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      Hi Paige,

      Have you tried using Never and Tomorrow?

      Tomorrow is a quick way to empty your Soon list (just swipe items to the left) if you want them to come to your attention again, and Never is a good place for items that you don’t want to see again unless you go looking for them.

      I have personally found that given these two options, the unscheduled later option wasn’t useful.

      In fact, I found that it was actually detrimental because I was either wasting time scanning my Later list, or missing unscheduled items because I wasn’t regularly scanning my Later list.

      I’m constantly refining and improving the Context-Focus system as implemented by the Sooner Or Later app, and it’s currently my opinion that it’s best to ensure that everything is scheduled so that it will eventually come back to your Soon list for review.

      This way, you can simply…

      AdminHotChaiPro (Admin, Hot Chai Productions, LLC) commented  · 

      Hi Dick,

      I'm now committed to bringing the unscheduled Later items back. It's just a question of how to fit them into the user interface while keeping the simplicity of the design and leaving room for the upcoming "Projects" feature.

      If you're interested in providing early feedback on the design, please email your Microsoft account email address to support@hotchaipro.com and let me know that you'd like to be a beta tester.

      Thanks for your excellent feedback!

      -David

      AdminHotChaiPro (Admin, Hot Chai Productions, LLC) commented  · 

      Thank you for your articulate feedback, Paige! You've sold me.

      Now I just have to figure out how to fit all of these options onto one small screen.

      I want to bring the concept of projects into the app, and with separate Later and Scheduled and Favorites and Soon and Complete and eventually, Projects tabs, this app is getting way more complicated than I'd like. I really want to maintain its simplicity.

      I've actually been thinking about how to do this since you first posted your comment, and my thought is that I will sort unscheduled later items to the top of the Later list, rather than splitting them out into a separate list.

      But I still haven't figured out how to keep things simple when moving items to Later. I already have two command bar buttons to move items to Later (the tomorrow and the scheduled later buttons), and I'm out of space on small screens, not to mention that three different buttons for Later may get awkward and confusing.

      I will ponder this and come up with something.

      If you're interested in beta testing, email me at support@hotchaipro.com. I'll need the email address of your Microsoft account to add you to the beta.

      Thanks again for the great feedback!

      -David

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        Thank you for your feedback! Notifications go against one of the major tenets of Sooner Or Later, which is to put you in control of your life, not your phone. But, you make a good point about not being able to mark a calendar item as complete. I will get back to you on this one. -David

        AdminHotChaiPro (Admin, Hot Chai Productions, LLC) commented  · 

        Hi to the Anonymous commenter, and yes! That's exactly what happens. When you schedule an item in Sooner Or Later, it moves into your Soon list on the scheduled date.

        That's one of the major ideas behind Sooner Or Later that makes it so effective and enjoyable for me to use. I really dislike my phone interrupting me about things that aren't relevant at that very moment, and I prefer to be in control and pull things from my to-do list when I'm ready to do them.

        So I find most to-do apps extremely annoying, which is why I created Sooner Or Later. :)

        -David

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