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

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  1. Add a Now button to the Edit Effort Window

    In the Edit Effort window, it would be nice if there were "Now" buttons next to the start and stop times so that you could click button and it would automatically update the time value in the respective start/stop field to be the current time.

    This would often be useful such as when I start a new effort when I begin the effort and type notes as I go along. Then when finished, I could click the "Now" button next to stop time and click OK and be done.

    [In other words, clicking the "Now" button next to the start…

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We have a new date/time control that is already functional in the latest bugfix release and will be in the upcoming 1.3.21 full release.

      There is already a button for “stop tracking now” and with the update, you can just press the N key in any date/time field across the program and it will enter the current time!

    • Tooltip on effort

      I was using the tooltips on the effort a lot.
      Since the update to 1.3.40 they are not showing any more. I'm not sure but I think I was on 1.3.73 before.

      Can you please add them again, maybe with an user preference if somebody didn't like them ;)

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      • Change the colour of the background in the main window

        I am both dyslexic and have sight problems. I can change the task windows background colour but the main window with its lists and toolbars stays blindingly white (ow!) despite other windows applications allowing me to do something with them. Can you add something to preferences to change this before I go blind? ;-)

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        • Move tasks into various categories

          I would like to print out my task list excluding MAJOR completed tasks (but including sub-cat. tasks for major tasks uncompleted).

          Other software allows me to create two lists (Main and Archive). When I complete a task I can move them to Archive so I don't lose them but I can actually print my activities.

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          • Use slash instead backslash on attachment file path

            I use a dualboot (linux windows) and it's impossible to open an attached file when you change the OS :

            If I put a file into a task by windows version software, it's impossible to see the file on linux version software.
            This because windows use "\" for relative path and linux use only "/".

            Note that I don't talk about the attachment base directory. I set the same directory in two TaskCoach.ini (one for windows (D:\) and one for linux (/media/HD))

            Windows version can read and accept "/" on path file.
            So is it possible to use only "/"…

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            • Estimated Tasktime

              I would like to be able to write for each task my estimated time it takes to fullfill the task. So when I have about an hour time I can search for task that take 60 minutes or less, and do then right away. To do --> done

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              • Add an "assigned to" field for those of us who assign tasks to others.

                If this could be a field that is emailed as well, it would be VERY useful. While Task Coach is really designed for managing one individual's tasks, I am finding it useful to manage my direct reports, but it takes a lot of manual effort to do so the way it works now. Even so, it is still far better than doing it entirely manually.

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                • enable editing of html template used for printing and html export

                  Allow access to html template you are using for printing

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                  • html reports of efforts as displayed in the effort view

                    I'd like to create a html report of the effort

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                    • Change cursor focus in list view when completing a task

                      I use list view and noticed that when I complete a task, the cursor focus follows the completed task to the bottom of my list. It would make more sense if the cursor focus went to the top of the list when completing a task, or the next incomplete task that follows the task just completed.

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                      • Stop time in the effort window

                        Up to the TC version 1.0.10 (OS Windows) the stop time in effort windows was re-assigned to current time when the check box was re-checked.
                        Could you put this feature back on ?
                        Thanks !

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                        • Sync/Export in "ToDo.txt" format...

                          ...as described by Gina Trapani in https://github.com/ginatrapani/todo.txt-cli/wiki/The-Todo.txt-Format

                          I don't despair yet of having my Blackberry-tablet-desktop sync'ed, but I don't like much web/mail sync, neither do I need it, as I still stay home several hours a week.

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                          • Categories filter with AND instead of OR

                            I would like to say: show me only the tasks that are in each of the selected categories - like a facade-search. At the moment all task that are at least in one of the selected categories are displayed.

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                            • Add knob "Hide group tasks" on the tasks panel.

                              - if i want to see only sabtasks - ie realtasks, not virtual.

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                                This is already possible. Put the task viewer in list mode (using the drop down on the task viewer’s toolbar) and then hide composite tasks (view→filter→hide composite tasks).

                              • Save attachment data not only a path to it

                                May be save an attachment files to a special storage folder of Taskcoach.

                                It very usefull for Portable version, because all data should be Portable including Task-Attachements

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                                  This is already possible. In the preferences dialog (the files tab) set the attachment base directory to your portable device. When attaching files, first copy them to your portable device and then attach them.

                                • New item in help menu: "Check for Updates"

                                  Below the Help Menu item "About Task Coach..." there should be implemented another new item: "Check for Updates", ideally with an automatical function "Install new portable version" in the same directory "....".

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                                  • Adding tasktype and contacts with filter options

                                    Is it possible to add a tasktype en contactsname when adding to ta task or subtask.

                                    Tasktypes are:
                                    -Telephone
                                    -Mail
                                    -Meeting
                                    -Write
                                    -Design
                                    -Check

                                    -etc.

                                    With an option to filter on contacts and/or tasktype you can plan your contacts what to discuss and see for the day what kind of activity (like designing) you to do list consists of.

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                                    • Select a (sub)task over a number of weeks and see at once how much time I spent on it

                                      I'd like to be able to select a (sub)task over any number of weeks and to see at once how much time I have spent on it so far.

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                                        This information is viewable in many ways, from effort viewer to the time spent column. If you have a specific request about the exact way this is shown, please add that separately.

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                                        • Export Full Task Detail

                                          Only a certain amount of data is exported to CSV or HTML. There is no way to export the entire task description. We need a full export.

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