Preserve task hierarchy in Tasks view
Currently task hierarchy is not preserved in the Tasks view, that is tasks are not visually indented under their parent task.
I think this would make a good voting item to see whether other people would like to have subtask hierarchy present in Tasks view. One drawback I personally see is that it would defeat the purpose of the auto-sorted list of todos to have to bundle subtasks together.
On a related note, maybe there can be useful discussion about how Amplenote could make task score work across task hierarchies such that the Tasks view utility is preserved.
Would like to preserve the hierarchy of the note format with subtasks and dependencies when the tasks portion is actually selected. That is when inputting subtasks or dependencies under a parent task in a note view there appears to be a clear hierarchy that is preserved when you go to the note you created for the tasks. That being said if you go to the tasks view none of this hierarchy is preserved and get rather confusing if there are random tasks that have task dependencies to complete it but they are not associated with the parent task particularly for large projects with lots of subtasks and dependencies.
"Preserve hierarchy with tasks view" (suggested by Joe on 2021-08-02), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Brand new user of Amplenote here. Just wanted to note that I started using the app for work this morning and immediately ran into this issue. Preserving the hierarchy in tasks view mode is important because without it the subtasks lose important context. Task view is far less useful to me now because of this.
Tasks view is definitely incomplete without this. At the very least it should have a way to sort tasks based on their ORDER within their respective notes. That would get us halfway there to this.
The hierarchy is very important for researchers. I usually have multiple projects going on at the same time, and each one of them contains similar subtasks. For instance, I have to do literature review as the starting point for almost any paper that I decided to write. Without the hierarchy, there would be a lot of "literature review" shown in the task view, and I cannot really use the task view to schedule them...
I've circumvented this limitation of no task hierarchy in task mode by just having only the main task/objective as a task and having the sub-tasks as sub-bullet points which I cross-out/strikethrough when completed - this way I only see the main task/objective in the task mode.
In order to see the sub-tasks though, I have to click on the note that the main task is from to view the note, then I have to find this specific task/objective in the note to view the sub bullet-points underneath it. The other thing I do for recurring tasks is add a heading just above the task within the note, and add this Note Heading Reference inline in the main task itself so that when I'm in task mode, I can just hover over this Note Heading Reference in the task to see its subtasks (sub-bullet points) and additional context.
These two methods are too manual though and I would love for a more automatic way to see the context of a task in task mode like its sub-tasks, sub-bullet points or more details.
Absolutely agree with this one. I have a ton of subtasks that make literally 0 sense if they don't have the parent attached. it should be listed by parents and any subtasks should maintain their indentation underneath. the fact is, it will take the same amount of vertical space