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Drag and drop to reorder tasks

abbyct says:

I am a very visual thinker and it would be helpful to me to be able to manually reorder my task lists. A simple script to let the user click-and-drag tasks around would be extremely helpful, even if the order didn't save between browser sessions. I would use it to place the task I intend to focus on first in the first position on the list.

If you want to get fancy with it, I'd even suggest a feature where one can dump a task list (either a list, search, or smart list" onto a workspace and move the tasks around the entire screen. Bonus points for some kind of "current focus" box to drag a task into, and "next up" sections as well.

Posted at 4:36pm on November 10, 2007

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paul.sinclair Pro says:

Wouldn't an easier alternative to this be just to expand the number of priorities to (say) nine, so that you can still update them with keyboard shortcuts, using zero to clear the priority. That way, anyone who wants to manually sort can just use priorities to do this.

Posted 6 years ago

richwoods says:

No. Numbers are a pain. Drag and drop would be great and then for users who just hate the idea of using their mouse maybe some key combination that just moves the selected event up or down.

Posted 6 years ago

apkawel says:

IMHO, drag-n-drop reordering is the feature most clearly lacking from RTM.

Making lists of tasks to accomplish--and accomplish in the *proper order*--is RTM's entire raison d'etre. Frankly, I'm stunned that RTM doesn't already have this functionality. I figured it would have been in the app's very first iteration.

Other than that, I love the product! Thanks!

Posted 6 years ago

nathanpeterson says:

Agreed. It's really difficult to organize your day when your tasks are in a different order than the order you need to do them. And only 3 priorities isn't enough to arrange them. Drag and drop is a pretty standard feature in a lot of online software right now.

Posted 6 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

I think sorting-by-tag would be a freat way to automate most of the benefits people are seeking from drag-and-drop.

Additionally, there are four priority levels, not three.

Posted 6 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

That's great, not freat. I miss Firefox at work.

Posted 6 years ago

jdonnici says:

I'd like to register another vote for drag-and-drop reordering. Within a given list, the order in which I want to view/tackle things changes from time to time. Having to tinker with priority (which becomes an implicit "Sort Order") for this isn't very helpful.

I think there are lots of use cases where priority and order are both used - but separate from one another.

Posted 6 years ago

derek.conjar says:

I searched for drag-and-drop because I knew somebody must've posted about it. I'm about to add a new thread just to shed some light on it. Nozbe and Vitalist both have drag-and-drop, and it does make it much easier. I just want the option to reorder and then reorder back to how I had drag-and-dropped it, and it would be awesome.

Posted 6 years ago

jayne.vaughn says:

Yes, count me among those who think drag-and-drop is essential.

Using the priority numbers would be a hassle even with more numbers - and with only 3+none (i.e. 4) it is not workable. The priorities is workable, but not the ordering. Who only has 4 tasks to do???

And one thing may be higher priority but may need to be done after something else - I want the order to reflect the order it should be done, not necessarily the priority.

I just now signed up so I don't have more than 15 minutes invested so far. If there are better lists please post here - I plan to google Nozbe and Vitalist, thanks.

Posted 6 years ago

derek.conjar says:

@jayne.vaughn

I honestly wouldn't waste my time with Nozbe and Vitalist. They both are a lot simpler than RTM, BUT...

1) You'll have to pay $10/month or more if you have a decent number of projects.
2) Nozbe has improved, but they still have GTD dead wrong.
3) Vitalist says they are still developing, but their not. Look through their forums. Everybody's leaving.

I've tried every to-do list and GTD tool that is compatible with the iPhone, and nothing comes close to RTM. I just signed up as a pro member yesterday, and I definitely don't regret it.

If you use GTD like me, other web apps like Nozbe and Vitalist make it much easier to get the system up and running. But RTM is much better in the long run.

Posted 6 years ago

wernst Pro says:

Geez, 9 priorities?! Awesome!

That's a great idea, and I would think it wouldn't take that much effort to code either.

Posted 6 years ago

nalts says:

@derek.conjar

I'm evaluating several GTD systems. Please explain how Nozbe doesn't understand GTD and how that may effect me.

TIA

Posted 6 years ago

dannielo says:

For implementing GTD you might try out this web-based application:

http://www.gtdagenda.com

You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
A mobile version is available too.

Posted 6 years ago

wesley4 says:

+1 for drag and drop reordering. . . also a faster way to mark a task as complete (faster even than using the (c) shortcut that comes with a Greasemonkey script).

Posted 6 years ago

gorn says:

I vote for reordering the tasks bz drag-drop.

Posted 6 years ago

lazarb says:

Drag and drop is an optimal, proven method for ordering a list manually. It works well for initial sorting as well as inserting into an ordered list. (For initial sorting, one simply builds an ordered list incrementally, one entry at a time.) The keyboard analogs would be move-task-up and move-task-down.

Using numbers -- priorities or otherwise -- for ordering requires successive mental scans (find #1, then #2, etc.), and/or changing existing priorities to squeeze in each new task; not to mention the indefinite number of "priorities" required.

I look forward to this important feature.

Posted 6 years ago

minusfive says:

Drag 'n Drop! Drag 'n Drop! Drag 'n Drop!

