it might be possible to just export certain notes to a format that is recognizable by some third party post it note program.
This approach might need automatic 2 way synchronization though (more complexity). However it might be cleaner in the sense that a todolist program is a todolist program, while a postit note program does it as a post it note program.
Thanks. I have thought about exporting (and even tried it once), but it is just too long-winded; not a great deal better than just using two progs; 2 way syncing would solve the problem but I'd think it would require a lot of work and would need confidence that the other program would always work in the same way.
For what it is worth, I am not so interested in reminders. As indicated in another thread, I would be interested in having a small resizable window either on the desktop or (preferably) always on top. In this window would be the ability to add notes or tasks (e.g. for today). A sticky is a convenient way of doing this.
What is key is the ability to easily export one or more task titles to a sticky. All in one go or several individual actions. Or ideally be able to drag tasks onto it. It is a way to easily identify tasks to do today, separate them out from the other noise, and keep this short list visible 'in your face'.
I would not be too fussed about 2 way communication in this application. Although you seem to suggest some 2 way interaction may be possible.
PS: This could take the place of my diary, in which I currently put the things to do today - based on my bigger, planned tasks in TDL, and smaller tasks from email and daily events and interactions.
<blockquoteclass="FQ"><divclass="FQA">.dan.g. wrote:</div>This sounds like a huge piece of work if I were to write something from scratch, but there's always a possibility of finding an existing component to work with.<br><divclass="signature">.dan.g.</div></blockquote>
Thanks for thinking about it.
In practice, I don't really need all the features of a post-it program. I use Actual Window Manager, so I have the option of making the reminder stay on top or not anyway. I can move the window around the screen. But keeping it visible means that the rest of the TDL can't be used, until I dismiss/snooze it. The other bits I can't do are resizing and colouring the windows (I'd be happy if the reminder simply took on the task colour); and I'd like the task title showing larger than the text in the boxes, so it is very easy to see what I need to keep in mind. The reminders are a major feature, especially for managing things within a day.
But if it isn't something that would be used by other people, then I don't think it is worth even a little work.
following a recent post, I create a new specific post about the following reflexion :
the filter list " Show" contains a lot of filters, especially for date filtering, and custom find tasks filters.
But why put in this list, the filters 'Selected tasks' and 'flagged tasks'? It is restrictive. Indeed :
* I can filter on category (for example) then use the filter selected tasks
* But I cannot filter on "task due by today" then use the filter selected tasks, because they are in the same list...
According to me, these 2 filters "selected tasks" and "flagged tasks" should be put in a new single filter combobox, in order to also be used in combination with the 'Show' filter.
And if this new filter combobox could remains enable even in case of custom find task filter, this would be great and useful.
I hope this feature can be feasible...
Thank you Dan.
For what it is worth, I have always found it a little logically strained to combine the date range filters with other attributes or statuses, such as all, complete, incomplete, selected, flagged.
It has never really caused me any issues though in the way I use TDL.
What I mean is that the date range filters are useful for finding tasks within a date range. Attribute filters are useful for finding tasks with a particular attribute (e.g. flagged or completed status). By combining these in the one filter, means flexibility is lost. I understand the 'Show' filter is a useful compromise, as it is a useful way of bringing up common views. IMHO it isn't logically 'pure' though, and means certain views aren't possible.
I want all flagged tasks due by the end of the month. By using the existing show filters I can only get all tasks due by the end of the month. I can't specify to see only the flagged ones in that date range. Similarly if you wanted to see all completed tasks in the date range (for reporting purposed for instance). You can use sorting to help though.
I am not sure this needs 'fixing' though, as we have the 'Find Tasks' functionality. This not only allows for more control over date ranges, but a wide variety of additional attributes can be included in the query you build. And when we can save a set of custom views/queries, all will be well. At that point, I will probably mainly use self created filters. And that is also why I would be keen to be able to remove the current built in ones.
PS: The functionality that the filter bar remains active when a custom filter is applied would be great. It could mean that you don't need to create a unique filter for, say, every member in the team...
I fully agree with this detailed explanation! It is exactly what i think. But your english is better than mine
However, I don't agree with the conclusion when you say That find task filter is the solution. Find task filter allows more control, Yes, but the 'selected tasks' filter is not possible via the find task functionality... And sometimes uses the find task filters is not so user friendly than the standard filters ( i need to modify my search Filter in ordre to have exactly what i want)
So IMHO, a little Fix / improvement in order to separate date filters from the others (uncompleted, selected, flagged, etc...), would be à good thing. And this "new" filter should remain enabled even in case of custom find task filter.
The selected task filter can be useful if you have a tasklist with several "topics" with several related tasks.
For example one parent "TECHNICAL", one other "BUSINESS".
Sometimes, I want to focus on the TECHNICAL part of the tree, and export related tasks (in html), for sending result to the technical user who don't care about business tasks.
So, regarding my request in this post, I need indeed to first filter, in order to see for example the current tasks of the week, then I want to focus on a specific part of the tree.
Thanks for the explanation. I can now see the usefulness if you can then see the children of the selected task. For exporting, I have just used the selected task option in the dialog - after selecting the appropriate tasks manually in the tasklist.
Saved 'finds' automatically added to filter droplist.
Great. Thank you very much.
One little bug crept in:
1. Enable 'view>show filter bar'.
2. Create a new custom field / column (Data type: Date); Attribute label (not column title) = 'Work On'
3. Create a new tasklist with four tasks
4. Make sure that one task has a due date (2012-Nov-23) and a 'work on date' (2012-Nov-20).
5. Create a new filter (Due Date relative - occurs on or before - t+7 and 'Work On Relative - occurs on or before - t+7) Save the filter (name: Testfilter)
6. Apply the filter (the find tasks window disappears).
Only one task should be visible in task tree view now (the task with the dates).
The filter bar shows: 0) Testfilter (Find tasks filter).
7. Change the filter to: A) All tasks
The task tree view shows now 4 tasks.
8. Go to the menu 'view>filter'. Choose '0) Testfilter (Find tasks filter)'.
The task tree view shows only one task as expected (the task with the dates).
9. Go again to the menu 'view>filter' and choose 'A) All tasks'. Press 'OK'.
The bug shows immediately:
ToDoList doesn't change the filter to 'All tasks'. The filter bar still shows: 0) Testfilter (Find tasks filter)
P.S. Thanks that it is possible now to move the attributes up and down.