Have a "Planned for Today" list in addition to the "Due Today" list
The "Planned for Today" list would be something very similar to the AnyDO Moment which runs each day and prompts users to plan their day.
Wunderlist could use a separate flag, which would indicate tasks that are due in the future, but we plan to work on today.
We could have the tasks being flagged for today based on the date for when the user sets the reminder. I know this would be copying AnyDO, but hey, that is a very useful feature and will help make Wunderlist better.
Corinne Hohl commented
actually what i'm looking for!!
I've used Things from Culture Code, and their Daily Review function is one of the items that has kept me back from switching to Wunderlist till now. I've making the transition over now, and hope this feature will be added. It gives the user to review and make adjustments in a quick way instead of seeing them all added and then have to change dates etc.
Karl S. commented
A workaround is to use a calendar app for hard dates, and Wunderlist for soft dates.
André Eife commented
I implemented a quick prototype of the Any.do moment feature for Wunderlist using the public API:
There you can connect to your Wunderlist account and plan your day similar to the way Any.Do Moment does it. Nothing fancy but shows that its relatively easy to realise and fits well together with Wunderlist.
ChunYu Shi (石春雨) commented
I agree this is a really important feature. It's integral for anyone using GTD method, which is extremely popular. Due dates & dates your work on something are different. You can have a report due on Friday, but want to actually work on it Mon-Thurs.
The trick is that it can be executed in many different ways, and have been done in different ways by other competitors.
One way is to have start dates in addition to due dates: http://wunderlist.uservoice.com/forums/136230-wunderlist-feature-requests/suggestions/6442750-assign-a-start-date-to-a-to-do
Another option is to do what Asana does, which is having a "my tasks" view that allows you to organize things by Now, Next & Later.
Or look at Any.do and how they organize their tasks/lists.
Wunderlist has it's own structure, so while the feature is very important to have, how it's implemented will be unique. Having a planned for Today list in addition to the Due Today list which already exists would probably be confusing for a lot of users. It just comes down to finding an elegant way of making it work.
For myself I made lists for myself called "Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Next Week, This Month... etc" It's a bit redundant but what I can do is see the smart list "this week" and see when things are do, then move it into my "do" list for today, tomorrow, this week, etc. Prioritizing *when* something should be done is very important as every task has different effort levels! You don't want to be scrolling down "all tasks" and having a HUGE task due in 2 weeks at the very bottom which you should have started on a month ago!
Just my 2 cents. I've tried tons of apps like todoist, any.do, asana, etc etc. plus tons of project management tools for corporate use and I till go back to wunderlist because the UI and structure is easy and clean to use. This is the feature that that I'm dying to see happen as well.
You could at least list "reminders". I mean the reminder alarms could be listed in a calendarly way, but as a list; and I could use it to actually schedule stuff.
More than one reminder alarm could also be implemented and I could use that to schedule for the same task i.e. in the morning and afternoon separately.
Nicolas Fouquet commented
Nicolas Fouquet commented
A folder that filters reminders due per day would really be helpful. If i have to do something before next month and set myself a reminder for next monday 7PM, i wont be able to know what are alle the reminders on that day until i get the emails. This is not the best as i may put too much reminders on the same day!
Stephen Coakley commented
I agree with the sentiment, but I think this could be done even better than Any.DO. Instead of prompting you to plan your day each morning, let the user plan any task ahead of time using Reminders with a duration. See this feature request: http://wunderlist.uservoice.com/forums/136230-wunderlist-feature-requests/suggestions/6243543-schedule-your-day-using-reminders-with-a-duration
Amir G commented
Why not just have two tasks? One task is "Work on Project X" on Monday and set a later task for Friday "Project X due"
would be perfect to have a "planned for today", "planned for this week", and " planned for this month" too.
Independent of the due date, I would like to review each month where my focus should be (move tasks to "planned for this month")' then do the same at the beginning of each week and then day.
Like this one could stay very focused
Some way to have "real" due dates and "work on" dates would be good. For example, I have something that is really due in 2 weeks, but I want to schedule it to go into my "work on today" (or something similar) list today so that I get started. If I put today as the due date, I don't know when it is really due. I was using Things, but it is Mac only and I use both PCs and Macs. Things has "scheduled" and "due" as separate dates
Antonio Velázquez commented
I don't think this idea would work, specially because you're asking for another smartlist (such as Today, This Week, Important, etc..) and you can't arrange the order of tasks in smartlists, so, at least for me, not being able to arrange my tasks in the order i want to do them, is just useless...
Antonio Velázquez commented
I do this by simply having a list called @DoToday, in that list i move the elements i want to do today, and organize them in the order i want. It's quite helpful because I can easily plan my day, and create new "quick tasks" into it (a quick task, for me, is a fast reminder to do something at a certain point of the day, for example, something as simple as "check the oven in 10 minutes" or "reply to that friend in facebook", these are unimportant tags that i want to do immediatly, but if i'm working on something else, i don't want to get distracted, so i simply create that task on the list).
Note that this idea works because i use lists for contexts and tags for projects, so it's really easy to move my tasks from one context to the DoToday list, and then back to the original context, if i decide not to do that task today.If i'd used list for projects and tags for contexts, then it could be a little bit difficult to remember what project the task was in.
I would also like this improvement
A. v. D. commented
Great idea, this would be so convenient :) It could be a smart list !
I suppose starring is an option for this. However, I generally use stars to indicate high-priority tasks.
Moreover, starring is a manual job whereas such a list could provide some sort of automation for the daily planning activity.
It would resemble the very useful AnyDO Moment.
Mark Smith commented
Isn't this what stars are for?
Personally I don't want to start complicating lists too much.
Mark Jensen commented
Great idea! I was about to suggest the same thing as I have used Any.Do in the past and this feature that would improve Wunderlist significantly.