Calendar, Agenda, Dates... Something please ! :)

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    Miloš Kobliha

    For me the essential of date implementation is that I can write it on Android keyboard (using US gboard). "^" character is not common to have and looking for it in special symbols is significant productivity killer. I have abandoned checkvist for this.

    ! % are examples what would work for me.

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    Chris

    I'm starting to fear that the answer is never.

    Workflowy got where it is because of a group of passionate folks, and I think what made those folks passionate is the utter simplicity of the product.

    I think the developers are walking a super difficult line between trying to appeal to larger, feature-wanting audience without alienating the folks that got them here.

    I can't help wonder if it's like Blackberry in the late 2000s:  the vocal minority who truly loved the product hated the thought of ditching the keyboard, so the company held onto it way too long.  They kept their loving fans but failed to make something that appealed to the mass market.

    I think unless and until Workflowy becomes willing to alienate their biggest fans in the pursuit of growing the company, feature releases will be few and far between.

    I'm not in a position to criticize them. It's their product. 

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    Peeter P. Mõtsküla

    I also use #datetags as in #yyyy-mm-dd.

    Also, automagical color-coded highlighting of #datetags would be cool (e.g. past: red, today: yellow, this week: green, next week: cyan, this/next month: blue)

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    Andriy Drozdyuk

    I think you should use Todoist for that. Keep workflowy clear.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    We're still very much in the process of tweaking the left bar... so I'm sure it will become increasingly more powerful!

     

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    HEMARD GILLES

    @Frank, sorry for the dumb question but ... what left bar ?? Should I switch to beta to see it ?

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Hemard,

    Everyone has access... but it's kind of tucked away in your Settings... so go to your cog/gear icon top right of your desktop/ desktop browser app or the 3-dot menu bottom right of mobile > Settings > Scroll down to "Experimental features" and toggle "Left bar".

    Currently it's available for desktop, desktop browser and Android :-)

     

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    MICHAEL D DURLAND

    I know we keep hearing that Dates and Reminders are coming, which sounds great.

    I'm sure the Workflowy team will provide an excellent implementation (i.e. better than competitors) that will not get in the way when not used, and be really useful when used.

    I don't know what the current plans are for Date support, but I wanted to mention that it would be great to have multiple date interpretations. For example, specifically having both a Start date and a Due date would be great. Most tools do not have a Start date, and lack this distinction between the two, but it is very important in project planning. For example, Michael Linenberger is a strong proponent of task management with Start dates separate from Due dates. His system works quite well, provided the tool supports two dates (and appropriate filtering). Org-mode has Scheduled dates, and Deadlines, which are also similar in spirit.

    Thanks!

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    George Page
    • Yes, please ADD Recurring Tasks
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    Gerald Browne

    Hi Frank,

    Any updates on dates/reminders?  I'm happy to beta test on desktop and android if required.

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    Alessandro Vernet

    Hi Gerry,

    I am hearing that reminders are not coming this year.

    ‑Alex

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    George Page

    What does that mean...date filtering?

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi George,

    That means a variety of ways to filter for date tags. We'll expand upon it in a blog post at the time of release!

     

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    George Page

    Which begs the question...what kinds of date tags? Since there are a multitude of ideas / solutions and implementations regarding date tagging, it would be nice to know which format will likely be supported. For example, I have been using the format #dyyyy-mm-dd, at teh sugggestion of a forum post....but since any text can be searchable within WF, it seems less useful to me. 

    Ultimately, it would be nice to know which direction the date filtering is likely to go, so we can prepare accordingly.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi George,

    I am not able to say, literally. All I know is that we are working on such a feature... and in due course it will be released and showcased in a blog post :-)

     

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    Nora Kramer

    Ugh... dates are becoming more and more of an issue for me. The workarounds are clunky, at best. Any updates here? I thought I had heard that something on this front was happening before the end of the year (2019) and have held on by a hair waiting for a better date implementation. But, sadly, I'm about ready to jump ship myself, which is a shame. Been using WF since 2014.

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    Alessandro Vernet

    Hi Nora,

    It was indeed time for someone to follow-up on this thread. See: https://blog.workflowy.com/2019/12/30/dates-in-workflowy-try-it-out/, which I'm finding encouraging. And I'm crossing fingers for mobile notifications to come next!

    ‑Alex

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    Nora Kramer

    Alex, you have made my day! I am reading the post now and am headed over to try the implementation! :)

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    elea bardouxlfr

    For someone who has many projects on the line that need to be shared with different people and stay on task on a schedule, calendar and reminders integration of SOME sort is the one thing keeping me from utilizing Workflowy as my ultimate task life/work organizer.

    I know people have this fear of google having their information (ha ha ha- google doesn't care about you or your grocery list) So perhaps making plug-in options that work with google calendar and reminders as well as some casual in app general calendar to link nodes to, some kind of TaskFlowy additional but non-invasive option, if you will.

    It really would be so amazing. I find all those other apps to be confusing, overbearing, and no matter how 'user friendly' they are, nothing is as intuitive as the nesting list-ability that workflowy has.

     

    You folks with your dates+friday to the whathaveyou of next month, I see that works for you, but my brain doesn't work in numbers. I can't see a list of numbers and translate them into three weeks from now very easily. I need to see it, and honestly having this smart technology give me updates is just really a beautiful integration for busy people doing things everywhere.

     

    Thank you for your time!

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    Philip W Tribe

    Any update on when dates might be coming to Workflowy? I'd love to add a date to a line just like I can "#" or "@". Getting an optional reminder email/notificaiton would be deluxe.

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    Tim Converse

    That's great if it works for you. What I'd like is support of something like #todo2018-11-25 (regardless of what the syntax is) with the result that I can get an email on 2018-11-25 of everything tagged that way.  

    I don't need tight integration with a different mail or calendar program, but I also don't want to have to go out to a program like that and link back to workflowy for the content.

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