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
To be honest, I believe I am going back to Wunderlist for a while. till my daily order is not destroyed by MS To do every morning.
I have noticed most comments below also trying to emphasize the importance of these changes for this app to be useful.
Every morning, we lose the careful order of yesterdays "My Day" Please immediately program the suggestion to fix this!!! It makes us all do tons of work all over every morning - that we already did yesterday. This program is supposed to help, not frustrate. My Wunderlist does not destroy my order every morning! All you need to do is ....KEEP the ORDER of yesterday in the SUGGESTIONS!!
YES, a weekly view may help; but in a way, one of the reasons they are suggesting this is because my comments in my paragraph above!
Agree to a degree - actually need a "Due Today" list that auto generates from the tasks already added.
A "due this week" auto-generated list is also required.
I have set up 16 project lists, and this is currently a very cumbersome project management system if I have to review every list each morning - an auto generated list would solve all the problems (and programmatically would not be that difficult).
Yes! Monthly even!
I agree that the My Day Suggestion Page needs to be enhanced to allow users to look further ahead. The following is how I thought this might work for me:
Add Capability to See more than Due Today and Tomorrow in the Upcoming Pane of the My Day Suggestions
Keen the Existing Upcoming page which shows Due Dates of Today and Tomorrow, but add another Pane to the My Day Suggestions page called Future, which lists all tasks due within the next 30 days, in order by Due Date, but NOT showing the items in the existing Upcoming Pane.
Another option would be to just have a 30 day window of Due Tasks for the Upcoming Pane of the My Day Suggestions page.
This would greatly enhance the ability to “look ahead” at what tasks are on the immediate horizon.
Stein Erik Paulsen commented
I don't get My Day, with all its extra work of add this and that. To me My Day is like To Do wanting me to add my tasks a second time. Week View showing all upcoming tasks like in Wunderlist should have been an option. If To Do had Week View I would switch from Wunderlist this moment.
Alexander A. commented
I am used to plan my week on Monday morning. For this I need an overview of all Deadlines due the upcoming week. Whether they are maintained in Planner, Outlook or ToDo. Would be nice to have somthing that supports me on that.
It would help if we could move a task from one list to an other! (On iPhone and iPad it doesnt work)
This is very important.
Absolutely agree with the need for a 7 day view before I can switch from Wunderlist. If not available I will need to go elsewhere.
Drag and drop on a 7 day view would be excellent step forward and a winner.
But rather than "one week" from Monday/Sunday to Sunday/Saturday, make it the "next 7 days" - maybe with the number of days a custom setting...
Just do it like Wunderlist. They have a view where you have task sections divided by headers: today, tomorrow, next week, later.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Can you add a "week" view? Allows users to see the upcoming to dos for next 7 days. Thanks