Backlog

The Backlog is a place for tasks you want to do "someday".

Purpose

Store tasks you want to do someday but aren't sure exactly when. Think of it as your "someday" list.

Walkthrough

How to use

Accessing the backlog · 0:00 - 0:27
There are three ways to open and view the backlog:

  • From the right hand panel, click on the "Filebox" icon.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut SHIFT+B to toggle the backlog into view in the right hand panel
  • Use the command palette to search for and toggle the backlog into view.

Moving tasks into the backlog · 0:28 - 1:12
There are three ways to move a task into the backlog:

  • Using the "start date" menu from any task card
  • Hovering over the card and using the keyboard shortcut z
  • Dragging and dropping the task into the backlog

Filtering and searching the backlog · 1:13 - 1:44

  • You can filter the backlog to only show tasks in a certain channel or context by selecting that context or channel.
  • Click the "Search" button in the top right hand corner to search items in your backlog

Best practices

  • If you have tasks that often roll over from day to day, move them to your backlog.
  • The backlog is not a replacement for a project management tool. It can be useful for small one off items but isn't designed to handle complex workflows better suited to a project management tool that can be integrated with Sunsama.
  • If you worry about things getting forgotten in your backlog: create a weekly recurring task to review and groom your backlog.