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Sort by date added

milhose96 says:

I would love to be able to sort my tasks on any given list by the date I originally added it. This way I could easily see which tasks I am putting off, because they would be at the top of my lists. I have found that I like to not use priorities and due dates when not necessary, but with that being said my lists feel fairly unorganized. My favorite feature of a paper-based task list is just that; if I have something not completed above a ton of completed tasks, I know that I am putting it off and that I should be either focusing on it, or reconsidering if I need to do it at all.

Posted at 2:35am on February 16, 2009

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ken.weirman says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

boujebba says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

joellybaby says:

+1
Absolutely!!

Posted 5 years ago

dave.pearce says:

I agree 100%. If you were able to sort by date added, it would be my preferred sorting for all my lists. Please :) Please :)

Posted 4 years ago

achao says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

lewen7er9 says:

I'm surprised this isn't already a feature.

+1

Posted 4 years ago

jyaruss says:

Yes, please.

Posted 4 years ago

kammersgaard Pro says:

me too :-)

Posted 4 years ago

kevin_xk says:

me too

Posted 4 years ago

leah.shalomPower Poster says:

I think that you can do this by adding addedBefore:today (or whichever day you want) to the search box. You will then also see the date added in your task details box.

Posted 4 years ago

mariusbernard says:

Yes exactly, sorting by date/time added is necessary.

Posted 4 years ago

marcin.bogdanski says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

jasonfounts says:

Might as well tack me onto this list. I like the workaround for displaying the date added but would like this visible as well. Thanks!

Posted 4 years ago

roland.malaprade Pro says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

jacotj says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

kapilapshankar says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

chris.preen says:

+ 10 !

Posted 4 years ago

kenston says:

+1!

Posted 4 years ago

travia20 says:

Why can't we sort by date added?

Posted 4 years ago

fudzzz says:

Yep, I really can't believe these guys left out that simple sort feature. Date added would be the most useful way to sort stuff, and that would be my preferred method

Posted 4 years ago

doobie31 Pro says:

Agree completely. Our "tasks" don't really have a due date, they're all of equal priority and we just won't to take care of them sequentially and right now there's no way to do that that I can see.

Posted 4 years ago

steve23606 Pro says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

mrkrb says:

Definitely would like to see the task list by date and not alphabetically

Posted 4 years ago

ofire Pro says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

petterj says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

ekmagos says:

The added date is already stored so it seems like it is just an interface issue where the option is made available. Hopefully that can be made a priority.

Posted 4 years ago

thommeread says:

+1. A GTD must.

Posted 4 years ago

huebler says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

wfindlay says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

dbavirt Pro says:

I want better access to date added, date modified, and date completed. I know the first and last are available, since when I search for addedBefore:today or completedBefore:today the values show up in the box. I want to be able to find stale items.

Posted 4 years ago

x01509 says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

anthony.hamlet says:

+1 This one feature will make GTD work sooo much better for me!

Posted 4 years ago

philipglevy says:

yes, please!

Posted 4 years ago

guice says:

My way of getting round this is to put the date in the description and then sorting by "Task Name". Gareth

Posted 4 years ago

nocebicmeme says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

anthony.hamlet says:

I will reiterate my desire for this feature. This one feature means sooo much when I have really long lists. I don't use priorities, preferring to work off of order added.

Posted 3 years ago

kjandb says:

+1 PLEASE!!!

Posted 3 years ago

aleksi Pro says:

+1 So small and so important change! Please!

Posted 3 years ago

barden says:

I also need this badly :)

Posted 3 years ago

pauljacobson says:

This has been bugging me since I switched to RTM and I came up with a solution which doesn't look very pretty but it does work. What I have started doing is adding the date which I add the tasks to my lists to the name of the tasks in the following format:

"2010-MM-DD Name of task"

MM = month in digits (October is 10, November is 11 and so on)
DD = day in digits (01, 01, 03 and so on)

I then sort my list/s by task name and RTM uses the date to sort by date. If I sort by due date, for example, RTM sorts by due date and then by my new date added using the dates.

Posted 3 years ago

craig.broadbear says:

i need this. Im currently looking for a replacement that does this sorting by default.

Posted 3 years ago

craig.broadbear says:

i like to quickly add several tasks at a time - i dont mess around with due dates I just want a list in the same order I enter the tasks. e.g. like a text file!

Posted 3 years ago

aleksi Pro says:

Dear RTM, may you please implement it? It's a must-have feature, it's very simple and it doesn't breakes design at all!

May you _at lease_ add this date as invisible attribute to task row? This way it can be handled in "A Bit Better RTM".

Posted 3 years ago

aleksi Pro says:

addedBefore:"2 weeks of today" works, but it sucks.

Posted 3 years ago

anthony.hamlet says:

Maintaining the order of added is an essential tool to use getting things done. Being able to sort by date added will be very helpful for me to know what has been sitting on my list the longest.

Posted 3 years ago

pyrho says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

oystein_garnes says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

german.escallon says:

Yes!! Developers.. This is a basic feature that should've been there from the beginning. It resembles a paper list. Duh!!!

Posted 3 years ago

lkolny Pro says:

+1 it's a pity there was no response from RTM team on that subject :-(

Posted 3 years ago

dvanee Pro says:

This is a great suggestion. I like the sort by Due Date and Priority but I would love the option for the third level to be by Date Added. I often postpone items, or have a number with no due date or priority. Having these sorted alphabetically by task name will sometimes group tasks if I have named them similar but I would prefer these to be by date added so I can see what I have been putting off.

