You can already do this in OF right now. You can group items by due dates and then filter it by time estimate. If you expand only the overdue items and collapse all the others and save it as a perspective, then you can get back to this quickly.
However, that's not my point. The fact that Perspectives can solve one of my examples isn't a reason to dismiss the concept of smart folders/mailboxes. Journler has the best implementation of smart folders I've seen. They're hierarchical, and inherit from their parent, so you can set up stuff like
"...... Distant" will contain only items which would appear in "... Go" and in "Places to...". This means I can use categories of "Places to Go", "Places to Eat", and add keywords of "Distant" and "Local", and they appear in the right places.
Further, it means I can move "...... Local" from "... Go" to "... Eat" and, without editing my smart mailbox criteria itself, I can now see "Places to Eat Local".
It also means I can select "... Go" and see both Places to Go Distant and Places to Go Local, for planning a road trip (e.g.)
I just want this power with OF.
Last edited by jasong; 2007-11-19 at 08:06 PM..