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Gantt view of tasks

Further to previous requests via the Vote forum, I would like to reiterate the desire for a graphical, gantt style view in order to allow me (as manager) to review team member's workloads and help to programme tasks to prevent bottlenecks. A start date as well as end date for each task would also be necessary to make this as useful as possible.

Currently all tasks are shown to run from current date to the deadline, which is not helpful.

Now the Vote forum has been taken down, can you please give an update as to whether this functionality is being considered / developed?

All responses

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 15:16 UTC

Hello Simon,

Thank you for your feedback, we may consider adding such option in the future, but it's not being developed at the moment.


Best regards,
David

Simon McCurdy
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 15:25 UTC

As much as I and my team love Todoist, the lack of this feature may well lead to me moving to another app. :-(

I'm pretty sure that there was a ground swell for this feature on the Vote forum - it's a shame that it isn't being considered for development / addition.

mick.mainwaring  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 21:27 UTC

This is something I would also like to see. I have a separate calendar app on my phone (that syncs) which just shows when the tasks are due although a gantt style addon would be a great addition (both on the website and on my phone)

Mick

me  premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2014 - 19:38 UTC

A gantt view would be a great addition.

Thanks for considering it.

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 17:49 UTC

Please... there are tasks or projects with longer than a day work

JB
Justin Baeder  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 03:55 UTC

+1 to this.

KM
Krzysiek Maślejak
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 20:59 UTC

+1, I'm also looking for such a thing

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 22:25 UTC

Yes, please could you add this feature?

João
Replied on Aug 28, 2014 - 01:13 UTC

Hi everyone,

Bog fan of Todoist here! I tried several tools before adopting Todoist wholeheartedly.
Todoist works because while it is very simple in use, it is versatile and allows for deep organization structures. But it just works!

I understand other features may need immediate attention, but not having some sort of Gantt functionality -- as basic as it might be -- is a huge handicap.

I was browsing through the numerous forum entries suggesting / asking for this function and realized how long it has been since
1. the necessity and longing from users was expressed clearly and in volume
2. users have been informed that Todoist was working on it
3. todoist has been postponing it

Some threads are 2 years old!

And now David informs us that
"we may consider adding such option in the future, but it's not being developed at the moment."

Come on guys!! How long do you have to be in denial until you understand users DO NEED the feature and WILL leave the platform if the app cannot do the job? We´re not asking for anything that contradicts the filosophy of the service (like a My Little Pony backgroung or something), only a simple and clean visual guide on our tasks.

I am getting the feeling it won´t be implemented because it is meant to be so.

Sorry about the rant, but users have always contributed to the app´s development in amazing spirit. Please don´t waste this effort.

KR
Kristian Rönn
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 07:26 UTC

+1

GA
Geoffroy Aubry  premium
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 09:21 UTC

+1

KR
Kristian Rönn
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 09:25 UTC

A start date as well as end date for each task would not only enable a gantt view but also better integration with the google calendar, where tasks can be displayed as events in the calendar.

TM
Tony Mitchell  premium
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 09:33 UTC

Would also like to see this feature.

You have a loyal customer base with this product, it would be a shame (from a business point of view) to dismiss viable ideas put forward by your customers. I for one, would only continue as a premium customer if I had confidence that your product was constantly developed with feature requests being considered and implemented where possible.

Thanks
Tony

Quinten van der Werf  premium
Replied on Oct 20, 2014 - 02:13 UTC

+1

MS
Mike Shinn  premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 10:55 UTC

So many applications in the past have added more and more features until they become over-sophisticated and lose their attraction to the core audience at which they were aimed. Maybe there is a need for a separate, more sophisticated product. There's a real danger in trying to be all things to all people, and ending up not being right for anyone. The problem is where to draw the line.

Darek Kay  premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 11:03 UTC

-1

This is not a project management tool. If devs would add each feature that people are asking for, then Todoist wouldn't be what it is today: a clean, simple to use task management tool. Instead it would be one of those 1000 cluttered tools out there. If you have a need for a Gantt chart, then you clearly need another tool.

KR
Kristian Rönn
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 12:26 UTC

Mike and Darek, I kind of agree with you. The cleanest solution to this problem would be to:
1. Add a "start date" field as a complement the "due date" field.
2. This would allow better sync with google calendar (since calendar events needs an end-time) and external gantt softwares such as ganntify.

tldr: it could be as easy and clean as just adding a start-date and 3rd party apps could handle the rest.

