When you get to updating search on the roadmap, I hope this area gets a lot of thought. David Allen said for GTD that one of the keys is to have a system you trust, and until you have that, you will never be able to clear your mind.
Agenda is very close to that system. It works better than anything I’ve seen and the addition of Reminders integration is beautiful. The key to keeping me from having that full trust is the fear of things falling through the cracks. Examples:
- Reminders that are overdue. Yes, I can go look in the Reminders app, but if I am in here, I’d like to have a saved search that would show them to me in context.
- Projects with open checkboxes. The developers have indicated that they strongly feel that all /remind type reminders must have a date or date/time, and if they don’t, there is no difference from putting them in Agenda. I can accept that, but only if I know they won’t get lost. Right now, there is no way of ensuring that I don’t have notes out there with open checkboxes. To me, this is the most critical missing feature.
- Not Done / Done notes. In the same way that I want to see checkboxes that aren’t done, it would be nice to filter on notes that are not done. Indeed, it would be nice if there was a different note icon for notes which “can” be completed vs. notes which are just that; notes.
I’m certain there are other metadata conditions which would be good to search on. These are just the ones most keeping me up at night currently.