I'm not looking for a calculated percentage complete. I'm looking for a simple indicator field that expresses an estimated percentage complete. For example, if the task is to paint the building and about half of it was done on day one, at the end of day one the manager in charge of the project would set the percentage complete to 50%. That simple information helps me oversee multiple projects and determine the estimated future completion of each. It also tells me that the task has been started. The task list with the due dates tells me what needs to get done, while some type of percentage complete or project status tells me what has been done.
As is, I can use context or tags.
Is there a plan to add some type of percentage complete or allow the status field to be customized?