Here's another thread about this same issue: http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/1582/

COME ON RTM TEAM, GET ON IT!

Posted 6 years ago

ian.hovander says:

Drag and Drop please!

+1

Posted 6 years ago

smanleyjr says:

I agree please add the drag and drop reordering feature it would make this tool very useful.

Posted 6 years ago

mike.hyde says:

Why is RTM not getting this? It feels like Apple doggedly refusing to implement Copy and Paste on the iphone.

Come on guys - this is so clearly a good idea. I checked RTM a year ago, and then didn't adopt it when I discovered that there was no reordering. Every now and again I check back, assuming that it will be implemented by now. The forums are always full of people requesting it, but still nothing? For me, lack of this single feature is a dealbreaker.

Posted 6 years ago

masterzap says:

I have to add my +1000 for this!

The lack of arbitrary reordering is having me this >< close to ditching RTM. It's a pity, because it has every other feature I want. But with arbitrary re-ordering (for things like a grocery list, so it matches the order the things are in the shop) would be a requirement.

*IDEALLY*, one would have a mobile client with a much simpler "check to complete" workflow than now (again, think grocery store). You want to check what's done, and it should just go away immediately, no confirmation dialogs or anything (AJAX). You can always "uncomplete" later, so why all the questions??

Posted 5 years ago

abjones1 says:

I am in violent agreement on this topic...drag and drop reordering for lists is probably the most important feature that is missing from RTM.

I am not above a quid pro quo...
If there's ad hoc ord'ring, I'll go "Pro"

Posted 5 years ago

vjcamarena says:

this would really improve my user experience.
+1

Posted 5 years ago

david.esposito1 says:

omg, i just posted a topic for this a second ago, Prioritizing on the move add one more vote as well.

Posted 5 years ago

tom.glover says:

This is one of THE most important remaining features. If it could be implemented as per the Basecamp/Backpack method it would be fantastic.

Can someone from RTM please at least acknowledge this recurring request from many users and a make a wonderful product even better.

Posted 5 years ago

amswitzer says:

I also vote for for this feature. I am attempting to implement GTD using RTM and the ability to drag and drop actions under various projects would make planning so much easier. This just seems like a no-brainer. I cannot understand why RTM can have so many advanced feature and not this one! PLEASE IMPLEMENT DRAG AND DROP SORTING.

Posted 5 years ago

jgbrenner says:

Please add this crucial feature. Drag and drop among lists would be great too, but drag-and-drop custom reordering is indispensable for smooth prioritization

Posted 5 years ago

golovlev says:

+1 for drag-n-drop.

Posted 5 years ago

simpig says:

yes, +1 another one for drag and drop ordering - in addition to the priority setting (as mentioned, something important may just not make it on my today's to-do list).

but also suggest showing the items in a numbered list so that when I add an item by email from my phone, I can use a field to indicated approximately where in the list it should appear (ie. I know I have a list of about 20 items, so when I send myself an email with a new item I can indicate that it should be around 7 on my list, then can use drag/drop next time i am online to refine actual placement).

Posted 5 years ago

mahinirb says:

+1 on any drag-and-drop improvements.

hell, +1 on ANY improvements.

Posted 5 years ago

tonio3000 says:

Count my vote for drag n drop too.

I used to be on Vitalist and it's one of the features I really miss.

Posted 5 years ago

duneplanet says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

kostya.lyakh says:

One more vote for Drag'n'Drop.

Posted 5 years ago

rastabob says:

dito!

Posted 5 years ago

hectorarturoazuz says:

View the new Netvibes drag & drop function on Netvibes.com

Posted 5 years ago

abbiekressner says:

Reordering would DEFINITELY BE A NICE FEATURE!!

Posted 5 years ago

david.esposito1 says:

Another feature lacking that has caused me to ditch RTM.

It's too ridgid curently without such a function.

sides I know Rtm developers are worried about introducing new features that help some but bother others, if any thing such a feature would not bother those that don't use it and would help those that use it so much.
Please add it, it would make remember the milk much more flexible and inviting to many current and future users.

So a ++++1

Posted 5 years ago

peteralexisthompson says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

roelvanlanen says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

diana.williams says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

spacebear Pro says:

+1

Being able to reorder lists would be awesome.

Posted 5 years ago

krissy Pro says:

Thanks for your suggestions everyone. I know that this is definitely on the list for the developers to have a look at. If I get more information about possible implementation I will pass it on.

Posted 5 years ago

marmarou says:

krissy, seems to me this should be at the top of your list, but perhaps you added it to the list later, and could not reorder it?

Posted 5 years ago

vaughan.rouesnel says:

lol

+1

Posted 5 years ago

psquire says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

gmonty Pro says:

I started using RTM for personal use now I use it also for work tasks. Thing is the priority thing works to some extent but what I really need is manual drag and drop reordering so I can line up an exact order of what I want to tackle for any day and at any moment be able to move a task to the top of the list of they suddenly become critical etc. I presumed this was a no-brainer to add to RTM and am a little shocked it's never happened. I truly fair to see a downside. I have been recently tempted to drop RTM for things because it has the reordering feature but I am hanging in for now.

