Yes, we need to be able to save a view based on our own desired settings. This is even more true now with the new header that allows us to set filters. For example, if I want to only see my tasks in a project, why should I have to pick “Just My Tasks” each time I visit that project. And I can’t save the view for everyone, as then everyone is seeing just my tasks. This really should be a user by user setting. I feel like all I do is go to pages and set the focus.
It’s bad enough when I want to focus just to my tasks, but it’s even worse when I want to focus to a specific team’s tasks. While the new filter system allows me to filter (which is awesome BTW), not being able to save it, means I have to change it every screen I go to.
Here’s what I would do. Create a 3 mode system. [default] [saved] [override] Basically it would work like this:
Default - This would show the view based on “save for everyone”
Saved - This would show your personal saved view for this project
Override - This would use whatever current settings you have turned on for the current project you are in, and apply them to any project you move to. This way, if you needed to spot check for something across projects, you don’t have to worry about the view changing, it would stay the same no matter which project you move to.
I think the modes would be global… meaning if I pick “default” whatever projects I navigate to, they will be in the default mode. If I change the mode to “saved” then no matter which projects I move to, it will show me my saved look for that project. If I don’t have a saved look it will show me the default. And if I go with the override mode, it will stay on override no matter which project I go to. And the extra good thing about override… it will make it easier to save consistent views for projects. So if I like a specific type of view and I want to apply it to 5 out of my 20 projects. I can set my view, turn on override, and then go to each project (of the 5) and save my view. Thus those will become saved views.
I rambled a bit here, sorry… But hopefully you see the value in what I’m trying to accomplish.