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Date-based scheduling

In Lunatask, you can use date-based scheduling to move the task out of sight until it becomes actionable. To do this, open the task detail and click on the option to schedule the task. The popup appears where you select a future date using the calendar or by typing the date — our natural language parser will do its best to interpret the date.

Date-based scheduling

When a task is scheduled for a future date, it automatically gets Later status and moves to the bottom of the list. Our lists are always sorted with the most actionable tasks on the top, and least actionable on the bottom (see Prioritization).

When the date comes, Lunatask will show the task in a special section at the top of the list (named "coming up") to bring your attention back to it and for you to decide what to do with it. You can then move it to Next or Must, drag it onto the calendar to the exact time you'd like to start working on it or schedule it again for a future date.

Date-based scheduling - coming up section

App and menu badges

Depending on your menu badge configuration, you can be notified of coming up tasks using the badge on the area the task belongs to, and on the app icon itself. When you sign up, badges are configured to show the number of due or coming up tasks. You can change this in the settings.

Learn more in our article dedicated to badges and notifications.

FAQ

Does Lunatask support deadlines?

No, Lunatask currently does not support end dates or deadlines. Please, treat the date as the start date when scheduling tasks for the future.

If you'd like to see this feature implemented, please, add your vote on our Idea Portal 🙏