RTM has a great way to 'smart add' tasks, using a syntax system. Having a similar system that supports, priority, due date, list, and repeat would mean all task info could be added quickly just using the text box.
Damon Brinson commented
Example: this subject line -- *Call Susan tomorrow at 2pm -- creates a task with a star, and it sets the due date properly to tomorrow. But the *at 2pm* portion of the email subject line is ignored.
Please add smart reminders for email, too! They're super useful. Thanks.
Terrence O'Brien commented
Would also be great to see the smart shortcuts for adding to specific lists
Terrence O'Brien commented
Smart date should override the list your in. If i'm in the "Today" view, i'd still like to be able to add a task for the future without having to manually change the date.
Bob Norberg commented
Please provide the ability to turn this on or off in the Mac version. I'd rather enter dates manually.
WORST "feature" ever. I am now having to manually add dates back into my list item names, it's goofed up my entire workflow. PLEASE make this optional/turn-offable.
Can you add a way to opt out? This feature gets in the way of my workflow.
For instance I just added a to-do item "Waiting on Jane Doe to send payment for Aug 2 session" and it turned my to-do into "Waiting on Jane Doe to send payment for" with a due date in the past and a reminder. I had to manually edit it to fix it.
Can I downvote this? Nothing worse than typing in a date or time and having something try to auto-parse it and screw up your title. Or *at least* make it an option people can turn off please...
Abhishek Srivastava commented
+1 for removing the date word after parsing it and setting the due date. Also, having this in the Windows Store app will be great!
Martino B. commented
I'm very disappointed on this, too! A feature that already was in Wunderlist, than wasn't, now is back... but nothing works? How can you say that it's available on the web version if dates don't work (isn't the feature's name "smart DATES"?), only tomorrow, today... "work", but the word stays on the task line!
Of course, all of this "works" only in English, no other languages supported. In the Italian version I must write "Fai questo tomorrow".
How can you say that "This feature is now available on www.wunderlist.com in your browser"!? Quite unbelieveble
Craig Lambie commented
Not bad, I just tested it out
except the date word stays there, as @Dominique Noel pointed out.
all these do not work:
test 15 July
test 15 Jul
test 15 july 2015
Piotr Chodziński commented
Does it work only for dates? No reminders? Anyone knows?
However one step forward, thanks WunderTeam!
Dominique Noel commented
It doesn't work very well. It works only in English, and only with things like "Tomorrow". If I write "2015/07/07", it doesn't do anything. Also, it doesn't remove "Tomorrow" from the title of the task. This needs some more work guys.
Thanks for adding this! Bringing it to the Mac App would be greatly appreciated!
Is there any info on how this feature work? Like a KB link?
Thank god this has been "started" - IT'S ONLY BEEN FOUR ( 4 ) YEARS! Seriously ..... Why so long? Why so long?
Such a simple feature .................... What is going on?
This was a feature a few years back: https://www.wunderlist.com/blog/think-youre-a-power-user-with-wunderlist-you-are/
I find Omnifocus's natural language date recognition to be very robust and easy to use. I'm sure you guys have seen it, but similar functionality in Wunderlist would make me finally switch over. My 2 cents.
Very excited for this feature! Much needed—please do not delay!
Too late, already switched to TickTick, which is NOT owned by Microsoft.