First big thanks for
inventing todo.txt in the first place – my most used app on my SAMSUNG Note2
However, I really love my
todo.txt-android-app to death, but the longer I use it, the more I miss two
essential features on the android-app:
drag-and-drop reordering of tasks – or grab-to-reorder tasks – I hope you know what I mean!?
new tasks should be put on top of the list – at
least there should be an option in the app-settings that allow to choose
between “create new tasks on top” or “create new tasks on bottom”
Well I did some search on the net an came up with some
older feature requests for exactly the same 2 features – so in order I don’t
have to write down my own request in full extent, I just copy&pasted the
same requests to explain my thought:
“First, it would be good if
an option would be included so that new tasks are prepended to text file,
not appended to the end of it. This way they'd appear at the top of the
text file (as the first lines) when editing in a plain text editor…
Also, having ability to sort
individual lines manually by moving them would be highly useful - I often
find myself reordering tasks because some of them became less or more
important. Having priorities is a good help, but the natural order of tasks
also presents out of the box priority system which is easier to apprehend
when you need to just take a quick glance at what to do next.”
“One is that it would be tremendously useful to be able to reorder tasks as they would appear in the text file.Most other list apps allow you to drag-and-drop reorder items, and although this can be simulated with sorting and prioritizing, the experience is just not the same and, in certain situations, requires reprioritizing every item to get a particular one where you want it, especially if the order of your list is important. Drag-and-drop reordering would be quick and intuitive, and - I think - it keeps with the intent of Todo.txt to be based on a simple and easily-readable text file, practically usable in an editor without built-in sorting capabilities.”
Your answer to him/her back then was this:
>I've been thinking about how best to implement this. Most apps use "drag handles" as the trigger for>starting the drag process. I'm concerned that if we put them on the left they will interfere with the nav>drawer. If we put them on the right they may interfere with the fast scroll bar. Does anyone know of an app>that has implemented drag and drop along with the nav drawer? Will it cause problems? My suggestion for implementing and triggering drag’n’drop without the need of any “drag handles” would be:Right now, on the latest Android Version of todo.txt, nothing happens at all when you touch/tap and hold a single task for several seconds – nothing is marked, synced, deleted or whatsoever – just like you never touched anything in the first place.Why not triggering the drag’n’drop-process by holding a single task for x-seconds (the value “x” could be changed via settings for example).This way it would be even possible to “join” several tasks one after the other in one single movement: just by marking several tasks before you move them all together by dragging and dropping any marked single task to a new position anywhere on the list. I hope you can see the great possibilities and advantages for such a feature!?Drag-handles – who the hell needs drag handles! ;)
Well, I have
used several other todo-list-apps before I found todo.txt and nearly walked
away from it, because the lack of reordering my tasks by hand/finger – just the
other advantages of your app made me stay.
know for a fact that a lot of people would love to see these features emerging
on their beloved todo.txt-app!
consider implementing both features as soon as possible – please!
advance for considering my suggestions for the next big update!
from a todo.txt-power-user in Vienna/Austria,