Save presets of defined filters and sorting
I would like to be able to save groups of filter settings together as a filter set.
These presets should also include sort settings (including multiple levels; for example, first sort by Subject ascending, then sort results by priority descending)
Presets could be able to be quickly chosen from a dropdown menu.
Additionally, I would like to be able to define views that utilize specific filter sets (i.e. they regularly refresh to stay consistent with the defined preset). This would allow different task views on the screen at the same time.
Upvote, great feature although looks like it may be too long in the tooth now for it to be considered.
What a powerfully-useful feature this would be
Trae Grise commented
I would love to see this in both the desktop version as well as the mobile version as I use them both on a daily basis
Henning Tietgens commented
This would be a great time saver, because I could configure once my filter/sorting for a specific situation and than can reuse it every time I need it. This should include the selected categories and the setting if categories should be filtered on all selected categories.
This would be a useful feature, but the main feature I would like to see is the ability to sort by multiple fields in succession (see: https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/2448267-multiple-active-sort-criteria-sort-by-then-by-t).
For example, sort by: Due Date, then Priority. The idea of sorting by subject would also be helpful, as in sort by: Due Date (sorted by Subject), then Priority (sorted by Subject). Otherwise, I have to choose between whether I want to see my "due soon" or my "high priority" items at the top.
Also at the moment you get the option if all filter conditions have to be fulfilled or if it is enough with one filter condition. I think it would be useful to be able to choose this setting on a per-criterium basis so that you can first filter out a base of informations and then pick the relevant ones out of your subset.
group 1 shows tasks who fulfill criterium A AND B AND C AND ....
group 2 shows tasks who fulfill criterium D OR E OR F OR ...
And then to be able to set both filter group 1 and filter group 2 at the same time. In total that would be:
A AND B AND C AND (D OR E OR F)
Another note: I think this needs to include filters like whether completed or inactive or late etc. are hidden or shown. I.e. all types of existing filtering need to be available as preferences for each preset.
Note: along with this, there should be a way to fix certain filtering that happens in the background prior to whatever custom filtering is desired.
For example, a preset could say that subject should always be sorted ascending. Then, any time any other sorting is chosen, it is done on top of ascending subject (the program would always reset the subject sort before doing the new filtering).
This is needed because it is currently screwy how subject should be ascending but sorting by priority (for example) is usually descending. So there's currently no obvious way to do one and then the other without an unwanted backwards sorting happening in the middle some way or other.
I would love this. Very useful and time saving!
This idea would effectively recreate the smart-folders that some other programs use.