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Indicator of 'today'.

r10k
Sat, 21 May 2016 15:41:02 GMT

It'd be really helpful (for any form of project management) to have a line or some form of indicator that simply shows 'today'. It could be easily toggled on/off for those who wouldn't use it.

solfi
Sun, 22 May 2016 08:40:04 GMT

Can't you just make a bookmark for that?

Devan Gelic
Mon, 23 May 2016 05:07:02 GMT

Solfi, I've tried the bookmark approach for a 'today' indicator, it works but only if today is stationary. Fluid timeline events are more of a Calander w/tasks and todos, that constantly check your time, and calculate which events are about to happen to let you know. Though I could see a use for it in AeonTimeline, if the project was a Project Management. Basically, you center the timeline view on 'today', the real today, and have a quick at-a-glance view of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. And if that timeline view of today was constantly being updated, it'd always give you the current view that is most important info of what to expect or correct because yesterday's mishaps. In most apps, I see the today as a scrolling paper with the default view of today indicated by a line down the middle. Not sure how that could be indicated in AeonTimeline, that's up to the devs. I can sort of picture a vertical line from top to bottom, coloured, or just a slim arrow icon at the top in the date ranges pointing to the current day. Could even see it by the hour, and at a stretch by t he minute for time sensitive data. But the devs would have to make that line, move, like a ticker tape. And could be a resource hog, or not? Unless they tied it into the computers date/time/Calander apps, and had the frequency of updates to be made every quarter hour, of day. And if they could tie that into third party apps for schedules, they could deploy the current "Project" plan to specific people through Google or Apple Calander etc. R10k has the simplest solution. A toggle. Either a line is displayed to show today (call to system, get time and date, return to app, display line to indicate day or time) with updates at intervals either defaulted very 5, 10, 15, 30 minutes or hourly. But r10ks idea for a toggled line to indicate today, could also be a smart bookmark, sort of what solfi suggested only a smart book mark are filtered bookmarks that could scroll the timeline to, as desired, today, tomorrow, yesterday, last year, skip to previous 100 years, or millennia etc. but those don't exist...

r10k
Tue, 24 May 2016 02:16:22 GMT

I should clarify that for me this is a visual indicator. Scrolling to a location isn't that helpful. I can just type 'today' in the search bar if I wanted that. This is about being able to quickly glance at AT and see where I'm at. Nothing too complex, in other words.