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Save combination of Search and Sort


Posted: Oct 06, 2009
Score: 7


the search and sort features are really great! In my opinion it could easily replace all other views, since you are able to create your own views as you like.
However, it could be so much better if it was possible to save a search that also includes the way of sorting that makes sense for that particular search.

Suppose you have a search for all tasks with Folder=Sports, then it might make sense to sort by Tag if you have tags like running, skiing, climbing, etc. But for another search, for example Folder=Shopping, it might make more sense to sort by Context if you have contexts like @supermarket, @mall, etc.

In the current situation you first click your saved search and then adjust the sorting. This takes several mouse clicks extra (plus extra thinking), which is a pity.

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Oct 07, 2009
Score: 0

Thanks for the suggestion.

Posted: Nov 27, 2009
Score: 2

+1 I would absolutely love this feature. Thanks!

Posted: Dec 01, 2009
Score: 0

If I could have this feature it would save me a lot of time. I would really like to have this feature.

Posted: Dec 01, 2009
Score: 0

Yes, I've been trying to do this.

Then have on the iphone app as well.

Posted: Mar 19, 2010
Score: 0

Yes.... PLEASE add this feature - it would help SO much and save a lot of time.

Posted: Mar 19, 2010
Score: 0

I use Search as my default view and have a minimum of 10 saved searches that I use at any given time as they're tailored almost exactly as I need them.

It would be much more useful if you could include sorting, filters, and defaults for notes, dividers and subtask display on a per search basis however.

As it is I have to manually adjust these when switching between searches. For instance, some of my searches are a broad overview and subtasks need to be hidden for ease of reading, but others look for tasks due within certain time frames and subtasks need to be flattened otherwise they won't appear at all if the due date differs from the parent task.

Posted: Apr 23, 2010
Score: 0

I would love to see this feature as well. I'm a new Toodledo User, and so far this is my only major issue; I want to quickly scan a few lists in the morning, and that only works if they are sorted correctly. I suggest saving sort settings in each tab rather than each "View." At the very least, the ability to save the sort settings within our saved searches.

Loving the site in general. I switched over from RTM and have been amazed at how quickly I got to "doing" rather than just tweaking my system!

Posted: Apr 24, 2010
Score: 0

Oh yes, I am desperately waiting for this tool!!!

Posted: Jun 25, 2010
Score: 0

I posted this long ago. Any progress on this issue? Maybe some thought from the side of Toodledo?

Posted: Jun 25, 2010
Score: 1

indeed, It's a feature most people would use.

I had the vision of a simple up/down button along the task to bump or decrease priority. But with only 4 level , low med high top, it's less interesting.
Adam Compton

Posted: Jul 26, 2010
Score: 0

For what it's worth, I would also very much like this feature. I've given up on trying to use the built-in categorization options (view by folder/tag/context/etc.), and I was hoping to save searches to generate the views I needed most often. However, not being able to save the sort, subtask state (flattened etc.) and columns also makes this feature of limited use to me.

Posted: Jan 09, 2011
Score: 0

I absolutely support this point! Please make the sorting saveable together with a search.

Here's why: I have a search for "Next actions" (GTD) sorted by context, priority and due date. Subtasks are flattened. I have another search for "Projects" which needs to be sorted by priority first, and with intended subtasks.

Posted: Jan 10, 2011
Score: 0

This is currently my number one request.

Posted: Jan 10, 2011
Score: 0

I'll also add my vote for this feature

Posted: Jan 10, 2011
Score: 0

+1, if voting works.

Posted: Jan 10, 2011
Score: 0

+1 from me. I am working around this limitation in a number of unsatisfactory ways now, and would really take advantage of it if added.

Posted: Mar 14, 2011
Score: 0

+1 The lack of this feature is the only reason I look for another application.
Bob Walasek

Posted: Apr 25, 2011
Score: 0

+1 for me too - this would make searches MUCH more useful!

Posted: Apr 25, 2011
Score: 0

Yeah, that really would help me too.
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