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Posted: Mar 05, 2009

Just noticed that subtasks are created at priority 0, even though my account settings have a higher default. Is this intended?

Posted: Mar 05, 2009

First, thank you for supporting subtasks at all. I realize many competitors do not. (LifeBalance does a good job with subtasks.)

Is there a way to make subtasks automatically inherit attributes from the parent? In particular, I would like the goal and folder of subtasks to match the parent. Or am I missing something about the intended usage?

The creation of the first subtask is quite awkward.

Posted: Mar 04, 2009
From Topic: Columns too wide

Is there a way to adjust the column width? If not, I'd like to request that they all be made narrower. There is a lot of white space, which requires horizontal scrolling, never a good thing.

I'm using Safari and Firefox, but I expect this isn't a browser issue.

Posted: Mar 04, 2009

Posted by DSM:
Could those that want deeper nesting answer the question of what would the name of each level be? (subsub...task doesn't cut it.)

1. High-level goal
2. Area of concern
3. Project in that area
4. Task within the project
5. ???

The point is, in GTD parlance, maybe you're too concerned with outlining your tasks then actually getting them done?

I agree that it is possible to get overly involved in organizing a task list to avoid doing the tasks. That does not remove the requirement for deeper task nesting. Complex projects require complex organization, just as a complex computer program requires an arbitrarily deep file system structure.

The levels should be unnamed, and arbitrarily deep. The concepts of task and subtask would be merged, so any task/subtask could have subparts. (See LifeBalance, which is unfortunately not a web app.)

As many have noted, manual ordering is critical. Each task could have a property that says whether its child tasks must be performed in order or not. The priority set on a child task should reflect its importance ONLY in terms of accomplishing the parent task.

Posted: Mar 04, 2009

Add my vote for deeper nesting.