Ability to schedule tasks
I need the ability to schedule reminders for tasks as well as have reminders notify me to do something at a set date and/or time. The more tasks I have scheduled, the less I can remember. Having Doris do this for me is key
@Ondrej Pecka currently we don't do automatic postponement, essentially no 'magic' happens, we leave it up to the use to update their Today group. Having an item appear in Today and the original group is a popular request, I haven't had time to implement it yet.
Ondrej Pecka commented
What's the plan? I'd like to see all todos planned for the day in Today view/group to remind me to act. Todos should be automatically postponed to next day and remain listed within their original group as well.
Getting back to basics -- the point of any organizer is to help you know what you need to be doing now. The calendar model is only partly helpful in getting there -- it's a good repository for "happens on this date" events like meetings, but not so good for deadline dates, which show up on the date they need to be done by (not when you need to be doing them). I don't know what the solution is, but I don't think you can use the same tool to solve both problems.
@Angela Correa thanks for the positive feedback :-) We have Google calendar integration already developed, it will be released soon, the feature will be available on demand only
Angela Correa commented
I don't like this idea, but if there's a way to make it available for those who want it without making it mandatory/in the way for those who don't, I'm cool with it.
Loving the app, btw.
What's needed is the ability to have two dates for each task: the date it goes into "today", and the deadline date. The latter can be useful not only as a notation but also to trigger warnings in Doris, via email,, or color changes in Doris, if desired.
Hi Ben, thanks for your comments and input. The good news is we've implemented complete Google Calendar integration, I just need to find some time tweak the UI and release it. The default notification is set, ie, receive an email 10 minutes before the event. And of course times are implemented along with events. If you synchronise your mobile device, ie iPhone, with iCal/Google calendar (one can mirror the other) you also receive beeps at the default interval before every event that you set (from Doris).
In other words, this enhancements covers quite a few of the pending requests.
Darrel: A to-do list and a calendar aren't distinct tools, they're two sides of a coin. The things I have to do today include tasks (do the laundry) AND events (go to a meeting at 2pm). Plus, there are tasks that are inherently date-related... such as filing income tax by April 15th, and wishing my mom a happy birthday. Both events and tasks might be scheduled weeks in advance. If there's no date attached to them, they'd easily get lost in the list.
Practically everything I'd put on a to-do list has a deadline. If Doris is going to be useful for me, it must include an option for scheduling. A few specific things I'd like to see:
- Any items with a deadline of today's date should be automatically added to Today.
- Add "Tomorrow", "This Week" and "This Month" Categories: Just like the Today Category, create the option for categories that look into the future. These would be auto-populated with items that have upcoming due dates, but (just like with Today) you can manually add items.
- Repeating To-Do's: There needs to be an option (either through the app itself or through integration with a calendar app) to add items that you need to do again and again (weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, plus events that show up every other wednesday or the 15th of the month, etc, etc).
- Integrate with iCal and Apple Mail: Allow a to-do item created in any OSX app to appear in Doris, and vice-versa. Plus, somehow display calendar events under the "Today" and other date-related categories described above. If you could add and modify those events directly from Doris, even better!
The bottom line is, everything described above should be optional, controlled by the user, so he can use it however fits his needs.
I totally agree that an option for scheduling is mandatory.
As is a link to calendar events, integrating with iCal or Google Calendar, etc.