I primarily use the Today task list during the day when I’m working with SkedPal. Right now, if I want to see (1) when these tasks are scheduled or (2) how long they are, I have to change tabs to the calendar for (1) and select the detailed view of the task for (2). In particular, for short tasks that are bundled, it’s sometimes a little annoying to figure out exactly when they are scheduled for. Additionally, if a long task is broken up into smaller blocks, there’s no indication of that in the task list.
I wish that the scheduled time and duration of each task was immediately visible in the Today task list, along with the title and project name. For tasks that are broken up, you could either display the task multiple times with a [block number]/[total blocks for task] indicator or just display all block times concatenated on the task.3 months, 1 week ago SethParticipant
Thanks for the feedback. Could you tell me why you prefer to use the Today list instead of the calendar day view? I’m asking this because people are either list-oriented or calendar-oriented. Your desire to see the exact scheduled time of the tasks and their duration indicates you’re a calendar type. But, you still want to see the same information on a list.
Your suggestion for the long task block count is also noted!
I think a couple reasons: (1) I like to be able to check things off or defer them easily, (2) I like seeing all the indicators, like what project my task is in, whether it doesn’t have much slack, or whether it’s a repeat, (3) most important to me, most of my tasks are shorter bundled tasks, and those don’t display well on the calendar.
It may be biasing me that I am coming from having used two time blocking apps, Goalist for Android, and Sorted3 for iPhone, that have a very intuitive (to me) calendar-oriented list view as their main interface. Sorted3 in particular has a really nice UI for rescheduling on the fly (something that I do every day, and which seems to be one of Skedpal’s weaknesses), but Skedpal’s value in terms of doing most of the scheduling and prioritization for me is just too large for me to use anything else. 🙂3 months, 1 week ago SethParticipant
Thanks! Got your point on the calendar view vs list view.
But, not sure what you mean by ‘rescheduling on the fly’ missing in SkedPal?
Yeah, sorry, that was unclear: it seems like there are always a couple things that I don’t have time mapped (because it normally doesn’t matter where they are scheduled), but on a particular day, I want to, say, put two tasks in the same project next to each other in the morning, or put all my small tasks in the evening. Right now that’s not super easy.
Although, I guess it is pretty easy if I’m using the calendar view (with the caveat that it’s hard to move individual small tasks around). So I guess this is really another ask for a more listy calendar view or a more calendary list view.3 months ago SethParticipant
Have you tried the “Curate Your Day” feature in the mobile app? The last step in the process allows you to fine-tune your schedule at the task level. In other words, you’ll be able to do things like putting two tasks in the same project next to each other in the morning or moving your small tasks to the late afternoon. This will work in the framework of your preferences though. So, if the Time Map for the task is from 9 am-3 pm, moving it down to the end of the list will still schedule it before 3 pm.2 weeks, 6 days ago cneembreyParticipant
Sorry for the much delayed response. That sounds like what I want, but I actually really prefer using the Desktop app.2 weeks, 5 days ago SethParticipant
You’ll be able to do this using the web app in SkedPal 3.2 weeks, 5 days ago cneembreyParticipant
Wonderful. Overall, several months into using the app, and have found it unbelievably helpful. Thanks!
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