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Fastest way to enter due date

d99pli Pro says:

Is there a way to fix a quick due date on a new task. I was thinking of a way to include it somehow in the name of the task and that RTM then parses that info. E.g. I would write "send project report (monday)" and this would automatically be interpreted.

FYI: I already know the keyboard shortcut "d" which works nice...

Posted at 6:27am on September 22, 2008

johnwin says:

You need to ask this in the Help forum d99pli

Posted 6 years ago

arvid Pro says:

d99pli,

you can always use the email option to email tasks and work with templates.

Otherwise you can also use the RTM Tool which is a third party application;
http://www.pijnappel.de/blog/

Posted 6 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

Pardon what must seem repetitive, but when I see the same good ideas surfacing over and over, I am compelled to note the fact.

The idea of parsing the text in the data entry field has been around since RTM was wet behind the ears, and I have watched the idea resurface over and over.

See below for prior threads along these same lines:

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/211/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/1633/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/1923/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2229/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2270/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2393/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2425/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2580/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2650/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/3017/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3088/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3126/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3414/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/gmail/4405/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/4565/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/4860/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/4878/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/4923/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/5057/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/5135/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/5389/
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/5496/

Posted 6 years ago

bay879 says:

Ranbarton - wow.

And I know the capability is there, b/c RTM already does smart text parsing when adding a task in RTM for Gmail, which I primarily use. I was *Shocked* to find that they didn't do it for normal RTM. Even worse, I almost always use smart lists. When I'm viewing a smart list for tasks due today (and other criteria), and then add a new task, the task is automatically hidden b/c it doesn't have a due date of "today" and I can't add that at time of task creation. Surely I'm missing something??

Posted 6 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

There is a clever workaround for that which can be found on several threads here. Create a "catch" smartlist that might, for example, look for tasks created today with no due date. Then add that catch list to your smartlist so that when you create a new task, it stays in view and doesn't 'vanish.'

I think rajjan was the one who came up with this; I forget honestly, but it's a clever idea.

Posted 6 years ago

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

Check the thread "Stop your new task from disappearing from your smart list when you add them".

Posted 6 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

Thank you for the link, rajjan.

Posted 6 years ago

mubix says:

I would like to add my 2 cents to the pot on getting this implemented.

Posted 6 years ago

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