Improvements on ToDoist
This is a great time management software. To make it even better, it would be wonderful if you could subject head the days (not just add a task).
For example, if priorities change on each day throughout the week, it's nice to be able to title the day with the main task focus for that day.
Example, Monday's Priority is Gardening, Tuesday's Priority is Consulting work, Wednesday Priority is networking etc.
That way, I don't have to scroll through the tasks first thing in the morning.
Also, what would really help is if there could be a task warning per day. For example, there are so many hours in a day. If you over schedule a day, one can fall behind and then people will decide that this software doesn't work for them as well.
I would say if it gave a 'warning' that tasks are approaching the hours in a day capacity and have people set that at different number of tasks or kinds of tasks, that would help too.
I think this is a great piece of software because I can add tasks by category instead of by day. And then it adds it to the day. It's a lot easier to see if I'm overloading a day with undoable schedules and helps me look at work plans so that I can more accurately predict product completion schedules.
Asked by Mary Ann Kaufman on Jun 11, 2013 - 09:25
Hello Mary Ann,
Thank you for your feedback. You can achieve what you want simply by using due dates. If you have a set of tasks scheduled by that and they're recurring weekly, you can add an "every Monday" or "every Tuesday" etc. due date and then when you type "Mon" or "Tue" or just "7 days" to the search box, you will see the appropriate tasks scheduled by day.
If you also add these tasks to projects named "Gardening" or "Consulting", you'll see the name of the project on the right side of each task's name on the date view.
As for warnings - again, using due dates you can also include due times and schedule tasks to "every Mon at 2pm" or "ev Tue at 13:30". Then, if you search for a certain day, you can see how many tasks across all projects you have set for this day and change their dates, if necessary.
Furthermore, if you hover over a day in the mini-calendar in the "due date" field, you will see the number of tasks scheduled for this day along with the colors of their projects for reference.