Ever wish you could schedule a task for later?
Good news: Begin detects date and time-related language, and attempts to turn that into a timeline.
Scheduled tasks eventually appear in the Focus List, ready for your attention.
How scheduled tasks work
Scheduled tasks will appear at the top Begin, ready for your attention and focus. Example:
- Imagine, if you will, that today is Monday.
- You create the following task:
Follow up on the yeti quest permit next Tuesday
- This task will then appear at the top of your tasks in your Focus List in 8 days. Yes! ✨
Creating a scheduled task
Any time you create a new task, Begin keeps an eye out for words related to date and time (in English, for now).
If it finds a match, Begin then sets the schedule for your new task.
A few examples of the kinds of task scheduling-related language Begin understands:
two Tuesdays from now
the day before Thanksgiving
in two months
before the end of the month
Try adding a schedule to your tasks and see what happens!
Tasks without a schedule
If you don't schedule your task (or if for some reason Begin doesn't successfully detect schedule-related language), your task will be Unscheduled.
That's no biggie, since unscheduled tasks are the default. Those tasks appear in your task lists under the Unscheduled task group.
⚡️ Tip: Want to make extra sure your task isn't scheduled? You can escape your input (i.e. surround any words or phrases that resemble dates or times) with backticks:
` An example:
Find the maps for `next week's` expedition @begin
Scheduling an existing task
Want to focus on something today? No sweat! Just click the Move to Focus List button in any task on your list.
Whether that task was scheduled or not, it will be immediately moved to the top of your tasks in your Focus List.