Replace "this week" and "later" with actual days
When choosing the date for a task, the current options are:
- This week
- Choose date
Today and tomorrow are great, but "this week" and "later" are unclear to me--do they push it to Friday and ... what does "later" even do?
Far better in my opinion would be to replicate the options that exist for the rescheduling of overdue tasks and have the scheduling options list the days of the week for the next seven days, like this:
- Tomorrow (Tue, Sep 25)
- Wed, Sep 26
- Thu, Sep 27
- Fri, Sep 28,
- Sat, Sep 29
- Sun, Sep 30
- Mon, Oct 1
- Choose date
It is slightly longer than the current system BUT the meaning of each option is clear and it reduces the nesting to a flat and extremely straightforward set up for 90% of cases where you just tap the day for the week.
An alternative I would like would be to simply have the calendar right there (what you see when you click "choose date") since that's also straightforward.
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Hey everyone, we've just released Actions 3!
We've made a few changes that we think make scheduling a lot quicker and easier to understand!
Firstly, we've renamed "Later" to be "Someday" - this better represents its purpose. These are Actions that you want to schedule, but you don't want to commit to a specific day. When you schedule an Action for Someday, it just sits in the Someday section of your schedule until you have time to revisit it.
In the Schedule screen we've split up the old Later section into two separate sections for:
- Later: Actions that are scheduled more than 7 days in the future - these are automatically sorted by date
- Someday: Actions you want to get back to in the future.
We've also added a swipe to quickly reschedule, which lets you pick from:
- Choose date
If there's any overlap (e.g. Tomorrow is Saturday), then we hide the duplicate options.
In the schedule screen, we've made the calendar front and centre, so picking e.g. next Wednesday is only one tap away. We've moved the list of date options to the "Quick Reschedule" swipe, so this screen stays visually minimal.
We tried our best to balance reducing the ambiguity, maintaining Actions' minimalism while also adding extra functionality - please let us know what you think!
I only use Today, Tomorrow, and Choose Date. I want the other options removed and not replaced with anything. Keep it minimal.
I would hate this change. I actually prefer the ambiguity since I don't want to commit to dates on those, I know I just need to do them at some later time in the near or mid future. The way it works now is one of the main reasons I picked Actions.
I agree clarifying what this week does is useful. Ideally it moves the task to a day you have the fewest tasks that week.
Useful is Next Monday or Weekend.
I understand the two "disagrees" below and want to clarify: I am also very minimalist and don't want to create clutter. For me there are two issues:
- Clarify what "this week" and "later" actually do
- Reduce the number of taps needed to schedule something. Having the month right there on the first tap would allow you to do everything in a single step. Want tomorrow? Just tap the day after the current one, etc.
I disagree; it would be too complicated. Like now is very good to put something ahead in an undefined period; moreover u can put a task in a specific date in the future. Excellent like it is!
Not a good idea. This would bog down the app and it would take longer to use. I use it because of how quickly I can add and complete events. I wouldn't like long lists getting in the way of that