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.
This would be great! To have start dates.
count me in.... This is a very important function if this list is used to share with team members.
Please, please, please. And hide option until begining
It' very important for recurrent tasks
Aaron Boydston commented
This is a duplicate feature request! Add your votes to this one instead:
Aaron Boydston commented
I agree with this request and would love to see start date/time implemented so that future tasks can be hidden. I would also recommend using both date AND time in the filtering so that tasks I need to do in the evening don't show up when I look at the list in the morning. Omnifocus does this and it is HUGE for me.
Youssef El Baba commented
this would be perfect if they also get automatically hidden !
Add me to the list of requests for this feature.
Totally need this feature
I'm avoiding adding my own new idea, but this feature request is essentially what I need.
I'm an English teacher, and when I collect an assignment, that assignment has an unofficial turnaround date set for about two weeks from the day I collection. This is essential for returning feedback to students in a timely manner.
But, if I collect an assignment May 1st, it does me nothing to tell Wunderlist that the tasks due date is May 15th. On May 14th, if I haven't graded 108 of my 116 papers collected, the task is not going to get done.
I need daily reminders that the 15th is coming. Two solutions I have now: I either just make it a task a due date with the date I collected it and live under the shadow of every assignment being "overdue". Or, make a subtask under the main task for every day until the 15th that says something like "Grade 15 more". I could do that, but I'd rather have the app just gently ping me instead of having to ping myself. I won't put the task in if I have to make that many subtasks (making a task shouldn't be a task in itself).
Chris Thoreau commented
I just have a created a new list in which i put these types of items so they don't clutter my other lists but still send me reminders
This is a feature I requested over a year ago as well - would definitely be useful and gets three points for me.
Agreed - please add this feature!
I second this!
I'd go as far to say that repeating events is broken (that is useless) without this feature. Without this feature there's no reason to even make a repeating event - just leave the event in the list!
This would be a worthwhile addition, even if only to the pro version. I second the comment regarding the way CulturedCode has implemented this feature. With its latest version Wunderlist is a very interesting product, but it still has some shortcomings for anyone wanting to follow the GTD approach (in addition to the aforementioned start dates, someday/waiting for/scheduled perspectives or smart lists would be useful). That said, thanks for considering it andkeep up the good work!
When creating a new task the date should auto populate when task was entered. I'm having to manually enter the task entered date....
I'm sure the coding required would be just as complex as anything else, but in terms of the user experience this strikes me as being so simple to implement.
You allow the user to select a start date and/or a due date. If a task has a start date, then it appears on a smart list called 'Scheduled' and is hidden from its native list (with a disclosure triangle to reveal if needed, a bit like completed tasks). When the start date is reached, the task re-appears on its native list and is removed from the Scheduled smart list. That's all that's required. The infrastructure is already pretty much in place - it's not like a radical re-think of the interface would be required.
Wunderlist people, if you're listening, have a look at Cultured Code's Things. They implement this *beautifully*, without losing simplicity.
They've shot themselves in the foot by (a) being glacially slow on development and (b) labouring under the misapprehension that Mac and iOS are the only relevant platforms. Your cross-platform approach meant you deserved Sequoia's $19 million more than they did, but if you want to tempt users away from the competition, then start dates are key. The users of those apps are willing to *pay*.
In its current incarnation I can't justify paying for Wunderlist. I keep trying to implement it, but in the end Things' lack of a Windows/web client ends up being the lesser of two evils.
If Wunderlist had start dates, all the other todo apps out there would disappear overnight. D'you want 100 million active users or not?
That's essential. Combine this with the ability to mark tasks 'in process' (like Trello or Bitrix24 or Projectplace). Combine this with the ability to do Gantt charts, and you'd get many more subscribers.
Chris Sketch commented
This would resolve this issue.
Alexander Digholm commented
Would LOVE this feature!