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Allow users to organize Goals in different folders like: "Studies" "Health," "Hobbies" etc.

Could there be folders for certain goals so I can keep them all straight? I'd like a "Health" folder where I could log workouts, odometer readings, macronutrients splits eaten over the week, etc. A "Study" folder to keep track of the time spent on school, and a "Hobbies" folder so I could track things like time spent on reading outside of class, practicing an instrument, or time spent other self improvement goals.

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Drew Summitt shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
started  ·  Admindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) responded  · 

“Started” may be an exaggeration but this no longer seems hard and is bubbling to the top of the list of priorities…

Rough sketch of the plan: Put the countdown to next derailment next to or in place of the “bob is minding” heading, which avoids the problem of someone accidentally burying an eep goal. And then kill frontburner/backburnering. And then add tags and sorting by whatever you like — tag, time-to-derailment, pledge, goalname. For tags you could specify in the url, like bmndr.com/bob/tag/foo (same as the blog).


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i like this too. i don't care much about time of day.

    i would like to sort goals by amount currently pledged so that I can prioritize what I focus on.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's more important to have this feature than choosing time of day of derailment. As for the folders themselves, I'm OK with either folders or tags. With a lot of goals, I want the most important goals at the top (with the least amount of safe days) and that's what the current sort does. It would be nice, thought to have tags for different goals so I can re-sort the goals according to tags, as well.

  • Amora commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I had to choose between folders and end of day times I'd rather be able to choose my own end of day. But I really want both.

  • Kate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "Is there anyone who wants this more than a feature to choose the time of day that you derail on an emergency day?"

    Me! Although neither one is particularly pressing for me.

  • Arthaey Angosii commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm finding that my generic "exercise" goal isn't really working for me, but my specific "push-ups" goal is. So I'm going to create goals for each exercise I want to do regularly, and I'm going to be really sad that I can't group them for organization/sanity's sake. :/

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a great idea. It would be awesome if you could gather all goals under a certain area or larger project!

  • janabeck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like either idea--tagging or folders. Since the goals are sorted by recency of update (something complained about elsewhere), they get pretty thematically jumbled, which bothers me, although I wouldn't mind that sort order if I could easily sort by "theme" with folders or tags.

  • Isaac commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like this idea, though I'd slightly prefer goal tagging instead of folders, so I can categorize things multiple ways.

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