Teamgantt looks great and useful!
But seriously: It is a pain to click everything.
Please add keyboard shortcuts for like everything.
- adding/removing things
- indenting/outdenting things
- navigating through the project tree
- editing things as by "changing its content", e.g. the name of a task
- a more sensible access key chain (currently "tab" only goes through the "completed percent" input
By "things" I mean like any entity: task, group, milestone, resource ...
We’ve just released an update that includes some of these features.
You can now quickly add tasks/milestones by hitting Command+Enter (mac) or Control+Enter (windows). It will add the task directly under the task or group that you are hovered over.
If you’ve edited a task’s name or added a new one, (Command/Control)+Enter will add the task directly under that task.
Hitting (Command/Control)+Shift+Enter will add a milestone instead of a task.
I asked in a Webnair for such hotkey features, but they still don't have it. I don't want to pay for this tool while it is very hard to just indent a groups of tasks to be a subgroup.
Marc Hewitt commented
As this still hits top of google when looking up I'm surprised no new hotkeys besides delegation have been added in FOUR years. Not even a delete hotkey?!? Or a way to backtrack up the tree while entering projects?
I mean I'm on the trial and I'm loving using it besides the lack of hotkeys and the odd use of shift and ctrl (which beginners will mix up non-stop which is frustrating as hell when there's no delete key).
PM tools should be workable without a mouse, I feel like I need to enter all my data into into excel and import it into this tool instead of actually use it =/
How about Command-Z
We're still in trial and, as we're getting acclimated to TeamGantt, I accidentally moved an ENTIRE TASK - and don't remember the correct start/end points.
An 'undo' will keep me as a paying customer.
Nico Durand commented
Yes, too much clicking required indeed. Just do like MS Project and some online tools such as Clarizen, Liquid Planner, Gantter:
- Insert key inserts a task
- tab/shift-tab in-outdent
- add some columns to add resources and task duration
- add the possibility to select multiple tasks and link them all
- when inserting a task between 2 linked tasks, the link should be broken and relinked wo/from the newly inserted task
"Just" that would make it a clear winner.
In terms of general behaviour (but this would belong to another issue), I am still puzzled by the way linked tasks work: when you link them, nothing moves, but as soon as you move a task, everything gets rescheduled, even if you specified a start date earlier for one of the later tasks.
Christian Rodriguez commented
So huge. You guys have done an amazing job with the calendar side, but adding tasks, subgroups, etc. is still a little clunky (adding children tasks / milestones / groups needs some love). Having keyboard shortcuts would be amazing! It's part of what makes Trello such a great tool, and I'd love to see it here too!
Jeremy Karney commented
Asana does a GREAT job of this. Following the Asana model would make inputting tasks so much easier!
+3. Just tabbing to indent would be a massive help.
If it helps motivation, it looks like one of your budding competitors (gigantto) is making a big deal of keyboard shortcuts in their demo video...
Then again, they're still in vaporware mode :-)
Agreed. Although it looks great, I find Teamgantt unusable because it needs so much mouse clicking.