Custom Smart Lists
For a Tomorrow Smart List for example, or Overdue, etc
TBH I've looked at Todoist as an alternative because of the way I can click on Today and I just get the items that I've listed for today, not the many overdue items that clutter my list and not separated into different lists Inbox, Work etc. More like the Week list that you have. The option to set up custom smart lists would be great.
Adrian van Eeden commented
With logical expressions - e.g. list all tasks where not in "work" folder. This would work brilliantly with tags.
Yes, I like to see not only day/week tasks but projects that are due this month and even this year.
Doug Murray commented
I agree with Imran, the ability to make smart lists from hash tags would be terrific.
Imran Mughal commented
The ability to create smart lists based on hashtags would be lovely so that I don't have to search for them each time. Add to that the option of adding @ contexts... and I will be closer to GTD zen.
Benjamin Bolland commented
PLEASE add custom smart lists with different search queries (e.g. "/incomplete & /tomorrow" or "project-xyz" or "#home")
Dmitry Serebrennikov commented
Any update on this feature request?
Just saving a search as a smart list (or, at least, be allowed to create smart lists for certain tags) would be great. Please consider this request in the near future!
Custom Smart Lists / Saved Searches (CSL/SS)
This is by far the only glaring omission in Wunderlist as of today.
This is a ToDo manager, and as such, we need to be able to see the tasks in different ways depending of what priorities we have at the moment.
The developers recognize that, by allowing users to tag the tasks, and search for tags, searches that transcend the groups and sub categories.
They also recognize that when a search is used very often, it makes sens to not have to type all criteria every time you want to see the result by offering predefined smart lists that are basically Saved Searches.
The logical next step is to allow users to create their own CSL/SS. So why not take it ?
Besides, it would also answer some of the other feature requests that are very popular here.
You want "More priority levels" ? Then just hashtag by high, medium, low, and none, and a CSM/SS allows you to see all your "#high" items with a click.
And every user can customize the number of priority to suit their needs, since every user can decide how many levels of priority to tag for.
You want "Completition status of the task e.g. started, In progress"
Same result. You tag your task with started, in progress, nearly completed etc, and a CSM/SS allows you to see all your "#started" items with a click.
And again, it allows the user to customize how many or how few levels they want to use.
"Color Code lists and tasks" ?
Guess what, #Red and a CSL/SS and you are golden.
Other features that show a lot of requests are not needed in Wunderlist, and I am surprised that they have not been discarded yet.
"Allow more flexible recurring events" for instance, is just another way of saying that people don't know how to use their calendar. Wunderlist is a ToDo app, not a calendar. If something needs to be done on such a specific date as :
- 3rd Monday of the month
- Last Thursday of the month
- Last business day of the month
- The 15th of the month, or, if it falls on a weekend, the Friday previous, or the Monday after.
- Every 5th of January, April, July & October
Then it has nothing to do sitting on a ToDo list, it needs to reside in a Calendar, and guess what, they are already good at doing this kind of thing. You ant to create complex vector graphics you don't use photoshop, you use Illustrator.
"Archive a completed list" ? The Wunderlist team answers how they see it could be useful for "lists you need to re-use, but not so often (like a packing list)". Why in the world would you archive a list you need to reuse ? All my "reusable lists" are in a "Check List" folder. My travel list, for instance sits in that folder. When I prepare for a trip, I check items as done. And when I am back ? Guess what, I "show completed ToDo", unmark them, andnext time I travel, the list is there ! I don't need to see that I had completed that list in 2014 when I left for wherever, and the 16 trips I took since...
An agenda for work meeting? Same difference. Tick them off in the meeting, un-tick after the minutes are written, you are good to go for next meeting...
You have attachements in your tasks ? Well, that's convenient to be able to place them there so that they are available at the moment of the task, but again, this is a ToDo app, not a Project EDMS. If your documents live in Wunderlist, you are doing something wrong !
"Assign a start date to a To-Do" ? Don't get hung up on the language of the software. Just because it says "due date" does not mean you have to put the actual due date. You are allowed to set the "due date" to when you have decided you need to start. That is when your ToDo is due : when you start it. And if it is something you can't finish in a day, then mark in the Task itself that it is due for Tuesday, so you don't loose the information, and when you stop, defer your "due date" to the next time you will be able to work on it.
Guess what, you could even marry that with the use of tags for status of completion (#InProgress) and Custom Smart Search, if they were implemented, for even more flexibility than simple start dates...
Anyway, I don't want to ramble on for 18 pages, but this feature would move Wunderlist from being a great digital tools for task management in GTD to the one of the very best tools if not the best (yes, I would place it ahead of Omnifocus at this point as it is cross platform).
Just my two cents...
+1 for smart lists or saved searches...often used tags or other cross sections the most missed feature...love the simplicity of the product; this is the critical ingredient for GTD or other multi-context systems.
Martin Tihs commented
This feature would be great!
I agree with this request!!! We need custom views (such as tomorrow) and also supporting views of Smart lists would be incredibly helpful.
Dan Donovan commented
I assume this also means being able to create a custom smart list based on tag criteria. MUCH NEEDED! Sad to see it is not planned yet. We are adding tags...let us utilize them fully!!!
Waleed Anbar commented
Lists are rigid groupings that are gain/lose relevance based on time, context, attention and other outside factors. And they take time to manage to make them fit the above and work for you. Wunderlist should be smart enough to heuristically analyze your hashtag usage and generate/explode lists and sort them appropriately. Yes, you can still create a static list. But it would be way cooler that if you start creating lots of tags starred "remodel" it would automatically create a "remodel" list for you - as you're probably gearing up for a remodel and as it's share of your time in wunderlist on tasks with that hashtag grows, it rises in prominence in the UI to make it easier to access. Additional hashtags, once reaching a certain threshhold could become sublists.
John Byers commented
Another option would be to support "saved search", something like Evernote. This way you could create "folders" based upon one or more hashtags and/or other search criteria.
Taking a test drive of wunderlist and a few others. Showing items from multiple folders without using week or day folders would be ideal for my own GTD workflow
Yeah, I would love this feature. I'd like to be able to take all my different lists for various school subjects and view them all in one place.
For tags, colors, due date, task creator, tasks with new comments etc. Smart lists are the cool thing for productivity!))