Make "Inbox" adds stay in Inbox
When I have a context active to filter down tasks, when I add new items to the Inbox (ex: via sharing or directly) it automatically gets added to the context (which I may or may now want).. but worse is that it doesn't stay in the Inbox.
Perhaps adds/quick-adds in the Inbox need to ignore set context/etc and only adds in other areas would do this... especially since the context filter doesn't even apply to the Inbox.
Thanks Thomas for reporting this issue.
I agree that there is an inconsistent behaviour, but the point to be clarify is about “What’s wrong?”:
option 1: the active filter should filter the inbox list result
option 2: new tasks added from the iinbox list should ignore the active filter in terms of default values
You are suggesting to go for option 2 but I’m not sure it’s the most appropriate.
Could you please motivate your choice and try to convince me?
Admindgtale (Admin, DGT GTD) commented
With the beta version (which is under development and not yet available) you can add new tasks in the preferred list by choosing the right template when you type the task title.
Ullrich Jans commented
This is an issue for me as well. I frequently add new tasks that are inappropriate for the current context, only to have them show up in the context, having to go back and kick them over to the appropriate one.
Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but I tend to select one or more contexts when I start working on the tasks there, then, as proposed by the GTD concept add things/interruptions that pop up as quick tasks, expecting them to end up in the inbox to be processed later.
I think this should be at least configurable, as it interrupts my workflow and goes against the GTD idea, which is to deal with interruptions by dumping them into the inbox, to be processed later.
Thomas Harning Jr. commented
Option 2 seems the simplest option to me, but it does indeed complicate things since everywhere else the active filter would apply.
Option 1 could work well, if quick-adds or inbox-based adds would get flagged internally as being 'inboxed'. That way, even if a complex filter is added and relevant, the user has a chance to sort through the list of items that were put into the inbox.