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Todoist really is a beautiful application, and I do find much to like about it - that's why I've paid for it, and have put enough of my world into it to truly exercise it. However, it isn't quite to what I would consider a viable task management system for anyone serious about such things yet.

The six things I really need from Todoist for it to remain my task management system of choice (in no particular order):

1) Start dates: this is probably the biggest deal killer for me. A number of tasks in my world occur as intermittent actions through a period of days, but are not readily broken up into smaller tasks (plus there's a point at which granularity is counterproductive - task management takes longer than the tasks you're managing). Additionally, the bonus is that it would assist with time management - I could look for tasks with an expected duration of two hours if I find myself with a free block of time, for example.
2) Project properties: Projects should have optionally inheritable elements such as start date, end date, labels, notes. This allows for quicker entry of sub-projects and tasks, as well as offer a means of a central location for project information (notes, intended full schedule, etc).
3) Ability to filter within a project - I should be able to build a filter that says I want to know what the overdue tasks are in a specific project, for example.
4) Recurring tasks end dates: this is also a big deal for me, as I do have many tasks which recur for a period of time, then end. It's not a valid long-term solution to say to archive the task when you're done with it - that requires me to once again keep schedules in my head to remember when it ends, rather than in its proper place in the tool. That might be okay if I only have a couple of such tasks, but when I fully move in, *many* of my home and work projects include multiple limited length recurring tasks.
5) Export/Import via CSV files: This would enable me to better report on my work (by exporting my data on specific projects, ideally!), or add projects and tasks as a bulk action, doing the heavy lifting of repetitious information in a spreadsheet, rather than typing things in one by one.
6) Better context information on items in a filtered view, specifically by making parent task information available without having to leave the view - as an example, it would be good to be able to mouse over or right click and see a hierarchical path for a sub-task, showing project, sub-project, parent task information as appropriate.

With these 6 items, Todoist would become a viable "keeper" for me. Right now, without these items or any transparency into what's coming up soon or truly in the pipeline, I cannot trust that this application will sufficiently serve my needs over the long run, and I haven't been willing to fully commit to moving everything into it.

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Ziad premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 18:44 UTC

I would add as well the ability to filter by assignee

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 20:28 UTC

Hi,

Thank you very much for the detailed information. We know start dates are very highly requested and its very possible it will happen at some point, this is almost on par with requests for me details for projects.

Filtering projects should be soon, but I can not say when.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Ziad premium
Replied on Jul 03, 2014 - 16:41 UTC

Thanks for the promising news. Any chance filtering by assignee will be worked upon soon?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 03, 2014 - 17:40 UTC

Hello Ziad,

Unfortunately, we can't say. We don't have very long roadmaps, we work and plan from feature - to feature, but we will consider it in future updates :-)


Best regards,
David

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Ziad premium
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 12:28 UTC

ok. thanks.
One more thing. How which app version I have and if this is the latest one?
regards,
Ziad

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Ziad premium
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 12:29 UTC

ok. thanks.
One more thing. How do I know which app version I have and if this is the latest one?
regards,
Ziad

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 13:59 UTC

Hi Ziad,

If you're referring to our mobile apps (iOS or Android), you can check the App Store or Play Store for updates every now and then to make sure that you're running the latest version.

Regards,

Clyde

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Ziad premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 16:14 UTC

Understood. And how about the windows application?

Allow me to highlight the importance of listing tasks by assignee. It is a very efficient way to monitor the performance of every member of a team, especially if they are working on several projects. Please can you relay that feedback to the developers.

regards,
Ziad

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 16:47 UTC

Hello Ziad,

We're keeping track of all feature requests and passing them to the developers :-)

As for the version number of the Windows app, please right-click on the red TD icon it adds to the system tray and choose "About".


Best regards,
David

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Trish Putnam premium
Replied on Jul 16, 2014 - 16:40 UTC

Just as an addendum - I said export/import by CSV, but XML would also be appropriate. Essentially, it should be a commonly used and easily edited format.

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Ziad premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Hi David,

Any chance we might have the task filtering by assignee in the short term?

Kind regards,
Ziad

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 11, 2014 - 17:58 UTC

Hello Ziad,

Unfortunately, I can't promise it, though it is something we're definitely looking into as we plan to improve the Todoist for Business feature set :-)


Regards,
David