How can we improve Checkvist?

Save multiple revision

To make sure that we don't accidentally destroy our precious notes or that those we share with sabotage them, support a revision history per note as Google Docs does.

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  • Jean-Francois Joly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely need this. I just blew away a whole node with no way of recovering it. (Yes, I am aware of backups)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to use this feature to know when somebody whom I shared the list with has made changes.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another vote for history, including the ability to restore metadata (creation date, etc.) from backup.

  • AdminKirill Maximov (CEO / Founder, Checkvist) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Shankha Das,

    Checkvist doesn't remove list items immediately, they can be restored in a case of accidental deletion (but currently only we can do it, so you should write e-mail about this).

    Also, Checkvist provides backup, manual for free version and automatic in Checkvist PRO plan.

    All of this won't substitute real multiple revision data storage, but it is something to avoid typical data loss (data removal).

    Also, we plan to provide a 'trash bin' - so removed items could be restored within a day or so after removal. Please vote/watch this request:


  • Shankha Das commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In my previous company, we had tried the Pro version, and just because of this issue, which led to a lot of data loss, CheckVist was rejected. I am a big fan, and looking forward to implement this in my new company, but wondering if this will be the bottleneck. Any updates or alternatives, or even a multiple undo.
    One specific problem was one of the team members deleted multiple items, and realized it was the wrong list he was working on.

  • AdminKirill Maximov (CEO / Founder, Checkvist) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Olli, thanks for the suggestion, but the main difficulty here is a to create a living infrastructure for task history (this is a lot of work).
    When to create list snapshots is a secondary question, you approach could work as well.

  • Olli Savolainen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A middle way in case preserving entire state (including version history for task contents) is too much work: only preserve when a task was created and list order any given time. So one could roughly see which tasks existed at a point of time though the original contents of a task may have been different originally.

  • Ricardo Salta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes I think this is essential to move to the next level of robustness, peace of mind to use in large operations as I plan to use Checkvist pretty soon. I'm betting three votes.

  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yesterday, when pressing the delete key to remove a single entry from my list, the key suddenly got stuck. When I released it finally I had accidentally removed about 20 entries, some of them containing notes and sub entries. The undo function recovered only the last one, so it was a very painful data loss. So, please provide a way to (automatically) save and (manually) restore revisions.

  • Rainer Schütz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please! I just accidentally deleted two long lists, didn't realize it for a while and then couldn't get it back :(

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