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Calendar Should have a View for Draft Calendar Entries

I have just had a user come and ask how to retrieve a meeting that was 'Saved as Draft'. We couldn't find it anywhere.

When composing a meeting you have the option to 'Save as Draft' but there is no view for draft entries.

When I tested with my own calendar I could only find a draft by remembering the date and finding it that way, but there should be a list of Draft Entries as this would be less ambiguous, and more consistent with the Mail interface


Looks like this idea was also raised a long time ago in the idea jam as well


  • Guest
  • Feb 14 2020
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  • Guest commented
    17 Feb, 2020 04:58am

    Thanks Thomas

    I think most systems that allow you to save 'drafts' of things, also show an isolated list of those drafts.

    I think this is what a user would expect from this system given that the Mail interface also does this.

    Whatever the solution, it should be very obvious how to retrieve a draft entry. 


    An empty 'drafts' list would convey a strong message =  'There are no drafts',
    Without this list, then it is much harder to come to the realisation that there are actually no drafts.

    Possibly in my users case they did not save a draft - yet they have no easy way of coming to that conclusion if they are supposed to exhaustively scan some other list. And if you were to sort the calendar entries by type and there were no drafts, then there would not be a drafts category visible, and it also wouldn't be obvious that drafts would usually show in that list.


    It is very easy to save a draft entry, 'Save as Draft' button is right in front of you, it should be just as easy to retrieve. Steve Krug's book on usability 'Don't Make Me Think' comes to mind here.


    I will leave it up to you - but this is just my opinion, and I was recording this idea as a concrete example of a user that was very frustrated not being able to do a simple thing.

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    14 Feb, 2020 08:49am

    Would it be sufficient to make the view "Calendar Entries" sortable by type ?

  • Guest commented
    14 Feb, 2020 07:00am

    Hy in Version 10 you have the view "Kalendereinträge", here are all calender entrys, also the drafts.