Posted 3 years ago

agentofchange says:

really would like this feature also!

Posted 3 years ago

pjpw says:

Come on RTM. This is a must have and as the date added is already captured just not displayed by default surely it would not be too difficult to implement.

How about some feedback here please as to whether it is even being contemplated.

Posted 3 years ago

robin.shortt says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

anthony.hamlet says:

Pretty please with sugar on top

Posted 3 years ago

jpetro says:

if you add a note it's puts a date on it, but this feature would be great.
Thanks

Posted 3 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

I think this sorting request should be merged with this one here (http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/11914/), which is (as far as I can tell) the mother of all "More sorting options, please!" thread.

Posted 3 years ago

wcitypoe says:

Adding my own voice to this as well. Please add this.

Posted 2 years ago

chante.drasdis says:

I love RTM, but we need a chronological tool. Staleness is all over!

Posted 2 years ago

henrikba Pro says:

@leah.shalom: Great tip - I have so far been relying on geeing around in the iCal export to find add date!! Phew and thanks!

@Bob: Banana from me if you get this implemented!!

Posted 2 years ago

mattrz says:

Soon after I wrote my last entry, the Android app was released so I renewed. Now let's get this sorting feature implemented, preferably before another entire year goes by!

Posted 2 years ago

mattrz says:

addedBefore:today does not sort the list by date added for me. Am I doing something wrong, or does this workaround merely give you a way of viewing a date-added-range, but no way to sort by date added?

Posted 2 years ago

freddieq Pro says:

I use a task management system called "SuperFocus". To use SuperFocus, I need to be able to list the tasks in the order that I added them. Since RTM doesn't currently let me sort by create date, I'm having to use a workaround. What I've come up with is using the due date as a makeshift create date (I use a SmartList to add tasks and the SmartList is set up to set the due date to "Today".) Of course, this means I need a workaround to handle tasks that have an actual due date. So, I use tags to flag them. This is the best workaround I've been able to come up with so far, but it means I'm having to give up a lot of valuable natural functionality to do it. I could give up this contorted mess (and I would in an instant), if it were just possible to sort lists by the create date.

Posted 2 years ago

peter.wolk says:

This thread started in February, 2009! That's three years!

I've been a pro user for some time now - the only improvement I've seen at the interface level (I like many others don't have any kind of urgent need for iPad, iPhone, Android,and on and on) was the Smart Add.

I've said before, elsewhere, that not providing regular improvement updates is a strong negative in many dimensions. Especially when we're talking about such a simple, useful, and requested, feature to implement as this. Ohne that's on the verge of mandatory for many users.

The data is there. Making it visible by default has to be easy. And I presume that adding another sort option is straightforward too. Assuming users will just continue to create awkward and unsatisfactory workarounds forever with no commitment from RTM to release requested features by a certain date is ... (fill in an appropriate word here!)

'Nuf said.

Posted 2 years ago

torborg says:

Please add this! I need it for the SuperFokus system

Posted 2 years ago

anthony.hamlet says:

I've now paid for a pro account 3 times and have been looking for this option since I joined. Peter.Wolk phrased my frustration quite well. This would help me sooo much in managing my lists.

Posted 2 years ago

jessicamiller00 says:

Yes!! Yes!! I would LOVE to be able to sort tasks by creation date. This would allow RTM to be used with the Autofocus task-managment system.

Posted 2 years ago

brett_mumaw says:

Please add me to this list.

Posted 2 years ago

mattrz says:

We're all still waiting for this??? Please please please I don't have time research some other system that lets me do this!

Posted 2 years ago

sleeve says:

Need this urgently.

Posted 2 years ago

kylir Pro says:

Come on RTM! Do SOMETHING!

Posted 2 years ago

kammersgaard Pro says:

I second Peter.Wolk, I have also been a paying user for three years and I really need this feature. You can't just keep saying that you will look into it.

Posted 2 years ago

anthony.hamlet says:

Has anyone tried syncing to Microsoft Outlook to try sorting by date in there? If it works I am wondering if it might be worth purchasing Microsoft Outlook to use the sort options there.

Posted 2 years ago

s.mackesey says:

Please, please add this feature. This must be a simple thing. Hordes of people have been calling for it for years. I signed up for pro because I love other aspects of this service, but seeing that this issue still has not been addressed is making me question the support I will receive...

Posted 2 years ago

mgercke says:

I also don't use the due-date for 80% of my tasks.
So I end up with a long list without additional information.
A "sort by date_added" would help a lot.
I my with list I would color-code the tasks when they are sorted by date_added, so that I can easily see which tasks are "critical".
But ok, that's not a must and I guess I could work with an add-on for that.
But the "sort by date_added" would help a lot!

Posted 2 years ago

afmaury says:

I would like to see this added as well.

Posted 2 years ago

tdelaet Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

gegillo Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

adoran2 Pro says:

You can get to see the data in the detail panel for individual tasks if you use a search that contains addedWithin, e.g. addedWithin:"50 years of today". Not ideal but it helps a little bit.

Posted 1 year ago

radekfris Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

kristinang says:

+1 :)

Posted 1 year ago

th91444 Pro says:

hmmmm

Posted 1 year ago

giro Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

jaywiese Pro says:

Yes please! Can't imagine this would be very difficult to implement...

Posted 1 year ago

xxjohnboy Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

xxjohnboy Pro says:

+2 actually

Posted 1 year ago

irkrps says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

omar.torres Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

alfredo.dimaunahan says:

+1. very helpful when implementing the Final Version technique in RTM

Posted 1 year ago

russ.charif says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

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