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Have task labels on the same line as task name

I suggest switching back to the previous layout where the task label was on the left of the task name.

To be super-verbose; previously when I wanted to find a task within a specific label, I would scan the left most column of labels for the specific label, then could shift my vision to the right to find the specific task. This is a natural movement for most western cultures because we read left-to-right.

Now I have to scan vertically between alternating rows of task names and labels, and when I find the correct label, I have to regress upwards with my eyes. If it's the wrong task, I have to scroll down with my eyes again.

Again, I'm being super verbose simply to highlight why the previous layout was more natural.

I wish you would revert to the previous layout.

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Martin L premium
Replied on Mar 30, 2013 - 16:38

Or even have the users to choose what they want in the setting page...

Hugo Oliveira premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2013 - 14:53

It"ll be very nice if had a similar space under projects for the Labels.
Like, i can see all my projects and under that i can see all my labels and switch very fast.


Douglas G. Dirks premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2013 - 12:49

I agree with Poyan that the previous layout was more natural. I found it much easier to read, and obviously more compact. (The clean, compact display is one of the things I value about Todoist.)

A user-selectable setting would solve this problem, but I understand the reluctance to provide a set of fine-control display tweaks as part of the Todoist interface. Another solution would be to architect the Todoist displays so that they are easier for users to style with local CSS rules (via Stylish or similar mechanisms). Unfortunately the current Todoist HTML is built in such a way that this is very difficult. For example, the task labels in this case are wrapped in a generic <div> element, which makes it very difficult for a user to modify the style rules. This may be a conscious choice, but it does limit the user's ability to "tweak" the Todoist UI.

Pranay premium
Replied on Apr 03, 2013 - 08:22

The new format is terrible. What a waste of space. Why do the labels need to be displayed in a separate line?

Andrea Leewong
Replied on Apr 03, 2013 - 15:55

I agree with the previous comments. My to do list is twice as long now. Even if we can manage this in our settings, that would be helpful.

Dennis Wheeler premium
Replied on Apr 05, 2013 - 07:31

Agree with the above, have had to switch away from using labels entirely as my lists were twice as long and very difficult to read.

Making it an option or reverting would be very helpful.

arpad.andrassy premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2013 - 10:24

imo labels should be placed on the left, in front of due date info

Michel premium
Replied on Apr 27, 2013 - 17:19

yes, this change was not an improvement in my eyes.

Replied on May 02, 2013 - 19:07

I actually like the new method, it was too confusing to the eye before.
Even with the new change Todoist still display more entries in one page than any other service I know.

Perhaps you can have it for the user to decide in settings?

What I am bothered more is why the labels are still displayed by count/amount! It is obvious to everyone that this need to change, and was suggest many many times on this support forum, yet...

I recently got back to try and use Todoist again, and this has reminded me of one of the reasons I stopped... :-(
Labels by count and not by ABC (or manual) really goes against the productivity of users... (at least that's the impression I go here in this forum)

Any roadmap for when this will be sorted already?