Assign a start date to a To-Do
I would love to be able to assign a date on which I should start the to-do. This would help me plan and be able to tasks done ahead of time before they are critically due. Say I have a task due Tuesday. I would like to say that I want to start on it on Sunday so that I can finish it early, but still know how long i have to work on it before the final deadline.
I agree. I normally plan my tasks and I set a date to do them. But If I don't get finish them, then I have to re-set the date. It would be easier if you could set a start date, in this way you don't have to replan every task you don't get to finish.
And as sugestion if you implement this feature, I think It must be necessary that the task could be visualize it only in today smart list every day you couldn't finish it.
Another use case: my passport needs renewal in 5 years. Obviously I don't want to see the task "renew passport" for 4.5 years. I want it to start 4.5 years from now.
Robert Kitson commented
This would indeed be a nice feature - especially if you added a calendar view of what is scheduled for the day based on start dates and due dates.
For now, if this is of any help for anyone, I use reminders as a 'start date' reminder and due dates only for when something is really due (bills, assignments, very critical tasks). You can always postpone your reminder for later if now isn't the right starting time.
A snooze feature for reminders would be good though to make postponing the reminder easier :)
You could call it a do date and a due date!
It would stop me from having to put the actual due date in the task, and the 'actual' due date which Wunderlist recognises as the day I actually want to do it
I use Wunderlist to plan trips by saving attractions related to a particular area and/or day. I know where I will be on a particular day or week. Within a given time frame, I only want to see the relevant options, not options that will only be relevant next week, or last week etc. Having a start and end date associated with a task would make this really easy. It's usually a basic feature as it is essential to "planning" as opposed to "making a list". It's the other great features like browser integration that keeps me working with Wunderlist. I use a work-around using hashtags but really hope this feature is added.
Dima Diall commented
Yeah, this would be very useful... it's one of the little things that still frustrates about Wunderlist.
Richard Hobson commented
I agree. Please have start dates!
If I know that my car will need servicing in 11 months I want to be able to enter this as a task, but I don't want it to be crowding my task list for the next 10 months, until the time I actually have to organise it.
This is a basic function for a task list and it would be a very simple function to programme.
So please add it!
yes please implement a start date option and hide tasks until it reaches the start date. This function keeps me from switching to Wunderlist from Toodledo
Rupert Watson commented
having a start date, before which the task is hidden, is crucial.
Ken Leung commented
Yes, start date please.
Jacques Thesing commented
Adding to my comment for a start date, it would be even better if each subtask also can have a start and due date.
This would make Wunderlist perfect for my planning actvities
Jacques Thesing commented
My number one request!!!
It's important to know the run through time of a task.
Having a start and due date, a gant chart can be automatically generated!
Jan De Bisschop commented
This is also interesting for tasks that need to happen in e.a. this week, or next weekend. Setting the due date at the first day and leaving it overdue the hole week until I can do it, is annoying. There should be a way to set it as to do this week (every day of the week) but with as due date the end of the week.
Make the hiding optional, because in my case hiding the task would make the overview less clear.
This is even more important for recurring tasks.
A todo list is supposed to tell me what to do not what I might need to do at some point in the future because that is not an actionable item.
If you have yearly recurring items for birthdays they will _always_ be on your list. Even the day after the birthday just after you mark them as completed. They just pop back up again immediately.
Here is a link to the recurring item version of this problem: https://wunderlist.uservoice.com/forums/136230-wunderlist-feature-requests/suggestions/8863987-appearance-of-a-recurring-todo
Jamie Gray commented
yes please! this would be awesome!
It would be awesome if I could assign a day to do things on my Wunderlist app.
This would be an extremely useful feature. Seeing a reminder to start something but not having it scream "overdue" would be AWESOME!
Sean Hayes commented
It incredibly useful to be able to plan a task and assign a due date, but have the option to not show tasks before their start date.
Example: I plan a task or sub-task to be due in three weeks, but to be started in two. I opt to "reveal x days before start date" and choose "3 days."
Youssef El Baba commented
if one is able to also HIDE the item before its start date is up, it would be GREAT