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Is there a way to handle costs for each task?

JH

Hello,

so far I like your project. Only thing I'm missing is putting information about task's costs and then see some overall after "finishing" my whole project. Maybe I just overlooked it, but I can't find it anywhere. Or is it a premium tool?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Jan H.
Prague, Czech Rep.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 06, 2012 - 16:09 UTC

Hello Jan,

Please clarify - what do you want to achieve exactly? Tasks can have due dates, labels, priorities or reminders, but it's not possible to add any number to it that will sum up.


Best regards,
David

JH
Jan Hrkal
Replied on Nov 06, 2012 - 16:15 UTC

Hello David,

thank you for your prompt reply.

I want simple way to manage my smaller tasks within some of my clients. And for this purpose it would be great to have a way to add costs for each task I do (and then some summarizing)

But I see now that your system is not focused on commercial tasks, so I think I'll look around for something that suits me more. But I like simplicity of your system and therefore I asked - hoping.. :)

With best,
Jan

David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 06, 2012 - 16:40 UTC

Jan,

Unfortunately, Todoist isn't specifically focused on financing and management of costs. Of course you're welcome to use it for other tasks as a regular to-do list.


Best regards,
David

Musziq For Hire
Replied on May 02, 2015 - 23:29 UTC

We have TODOIST Business trial, and we would like to assign a COST (amount needed to spend to complete task) to tasks, which also automatically ADD UP and show in their parent tasks as total cost to complete that parent task. I think you probably could also extend this feature to have a VALUE field as well, so that completing it could be said to add X amount of VALUE to the overall PROJECT or Parent Project. But most definitely, COST, would be great. Than when you complete, you could also allow us to enter how much we actually spent if we know the amount is any different, and it can give us better or worse Karma for going under or over budget (optional fun part). Please add COST though, at least.

MC
Mike Cardus  premium
Replied on May 03, 2015 - 00:08 UTC

I've found that partnering todoist with toggl (a time tracking app) I'm able to sync tasks (work within client projects) with time and costs. Using toggl plug-in in my todoist I track time & billing for specific clients. Toggl then creates a time sheet & costs.

Musziq For Hire
Replied on May 03, 2015 - 00:31 UTC

Thanks, checking it out, and that's a really cool web app to know about. But I would like to assign hard costs to tasks that have hard costs. For just budgeting and knowing where to spend money on what priority items. For instance, to add "Get PO Box", and assign it $125. Stuff like that.

MC
Mike Cardus  premium
Replied on May 03, 2015 - 00:54 UTC

Toggl has a way to add hourly rate or total budget of project. Not sure it will achieve exactly what you are looking for. Let me know if you figure out a way 2 make this happen.

Musziq For Hire
Replied on May 03, 2015 - 06:01 UTC

You know, see, what I do, is I go to FILTER and select PRIORITY 1, this gives me a list of all my Priority 1 tasks, then I would like to see the associated costs, check what we have available in the budge to pay for task completions, and make the executive decision on where to throw the money.