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Sort completed tasks

basovink says:
one of the key features for me of RTM is the never expiring of completed tasks. The most inportant list where I scan through completed tasks is my shopping list. It is annoying that this list is not sorted alphabetically. Could you change the sort to follow the main list sort order and/or make it a choice?
Posted at 9:02am on February 5, 2016
akslambert says:
+1
Posted 2 years ago
basovink says:
+1
Posted 2 years ago
sean.digitalfix says:
+1 Is this not a "pro" feature?

I thought "advanced sorting" was a pro feature... I'm going to hold off on getting a pro subscription until this gets--ahem--sorted.
Posted 2 years ago
iljasorokin says:
Advanced sorting of completed tasks would be really useful for weekly review, for example
Posted 2 years ago
basovink says:
This is a duplicate https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/11092
Posted 2 years ago
catseyetc says:
Basovink is right. There are two threads.

I am so frustrated with the lack of sort order with completed tasks that I am even considering not renewing my subscription next year. I have no idea where I should 'vote'. I wrote to RTM about this in Jun 2016 and I am clearly not alone in this request for 6 years!!! Really??

It's even worse in the new windows app now because at least I could use the browsers 'find' facility without leaving my list. The app makes me navigate away from the list every time.

I am posting this in both forum posts. Not sure if RTM are going to start bothering to check the forums. Let's hope.

Post links:
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/11092/
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/20547/
Posted 2 years ago
simon.miner says:
+1
Posted 1 year ago
timns says:
+1
Posted 1 year ago
sean.digitalfix says:
I would pay for a pro account if this *extremely basic* list management feature was exposed to users.

This is *invaluable* for maintaining a shopping list (or any list where items are regularly recycled).

Please, please, please let us sort completed items!
Posted 1 year ago
timns says:
I've raised this will support a couple of times... they are polite, friendly, quick to respond, but doing nothing
Posted 1 year ago
mikevwoods says:
This is a requirement to manage a shopping list.
Posted 1 year ago
ramprecht says:
please add. does not change anything on the basic concept. whats the reason for holding-off?
+1
Posted 1 year ago
sailj32 says:
I find it very odd that this feature does not exist. It has to be easy to implement - sorting by name is already possible for incomplete tasks, why not for completed tasks?
Posted 1 year ago
neilcoleman says:
+1 I keep returning to RTM and am immediately reminded why I keep wandering off to other task management systems: it's lack of usability for recurring lists like a grocery list simply because there's no way to sort completed tasks
Posted 1 year ago
velopuella says:
I vote FOR the functionality to sort completed lists alphabetically by task item!!
PLEASE JOIN ME in this VOTE/Request!
Posted 1 year ago
joe.design says:
The ability to sort completed items is a basic. It is clearly important to users. Developers owe it to users to implement the functionality. I will not pay for pro without this feature - shopping for another app solution in the meanwhile.
Posted 1 year ago
thomas.ritter says:
I never anderstood (and still do) why developers take the seat of a SW user and decides for her/him what is good for her/him, means what limitations or functions the SW should have.
This is NOT to insult any developer of the RTM team!
Just my view after having worked 30++ years in SW support (and being a day 1 user of RTM).
Why limit a sort option, that is essential for running a grocery list, the VANILLA feature of a tool called "Remember the Milk" is meant for?
Sorting for completed task should be implemented the same way as for incomplete ones, with the selectable sort option "completed" for sure.
Posted 1 year ago
dcurley says:
+1 here. I've resorted to re-keying grocery items rather than mess about looking for items in the completed list. Very inefficient and I don't always remember the milk!
(d'oh!)

Advanced Sort within Completed view would let me sort by tag. My tags are grocery store 'departments' like #dairy, #frozen, #bakery etc. which saves me time and money in0store (reduces en-route impulse buys if I reduce unnecessary wandering round the store). So this would let me rebuild my shopping list in seconds instead of minutes.

Pretty Please?
Posted 9 months ago
ewbiosfp says:
The simple? solution here is to offer a custom sort (within reasonable bounds) for tasks that are Completed. Personally, I would like them to be sorted by their original due dates because that is how I see them on a calendar, and a vast majority of my tasks recur on the same dates every month. RMilk currently sorts the completed tasks by their _actual_ completion dates and times.

I think offering a _limited_ custom sort option for Completed tasks would be the best compromise for the myriad scenarios that all the RMilk subscribers have presented.

Posted 20 hours ago
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