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Shared tasks

For years now we’ve been reading the same request over and over again: Can I assign a task to more than one user? And the answer was always “No”.

We weren’t the only ones. Wunderlist had this request for over 4 years on their “feature request” list with over 3 thousand votes, being in the top 20 of most voted and didn’t come to terms with it. Asana has even written a blog post explaining why they support only one assignee per task.

Our app is task based, not only in concept, but Tasks are our main entity. This means we had to modify the core of our app and absolutely everything (every feature, every line of code, and every action) was affected by this change. Maybe this is what drove other task based apps to not add this feature.

Not only had we to decide whether we wanted to go through this process and possibly rewrite all the code. We had to make sure this idea wasn’t just driven by trying to satisfy our customers, but because it really made sense for project management.

And it did.

Some companies believe they should rely on tasks to keep their employees accountable. And that can be the case if you just give employees a to-do list with things they ought to complete by some given time. In this scenario if two workers share a task, one might take advantage of the other, but this is not true for all the companies and all the projects. Does a construction worker stop putting bricks because someone else is doing it? Sometimes the task at hand is just too big for one person. Are you going to divide the wall into two just so you can give each employee a task?

We understood that this was the way to go and this led to adding more related features

Now, you can define tasks to be assigned to all users in your team, or in a project. So whenever you add new users they will automatically have these tasks assigned to them without further actions from an admin. Also, users can share tasks created before this update, as well as reassigning them to other people.

This has been a major update and this is a major feature that set us apart from all the other time tracking apps.

We couldn’t be prouder of our team and wanted to share it with you.

The TrackingTime Team