Option to choose which categories to sync
Please add the ability to select which categories to sync or not between desktop and iPhone. I have some categories that are by definition obsolete but I want to keep the tasks in Task Coach on my desktop for future reference.
I'm thinking about a section in iPhone preferences on the desktop version of Task Coach that shows a list of the categories along with checkboxes (much like the Category list in the main Task Coach window) and you could uncheck the box for a category and then the next time you sync the category and all it's tasks would be excluded from the sync and would only appear on the desktop.
I thought about unchecking "Upload completed tasks to device", but there are times when I want to view complete tasks on my iPod Touch from other categories.
For example, I have a category "School" with a subcategory for each course I take in my grad program. Once the class is over all of the tasks are completed (yay!) and I almost certainly won't use the category in the future, but I don't want to delete the category and it's tasks entirely because I do occasionally refer back to a previous class to see details of a project or homework assignment.
The main impetus for this idea is to reduce the number of categories to choose from when starting Task Coach on my iPod Touch. I got my iPod Touch two semesters ago and now the list of "defunct" categories is getting rather long. A side benefit would be that (hopefully) syncing wouldn't take as long.
Another, possibly simpler idea that might work would be to add an option to Task Coach for iPhone/iPod Touch that would simply hide categories with zero uncompleted tasks. If you were to add or create a task in one of these hidden categories (by going to All, creating a new one and then choosing the hidden category in the task details) when you go back to the category list that category should display again.
AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented
This is a perfectly fine request, but there's a possible workaround for now that might apply, depending on your situation:
If you select all the tasks in a category that you are no longer using, you can export them to a separate .tsk file for archiving. Just go to File>Save Selection… on the desktop version. Then you can delete the tasks and categories from your main file.
(incidentally there's a request that would make it easier to consolidate all these exports into a single archive .tsk file: http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/457886-ability-to-move-selected-tasks-to-a-different-tsk
Anyway, if this applies to your situation, then this will work for making your iOS categories list smaller.
But I can imagine situations where this isn't what is wanted, so the request here still makes sense.