More priority levels
Instead of just a star indicating priority and then filtering it into a list, set up more than one priority level. I need to have priority tasks but also need them sorted by high, medium, low, and none. not everything is the same priority. I find myself having to rearrange the tasks on the list all the time.
Such a shame it's been declined ! All it needs is the option to, say, double or triple tap the star to allocate 2 or 3 stars. Tap it again and it goes back to none
Would remain very simple
Would be so useful for flagging up key urgent things
I have my team using the free version but this would be worth us going pro for !
Jeff, well said. This feature is needed.
Lol....this is a heavily voted for feature, yet it was declined? Way to listen to your users Wunderlist....
Being able to rename would be helpful as well... For me.
Steve Zwart commented
Please please please...prioritization using standard Franklin (now FranklinCovey) Productivity Planning (millions trained in this world wide). Ability to assign a basic Priority Key 1 (A-Z) and a Priority Key 2 (1-99). From comments on the site, there are MANY waiting for this. Much thanks!
Ryan Dumaresq commented
I am currently searching for a ToDo list app like Wunderlist that does incorporate more priority levels. Theres seems to be two types of ToDo list apps out there, Basic ones that aren't cumbersome and overly-complex beasts that are far too elaborate to be useful to me. I wish someone would step out from the crowd and add decent priority control to this fantastically designed platform. Guess I just have to keep searching...
Andrii Dzynia commented
Just allow to move tasks inside Today and Week view please!
Changing the prioritization star to a drop down or toggle for multiple levels would keep the GUI simple while providing additional levels.
Ideally you could add a Priority of 1 to 99 for each task and have an order by Priority option.
Markus Sstring commented
I found a very simple way to ADD priorities in Wunderlist: simply add a number from 1 to 9 in front of every task name and then sort the list alphabetically.
I use the following morning procedure:
- go to list XY
- sort by due date
- review/re today's todo items
- sort alphabetically
- go to "today" list and enjoy your prioritized todo list
I understand that some people might prefer a cleaner approach but this one works out of the box!
if this option would be integrated, then i'd like to have an option to switch between complicated and easy (as it is right now) ways to priorise your tasks.
I think it's perfect, that wunderlist is such an easy and not complicated apps.
complicated todo-lists is it a lot in the internet. but so cute and simple as wunderlist - not much. so lets let the simplifity of wunderlist! please...
Ed Beck commented
I don't know how many of you read the article that Jeff LoSapio referenced, but I absolutely love this idea. The full article is at http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/surprising-secret-to-time-management.html and here's the critical excerpt:
When you make a "to do" list, prioritize each item by the amount of effort required (1 to 10, with 1 being the least amount of effort) and the potential positive results (1 to 10, with 10 being the highest impact.)
Create a New Ranking
Now divide the potential results by the amount of effort to get a "priority" ranking. Do the items with the lowest resulting priority number first. Here's a simple example:
Task 1: Write report on trip meeting.
Effort=10, Result=2, Priority=5 (Ed: Priority derived from Effort 10 being divided by Result 2)
Task 2: Prepare presentation for marketing.
Effort=4, Result=4, Priority=1
Task 3: Call current customer about referral.
Effort=1, Result=10, Priority=0.1
See your new priority-based order? You do Task 3 first, Task 2 second, and Task 1 last–if at all.
This simple method ensures that the 20% of your effort that really makes a difference always gets done first. As for the 80% that doesn't really matter, it's automatically postponed, and possibly tabled forever.
I know this all sounds pretty simple; even simplistic. However, I can tell you from my personal experience that there has been nothing–and I mean nothing–that has added to my personal productivity than this kind of prioritization.
I don't know how much work this would be to implement. Adding math to Wunderlist and then sorting on the result sounds like a non-trivial implementation, but I like this approach even more than the A1, A2, B1... approach.
Filters/ Grouped Lists/ Tags for Time and Energy.
NirvanaHQ has a neat filter feature that allows you to filter each task not only with tags for location, due dates, context etc. but with Time and Energy (low, medium, high) required to finish a task. Pretty handy for when you come home tired from work and need to decide what task you can tackle.
With this feature and the upcoming Google Cal Integration, Wunderlist would be the perfect todo app for me!
This is a must have for any program of this type! Please listen to the voters!
James Read commented
More priority levels are implemented in both Astrid and Remember The Milk using tags/smart-lists which work very well. I've used them in the past to implement Covey's "prioritization matrix" which works for me to order my tasks ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Things_First_(book) ). My workflow with multiple priorities would add these 4 priorities;
- High Importance, High Urgency
- High Importance, Low Urgency
- Low Importance, High Urgency
- Low Importance, Low Urgency
Ideally, I'd like to see these priorities, tags, or whatever shown in the sidebar so I can quickly find these tasks.
I have been using Wunderlist, but I am looking for a replacement for this reason alone....
Wilf Forrow commented
PLEASE just do it!!!! Wunderlist is great, but not without priorities.
I strongly favour the 'industry standard' A1,A2,A3, B1,B2,B3, C1,C2,C3, up to 9, but surely it would be easy to let people choose that, or a simpler scheme, perhaps A,B,C or 1 to 9, or no priorities at all - then everyone is happy? The computer doesn't care what it's sorting. Ideally the default priority would also be a user setting, and ideally priority based colour coding as well, but that's less important for me personally.
To stick with less is more approach and simple usablity for me a simple 1 click 5 star rating (like used in adobe bridge for example ) would be perfect. Meaning I can rate my priorities 1 to 5 stars for urgent/super urgent or 'no star' ( for to do's but not urgent at all ) with one click.
Stefano Tranquillini commented
Would be terrific to have priorities of the sub tasks as well.
Stefano Tranquillini commented
So far there's no this feature that is ESSENTIAL for a to-do list.
however you can use this approach.
write the priority in the task tite as #N where N is the number - 1 high 10 low. you can put how many levels as you want.
then you can short messages alphabetic and then highest priority are at the top.
Plus you can search by priorities by using #1 #2 etc.
Not the best but it works.
still waiting for smt more usuable