Summit FAQ

Have any questions about Summit Day Planner? Get answers here.

What calendar services can I sync?

Summit works with iCloud, Google, and Outlook/Exchange calendars. Syncing with all of these calendars is handled through EventKit, which is Apple's secure calendar management system. When you give Summit permission to access your calendars, it will automatically sync with all of the calendar accounts you have added through the iOS Settings app (under Accounts & Passwords).

What if my events aren't showing up?

If you've already added your calendar accounts in the Settings app and allowed Summit to access them, but you're not seeing them in Summit > Settings > Calendars, check to make sure Calendar is enabled in iCloud in the Settings app. If it is, but you're still not able to see your calendars/events in Summit, go to the Settings app, then Calendar, and set Sync to "Events 6 Months Back" or "All Events". Trying to sync with a shared Google calendar? Here's how to do that. If that doesn't solve it, reach out through the Send Feedback view in the app and let us know what you're seeing so we can help you get them syncing. Thanks for your patience. Have a great day!

What are the Summit_Calendar events?

If you're seeing a "Summit_Calendar" event on your calendar, that's just an auto-generated event that keeps everything, including special metadata not found in typical calendar apps like event completion status, checklist and priority. They're set to show up 60 days ago for each calendar so they're out of the way. If you have any issues syncing your calendar, go to the Settings app, then Calendar, and set Sync to "Events 6 Months Back" or "All Events".

Why can't I edit/save my event?

If you're not able to edit the Event Name or other details, it's likely that the Calendar selected isn't editable (e.g. Holidays or Birthdays). If you change the Calendar first, are you able to edit the Event Name? If so, you can save time in the future by setting the Default Calendar in Summit Settings.

How do I reschedule tasks & events?

There are a few ways to reschedule or postpone something:

1. Tap the task/event, then its Due Date/Times field. Change it, and go back.

2. Swipe left on the task/event cell on the Planner and change it right there.

3. Drag & drop the task/event cell to any date on the calendar.

Drag & drop is the easiest and fastest way to change the date, and you can even drag multiple items at the same time!

What are the lines below the dates?

Those lines are similar to the dots that calendar apps show below dates that represent an event. With that design, they can only show a few dots before it starts getting cluttered, and since Summit includes tasks and events in one place, most days would just show three dots, which isn't useful.

So, we came up with the busyness lines design, which is a simple way to reflect how busy you are each day. The wider the line, the more you have planned.

Can I see what I've completed?

Definitely! Tap the three dots in the top right of the Planner, then "Show Completed". From now on, you'll see sections for Due and Done. You can also enable this separately on List views.

How do I jump back to today?

Tap the Planner tab in the tab bar or the month label at the top.

Can I add tasks with Siri?

Yes. Tell Siri something like "Add bananas to my Groceries list in Summit" or "In Summit, remind me to call Mom tomorrow at 5pm" to create a Summit Task. If that's not working, be sure to enable Add Tasks with Siri in Summit Settings. Enjoy!

How can I customize the experience?

Tap the Account tab (far right in the tab bar), then Settings. There, you can change when you get a daily planning reminder, choose which Calendars to show, the day your week starts on, default settings for new items, and more.

What if I'm getting duplicate alerts?

If you're getting notifications from both Summit and the Calendar app, we'd recommend going to Notifications in the Settings app, then Calendar, and turning off notifications for Upcoming Events. That way, you'll only get alerts for Invitations, Invitee Responses and Shared Calendar Changes from the Calendar, and all of your time-based alerts from Summit. You could also turn Badges off for the Calendar app if you'd like, so you don't have to open the Calendar app to clear its badge. With this setup, most users put the Calendar app in a folder on their phone because they don't need to open it anymore. :)

How do I switch to a new device?
Yep, just download the app on your new device and your data will sync with iCloud! If you don't have Summit Pro, you can restore from an iTunes/iCloud Backup on the new device, which will restore all of your Summit data as well.

How do you make money?
Summit is free to download and use forever. If you'd like to support development and unlock premium features like Sync, Checklist and custom repeating options for Tasks, sign up for a free trial of Summit Pro. It's an optional subscription, and if you like it beyond the free trial you can stay subscribed as long as you like to continue using the premium features.

What comes with the Pro plan?
Summit Pro comes with flexible repeat options for tasks (e.g. Every 2 weeks on MWF, ending on Jun 15), checklists on tasks, events & notes, and iCloud sync to plan from anywhere.

What are the subscription terms?
Summit Pro is an optional monthly or annual subscription ($2.99/mo or $19.99/yr USD) to unlock premium features. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, for the chosen plan's price.

Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

How do I report an issue?
Sorry about that! Feel free to contact us through the Send Feedback view in the app to let us know what's going on, with details of what was happening with the bug/crash happened, and we'll do our best to get it fixed quickly.

In the meantime, it might help to force quit the app by double-tapping home button from your home screen, then swiping up on Summit from the multi-tasking view.

Thanks for your patience, and we'll get this taken care of for you as quickly as possible!

How do I submit a feature request?
We love getting features requests to help improve Summit! Please let us know what you'd like to see here. Thanks!

Have another question?
Email us through the Send Feedback view in the app and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Have a great day!