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configure/enhance display and layout

J

Hello,
Just new to this great todoist world and despite I like what I see very much I am a little bit puzzled by the poor design of the minimilastic display of the todoist home page. I know there is a lot of buzz around these new types of user interface but these are a little bit hard to use as everything looks the same (what google did to gmail is for instance terrible): for instance when I look at my todoist page I can't easily tell what is a day, a task... all these items are written with the same font, color, no identation, nor lining to separate things...
Is there a way to have some themes and switch to something, maybe less pure, but so much useable ?
Thanks in advance.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 27, 2013 - 23:11 UTC

Hello Jerome,

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, it's not possible to change the overall design of Todoist.

We always try to make it as clear, obvious and easy-to-use as possible. Please take a look at this very short video showing the basics of Todoist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4mpv8tlhAU and let me know if you'll still have any issues with navigating Todoist.

Basically, there are two main parts - on the left, the project list and on the right - the task list. Tasks are within projects, when you click on a project's name, you enter it just like a folder. Within you can have tasks and sub-tasks and you can see the date on the right side of each task.

The only difference is when you're viewing search results by date. For example, if you click on "today" or "7 days", you'll see a list of all tasks scheduled for these dates/days - the header will show the day and then on the right side you'll see the names of the projects the tasks are in.


Best regards,
David

J
jerome.celle
Replied on Apr 27, 2013 - 23:19 UTC

Thanks Dave, the thing is that the right part is very "boring", everything at the same level, same color, same size, no bold, no underlining...: identing the task under the day would be a first step towards civilization...

J
jerome.celle
Replied on Apr 27, 2013 - 23:20 UTC

and worse... buttons could be buttons instead of just plain text, bringing even more to the confusion...

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 27, 2013 - 23:25 UTC

Jerome,

We appreciate your feedback and you're welcome to add your suggestions to the Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/ and we may consider improving the design in the future.


Best regards,
David

J
jerome.celle
Replied on Apr 28, 2013 - 21:00 UTC

Hi David, I have seen a vote for some theme and voted for it. But I am sorry to confess that the more I am using todoist the less I like the layout;
Even this forum has lines to separate each post...
A line between days to clear things out would really be a first step.
Thanks and regards

J
JD premium
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 21:14 UTC

Hi David,

I really like Todoist. One thing though-- I'd like the layout on the iPad and iPhone apps to match the layout I have on the web version.

On the web, I managed to create the collapsible list with parent and sub tasks. For example, I'm writing a book review for The Elixir of Immortality (parent task). I have the sub tasks finish reading book, write first draft, download cover art underneath. It's all in a nice, neat collapsible list on the web. But on my device apps, no collapsible list appears and the asterisk I used to eliminate the check box on the web, shows up in the apps.

Will this be fixed in the future?

Regards,

JD

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 23:43 UTC

Hello JD,

Although the * asterisk option to remove a checkbox won't be supported in the future, we will look into implementing better navigation through sub-projects and sub-tasks on the iOS app.


Best regards,
David

J
JD premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2014 - 16:12 UTC

Thank you David for getting back to me so quickly.

I really do like the option to remove the check box. I also love the dropdown arrows. I have installed Todist on my Mac and I see that the Mac version also has the dropdown arrows.

It would just be nice to have everything consistent with the web and Mac app. Saves trying to remember what does what.

Thanks again.

Regards,

JD