Everdo Feature Ideas

I think this is what tags are for. Personally I have both “soon” and “maybe” tags to help me filter out irrelevant items.

Interesting work around. Just to be clear, it is one, right? Because you could easily substitute Waiting or Focus with tags too. Does every Someday action have either “soon” or “maybe” for you? Seems like a lot of work. Or is it more imbalanced so you only tag one?

As opposed to adding a non-standard list - yes it’s a workaround.

I don’t add these by default.

When I notice that a certain project is not likely to become active in the near future (or ever), I add “maybe”. It’s not much work to add a tag, but it helps speed up the review process - I filter out “maybes” and end up with a much smaller list of projects to choose from. Once in a while I review everything.

“Soon” is similar - it’s like a priority label. If my someday items are equal priority - I don’t add the tag.

Somewhat, yes. Focus and Waiting have some additional functionality associated which wouldn’t be possible by just manually assigning tags. For example, Focus is dynamic - items become focused automatically by the system.

I dragged a notebook into Projects and only the title was copied. The information that was in the notebook is gone.

I’m am still using the free version and have 5 projects including this one that I dragged in from Notebooks. Anyway to get that data back?


Solved - found data:
The data got separated from the Notebook when changed to a Project, however I found it. Since I had no idea where it was, I did a backup to CSV and then examined the spreadsheet looking for the data. I found the headings and saw that these were in Next/Active. Then I simply click on the “Next” category and moved those items to the converted Notebook, now Project.

I’m new to Everdo and until now I like it really much. I’ll give it a few weeks to test it and there are a few open questions to me. If Everdo works for me I think I would buy it.

But I have a few feature ideas for you:

  • Full documentation. I know, lots of work, but I think necessary for a selling product. Middle prio for me, but I’m not sure, if I understood any feature right although I read all tutorial tasks and notes.
  • configurable start view. I think, I would like to see the Next-Category by default after starting the software and not the Focus-View.
  • colored text or icons or checkboxes to better view the priority/energy option (I use it for priority but not sure if its meant that way)
  • a possibility for repeating tasks with repeating due, see my thread here. This is important to me.
  • perhaps a reminder service that throws system messages in system tray or a special icon in system tray (I’m on linux). Not so important for me but I would use it.
  • a desktop integration instead of a window application, called Desklets in Cinnamon desktop. So you would always see your tasks without starting a software with window.

Great software. Thank you!

Definitely agree. For now please refer to Everdo Help / User Manual / Documentation in it’s current form. You can also try searching the forum - many questions have been answered here.

Do you mean in the desktop app? There’s a setting like this on Android because the user typically opens and closes the app often. But on desktop the app is open most of the time, so is it really important?
Also switching views is just one keypress away: to open “Next” press “2” and your are there :slight_smile:

When it comes to “time” and “energy” properties, I think the user is supposed to use them as filters most of the time. In this case the appearance is irrelevant, but the icon still allows to see the information if needed. In other words, If you are going to manually scan “Next” for items with “Hi” energy, I think it will work poorly regardless of how ith colored. Why not just use a filter?

Replied to your topic.

I think this would be useful if actions were being scheduled for specific time. Instead Everdo only allows scheduling for a specific day, so the usefulness of real-time notification is questionable. There’s a plan to develop calendar integration in the future to push scheduled items to services like Google calendar.

In the future It could be possible to do this as a separate app (desklet) that would query an API provided by Everdo. But running the full Everdo app would still be necessary to do scheduling and syncing properly.


I don’t know if it already be proposed but I tried amazing Marvin and even if it doesn’t build around GTD I think some features worth it :

  • weekly review tasks : people add custom task and it appears during weekly review. For example _clear mind _review project _thinking about…

  • back burner : it serves to ‘store’ tasks to hide it from list but keep it for later like monthly review. Kind of someday list.

What do you think of these features ?


Not sure I got this one. But couldn’t this be done by scheduling a weekly review action with a checklist attached to it?

Got it, but how does it actually differ from Someday? You could also use a label for such “back burner” actions to hide them from normal review. There’s also a feature proposed to allow the creation of custom lists based on tags and other properties.

Overall, we’d like to avoid introducing new functionality if it’s just one more way to do the same thing.

Yes you’re right it can be done right now without adding stuff. However (maybe only for me) I think it’s better to introduce things to help people to organize stuff.

I have todoist premium right now and basically I can do everything with categories, labels and filters but it isn’t easy to manage everyday.

But I get your point.

Hello Andrei,

I searched around but it seems that we don’t have a keyboard shortcut to toggle expanding/collapsing the notes/description of an item.

We only have the collapse/expand all button that needs to be clicked. That’s good but when navigating through all items with description collapsed with just the keyboard, it breaks my flow by having to click the triangle to expand when I only wanted to skim the description (not edit which can be accomplished by pressing enter).

I hope you get what I mean.


I am unsure if this should be listed as a feature idea or a bug. I have recently noticed that if I am creating a task on android and need to switch out of the app for any reason the unsaved task will be lost. I wonder if there is a was to have a system like “drafts” in email?

Thank you.

Oh wow, this is great news.

So I could query the database and find out total duration of tasks on a given date?

The possibilities are endless!

There isn’t one at this moment. Suggestions for which keys to use are appreciated :slight_smile: Is there’s a generally used shortcut for expand/collapse, apart from space which is taken?

This would work, provided you have time specified on the actions completed in a specific time period:

select sum(time) from item 
where completed_on 
    between strftime('%s', '2019-01-01')
    and     strftime('%s', '2019-01-02');
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This case wasn’t really considered during development… Implementing drafts is too heavy of a feature for this I guess. But there may be a way to handle it better. I’ll do some thinking.

The only times it has been an issue is when. A call comes in while I am editing a task which isn’t often but has still happened.

My first thought would be to defaulting to saving the task as is when there is an interruption but maybe prepend a string like “[incomplete]” to the title.

Yes, this makes sense. It definitely needs to be handled.

For j/k navigation maybe we could use o? For the arrow keys, I think the right arrow would be a good fit (plus it matches the arrow that we click on the UI).

I don’t know but space seem to fit very well for this purpose but is already taken.

Just putting this out here, m can be used to mark items as done (which space does) then re-assign space to toggle the description but I doubt this would happen since most users have to re-learn the changed shortcuts.

Sorry to bring this up again, but I’m looking for the said feature.

In the GTD book, it was brought up that it’s good and useful habit to date things.

When I’m capturing stuff on the inbox, I always have to type the date and approximate time the stuff occurred to me.

The exact time information does exist in the database and is available in the CSV export, so it’s not a problem technically.
But to display the times on the UI optimally I really do need to understand the use case.

I think o might come handy for something else. I did a bit of research and some apps seem to be using the bracket keys for folding
I’m going to try [ and ] for collapse/expand with Alt modifier to collapse all / expand all.