Enter start time using entry line

Remco 4 years ago updated by Ana Loraine 2 years ago 6

I would like to set the start time using the entry line, just like you can set the duration with ~.

For example: Task @Self !2 ~30m 19:00h

The task would then last from 19:00-19:30h

Currently you can set the time, but in a time-window: 19:00-20:00, which is much less convenient.

But if I already entered a duration, all I need is a start time! It already works this way in the task window, so it should be possible to implement this in the entry line.

Under review

Hi Remco, you can already do that. Please refer to this page: http://support.weekplan.net/topics/1789-how-to-add-new-task/

Basically you can say "Remember the milk 2pm-3pm" or 14:00-15:00

Indeed, that is how I currently do it. However my workflow is a follows: first I assign durations to tasks, then I plan my task/week.


"Remember the milk 14:00-15:00"

"Remember the milk ~1h 14:00"

Then second option allows you to estimate the duration, then plan the task. The first options requires you to do both, which requires more mental effort. Perhaps a small difference but the amount of times I have to enter it makes this makes it count.

So you are saying you want to enter a new task "Remember the milk ~1h 14:00" instead of "Remember the milk 14:00-15:00"?

Precisely, if I then later change my mind and need to change the starting time of a task, this is faster as well.

OK thanks for the clarification