Yes! Being able to see outline items with their full notes displayed is important to me, in many situations, too. Just a simple display setting would be great.
For your case: I would recommend using custom tags instead of the built in priority colors; it's really easy! Just create tags #now, #soon, #later, #scheduled, etc. Make a special status-focused board ("Statuses"), with a zoomed-in pane for each of your six status tags. That's the beauty and flexibility of Moo.do; you can use their flexible tags and boards and zoomed-in views to make your own custom system!
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An option to do this seems great; but the way I've set up Moo.do (kind of a Kan-ban setup?) I really rely on the way that, by default, Moo.do's searches reveal matches in the CONTEXT of their parent lists (which often contains important status information, etc.). So, an additional option is a great idea, but not a change of the default. :)
Glad I searched, because I was just about to suggest something like this.
I'm on iOS though, so an Android widget won't help me. :) Obviously I could request an analogous iOS widget or Workflow integration ... but I think a quick-add list could almost certainly just be the default view on open of any version of the regular mobile app! Probably MOST times people open the app on their mobile device, they’re looking to do something else besides load the whole outline. The desire to add a new task quickly, to some logical location, is probably a leading reason. A quick-add list would be a great default open view of the main app.
Heartily agree, but want to add one more basic keyboard shortcut that even Workflowy doesn't have (drives me nuts) but other outliners do: a keyboard shortcut for quickly ADDING A CHILD ITEM of the line in which the cursor is presently located.
Sometimes it's a pain to position the cursor at exactly the end of the line you want to add a child to, and hit enter. I think using any outliner involves adding a lot of child items in "just the right place" and the less fuss there is to do this the better. :)
It's nice to be able to put your cursor any place in the line and just hit control-downarrow or something, to get an instant child of that line, ready to type!
Really like the plus sign button to add a child, but like all of you, I love using my keyboard over my mouse when I can.
If there are barriers to the elegant auto-summing-up-the-tree idea (e.g., developers believe people’s use cases don’t actually support it or whatever), I have a next-best suggestion: there could be designed some kind of “sum of estimated task duration” widget or ticker that the user could insert (preferably via a shortcut — by typing SUMhrs or SUMdays or something like that) on any chosen line, which sums and displays the total estimated durations of that line item and/or all its children.
Related: even outside of this coveted summing feature, I find myself wishing that there just was a quick way to enter estimated task durations to items, in the fashion you mention (by simply typing 2h, 45m, etc.) AHEAD of scheduling them. The current workflow forces you to schedule a task before giving it a duration, which is backwards in my mind. I want to be able to assign a task a duration before deciding where to schedule it.
Summing task durations as suggested is an amazing idea, but before it's even useful we need to be able to add task duration estimates in this quick fashion, in a way uncoupled from the scheduling process. If one had to wait until all tasks in a group were actually scheduled in the calendar (as the current workflow would dictate) to generate these kinds of project duration estimates, that would erase most of the planning benefit!