Cool Tasks Pro Feature

Web Development

I have been using some version of Tasks since 2003 and absolutely love it. Not only does it help me organize my thoughts and projects, it also provides me with a searchable database of all the solutions I have come up with for my projects.

For the last several months I have been using Tasks for all of my consulting projects so that I would have a record of what I did/what I needed to do and to have for my clients if there would be any billing disputes for hourly jobs. My clients can log in and see each task request, the task solution (with attachments and links if needed), and the time it took to complete the task at any time. Pretty slick.

Recently I realized that it would be very helpful to have a total time spent on a group of tasks so I would not have to manually count the minutes/hours…so I contacted Alex King and requsted this feature. To my surprise (especially after using tasks for three years now) the feature to calculate the time spent on sub tasks already exists. To see this calculation, all you need to do is click on the right most icon (Show Details) in the parent task. Rock on.

Thanks Alex for the awesome software and your prompt response!

2 thoughts on “Cool Tasks Pro Feature”

  1. Doug

    I am such a dumbass. I can’t tell you how many times I have added up a number of subtasks to get a total time count. I certainly remember telling myself “There must be a better way to do this!”, but of course made no effort to research. Good work! Now figure out this! and I will buy you some garlic wings at Gator’s.

  2. Doug

    That’s right. Not only 3 exclamation points, but one of them is smack dab in the middle of a sentence. Must be exciting!

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