02 Aug 2019

Long-Term Thinking for Calendars

Deadlines sneak up on us because we’re always focused just a week ahead of time. Our tools don’t help since most calendars keep deadlines off-screen until it’s too late. We need a calendar that can easily zoom out from your daily work to scan your horizon of deadlines, goals, and commitments.

DayBack helps you work at longer time scales, so deadlines don't sneak up on you. Click To Tweet

What is long-term?

It’s different for everyone. DayBack will easily slide from viewing a week, to a few months, to several years. It will also show inter-generational projects that can last for decades,  like the history of a software company. Ambitious projects may last several hundred years.

Or maybe you want to look into the past (or into the future) and need more than a few hundred years? We’ve created some very long timelines to show how well this works. One plots when milestone SCIFI books and films were set, starting with Kepler’s Somnium in 1608. Check it out.

A calendar for long timescales: scoff milestones

You can make and share your own read-only timelines from any view in your calendar using DayBack’s sharing.


To filter out the noise, DayBack withdraws repeating events from your view as your time scale gets larger. First hiding daily repetitions, then weekly and yearly ones as you start viewing several years at a time. Manual overrides let you control how this works as you may want repeating events to show up on these long views in some cases.

Long time scales are only available on DayBack’s horizon view.

These long-term views work great with calendar analytics, so you can quantify and compare what’s happening at meaningful ranges of time.

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