Darek Kay  premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 12:37 UTC

@Kristian
Indeed, starting dates (aka deferring tasks) is a feature that a task management tool should provide. There is another thread about it: http://todoist.com/Support/show/30198/

João
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 14:25 UTC

@ Mike & Kristian
I agree in the sense that a clean, simple, sleek software should remain true to itself. But a developer just shouldn't keep promising costumers with future features they don't mean to add...

People who come to Todoist are not looking for complex project management tools. And those who ask for Gantt actually just need VERY simple task vs time visualization.

That third party method actually sounds good. But having to link to external resources kinda contradicts the spirit of Todoist's simplicity, doesn't it?

Another idea would be implementing independent optional in-app purchases, like other apps offer. If you would need an ultra simplified Gantt, you could use it. If not, leave it be.

F
Felipe  premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 13:34 UTC

+1

JS
Jack S  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 00:23 UTC

Why in the world does Todoist not have such a basic functionality, and why on earth does todoist team not even have plans to add this??

I need a way to OVERVIEW the 10+ projects that I'm managing at any given time...
I only paid for the premium package expecting enhanced features and good reviews that i saw, now i want to talk to these "reviewers"... bunch of $%$%...

Wish i have given that money to some homeless guy, better than throwing it away like this.

Good bye, todoist.

Quinten van der Werf  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 00:57 UTC

Whilst not a total solution, Sunrise fills the void nicely. It connects to Todist and displays all the tasks. And best of all - you can move tasks on the calendar and they are reflected directly on Todoist!!!!!

https://calendar.sunrise.am/

It also plays very nicely with Google Calendar so you can make it work with your own calendar setup if you are already integrated elsewhere.

KM
Krzysiek Maślejak
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 16:20 UTC

Also Google Calendar is reflecting todoist tasks... That sunrise is only another calendar, just like google.

JB
Justin Baeder  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 16:45 UTC

With both Google Calendar & Sunrise, you can change the date of single tasks from your ToDoist calendar, but that doesn't let you set due times, GANTT-style dependencies, or anything else of the sort. You're also limited by the delayed (and unpredictable) sync between ToDoist and GCal.

A GANTT view would have considerably more features, not just dates in a calendar view.

João
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 16:54 UTC

Google Cal and Sunrise (based on Gcal) work great. For a calendar, I mean. But the solution for Todoist is ANOTHER app?? That's not very logical, especially when Todoist's moto is simplicity.

Also, going for Google Cal or Sunrise for Gantt does not make sense. They are not suppose to do Gantt anyway.

xcfw  premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 08:53 UTC

+10

SD
Steven Diehl  premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 10:00 UTC

+1

Markus Blaser  premium
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 12:11 UTC

I support that too, or maybe a sort of collaboration with an other tool as with toggl or iftt. Actually I startet to work with xplan because I need a project management features (dependencies, resources, costs, gantt...). But I don't need all of that stuff in Todoist itself. It would be enough to export and link tasks (also assigned to ressources that are recognised in TD) to Todoist. So I plan the project in xplan (or another tool, maybe web-based), linked to TD, and my colleages are working only in TD. When a task is done, it is synced with xplan the next time, changes in xplan are synced with TD. Something like that would be great and would not mean to develop a complete project management tool inside TD. What do you think about it?

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alan
Replied on Dec 01, 2014 - 15:41 UTC

truth is, we implemented todoist so I could get the team to adopt an easy task-list management approach. it has failed for two reasons: 1) no overview of projects so resource management is not possible with Todoist except from the ground up (resource complaints), and 2) no graphical representation of the information (timeline or gantt). We're now evaluating our other options (again). Suggest Todoist implements at least a timeline view of the data. This would be a simple feature that provides some semblance of gantt without the overhead of restructuring your schema.

JL
Jason Lin
Replied on Jan 08, 2015 - 07:30 UTC

+1 for this feature.

Currently all my tasks have a duration of 1 hour. There lacks a feature to set both start time and deadline.

Given the above limitations, it is not possible to use Todoist to manage complex tasks that have subtasks. One needs to plan time (start time, end time) for subtasks and visualize the project end-to-end in a visual format (preferably Gantt chart).

