Completition status of the task e.g. started, In progress
Set a status of a task in detailed view to started, in progress, nearly completed etc.
I wouldn't suggest setting %completed eg 25%. Too subjective.
S. Zeigarnik Effect - if you start a task, and not finish it, this may cause cognitive dissonance until you complete the task. Starting a task and setting the status "in progress" should contribute to setting things done.
I clicked feature to say is useless but then I realised i have a "Next actions" list that can just aswell be an "in progress" feature/indicator.
Would be nice to be a imple flag just like the "important" switch. And optionally see an automatic list of items "in progress".
This would be very useful. I recommend turning the task title background into a progress indicator that could be progressed in the following ways:
* If the task has subtasks, progress the indicator (filling up the background of the from left to right) according to the fraction of subtasks completed - i.e. if a task has 7 subtasks and I've completed 3 of them, the background of the task title should be coloured 3/7 of the way across. The number of tasks complete/total should also be displayed on the right-hand side of the task title bar.
* If the task doesn't have any subtasks, the user should be able to set a completion percentage by dragging a completion indicator across the task title background from left to right. Bonus points for displaying a real-time % figure as the user drags the indicator across the task title. This mode could be entered by clicking a button or double-clicking the task title (on web, would need a different mechanism on mobile clients).
* Optionally, allow the user to set colours for completion percentage, which would change the colour of the indicator based on the current % complete, whether set by fraction of subtasks completed or manually.
Ben Matthews commented
A % complete option indicator would be better I think. But anything of this nature would be great. I'm in the same boat as the OP, an artist doing commission work which goes through multiple incarnations. Not just complete/not complete.
Youssef El Baba commented
you can just make a list for this, no ?
Rob Heatherly commented
like others, i use prefixes on the task names. - is new, % is underway, & is half way, and # is verification-nearly done, i would prefer color coding and a way to sort and search
Benoit Cosials commented
I follow this suggestion and add some ideas on the fire...
When a task have sub task, you should report the status accordingly.
You could use a bar with region (green for completed, yellow for in progress, and white for un-started), or a percentage for example in function of the number and states of all the sub-tasks.
You absolutely need this; combined with a 'start date' option.
Very few systems have this (Trello and Projectplace have it visually, in 'kanban boards'; Bitrix24 has it, but is not intuitive). It would be hugely helpful. Especially if you could DRAG a task into an 'in process' area within a folder or list, and color it differently.
What would be even better is combining this with Gantt chart capability.
YuvGokul R commented
This would be a great feature. Something like a Agile Methodology. Temporarily, I use hashtags to overcome this issue.
I use hashtags like below
#t - To Do
#s - scheduled
#p - In Progress, #p2 - In Progress - 2nd Phase, #p3, #p4..... as per your requrement and
#c - Completed.
You can easily sort them out just by clicking on this tags.
Advantage - You can create unique labels and infinite hastags than default buttons.
Marc Arbós commented
Yeah, this would be great. I would also love to have a "stand by" status, it would be really useful when you are waiting for some feedback from the client or so.
I think it would also relieve some of the stress due to having a huge list of tasks if you could visually notice how many of them are in "stand by".
ABSOLUTELY! Graphic designer here too. At the moment I set up a project and then use a sub-task when a stage has been issued. In the 'in-between' times I then leave the status as 'await approval', but it would be great to be able to click a 'completed' button for each sub-task, each with separate 'due dates' and 'reminders', only finally removing the project 'header' when it is 100% completed.
As well as color coding, green for in-progress items and grey for those that hasn't been started yet.
I would want a progress bar or a fraction (ex.- 5/6) visible on the parent comment in my list
For tasks with subtasks, I envision either progress bar, a percent completed (ex. 83%) listing or a fraction (ex. 5/6) that is visible when glancing at the parent task. Would be so helpful!
I use the • symbol (option-8 on the Mac) to indicate this. It sets it off nicely. You can use it in the notes and subtask fields too.
Do this task
• Doing this task
Do this task
I would love if this feature (or and additional feature) self calculated progress based on the number of subtasks completed. I'm hoping for there someday being an option for subtasks of subtasks, in which case it would be cool if the sub-subtasks were incorporated into the calculation as well.
It would be awesome if all of this data could be shown with a visual progress bar under each task. :-)
I agree. If we could then filter tasks by these categories ("not started", "in progress", "done") would also be great.
*It would be nice also to have an efficiency status or report based on the 'start date', 'end date' and 'date completed' per list. This way we could how efficient we were when completing the tasks of a list or project.
Please add (and vote for) this feature!
In my opinion this is the feature I miss most in wunderlist.
Adding it will enable you to get a better overview about what's currently going on and what you haven't done yet.
I support this. I would also suggest to put a colour coding or a sub-line that in-progress items slide below to keep things clean and segregated within the SAME list.
Need a second check box or some type of indicator showing that a task has been started, but hasn't yet been completed. That would help my large list of graphic design tasks that I'm waiting on approvals for.