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Salgud

Posted: 2 days ago



You can do that, just set the Sort criteria accordingly.
Salgud

Posted: 7 days ago



After looking at my TD setup since posting above, I feel I've validated the statement I made in an impassioned plea to Jake last June regarding this feature:


Jake, I would like to suggest that it's more than just optimizing clicks. I, and many other TD power users virtually live in Saved Searches, and frequently switch between them during the day. Dozens of times. And each time, we either have to think about how to reset the sort order and the filters, or, choose one setting that works "most of the time", which is what I and many others, I suspect, do. This is more than just clicks, it's sub-optimal use of the tool because of this limitation. I would get a much clearer and more accurate representation of my task list if I had each Saved Search sorted and filtered all the time to fit the purpose of that search.

So, to me at least, it is somewhat more than just optimizing clicks, it's about optimizing TD. Thanks for your understanding.


As an example of how deep this change is, just last week I decided that I wasn't really using the Priority field anymore, that I could manage priorities in my head. I wasn't using it in any of my 30 Saved Searches, so I removed it from my list of used fields. Now I have to rethink that decision! (Great timing, Jake! ;) and may decide to reintroduce Priorities to manage the Sort orders in my Saved Searches.

Now that I can optimize my sorts on a per view basis, the Priority field gives me another useful tool to manage that. I'm going to let these ideas percolate over the weekend before I make any rash decisions, but, at the very least, this "minor" change has forced me to consider a significant change, adding a field, to my TD strategy. Whatever I decide, this is a significant change in how many of us use and optimize TD.

Again, thanks for adding this long-requested and very useful feature! I look forward to having Filters saved in this way as well.
Salgud

Posted: 7 days ago



Excellent! Thanks for doing this, it increases functionality greatly. Now I can see my many Saved Searches in particular in the relevant Sort order to make all of them clearer and easier to discern what I'm looking for.

This makes life with TD a bit better!


This message was edited 7 days ago.
Salgud

Posted: Apr 02, 2014
From Topic: Lists on iPhone App



Posted by Purveyor:
Yes, it is still not available.

And this breaking news is just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.


You sick b*****d, you! ;)
Salgud

Posted: Mar 28, 2014



This is one great application of Saved Searches. Just create a New Search, change the first row to
Completed|Yes
and delete the second row (click on the X at the right end of the bar),and click Search.

If you wish to keep this Search, click on Save Search in the upper right of the screen and give it a name, like Oscar. ;-)

How long completed tasks are saved, which will determine how many you will see, is determined by what type of membership you have.
Salgud

Posted: Mar 28, 2014
From Topic: Requestor field



Since I don't use Context as it's intended, I use that for Requestor. Of course, you could use any modifiable field, including Tags, similarly.
Salgud

Posted: Mar 13, 2014



Too bad you can't comment on this without giving up all your personal information, but that's the way the web is going.
Salgud

Posted: Mar 10, 2014



Nice idea! I gather you enjoy herding cats. :)
Salgud

Posted: Mar 10, 2014



Thanks, Jake.
Salgud

Posted: Mar 10, 2014



I use the Start Date field and a custom Hotlist to accomplish this. Very few of my tasks are like this, so very few have a Start Date. My custom Hotlist filters for:

Due Date|Before|Tomorrow
or
Start Date|Before|Tomorrow

along with other criteria.

So if I have a task that takes 30 hours to do and I plan to spend 3 hrs a day working on it, I set the Start Date 10 working days before the Due Date.
Salgud

Posted: Mar 07, 2014



I have 5 tasks I do first thing when I get to work. They have a parent task, which repeats every workday. The tasks themselves repeat With Parent.

Usually, I just do them, then check off the parent. I have the strikeout option turned on for completed tasks. When I check off the parent, all of them strikeout, and all but the last one gets checked off. It's not a big deal, but I can't figure out why out of five nearly identical tasks (identical but for the task name), one doesn't show the check mark. It does show as done, just struckout, but not checked. Is there anybody else who's seen this odd behavior?
Salgud

Posted: Mar 06, 2014



Do a search for that folder, then do a multi-edit and select "Delete".
Salgud

Posted: Mar 03, 2014
From Topic: Future Tasks



Posted by Jim (Producer):
Hi, Could you please add some more choices to when a future task becomes visible? Maybe 1-day, 3-days, 1-week, 2-weeks?

If there's a task that needs to be completed every month it's back on the list as soon as you complete it. :(


Jim, many of us have found that the real power in TD is in the Saved Searches. The provided Hotlist has limited flexibility and the problem you're advancing is easily solved with your own customized Hotlist (call it whatever you like) wherein you use very specific criteria to control what appears on it and what doesn't.

For example, my Hotlist shows only tasks with these criteria (plus a few others that are specific to my data):

Completed Task|No
and
Due Date|before|tomorrow
or
Start Date|before|tomorrow

So any task that has only a Due Date today or earlier will show. If it has a Start Date, then it will show on that date.

So your task that you repeat won't re-display until it's Due Date, or it's Start Date if it has one.
Salgud

Posted: Feb 24, 2014



Posted by kieran_1311071366:
Hi,

I currently use the Free version of ToodleDo but I am thinking of upgrading to Gold version. I have a few questions.

Firstly, does the system currently have any functionality to schedule tasks into diaries (e.g. Google Calendar)? I have set up Tags to be for myself and the names of my two staff, but would really like to use these tags somehow to schedule work and continually reschedule work into each person's diary in some way. So for overdue tasks, allocate these into specific days in Google calendar and be able to move these to the following week in the diary if the task is not complete when originally included in the diary.


Unless someone has built a separate add-on that I haven't heard about, no.


Secondly, is it possible to change the options for the drop-down menu under "Status". I want to make this more specific to my business cycles/processes internally.


Customizing the Status list has been on "the list" for years. Isn't going to happen.


Finally, what is the SMS feature used for and how does it work? Can it be set up to send reminders to different clients for example.


You can only enter one SMS number, so it can only be used for one person, intended to be the subscriber, but I guess it could be someone else.
Salgud

Posted: Feb 24, 2014



Posted by Osaga:

Please note that Saved Searches do not accomplish this because you can't use sort by "Importance" with Saved Searched.

Thanks


I don't think this was true at the time of your original post,and it certainly isn't true today. Maybe you should rethink your strategy?

As to "Saved Views", which would include saved searches, as well as sort and filter options, I'm for it, but it's beating a long-dead horse at this point.
Salgud

Posted: Feb 21, 2014
From Topic: Organize by Focus?



Tags, Context or Folders could be used. Context is probably the most obvious/logical, unless you're already using it for something else.
Salgud

Posted: Feb 18, 2014
From Topic: Multiple environments



Yes, don't mix them up! I did, and I still have a tag from one that I can't remove from the other!
Salgud

Posted: Feb 13, 2014



That would be frustrating, losing tasks like that. Just a friendly hint, new tasks like that default to today, so you should be able to find them easily.

You could also find them in the "Recently Added" list.


This message was edited Feb 13, 2014.
Salgud

Posted: Feb 12, 2014



I just avoid stepping in Poodledo.
Salgud

Posted: Feb 11, 2014



If you're using Google calendar, or another that has all-day appts, you could create those, which wouldn't prevent viewing your other events for those days.
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