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. Looks like it's pot possible to save the syncml password at the moment - that's really annoying

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  2. 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.

  3. More keyboard hotkeys. The whole point of an effective task manager is to integrate it seamlessly into your day. Keyboard shortcuts allow this.

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  4. I think it could be great a quick way to set one category in the same front tab used to introduce the title and text of a new Task. I always use categories and I have to use the mouse only to set the category.

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  5. It would be nice if I could right-click a task and/or have a command in the file menu of "Move to..." and could then select a different .tsk file that the selection gets moved into.

    This would make it a cinch to move tasks to an archive or just move them for other purposes. Perhaps a "Copy to..." could be considered as well (like the difference between copy-paste versus cut-paste).

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  6. I'd like a view, like calendar view, not for tasks, but for efforts.

    [admin note: another closed request for including efforts in the regular calendar is being merged with this idea. A good implementation should allow either effort-only or efforts + tasks views]

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

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  8. Why not add a possibility to save the settings for:
    - columns shown
    - view setting (list | tree / all | any checked / ...)°
    - sort order
    - filter settings
    - viewers visible
    - categories chosen
    If then there is a drop down box with the list of saved layout settings, you can easily switch between different layouts !

    ° now these settings only can be set by a drop down box on the viewers toolbar. If the viewers window is small, you can't see it. Maybe the choices also could be added to the 'View' menu, so…

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  9. What I would really like is to be able to past a simple list of tasks from a text file into Task Coach. New tasks created in this way would simply have default attributes. Thanks!

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  10. It would be useful to get adress book with option to choose company/person, +fields for "adress","tel","fax" & fields for free designing. Adress book schould be programmed as a new Viewer. Also there should be an opportunity to select several companies/persons for each Subject :)

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  11. I couldn' find the way to display the week number in any TaskCoach views. This would be helpful in production environments where several partners have the habit to talk like "delivery in week numer 22" (meaning between 30th of may and 3rd of june 2011).

    For the moment, I created one task per week in a special category. The name of the task is the number of the week : W12, W13, W14, etc.
    It would be nice and pro to have the week numbers shown on a line under the month in the calendar view, as well as in…

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  12. It could be handy to be alerted when a time tracked task runs beyond the time budgeted. Perhaps by a desktop alert of simply changing the system tray icon red and/or an alarm sound. This would be particularly useful for contract tasks where additional time spent cannot be charged for.

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  13. Give a quick way to insert a new task without going through Insert new task menu
    For instance, use Clipboard (use current XML structure of tsk file) or add a command line with taskcoach to insert a task / sub task

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  14. Add a new column to category view that show task count and show total task count.
    Like with List.to http://lis.to/screenshots/1

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  15. It would be great if you can add certain costs (not work hours, but eg 3rd party invoices) to tasks, so when the task is finished you have a complete overview of the direct costs that were involved.

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  16. Show categories of a task in a reminder window just like in a "Categories" row in a main list.

    fast & easy to implement i think.

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  17. it'd be nice to have new sub-tasks inherit their parent task's prerequisites. it gets tedious adding prereqs when the tree isn't already expanded in the prerequisite choosing screen.

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  18. When a new task has to be created, one of my first concern is "When can I do it ?" Eventually, I specify a date but I don't really know what is my workload for that day.
    So I suggest :
    * a mecanism that would give a warning if a threshold of X number of budgeted time (or a percentage of the day) is passed per day
    * consequently, a way to spot the next free window for the budgeted task

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  19. EDIT: The way the timeline will be improved is by implementing this:
    http://thetimelineproj.sourceforge.net

    Votes for the request here will be considered a vote for implementing that change.

    FROM THE ORIGINAL REQUEST:

    It would be useful to be able to zoom in the "Timeline" viewer (zoom mode selection: vertical; horizontal; unconstrained) by dragging two bars (vertical and horizontal) or a window (unconstrained) or by using the mouse scroll wheel.

    Once zoomed, it would be useful to pan the view (for eg. by holding in the right mouse button and dragging).

    It would also be useful to be able to view one…

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  20. I use notes inside a task - especially for short hints or instructions.
    It would be helpful to print or export them.

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