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Same problem on Android and Windows app.

How do I sort tasks, so that they are sorted by due date. At this time, no matter which app I use - No matter how I display tasks (filters, projects, etc..) the order of the tasks displays is the order in which tasks were entered.

Makes it very hard to find that specific task which is coming due..

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 18, 2014 - 21:07 UTC

Hi Ray,

Within projects, tasks are added at the bottom. You can use the wrench icon at the top or use s for date, p for priority to sort it by that. Of course, a new task are always added at the bottom, so that would need to be done again. We hope we can improve how that works in future updates.

The today view and date based views are automatically sorted by date and then priority. The Android app will sync the sorting from the web version.

Regards,
Brendon

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Matt Allington premium
Replied on May 12, 2014 - 21:53 UTC

Hello Brendon.

Why does the app auto sort based on priority? While I understand it may seem like the right thing to do, I believe it should not do this automatically. Everything I have learnt about being productive tells me to make a plan at the start of the day, and then execute that plan. So for example I have "do my daily exercise" as priority 1, but I am not going to do it until I get home from work today. So I want to sort "today" in there order I am going to do the tasks. Can I make a request to have this sort order 'user selectable'

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 12, 2014 - 23:12 UTC

Matt,

You can add this as a suggestion in our Votebox, there may already be one related to this.

We will consider adding more options in the future.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Edd premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 02:40 UTC

Hi Brendon,

I am also finding the sort function restrictive with regards to only sorting based on priority. I think it would make more sense to sort by multiple criteria e.g. first by project, then by priority, then by due date. Projects you work on in the evening will therefore not appear at the top of your list by default despite them being priority one. This would eliminate the need to sort tasks manually on the today view.

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laukong premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 02:41 UTC

Do thing we need the manual sorting function!

JJ
John Jauquet
Replied on Sep 22, 2014 - 17:46 UTC

I like the multiple criteria idea the sorting/then by option

Kevin Murray premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 22:33 UTC

I would like manual sorting.

Lucy Gordon premium
Replied on Oct 14, 2014 - 01:04 UTC

I would like this function too.

Buck Paiva premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 17:12 UTC

Manual sorting is a must. I am relying on this app more and more, loading it up with tasks from every area of my life. Scrolling through lists to find things is getting a little nuts.

Here's an idea. Have a dedicated icon for sorting. Have it bring up a dialog box with a drop down for desired element to sort on. Have a plus icon to add a secondary sort, another drop down. The plus icon would keep adding drop downs. You can have an X or trashcan icon to remove drop downs.

Sorting selections should be saved for each view: specific project, inbox, "today", etc.

Elements to sort on should include the following (if not everything): due date, date added, project, priority, description, and label.

I think this is a good flexible solution for manual sorting and would satisfy just about all requirements.

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Ann Archie premium
Replied on Nov 22, 2014 - 21:54 UTC

Manual Sorting!!!

Jan vettenburg premium
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 08:45 UTC

I would also like to have the manual sorting

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Lars Lorenz premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 15:44 UTC

Related to this: While I can sort a project through the top right "Task Actions"icon, e.g. "Sort by Priority", this doesn't seem to be saved. Next time I open the app, the sorting has changed again, and for every project I have to choose "Sort by Priority" once more.

It would be nice if the custom choice would either be remembered, or if there were a default to set somewhere.

maury.hill premium
Replied on Dec 13, 2014 - 20:44 UTC

Manual Sorting!!!

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Daniel Dickson premium
Replied on Dec 13, 2014 - 23:50 UTC

so, if I understand correctly, in a filtered view if I manually sort my tasks, that sorting will be lost/reset when I close my browser?

If so, that really changes my ability to use this program

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Samantha Dickinson premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 21:17 UTC

agree- manual sorting but also that is stays that way across all platforms. every time i open it again it goes from 'by date' to random and i have to resort. also, when i view just the "today" file it's also not sorted the way i've done it. it makes it hard to feel organized! thanks.