Desktop version (Windows/Linux/Mac) of Task Coach

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Desktop version (Windows/Linux/Mac) of Task Coach

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  1. When I send an HTML list of tasks, my correspondent do not see that it contains a tree

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  2. When tasks are numerous, finding a newly created task can be difficult. The focus should be on the new task.

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  3. When right-clicking on the icon in the tray, it is currently possible to create tasks (and notes & efforts). I often realize I have more subtasks when I am in the middle of a task, so it would be great to have the same Task-PopUp you have for the possibility to "Start tracking effort" and being able to create subtasks under an existing task/subtask.

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  4. Optionally send email as a reminder in addition (or instead of) popping up a reminder dialog.

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  5. It would be great to accept a link to the directory taskcoach-templates. I use Task Coach on different machines , with different os (linux, win), and want to have only one directory for the templates. Unfortunately, Task Coach on Windows doesn't accept a link for the Task Coach template directory.

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  6. Being able to re-arrange the displayed columns with a simple drag & drop would be a good feature. Then you could prioritize the columns that are most important to you.

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    Re-arranging the order of columns by drag and drop is one of the most requested features for Task Coach. As you may know, our small development team struggles with finding enough time to maintain Task Coach, support users (which we do for free) and develop new features.

    We attempted a fundraiser to hire an outside developer to program the feature for us, but the fundraiser was not successful. It was just a test and there are many reasons it could have gone better. We are aware of and are exploring alternative fundraising options in general.

    The reason this particular feature is expensive is that it needs change in the underlying wxWidgets framework that we use and needs an outside developer. But there is a lower-cost easy alternative to customizing column order and we will probably implement it soon: we could use the same interface we currently use for customizable toolbars.…

  7. Feature Requests item #2817422
    When you have chosen list view, the layout becomes rather cluttered if you have subtasks. I use Task Coach according to the GTD approach. I use the contexts Inbox, Next action, Waiting for, Projects, Someday/Maybe and Reference. Say that I have a project consisting of a task with sub-tasks. Some of the sub-tasks are defined as next action, some are in the category waiting for and so on and so forth. If i click the category "Next action" I only want to see the sub tasks that I have defined as "Next action". The projects (parent…

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  8. In the "task square map" I would like to see the total time for each "task folder" (those that have subtasks), so I can quickly have an idea of the total time I spent on a project. Moreover, it would be great if the name of the "folder" would always be visible.

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  9. Add an option to connect to an SQL database and store all task data in it. Obviously, data also should be stored locally as a read-only backup in case the database server is down, and eventually to speed up things.

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  10. It would be helpful to assign one or more categories to efforts. Possible use: I'm working as a consultant and have set up the project plan in TC. But the billing for my working time is split into "onsite", "remote" and "travelling time". So I would assign a special category to the effort that I'm creating for tasks.
    This feature would make TC even more flexible.

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  11. Allow tasks to be marked as completed/uncompleted while Task Coach is minimized in the system tray

    So basically a context menu from Task Coach in system tray so I can mark my tasks as completed/uncompleted from ther

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  12. When I define a task, I have it with plenty subtasks, some are really tasks some are not really tasks. I would like to have only some of those tasks synced by SyncML, for example giving them a tag (sync).

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  13. assigned task & receive task completion update from email

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  14. 7 votes
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  15. incorporate a preview pane below the task pane showing the task notes and attachments, like the outlook preview pane

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  16. Use data from exported html file to important back to TC.

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  17. Because I color-code the background of tasks based on their categories, it's hard to tell at a glance which task is currently selected--especially since the "highlight" color depends upon the task's "background" color. There ought to be some way to see which task/category/whatever I have selected without relying on color alone.

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  18. Currently, clicking a recurring task deletes the "today" version and creates a new task at the next occurrence. For my peace of mind, I'd rather be able to look at my tasks list and see that I have in fact completed the recurring task, and haven't just accidentally moved, deleted, or edited it.

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    We will almost certainly NOT make duplicate tasks for recurrence, although I know some people may like that idea. Instead, to address this concern, we will consider creating some sort of log of completions, as I mention in my comment below.

  19. Right now (unless I'm missing something) I have to click to select a task, then move up and click the "completed" button in the toolbar.

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  20. Taskcoach writes an error log to the program installation directory, which
    is helpful when troubleshooting. However the existance of the log is not
    immediately apparent to the user as it's not advertised until the program
    closes (and perhaps not always?). I keep TC running all the time, so am not
    notified of the error log. I only found it after spending some time
    searching the support requests and read of someone else mentioning it.

    I have a suggestion to help remedy this: add a "Show error log" item to the
    Help menu. This will make the log more accessible, without…

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