a picture in the clipboard you can paste that
While in view mode you can tap on a picture to view the full sized version in the
Photo Viewer screen.
To add a picture enter edit mode. Tap Add Picture and select a source of the picture.
To replace an existing picture enter edit mode and tap the picture to replace. Select the source of the new picture.
To edit an existing picture enter edit mode and tap the picture to replace. Select Edit from the source list.
To delete a picture enter edit mode and tap the delete icon to the left of the picture.
To reorder the pictures enter edit mode. Use the reorder handle to change the picture order.
You can enter a note about the location. The beginning of the note will appear on the
The toolbar provides:
- Copy Location
Tap the copy icon to create a copy of the current location. This does not copy any items, just the location
configuration. All you need to do is give the new location a name and make whatever other changes you need.
- Move Location
Tap the move icon to move a location to another location. This will make the location a container of the
selected location. You can also select a container of another location making the location a subcontainer
of the selected container.
- QR Code
Tap the QR Code icon to bring up the QR Code menu. From you you can choose to generate a QR Code for the barcode
property. The value of the QR Code will be a URL that can be used to launch MyStuff2 and display the items in the
location. If there is already a QR Code you can choose to view the QR Code.
- Share Location
Tap the email icon to share the location template. This generate a MyStuff2 template file (msd). You will be
prompted to select the destination for the template file. Choosing email will allow you to email the template
file to someone. The template file will be an attachment to the email allowing the user to quickly import the
location into their own copy of MyStuff2.
The following settings affect the Location screen:
- Picture Source - Specifies a default source for pictures.