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Ability to receive reminders for tasks that have no due date

alanlindsay says:
This is close to the "overdue tasks" reminder request but not the same. We should be able to get reminders for tasks that have no due date. Currently there is no way to accomplish this.
Posted at 4:08pm on April 14, 2009
ajcooper says:
On a task with no due date there's nothing for the reminder process to indicate that you would need reminding about it. My best suggestion is to create a smart list with the following search;


This will list all tasks without due dates into a single list. You can then review that regularly (part of your weekly review if you're a GTDer). Alternatively, start prioritising these tasks and assigning due dates.
Posted 8 years ago
dsteele says:
Not good enough. If you are a GTDer, a significant percentage of your tasks won't have due dates. It is difficult to flag the 'old' ones in the weekly review.

There needs to be a way to identify 'old' tasks within a particular search or list. Sort by "creation date" would be fine.
Posted 8 years ago
ajcooper says:
How about adding the addedBefore: parameter then. For example:

addedBefore:"1 month of today"

will only list tasks created more than a month ago. This can be modified for the required period you deem to be "old".
Posted 8 years ago
ranbarton Power Poster says:
You can set a daily repeating task to review old tasks, and have that arrive by IM and/or email every day.
Posted 8 years ago
mapgeek says:
Yes, in the GTD methodology, you are strongly discouraged from putting due dates on tasks that really have no due date, which is MOST of them. That said, I really need a way to put a "not to exceed" time limit on some things, which this would do.
Posted 1 year ago
emanuelhouse says:
It would be nice to be able to receive notifications for tasks that have start dates, even if they have no due dates.
Posted 17 days ago
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