Posted 5 years ago

spw3336 says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

jamesbishop says:

+1 This is a really big shortcoming - the only thing I don't like about RTM is this.

Posted 5 years ago

acyment says:

mmm, not going to use RTM until it has this feature...:o(

Posted 5 years ago

stelefebvre says:

ido.
Drag'n drop please

Posted 5 years ago

veevandyke Pro says:

+1 for drag and drop reordering.

Posted 5 years ago

cdhsman says:

Not sure what all the fuss is about. I sort my "Due by Today" list by priority, and RTM automatically sorts by due date within a given priority. So I just set the due time to sort things in the order I want them.

I guess I could think up a scenario where this didn't work, or perhaps I just haven't been using RTM long enough to have discovered this need. I'm not opposed to it, just don't have the need.

Posted 5 years ago

toomuchsakeman says:

The one think I really liked about Outlook [shudder] was the drag-and-drop for categories/tags and due dates.

Posted 5 years ago

kevin_jim says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

silentseas says:

I'm using an RTM list to organize books that I want to read, so I can look for them at the used book store. Being able to keep them in alphabetical order is crucial, so I have each item ("task") start with the author's last name. Drag and drop would help a TON with this!

Posted 5 years ago

jcheney says:

+1 for drag-n-drop please

Posted 5 years ago

finansvalp says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

pjansen says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

pjohnst says:

Just switching to RTM (from the simple, elegant Todoist) primarily because of the iPhone client... While RTM is great, the features I'm immediately missing is Drag-and-Drop Reordering. Implement ASAP! (people have been asking since '07!)

Posted 5 years ago

bunchbob says:

love drag and drop. with web 2.0 should be attainable. We would LOVE this RTM

Posted 5 years ago

became.dark says:

+1. I just started using RTM, and it's fantastic, but I'm seriously hurting for drag-and-drop list ordering. At this point, I'm considering switching to another task management system, solely because drag-and-drop is so important to me. Please, please, RTM, do this, and do it soon.

Posted 5 years ago

amoslemi says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

vasella says:

+1 for drag and drop reordering

Posted 5 years ago

cellosubmarine says:

+1

Also, excellent job marmarou. Heh.

Posted 5 years ago

moheybee Pro says:

Adding another vote for this. Been using Remember the Milk for a couple years now and this is the *one* feature I've always wished it had.

Posted 4 years ago

cheezepie says:

+1 - Even if it's only done on the iPhone app, I'd love to be able to reorder tasks within each priority level

Posted 4 years ago

hum3 says:

i would like to see drag and drop. just switched form Nozbe and I miss it

Posted 4 years ago

pjansen says:

RTM is a great product but I think it really needs drag and drop reordering to be complete. Google tasks has drag and drop and it really makes task ordering a lot more powerful. In reality our priorities are constantly changing and to keep a comprehensive tasks list we need a quick and easy way to reorder tasks and I think drag and drop is the best way to do this.

Posted 4 years ago

discoveringself says:

+1
In the mean time I have to be super creative on how do I name my tasks. Not only which characters but also how long the names are so it shows properly on my screen size.

Posted 4 years ago

mahbub.majumder says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

jonathanjones says:

+1 -- it's the one feature I think is truly missing... it would make the whole experience so much better!

Posted 4 years ago

whobot Pro says:

I'm a huge fan of RTM but I agree that drag and drop is a must-have feature.
+1

Posted 4 years ago

ashley.cottle says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

noopyks says:

A reordering Drap'n'Drop would make remember the milk perfect.

Posted 4 years ago

gonnafly says:

+1 wish i had known before I upgraded to Pro

Posted 4 years ago

wyliej says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

haydend says:

This is amazingly important and would benefit many users greatly. I often desire to drag and drop tasks within a day to more easily sort them in the order that they should be completed. Simply using priority to accomplish this is very arbitrary. Some times a set of tasks simply has an order that tasks need to be done in. Simply using priorities or tags to accomplish this seems less intuitive than being able to just drag and drop tasks to arrange them.

I was actually about to post something to suggest this. I believe the best way to implement this would be to have a "manual" in the "sort by" drop down that stored previous manual sorts combining them with the current active sort method.

Please RTM devs. THIS IS A MUST.

Posted 4 years ago

jnbixler Pro says:

I'll throw my +1 on the pile, I was surprised this wasn't already implemented.

Posted 4 years ago

mpashton says:

Personally, I'm not fanatic about drag-and-drop -- almost any kind of inbuilt way to represent ordering would be better than just writing numbers at the front of the task name. But drag-and-drop would be very nice.

I don't know that drag-and-drop would be sufficient, though. Think of dragging an item from the bottom to the top of a very long list. I think a set of reordering commands or keyboard equivalents would be called for there.

Posted 4 years ago

rauros Pro says:

+1

Admittedly, the technical details are intimidating - It would probably have to take the form of some kind of before or after, and then punt if the order was opposite in different lists.

Posted 4 years ago

joel.brenner says:

Please please please - drag and drop! Thanks!

Posted 4 years ago

sc0ttkclark says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

thegoodreporter says:

Drag and Drop reordering of tasks and sub-tasks are woefully lacking from Remember The Milk. I have been a long time RTM user, and became a pro account holder as soon as that was an option, but not having these features has me eying Google's tasks. Please add these to RTM as your service is superior in every other way.

