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New Feature: Inline Checklists

Got knocked off the air yesterday (internet can still be a bit flakey in Buenos Aires) so I decided to polish off an old idea that had been hanging on a branch on my local machine for awhile… inline checklists!

inline checklist
inline checklist

Notice that the notes area under the third task has a checklist.  We’re calling them checklists instead of subtasks, as it really is just a checklist of things that I might want to tick off as part of completing a task.  If I required the granularity of context filtering and due dates I might have creating a project with tasks under it, but in this case I just wanted a list of things I needed to consider… and there is something satisfying about checking things off as they are addressed.

Here’s how it works: Nirvana will convert any line in a task note that begins with a “- ” (hyphen space) and will replace it with a checkbox.  Checked items will replace the “-” with an “x” in the notes, and that’s it.

– item one

– item two

– item three

If I were to check items 1 and  2, the task note will be updated as:

x item one

x item two

– item three

If you want to update the list, edit or move things around, click on the task name to bring up the edit dialog and make changes to the notes area.

And that’s all there is to it.  Super simple.

Working on fix for context menus

Wanted folks to know that we are actively working on a fix for the context menus (to the far right of each task) so that they actually work on IE8, and stop slowing things down on all other browsers.

For the technically inclined: the hierarchical menu jquery plugin currently in place works great if you only have a handful of tasks, but starts to really drag its feet as the number of tasks grows.  Think we found an alternative that doesn’t exhibit this behavior.  With any luck it won’t be too involved to swap out the old menus for the new.

Nirvana Quick Tour (Video)

Spent some time playing with Screen Flow this evening and whipped up this quick video tour.  This was our first foray into video land, and I must say it was actually a lot of fun.  Hope you like!  Perhaps we should do some in-depth GTD / Nirvana video tutorials soon.