How can I search for tasks *NOT* modified within n days?

productivity

#1

I’m trying to set up a saved search that will show me tasks that have not been modified in a while.

I want to avoid my client’s questions not being responded to or acknowledged. I don’t see how to use the search to look for things that are getting stale, but rather only things that have been modified recently.


#2

Not sure you can do this with an advanced search per se, but you can sort any search by Last Modified.


#3

Thanks @James_Carl

That sounded good…

Since it sorts by the most recently modified at the top I needed to scroll (endlessly) to get to stuff that had been neglected longest. The system lets me sort by last modified but I can’t switch between ascending/descending.

Any other suggestions for how I might use the tool to identify things that are “hanging out there”… In space… Alone… Lonely…


#4

Yeah, I’m with @James_Carl on this one. If sorting the list is important to you, @dan_sullivan, you could even export as a csv and sort the list by ascending/descending, then revisit the tasks you identify in the csv. Tedious, but it’s an idea.


#5

I don’t think I can afford to spend that much time on it. I’m looking for something like this because of a lack of good protocol/protocol adherence from other team members and clients – backstops of tasks don’t get lost.

I appreciate the feedback; I think if the prospect was only to do it manually via export I will have to abandon the idea.


#6

Actual if the Advance Search for Modified would add “Before” it would work.