DD
David Dominguez  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 10:11 UTC

+1

MK
Masa Koz
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 21:11 UTC

+1

FREDERIC  premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 22:01 UTC

Hello there. We are new at TODOIST, a great tool. BUT... one functionality is really missing: a GANT chart. You don't need to provide a Gant chart that is editable if it is too painful or would increase your bugs rate. But at least a GANT view, even in PDF, is a must. As soon as you have many tasks with dependencies, the project becomes more complex. A Gant view will drastically help...

The team here: +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1

EinsteiNY  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 21:22 UTC

It is misleading in advertising to mention about Gantt Charts, Large Projects, Enterprise Clients in the business web pages and have NON of those functionalists been incorporated or responded by staff in 6+ months or even being mentioned in 2015+ planning press release page.

1 - Start time and deadline is a must (First release)
2 - GANTT (Second Release)

The team here: +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 x 10000 (if Todoist are really into getting business market segment).

I am keeping my SmartSheet active and closing this account unfortunately :(

E
Elian
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 00:41 UTC

+1

MK
Masa Koz
Replied on Jan 27, 2015 - 22:18 UTC

+1

HT
Heath Thatcher  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 04:40 UTC

I agree, a Gannt would help so much.

MC
Matthew Cockrell  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 15:37 UTC

+1

Nao Takada  premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 00:51 UTC

+1

Youngsoo Yi  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 10:01 UTC

+1

HH
Heiko Hamann  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 10:27 UTC

+1

Mar Mar  premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 06:35 UTC

+1

Mihai Etcu  premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 08:22 UTC

+1! I need this features too.
For me it is very important to set duration of the activities during the daytime or during the work week.

As an imperative, please create a start-end time for activities and duration of a project (start-deadline).

I don't want to make things artificialy, like sync with Google Calendar, duplicate tasks and setting time there...

Thank you!

Roman  premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 10:40 UTC

+1

Sebastian Bravo  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 15:00 UTC

+1-!! PLEASE.!! (love)

Mar Mar  premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2015 - 18:34 UTC

and AGAIN !!!
+1 !!!!
PLEASE

Ulybek Kimanov
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 03:13 UTC

support Gantt Chart (+1)

Ghenady Azarov
Replied on Mar 07, 2015 - 10:55 UTC

Definitely +1

Daniel Tyson  premium
Replied on Mar 25, 2015 - 16:49 UTC

+1 :-)

Stephen Krausse  premium
Replied on Mar 25, 2015 - 18:00 UTC

I would prefer not to see a Gantt chart option. The beauty and utility of Todoist (for me) is in it's simplicity. If I need to generate a project with the kind of tracking and granularity that a Gantt chart provides then it's time to start using a genuine project management solution.

I use Sunrise with Todoist and Evernote reminder integration to manage my publishing calendar and action items and that combination works really well. I don't manage or edit my tasks in Sunrise mind you I just use it as a visible representation of what actionable items I have due in a given week.

There are minor features I'd love to see added to Todoist but Gantt charting isn't one of them.

cantone.alessandro  premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2015 - 11:57 UTC

+1

Raffael Boss  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 03:46 UTC

+1

DM
Damon Millar
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 11:24 UTC

+1
Just put "Gantt view" as an option on a project's context tab.

Mar Mar  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 14:13 UTC

and once again
please
support Gantt Chart
+1 (plus)

VK
Vitaly Kirillov  premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 04:19 UTC

+1

Bartley Doyle  premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 09:21 UTC

+1 :-D

C
Chris
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 10:38 UTC

+1

B
belous.nik  premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 10:57 UTC

+1

Jeff T.  premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 22:51 UTC

I would love to see this too - especially if on a project-by-project option. I have one project where I export all the tasks and plug them into an external tool to create my gannt chart. Would be SO nice to be able to do this all in todoist.

Ben G  premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2015 - 04:32 UTC

+1 :)

Daniel Weatherhead  premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2015 - 03:25 UTC

Why not explore an integration with teamgannt?

https://teamgantt.com/

:-)

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NoliG  premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2015 - 03:47 UTC

+ 1
I do have a solution that almost work out of the box:
using Todoist on thunderbird, then add lightning calendar & GanttView, if you add "Provider for Google Calendar" then you can also see your google calendars into Thunderbird's calder with a Gantt View option
It's a little bit buggy atm but hope future updates of Gantt View will fix the issue I have with dates that aren't correctly aligned in the Calendar Gantt view

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NoliG  premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2015 - 03:50 UTC

Her is a screenshot of this solution :)

Ivam Medeiros  premium
Replied on May 02, 2015 - 23:18 UTC

NoliG Congratulations for the creativity in getting a rather clever solution. I´m following your footsteps while todoist doesn't listen to their hard core user.

