Hi @Leonardo Baiser,
As already mentioned, it is not possible to add a functional checklist, with working checkboxes, to the issue description.
You can only create a simple non-functional list in various forms (bullet, numbered, etc.).
There are few third-party apps available that fill this gap though.
Issue Checklist Free app is free of charge version of the Issue Checklist Pro.
In case of questions, we are happy to help.
It's kind of ridiculous that such a basic feature (which, for example, comes out of the box in Trello) requires adding a third-party plugin which, for a small team, costs 50% of the price as the base product. It also means that I know have to install, manage, and concern myself with Yet Another Vendor.
This isn't something that should be a paid add-on. Literally every other software tool on the market offers this functionality.
Well, @Sam Wilson
There is also another point of view.
If Atlassian worked on adding a checklist, better time tracking, default values and other useful and "basic features" to Jira, then they would not have time to add several "power features" that brought you to Jira because these features are not available in Trello and many other tools on the market.
There is no software that satisfies all the needs. Fortunately, Jira has a mature community of vendors that mitigates the problem.
To a certain extent, I agree with all of you.
- The description is not just text, but a custom markdown. And, generally, markdown allows for checkboxes - which JIRA's simply doesn't acknowledge.
- Understanding that, it may not be that they "simply don't acknowledge" it, though - considering that any checkbox checked needs to be recorded and stored in the database for future reference.
However, if paid add-ons are available to hack their way into the issue's description - allowing this functionality - it's definitely a feature that's missing from, quite frankly, a fundamental tool set that should be provided with JIRA Software at the very least (since it's an enhanced version of JIRA Core.)
Then again; comparing JIRA Server I've been using, to the live version of JIRA that's hosted by Atlassian - they seem to be different monsters, as well. The update being more of a downgraded backstep, imo.
Even Trello works better with markdown, so there's really no excuse. Then again, you can create a list (or column) on there, but can only archive it and never delete it.
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@Jack Hunter _HeroCoders_
Been or not a part of markdown... it is a feature that many other tools have. Also, if many of us requested over the time, maybe theres a valid reason and Atlassian should at least review the request. And don't get me wrong, I like the Atlassian tools and is what I'm used to... but I think many of us agree that Jira is not the most usable management tool at first or for every kind of user... that's why they created the Next-Gen Projects... I already checkout tools like Asana or Monday and they offer the same features and stability with a way better learning path... so
Indeed one of the features I enjoy at GitHub but at work we use Jira. So, I need to work with the missing checklist feature.
I also like to argue that I believe that it's not a highly individual feature which would be an argument to move it to a plugin or however they're called in the jira world.
Hello @Leonardo Baiser
Checklists are currently not available as a core feature in Jira, however, there are several apps available that add the ability to work with checklists. We at SolDevelo have recently launched a cheap, light-weight version of actionable checklists in Jira issues as well. It is available for Jira Cloud and Jira Server and seems to satisfy your needs - Multiple Checklists for Jira
My first thought entering [ ] into a description was that it would render as an empty checkbox, then [X] would be checked. My team is considering self-hosted Jira, and I feel like this is a con of Jira over most other tools out there.
I honestly want to use Jira, but this lack of a feature makes it a harder sell for my team. I'll go try out the third party solutions, but I'd like to add an upvote for this feature.
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