Original Post by Heath on May 5th
I like the color coding for the various “states” such as Active, Waiting, Scheduled, and Someday. However, the colors that have been chosen are too light for my eyes to see them clearly. Can they be darkened a bit so that they stand out more? Also, should the entire row have color or just a specific part of the action item row?
Comment by Folke
I like the concept, too. Brilliant! It is very useful, and actually also very unique, to be able to tell the difference easily between Next, Waiting etc when they are in the same list.
But I honestly did not even notice them at first. Remember I wrote in another post that “selecting Someday, Waiting and Scheduled for a task seems to only result in the N marker disappearing, but no other marker is shown instead and the tasks do not show up anywhere else.” Maybe I was unobservant or maybe I was sitting at an odd angle. But I did notice the color at some stage later.
But, yeah, I believe they should be made easier to see. But then, if they get too vivid, it might get too garish. Maybe better then if it were smaller and only covered a part of the line or a particular spot. The main thing for me is that I can see it out of the corner of my eye without reading text or decoding symbols.
What about this daring possibility: use the focus indicator (the exclamation mark) like this: Use bright colors (red, blue, yellow and such) when tasks are focused, but use a half-strength version of that same color (instead of gray) when it is not in focus?
Using the focus indicator to convey the “state” would perhaps be particularly “logical” when seen from the Focus list. For example, you cannot really “do” a Waiting For action, so if you focus one of those you actually mean something other than doing it. It is a different kind/color of focus, you might say.
But I am fine with virtually any kind of solution, and I am definitely not an artist. It is a great feature. This is just fine-tuning.
Comment by James
Glad you like the colors. No one has commented on them yet, so we were wondering. I’d love to hear what other people think. Darker color? All the way across the whole line? Get rid of them and use icons instead? What do you all think?