Thanks for posting that, making it availabe and for the work you put into preparing the article. It’s well thought out and well written. Many thanks.
What it describes is pretty much how I’ve always used My Tasks and it’s always made sense to me.
What I don’t like about the recent changes is that there appears to be less automation, more clicks and more manually moving stuff around.
For example, when I check of a recurring task that reocurrs every month, what used to happen is that it would disappear from my “Today” section and automatically reappear in the “Later” section ready for next month. Now, I check it off, it disappears from “Today” but reappears in the “New” section. Why would I want it there? It’s done and I don’t need to see it until next month. I now have to manually drag it to “Later” where it belongs.
The triage shortcut keys of CMD+Y (today), CMD+U (upcoming) and CMD+L (later) were useful. I don’t see any reason to remove these. If I had a bunch of task in NEW, for example, that I wanted to move to later, I could just multi-select them and with two keys, one hand and a single key stroke I could banish them to “Later”. Now, it’s three keys, two hands and three key strokes. Plus, I’ve been using CMD+L for years so it’s going to take me forever to change the habit.
I know these may seem like small things but it’s these kinds of uneccessary and irritating changes that are really putting me off Asana.
When Asana talks about rolling out “improvements” they should be just that. Adding more key strokes and and removing useful automation (like having a checked off recurring task reappear in the right section) aren’t improvements - these are significant backward steps and ill thought out modifications to a useful interface.