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

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  1. Plugin-based design / scripts / scriptable options for the program

    If the program will support plugins, even in the most basic form, then it will give the opportunity for other developers to add stuff to the program without actually changing the main code, which could be a barrier.

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    • Printing of tasks - Options

      It would be nice to have a feature where you have tick boxes next to the tasks you want to print and Options like:
      - Option to include all subtasks
      - Option to include / exclude completed / not yet due / active tasks

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      • Completed Tasks view per time period

        It would be nice to have an option to create a view for all completed task accoroding to dates (start date and end date) that will be provided by the user. It will be helpful for creating a "Monthly Report" or "Weekly Report", for example, of completed tasks.

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        • Task Reference Number

          Give each task a unique (editable) reference number.
          1 - Would allow me to include it in emails etc so that when people reply weeks later I can quickly find the task
          2 - Allow me to change it to match the reference number in my company's task managing software so that I can link the two

          39 votes
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          • Add (Auto)archiving Feature

            After several months of using Task Coach, my task file grew to about 1k tasks. It has a significant impact on performance. I don't want to delete old completed tasks, as they may contain notes I would like to read any time in the future. However, the tasks might be moved to another task file, let's call it archive. This action could either be automatic (tasks completed more than X days) or triggered by a menu item, and driven by a wizard (select type of tasks, their age, file to archive to). Hope this makes sense to someone else as…

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            • Keep prerequisites when saving as template or copy and paste

              Sometimes a task is just a set of subtasks that must be done in sequence. So prerequisites allow me to know which subtask should I do now and when I've done it, which subtask is next. When I want to do tasks with the same sequence, I try to copy and paste and just change the name of the task. However the prerequisites are not kept, neither by copy and paste nor as templates.

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              • Changing color with priority

                If the color of an indication sign was changing with different priority, the overview of the most important/urgent tasks would be better visible.

                That is e.g., for priority 0 = grey, 1 = black, 2 = green, 3 = red (similar to the color of the circle indicating the different status: completed, overdue,...

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                • Reminder window getting focus

                  Please have an option to make the reminders window get the screen focus when Task Couch is minimised to tray or task bar.

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                  • multiclient/multi-user collaborative version (perhaps over network) with ability to delegate/assign tasks

                    I think that a network multiclient version would be very nice.

                    Users should be able to see their own tasks alongside tasks that are shared among the group.

                    A project manager could include a task for his team, assign to an employee and receive updates over the network.

                    It would be great too the possibility to generate daily, weekly and monthly reports per project sort by team members.

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                    • Indicate selected task with bold text, arrow icon, or bounding rectangle, instead of color hilite

                      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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                      • standard hourly fee setup in preferences

                        to make life easier, there should be a possiblility to set up a standard hourly fee in the references which should be used as a proposal in every new task

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                        • Add a button to insert date/time in comments/notes

                          Perhaps with a shortcut key as well.

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                          • Dynamic effort for one task (make viewer update with selection)

                            Show efforts for currently selected task and update effort list when task selection changes. (currently show effort for one task only shows effort for for the task, that was selected at the moment of activate the view port of 'show effort for one task')

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                            • Timeline needs time reference

                              The time line does not show where the tasks are landing WRT the calendar. You could use a week, month, or yearly view to gain a reference for the gantt

                              27 votes
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                              • Hide completed tasks when selecting task from the list in Effort View

                                In Effort View, it is a bit annoying to change task of an effort that was already started: in the list box appear all the tasks, no matter if they are already completed (even if in Task View the option 'hide tasks if completed' is enabled).

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                                • Task is marked when subtasks are due

                                  The main advantage of Taskcoach over other software is the possibility to arrange tasks schematically. However, if subtasks are due, this is not indicated at the parent tasks. I have to open all tasks to see if subtasks are due. Suggestion: a parent task inherits the child which is due first.

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                                    The current release has this partly implemented.

                                    The way it works, when parents are collapsed, it will show due dates from subtasks in parentheses in appropriate columns (other dates too).

                                    But we haven’t figured out the best options for whether to change the icon color or text color of parents based on subtasks. Should just the icon change? Just the text? Only date-related text? When collapsed only or all the time?

                                    Please share any suggestions below in comments. What do you all think is the best way this should work?

                                  • Automatically export to web

                                    Now that we have the export to html/css the only thing needed to make a web for view current status is an option to specify an auto export option. Here can be two options:
                                    1.- Time related autoexport. For example, every 5 minutes.
                                    2.- Event related autoexport. For example, when someone change the status of a task.
                                    And there must be a option to say where must be exported.

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                                    • Retain completed task history for recurring tasks

                                      I would like the ability to retain a completed task record for tasks that are recurring. Currently, when I complete a recurring task, the task is reset to the next due date which is great, just what I need. But I would also like to see a record of that task as a completed task. For example, I have a task call Monthly Financials for a client. It would be nice to see the historical records of when this task was completed.

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                                        Note: I already have marked this in our plans, but not sure when we’ll get to it. There are many related requests already, notably:

                                        http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/3628890-retain-completed-task-history-for-recurring-tasks

                                        https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/1551061-calender-view-show-completed-re-occuring-tasks

                                        I’m keeping this open as your request is most clearly in line with what I want us to do.

                                        Cheers,
                                        Aaron

                                      • Basic CLI (command-line) support

                                        I'd like to have ability to add new tasks from command line, this will allow to integrate my mail client - Claws-Mail.

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                                        • Sending email with selected task details including attachments, etc.

                                          Now email is generated only by the taskname as subject and details as email body.
                                          -> I'd like to have an option to attach any of linked attachements to this task, including the option of pasting other details such efford, etc.

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