A pivotal part of project tracking is setting milestones so your team knows what they’re working towards. We know it can be especially helpful to lay these milestones out visually as part of your project timeline, so we’ve added a milestone feature to Coda timelines.
Milestones can mark significant moments in a project like a launch date or phase completion. They’ll appear as small diamonds on your timeline to set them apart from the timeline events and like any items on your timeline, you can click and drag them to have the date change accordingly.
You can enable milestones from the timeline display options in the options menu. To add one, create a row in your table with a start date, but no end date or duration. Alternatively, you can click the + from the left panel of your timeline, and select new milestone. Milestones can be further customized with conditional formatting and easily removed by right-clicking them.
We’re excited to see how this addition levels-up your project trackers! Try it out and let us know what you think below.
Had a quick suggestion: for all of my use cases so far, I’ve felt like it’d be a bit more intuitive for the “End Date” to be the date used for Milestone rows (instead of the “Start Date”). Wonder if it’d make sense to treat rows that are missing one of the two dates as Milestone rows (and use whichever one is present as the Milestone date).
Thanks for adding this feature, super helpful. Unfortunately milestones being part of the same table means I have to add extra rows to a table that would otherwise be focused on my actual timeline data. Please consider adding the option to drive milestones from a separate table.
As an example if I am syncing JIRAs to drive my timeline I can’t just directly use the table without adding a bunch of milestones to it cluttering up that dataset. Similarly if I want to use a formula to calculate my end date I now have to consider how I can provide a blank date for milestones which is extra complexity and seems to be super buggy, worked yesterday, broken today.