Is it possible to view only actions with no defer date? I’ve added many actions before realising the significance of defer dates. I need to go back and update them.
If you filter to actions that are available, you would see anything that is either not deferred or which has a defer date that has passed. If you further group those by defer date, you can scroll down to all actions with no defer date.
I have a constant perspective like this called Radar to look ahead at a scrolling list of upcoming things I’ve deferred :)
Cheers, hope that helps!
If you have OmniFocus Pro, you can create a custom perspective, not using project hierarchy (context based), with actions grouped by defer date.
Whilst this will show all actions, those at the top will be ones without a defer date.
Thanks Scotty, I’m trying your radar idea.
One thing I notice is that the “available” list with the missing defer dates comes at right at the bottom. Is there a way to sort this so they appear at the top?
Thanks for your help, Malcolm
Hi, thank you for this idea.
I have given it a go. Seems to work, but the ones without a defer date are at the bottom, not the top. Do you know a way to get them to the top?
Many thanks, Malcolm
Ah, that’s right, I forgot about that.
Disappointing, but as far as I know, there’s no way to get them to the top.
If that’s important to you, I’d recommend filing a feature request for the ability to sort the groupings.
I hope you can find a solution that works for you.
I’m afraid not, but as a workaround you can collapse all grouped dates but “Available Now”, then click on the View icon and see the perspective. Hope it helps ;-)
Yes, as @ediventurin and @nostodnayr said, the sorting isn’t mofidifiable. Collapsing all groups from the View menu helps, and I have, in the past, submitted a request for reverse sort order, so emailing Omni to add a vote to that would be awesome :)
Please also send your feature request to email@example.com so that they know that other users also want to have more individual perspectives.