One thing which keeps me from abandoning my really cool yet not-so-collaborative task management software (culturedcode.com's Things) for a remainder of non-collaborative tasks is that it distinguishes between a due date (deadline) and a scheduled (resubmission) date. This is highly functional.
A due date is the date when a task has to be completed.
A scheduled date is the date until you don't want to see the task, the task popping on your "Today" tasks list (or whatever you might want to call it - "working on" would be an Agile version) when the scheduled date is reached.
These two are totally different things. You'd group similar tasks and schedule them on one date, independently of their due date. By scheduling future tasks you hide them temporarily in order to keep focus on things you are actually working on.
I don't know how to fake the scheduling feature on Podio tasks. What I am doing though (and lots of apps from the app store) is create a status field on deliverables and milestones to distinguish "later", "working on", and "completed" items. So the concept of scheduling things is not alien to Podio! But there is no way I am aware of to do similar things with tasks.
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