Allow for All Smart Syntax in the Task Entry Input Box
I'm glad to see ToDoist makes use of smart tags with respect to dates and times, but we can't this be made available during entry of the task itself, as opposed to having to jump to the calender entry window?
The functionality is already there - and I see that you can specify priority (!P1, for example) in the task entry input box. Extending all smart tagging to this window would provide the same level of power that I thoroughly enjoyed in Remember the Milk:
Typing "Buy Milk Tues 9pm #Groceries" would create a task entry listed as "Buy Milk" with due date set for 9pm on Tuesday and with a category labelling of "Groceries". All that done in a single entry would be phenomenal!
Thanks so much for listening!
thank you for your suggestion, we appreciate it and will consider adding such option in the future.
For now, please note that you can easily jump to the date entry field by pressing the TAB key so you can add a task without using your mouse at all, confirm with ENTER (it will also work in the date input field) and continue adding tasks.
Thanks for the reply David.
It may sound picayune, but being able to tack on all the smart syntax options on one line ends up being far faster - I've used RTM for sometime and I think the convenience of typing it in this way is why that service is as popular as it is.
I would support this as well. I have new to-dos created by email. Thus I can't jump to the date field. Or is there a way around this, when you email to your projects?
I can't understand why this isn't implemented. They already allow for the inclusion of priority in the task entry line (see my above post) so the functionality is already in place for it!
Ok, the following works at least in when mailing to your projects
<date tomorrow @ 9>
But it would be still cool to have RMT like smart input for dates as well.
Yes, it is possible to add due dates while mailing a task as you've mentioned using the <date> tag. You can also attach labels this way and set reminders with the <remind> tag.
Unfortunately, it may be very difficult to implement an option to set due dates via email without any tag as any word that would be similar to any abbreviation of a date would be treated as date so we would have to limit this option to track only subject lines and we prefer to make it easy to add due dates, labels and reminders from anywhere including the body of the message.
As for the due date field on the web - it also allows us to offer you many great date abbreviations without having to watch out when you type in the task's name if you don't write "Tom" or anything that could be a date. Please note that you can get to the date field with the TAB key. Having a syntax in a task would at least require using the space bar to separate the task's name from the date so this one keystroke can't be avoided.
I would really like to see this feature to. As a previous RTM user I'm finding adding tasks to be quite cumbersome. I'm really appreciating things like the chrome browser plugin and sub tasking, but this might be enough to push me back to RTM :(