Sort Your Tasks by Due Date

If you like to set dates on tasks, you’d probably like to view those tasks sorted by date. We’re excited to announce that now you can — just choose the “Date” option in our view selector.

The Date view has a few nifty features. When one of your tasks is running behind, it’s likely that many of them are. In the Date view, you can select multiple tasks and then use CMD+down to add a day to all of the due dates. This makes it easy to adjust schedules and keep the relative timings.

Another new feature of the Date view is that completed Tasks show up next to incomplete Tasks, so you can see your Tasks as a timeline. Once you’re done looking at completed Tasks, you can archive them to hide them.

Date sorting doesn’t interfere with Priority sorting, so you can switch between both views, depending on how you want to look at a Project. And with great power comes great responsibility – please make sure to communicate with the other people on the project so that you all agree to use priority or dates for ordering.

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  • Flilipina
    Dan,Excellent work on all the OF scripts I just disocvered them the other week but they already are making a big impact in my workflow. Thank you for sharing it.One question regarding the clear start and due dates script could the script be modified to also change the context of the task to, for instance, Someday ?
  • Doris
    I just started using Asana and I love how easy it is to organize my business. I’m wondering, however, if it is possible to sort by due date on the iPhone app? I can’t seem to find a place to do that and although the tasks sync, the way I’ve sorted them does not. Any tips?
  • Christoph Baaden
    Hey Team.

    Is there a solution to sorting/displaying tasks by due date on the iPhone mobile app?

    Thank you.

  • Aaron
    Also wondering about sorting by due date on the iPhone app — it’s kind of useless to me without this functionality.
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  • Margo
    I have my asana tasks by Date on my desktop, but it’s not translating to the mobile app. How do I get this to work? It’s useless without Date organization otherwise. Help?
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  • Jacqueline
    Some questions-
    1. Are there other ways of viewing a project? Ex: as a timeline
    2. Is there a way to create dependencies? I.e. This task depends on this other thing getting done, or this task depends on these resources, or this person
    3. Is there a way to sort by due date ALL tasks and subtasks (aka an entire project), not just sort the tasks in the center pane by due date?
    4. How do you print the entire project (ALL tasks and subtasks), again not just what’s in the center pane
  • Asana
    This sw is crap. How do you sort by date????? Why is this not working on my iPad?
    I saw a reference to this and got the app, then spent an hour entering. Tasks, but they don’t sort by date? Wtf?
    Went to the web site as well, no diff. From the looks of previous comments,Mathis issue hasn’t been addressed. Stop being so cool and just pt out a product that has the functionality of a basic planner,
  • Jonathan
    Hi – I like the addition of calendars, but it seems now the sort by date function is removed from task view. Dates for tagged tasks can span weeks or months – not all visible in calendar view. Please bring back sort by date!
  • Rusty
    Hi. Great work and a fantastic tool! I have to ask, to chime in with others, when will there by functionality on the Android App to sort tasks by date due. Pretty important UX functionality when people have a large list of project tasks. Looking foreword to a solution. Thanks in advance!
  • jake
    To echo a lot of comments above, inability to sort by due date on mobile makes the mobile app very difficult to use. Please add this feature!! :)
  • Damian
    Please add sort by due date to mobile and also team calendar on mobile would be great features.
  • Liz
    To echo all of the above, please add a sort function to mobile. It’s would be hugely helpful on my morning commute and would increase everyone’s productivity x10. Unfortunately, if you have a lot of tasks — and if you use Asana correctly across your company, you will — you need a sort function.
  • Praveen
    I was curious if the sort function on the iPhone app will be released soon? If it is on the roadmap to be released, please kindly let me know. I really need to be able to sort by due date at the least.
  • Chris Aitken
    Echoing the request for sorting capabilities on your iOS app. Seems like a very surprising oversight, particularly given that your users have been asking for this for 18+ months? Thanks for an otherwise very useful product …
  • Cindy
    Bug?

    When a project has a due date, it’s logical that all of a project’s tasks must be completed by the project date. However, one can post a task due date that is after the project due date. That does not make sense.

    And, as a new blog reader, I was confused by the form at the upper right that asks for email address, Get Started and Log In. Initially, I thought one had to log in to the blog in order to post. Change the wording, please, so it’s intuitive.

  • J
    Can te default for tasks view on mobile be by due date? Or at least ice the option permanently keep that selection?
  • Kenn Chong
    I think it would be great if we could set duration periods on top of the due dates. This will enable the calendar function to be more useful for planning.