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How can I keep my today-list custom ordered after I dragged and dropped the tasks in the order I want?


Yes, it is possible to order today's list, which is great. But when I refresh the page in my browser, the items on the list are back in their old order. It seems like it sorts by time, and then alphabetically. On my android, it does stay in order, but the tasks with a time attached to it still move back to the top.

Ideally, I'd like to use today's this list as my agenda for the day, so currently, I'd have to manually time every task (which will be a lot of work if I have to move one task around, I'd have to change the time on all others), or stick with one long untimed list.

I'd like to be able to drag and drop my tasks for the day in the order I want to do them, and for them to stay in that order until I change it. Both in my browser and on my android.

Maybe adding a default for sorting todays list, "sort alphabetically" or "custom sort" option could solve this? (so it can stay on custom sort by default once you've moved things around)

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 09, 2013 - 10:54 UTC

Hello Ellen,

Tasks that have a due time will always auto-sort by time regardless of your custom order, but you could change their times if you no longer want to have them scheduled for the certain time and this will affect their order.

If tasks don't have a time then you can indeed change their order and they will stay in this order. Only if you'll then add new tasks with priorities to the list, they will be added at the place where there are most other tasks with the same priority.

If tasks with no due time don't stay in order, please tell me:
- What browser are you using?
- Can you reproduce this issue in a different browser (which one)?

Best regards,

Ellen Tonkens  premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2013 - 11:09 UTC

Hi David,

Thanks for your reply. If I sort the tasks without a time under the timed ones, the tasks without due time do stay in order.

However, if I have a timed task for 9am, and one for 2pm, and I want to do a couple of small tasks in between (but not at set times), they don't stay between the timed tasks. The timed ones always jump back up. Maybe I just shouldn't use timed tasks anymore, that should also solve the issue:) That way I can just drag and drop things in the right order.

Best, Ellen

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 09, 2013 - 11:19 UTC


That's correct, timed tasks will always try to maintain their order, that is - stay on top and sort according to their times. If you often schedule your tasks differently each day, then it may indeed be a better way to simply not include times at all.

Alternatively, instead of reordering tasks, you could try to set a top priority for those that you want to do in between. They would still not go above the timed tasks, but this way you could see which ones you want to do first as their check boxes would become red.

Best regards,