I am beginning to see that the headaches I have when using Everdo are likely related to a difference in how we schedule and track our tasks.
I have a feeling that you are using a calendar to track times and dates for your items. This means that Everdo for you is a place for brainstorming what you need to do and then you take that to your calendar and set the dates.
This would explain why so many have requested things like timed reminders in everdo but you did not see the importance. The reason is because you use a calendar for that functionality and are okay with doing things in two separate apps.
But you are making so much extra work for yourself with that workflow. Using a separate calendar app means that everything you had created in Everdo needs to be copied and pasted into the calendar and then the times need to be set in the calendar. You are doubling all of your work.
If you implement the features that we suggest, you will easily be able to give up your calendar for scheduling these tasks.
The following features will protect you from needing to double your work in an external calendar app:
- timed reminders inside of everdo
- adding due items to the Scheduled list
- ability to group by start date in the Scheduled list (which of course includes items which are due without start date)
These are the features that you of course will not value due to your double everything in an external calendar app workflow.
In addition, should you decide to add some kind of sync with calendar functionality, I would not use it because I don’t want Google calendar knowing all my ins and outs and life projects and plans. That is why I use Everdo, so I can protect this data.
Even If there were such a function I would then need to manage the calendar app.
Oh dear heaven.
Save yourself all this work my friend.