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

Welcome to the Task Coach feedback forum. This forum is for the desktop (Windows/Linux/Mac OS X) version of Task Coach. Please stick to basic operation of the program itself. Requests that require the implementation of technology outside of the main program go in the “Other feature request” section.

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Enter effort by just entering number of hours spent

    Allow effort entry by choosing the duration (2hours) rather than specifying start and end times. Thus if u work a 8 hour day; assign time to available tasks to log time to total 8 hours.

    This allows you to work on two tasks at once and not have to manipulate the effort timers entry. This data can then be used for report a time-sheet for the week (period) worked.

    89 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show all BUT selected categories / choose show any, show only, and HIDE as options for tag filtering

      With the "filter on any" and "filter on all" options, there is partial AND and OR filtering, but no NOT.

      When you select categories to limit what is displayed in the Task tab it would be nice to being able to reverse that logic (show all tasks that do NOT belong to the selected categories). I know that I can accomplish this by selecting all the categories I want to see and not select the one I don't, but I a lot of categories and most of the time there would be only 1 or 2 categories I would like…

      84 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Assign categories to efforts

        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.

        82 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 80 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Column / calculation that includes Fixed Fee only on completion

            the total fee is resulting in all of the child items even if they aren't finished. It would be nice if there was a option or a new column with only finished total fees.

            74 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Global font size change

              It would be great to be able to change font size for all tasks at once (e.g. by selecting all tasks). Currently I have to select each task and change its font size one by one.

              73 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Save presets of defined filters and sorting

                I would like to be able to save groups of filter settings together as a filter set.
                These presets should also include sort settings (including multiple levels; for example, first sort by Subject ascending, then sort results by priority descending)

                Presets could be able to be quickly chosen from a dropdown menu.

                Additionally, I would like to be able to define views that utilize specific filter sets (i.e. they regularly refresh to stay consistent with the defined preset). This would allow different task views on the screen at the same time.

                73 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Synchronization with CalDAV

                  It would be nice, if we could use TaskCoach over a CalDAV server. This way not only can we access our Tasks on other computers but also at some point maybe tasksharing could be enabled..

                  66 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Defered/Suspended (aka waiting for, deliverables) Task Status

                    There is currently no way to identify or mark tasks which are pending third parties, scheduled deliverables, or other externalities which require that the project or progress be suspended, deferred, or otherwise put on hold. It would be great to be able to identify these tasks with a different status (color?) in the task view to help prioritize the active from the inactive (but still current, not future) tasks.

                    65 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Filter tasks and efforts by date range

                      A date-range filter would choose a start and end date for the filter range, and then choose which date (planned start, actual start, due date, completion date) to filter. For example, I could apply a filter to hide those tasks completed before a given day - ideal for my monthly report. For efforts, it would just show the ones that occurred between the filter dates.

                      63 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Categories in templates

                        Now categories are implemented with the tag categorizables including every the id of every task they affect. This makes impossible cool things like include automatically categories to task templates. Now task templates don't store at all category information, because the tag categorizables in task.tsk hardcodes every id.

                        59 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Single Window for All Reminders

                          - Reduces desktop clutter
                          - Reminder window state independent of Task Coach window state.
                          - Double clicking line item in reminder window opens task.
                          - Mark Complete, Snooze, etc buttons work on selected reminders.
                          This is how Outlook does, and it is one of the (few) things they got right.

                          55 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support Pomodoro

                            I'd like to suggest support for the Pomodoro time management technique http://www.pomodorotechnique.com
                            I’m not an expert in the method but it looks useful, simple and popular.

                            My initial thoughts are that this can be delivered in phases:

                            1) New fields on tasks to a) Estimate number of pomodoros required and b) Increment the number of pomodoros completed
                            2) Provide a pomodoro timer. So a user selects a task and starts the pomodoro. The pomodoro flashes or similar to indicate the end. The task pomodoro counter is incremented automatically? A second timer starts for the inter pomodoro break?
                            3) Various ways…

                            54 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • more flexible task recurrence options

                              There is no option to repeat the task on certain days of the week e.g. only workdays.

                              in my special case i have a job named 'answer emails' and i do it only at workdays...

                              Also, monthly on the last or before the last workday. Right now the recurrence is day number based, so it would be nice to have more abstract options like possibility to count from the end of months/years, take consideration workdays/weekends as option to count

                              more detailed examples:
                              a.) first tuesday OR thursday of the month (or of the quarter or the year), which is at…

                              52 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 52 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Task Counter

                                  Every time a new task is created, there should be a field with a task number (that increments every time for new tasks).

                                  51 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bulk task and/or category importing

                                    As part of a much larger project team I use Task Coach to manage my personal subset of project tasks.

                                    Because the hierarchical task and category structures have already been created by others in the project team (normally in a spreadsheet file) it would be great to be able to bulk import them from a file of some common format ie CSV.

                                    50 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • automatic download & install of new versions

                                      It's great to see how frequently TaskCoach is being improved. But it would be very nice if users could opt for automatic downloading & installing of each new version. Right now, we receive an alert when a new version update is available, but I'd like TaskCoach to do it all -- to find when a new update are available, to download the new update, to install the new update, and to display a list of version changes. (Of course, users should be given a choice in the program settings -- or in the Help menu -- to implement automatic updating…

                                      50 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Tiny Window w/ current tracked task, recent task list, other shortcuts

                                        Really helpful would be a tiny window showing which task was currently tracking time, which could sit over other windows at the top of the screen. A click would give a drop-down of all other active task, and you could select another task, to change to tracking time against that task. So, when working on task A and an email comes from someone for task B, you can switch quickly, then switch back to A after dealing with the email.
                                        There should also be a button to open the main window.

                                        46 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Save attachments within Taskfile itself

                                          It would be very helpfull if files (attachements) can be saved within a Taskfile in XML as CDDATA.

                                          Drag & Drop would be a perfect addition to this function.

                                          Please don't mark it as "completed" again, cause it's not implemented. The relative path is not the same.

                                          46 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We will leave this open, but please, everyone who wants files to just be moved or copied to a directory that could be paired with the .tsk file, move your vote to this:
                                            http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/991699-allow-real-attachments

                                            This request here will be considered specifically a request for within the .tsk file itself. It is also unlikely that this request will be implemented. The other, which already has more votes, is more realistic.

                                          • Don't see your idea?

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

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base