Posted 4 years ago

jdawgzim says:

+1
Currently the only reason I use Google Tasks more is for the drag and drop. Please implement user order!

Posted 4 years ago

mehmet says:

i really need drag and drop feature

Posted 4 years ago

simonjhamp says:

+1 for this one! Obviously would require that items are ordered by this index by default rather than alphabetically

Posted 4 years ago

dennishull says:

+1 not having drag & drop reordering is the only thing keeping RTM from perfection in my opinion

Posted 4 years ago

irama says:

+1 Yes please

Posted 4 years ago

edubaldan Pro says:

+1 Drag & Drop would make RTM even better!

Posted 4 years ago

sdt78 says:

+1 Its the most missing feature!

Posted 4 years ago

tatiana.colli says:

+1 the lack of this feature has caused me to look elsewhere too

Posted 4 years ago

timkor says:

+1 again... drag and drop would be most excellent.

Posted 3 years ago

russ.jackson says:

I wish this would gain traction - I really like this ability in Todoist - it's actually the main reason I moved over. But in todoist, it's a little clunky, and it could certainly be done better.

Now that I have an android phone and want to sync, I think RTM has better apps available. But being able to reorder tasks would be huge!

Posted 3 years ago

mathieu.bertrand says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

konrad.argasinski says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

mpolkowski says:

+1 Most needed feature.

Posted 3 years ago

bl4444 says:

+1... I was this close to going pro until I realized I was stuck with whatever order I happened to enter items into the list.

This is productivity software. I have more productive things to be doing than trying to figure out inventive ways to force my to-do list into a clear and obvious order of attack.

A system like this needs to be flexible, adaptable, and responsive. It's supposed to help me get my chores done, not become a chore in and of itself.

Fix it.

Posted 3 years ago

xxdesmus Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

williamsmith says:

+1!

Posted 3 years ago

fclaros says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

fclaros says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

calvingray says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

aefox Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

karolt Pro says:

+1
still...

Posted 3 years ago

dwayneaneckles says:

+1 for drag and drop reordering. Management team for remember the milk are you listening? *considers loooking at alternatives*

Posted 3 years ago

rwl4 says:

+1. This is a no brainer that every task app I've ever used had. I write software and being able to outline my tasks for the day is huge and not having this feature this makes RTM not work for me.

Posted 3 years ago

jonatumd says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

amirmasoudabdol says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

simon.johnstone says:

Please Pleas Please

Posted 3 years ago

simon.johnstone says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

belipman says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

tondeaf says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

mandrade says:

Drag and drop reordering of tasks is the feature most clearly lacking from RTM. It's an absolute priority to enhance the system. I suggest that the button "Sort By" on the top of the lists should include a fourth option, something like "Manual Ordering" or "Manual Sorting", to enable the drag and drop function.

Posted 3 years ago

manveru Pro says:

I don't know what I think of this exactly, but the last comment made my mandrake makes me think a little better of this. If you could choose to sort manually, then drag and drop would be a great feature, but I also like sorting by due date or priority. But some people here are right, sometimes you want them ordered not by priority, but in what order you are going to work on the tasks today.

So I'm voting for this one with the requirement that it not interfere with other sorting methods, but be done by manual sort.

Posted 3 years ago

vrooke says:

I'm with mandrade on this one - ability to specify manual sorting, then drag to reorder.

Would lend itself well to standard iPhone interface, also.

Posted 3 years ago

mehtaj Pro says:

+1

although drag and drop would be easiest, simply the ability to rearrange tasks other than by name/priority/due date would be great

Posted 3 years ago

rjdoherty says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

diddigol says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

greg.huels says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

boyd983 Pro says:

This has been my number one complaint with RTM. My day constantly changes and I rearrange where I am going to go next or what I am going to do. I tried renaming my tasks to do this but it sucked. I keep looking at other programs or apps to see if I want to make a switch but do love RTM. I would even be okay with it if you had to have some tasks in a special smartlist to be able to use this feature on them.
Please add a manual sort order to lists.

Posted 3 years ago

admirau Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

offspring2099 says:

+1 This is essential.

Posted 3 years ago

atunesmith Pro says:

Not like there isn't enough input - but I like the D&D reordering too. One other thought on "processing the inbox to zero". Instead of the "more actions" drop down list to assign an inbox task to a list, you should be able to simply drag the inbox item onto one of the lists shown at the left of the screen. (or anywhere close on the page). Many get 100+ emails/day in a corporate environment so a simple D&D for any processing step saves considerable time. I know RTM is listening and they referred me to this thread. Hope they implement soon, because when you type like you are using your elbows as I do, the simpler/the better.

Posted 3 years ago

lindajeanne says:

Drag-and-drop re-ordering is very useful when the planned order of task completion is likely to change during the day --

-- much easier than trying to "fudge" the order by futzing around re-setting priorities and/or tags to make them match work-order as others have suggested. (As has been mentioned, one doesn't always have the luxury of working on things in exact priority order). Manual ordering with a drag-and-drop option would be a welcome addtion.

Posted 3 years ago

meezcore says:

A visual overview where I can re-order my tasks as I see fit, is something I would like.

