Personally I find it helpful to see due dates by time remaining, for example…
3wk,4d instead of March 3rd.
Is it possible to do this in Checkvist? Would it be an easy feature to implement?
I tried to google this, but came up with nothing.
I can’t be alone in finding this format of viewing deadlines useful.
To me at least, “March 3rd” feels intangible. By contrast “-3wks” tells me I have enough time.
In my specific case, I’m a professor teaching multiple courses and trying to plan classes in the weeks ahead. Some lessons I’ve taught before, others introduce new material. Quickly seeing how much time I have for the hard-to-prepare lessons vs. the easier ones would be helpful. I’m sure there are many other applications to use this feature.
I would use this as well. One tool that has a lot of good features is Tick Tick. It does allow toggling a countdown rather than specific dates. I absolutely love Checkvist because of the keyboard centric features.
Just wanted to let you know that I’ve put the first preliminary version of the feature to the beta.checkvist.com. Relative due dates can be enabled in the settings as a separate option in “Due dates” section of the settings.
The current implementation is a bit more verbose than it was suggested, but not final. Please check and tell what do you think.
Beautiful! Would supporting the same syntax when editing an item after the ^ be possible/desirable? This would allow a user to directly enter something like “Check on… ^1w”, without having to first create a “Check on…”, then type dd, then type “1w”.