Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of the changes. On the positive side, moving the projects field up is good. Everything else, not so much.
The display of the task used to be much more compact, and compactness is really important in the list view. Assignee and Due Date used to be on the one line, and now they needlessly waste vertical space. The field labels also waste horizontal space. This is particularly bad for the description field. The description field used to span close to the full width of the task pane, and now it’s squashed up on the right. We often write large amounts in the description field, and this just makes that look really bad.
I appreciate the effort being put in to improve things, and I guess I’ll live with these changes (or use Stylus to fix them). One request, though, that I think would make things better for everyone is to have the description field span the full width of the task pane. Thanks.
I’ve been using these recent Task Pane updates for some weeks (I was in the beta test). While I like a few of the changes, I’m unhappy with many of them (similar to @Steven_Mascaro’s post above We’re updating our Task pane! - #6 by Steven_Mascaro). I supplied this info, and more, as beta feedback but I’m posting here in the Forum as Product Feedback to allow others to vote or otherwise express their opinions on these ideas which didn’t made it into the update. Please vote for any/all that you agree with:
Please add the ability to add headings in the description box like H1, H2, H3 etc. As well as the ability to insert anchor text links as opposed to having to paste the entire ugly url. This is very basic stuff that other PM software like wrike have and we have been waiting for it for a very long time.
I like the changes, especially the visible difference between TAGS and PROJECTS! As I am using TAGS very often I want to ask if it’s possible to keep the TAGS Field visible at all times? At the moment it just shows when a TAG is already assigned, so I have to TAB-T for each Taks I want to assign to a TAG…
The one thing I still consistently see in our organization however, is that colleagues create a task, then create a comment to add a description or instructions. They totally miss the description box! The description box needs to be much much more visible.
I’ve upvoted on these - and I agree particularly with your first point. It’s an egregious waste of space at the top of the task. I can see much less of the information relevant to each task with this update, which wastes my time.
I also would love to see the tags field permanently visible! Or at least an option to hide it or not.
I would also LOVE to have an option to hide the comments section (and maybe utilize that to make the description box bigger like others are needing!) I don’t use the comments box for updates, they’re all kept in the description box, so it is a massive waste of space on my screen.