474 votesAdmindgtale (Admin, DGT GTD) responded
The current sort order is described here: http://www.dgtale.ch/mediawiki/index.php?title=Task_List
In my humble opinion if you need this feature, you're doing it wrong.
In GTD, it's about seeing first what you can work on right now. The solution is to set due dates for the tasks in the project in whatever order you want to tackle the. This has multiple positive consequences:
* The app already allows to sort according to due date, giving you what you want
* You make commitments to single, atomic parts of your project, so you don't have tree issue where the parent project lands in the hotlist and gets noticed too late to be able to complete all subtasks, because they didn't have a due date and thus were never hotlisted.
As of now, I find it works perfectly. Project planning is SUPPOSED to force you into setting dates for parts of the projects which get done OVER TIME.
If you want to list items for just one session of work ( no due dates for each part) use a checklist!
522 votesAdmindgtale (Admin, DGT GTD) responded
Update: Code freeze needed in order to go out of alpha testing and get ramped up for beta. All new features will be replanned.
Any update on whether this feature is being considered for the beta implementation? This would really be a huge time saver, since right now the overhead of managing the projects tasks individually makes it unappealing to create "small" projects. I guess something as simple as automatically setting the next task's status as "Next Action" (with the current ordering rules) would be awesome. Of course, it would ideally be configurable per project, but a global setting would work for me.
Having a widget's filters auto-populate the fields of a new task added to the widget would be indeed very useful.
To everyone complaining that quick add sends your task to the bottom: You're doing it wrong - you should be processing your inbox later, the point of quick add is just to get something out of your head so you can focus on what you are currently doing. If you already want to process the task, add it with the regular Add (the simple + symbol)