Easier Editing, Faster Tasking: Your Task View Just Got A MakeoverMark NicholsLast Updated: February 9, 2016
Tasks are truly living, breathing things. Due dates change, task owners change, subtasks get added: only in the most perfect of worlds can one set-and-forget a task.
We’ve always been conscious of this here at Flow, and that’s why you’re able to edit your tasks so thoroughly after they’re created. The problem, though, is that until today, many of those editing options were buried beneath a big ol’ edit button, and not easily accessible for quick, on-the-fly changes.
You might have seen that we added Task Notes, where you can organize all the important info related to your task. But we’ve added some other stuff to make editing important task details waaaay faster, through the magic of inline editing.
In fact, as of today, there are now 4 key edits that you can make right in the task view—without hopping into any kind of cumbersome edit mode:
Assigning and Reassigning
In this example, I was originally supposed to get the task done, but Michael doesn’t seem very busy right now. I’m swamped, so I’ll kick it his way. I can reassign very quickly, or even claim a task that’s unassigned—all without even going into an edit mode. Wow!
Changing or setting a due date
Wait a sec. I just reassigned this, but then found out that Michael will have an extra day. Better change that. I can do that super quickly with the very handy inline date changer!
Changing the project
And since this isn’t just for me anymore, I should really move this from my Private Tasks to the correct project.
Last, but not least, I can quickly add some subtasks to make sure it’s obvious to Michael what needs to be done.
And just like that, I was able to make a bunch of necessary changes to this task on-the-fly.
With these quick, small changes, Flow’s immediately faster and easier to use. Enjoy, and as always, let us know what you think!
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