Add Estimated hours for completion to track time
SIMPLE TIME MANAGEMENT.
* Each task / sub-task should have its own hours or minutes for completion.
* Total time could be allocated to the parent task and All the tasks could be tallied up to a total hours so that you can keep track of the big picture * Once a task has been marked completed its time is then subtracted.
Peter Thompson commented
Kirill, for some reason UserVoice didn't send me notifications about your updates; I'll have to check my settings :-)
I am so excited you're working on this!! And it looks like it's crystallizing in a typically clean, simple Checkvist solution.
Is this ready for testing feedback? I noticed some issues, but want to start throwing bugs at you before you're ready :-)
@Ricardo that means that you can use such tags, no limits here. There is just a special meaning which we bring to such tags. Why would you need a separate field for this?
Ricardo A. Pascual-Jackson commented
This great, but does it not mean that you cannot start tags with numbers followed by reserved temporal letters (h,d,m etc)? A separate field might be better that would align right/ left of the entry
Thanks for your comment.
Speaking of this feature. I'm considering to join it with 'progress counter' feature.
I.e. for the following structure:
- Project name (2) 1d4h
- subtask1 #1d
- subtask2 #4h
Nodes marked with progress counter (pc), would contain the summary time for all its sub-items (the time can be specified via tags like #1h #3d), I'd limit this to days and hours only for the beginning.
What do you think?
Peter Thompson commented
This continues to have many advocates and votes.
Checkvist has excelled at adding functionality in a moderate fashion, where the tool can be learned and employed very quickly due to its simple "surface. At the same time, it abounds with very well documented options allowing for all kinds of customization for "power users" - those people for whom the need for more functionality is compelling enough to get their hands dirty with diving into CSS, or devoting time to learning smart-syntax.
This, and other "component" functionality, could be added to a suit of functions that can be enabled. For example, you could have the ability to enable different sets of features, like markdown, tags, time computing and tracking à la TimeCalc, etc. This would keep the level of simplicity configurable and in the USER'S hands (where, in my not at all humble opinion, it belongs).
Just my two cents. You know I love you guys. I want Checkvist to keep improving.
Postscript: Checkvist TimeCalc was last updated August 27, 2014. To me, that looks like it's essentially unsupported.
The Chrome Extension is awesome. Everyone loves it, so there's much need for it.
Can you make the Chrome Extension build into the main app?
"Checkvist is not a time tracking system. We'd implement such a thing in a completely different way."
I wonder in what kind of different way you would implement this?
Thanks for your thoughts. Cannot promise we'll implement this feature soon (mobile app eats a lot of time) - but having API access to the data sounds like a good idea.
All the best,
Checkvist can host all the information necessary for a fully-fledged dependencies-based project manager (the nesting of nodes semantically suggests this). Its killer feature of course is the immediacy and simplicity of the interface, which allows you to conceptualise and plan simultaneously.
If you could liberally sprinkle start dates / estimates / due dates around tasks, then that information could be read by an API to create Gantt-type calendar visualisations on a platform that supports it.
This would allow extremely fast sketching of project timelines.
I am presently trying to hack something like this together.
Could you please elaborate a bit more on your vision for such pipelines? How would you use such estimates?
Theoretically, we could offer a possibility to associate some metadata with list items using OpenAPI, and obtain this information later.
I support this idea. Task estimates would be awesome. Even if Checkvist doesn't have any scheduling functionality etc., task estimates exposed through the API could enable some very cool pipeline mashups.
Rasheed, I think we'll implement this feature separately.
TimeCalc is a separate extension, I wouldn't want to incorporate it into Checkvist as is - I think we can find a more smooth solution. But I cannot promise when we'll implement this.
Thanks for the suggestion, anyway :)
Rasheed H. Ali commented
Can we make Warrens interface a settings option?
Maybe making from-to dates would simplify exporting to other planning tools, which do not rely on due-date only? MS Project or Gantter to view Gantt timeline for example.
Here's also request to make something for Gantt view.
I use Checkvist for large projects, and the most needed feature for now is tracking time (days needed to do the task) and start dates (due minus work amount), because my resource managers get A LOTS of tasks 1-20 days long so they often miss start dates.
Tried to use the plugin, but haven't consider it useful.
Roberto, the clock icon should work only on beta - it was a special patch, and will work on production site only after checkvist.com update.
Time calculation via tags works for me - but it doesn't work automatically, and requires pressing the extension button after page load.
warren, thanks for your works :-) but, for me, time calc does not work.
at this link
you can find my notes.
also, it would be nice if total time could be displayed to print page.
i would strike a blow for tracking features. i follow a lot of similar software (asana, producteev, doit, goalsontrack, gqueues) but none of them has simple ad powerful time tracking. only toledoo has got it, but its ui is poorer than chckvist's.
in my humble opinion, time tracking could be a competitive advantage on similar softwares.
I just tried out the new Chrome Extension and it works nicely! The only feedback I have is that there seems to be an undeterminable lag in updating the parent task. The fastest I can seem to get it to update is to add the sub task hours, and then push the button for the extension in chrome and it will update about 5-10 seconds later. Is there any faster way to request the update?
I just published my first Chrome extension to the Google Web Store: http://goo.gl/02r7p. This adds a layer of task/project time estimating based on formatted list item tags. It doesn't answer all requests here, but will allow simple task timing and totaling.
Hope this is useful to some folks.
I'd be curious to get any feedback... especially bug reports. Thank you.
I have been using tags to label hours for list items (e.g. #hrs-4). I just started working on a Chrome extension to total hours up the list hierarchy.
Jonathan, thanks for the suggestions. Honestly, so far I don't think will be implementing this request soon - I'm even not sure that we'll implement it at all.
Checkvist is not a time tracking system. We'd implement such a thing in a completely different way.
Probably some kind of integration with an external tool is possible, but there are many questions how it should look like.