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Toodledo Redesign - July 2011



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gomezpilar

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 3



Having tasks highlighted according to their priority level was very useful. Now all tasks look the same and you have to look at the priority column to see the level. Please change that, it is a big loss...
dpoznyak

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 6



Excellent job guys!!

BUT -- PLEASE add a Hide button to the left sidebar! I usually use toodledo half-sized when collecting notes from email -- sidebar takes half this space.
phicar2

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 6



Posted by gomezpilar:
Having tasks highlighted according to their priority level was very useful. Now all tasks look the same and you have to look at the priority column to see the level. Please change that, it is a big loss...


I agree. And as a colorblind person, I pretty much can't tell now what tasks have notes and which don't - that's a big step backwards...
jrveltri

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: -2



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cmorales-75

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: -8



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Jrod

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 1



I see the point of people wanting the option to get rid of or hide the left sidebar, but I will say: I have been playing around with the sidebar the last few minutes and the new functionality is amazing. I rarely used the horizontal sidebar because it was so cumbersome. Now it's a really efficient way to see your tasks from all different perspectives.

The refresh speed is a massive improvement too.
cmorales-75

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: -2



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notalice

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 3



Response time is nice.

Would also like the ability to hide the left bar, otherwise display is a bit too wide for our screens.

Please increase the visual contrast for priority tasks and for the notes indicator.
ldudek

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 1



Just opened the new Toodledo Page and was pleasantly surprised. It definitely is more pleasing to look at and much easier to read. Thanks so much for the upgrade!
Lazlo Nibble

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 3



Overall I'm liking it a lot; the design philosophy seems sound and it makes some operations a lot easier (like selecting a single goal in the Goal view when you have 20-30 goals active).

I do agree with the chorus requesting a way to collapse the sidebar -- Given all the fields I use, horizontal space is at a premium. A way to resize it would be even better as my goals have pretty long names by necessity (for my work tasks they're usually tied to work request numbers) so they are truncated badly in the current layout.

One other thing that might help conserve pixels -- when in a view that's limited to a single context (for example), there's no reason to show the Context column in the table as all the values in that column are the same. Ditto for goals, status, etc. An option to disable display of redundant columns would be nice.

It may also be time to decouple displaying fields from using fields. E.g., I would like to use the "Repeat" field but I don't necessarily need to SEE it in the table view. An icon showing that there's a value set/not set, which shows the value on hover and displays the existing popup on click would be as useful for me.

In re the table space taken up by the "Add Columns" / "Edit Column Order/Width" icons, there's room for these on the other side of the header above the checkboxes/stars/etc.

If/when you do implement skinning it would be nice to be able to specify a narrower font for things. Again, this is a horizontal-space issue.

Despite the many suggestions I'm very happy with the change; it's definitely a net positive.
rmwade55

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: -1



I wrote a few minutes ago to ask about re-ordering and re-sizing columns and then saw a post where someone mentioned the icons. I couldn't find those icons. Then I realized there was a lot to the screen that I had to scroll to the right to see (I'm using a 21" wide screen) and there I found them. Maybe they could be moved somewhere to the left where they will be easier to see.

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PhilReaston

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 1



Ditto on the Note Icon - use that a lot and right now they all look the same whether a task has a note or not.
PhilReaston

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 1



Ditto also on the loss of highlighting priority tasks. Used that a lot too.
Lazlo Nibble

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: -1



Hmm, one thing that seems to have gone away -- my notebooks can't be grouped into folders unless I check "Folder" in the Fields/Functions settings. This wasn't necessary in the previous design.

I prefer not to check "Folders" because I don't use them for tasks (only for notebooks) and therefore don't want to waste the space on the Folders column in the task table view. Again, this argues for decoupling "using" fields from "displaying" them. (Yes, I can move unused columns to the right-hand side of the table and scroll them offscreen, but this moves the column controls offscreen as well.)
egerter

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 0



While I get used to the new layout, here are a few things to think about:

1a) View by Calendar functionality has changed. I'm seeing tasks due on other days when I click a day in the Calendar.

1b) The Calendar dots don't make a lot a sense to me. Before I could easily see what days have unfinished tasks, but that has been obscured. The Calendar view has been my default view, but I'm going to go back to the Main view until things are fixed.

2) There should be an option if the Print button activates Print Preview instead of Print. I have to double-check page sizing before printing anything so I don't waste ink and paper.

3) View by Search doesn't remember Filters properly. I had a search for Completed Tasks custom search, but I have to modify the Filters to see them. If I do, the other searches now show Completed Tasks, so I have to Filter those back out. This is not saving me any time.

4) There are some coding bugs when changing Views. Sometimes I click a different View and it highlights, but the Sidebar and Task Window doesn't update. I have to click the View several times until it actually refreshes. (IE8 on WinXP, haven't tried other platforms)

5) The Task counts in the Sidebar include items that are currently Filtered out. Can we get an option to show a count of what's actually visible with the current Filters in place with maybe an asterisk or some other symbol to indicate there are more tasks hidden? I filter tasks on purpose and seeing inflated numbers everywhere kinda freaks me out.

That's enough for this round. Keep up the good work!
titironi

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 0



Luv it, keep up the good work!!!
Mark Dry

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 0



I Like It, Thank You
peter_m7uk

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 0



Don't like the new colour scheme, sorry! I find the greys and blues very clinical and dull, the site seemed more fun before!! Please sort this out, the greens, oranges and yellows are so much better, less like dealing with an interface for organising a funeral........
mhasse

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: -2



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Folke X

Posted: Jul 26, 2011
Score: 0



I only just logged in and noticed the change. It definitely looks much, much more modern and professional now.

Thanks, and congratulations!
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