Create views like "work" and "personal" by grouping together related channels.


Control how you plan and view your day across various contexts like work, personal, or school.


How to use

Creating a context · 1:38

You can create a context from by clicking on "Channels" in the left hand menu and then clicking "+ Create a context".

When you create a context you'll set a number of properties for your context:


This is what you'll see whenever you are interacting with the context. In the case of contexts, this should be high-level like "work", "school", "personal", etc.

Personal context:

If the items you will put in this context are of a personal nature, turn this toggle on. Items that are in a personal context won't be counted as "work time" when you are planning your day and they'll also never be visible to other workspace members, regardless of workspace visibility.

Default channel:

Toggle this on if you want new tasks you create to automatically be added to this context.


Privacy Options

If you are in a Private Workspace or in a workspace all by yourself, you won't see the option to mark a context as private, as everything is already private to you.

If you mark a context as personal, it will always also be a private context.

Best practices

  • If you are using Sunsama collaboratively, consider setting your default channel to a context or channel that is private or personal so that your tasks are hidden by default.
  • If you want to change the context in view during daily planning or the today view you can use the Cmd L channel switcher.
  • Make sure to designate your personal context as personal in the context's settings even if you are in a private workspace. This is useful for having personal tasks not count towards your workload.