At the heart of this request is the desire to see what I should do next (and only that), which, for me, encompasses: 1) a perspective of my choosing but 2) things that are overdue overriding this.
I. The Combo Perspective
I’d be great to be able to have a perspective of perspectives. In my case, I’d have one that prioritized things that are “Overdue,” but I could imagine others would want “Due,” “Flagged,” or something else. That would be on top and essentially be ignored if there’s nothing there. Below would be what I’m planning on working on next.
This would be huge as then there’s no switching between a “Due” perspective and others to make sure I’m not missing anything. And with that, I could get 80% of the way to what’s below with the current UI. But I’d also be great to have…
II. A Menu Bar option
(I know there have been discussions about this before but…) I’d like to have the top item from that Combo Perspective in the Menu bar. That way at any time, I can see what I should be working on right now. The “Overdue” part can essentially break through if something from any perspective needs my immediate attention, but otherwise, I can run through my list.
IIa. This may or may not be accompanied by a “Super Focus” window mode that is literally nothing but my next item. I can’t get distracted by other projects, other perspectives, other items later down on the list I might want. This is essentially a “First Available” stripped down view of the perspective that I can enter when working, but then leave when I need to plan.