I think some sort of "in progress" indicator is a good idea.
I'd prefer something that takes up less screen real estate than the progress bar example... especially at the runway level of specific Actions... perhaps a variation of the tick check box. Rather than just ticked or not ticked... ie: completed or not completed... there could be some simple visual indicator of a task having been started or attempted... eg: a phone call where the other party didn't pick up or I left a voicemail and am expecting a return call. Perhaps one click to turn the check box a different shape or colour and a quick double click to tick it as completed. I've found there are many actions that I've had a go at and for some reason they are still in progress or I have to try again... but I don't want to have to go to the bother of writing a note or completing one action and creating a subsequent one... or set arbitrary later times or dates... especially if I come back to it a few hours later. The visually changed check box would be enough to remind me that it is an action already in play.
I've used a few apps that have had this kind of option.. I think Now Up-to-Date might have had a drop-menu in its to-dos.. and it is quite useful.
Perhaps liwiusz_amoniusz' example of the progress bar could be applied to Projects.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Last edited by watchit; 2010-03-02 at 01:37 PM..