This question has come up several times. There was lenghty debate about it here. I think, however, that checklist are one of the more important missing features in Podio. We currently rely on 3rd party solution to do our checklists. Ofcourse we would much rather have it inside Podio.
Why tasks can't be used as checklist?
We have tasks. Tasks are great for everyday - to-do's.
Here's a great read on Quora about the checklist vs to-do lists:
"Checklists help us organize our processes making sure we do not skip or omit steps. This allows for the consistent quality of products or delivery of services. It also reduces errors that can lead to disaster.
Tasks are not checklists. Checklists are the codification of standardized processes.
Checklists were born to deal with recurring processes
To-do lists, however, are ephemeral and ad hoc in nature. Once an item is done, it is gone (thankfully!). To-do lists are not standardized processes. "
How I think checklists should work in Podio?
I suggest you add checklist as a list type inside a text fields. Not as separate field type.
Checklist should work inside apps text fields and also inside tasks details field (markdown). It should work like in Google Keep but with option to mix checkboxes and plain text (which Keep currently does not allow).
It should be easy to add and check checklists on mobile also.
What it should not do?
Checklists do not need to be assigned to person. Checklists do not need due date. That's what we have tasks for.
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