Posted 3 years ago

xtoq Pro says:

I agree that drag and drop is great, but when there are Greasemonkey scripts and addons that do it for you, I don't think that RTM needs to add the feature at the present time. I prefer A Bit Better RTM, which enhances RTM in the following ways:
- display list tabs to the left
- drag-and-drop list re-ordering
- drag-and-drop move tasks between lists
- display tasks count
- resizable task list
- hide useless lists (available through Settings -> Lists)
- unique URL for lists and tasks
- configurations section is on the Remember the Milk Settings
page, under the A Bit Better RTM tab

A Bit Better RTM for FF: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/a-bit-better-rtm/
A Bit Better RTM for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/glcdefibajbglmeelclffdbakgjjjopc
A Bit Better RTM for Greasemonkey: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/32518

You can also search for Remember the Milk at userscripts.org and find other helpful bits of code that make it that much better.

Posted 3 years ago

amin.sushant Pro says:

+1 for drag-n-drop - sometimes the order of small tasks is required due to dependencies between them. Ive been setting times for each just to get them in order, but doing that sucks.

Posted 3 years ago

wmosher says:

+100
Looks like a great tool that I'm very interested in using. Unfortunately I can't until this kind of option is available.

Posted 3 years ago

edanm says:

Drag and drop reordering is definitely an important feature.
+1 :)

Posted 3 years ago

deverard Pro says:

Constantly find myself reaching for pen and paper to reorder my task list due to poor handling of this in RTM, please can we see this feature soon? Until then, looking into todoist as an alternative...

Posted 3 years ago

karmayogin says:

+1
Please please please implement this!! (drag-n-drop reordering of tasks)

Posted 3 years ago

stevearends says:

Just started using this morning. Since there is NO manual reordering of tasks I am ditching RTM. So sad, looked good, but this is a key feature

Posted 3 years ago

asnih Pro says:

I am a new Pro user of RTM.

I also vote for drag and drop feature (reordering) in the next update of RTM. It is much easier than setting priorities. Overall, RTM is a great software. Keep up the good work and do seriously consider drag and drop.

Posted 3 years ago

dannyking says:

+1 This is really important for me

Posted 3 years ago

jaywiese Pro says:

+1 million- this is the single most important missing feature for me!

Posted 3 years ago

bernie.blakeney says:

+1. I won't be using RTM without it.

Posted 3 years ago

tondeaf says:

+1 Leaving now.

Posted 3 years ago

kudos2011 says:

I would particularly like to see this feature added to the iPad RTM app. The current priority options are of limited use and particularly time consuming for regular users of the iPad app (and likely on other platforms too).

Drag and drop reordering is essential. It would have to be my number one feature request. I've been dying to submit this feature for several months but only got around to it now. So glad to see so many others have the same issue.

Posted 3 years ago

mkgold says:

Please, please, please implement this as soon as possible.

Posted 3 years ago

srinigops says:

yes .. I would love to see this feature of RTM. Do make it possible. :)

Posted 3 years ago

tstrickland14 says:

+2 Please add drag and drop reordering. This app has a lot of plusses, but trying to prioritize the day is a hassle with a long list.

Posted 3 years ago

miriamdbk says:

+1. I've kinda been going crazy without the ability to manually drag and drop sort. It's why I don't have a pro membership,and why I am not using RTM For most of my tasks. PLEEEEEAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSE add this essential feature!!

Posted 3 years ago

ehead says:

One more yes vote!

Posted 2 years ago

di_su93 says:

+1! really needs it

Posted 2 years ago

attorneymn says:

+1! I'm thinking about leaving RTM because this essential function is missing. Please add this.

Posted 2 years ago

ahmedbm says:

+1 would love this! :)

Posted 2 years ago

keith.graham Pro says:

+1 Drag and drop is essential. I am surprised that it wasn't in the initial design.

Posted 2 years ago

henkjanborghuis says:

Also really in favor of drag and drop.

2 days max development time, so let's do this.

Posted 2 years ago

waireka says:

+1 would make RTM even better

Posted 2 years ago

vamshikk Pro says:

I don't agree with the analysis here. Drag and drop unnecessarily complicates things...creates a way to waste more time.

For me, I just categorize my tasks into 4 blocks/priorities - 1, 2, 3, 0 - based on priorities. Pretty simple :)

Posted 2 years ago

alan.james.wright says:

+1. Drag and drop is what is most missing from RtM. I am also considering leaving unless this feature can be added, as i really need it to help structure tasks into ordered lists quickly.

Posted 2 years ago

uramsing says:

In terms of design towards the factual/emotionally pleasing order, I suggest ... a view, not a new list. Like a set of glasses I can superimpose on any other list, modifying whatever order that list already lives by. If there is a sort order, it should be shown; if not the list stays as-is.

Posted 2 years ago

asnih Pro says:

I am still waiting for the "drag and drop reordering" feature. In the recent RTM upgrade, this feature was not included despite request by many existing users.

Can the Developer seriously consider this request instead of advising users to put up a wish list. Based on the number of users voted, this is a REQUIRED feature as it makes the software more user friendly in task management.


