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

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  1. Autosave every X minutes

    Autosave Function: Unless I missed something I can only choose between immediate save (slow) or manual (unsave). To have an option to automatically save my work (let's say every ten minutes) would be great!

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      11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Just a note to everyone: recent updates have greatly improved the efficiency of the saving process and reduced the amount of auto-saving so there is less waste and less slowness. So we are closing this request.

      Thanks,
      Aaron

    • Enable encryption of the tsk files

      Task plans are sometimes very confidential. Is it possible to automatically store the task file with encryption? This would ensure the content is safe independent of who administrates the file system, backups and so on.

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        8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        There are a two reasons why I don’t want to implement this:
        1. Many people using Task Coach are computer novices. I know some of these people are going to forget their passphrase (or don’t even realize they have encrypted their task file at all) and blame Task Coach (or us) for losing their data.
        2. People that really need it can use other options to store their task file encrypted, such as a TrueCrypt volume.

        Cheers, Frank

      • add owner to task

        each task should have an owner.

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        • Please make a backup function tasks, categories, calendar automatically on a schedule, such as in LeaderTask

          Please make a backup function tasks, categories, calendar automatically on a schedule, such as in LeaderTask

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            Backups are now (as of v. 1.4) always on anyway. We’re not going to make a limited schedule. There’s already backups being made automatically, and you can restore from a backup with File > manage backups

            Best,
            Aaron

          • Little Backup-Script for Linux users

            Here is a little easy backup-script for Linux users:

            #!/bin/bash

            # chmod +x des Skripts
            # crontab -e

            # everyday at 12:00
            # 10 * * * * "/Zielverzeichnis/tsk_backup.sh daily" >/dev/null 2>&

            # every Monday at 13:00pm
            # 0 13 /7 * 1 "/Zielverzeichnis/tsk_backup.sh weekly" >/dev/null 2>&

            # every 1st in month at 12:30pm
            # 30 12 * 1 1 "/Zielverzeichnis/tsk_backup.sh monthly" >/dev/null 2>&

            baseDir="/yourFolderGoesHere"

            if [ $1 ]; then

            if [ $2 ]; then
            sourcePath=$baseDir/$2.tsk
            fileName=$2
            else
            sourcePath=$baseDir/Track.tsk
            fileName=Track
            fi

            if [ ! -d $baseDir/$1 ]; then
            mkdir $baseDir/$1
            fi

            cp $sourcePath $baseDir/$1/$(date +%y%m%d_%H%M)_$fileName.tsk
            kdialog --title "Backup Taskcoach" --msgbox…

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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              There is already an option for automatic-backup in the preferences, although that backs up on every save. Perhaps a better request would be to make that simply time-based such as every 15 minutes (if you’d like that, add a feature request for that). Otherwise, backup via any existing backup option obviously works whether that is a script, a program like BackInTime or a tool like SpiderOak/UbuntuOne/Dropbox/etc.

            • Please make it possible to change the size of text new tasks. - It would be great!

              My eyes are not so good any more. And so it's quiet exhausting to use the software. - Please make it possible to change the text for creating new tasks. - It really would be great! - Thank you very much in advance!

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                • Create a feature to save "sort" settings, and automatically sort new tasks to the active screen.

                  Each time I start Task Coach I must sort by "priority", "due date", "category", then "completion date". I must also do this after entering new tasks as well. Doesn't automatically sort to the current settings. Doesn't take very long but, inconvenient anyway.

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                    If new tasks aren’t sorted by the one main final sorting, that is a bug. Task Coach doesn’t officially support multiple sorting parameters yet. That is a request:
                    http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/2448267-multiple-active-sort-criteria-sort-by-then-by-t

                    Please vote for that.

                    You might also want to vote for this:
                    http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/371680-save-presets-of-defined-filters-and-sorting

                  • Sounds integration and control for tasks

                    Is it possible to add A sound definition system Either localized Sounds/Audible in the program+program directory w/ container control for the program it self or a section to Windows Control panel Sound ? ( even Mute for some circumstances)

                    I can not find basic alarm, tick sound, alarm sound verify or change - and it is very disturbing and further more - time consuming to re-check if an alarm exists .

                    Further more - I suggest ability for different sounds per groups of tasks reminders - such as :personal, meeting, urgent ,vacation,holliday ,travel etc.
                    - and as well the ability…

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                    • Sum and display the time spent on selected efforts

                      on the effort form when the user selects multiple efforts it would be helpful to see the total time spent on the selected items displayed somewhere on the form.

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                        • New fields

                          Hi, it is a great tool!

                          I think it will be a good ideia to include the Task id, Responsable and applicant fields.

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                          • Colaborative function will be great

                            Colaborative function will be great

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                            • Android Support

                              I saw you have an iPhone version; When an Android version PLEASE, Pretty Please? Check the market share for cell-phones & tablets... ANDROID is and will be 'round for a LONG while :-)
                              thanks guys!

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                              • Calendar does not show time properly

                                On my system (Win7 Home ed. Toshiba widescreen) the font for the calendar time slots overwrites, making it unreadable.

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                                • A view for all notes related to a task

                                  The most important thing to control during a task execution is:
                                  -WHAT exactly to do;
                                  -WHAT you have done.
                                  The notes in a task can do both.
                                  Is not a good idea to show notes over the task, dragging a mouse.
                                  The note view show only notes that are not linked to a task.
                                  The better solution is a view that show, edit end create notes for a task, because you can code and put a new note in parallel.
                                  If the notes could be collapsed, will be great.

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                                  • Filtering efforts

                                    Either to be able to make a report for only a given period of time including all efforts within that period or better yet, filter the efforts view to show only efforts for a given week. If efforts could then be categorised and the filter subsequently accepted these categories, it would be possible to quickly invoice the time spent on different tasks this week (or month or what not).

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                                    • Ability to sort a particular view and printout that view

                                      Hi,
                                      I would like to be able to sort for a particular due date and printout just those tasks.
                                      I would like to also be able to sort for a particular master task and that master task's subtasks and be able to printout just those tasks.

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                                        What you describe in the title of your request is already possible. In the body of your request, you say “sort for a particular due date” but I guess you meant something like filtering all tasks due before a certain date? Anyway, that is also possible right now (See the View→Filter menu).

                                      • Task dependency: update "Planned start date" to (max) "Due date" of prerequisite task(s)

                                        Dear the team,
                                        I have a suggestion about create a new task that depends on other tasks:
                                        - Because the new creation task is only started when all prerequisite tasks are completed so when user check prerequisite tasks in Prerequisite tab of the new creation task, the "Planned start date" should be set to max "Due date" of prerequisite tasks.
                                        - But please note: user is not allowed to choose parent task, ancestor tasks as prerequisite tasks.
                                        Thanks & regards,

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                                          We are not going to do this date idea. This is a misunderstanding of how prerequisites work in Task Coach. The whole point is that by planning tasks that have prerequisites, task coach actually stops them from showing up as late until after the prerequisite is completed. Your idea is fundamentally incompatible with this feature.

                                          The issue about parent tasks as prerequisites is a real problem. I already opened a bug report about it however. That is here:
                                          https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=3556225&group_id=130831&atid=719134

                                          Thanks for your thoughts.

                                        • Filter tasks by "not in" category

                                          Filer tasks by hiding those in a certain category, i.e. reverse of current category filtering.
                                          Useful for hiding tasks in a "blocked" category or all tasks not categorised.

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