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Time-based scheduling

Also known as time-blocking. Time-blocking is about planning your day upfront by dragging your tasks and habits onto the calendar between your meetings and appointments.

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Time-blocking is a popular technique, but it does not work for everyone. In our experience, it could do wonders for managers but usually fails for developers as their work often cannot be easily time-blocked – you don't know whether fixing a bug will take 15 minutes or two hours.

You can find your calendar in the sidebar on the right of your task lists and toggle whether it is open using an icon in the toolbar on the bottom of the screen or via CMD+S (on Mac) or Ctrl+S (on other platforms).

Simply drag any of your tasks onto to calendar to plan them into your day. To time-block your habits, refer to our dedicated article on habit scheduling. To see your meetings and appointments in the calendar, set up an integration with an external calendar.

Calendar

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Time-blocks for tasks and habits on the calendar can be resized by dragging them by their bottom border.

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Dragging your tasks onto the calendar respects their set estimate. See our article dedicated to estimation for more information.

FAQ

Can I see different calendars in different lists? I don't want to see my work calendar when looking at my personal tasks

This would bring more problems than it would solve, unfortunately. Your daily schedule is your daily schedule, regardless of what list you are looking at. This could lead to situations where either you miss a work meeting because you don’t see it or you time-block a personal task for the same time you already time-blocked a work task without knowing.

Is weekly/monthly calendar coming?

This jury is still out on this one 🤞