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I've been saving up itunes gift cards and finally just got OmniFocus for iPad.. woohoo!

However, I'm stumbling over a very simple but critical sorting question.. how do I sort the context view by "Due Date" ?

Attached is a screenshot.. all I want is the list of tasks in the order of when I have to do them by (due date). How is this done?

Thanks!
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The app doesn't have support for changing the sort order, but we do have a feature request open on adding it; folks who're interested in having that feature should email the support ninjas.

All other things being equal, items with more customer interest tend to get assigned higher priority, so emailing helps a lot. Thanks!
 
Bonzo,

if you are also running the Mac version of OmniFocus, you can set up a perspective that will display your context view sorted by due date. Unfortunately, there's no UI on the iPad version yet to build a perspective, but I can help you do that; send me a private message. The Omni support folks would probably be willing to help if you ask them nicely, too (and enough such requests might encourage the support folks to light a fire under the developers!)
 
I can't believe this feature doesn't exit.

I just want to sort by due date within my project views. I don't want to jump through hoops to do it.
 
Note that forecast view is already doing something like this: It's grouping stuff by due date.

And creating a perspective on the Mac and then using it on the iPhone version works very well for this; I've been doing it for over a year.
 
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Note that forecast view is already doing something like this: It's grouping stuff by due date.

And creating a perspective on the Mac and then using it on the iPhone version works very well for this; I've been doing it for over a year.
Problem is forecast view doesn't have context so how can I see what I should do first of the things I can do in my current context.
 
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i can't believe this feature doesn't exit.

I just want to sort by due date within my project views. I don't want to jump through hoops to do it.
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I'm disappointed there isn't an option for sorting contexts by due date as is the case on the iPhone (and Mac).

When Omni tried removing this sort functionality from the iPhone version a couple years back, they received a lot of noise from users and the functionality was restored shortly after. I guess I figured they would have patched the iPad version too.

As a new iPad user, I'm absolutely baffled why the same sorting capability is not offered for the iPad. After all, why would Omni want to have inconsistent feature sets across apps for something as fundamental as task sorting? For me, the current iPad sorting functionality within contexts is distracting and makes figuring out next actions more difficult.

I appreciate Brian's comments above (although they come off as a bit condescending). I guess I just don't understand why it would be such a big deal to provide a solution for the iPad since a working solution already exists for the iPhone. What am I missing?
 
 


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