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SA

I'm using todoist to manage projects in my research lab. Each project is a set of experiments. The tasks are individual steps in an experiment to be completed by different members of my lab. I'd like to be able to add notes, files, or connect the project itself to my dropbox account. The problem with attaching them only to individual tasks, is that they go away once the task is checked off. For example, I'd like to attach a note or file to the "project" itself that provides a general technical overview of a given set of experiments. Regardless of what tasks are or are not completed, it would be great to have a way to add information or detailed description to the project itself so it is always there at the top of all the tasks.

Is there a way to do that? Or will that be available in the future?

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Shawn acheson premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2014 - 15:05 UTC

Another question: can tasks be assigned to more than one person? Frequently we have training we all must complete. I'd like to create a single task (e.g., Complete 2014 PHS training) and assign it to all members members of my lab. That way, I can track who has done it and who has not. Is there a way to do that with out duplicating the task for each member of my lab?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jun 24, 2014 - 16:23 UTC

Hi Shawn,

At this time it's not possible to add notes to projects, though this might be something we add in future updates. We have reason for adding only one person, though this could also change in future updates. https://todoist.com/blog/2014/05/using-steve-jobs-strategy-to-assign-tasks-in-todoist/

Regards,
Brendon.

SA
Shawn acheson premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2014 - 19:31 UTC

Thanks Brendon. I am a firm believer in the DRI process. I fully support delegating responsibility to a given person and having that person responsible for follow-up.

However, sometimes, there are things that everyone must do, for example:
- everyone must turn in their time cards
- everyone must attend the lab meeting
- everyone must read the safety manual updates on an annual basis
- everyone must complete annual training online……

I could put one person in charge of each of those things, but then they would just have to generate a task (the same task) for each person in the lab - a monumental waste of time.

I appreciate the attempt to encourage a work philosophy (and DRI is a very good one), but some flexibility would make TODOIST even better. Maybe you could call them something different. Call them chores. Chores (things that many people must all do) can be assigned to multiple people (e.g., submit her/his timesheet) while tasks can/should be assigned to only one.

Thanks for the response.

Shawn



Shawn K. Acheson, Ph.D.
Research Physiologist
Neurobiology Research Laboratory
Durham VA Medical Center, and

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University Medical Center

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> Todoist Support | Brendon Wadey (Doist Support Staff) added a comment to question Project information
> Hi Shawn,
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> At this time it's not possible to add notes to projects, though this might be something we add in future updates. We have reason for adding only one person, though this could also change in future updates.https://todoist.com/blog/2014/05/using-steve-jobs-strategy-to-assign-tasks-in-todoist/
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> Regards,
> Brendon.
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