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Calendar view

chris.e says:

I was thinking, why don't we have a calender in RTM? If it's too much work then you could make it for Pro only, I guess.

Here is my Proposal:
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5802/rtmcalendertc4.png

I used firefox to edit some code and paint to move in the rest. But, you can get a pretty good idea of what it could look like if a calender was implemented into RTM. it could easily work with color coding and dates right with the tasks.

Posted at 10:38am on August 22, 2007

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Answeredemily (Remember The Milk) says:

Thanks for your feedback!

Unfortunately we don't have any plans currently to develop a calendar product -- there are companies with a lot more resources than us who have spent years developing great calendar products (I'm looking at you, Google :)

We try to stay pretty focussed on task management (there's only so much that two people and a monkey can do!), but we can definitely look at how we can improve our existing integration with other calendar products.

Posted 7 years ago

dcefrance says:

I too think this is a great idea... and I don't think it's the type of thing only of interest to Pros...

Here's another example... this is taken from another ToDo site but using all of my information imported from RTM.

I think THIS would be great!

http://www.erb.com/rtm/todocalendar.jpg

Posted 7 years ago

chris.e says:

Bleh, I'd rather have a RTM integrated calender than the Google calender. I tried their calender, and I don't like it.

Did you just Deny my request? /cry

Posted 7 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

The web has, in my opinion, too many calendars, so I applaud RTM's approach of emphasizing task management and enabling a variety of ways to extract that information into other environments if that's what the user wishes to do.

Posted 7 years ago

kowsmic says:

As a new user, I brought to RTM my experience in floor plan design. My design philosophy is ergonomic - don't cram stuff into a "design", instead, design from the need.
When I saw the Google Calendar link I thought, "Great, I have a Google calendar I haven't used for quite a while. Maybe this will make it useful enough for me."
Then I realized that it didn't make sense for me to outsource RTM tasks to Google Calendar when I could have my own custom calendar within RTM. Why squander wasted white space in Google Calendar (days without tasks/events) when RTM allows you to create a streamlined custom calendar of its own?
Try it. Create a Smartlist called Calendar by searching for a tag called 'Event' (or whatever). Use this tag on every event/appointment/anniversary (one time or repeatable as needed) that you would normally put into Google Calendar and create them as tasks with each having the 'Event' tag.
Then the Calendar Smartlist you created contains nothing but calendar entries (sort by date), without any unneeded 'white space' and retaining all of the task parameters.
Why use two apps with a problematic relationship when one will do?
I think I like your app.

Posted 7 years ago

jz3333 says:

I currently use RTM for everything, including events, and have all of my calendars' feeds going into my GCal.

My problem what that I NEEDED a calendar-like view for my todos, but I like to be able to get rid of them when I'm done with them, so this seemed the best way. RTM shouldn't develop a calendar, but they should include a view that has the dates and the tasks due on those dates.

Posted 7 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

1. Make a smartlist of all your uncompleted tasks.
2. Sort by due date.

Isn't that what you're after?

Posted 7 years ago

anakrinokairos says:

hm - I like the idea of calender integration. I tried RTM for a short time, but then dropped it, because, a pure list of task is nice, but not enough for me.
My problem is, that there is no PIM or ToDo application, that has what I am looking for.
What I'd like is kind of a time or project management thing:
I create a new task and say: I will need 20 hours for this task. Then you say when it starts and when it is due.
Then it would be cool if RTM (knowing that it is a job task, not a private one) shows you e.g. each day one hour as reserved for this task. Or you could say: I want to work each day so and so long.
the priority would decide which task is preferred in case of a conflict of interests.

the key for me must be, that a task that I created must appear in my calender. Just a list of it is not enough. If I planned 20 hours for this task, these 20 hours must appear in my calender.

PLEASE, could you do this for me?
The day you make this real, I'll upgrade to pro ;-)

Posted 6 years ago

sheiney says:

It looks like this thread is pretty old, but I'd like to try to bring the discussion back since Emily has already responded here.

I like jz3333's idea of a calendar view, where I can see my tasks organized by day over a one week or one month period. I already use a smart list for "This Week", but sometimes it's useful to look further ahead, and the list view just doesn't cut it for that sort of thing.

I appreciate the Google Calendar integration, but I never use it because I don't like having to click on a checkmark to view the tasks for a particular day. I'd rather see all of my tasks for each day of the week or month laid out in front of me and integrated more smoothly with my calendar entries (e.g. tasks with "due times" appearing in the corresponding time slot of gcal).

I think the line between a "task management" and a calendar app is pretty fuzzy.

Posted 6 years ago

vanilla8 says:

I would agree that it doesnt make sense to "reinvent the wheel" - I would love instead the web service to be able to integrate google calender and maybe a paid-for desktop application version that could sync with iCal, and Outlook. Basically don't build a calendar app, provide instead a means of linking the service to a selection of existing calendars.

Posted 6 years ago

uwe.steinmetz says:

By planning my tasks actually I need a separate calendar. Just a calendar-picking aid would satisfy me a lot.

Posted 3 years ago

sonjakirsten says:

I love the weekly planner. Could that be extended into a view where I can then change dates on tasks while looking at the rest? (my other proposal of doing that is a Gantt chart, but it could be more simple)

Posted 3 years ago

punishment says:

在中国,google的服务受到限制,如果你们能够拥有日历的话,那么对你们的业绩也是很好。

Posted 3 years ago

lyndell Pro says:

I was thinking of a calendar view for completed tasks. I suppose an iCal subscription would make this an easy implementation. maybe the completed smart list as an iCal subscription

Posted 3 years ago

osarjeant Pro says:

If the iCal wasnt static with Google Calendar this wouldn't be necessary. Mabey the focus could be on fixing the iCal integration with Google.

