Workflowy mode for task editor

Reported by Izidor Matušov on 2011-08-15
6
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Getting Things GNOME!
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

https://workflowy.com/ is a webapp which allows really fast entering tasks and their subtasks. In fact, it is just an outliner like from OpenOffice or Word.

Sometimes I need to enter a great amount of tasks with great hierarchy. But it is slow and cumbersome.

We can inspire by Workflowy in the remake of editor:

1) make it really fast -- the current editor does not provide smooth user experience :-(
2) Display the whole subtree in editor (all sub-sub-sub...-sub-tasks)

Izidor Matušov (izidor) on 2011-11-14
Changed in gtg:
assignee: Izidor Matušov (izidor) → nobody
Lionel Dricot (ploum) wrote :

After testing workflowy, it looks to me like Worflowy is basically "only" our task editor.

Am I right to say that we could behave exactly like Workflowy by:

1) Having a root task for everything and opening it in the editor
2) Have a single window mode (not opening children in new subtasks)
3) Display sub-sub children in task

?

Also, workflowy lacks a lot of thing like being able to take note in an item. There are idea to take, indeed.

Izidor Matušov (izidor) wrote :

I've spent some time thinking about this idea since I reported this feature request. Having multiple views would be not managable: create and manage 3 separate UI are hard and arduous to maintain. We can inspire by Workflowy in the remake of editor:

1) make it really fast -- the current editor does not provide smooth user experience :-(
2) Display the whole subtree in editor (all sub-sub-sub...-sub-tasks)

In another bug somebody mentioned that we could adopt Tomboy's system for editing items.

FYI, it is possible to make a note in workflowy by special keyboard shortcut / menu item. It is hard because it is not important - workflowy is about making lists, not taking notes.

Izidor Matušov (izidor) on 2012-02-08
Changed in gtg:
milestone: none → 0.4
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: editor
summary: - Workflowy mode for task representation
+ Workflowy mode for task editor
description: updated
Izidor Matušov (izidor) on 2012-11-02
Changed in gtg:
milestone: 0.4 → none
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers