I am demoing GoodTask to see if it meets my needs. I’m a first-time user of GoodTask, but unfortunately experienced at various task managers, including deep experience with Trello and other board-view tools (including designing one at the last startup I founded).
Short version: How do I edit the columns, column names, and column order in board view?
I am looking at GoodTask because Things (my task manager for the last few years) is too based around “Today” and due dates, neither of which fit my work style. I need an Inbox -> Backlog -> Next -> Doing -> Done flow. (In this case, “No Tags” would function as the inbox, so it needs to be first, not last.)
It looks like GoodTask should be able to enable that, but… I can’t figure out how to do it.
It took me a bit to realize that I needed to use the Tag view for this. That seems a bit hacky because it sets up a conflict for the role of tags, and I’m bummed it’s not per-list (since different projects have different workflows), but at least it’s possible.
However, I can’t figure out how to edit the list and order of tags. The app defaults to a bunch of columns I won’t use, in an order that doesn’t match a workflow.
I mean, I kind of can. In the Quick Actions settings area, I can edit what looks like a tag workflow. I have no idea why this is in the Quick Actions area or what else it might do, but editing it does add the tags I want as columns. (I’m a long time Unix admin, and even I think the Quick Actions view is obscure in meaning and purpose. The sparse docs page provides no relevant insight.)
But… the resulting columns are not in the right order. And it does not delete the tags I will never user (e.g., #Later).
How can I set the order for the columns to match the above workflow? ( In doing more testing to confirm behavior, the columns are reordering randomly every time I open and close the Quick Actions settings pane!)
How can I remove the tags I won’t use?
(I am demoing this mostly on the mac trial version.)