[chandler-users] Why isn't there a "date picker" pop-up on alarm
bak at picklefactory.org
Wed May 21 05:47:40 PDT 2008
Slightly late response here. I like your first and third suggestions.
The second one I think would drive me absolutely nuts.
I think another solution might be to delimit dates in some way in order
to indicate that they be parsed as such. Like "To-do list cleanup
@EOM@" or "Leave the money under the bridge at @midnight at ." Maybe my
years in CLI land have warped me brain, though -- this might not be
suitable for a wide audience.
I'll update the wiki page when I run into another one.
Jeffrey Harris wrote:
> Hi William and Bak,
>> It's being too clever. I have many, many times typed something into the
>> quickbar like "investigate upgrading app X to 3.1" and it marks it with
>> a custom alarm for 1 March 2009. Personally I would love it if I could
>> make sure the "guess what date I mean" functionality would only look at
>> the first word of a given new taskbar item...
> Agreed, the date-parsing has far too many false-positives, and it
> often misses things I want parsed.
> Do you have any suggestions about your favorite ways this could be
> improved? Possibilities off the top of my head, harder to do lower down:
> - Provide a preference to turn off the parsing feature
> - Don't automatically add dates/alarms, but add a button to the detail
> view "look for dates"
> - Parse-as-you-type, show a box beside quick-entry that tells you the
> date parsing thinks you want, with a checkbox to "ignore dates"
> Orthogonal to this, if you notice a date issue (either dates not being
> parsed that should be, inaccurate parsing, or false postives), please
> add your example to this list here:
> Having examples of what fails is really helpful.
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