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Due dates, time estimate and other

didaio says:

Hello!
I want to read some book in 3 weeks. From 3rd September to 23th September. I don't want make task repeated everyday.
May be RTM team can make option to add Due date in format 09/03/2007 - 09/23/2007?

Posted at 9:12pm on September 3, 2007

johnfoland Pro says:

Like a sticky-due-date?

Posted 7 years ago

angela.randall says:

Ooh, that's a great idea.

Posted 7 years ago

bzpilman says:

One great different way of doing start dates. I like it.

Posted 7 years ago

johnfoland Pro says:

Yeah, personally, I like it better than start dates because it would fit seamlessly in the current interface and makes total logical sense.

Posted 7 years ago

bzpilman says:

It would, really.

e.g. 3rd September to 23th September
Due Tomorrow would be on 2nd Sep
Due Today would be from 3rd to 23rd
Overdue would be after 23rd

I can see it now being an even better and flexible approach to start dates.

Posted 7 years ago

carib says:

why not just treat the due date as the start date? Problem solved-no need for Bob to start coding.

Posted 7 years ago

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

bzpilman: I disagree.

e.g. 3rd September to 23th September
Due Tomorrow would be on 22nd Sep
Due Today would be on 23rd
Overdue would be after 23rd

But then, where would it be before 22nd Sep? Maybe undated until 3rd Sep and then dated due 23rd starting 3rd Sep? Or hidden, but where would you find it then?

Posted 7 years ago

didaio says:

rajjan, i completely agree with bzpilman.
I want see this task everyday without need to make it everyday complete (as with repeated task).

I want to make it complete when really complete.

Posted 7 years ago

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

Would you like to see it before Sep 3rd? If so, with what due date? Of course it shouldn't repeat, it's just one task.

See also http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2177/ for a way to hide tasks until they can be started (at a certain date).

Posted 7 years ago

johnfoland Pro says:

I'm still a big fan of this approach to start dates. It's perfect in my book.

Posted 7 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

This idea remind me of the Palm application by Pimlico Software, DateBk, and its feature of rollover due dates.

Start dates have always left me cold, but I can see how this would be a handy way to approach that without requiring a whole new attribute.

Posted 7 years ago

bzpilman says:

I also still think this is the perfect solution. Just perfect.

Posted 7 years ago

lazallen Pro says:

i think bzpilman's approach is very neat. currently use the due date as a way to hide the task until I want to see it again, and then remove or replace the due date once it appears on it's first due date.

As always automating these manual processing points makes it easier to spend more time getting things done, rather than processing your tasks

Posted 6 years ago

alysson says:

I also have items that I have to complete withing a date range that I would like to see it throughout that time and mark it done when it is truly done. I have been using the start date as the due date then marking it done when it gets completed. However, it gets nerve-racking to constantly stare at an overdue item (that's not really overdue!).

Posted 6 years ago

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

Check this workaround using tags and smart lists, presently at the end of the thread: www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/590/

It was posted at 9:26am on November 25, 2008

Posted 6 years ago

This idea is considered similar to "Due date spans, e.g. make tasks due anytime this week", and all votes have been transferred to that idea.