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 created a category named "Waiting," move items into here when I'm done with my part and need someone else to do something. I check this list regularly.
Agree. This is a good idea. At present I have to retype to show me that I am awaiting a response before I can proceed with the task.
Yea I also need the "in progress task with the start date information". And being able to see all in progress tasks.
Currently this functionality is really missing, to be able to see the progression of my tasks : todo / in progress / finished.
Any kind of 3rd status to let everybody know the person assigned has "read" or "started" the task is good.
Anthony Cirillo commented
I like this but for my team. Something like stalled or on hold would also be great for those tasks, awaiting 3rd party action, funding, or an event.
I agree. Sometimes you are waiting on someone else to do something so that you can complete the task but it sits there with uncompleted.
This improvement is useful.it can be visibility by planner
I agree, there are so many situations wherein one has started working on a task, but cannot complete it as one is waiting for a team mate to revert or complete a related task.
This is called "WIP". Work in progress (or process) which ever you prefer..
Mark rummel commented
I'm trying to use this app as a project manager tool and this is about the only thing that is missing to make this great for tracking projects
Gary Barrett commented
This sounds like personal Kanban? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanban_board
There are a couple of other requests for this type of Kanban style status feature, maybe this should be merged with the Kanban feature requests?
Also, full Kanban support would require you have flexibility to define multiple statuses to match your particular workflow style, but just adding "In Progress" does give you the most basic kanban functionality
April Brown commented
could this possibly appear in a light color inside the checkbox 1-99% complete - you would check the box for 100% complete. To give the item the percentage, open the task and have a simple progress bar directly above the due date box. Does that make sense?
Artur K. JAKUBOWSKI commented
I agree with @Gunit to the extent that this can complicate the tasks. What I was thinking of is a percentage display for the number of subtasks completed. For example, if you had 10 subtasks, and 3 are checked-off, then 30% would appear as completion/progress.
Why would you want to do that?
Just create subtask and check off each of them.
This is unnecessary complication
My Idea is that each task, may be manage percentage progress (10 %, 20 %, 50 %, 75%, 100 %) when some body put 100 %, the task is complete.