Mobile app - Options to sort and group tasks
It would be great to have sorting and grouping options for the task lists in the iOS app. The current task listing in the iOS app is fixed to group by projects, which makes it hard to check open issues across all projects.
My personal wish would be to somehow get a global ToDo list in the app, similar to what is offered in the "My tasks" web widget. This allows to check the list of urgent things as part of the morning routine.
One idea is to add a configuration option for the "Tasks" view in the app (second symbol from the left). This configuration setting should be accessible on the "Tasks" view itself, since people may want to switch between the different modes while browsing their ToDo items. One idea would be to show predefined grouping / ordering settings when the "Tasks" header line is tapped. This would make it possible to resort both the "All Tasks" and the "My Tasks" list easily.
From my purely subjective perspective, these are the settings that make sense:
Current default: Ignore project groups, group by project, don't sort
Urgent stuff per project: Ignore project groups, group by project, sort by priority + due date
Urgent stuff per project group: Group by project group, ignore project, sort by prority + due date
Urgent stuff globally (my wish): Ignore project groups, ignore projects, sort by priority + due date
Making the task priority a priority over the due date on sorting makes sure that you never miss important things, even if they are far away.
There might be another use case, which is finding 'lingering' tasks more easily:
- Open stuff per project: Ignore project groups, group by project, sort by creation date + progress
- Open stuff per project group: Group by project group, ignore project, sort by creation date + progress
- Open stuff globally: Ignore project groups, ignore projects, sort by creation date + progress
If some of the grouping / sorting modes omit the project as grouping criteria, then it would be good to show the project name on the task card. I could imagine a small font text, similar to the date, directly below the task text.
Low priority: The chosen view grouping / sorting should be stored as part of the user profile. When people change devices, this ensures that they find their well-known optics again.