A Simpleology Calendar would keep everything together and, of course, make it simpler.
A Simpleology Calendar will allow:
1) scheduling immediately
2) viewing all scheduled tasks
3) setting reminders
4) copying to other calendars
7) move to Mental Lockbox or any other tab selected
When "Start My Day" opens up:
1) the scheduled tasks for that day will appear
2) daily reminders will appear
These will be handled exactly like a new task.
They will now go through the "Steps" again for handling.
In the scheduling step,
1) keep the manual option
2) keep google
3) keep outlook
4) add simpleology
5) add option to place in more than one calendar at a time securely (for example - simpleology calendar and outlook calendar)
Carol Jones commented
I use none of the calendars selected. Never have. None of them have squares big enough to hold the detail that I want to include with each task. That's what my paper diary is for.
What can be done with Simpleology is to make an entry in dream catcher. Attach a reminder date to it. And it will show up in the daily to do tasks. On the day the reminder is set for.
What you can't do in Simpleology is have a calendar with all the entries for each month. Logged into the appropriate day. So you can see if you're in task overload.
That. To me. Should be a prime feature of Simpleology. Not asking us to go to a third party. But allowing us to see - at a glance - if what we're scheduling is achievable in the long term.
Everything all in one place. It's a simple solution. ~Carol❤
Tiago Almeida commented
And/or meanwhile improve Outlook integration
Judith Shisler commented
I think a button to link to your preferred calendar would be a sufficient time saver rather than having to load the calendar from a new tab, etc.
LaPrentiss Sampson commented
While having a calendar is good, i feel that simpleology already have these features in other places such as google calendar. I do not want to have to refer to another calendar on top of the calendars i already have. This takes away from the "simple" of simpleology.
If there's something i have to do today at a specific time, i set the alarm within my phone and/or set it in google calendar. Simpleology just reminds me that i have something, and so i use that to set my alarms.
I have alarms in my phone/calendar for everything and the "recurring tasks" portion is a good reminder along with the labels of things you can setup without there being a calendar.
All of the pieces are already here...just have to use them accordingly
Garth Bradley commented
I like tha gannt chart idea. I don't need a traditional calendar in Simpleology. I can use the Schedule It option to put a task on my Outlook or Google calendars. I don't need to see the item again in Simpleology once its on my calendar. Plus, the option to Deliberate on a task allows me to set reminders and effectively schedule it for later without looking at it repeatedly until its time to get it done.
Kira Wagner commented
Love the idea of scheduling but a time killer to schedule tasks daily if I have to go back and forth between my Google calendar and Simpleology dashboard
Phil de Fontenay commented
Yes I love this idea. Just add the option to use a Simpleology calendar while also keeping the other options. Brilliant!
sid merwin commented
Jennifer Baritchi commented
Simpleology is great at what it does - I fear trying to make it do everything will water down the core features. (I don't want Simpleology to be my grocery app nor my calendar nor my running app - I want Simpleology to help me stay focused on and to achieve my goals - that's what it's good at)
I doubt that I would use an additional calendar and I'm not sure that I want scheduled calendar items to show up as targets - that seems redundant to me.
I don't consider a meeting a "target" - meeting prep would be a target that I need to hit to get ready for the meeting.
I don't consider a dentist appt a 'target' - it's an appointment. Scheduling that appt. is a target.
Hope that makes sense...
I do like the idea of being able to see my schedule for the day when I start my day and throughout the day... but I just keep my Google calendar open for the moment.
Perhaps an integration to allow us to add a widget to our Simpleology dashboard? This would allow the ability to see your preferred calendar app along side your daily targets... :)
Joseph Pangilinan commented
Totally agree. Simpleology should own the STANDARD for productive calendar planners.
Katherine King commented
Instead of a calendar per se, I wish there would be a Gantt chart. I really love the one in Wrike, and would be willing to pay a bit for it, but can't afford it on their pricing plan. Figuring out which task is prior to which other task is crucial for me. It would also help provide some structure to what looks like the very disorganized tasklists in Simpleology.
Dave Mackey commented
[Just FYI, Asana just recently released calendaring in their app]
Donna Manley commented
I think it is important for Simpleology to focus on features that are NOT AVAILABLE elsewhere. If the development efforts get bogged down duplicating a calendar, which is readily available many other places, we will get fewer tools to benefit the CORE of Simpleology. Not saying that a calendar is in itself a bad idea - only that it would cost us all in terms of other features not being built.
Shauna VanderHoek commented
i agree. Some tasks i want to do on a certain day, but I don't want to block a time slot on my real calendar until i get to that day. Also want a way to say 'when' during a day i want to do a task, or "postpone" it for a few hours
Ben Ahlquist commented
I use Outlook all day and unfortunately never push calendar entries out of Simpleology to Outlook, simply because of the warning that once you do, it disappears from Simpleology. If the goal of Simpleology is to be the "trusted system", so our minds don't have to be, IMO it needs to allow for "closed-loop" tracking of calendar, or at the least time-specific entries. It seems a Simpleology calendar, that also supports industry standard sync protocols, would be best, so while the online system could "push" entries into either Outlook, Gmail Calendar, iCal, etc, it would also be able to "retain" those entries within Simpleology. At that point perhaps the workflow could be augmented to mark them as Completed or not, and if not, then rescheduled, deleted, delegated, etc.
Christina Belardinelli commented
It would be simpeler to have a calendar function built into this fantastic product! Very functional too. I'm in! This suggestion is well thought through.
Pretty Please :)
Patricia LoPiccolo commented
This would be fantastic! I'd love the ability to be able to look at a calendar and schedule tasks into a "dump" spot - maybe the dream catcher - from there. Often I need to be looking at a calendar to schedule my month and reminders. If while looking at a calendar I could click on a date and have that task added to the dream catcher with that date attached as due date that would be fantastic. Then I can go in and organize the tasks as needed!
Amy Hunter commented
I am only five days into simpleology and I was coming here to suggest adding a simpleology calendar, but it's already been suggested much more thouroughly than I would have! Part of the reason I am excited to be trying simpleology is to have everything in one place. I never open my other calander! That's part of my problem. I don't remembr to check it, so everything I put in there gets overlooked. The first day I attempted to schedule something. Then when I realized it wasn't going to pop up in start my day, I've since just entered everything into "Do it Now", which can make my list feel a bit overwhelming some days. But I don't want to chance forgetting something.
Jens Reineking commented
Whatever you do, please keep the existing options since I use my Google Calendar also to co-ordinate with others.
What would be nice would be way to sync a calendar in Simpleololgy with GCal.
Donna Hunter commented
I agree with the others, I do not want to go to another calendar for my schedule. I want to be able to do it all in simpleology!