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Salgud

Posted: Aug 20, 2014



Purveyor, I agree that hooking up with EN would have made more sense than the present offering. Then we'd have a full-featured Notes app alongside TD.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 18, 2014
From Topic: Hide completed tasks



Just to the right of the Add Task box near the top left is a "Show" button. Click on that, the click on "Completed Tasks".

If you haven't discovered this filters box yet, give it a go, very useful.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 18, 2014



Posted by Purveyor:
Perhaps just words but some very good words from Evernote's founder:
... there comes a time when ... it's more important to improve existing features than to add new ones. More important to make our existing users happier than to just add more new users.
From https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/01/04/on-software-quality/


Minor correction: Philbin is not EN's founder. He bought it about 5 or 6 years ago from it's founder, Pachikov, who is still listed as a corporate officer. Philbin is the CEO. They are preparing to do an IPO.


This message was edited Aug 18, 2014.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 15, 2014



Purveyor,

Thanks for the suggestion. I've been using EN as my personal notes app for years, back when it had a lot of features it lacks today. I actually used the old pre-cloud desktop version at work for years, until it just was no longer viable with the updated versions of Windoze. Unfortunately, I work for the state, and EN in the cloud is blocked for security reasons. I've actually found a way around their block (just to be contrary), but if I actually kept any job-related information in EN and got caught, I could be in a lot of trouble.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 15, 2014



Thanks for your reply, Jake. However, I have to take exception to some of it.

1. You're the one who overloaded that "small team" that is now spread so thin. Before Outlines and Lists were added, they were spread thin. Now they're being drawn and quartered.

2. "Just a few added keystrokes". When you redid the interface a few years back, you stated that one of your goals was to minimize keystrokes for users. Is that no longer a consideration? Besides, it's somewhat more than "a few keystrokes". It requires doing a Control F, the reentering the search word, either by cut and paste, or by retyping.

What concerns me is that the Notes feature was added before I became a regular user 4 years ago. And for 4 years, it's languished like an orphan step-child, without even this most basic feature (I won't call it an "enhancement", it's too basic for that term).

I find this very frustrating. It seems that the strategy is to add new features which are barely connected to your base application, task management, to attract new customers, without regard for your established customers. Not just power users, like those of us active in these forums, but general users, who expect the features available to have, at the very least, certain levels of basic functionality, like being able to find words in Notes. These is the kind of discontent that drive established customers to look elsewhere. Only you can decide what path to choose between attracting new customers and losing established ones.

And by the way, I have hundreds of friends who will sign up for platinum service tomorrow if you fix this feature! :)


This message was edited Aug 15, 2014.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 15, 2014



Posted by francis.boudreau:
Oh, so the "primary sort" is alphabetical?


The primary sort is whatever you select from the list. If you want it to be alphabetical, select alphabetical.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 14, 2014



You want to primary sort alphabetically.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 14, 2014



Up until this week, I only kept a few special notes in TD's Notes, related to tasks in TD. I'm trying to streamline my life, and decided to move a bunch (~160) notes) from a standalone desktop app I've been using for work related notes into TD Notes to simplify my life a bit.

But the first time I really needed to use TD Notes, and had to do a search in a lengthy note for a keyword, I discovered that while TD can tell me that keyword is in which notes, it can't tell me exactly where. It doesn't highlight the word or in any way actually locate it, so I have to scroll and hunt trying to find it. Or do a Control F second search to find the work within the note. This is just not acceptable. This renders the Notes tab, the oldest of the add-ons in TD, virtually useless for my, and most, purposes.

How many requests have there been, that I didn't notice because until now, it didn't effect me, asking for this? Can anyone name one other Notes app out there that doesn't have this basic functionality?

This is very disappointing. I had just decided to stop my search for a new task manager that was still under development and still getting new, useful features and stick with TD. But now I feel let-down yet again. Adding new top level "features", like Outlines and Lists, which have very limited functionality, like Notes, while almost entirely ignoring the fact that many of the existing features don't even have basic functionality like this.

I'm afraid that my search for a still under-development task management app continues. Not to mention I have to move the first few notes I moved to TD Notes back to a searchable app.

I understand the business strategy of adding these high level features to attract new customers by having a nice long checklist of features to offer. However, I suspect that many of the new customers will be very disappointed when they discover that you can't do an effective search in those Notes, and that Lists and Outlines are similarly crippled, and may not stick around very long.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 08, 2014
From Topic: QuickToodle



Posted by david.j.edge:
Discovered a little more. It can't cope with passwords with spaces, so probably legit but flawed.
d.


