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Gantt view of tasks

Further to previous requests via the Vote forum, I would like to reiterate the desire for a graphical, gantt style view in order to allow me (as manager) to review team member's workloads and help to programme tasks to prevent bottlenecks. A start date as well as end date for each task would also be necessary to make this as useful as possible.

Currently all tasks are shown to run from current date to the deadline, which is not helpful.

Now the Vote forum has been taken down, can you please give an update as to whether this functionality is being considered / developed?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 15:16 UTC

Hello Simon,

Thank you for your feedback, we may consider adding such option in the future, but it's not being developed at the moment.


Best regards,
David

Simon McCurdy premium
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 15:25 UTC

As much as I and my team love Todoist, the lack of this feature may well lead to me moving to another app. :-(

I'm pretty sure that there was a ground swell for this feature on the Vote forum - it's a shame that it isn't being considered for development / addition.

M
mick.mainwaring premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 21:27 UTC

This is something I would also like to see. I have a separate calendar app on my phone (that syncs) which just shows when the tasks are due although a gantt style addon would be a great addition (both on the website and on my phone)

Mick

me premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2014 - 19:38 UTC

A gantt view would be a great addition.

Thanks for considering it.

Eduardo Forero premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 17:49 UTC

Please... there are tasks or projects with longer than a day work

JB
Justin Baeder premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 03:55 UTC

+1 to this.

KM
Krzysiek Maślejak premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 20:59 UTC

+1, I'm also looking for such a thing

Eduardo Forero premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 22:25 UTC

Yes, please could you add this feature?

João
Replied on Aug 28, 2014 - 01:13 UTC

Hi everyone,

Bog fan of Todoist here! I tried several tools before adopting Todoist wholeheartedly.
Todoist works because while it is very simple in use, it is versatile and allows for deep organization structures. But it just works!

I understand other features may need immediate attention, but not having some sort of Gantt functionality -- as basic as it might be -- is a huge handicap.

I was browsing through the numerous forum entries suggesting / asking for this function and realized how long it has been since
1. the necessity and longing from users was expressed clearly and in volume
2. users have been informed that Todoist was working on it
3. todoist has been postponing it

Some threads are 2 years old!

And now David informs us that
"we may consider adding such option in the future, but it's not being developed at the moment."

Come on guys!! How long do you have to be in denial until you understand users DO NEED the feature and WILL leave the platform if the app cannot do the job? We´re not asking for anything that contradicts the filosophy of the service (like a My Little Pony backgroung or something), only a simple and clean visual guide on our tasks.

I am getting the feeling it won´t be implemented because it is meant to be so.

Sorry about the rant, but users have always contributed to the app´s development in amazing spirit. Please don´t waste this effort.

KR
Kristian Rönn
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 07:26 UTC

+1

GA
Geoffroy Aubry premium
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 09:21 UTC

+1

KR
Kristian Rönn
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 09:25 UTC

A start date as well as end date for each task would not only enable a gantt view but also better integration with the google calendar, where tasks can be displayed as events in the calendar.

TM
Tony Mitchell premium
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 09:33 UTC

Would also like to see this feature.

You have a loyal customer base with this product, it would be a shame (from a business point of view) to dismiss viable ideas put forward by your customers. I for one, would only continue as a premium customer if I had confidence that your product was constantly developed with feature requests being considered and implemented where possible.

Thanks
Tony

Quinten van der Werf premium
Replied on Oct 20, 2014 - 02:13 UTC

+1

MS
Mike Shinn premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 10:55 UTC

So many applications in the past have added more and more features until they become over-sophisticated and lose their attraction to the core audience at which they were aimed. Maybe there is a need for a separate, more sophisticated product. There's a real danger in trying to be all things to all people, and ending up not being right for anyone. The problem is where to draw the line.

Darek Kay premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 11:03 UTC

-1

This is not a project management tool. If devs would add each feature that people are asking for, then Todoist wouldn't be what it is today: a clean, simple to use task management tool. Instead it would be one of those 1000 cluttered tools out there. If you have a need for a Gantt chart, then you clearly need another tool.

