Tasks - more Progress Status Types
It will be great if you add task statuses different than 'in progress' and 'closed' i.e. we are software company that have different workflow:
'not started', 'in progress', 'done', 'for testing', 'competed', 'archived'
Sorry, I have no updates. At the moment all the team is busy switching our interfaces to React modern-micro-interactive UI.
D Mays commented
Hi Igor, any progress on implementing custom status columns in Freedcamp?
I definitely would use this, as our current workflow relies upon the following statuses:
"no status / inbox, high priority, next actions, in progress, blocked, done, nope"
Frank Labitzke commented
Just started with freedcamp and like it much - but: I urgently miss the ability to define more task statusses, like: Idea, Planning, ....
I really like the product and this the the missing feature to start using it.
There is any update about the timeline ?
Charles Sprickman commented
All I need for this to be perfect for me and a collaborator is something between "in progress" and "completed", like "in review".
Jasper Turcotte commented
My company was trying this out, and within 10-15 minutes of my dabbling with it, I was poking around trying to figure out how to add more states. It was an immediate issue.
At minimum, an "On Hold" state would be desirable.
The plan seems to treat this as little more than a percentage-complete indicator. Each state may just be replaced by "0%, 10%, 20%". It doesn't allow for the possibility or concept of tangential scenarios.
Hey Igor - any updates on this? I love the platform, and this is the one big thing that it's missing.
Pieter Derdeyn commented
This is currently the deal breaker for me for adopting this product for my organization. I would like the ability to track jobs going through a pipeline with multiple intermediate statuses between ToDo and Done
duran goodyear commented
I would like to be able to customize the columns in the kanban board.
The "planned" comment listed by Igor looks perfect.
Honestly so far this is the deal breaker for me that keeps me at Trello.
I'd even prefer to just switch the current view, so that the Lists are horizontal and the Statuses are vertical. Maybe just a different view.
That way anyone who likes it the way it is could keep the Kanban view with the Statuses running horizontal, and those of us who need more could just switch the view and use the lists instead. Frankly I'd almost prefer this - having Lists running horizontally in columns where each list has sortable statuses, so I could have the "In progress" tasks at the top, the "no progress" tasks in the middle, and the "completed" tasks out of view at the bottom.
Yes. This is important. Need to be done, doing and done are too broad. Look at Trello- https://trello.com/b/yaWmcfmG/sample-content-calendar... Sometimes it can be more than no, yes, done
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I have seen in many roadmaps done in trello things like to complete in this month, in 3-6 months, 1 year
The ability to establish new columns is very useful and definitively is important for many users.
Definitely agree that the need to edit/create new when it comes to task status is important. From a PM perspective, each project is different, and if the ability to create custom statuses was added, it would expand the usability of Freedcamp.
Its baffling why this hasnt been at least slightly changed. I can see that needing to be able to switch between 3 different views/styles restricts some of the variability. But upping the status to some larger set number say 5/8 and then allowing those fields to be customized, would that really break the system?
I sent a question to the support but didn't get any feedback. I guess it's my fault cause I didn't check here first...
But yeah I agree with all other opinions. Would really love to have more flexibility to implement the kanban view we want. Used Trello, Asana (and even in Github) and we alway had the freedom to define the columns.
I love Freedcamp so far, but for now I'm the only one testing it. And I think it will be really difficult to convince my team or my customers to use it.
This is a discussion - opinions exchange. Any vendor can be considered enforcing own reasoning to users, even Apple with the 1st iPhone.
Please provide your reasoning as a new comment and I will reply to you in comments.
> Thanks @David – I will revise and update status this or next week.
I did not have time to do so because we were busy with other matters here but I haven't forgotten about it.
I will also make sure we will share version 1 plan with all users contributed here and in the Facebook community group before we actually start implementing it. I am not sure if you experienced such an approach with other vendors. I personally, did not.
I can't believe the ignorant attitude towards users. Quite dissapointed. Too bad, but enforcing your own reasoning onto users' workflow is a "no go" for me.
Have been scratching my head for half an hour not even thinking that it's not possible by default. Looked through help for solution. Unfortunately lack of this makes Freedcamp unusable for me. Too bad.
I have tried most similar tools, and pretty much all of them have the option to set custom Kanban columns / statuses.
As a new user, this was one of the first things I wanted to Edit, and I could not figure out how to do it or if it was possible at all.
Thanks @David - I will revise and update status this or next week. I will make it a public Wiki or a Google Doc with permission for anyone with the link to comment.
Re: Kanban - there is no difference between now and if we will also allow setting Kanban columns to be Task Lists. Right now https://blog.freedcamp.com/2016/04/27/how-advanced-subtsasks-work-in-kanban-view/
If Kanban columns will be task lists and you move subtask from task list A to B it will become a task in task list B (column)
The only way to do it properly is to design a 'flat view' where subtasks are clearly marked but they are not showing as hierarchies, I think.