How can we improve Pocket Informant 5 for iOS?

Sort tasks in focus/calendar views

Ability to change the sort order of tasks in the focus and/or calendar views.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add these votes to the 'drag and drop' idea. Fundamentally they are very close to being the same thing. 'Free' drag and drop should be how apps first start and additional functions added afterwards. The whole concept of alphabetical ONLY sorting is SO dated and not in touch with today's working environments.

      • RenRen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To be specific, I think adding TAGS to the inbuilt sorting criteria as the 2nd last criteria (before Alphanumeric) would be hugely useful (so it becomes something like Due/Completed Date, Priority, Tag, Alphanumeric). This would ensure common tags (of the same priority) are seen together. (If multiple tags exist, just the first tag is used, like how colour is determined, if based on tag). So to be clear, my votes here are for this enhanced criteria based approach, not the manual sort approach (which I can see may not be practical).

      • RenRen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE add TAGS as one if the sorting criteria. This is an important one for me (for the Focus view).

      • boydstonboydston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "Why not just let users drag and drop tasks in the order they want them."

        Programmatically, manually sorting is fundamentally different than robust, criteria-based sort options. You might notice that apps with manual sorting do not have many other sorting options. And the criteria-based options are usually a "reorder" option, not a "fixed" sort option.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should be combined with "Drag and drop tasks in Focus view in order you want to complete them" below which has 19 votes giving this feature request 58 votes.

      • ScottScott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Being able to manually order tasks in Focus view is long overdue. I've discussed this with Alex previously and understand the challenges but hopefully The developers can find a way to overcome them.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why not just let users drag and drop tasks in the order they want them. Drag and drop is what IOS was designed for. In informant you have to open each team and change the priority. A lot of unnecessary work. GoodTask 3 has this feature. Why is it so difficult for Informant to do this? This request had roughly 300 votes in the last version of PI. Informant allows user to drag and drop tasks within a project so why not allow users to drag and drop tasks in Focus view.

      • MehganMehgan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I found out that if you create smart filters they will appear in your focus view settings and it helps with a certain amount of sorting. My Focus view is much more useable now that I've set some up, however, it would still be nice to have additional capabilities within those smart filters.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ideally we should be able to sort and display tasks by sorting on more than one parameter. E.g. First sort by Priority, then by say project/category, and all by alpha or manual choice. This way for example we could see high priority work listed together then high priority home listed together.

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