Posted 2 years ago

amardip.sekhon says:

+1. I'm a new user coming from Google tasks and this was one of the things that I loved about Google tasks. They also have a very simplistic interface but they allow you to sort by "My order". I would love to see that here.

Posted 2 years ago

shekala Pro says:

This is truly a must have feature, and basic to all other task programs I am aware of. This was first requested over 3 years ago, and with so much support behind it, would sure be nice to see it happen.

Posted 2 years ago

awan says:

I would love to see drag and re-order feature for each list and smart list. I like the fact that RTM is fast on web and iOS and would like to see this feature.

Posted 2 years ago

girlwhopanics says:

Really RTM? Four years?! I'm a recent convert, and I NEED to be able to reorder my tasks, I'm 160 tasks in, wasting minutes searching for what is to be done next! I was ready to go pro for the year until I discovered this fatal flaw. And in the four years users have been clamoring, there's not even a hint of adding this? Yikes.

Posted 2 years ago

girlwhopanics says:

So +1

Posted 2 years ago

celikcan says:

How has this been not implemented in 4 years??? It's so necessary. We need to be able to reorder tasks and more importantly the lists as we like via drag-n-drop! Come on RTM!!

Posted 2 years ago

j.starke Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

superdidounet says:

Yes ! Me too !!!

Posted 2 years ago

delta.echo says:

I'd consider upgrading to Pro for Drag & Drop Reordering - am looking at other such options at the moment - would hate to have to leave RTM - but this is SOOO overdue

Posted 2 years ago

fmahnke says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

vivekgpt25 says:

new user, i love RTM, but drag and drop is a necessary improvmenet, +2!

Posted 2 years ago

raiko Pro says:

I take the same view as delta.echo!

Posted 2 years ago

darrenjknight says:

I'm just trying RTM out (I normally use Gqueues) and I'm so surprised you don't have this feature already!!

Posted 2 years ago

sn3akyp3t3 Pro says:

I wanted to do this, but found it didn't work so looked up feature request and here it is! Really sought after feature from the looks of it! Got my vote!

Posted 2 years ago

graham.poulter Pro says:

Be careful what you wish for. I think a lot of people will end up spending time re-ordering tasks instead of doing one. I don't think its just me.

Posted 2 years ago

rickdmax says:

Would like to see this, too!

Posted 2 years ago

merovin13 says:

Please! I am numbering my daily tasks now, to get them in the right order. If I add one I have to renumber them. Manual reordering would be a HUGE time saver.

Posted 2 years ago

akinuu says:

+ 1 for this. I handle 6+ lists on hourly bases and currently can't do that with RTM due to this lack.

Posted 2 years ago

ing.sim says:

Drag and drop tasks will be a great innovation

Posted 2 years ago

viewer says:

I also echo delta.echo's sentiments.

Posted 2 years ago

zamboni says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

martin.bichsel says:

I would very much appreciate a way to define my personal ordering by just moving tasks up and down by drag and drop without having to set priorities. I have got used to this way of interaction at Basecamp and it is really intuitive and powerful.

I usually have a good feeling that task A is more urgent than task B and that task B is more urgent than task C. Assigning priorities 1,2, and 3 is too rigid, however. If a new task D comes in that is more urgent than task A or a customer asks me to increase the priority of task C, I have to fiddle around with the priorities of several tasks. Assigning dates also doesn't solve the problem because I often don't know exactly how long a task will take and because I would like to reserve the date information for real due dates. I have a strong feeling that many users would prefer a simple manual sorting to assigning priorities.

Posted 2 years ago

anton.im says:

Priorities for me are something flexible too. I'd prefer having a cool-to-hot slider rather than rigid numbers. It's the same as having variator rather than a manual gearbox.

So I think drag-n-drop will be very easy to implement along with such thing.

Posted 2 years ago

normahayes says:

drag& drop YES -- PLEASE -- SOON!!!

Posted 2 years ago

rishikeshkankal says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

jmshrrsn says:

Ordering is important. I vote for drag and drop SOON please.

I have GTD project lists but the tasks they contain are from a brainstorm, created at random, not in any order or with any priority.

Some of my project lists have 10+ tasks, so even number 001, 002, 003 etc doesn't work because 010 and 011 etc appear before 001!!

Just fixing that would help, so I can sort according to task name and have my tasks in some semblance of logical order.

I don't want to waste my time looking through tasks trying to find what should be my next action.

BTW - this thread has been going on for four years - if you don't plan to ever implement a drag and drop feature, just tell us...

Otherwise we might have to look elsewhere, which would be a shame cause RTM rocks!

Posted 2 years ago

felibb says:

What, still no manual sort? Since 2007? I suppose it'll never happen then. +1 though.

Posted 2 years ago

queegvard says:

However futile it may be, +1

I love RTM, but I really need to be able to reorder all the tasks how I see fit. That's the feature that is keeping me searching elsewhere instead of buying here

Posted 2 years ago

jpinella says:

One more vote for drag and drop reordering. I would buy RTM if it had this feature.

Posted 2 years ago

markus.jung says:

+2 :-)

Posted 2 years ago

rader5 says:

+62.32

Posted 2 years ago

beth.rein Pro says:

Drag and drop would be awesome! One of the biggest things I use RTM for is grocery shopping. It would be so nice to be able to drag and drop my grocery items in the order that they are in the store. I currently do this by putting an aisle number in front of each item so problem is solved, however, drag and drop would make life even easier!

