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Fastest way to enter due date

d99pli 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 7 years ago
arvid says:

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;
Posted 7 years ago
ranbarton Power 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:
Posted 7 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 7 years ago
ranbarton Power 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 7 years ago
raymond.bergmark Power Poster says:
Posted 7 years ago
ranbarton Power Poster says:
Thank you for the link, rajjan.
Posted 7 years ago
mubix says:
I would like to add my 2 cents to the pot on getting this implemented.
Posted 7 years ago
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