I’m building a personal system, and things are going quite well so far.
One of my biggest issue is the visualisation of a task and all information related to it.
To have task name, project/folder, tags, and dates as a table on one line, makes it rather
unmanageable. In many task managers you will see a double line, like this:
By using Concantenate I’ve tested out this:
But I then need to put the name in bold, or do some other type of formatting. This field is not click-able to open task, as it’s a formula, but I can use the note button instead.
I’ve also tried to use cards view, but it’s not possible to stretch out the width to just one column, I can’t se a solution.
So, do you experts have some great ideas on how to present a list og tasks?
I really hope there was a way to do this in a smart way.
Here’s a few things you can try:
Don’t just concatenate but use
Format using a pre-formatted cell as a value:
To make the whole thing clickable, experiment with making this column a button and using that content as its label:
If these two options don’t work for you, feel free to ping me and I’ll come up with some more
The playable demo doc:
I got so hang up in Coda, that I forgot to answer It have been two weeks with a lot of coding.
By using Buttons and Format I could create quite advanced design! Also opening the task when clicking is easy then.
There is of course always things that could be better. 3 lines makes the task list quite long, but trying to align text to both left and write makes it messy.
And then drag and drop only works in a smal area on left. I guess this is the price to pay working with Coda. Many workarounds can make it less smooth to use.