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Weekly view for To-Do

"My day" panel is really useful, but we also need look and have present always our week goals. The possibility bump all our to-dos help to declutter our mind, but this doesn't have sense if we can't organize or order them. So by this reason think is necesary a week view or a monthly view, even a more especific dayly view (maybe by hour or by morning/afternoon/night) could be really productive.

Brett McKay talk about this topic in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNxLNY6yxRI

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      • P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just do it like Wunderlist. They have a view where you have task sections divided by headers: today, tomorrow, next week, later.

      • OLLI-S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Today I read on the website of 2Day:

        Hey, I’ve got some important news regarding the future of 2Day !
        Starting from October 2017, I’m joining Microsoft in Berlin to work on Microsoft To-Do.
        2Day will become free & open-source but without active development from me.

        I really hope that the calendar view of 2Day gets implemented in Microsoft To-Do.

      • OLLI-S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I tested the App "2Day" and there I have a calendar view.
        Here I see 5 days and all tasks that are due at these days.
        The SPECIAL feature here is that I can drag and drop an task to an other day to change the due date.
        For an example see here: http://www.2day-app.com/gallery/

        It would be great to have a "My Week" view like this (with a calendar) with Drag & Drop functionality.

      • Josias Pontes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding on suggestions from user Kreeson, and continuing on this topic of Weekly view. I believe it should be be "Weekly View and scheduling"

        1) Add Calendar to allow drag and drop scheduling

        it would be great to be able to have a small calendar on the top right or bottom left to allow the user to be able to drag and drop tasks the day they would like to schedule it for.

        Also add a calendar view by month, week and day to be able to choose a specific time of the day to schedule the task similar to the calendar in Outlook.

        It would also be a huge bonus to be able to view the To-Dos in Outlook as well and be able to use Outlook to manage it.

        2) Integration with Outlook App / Outlook Desktop

        It would be great if we could also block time on the calendar for that task, such as 30 min, 1-hour, 2-hour, 4-hour.

        This will prevent other people scheduling meetings thinking that I am free when I really need to dedicate my time to the task.

        IF this can be accomplished, Microsoft To-Do will be the BEST time management tool for Windows and Office user ever.

      • OLLI-S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In my opinion the view "My Day" should be used to plan the tasks for today (like it is working now).
        But "My Week" should be used to see all tasks that are due this week and that are overdue.

      • Franco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Along with "My Day", having the ability to also have "My Week", "My Month" and even "My Year" would be welcome additions. I like how "My Day" is reset each day, forcing me to re-evaluate the importance things on a daily basis. Would be great if that same principle could be applied by week, month and year.

      • Franco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. Along with "My Day", having the ability to also have "My Week", "My Month" and even "My Year" would be welcome additions.

      • My Dragoneye commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The most important for me is that the "to do's" marked with a due date are automatically set in "My day". Same as Wunderlist sets in the to day list.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can you add a "week" view? Allows users to see the upcoming to dos for next 7 days. Thanks

      • Geert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        People that use to-do apps are often quite busy. They don't want to spend much time on planning every day. Once a week planning and a quick check every day is often more appropriate.

      • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Loving the 'My Day' review but would like GTD's weekly review incorporated. Conceptually, once a week I'd perform my weekly review, essentially building out a goal plan for the week (My Week). 'My Week' would be everything I choose for the week plus Berm Lee's suggestions:

        ""This Week" view should allow people to stage items to do this week (without messing with due dates) just like "Today" allows you to do (which is brilliant), but also prepopulated with items already with due dates landing on this week. Might be more complexity than most people would want, but I want it. :)"

        During the week and on a daily basis, the 'My Day' review would would harvest it's suggestions only from 'My Week'. :o)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In my case, I'm using Wunderlist just for this feature. When Microsoft To-Do includes this feature (MyWeek), I will start to use it.

      • Kevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great if the "my day" view also had a "tomorrow view" and a "my week view" all on the same page. it would allow us to see tasks at a glance and help arrange the day, tomorrow and the week view.

      • RayVra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As I have noted elsewhere, this could be accomplished within the current framework by enhancing Suggestions (separate sections): Upcoming, Today; Upcoming, Tomorrow; Upcoming, This Week). Overdue (as is). Suggestions for you: Allow it to be configured by the user and incorporate the ability to Prioritize tasks (e.g., 1-2-3, High-Med-Low) and then show in separate sections those in each priority in this section.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        you can read in many books about timemanagement you're supposed to plan your day in the evening before. Also you're supposed to plan your week before the week begins.

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