[APPROVED] "Due Date" type of Date option - perhaps Extension?

Hi Guys,

As I move forward in Fibery, I am realizing more and more that unlike some of the other “nocode” stuff like Airtable, Notion, Coda, etc., Fibery shines in that it is built for Work Management, unlike those tools. You guys have some features here that are geared towards that, such as Workflows. In those other tools, there is no such concept. But this is a big benefit with Fibery as Workflow is such an essential piece of Work Management

I have found that I can see a need again and again for another essential part of Work Management - the concept of a due date. Currently you have to use filters and colors to show an entity is overdue. I think if you guys could build in a little more native handling of a “due date”, there would be great use here. This could firstly bring simple viewing across all areas of Fibery overdue items, very important. Down the road with dependencies and other features connected with planning, due dates would be very useful.

Hope that’s helpful guys and curious to get your thoughts on this!

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I think another critical part of “due date”-type functionality would be notifications. Currently notifications are quite limited, no date-based ones as far as I’m aware. Certainly due dates should tie in to notifications, then. In fact I would think that would be one of the core aspects of it.

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This is great @Oshyan and thank you for the comments lately!

This is part of exactly what I was thinking with this “built out” concept of a Due Date inside Fibery.

I think one of the greatest things @mdubakov and co. are on to is the approach of having “extensions” (which I often think of actually as “apps”) you can add in to the general structure, which is otherwise more or less an open canvas. You can add as you please, but don’t need to. It is very powerful not to be forced into having a Workflow. I have been using Entities as Docs, and I don’t have a workflow on them most of the time as that’s not needed for this type of Entity. But in a tool like ClickUp or Wrike, you have to have these pieces, and it gets awkward.

This is where Fibery differentiates from the likes of Coda, Airtable, and Notion. In those tools you simply have a “date” field, or a “person” field, but in neither case can you expect certain typical behavior for Work Management tools like notifications as you point out. By building functionality around the existing Extension library, Fibery is solving this. If you want a plain “date” column for some reason, and don’t want to associate it with Due Dates, you can have that. If we had a “Due Date” extension though, like we have Assignments, you could choose what suits you best.

@helloitse it occurs to me that this is a subject that would interest you, so would love to get your take as well!

Thanks again!

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We have this in plans for sure

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This is great to hear, thanks for the update!

This continues to be a pain point as my team gets bigger in Fibery, would love to know if you guys have any guidance on when this might come around? I’m not sure how many users are trying to do hard core Task/Project Mgmt with Fibery, in which case you really need a concept of “overdue” and some notification capability around that. Right now all I can do is color Overdue stuff differently on a board (but with the limited “line” which I think my team easily ignores, which highlights the need for this feature of Colored Cards so the impact of a “red” overdue entity is as big as possible!

Grateful for any info on when you guys would implement something like this - very happy it’s approved so at least I can hope it’s coming sooner or later!

Thanks.

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