One of the biggest surprises was the amount of feedback we received on date related features. The single most requested feature: recurring tasks. Also users were often surprised that tasks due today didn’t automatically show up in the Today list. Then there was this irritating bug that prevented system wide date preferences to be honored correctly. Users also requested more convenient input methods like natural language input and a mini calendar.
We have every intention for Things to get a best in class date implementation. Today we are adding natural language input and a mini calendar for due dates.
The next updates will also bring the following improvements:
- An option to automatically move due items to the Today list.
- An option to automatically move postponed items to Next or Today.
- Recurring tasks.
- Alarms for tasks that need to be completed before a certain time.
Of course, these features will be implemented in a way that does not complicate the existing workflow.