Posted 2 years ago

joaojesus Pro says:

RTM is incomplete without a calendar. And I don't agree with the ones who say that there are already many calendar applications out there (it's like if Microsoft said that MS Word wouldn't print labels and envelops, because there are already other applications who make the same). From my point of view (and I use RTM everyday for managing hundreads of tasks and list items for both my professional and personal life), the task management in RTM is absolutely great and very well done. But, without an integrated calendar, something is missing. After inserting all my task in different lists, I would like to have a calendar view (that I could also print) in order to see my time in some kind of graphical view. I'm sure you would sell at least the double of PRO licenses if you created an integrated calendar.

Posted 2 years ago

beppe.simone says:

As users rely more and more on RTM it would be awesome if a calendar view option would be integrated, to avoid having to log in to google calendar.

Posted 2 years ago

hansekaiser says:

What about the abillity to put a google calendar widget on the side of RMT web inteterface?

Posted 2 years ago

wayne.porter Pro says:

I agree with others that want the calendar view. I was surprised to learn that RTM doesn't provide at least a basic calendar view.

Posted 2 years ago

catada Pro says:

I see you we can use it with google calendar, so no need for a calendar within milk.

Posted 1 year ago

alfred74new says:

I like to start my day with planning time, and pre-RTM, I would review the events in my Google calendar (a very weak attempt at task management) that I had put in at a random time, and then drag & drop & adjust the time allowed depending on the immediate need regarding Priority and context. I appreciate the Google calender feed, the check box link, and the widget, but you can't use any of them to create a graphical layout of how you want to spend your day, By seeing things laid out, you can see whether you are over scheduled and decide what to postpone.

Posted 1 year ago

runnerteacher78 Pro says:

i can't tell exactly what people are talking about.. but google tasks offline plus has this really cool calendar view. (remember the milk is way better in general, but this is the view i'm looking for). i'm looking to have a visual calendar (monthly) view of how many tasks i have each day and because i do alot of acitivity planning based on day. so dragging and dropping activities around the month calendar was so awesome! but the google tasks has major bugs with due dates and none of the other cooler features. i would love to have this option.

Posted 1 year ago

weblivz says:

I'd also like a calendar view - maybe not on RTM but inline with the Evernote integration why not sync with a Google Calender?

Posted 1 year ago

mnplatypus says:

I'm looking for a calendar view within RTM too, and here's why: When I have forward planning time I'd like to be able to look at a calendar view and see that 'every 3 months' or 'every year on June 1' lands on a Saturday this time ... hmm, I don't work Saturdays so I need to move it to the previous Thursday. I like that I can make it show up on my Google calendar, but I can't move it on my Google calendar (if I move it with the widget the move doesn't show up on the calendar right away so it soon gets confusing) ... so ideally a calendar view would allow me to drag and drop tasks to a different day :)

Posted 1 year ago

runnerteacher78 Pro says:

i get you don't want to do an entire intense calendar view. but just a monthly lay out of where the tasks are located for a visual view of how many tasks are on each day and then be able to drag and drop them to different days would be awesome. currently every calendar option lacks this ability. when you sync with outlook you can't modify in outlook. its a read only document. if you put it in google you still have to click on a check mark so you can only view one day at a time. or you have a pop up window which doesnt put it in a great visual view. if a way to modify on a calendar and drag and drop is not created i wont be renewing my pro. i like your style better and would prefer to support a small company..but i need the calendar view with drag and drop (i don't need my events in it).

Posted 11 months ago

dalelane Pro says:

I've tried making a calendar view for RTM tasks, with support for setting task due dates by dragging the tasks around the calendar. Hopefully this might be useful to some of the people looking for this sort of thing.

http://dalelane.github.io/rtmscheduler

Posted 10 months ago

aremaitch Pro says:

Calendar view would just be a great way of click and drag for re-arranging due dates, instead of manually having to go into each task. Everything else in RTM is great, but Google Tasks beats it only in the fact that I can arrange my tasks visually for the week/month.

Posted 10 months ago

nicholasemay Pro says:

I came here to see if there were any plans to do this in RTM and -- in some ways -- I'm glad there isn't; as Emily says above RTM's laser-focus on fantastic task management is why we all use it every day.

Posted 10 months ago

metagrapher Pro says:

RTMs export calendar to Google Calendar is almost worthless. As Google does not update ICS calendars more than every 24 hours, then either RTM needs to come up with another format that Google Calendar can play nice with, or some other calendar solution. But considering that this is the case between Google and RTM, I don't see how pointing us at that solution is helpful. We would not be asking for this if that solution worked well.

Personally, I would like to be able to easily convert my tasks into calendar entries so that I can do my daily scheduling and get a feel for what I can actually accomplish today.

While you're at it, the ICS feed is not so great. It doesn't consider time estimates and for some reason tasks always START when they're DUE, which is not helpful. It's also not terribly helpful for me to have my tasks lined up in All Day Appointments, but I understand that without a due time per se then you have no place to put it. But then this goes back to the 24 hour updates with Google Calendar.

The only solution I see right now is to futilely attempt to plan my day a day or two in advance. :/ Please please please do something better with calendar integration?

Posted 5 months ago

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