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.
If I could have given all my votes to this I would have. Start dates are much more important to me when I'm planning goals and future projects than due dates. It would be great to have this with some sort of calendar feature so you could see the start and finish.
David Wrightson commented
Add me to list! Having the ability to enter a task and have it "appear" after a certain date would be HUGELY useful. "Find wife's birthday present".... starting 2 weeks before her birthday. Or, met a client today, need to followup with them in 3 or 4 weeks.
I find myself NOT entering tasks because I know I don't need to start working on them right now and I don't want them to clutter up my list. Simply having them hidden until a date I specify would be awesome.
Brad W commented
I'd love this feature also, provided there was a way to SHOW the future tasks again after then are HIDDEN. Shuffle (another no-longer-actively-supported program for Android) appeared to have this feature, but once I hid tasks with a future date I couldn't find a way to show them again.
Right now I have a "Waiting for" list (per GTD practice) where I put future events, but having this cleaner with only tasks waiting for an action, would be great.
Alan Jones commented
The ability to set a start date and HIDE tasks until that date arrives would make Wunderlist a total solution for me.
I agree. I would love to be able to plan for the future without having all of the tasks appear in one location
I would definitely like to see Wunderlist operate more like Things in this respect. I don't want to see todo items scheduled for months down the road in my inbox.
This is the one feature I was hoping for in v2 of Wunderlist. I don't know how other people manage without it, it means you can set up reminders for future dates, and so on any particular day you only see the stuff you actually need to do that day. Any other system is more like 'a list of things that need to be done at some point now or in the future', which is far less useful.
Note that the competitor 'Things' has had this feature for a long time, I switched because I did not want to use Apple products any more.
I often create tasks as future reminders, that I don't want to show up on my to-do list until a future date. Examples:
- pay CC, I could remember and put it on my wunderlist now, but I don't want it to clutter my list until the beginning of next month
- check if someone replied to my message. I want to remember to do that in a week
- check if a package has been delivered. I will put the reminder when I do the order, but I don't want it to show up until a few days later
Lots of tasks (personally) fall into this category, it would be great if wunderlist supported it.
Yes! having a start date, with the task being "invisible" or hidden until the start date, would be marvelous! This program could be a true GTD program with that feature.
Rob Thompson commented
This would be REALLY useful!
This would be a great feature. I'm using iGTD for mac for this reason.
I use start dates so I can filter out tasks that I cannot start yet and then sort by importance and due dates. iGTD is no longer supported and seems a bit buggy so I'd love to swiatch to something which is still in progress.
This would be really helpful for me. I use this feature all the time on Toodledo, and I really miss it on Wunderlist. I have a lot of tasks that need to be completed with a time frame. With a start date and a due date, I'd know what's important to work on this week, for example. Right now, as a work around, I have a lot of tasks that are due "today," just so they stay on the top of my list. Then at the end of the day, I make them due "tomorrow."
A start date and recurring tasks (I know this is planned) would make Wunderlist, just about perfect! Please add this.
Not sure if this will help anyone else, but due dates are not really an issue for me (self employed) - start dates are. I just use the due date as a start date and it works a charm!
AGREED! This is the only thing keeping me on Toodledo, as much as I want to use Wunderlist.
very interesting idea, that could be very useful!!!
Being a Things user, I would love to see this implemented in Wunderlist, too.
Some of my tasks can only be started on or after a certain date. I'd love to have the option of selecting a start date as well as a due date for tasks (Toodledo and some other task managers also allow for this option and I find it really helpful).