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Ability to "star" a task, which adds it automatically to a hotlist

JK

What would be helpful to me is to have the ability to "star" a task, which then would automatically add the task to a "hotlist" filter.

This filter should be available from the main page (much like the links under the "Filter tasks.." input box.

See how Toolledo or Gmail does this feature. It can be an unobtrusive part of the UI.

The reason why it's valuable is because I don't want to tediously have to add and remove labels, and I don't want to have to mess with priorities in due dates. All of that information is used to help me make decisions about what I want to do today, and I want to select the tasks I want to do today by clicking a "star" icon beside the tasks.

Once I've starred all the tasks I want to do today, it creates, of course, my today's todo list.

It's a convenience feature that is an obstacle for me adopting this web service.

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DD
David DeBow premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2013 - 23:48

I have been using ToDoist for three months -- great program! The "star" feature would be a fantastic addition. I like the way gmail has the star right next to the check box.

Add a sort that is for "starred" items. You could quickly go through your To Do List and select some items to put at the top of your list without messing up your other sorts (priority or date).

This would also be a good feature for a shopping list. You go through your kitchen and quickly "star" the items you need at the store. Hit the "star" sort and you have your shopping list.

Thanks for the continued development of the program!

JK
Julian Karst premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2013 - 23:51

Heya David,

I'm actually using the "Do it today" feature they added a while ago. It's working for me. I think it's a nice compromise, because I assume they aren't including the star in order to keep their interface uncluttered.

DD
David DeBow premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2013 - 01:52

How does that work? I looked in their help information and did not find that feature.

DD
David DeBow premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2013 - 02:13

Jullan,

How does the "Do It Today" feature work? I looked in their help information and did not find it.

What I am doing -- to mark for "today" takes a four step process for each task. If they added a "star" - it would be a one step process.

Thanks
David

DD
David DeBow premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2013 - 02:14

Jullan,

How does the "Do It Today" feature work? I looked in their help information and did not find it.

What I am doing -- to mark for "today" takes a four step process for each task. If they added a "star" - it would be a one step process.

Thanks
David

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 27, 2013 - 06:44

Hello David,

Simply right-click on a task and you'll be able to choose "Do it today" from the context menu (that's a 2-step process).

As an even better alternative, if you're not using task priorities too much, you can "star" a task, by choosing a certain priority for it. For example, right-click on a task and choose the first priority (or type !p1 within the task name as you add it). Now, you can simply type p1 within the search box in the top-left corner to see all tasks with this priority.

A prioritized task will also have a colored check box to easily distinguish it from the rest.


Best regards,
David

MS
Mark Smith premium
Replied on Jun 27, 2013 - 10:38

I would like a star option.

This signifies things I WANT to do today or focus on, not things I have to do today.

The 'Do it today' feature doesn't work for this as it seems to alter the due date. So, if I have a deadline of Friday and want to mark it for today's list, I lose that record of the deadline being Friday.

The priority doesn't work either as I use priorities. As I might plan to do something today that is not really a priority, but something like say buying a shirt that I would simply like to do.

Then I can run through my to do activities and highlight those things I feel I should concentrate on because of opportunity and motivation etc

Star's I can toggle on and off. Google and Wunderlist do this well.

Luca premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2013 - 07:16

I also think that Star is a nice addition.

I'd "star" all things that already are due today and have !p1 (or the top P of the day).
In my case Star means "focus on this now, before all" as I usually choose 3 tasks for the day to be completed first, and then go on.

MG
Mario Gil premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2014 - 06:53

+1 for stars

+2 for a hotlist or focus list - with rules to include tasks that are , stared, due today, P1, etc (better yet if the user could choose what is going to the Focus List)

Klaus Thuesen premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2014 - 10:11

Yes, a "star" list is one thing I miss from Nirvana HQ. Wunderlist also has it. It's a faster way to select things you want to do today, than working with due dates etc.