Ivam Medeiros  premium
Replied on May 02, 2015 - 23:19 UTC

+1

DV
Dirk van der Laarse  premium
Replied on May 07, 2015 - 10:29 UTC

+1 pleeasse!

Timothy Olaska  premium
Replied on May 08, 2015 - 11:43 UTC

Please add start dates. I often have a range of time for tasks and do not want to search days ahead when I have free time to work ahead. A good start date feature would put the item on for "Today" every day until it is accomplished or reaches its due date.

J
joelcooksemail
Replied on May 09, 2015 - 13:42 UTC

I would also like to see Gantt charts. The projects and tasks are there, its not a stretch to give another view.

Thanks!

Erick Plante  premium
Replied on May 09, 2015 - 17:30 UTC

+1 and willing to pay more if necessary.

J
joelcooksemail
Replied on May 09, 2015 - 19:32 UTC

Yeah, I would pay a bit more too.

Pavel Brilliant
Replied on May 13, 2015 - 00:56 UTC

+1 for a Gantt Chart

PR
Peter Rymkiewicz
Replied on May 25, 2015 - 16:57 UTC

+ 1 for Gantt

Pavel Brilliant
Replied on May 26, 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Seems like all these hundreds off votes for this feature make no sense for the Todoist team.

That would be a deal-making feature for a premium plan, not that labels and reminders.

Thousands of premiums lost coz of this feature lack, I think.

SW
Sujit Woozageer
Replied on May 26, 2015 - 17:55 UTC

The software is not complete without a Gantt Chart

João
Replied on May 26, 2015 - 19:02 UTC

@ Pavel

You nailed it.

Founders and strategists have a vision for their product, I get it.
But no software can live without some flexibility to adapt along the way, particularly today.

Definitely holding my Premium back.

MG
Mylène Galathys  premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2015 - 19:14 UTC

+1

A
alatown
Replied on Jun 19, 2015 - 06:20 UTC

+1

David  premium
Replied on Jun 25, 2015 - 08:13 UTC

The software is not complete without a Gantt Chart . Agree 100%/
I understand the need for a simple and clean solution for to-do lists, but if you go Premium Gannt Charts should be a must

Mar Mar  premium
Replied on Jun 25, 2015 - 10:11 UTC

oohhh yes, you are right.
What I said months before an nothing happend.
Since February 2015 !!! Others since ONE YEAR already

Please add:
Premium Gannt Charts
It is a MUST.
kind regards
Markus

PS: I recommend it´s time to implement right now at once
there is a huge amount of users who want to get this implemented!

Premium Gannt Charts
It is a MUST.

Ulrich Derwart  premium
Replied on Jun 29, 2015 - 13:57 UTC

Premium Gannt Charts
It is a MUST. YES!!

Ulrich Derwart  premium
Replied on Jun 29, 2015 - 13:57 UTC

Premium Gannt Charts
It is a MUST. YES!!

Mia Andersen  premium
Replied on Jul 15, 2015 - 00:51 UTC

+1

Nigel Harris  premium
Replied on Jul 26, 2015 - 08:20 UTC

+1

MB
Mitch Barton  premium
Replied on Jul 27, 2015 - 03:12 UTC

+1

This is a MUST feature, and a great selling point for the Premium crowd.

NB
Nathan Bean  premium
Replied on Jul 27, 2015 - 21:49 UTC

+1

AE
Andy Eubanks  premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2015 - 21:09 UTC

Another vote for Gantt and start dates.
Why hasn't there been any further response from Todoist on this thread? It's been over 13 months since the last comment by a staff member...

Valentina
Replied on Aug 04, 2015 - 05:40 UTC

I agree. this would be a great feature to add. It would be extremely useful to organize the staff

Mirna Callejas  premium
Replied on Aug 12, 2015 - 16:31 UTC

+1 Gantt Chart for Todoist! that would be great!

Raffael Boss  premium
Replied on Aug 12, 2015 - 17:38 UTC

Yes please!

RD
Ryan Djurovich  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2015 - 05:26 UTC

+1

krzemian  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2015 - 13:23 UTC

+1