I agree, when I add a start and end date and look in the new calendar view, it only shows the card in the due date position. And if the dates span more than 1 day, it pops it up into the 'All day' banner... even if it's not all day. This makes it tricky to plan your day as you can't see if any tasks clash.
An unfortunately when I add a task with a date, it doesn't show up in either the calendar view or timeline. It shows up in my iCal though which is odd.
For phase 1 it's great, it just needs some work to make it useable for lots of projects... I also noticed that Sunday and Monday are greyed out when it should be Saturday and Sunday, being the weekend. So I suspect this is a v1.1 and we have a few updates coming (hopefully).
@Mariano Tello Nocetti it did disappear. I also had a separate "Start Date" button in the "Add to Card" list, but it's now gone.
The start date functionality is still there, but Trello has now hidden it.
It's in the dialog box launched by the "Due Date" button.
Trello, it's bad enough that you're messing around with the interface after Beta. C'mon.
But worse, you made it worse. *DO NOT HIDE THE START DATE IN THE DUE DATE INTERFACE.* This is not how I think of it, it is not how I'll use it, it's adding more work/clicks, it's not transparent, and it's counter-intuitive. It's just bad.
It makes no more sense than if you hid the Attachment function behind the Checklist button.
Start Dates are also not working correctly. Clicking on a card's start date launches the "Change Due Date" dialog box which, as noted above, it shouldn't be but that's where it is. The problem now is that the cursor defaults to the *Due Date.*
So when you click on the Start Date to change the Start Date, you're actually posed to edit the Due Date.
Not good. This function was definitely released before they had tested it. I'm not a fan of being a beta tester for software I'm evaluating.
I would also like to have this in the calendar view. Is that any plan to release this feature. It's tough to see what's currently being worked on when the card only shows up on it's due date. Ideally it would show the full lifecycle of the card during the time it's being processed. Would love to have the ability to set date ranges on the card dates!
You can add start and end dates with the Custom Fields Power-Up for Trello: https://blog.trello.com/trello-custom-fields but those won't integrate as dates within your calendar. There's currently not a way to do that, only a due date.
You could intrgrate a gantt chart to track start and end dates: https://blog.trello.com/automate-gantt-chart-project-roadmap-elegantt-trello
I need start dates. Not just in calendar view, but on the card as displayed in lists as well. A custom field is not a solution because it doesn't show unless you open the card.
This has been the single most influential factor that keeps me from using Trello in more contexts, from implementing it in my teams, and from choosing a paid subscription. (I'm paying a subscription to Smartsheet mainly because Trello lacks this functionality.)
In short, if Trello had start dates, I'd pay money for it.
Start dates are an essential function of any GTD system.
Personally, I'm positively gobsmacked that so many people still choose to organize their work according to "when I've got to get it done" instead of "how soon can I do it?" I can promise you I would not hire such a person. (Hmmm, should add that to my interview checklist ...)
FYI Jeff, if you're really trying to jam this workflow into Trello (as I am), you can choose to display a Custom Field on the "front" of a card (Board menu > Power-Ups > Custom Fields > Edit Power-Up Settings > [your field] > check "Show field on front of card"). Although, this solution is imperfect in its own way, because native Due Dates show on the left of the card, and the custom field Start Date shows on the right of the card (not chronological order). Of course I can read the labels for each date, but from a UI perspective, I constantly expect the earlier date (Start Date) to be on the left.
In the end, I appreciate the flexibility of the Power-up system, but I am also annoyed when it is proposed as the only solution to simple productivity features like... dates for when things happen. Sometimes it feels like being told to program my own application.
I'm new to Trello (and loving it, incidentally), and for meetings or tasks that must be handled over several days, the best I have been able to do is create cards for each day of the meeting or conference so that they'll appear on the calendar and always appear on my "today" list. The only problem is that this means a long list of cards in the 'coming up' or 'this week' lists, which just feels like clutter. The solution of a 'start date' would really help, as would a visible date range.
... And intuitively, this stuff just doesn't feel like a really hard thing to add, but then I'm not a programmer, so I'm not going to judge.
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