due dates and alarms for subtasks
I would like the ability to add a due date and alarm to a subtask as can be done with a task
This is a VITAL piece to Wunderlist and is the ONE reason that it is so difficult for me to be able to use Wunderlist as my only task manager!
So this has been requested four years ago and has over 13,000 people supporting it. Why has it not happened?
In addition to the reminders, I would also like to have the task marked complete once all sub tasks are complete.
Nigel Pyne commented
Agreed plus assign sub task as well. Would definitely pay pro for this feature
For people who manage several projects and not just to-do lists, this is essencial. Please add this.
Yes, this is exactly what I would want. Would even consider buying Pro to get this.
Michael Kapner commented
I agree. This would allow for the creation of projects, where sub tasks could be divided up over time, rather than just checklists with only a single due date option.
Ryan D commented
WUNDERLIST JUST PLEASE ADD THIS!!!
The idea has existed for 4 years, is eternally in the top 3 and nothing happened. How can that be?
AGREE! It would work out so well for our company
just asked about this feature. I agree
Jarad Arnold commented
For sure! I need this!
Ammon Martin commented
The full feature set needed to address teamwork and collaboration of all varieties is this:
Subtasks are simply tasks (full features, but grouped under a parent task)
Subtasks can have their own subtasks (no limit to depth or number)
Tasks can be shared individually
Tasks can be assigned to multiple people
In the same line of thinking:
Folders can have infinite sub folders
Folders can be shared
(essentially this is google drive for tasks)
I suspect that the reason this hasn't happened yet is because Wunderlist's best quality is ease of use and smart simplicity. In other words, it has an elegant design for both computer and smartphone use. What it does, it does more intuitively than anything else.
In order for them to move on this high level of task and folder customization, they will have to figure out how to do so without compromising those brilliant qualities. I can't speak for them, but I'm certain they have to battle with this issue every time they add any feature.
If they can add all these features and retain the same excellent user interface, Wunderlist will be untouchable. I WANT that to happen, and I believe they can do it.
I personally think some aspects of improved subtasks could be implemented elegantly, like a button on each task that displays/hides its subtasks. The button could display the total number of subtasks the task contains, and be completely absent when there are none. Once the subtasks are displayed, they can be checked off and edited just like the parent task.
There is a variation on this that might be appealing: display on that button how many subtasks have been completed, as well as how many there are total (ex. 5/10). Whether or not completed subtasks disappear or remain visible and checked off, is optional. There are a couple implications here that would need to be addressed, but I think this could be implemented rather seamlessly.
Higher levels of customization (unlimited folders, sub sub tasks, sharing possibilities) should be something that you manually enable in the settings, so as to not overwhelm newcomers (this is a seriously important point) or distract from the simple features. They would still need to be implemented with careful precision to retain the Wunderlist feel, but it would be acceptable to increase complexity in this case because it was specifically sought for by the user. It would make sense to offer this customization only to pro members.
I believe in you Wunderlist!
and the ability to star a subtask (and thus show up in Starred smart list).
This would be a super feature! Please implement.
I'm a firm believer of breaking down your tasks into smaller goals in order to accomplish something. If you have a big epic task with a lot of sub-tasks (let's say 100), then you're going to want to track when they need to be done. Well, not every task needs to be tracked. If it does, you'll probably want to use something like MS Project or other Gantt chart software. I prefer PivotalTracker. One way to accomplish this with Wunderlist is to create top-level tasks with reminders for the most important sub-tasks. I don't think of this app as a good solution to manage an entire team of people, but it's excellent for what I use it for.