Add subtask / child task via keyboard shortcut
Currently, users are able to indent/outdent tasks only by clicking the corresponding arrows. This assumes the user has created the new task at the desired location (below what will become the parent task) or that the user will reorder a task (or tasks) once added.
Useful as this feature is, it severely impedes the rapid addition and organization of tasks.
My suggestion: Create a keyboard shortcut/syntax that adds new tasks within a hierarchy.
1. I have a parent task labeled "Moving".
2. I want to add a subtask called "Get boxes".
3. I click "Add Task" and enter the following (or something similar) into the entry field: moving > get boxes
4. This would work regardless of where the task is added (beginning, middle, or end of list)
AS A BONUS...
5. If I need to add subtasks within that subtask, I would do so using a comma-separated entry: moving > get boxes > 20 cardboard, 12 rubbermaid, 8 shoe boxes
6 comments, asked by Brent on Sep 02, 2011 - 06:42