KR
Kristian Rönn
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 12:26 UTC

Mike and Darek, I kind of agree with you. The cleanest solution to this problem would be to:
1. Add a "start date" field as a complement the "due date" field.
2. This would allow better sync with google calendar (since calendar events needs an end-time) and external gantt softwares such as ganntify.

tldr: it could be as easy and clean as just adding a start-date and 3rd party apps could handle the rest.

Darek Kay premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 12:37 UTC

@Kristian
Indeed, starting dates (aka deferring tasks) is a feature that a task management tool should provide. There is another thread about it: http://todoist.com/Support/show/30198/

João
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 14:25 UTC

@ Mike & Kristian
I agree in the sense that a clean, simple, sleek software should remain true to itself. But a developer just shouldn't keep promising costumers with future features they don't mean to add...

People who come to Todoist are not looking for complex project management tools. And those who ask for Gantt actually just need VERY simple task vs time visualization.

That third party method actually sounds good. But having to link to external resources kinda contradicts the spirit of Todoist's simplicity, doesn't it?

Another idea would be implementing independent optional in-app purchases, like other apps offer. If you would need an ultra simplified Gantt, you could use it. If not, leave it be.

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Felipe
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 13:34 UTC

+1

JS
Jack S premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 00:23 UTC

Why in the world does Todoist not have such a basic functionality, and why on earth does todoist team not even have plans to add this??

I need a way to OVERVIEW the 10+ projects that I'm managing at any given time...
I only paid for the premium package expecting enhanced features and good reviews that i saw, now i want to talk to these "reviewers"... bunch of $%$%...

Wish i have given that money to some homeless guy, better than throwing it away like this.

Good bye, todoist.

Quinten van der Werf premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 00:57 UTC

Whilst not a total solution, Sunrise fills the void nicely. It connects to Todist and displays all the tasks. And best of all - you can move tasks on the calendar and they are reflected directly on Todoist!!!!!

https://calendar.sunrise.am/

It also plays very nicely with Google Calendar so you can make it work with your own calendar setup if you are already integrated elsewhere.

KM
Krzysiek Maślejak premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 16:20 UTC

Also Google Calendar is reflecting todoist tasks... That sunrise is only another calendar, just like google.

JB
Justin Baeder premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 16:45 UTC

With both Google Calendar & Sunrise, you can change the date of single tasks from your ToDoist calendar, but that doesn't let you set due times, GANTT-style dependencies, or anything else of the sort. You're also limited by the delayed (and unpredictable) sync between ToDoist and GCal.

A GANTT view would have considerably more features, not just dates in a calendar view.

João
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 16:54 UTC

Google Cal and Sunrise (based on Gcal) work great. For a calendar, I mean. But the solution for Todoist is ANOTHER app?? That's not very logical, especially when Todoist's moto is simplicity.

Also, going for Google Cal or Sunrise for Gantt does not make sense. They are not suppose to do Gantt anyway.

xcfw premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 08:53 UTC

+10

SD
Steven Diehl premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 10:00 UTC

+1

MB
Markus Blaser premium
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 12:11 UTC

I support that too, or maybe a sort of collaboration with an other tool as with toggl or iftt. Actually I startet to work with xplan because I need a project management features (dependencies, resources, costs, gantt...). But I don't need all of that stuff in Todoist itself. It would be enough to export and link tasks (also assigned to ressources that are recognised in TD) to Todoist. So I plan the project in xplan (or another tool, maybe web-based), linked to TD, and my colleages are working only in TD. When a task is done, it is synced with xplan the next time, changes in xplan are synced with TD. Something like that would be great and would not mean to develop a complete project management tool inside TD. What do you think about it?

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alan premium
Replied on Dec 01, 2014 - 15:41 UTC

truth is, we implemented todoist so I could get the team to adopt an easy task-list management approach. it has failed for two reasons: 1) no overview of projects so resource management is not possible with Todoist except from the ground up (resource complaints), and 2) no graphical representation of the information (timeline or gantt). We're now evaluating our other options (again). Suggest Todoist implements at least a timeline view of the data. This would be a simple feature that provides some semblance of gantt without the overhead of restructuring your schema.