Let’s say I’m looking at a task that I need to work on, but that task cannot be worked on right now (maybe because of some external dependency, maybe because I’m not in the mindset to do that kind of task, maybe because I’m dragging my feet and I want to drag them a little longer)
I would like to get it out of my sight for a while, and have it reappear after a time interval.
This is a powerful productivity technique, because it creates mindspace for that which I can and want to tackle.
If I’m looking at “My Tasks” (a view I wish was available in other screens of Asana) I could just mark it for later and since my Later section is normally folded, it would effectively disappear.
But then I would have to manually dig it out of there for it to make it back to “My Tasks”.
You can take a look at how Boomerang does it for Gmails, as I think they got the paradigm largely right. (I pay Boomerang just to have this feature in Gmail)