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Visualize nesting?


I'm curious is there's any way to, or plans to implement a way to, visualize nesting in the main lists (today, next 7 days, etc...).

By this I mean that on my list of tasks for the day a sub task with a due date looks the same a super/parent task with a due date. A minor graphical cue of where an item is in a task hierarchy would make my overview lists much more readable and subtasking of greater utility. My current workaround is to add tags such as @super, @sub so I can immediately see a task's position in a hierarchy.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 21:11 UTC


You can have your parent task with a due date, and have no dates for the sub-tasks and this is the best option we have right now to show them linked in the date based views.


John Winstanley  premium
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 21:17 UTC

Hi @brendon_wadey - does that mean that if I set a date for my parent task and not for the child tasks then the children actually inherit the due and reminder info?

For example I have a series of weekly recurring tasks for my weekly review (GTD). These consist of 5 parent tasks and then each of these have a number of children.

As I have things set up now I have added reminders and due times to every item, both parent and children.

It sounds like I only ned to set these for the parent tasks and then both parent and children tasks will all show up in my today list on the due date?

I do hope I'm correct.



David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 21:34 UTC

Hello John,

That's correct, if you only set the date for the parent task, you will have the option to expand its children on your today view, however, you will then have to manually un-complete each sub-task because completing the recurring parent task will not reset the completed sub-tasks. So I recommend setting recurring dates to all children as well and then completing each.


John Winstanley  premium
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 21:38 UTC

Thanks David, as you say I'm better off leaving the individual reminders and recurrences for each parent and child.