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All overdue items listed together in chronological order


Allow all overdue items to be grouped together in time order, with the oldest first.

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Example: type "overdue, priority 1"

Current functionality:

5 days ago
3 days ago
prority 1 items
10 days ago

Proposed functionality

10 days ago
5 days ago
3 days ago
priority 1

All responses

Cliff Donaldson premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2012 - 15:34

I find the current ordering quite confusing, and really like Martin's suggestion. Can I add an option? I'd appreciate being able to go to settings and choose whether or not to have the order displayed in ascending or descending order by date (e.g. from most overdue to current, AND vice versa). This goes for new tasks being added to lists as well (i.e. being able to choose whether new items are added to the bottom of a list, or the top).

Replied on Mar 12, 2012 - 03:05

I think I can understand the motivation behind the odd ordering. But this should be only optional. Most systems treat overdue the same, no matter how long they are overdue. That is simply because the systems should help _not_ to have any overdue tasks anymore. So any rating between "overdue a bit" and "overdue 3 decades" is quite silly as you have to review them all anyway if you are doing GTD (or other systems) seriously.

Cesar Vidal premium
Replied on Jun 29, 2012 - 03:46

This will help a lot to see old task with a proper ordering.

JG premium
Replied on Jul 12, 2012 - 17:48

Agreed. I was out on vacation and am getting back to my todo list, and realized a lot of my scheduled items "disappeared" because they were more than 5 days old they're appearing below my very long list of nodate items.

I expect my overdue items to appear in reverse chronological order from the oldest to the least old. If people have too many overdue tasks appearing at the top of the list, they need to learn to be better about allocating tasks to dates.

Hugo Rossi premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2013 - 05:35

What I would like is "today" on top, "yesterday" underneath, and then the rest in chronological order below that. This (optional) setting would just meet my needs.

Cliff Donaldson premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2013 - 14:24

Agree with Hugo's suggestion. Personally, I find the present ordering quite distracting and actually counter productive.

Amitab Mukerjee premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2013 - 12:10

Fully agree with Cliff's suggestion.

Michel Gort premium
Replied on Apr 11, 2013 - 01:46

I agree, the current ordering is confusing, makes it actually harder than easier and makes no sense to me at all. We humans like order :)

David Trey staff
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 06:48


This change has now been implemented. All overdue tasks are now displayed from most overdue at the top towards the lease overdue at the bottom with no splitting into groups.

Best regards,

Hugo Rossi premium
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 10:24

Thank you very much!