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What we are working on (Online sync, mobile access, sub-tasks, and more)

We’ve recently moved into a new office. This will allow us to progress faster with our planned features for Swift To-Do List. And boy, we have a lot on schedule! There are so many things that we want to add or improve that we really need to prioritize. We are very excited to tell you about our plans for the near future. Let’s take a look at what we are working on right now.

Online synchronization

Update on March 29, 2011: You can synchronize Swift To-Do List with Dropbox.

This is the most important feature. We plan to ship it in 3-5 months. Is is our #1 priority. Online synchronization will allow you to easily sync Swift To-Do List databases between computers through our secured servers with just 1 click (or automatically). But not only that…

Companion web-app (Swift.me)

You will be also optionally able to access your tasks online using a web browser via our new www.swift.me service. It will be a companion web-application that will allow you to view, add and edit tasks, and more, of course. It will be faster than our current Swift To-Do List Online service. We will support encrypted https:// protocol for maximum security.

Mobile access (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, iPad, and more)

The Swift.me web-app will be accessible from various mobile devices, including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and iPad. You will be able to view, add and edit your tasks, and more.

Simple team collaboration

Because the online synchronization will have a conflict-handling, it will be finally possible to use Swift To-Do List in a multi-user environment. At first, the team capabilities will be very basic, but we will quickly add per-to-do-list permissions settings and other useful multi-user features.


You can now move tasks up and down. Sub-tasks support will allow you to also move tasks right and left.

This feature has been requested many times and we’ve avoided it because it is fairly difficult to implement, and we were afraid that it would complicate the program too much. However, we now have a way how to add support for sub-tasks with only minor effort on our side.

It will be possible to turn the sub-tasks support on/off as needed. If you do not care for sub-tasks, you will be able to hide their support altogether. However, it will be just extra two toolbar buttons (Move task right, move task left).

We still need to figure out how will the sub-task behave (eg. What happens when you check a parent task – should all sub-tasks get checked too?), but it will be probably configurable in Options.

Database merging

You will be able to use the online synchronization on two different databases to merge them (join them into one). Joining two databases is currently not possible, and we know that some of our users will welcome this possibility.

In-line editing

This is another feature that you’ve often requested. We plan to add in-line editing support this year.

In-line editing will allow you to edit tasks directly in the task-view, without having to open the Edit Task dialog. We’ve yet not decided the final design of this feature yet, but it won’t make the program more complex.

Update on May 11, 2011: We’ve added in-line editing in Swift To-Do List 7.30.

Calendar and scheduling

After we ship all the above features, calendar (with intra-day scheduling) will be the most important feature to add next. So it will be very likely added this year as well.

Simple time tracking

We are also thinking about including a simple time tracking, so you can measure how much time you actually spend on your tasks.

Update on March 27, 2011: We’ve added time tracking in Swift To-Do List 7.26.

Your thoughts and feedback

So what do you think? Let us know. Post your comments below or email us.

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9 Responses to “What we are working on (Online sync, mobile access, sub-tasks, and more)”

  1. Brow says:

    That is good news! I am very interested in seeing an webOS app or even a mobile friendly url area that will work in conjunction with before purchasing.

  2. Brow says:

    The ability to add custom icons would be great too!

  3. [...] the other members of our team are busy cranking out the code for the online synchronization feature (our priority #1), I’ve taken the great joy and privilege to add the time tracking [...]

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  5. Mark says:

    I like this software so far, in fact I’m trying to find something I don’t like about it. Sub task support would be great but I see you’re working on that. Only thing I would like to see at the moment is a ‘Hide To Tray’ icon on the main toolbar. In fact it would be nice to have an option to start the software hidden to tray, rather than only minimised.

    • Jiri Novotny says:

      Hi Mark,
      Both of these things are supported! :)
      Just go to File – Options, and right in the General tab, you can check all the options in the “Hide to notification area (system tray):” box.

  6. Gerard Moerland says:


    On => http://www.dextronet.com/blog/2011/02/what-we-are-working-on-online-sync-mobile-access-sub-tasks-and-more/ => I have seen the following announcement for many months now:

    Calendar and scheduling
    After we ship all the above features, calendar (with intra-day scheduling) will be the most important feature to add next. So it will be very likely added this year as well.

    Well, the year is going to it’s end very rapidly now and this would be of VERY great help to me. Could you please make this top priority, for I have been waiting for this for a very long time now.

    Yours sincerely,
    Gerard Moerland

    • Jiri Novotny says:

      Hi Gerard,

      Thanks for “voting”.

      The sync is taking us longer than expected and is the most important feature. However, the calendar is definitely coming too, but I can’t say when just yet. Sorry for the long wait.

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