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Sort tasks in focus/calendar views including drag and drop

Ability to change the sort order of tasks in the focus and/or calendar views. Task sorting includes drag and drop management

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't get it. An item with only 34 votes (integration with Workflow app) is showing as Planned, yet this item (drag and drop sorting of tasks) with 299 votes has been on the enhancement list for three years with no hint of it every being taken seriously. At this point I would prefer if you just be honest with us and tell us this isn't going to happen. What's the point of voting if the number of votes don't matter.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to sort my focus view by my current choice (context, project, priority, etc.) would be incredibly useful. Being able to then drag and drop to order my day would make it perfect!

  • Ren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Re-iterating, adding TAGS into the current inbuilt sorting criteria is an important one for me (especially for the Focus view).
    Add it to 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, which is how a task's colour is determined when colour is based on tag). So to be clear, my votes here are for this enhanced criteria based approach, not the manual sort approach (although useful, I can see would be programmatically more challenging).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there really any hope that this enhancement will be implemented? This has been on the enhancement list for he years now.

  • Caleb. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ok so I have to create a project out of my tasks in order to organized my tasks by drag and drop. Be nice if they can just update the app so that you can drag and drop reorganize tasks anywhere not just in the project folder. This would be much more user friendly as in most apps you click on edit then you can drag and drop tasks and reorganize them the way you want.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Informant is by far the best event and task manager app with only one key feature missing - re-arranging tasks via drag and drop. Things, Goodtask 3 and now Sorted3 all have this feature. I think this is a must have enhancement, and one that had been on the enhancement list for at least three years now

  • Hasani Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to filter the tasks in the Focus view by tags so you can isolate which tasks you are able to see even further. This would really help you focus on what you want to do at a given time of day.

  • John Wessell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sorting tasks *within* smart filters, *within* each view by multiple fields such as by priority then project or vice versa would suit may peoples' needs perfectly. I use several smart filters within Focus View, one for tasks overdue or due today and one for tasks due within a week are two examples. Sorting the first filter by priority and then project would allow me to address the immediate while sorting the second by project and then priority gives me a planning view of what's just around the corner when discussing projects and priorities with coworkers and employees.

  • Ren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adding TAGS into the current inbuilt sorting criteria is an important one for me (especially for the Focus view).
    Add it to 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, which is how a task's colour is determined when colour is based on tag). So to be clear, my votes here are for this enhanced criteria based approach, not the manual sort approach (although useful, I can see would be programmatically more challenging).

  • Louis P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Drag and drop is the FASTEST, MOST EFFICIENT & INTUITIVE way to REORGANIZE TASKS, “Outliner” style, in seconds, visually. When you guys understand this and focus on getting that feature available, Informant will be THE PERFECT App, but right now, reordering tasks is a real pain, it is time consuming. I would spend more time trying to reorganize my hundreds of tasks rather than completing them. Not efficient. As an example, it only takes 1 second to drag a task exactly where you want it, in between 2 sub-tasks for example, no matter what method (GTD, Franklin-Covey) Rather than having to edit each task individually and figure out the numbering or enter th date, etc. Now try to do this using the current system, for dozens or hundreds of tasks, good luck! You spend more time doing that than actually completing the tasks! I’ve been a Pocket Informant user for a decade, but I have always needed another simpler yet powerful drag-and-drop-style organizing Outliner app, only because it is so much faster, much easier keep the tasks organized, but please get it right: 1) make it scroll fast when dragging to the bottom or top of the screen, so it doesn’t take forever to drag a task to the top or bottom when one has hundreds of tasks 2) make it easy to switch a task from sub to parent and vice-versa, like swipe left or right or a little arrow. Dragging a task in between 2 subtask should make it automatically a sub task too. Selecting multiple tasks to drag and drop together would be great. Imagine doing it for many dozens of tasks, with the current system, it would take for ever! Best example I can think of is Cloud Outliner or Carbonfin Outliner iOS apps, or even Toodledo’s Outliner system. It is as simple as it gets, but they got it right. Combine that way of hierarchical drag-and-drop task organizing with the features of Informant and you get the most powerful calendar-task app in the world!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If using Franklln Covey method, then by moving the tasks around (drag and drop), it would also change the order of the ABC 123.

  • Rt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think it would be most important for focus view. Respectfully, It kind of defeats the purpose of “focus” view if you can’t tell it how to focus.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank for this great product

    I was wondering if we could drag and drop tasks between days in the weekview or in any other section?
    It’s really frustrating changing the tasks’ dates every time we are to reschedule our tasks.

  • Kym commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hows the votes stacking up???
    Add the 300 votes from the same PI4 suggestion and the 111 votes from other similar requests and it should be looking quite healthy to get it considered?

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