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What’s new in Swift To-Do List 7.30: In-place editing

We’ve just unleashed new fresh and crunchy Swift To-Do List 7.30, straight from the oven. Do you smell the heavenly scent? Mmm.

The new version brings you in-place (in-line) editing. In-place editing allows you to edit tasks directly in the task-view, without opening the Edit Task window. Many of you have requested this feature.

In-place editing of task name

Other news: We are still working hard on the online synchronization and sharing feature. It is coming along nicely, and you can expect it soon. Version 7.30 is just a little gift from us to you while you wait.

How to edit task in-place

It’s quite straight forward. It works the same way as in Windows Explorer.

  1. Select the task
  2. Click the text in the column you want to edit

For example, if you want to change a task priority from “High” to “Low”, then simply select the task, then click the text “High” in the task’s priority column. A drop-down will be shown, allowing you to choose a different priority. Click “Low”. That’s it.

In-place editing of priority

It works the same way for due dates, start dates, time estimates, etc. All editable fields can be edited in-place.

In-place editing of Due Date

More about in-place editing

You can always use the “Escape” key to cancel the in-place editing, or the “Enter” key to confirm it. You can also simply click somewhere else during the in-place edit – that will confirm the edit as well.

The in-place editing can be undone using Edit – Undo.

If you prefer quicker one-click in-place editing, you can go to Options – Task-View, and check “Single click inline editing”. When it’s checked, you can edit tasks without selecting them first.

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5 Responses to “What’s new in Swift To-Do List 7.30: In-place editing”

  1. [...] on May 11, 2011: We’ve added in-line editing in Swift To-Do List [...]

  2. Tim says:

    Works great, just wish you could press F2 to edit inline.

    • Jiri Novotny says:

      Thanks for your comment.

      The F2 hotkey has occurred to me as well. F2 has been used for invoking the “Edit Task” window since the first version of Swift To-Do List, so we are wary of changing it. Many of our customers have probably got used to it, but it is just a speculation. Let’s see what other feedback we get… as this can be indeed possibly changed.

  3. Tim says:

    Yes, I can understand that, but how about having an option to turn that feature on/off via an preference setting in options?

    • Jiri Novotny says:

      I’m afraid that’s too specific option. We would rather add options that could be useful for more users. If more customers ask for this, we will certainly consider it.

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