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A bit of UX confusion when using the checkmark to both signify "complete" and "save"


I really like the app, but I still hesitate when saving changes to a task. When clicking on a task you get 4 actions with icons (complete, postpone, notes, edit).

The complete action has a checkmark.

If I select edit I am taken to another screen where the top bar has 2 actions symbolized by icons only (an X for close and a checkmark for save).

Everytime I edit a task and want to save I search the screen for a save button because in a to do application I assume a checkmark means complete.

Not a big problem but an old fashioned floppy or just the word save may help eliminate the confusion caused by the checkmark meaning different actions on different screens.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 06, 2013 - 17:29 UTC

Hello Chris,

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and we will consider improving the UI in future updates. You're welcome to add a request for this change to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote_iOS/

Best regards,

Andy Puest
Replied on Aug 13, 2013 - 11:01 UTC

I do agree that the checkmark is confusing, but a floppy? seriously!? :-)
A few years from now noone will remember those anymore ...

Chris Mclean  premium
Replied on Aug 13, 2013 - 13:08 UTC

Ah the poor floppy is constantly knocked down, but even to my kids (who don't even know what it actually is ) know that the weird square thing means save.