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elektroglide 2010-06-09 12:40 AM

today status - feature request
 
i'd really like to see a today status option in OF. i know there are various workarounds in OF, but nothing for me beats the ability to just mark an action for today (things does it really well).

not a date, not a context, instead a dedicated status assignment.

the clarity of knowing what actions are shortlisted to be actioned today, without changing any other status setting on those actions is hugely helpful for me.

anyone else miss this feature?

Craig 2010-06-09 05:56 AM

Are you presently using the flagging feature for something else?

SpiralOcean 2010-06-09 06:00 AM

Something other than:
flagging items and using the flagged perspective

setting items due date to today (you can type tod in the date field) and using the due soon perspective

elektroglide 2010-06-09 06:03 AM

[QUOTE=Craig;78336]Are you presently using the flagging feature for something else?[/QUOTE]

yes - to indicate must do's soon, or to alert my assistant of something, but not necessarily today.

today's actions may include non-urgent (and non-flagged) items, collated in an easy-to-see list which has nothing in common other than i would like to do those things today. flagging for me is broader than a "today" function, relating to importance as much as time specifically.

i don't see that it would disrupt anything in gtd or OF to have a today status feature...

whpalmer4 2010-06-09 06:13 AM

You could preface such actions with "today:" and type that into the search box in the toolbar to narrow the view...

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elektroglide 2010-06-09 06:31 AM

[QUOTE=whpalmer4;78341]You could preface such actions with "today:" and type that into the search box in the toolbar to narrow the view...

To make an official feature request, use Help->Send Feedback or email [email]OmniFocus@omnigroup.com[/email]. Forum posts don't get counted, and may not even be seen.[/QUOTE]

that would work, although it's more work than just assigning a today status.

cc things does it rather elegantly, and it's a useful feature, for me at least.

i've sent the feature request to that email you gave, thanks for the reminder.

elektroglide 2010-06-09 06:33 AM

[QUOTE=SpiralOcean;78337]Something other than:
flagging items and using the flagged perspective

setting items due date to today (you can type tod in the date field) and using the due soon perspective[/QUOTE]

that goes part way there, but also includes all overdue items. what i want is a discrete collection of actions i want to do today, with no other distractions...

whpalmer4 2010-06-09 06:41 AM

[QUOTE=elektroglide;78344]that would work, although it's more work than just assigning a today status.

[/QUOTE]
Yes, it is, but it is something you can do today -- very few feature requests get done right away, so if this workflow is important to you, you'll need to do something else (like my suggestion) in the interim.

It also wouldn't be very difficult to cobble up an Applescript that did this to the selected item(s), and you could install the script as a toolbar button, giving you one-click access.

watchit 2010-06-09 01:09 PM

This is something that could easily be achieved within OF's current structure by two additions:
1. both a menu command and toolbar button to make the Start date of all selected Actions "now"
and
2. a check box in the Perspectives pallet to show only those Actions that have a Start date that has already commenced.
The Perspectives feature of OF is one of its most powerful but I find it's effectiveness is greatly reduced because the only way to show a Perspective with only Actions that have started, ie to do "Today" (or earlier), is to filter by Grouping > Start, which is very limiting.

Craig 2010-06-09 01:18 PM

[QUOTE=watchit;78363] I find it's effectiveness is greatly reduced because the only way to show a Perspective with only Actions that have started, ie to do "Today" (or earlier), is to filter by Grouping > Start, which is very limiting.[/QUOTE]

Wouldn't changing the filter from "remaining" to "available" knock out those actions which have not yet started?


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