Interesting. I have over 50 passwords in my list for various apps and websites, and not a one of them accepts blank spaces in the password. In fact, I can't recall of ever hearing of one since I first got online in the late 80s. Can you tell me one or two? I'm very curious.
Salgud

Posted: Aug 08, 2014



Posted by jaffa_brown:


Its the only thing about ToodleDo that bugs me - if a task is 1 month in the future, I dont need to see it on my task list all the time.



Maybe you haven't heard about Saved Searches. I suggest you find them in the help screens (maybe there's a video?) so you can create your own Hotlist (you can even call it whatever you like!) which excludes tasks more than 4 weeks or 3 weeks, or 2 weeks or...
Salgud

Posted: Jul 30, 2014



This is one reason why there's an iOS version of TD. The website is not compatible with mobile touch screen devices.
Salgud

Posted: Jul 25, 2014



A simpler solution to forgetting "Waiting" tasks, is to put them in your weekly review. If you don't do a weekly review, add a weekly repeating task, "Review waiting tasks". Then you won't forget. This is one of TD's best features, it can remind you to do tasks you might otherwise forget!

This message was edited Jul 25, 2014.
Salgud

Posted: Jul 23, 2014



Been using Grocery Gadget on my iPhone for a month now, and am very please with it. It has a somewhat quirky interface, as I mentioned above, but I like quirky as long as it's not obtuse or complicated, which GG is not. It takes me a fraction of the time it took with TD to simply mark an item to be on my list for that week. In all fairness, I was running TD thru Chrome and the slim site, which is definitely not optimal. Would have been much quicker using the iOS TD app for sure.

It did lock up a few times at first, but either the app has settled down since, or maybe they did a fix. In any case, it hasn't done that in quite a while. One related criticism, I posted a query about this problem on their website a month ago, but never got a reply. So apparently, there is no support. Fortunately, I haven't needed any since.

I recommend GG if you have a long shopping list and shop at multiple stores. It also can track different costs and aisles at different stores, coupons, multiple shoppers and probably your shoe size, if you want. If you can get past that first qualm, if you have it, with the interface, it does just about everything you could want in a shopping app.
Salgud

Posted: Jul 23, 2014



Just think how great you'll feel Jake, when you finally get to cross this off "the list"! ;-)
Salgud

Posted: Jul 11, 2014



Another option: I had a similar problem with 2 TD accounts a few years ago. I couldn't find a third party app (back then) that mimiced all the TD features I wanted. I found a workaround that worked quite well, which was to access my main account through one browser (Safari), and the other account through Chrome. This way, I didn't have to purge and mess around with the accounts. Literally for years after I crossed the two accounts, a tag from one was in the other, and even though no tasks used it, it hung in there!
Salgud

Posted: Jul 11, 2014
From Topic: iPhone app Lists



Lists and Outlines are not yet available on the mobile apps. It's on "the list".
Salgud

Posted: Jul 03, 2014
From Topic: Test



Trying to post an image:
From imgur, BBCode
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/bCyqAH8.jpg[/IMG]

Linked BBCode:
[URL=http://imgur.com/bCyqAH8][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/bCyqAH8.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Tried BBCode bracketed with arrow brackets around "img":
http://i.imgur.com/bCyqAH8.jpg

and Linked BBCode bracketed with arrow brackets around "img":
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/bCyqAH8.jpg[/IMG]

and
[URL=http://imgur.com/bCyqAH8][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/bCyqAH8.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

changed to .png:
Imgur BBCode:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/HhqYOpr.png[/IMG]

Imgur Linked BBCode:
[URL=http://imgur.com/HhqYOpr][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/HhqYOpr.png[/IMG][/URL]



http://imgur.com/HhqYOpr

http://imgur.com/HhqYOpr

http://i.imgur.com/HhqYOpr.png

http://i.imgur.com/HhqYOpr.png

[IMG]http://imgur.com/HhqYOpr[IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/HhqYOpr.png[IMG]


Pasted the image into browser page from Imgur link, then copied image URL:

http://i.imgur.com/HhqYOpr.png


I've tried everything I can think of so far, but the best I can get is a link. Any ideas?


This message was edited Jul 03, 2014.
Salgud

Posted: Jul 02, 2014



There is a very long-standing request to make the Hotlist more, if not entirely, user definable. I just want ahead and did it.
Salgud

Posted: Jun 30, 2014



Posted by DSM:
Hmmm. Can you also affect the Hotlist via the Status field? That is, if I move the task to Reference (or some other non-Active status), will the Hotlist know that I'm not going to do it right now? If not, shouldn't it?


This is why some (many?) of us no longer use the TD Hotlist. It's relatively easy to create one to meet your exact needs as a Saved Search. Then you can include any field you want, any date restraints you want. Mine excludes certain folders (like my Templates folder), tags (like my Weekly Review tag), and, of course, status.
Salgud

Posted: Jun 25, 2014
From Topic: Tasks are Gone



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