Posted 2 years ago

rynooo Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

rgphilpott Pro says:

Yes, please implement this (or tell us why it's not possible, given that this post has been going for so long).

Actually, although drag-drop would be the nicest way of doing it, the pressing need is for some way to explicitly order tasks -- if that has to be by numbering or adding additional priorities, then that would be better than nothing ...

Posted 2 years ago

paul.oaten says:

I really need to be able to build an ordered list and keep that list as a 'master'. I then would need to make a copy of that list and check off the tasks as I complete them.

I'm a web designer, so I'm thinking that I can build and maintain a master list of tasks that need to be done pre-launch, then copy that list for each project that I work on. see what I mean?

Posted 2 years ago

brent.peters Pro says:

+1, this needs to happen

Posted 2 years ago

kenethom says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

houstonitzen Pro says:

+1. I frequently have a considerable number of things on a weekend to-do list and I'd like to order them (and be able to reorder easily)

Posted 2 years ago

9thbit says:

My lists have gotten so long it is hard to see what I need to get done first. Drag and drop re-ordering is a badly needed feature.

Posted 2 years ago

dgreenhbs99 says:

ANY way to prioritize an undifferentiated list of 400+ tasks -- without requiring us to type prefixes to task descriptions and use the "sort" feature, and without diluting and polluting the tag cloud -- would be extremely helpful. There has to be a very simple way to reorder tasks on a daily basis, through drag and drop, numbering, something....anything. Please.

Posted 2 years ago

patrick.enlow says:

I agree with dgreenhbs99 +1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 :)

Posted 2 years ago

draco Pro says:

I miss only two features in RTM. This is absolute top priority.
And it is not adding any unusual complexity on user side.

Please make it reality!

Posted 2 years ago

nickleics Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

orbitermann says:

Need this! +1

Posted 2 years ago

relevart Pro says:

This is absolutaly imporntant, and if you implement this, priorites can simply be forgotten :)

Posted 2 years ago

indiggio says:

+1 for this feature!

Posted 2 years ago

sophie.campagne Pro says:

I'm a daily (hourly?) user of RTM and have been a user for years. It is my most used app/site on the iPhone, iPad and Mac and I love it. It pains me, however, that this request to reorder tasks by dragging and dropping was raised 4 years ago and has still not been addressed. I spend an inordinate amount of time each day numbering tasks so that they appear in the order in which I want to complete them in the day. Try updating a list that way. Way. Too. Many. Clicks. Please RTM, make this change. At 198 replies to this thread, clearly, your users are asking for you to address this need.

Posted 2 years ago

dbosom says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

willypietersz says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

aplex Pro says:

+1, I would like to see at least being able to "sort within priorities" so that if I have a list set to sort by priority, then I can define what the "most important" item is by ranking them in order within a priority. This will allow me to work through the highest priority items in the correct order when you have more than one high priority item.

Posted 2 years ago

xxvii.x says:

Just came back after a few years to see if this was implemented yet. Nope. Sigh. This is the one nice thing about Google Tasks.

Posted 2 years ago

david_spirito says:

WHY IS THIS NOT DONE YET?!?!?!? GET MY ANGRY EYES! seriously, please :)

Posted 2 years ago

michael.popovici says:

Bump! +1

Posted 2 years ago

meimadim says:

+1. RTM doesn't work for me if I can´t control the order inside each priority, depending on what I want to do first.........

Posted 2 years ago

iggyslap says:

Please make this happen, i think this is biggest feature that is missing!
Thanks!

Posted 2 years ago

jrentergent Pro says:

yes please!

Posted 2 years ago

ebnar says:

+1 million

Posted 2 years ago

meghanclare says:

Wow. Three years and nothing.

This would indeed be way faster and less time-consuming than, as some have suggested, assigning a time to the due date so tasks order themselves by date. If something becomes more important, you have to go in and change all the times. Boo!

If this hasn't been done because RTM is afraid of "angering" some customers I'd love to read the argument against drag n drop. If you don't want to use it, don't.

Posted 2 years ago

matmalone Pro says:

+1

I love RTM but there are some lists that need precise ordering. So those lists live in Trello now.

Posted 2 years ago

michael.vorburger says:

+1... please? ;)

Posted 2 years ago

sigurhel says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

phil.imposter says:

Agreed. Drag to reorder tasks PLEASE

Posted 1 year ago

duncwork says:

I was a Pro user of RTM and sadly moved my daily stuff to google tasks because of two simple differences that are much faster to use : they are sub-tasks and manual ordering. I still use Gtasks as a main tool because of this. I have RTM for slow project-based lists and will only return to full use if these two things are brought in. As you are announcing a new wave of development, I hope you will look at gtasks and consider why something so simple, compared to RTM, is in fact easier to use. There is a free mobile app which helps, but I would go Pro again if the functionality was at least matched. good luck with the changes.

Posted 1 year ago

hamocamo says:

yes

Posted 1 year ago

timestride says:

+1!

Posted 1 year ago

candera Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

lillgu Pro says:

+1!

