Activity setup in dashboard choosing away home status?

Is it possible to setup activities in the dashboard choosing who is home or selecting the presence tags that are home and the same way certain by doing who is away. I know one can use modes, but in order to use modes if their are multiple people in the house it is setting up so any rules and just too confusing. Also not simply plug and play. Trying to figure out if can just choose to run an activity or show motion if someone I not present while rest are. Thanks.