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Display of overdue tasks in today view

CD

I find the way today and overdue items are displayed in Todoist to be very distracting. It's not a big issue on the web app, where I can remove overdue from the query box and be left with only today's items in view. However, this option isn't available (to my knowledge) in the iPhone app, and searching between tasks that are 1-6 days overdue, and those that are 7+ days overdue, in order to find what I'm looking for (i.e. TODAY's tasks) is made far too frustrating by having to search through information I do not want or need at the moment (i.e. overdue items), especially on a small phone screen.

I would be so grateful if you would reconsider the today view on the iPhone app, changing it so that overdue items are displayed separately from today's tasks (e.g. under a separate tab) or, if they must be included on the today view, have them show beneath today's tasks, starting with most recently overdue items and continuing from there (i.e. today at top of screen, followed by 1 day overdue, 2 days overdue, etc.).

Please, PLEASE, P L E A S E give serious consideration to this request. I find myself trying out other task manager apps at times because of issues like this one, when really, I would far rather stay with Todoist.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 18, 2013 - 08:13

Hello Cliff,

We always try to treat overdue tasks in a "special" way to make sure you won't miss them. Excluding them from the "today" view would mean that anything you won't complete today is gone as of tomorrow or you would be forced to reschedule every single task for "today" to see it.

Nonetheless, if you prefer not to see overdue tasks on mobile, you can create a filter to display only today's tasks. To do so, simply tap on the "Filters" icon and add a filter with the "today" query (not "today, overdue").


Best regards,
David

CD
Cliff Donaldson premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2013 - 15:45

Hi David,

Thanks for the tip. I have set three new personalized filters: "Today" (which does not include overdue tasks); "Next 3 days"; and "Overdue". Is there any way I can have my personalized filters replace the standard Todoist "Today" (which includes my overdue tasks of 6 days or less, followed by today, followed by 7 days or more format) and "Next 7 Days" filters, without having to drill down under the filters icon?

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2013 - 16:50

Cliff,

Unfortunately, that's not possible right now, but we will consider adding an option to set a default start page for your list and you'll be able to set it to "Today".


Best regards,
David