Please, please, pretty please!! We've waited patiently. (This post was started five years ago!)

Posted 1 year ago

mr.louis Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

winhamwr says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

iamscottiew Pro says:

Would love to be able to drag and drop tasks in both the web client, as well as mobile. In mobile, too many steps are required to postpone a task one or more days and I'd love the option of just dragging a task to a new date.

Posted 1 year ago

jon.r.rose Pro says:

I just submitted a new idea for this very same functionality. Moving tasks up and down in a list is surprisingly not available. As iamscottiew mentioned, this feature would be great to have on both the web and mobile platform.

Posted 1 year ago

dean.jerkovich says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

gregre07 says:

+2

Posted 1 year ago

stuart.collins says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

mb595x says:

Drag & Drop is on the very top of my list for features I would like to see implemented. The current priority system is excellent, but I would like to be able to rearrange my "no-priority" tasks.
+1

Posted 1 year ago

bigmikestudios Pro says:

Me too! I love this app like crazy - but not being able to order list is a real drag. Infinite priorities would be a fine stop-gap, but drag and drop is what I really want.

+1!

Posted 1 year ago

papzadsl Pro says:

Voted, +1.

Posted 1 year ago

alextsr says:

That would be something really good to have.
Manually sorting tasks helps reviewing a list and also kind of replaces dependencies too.

Posted 1 year ago

ldeviveiros says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

muliady.hartono says:

The manual re-order should stay the same until the user manually reorder it again. The manual re-order should apply to both "Lists", sub-list (a separate requested feature), "Tasks", and sub-tasks (another separate requested feature). In the task view, there should be a new "Sort by" "Order" in addition to the current ones i.e. "Priority", "Due Date", "Task Name".

Posted 1 year ago

galeksic says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

nampp says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

alfred74new says:

I have to say that I think it would be a great addition to the system.

Posted 1 year ago

kevin.mar says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

envoy510 Pro says:

+1

This is an essential feature. Right now, the only way to do it is an incredible hack: sort by name and prefix each task with a letter (AA, AB, AC, B, CA, CB, D, ...). I use double letters so I can more easily insert tasks at the end of a logical unit.

Posted 1 year ago

imjwalsh Pro says:

I agree. I just assumed I would be able to order my lists around in a seemingly arbitrary way. To me this is actually a feature very much at the core of the service. Remember the Milk implies that you would be creating shopping lists with it. For me I brain dump all the items that I need at the store, (sometimes over a few days) and then before I actually go shopping I move the items around in the order I’ll find them in the store.

Personally I like the Netflix interface for ordering. There is a move to top button, you can number the list, and you can also drag and drop items to reorder. If you change a number of an item the list will automatically get renumbered for you so you do not have to worry about renumbering the entire list manually.

I agree with some other posting that this should just be another way of sorting a list. You can sort by user order (this numbered/drag-drop method), dates, priority, and name. Ideally I would like to be able to apply multiple sort criteria (1st sort by priority, then within priority 1, allow me to move items up and down).

Posted 1 year ago

rraider95 Pro says:

Please implement! I would pay for a super deluxe pro version if this feature was in it.

Posted 1 year ago

jeff.bellune says:

+1 from me.
It is an essential way to sort Smart Lists!

Posted 1 year ago

scottishharry says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

nicolascarre Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

lotstodo Pro says:

I agree. Drag & drop would be great. Each day I'd like to quickly put my top 15 tasks in the order in which I would like to complete them. Right now I use the dates from the prior month to order things. It is September now, but I make my first task due August 1, my second task August 2, etc. It is cumbersome, but I have not found anything that works better for me yet.

Posted 1 year ago

ubaldo.passamonti says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

rainer.geesken Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

agr.prashant Pro says:

+1

Posted 12 months ago

gegillo Pro says:

+1

Posted 11 months ago

edzf says:

+1

Posted 10 months ago

coopznz Pro says:

+1

Posted 10 months ago

griffits says:

+1 for me too please. It's the thing I most need from a to do.

Posted 10 months ago

aster69 says:

+1
Cannot agree more.

Posted 10 months ago

wojciechowskir Pro says:

+1
Plus it would be great to be able to plan your tasks that way. See tasks without due date and be able to drag them to a specific date area.

Posted 9 months ago

amamas says:

+1
And I would switch immediately to the pro version.
... and let's start with the iPad support first :-)

Posted 8 months ago

rozziecole Pro says:

The underlying issue is that the tasks within a priority level HAVE an order that the user can control. Drag and drop would be great of course but the fundamental issue is that there be some way to set an order. The time management discipline I learned 20 years ago is based on the concept of putting your tasks in priority order. RTM leans too heavily on assigning dates. Some people work that way, but a lot of us don't. If I don't get it done today, the priority ranking should remain the same tomorrow.

Posted 8 months ago

bomdemais says:

+a billion

Posted 7 months ago

nicki.dennis Pro says:

and me - drag and drop to reorder in todays list....surely you have enough votes by now?

Posted 7 months ago

bebrown99 Pro says:

+1
This must be done.

Posted 7 months ago

nicolascarre Pro says:

+1
I can eft RTM for another tool to get this feature.

Posted 5 months ago

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