Add a duration field to tasks
Currently we have to assign duration to an app reference within another record which seems like a very long way of assigning an amount of time committed to a single task or project. If it were possible to add a duration field to the task and then from there be able to SUM the duration per record via a calculation field that would simplify the time tracking process significantly.
Hope this made sense!
Thanks for the idea and input :) For now, we recommend using a task app instead - this will allow you to set duration and calculate time spent.
Here is some help on using a task app: https://help.podio.com/hc/en-us/articles/201038678-Using-a-tasks-app
We'll hopefully look into improving the general task functionality in the future but so far we recommend using the task app for additional customization.
Sara - PodioComment actions
Is there an update on this? Duration is such an important part to plan your time and the time of your team. As it sets expectations to how long something should take and you reflect back on it to see how long it actually took (hooks nicely into time tracking on tasks - but that is a seperate feature request).
I want to bring this issue back to the fore.
One of the best way to manage tasks is to schedule them in your calendar.
This is only semi-possible in Podio because tasks have a set, unchangeable default length when shown in calendar. Yes, a task app could be used, but it takes much longer to create a task in an app, AFAIK they don't work across workspaces and you can't simply check a box to mark them done. Apps are great for activities within a projects, but not for individual tasks that can be completed in a day.
It would make a huge difference to how I use Podio if there could be a task duration. It would keep me in Podio rather than bouncing off to Google Calendar where I schedule my task work currently.
A "task app" is not adequate. Podio needs to make a few small changes to be a really useful task management tool. See a thread on this topic here.
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