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Show completed tasks in the same list view

richard.tea says:

To have a sense of completion, we should be able to see completed tasks on the same list as the incomplete tasks. Perhaps crossed out, grayed out or unselectable.

Posted at 8:07pm on June 9, 2008

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yonzie says:

Yes, this would be a very nice functionality.
Bonus points for making it configurable with maximum number of items/age (so you don't get depressed over not having done something for too long or something)

Posted 6 years ago

krsna says:

Yes I think being able to see 'completed' tasks is essential! I also would like to suggest a way to hide completed tasks so that, when not needed, they don't clutter the list.

Posted 6 years ago

david.sarnowski says:

I would like this very much as well!

Posted 6 years ago

steptan says:

Being able to turn this on or off for a particular list, this would be useful.

Posted 6 years ago

shelhamer says:

I am new to using Remember the Milk, but what I already sorely miss is the satisfaction of crossing through a completed action in my little black notebooks as I progress with a project. Though largely superficial, it does help motivate me to keep working through a list.

Posted 6 years ago

ajmccann says:

Absolutely - this is one of only two features that I'm stunned don't exist in rtm. I love the speed of the interface, and multi-edit, but disappearing tasks? I have a hard time remembering if I've completed the task!

Posted 6 years ago

andriszalitis says:

Is there any hope it will be implemented..?!

Posted 6 years ago

aroussos Pro says:

Id REALLY like to see this as well. Would make the money I paid for this even MORE justified.

Posted 6 years ago

apgordon says:

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/5212/

Posted 6 years ago

smanleyjr says:

I agree. I would definitely like to see this feature added.

Posted 6 years ago

michaelcurrie11 says:

Absolutely agree!
Without being able to see completions I feel like I haven't done anything.

Posted 6 years ago

nmithani1 says:

I would like to add my voice in favour of this potential feature.

Posted 6 years ago

bonald says:

I am really surprised this function doesn't exist. In fact, I was cruising the help forum trying to figure out how to show my completed tasks, because I just assumed that it WOULD be an option. Please add this as a feature!

Posted 6 years ago

mikey3575 says:

SUPER agree. My wife and I are using this list on iGoogle and the one (and the only) feature we need is that we can see our completed tasks crossed through. It makes us feel warm and fuzzy like a monkey. I'm in the process of evaluating a few different To Do lists for iGoogle but for me to commit to this one I'd have to have that feature! :) -- and I'd pay for it, of course!

Posted 6 years ago

mikey3575 says:

Oh, and one last note: I know you can view your completed tasks but I was looking for a feature to show them all on the same list -- like a real paper to-do list would look -- with uncompleted items as well as crossed-out completed items. And then maybe a way to archive them after a certain number of days, after clicking a link, etc. etc.

Posted 6 years ago

pehas says:

I realy need to see compleated tasks too

Posted 6 years ago

serge.castro says:

Sounds like the right thing!

Posted 6 years ago

terry.fritts says:

Add my desire for this feature including making it available to the gmail firefox extension.

Posted 6 years ago

x3ari5 says:

J'aimerais voir les tâches complétées..
Merci beaucoup ;-)

Posted 6 years ago

pratik.stephen says:

I want this feature!
It is essential for tasks in a project.
Seeing both together give you a realistic sense of progress through the project...
And I like the sense of accomplishment on seeing completed tasks.

This is the only reason I'm using Todoist.com instead of RTM... inspite of RTM having better features!

Posted 6 years ago

pgould says:

Me too - come on RTM!

Posted 6 years ago

arthurhch Pro says:

Check out the RTM Google Desktop Gadget located at www.catsoft.ch/gg/catsoftrtm.gg or add it through the desktop sidebar with Add Gadget, search for RTM. This includes the option to show completed tasks. You can find a small screencast at http://screencast.com/t/22ldr2l5D1F.

Arthur

Posted 6 years ago

3li0 says:

+1 I believe that addition of this particular feature could only benefit this already great web application even more :).

Posted 6 years ago

teo.bon says:

I vote for this option too.

Posted 6 years ago

wolftone says:

Indeed. At the end of each week at work, I want to dump a list of what I accomplished that week for future reference. The "completed tasks" list shows me all tasks completed in all categories and doesn't scope by time or category.

This would give me the ability to see everything I completed over the last week. Nice.

Posted 6 years ago

stewartdesign says:

Definitely agree that seeing completed tasks is crucial from a workflow standpoint. It's important to know that the task was done, and also the date completed. Would be good to date-stamp the task automatically upon completion.

When collaborating with others, it's vital to see what tasks have been done. In fact, without this feature, it's almost a dealbreaker for us...

Posted 5 years ago

ronm123 Pro says:

Have only just signed up for RTM and a pro account. Like others I was suprised this wasn't an option and spent time searching the faq and forums assuming it was just my lack of knowledge. this is surely a must have feature!
Any plans for this?

Posted 5 years ago

simon.droste says:

Pleeeeaaaaseee add this function! It would make life so much easier - especially when trying to find out when a task was completed.

Posted 5 years ago

tomvanbraeckel Pro says:

Coming from Google Tasks, I'm convinced that RTM is better and sticking with it. But Google Tasks showed completed items crossed out, and now I really miss them every day...

Posted 5 years ago

tomvanbraeckel Pro says:

Sorry, you can actually see completed tasks: http://www.rememberthemilk.com/help/answers/tasks/completedtasks.rtm

Posted 5 years ago

walt.gordon says:

Tom,

RE: Sorry, you can actually see completed tasks

The point for me is that I would like to see both completed in incomplete tasks AT THE SAME TIME, and by category. I.e. I would like to see all ERRANDS, done and undone.

The info you cite only allows you to see either completed tasks or incomplete tasks.

I really like this program, but lack of this feature makes it close to a deal-breaker for me. I'm going to try it a little longer, but it is really a problem.

Posted 5 years ago

alexandra.videlock says:

yes, I agree, this feature is a deal breaker for me. Please, RTM, find a way to incorporate this feature. It's actually psychologically beneficial for one to be able to see their completed tasks crossed off. I love that feeling - when you can look at not just the size of the list getting smaller, but the crossed-off tasks that show all you have gotten done!!

Posted 5 years ago

jakobsigurd says:

I love RTM, however, I sorely miss the satisfaction of seeing the completed tasks alongside the incomplete ones.

Posted 5 years ago

randy.dichoso says:

yes, me too, i need this. please.

Posted 5 years ago

schalk.pienaar Pro says:

I would like to see this too

Posted 5 years ago

jigal.sanders says:

I also agree to this but this function should be custumizalble. Meaning that you only see the completed tasks if you set it lik this in your settings

Posted 5 years ago

secondome says:

Me too, please!
I just signed up to the service, and I'm very disappointed this feature is not implemented yet.

Posted 5 years ago

stephane.duplessis says:

When looking at my tasks, I see a a link for # completed task under the List tab.

I clicked on this linked and am presented with a list of my completed tasks.

Posted 5 years ago

avsethu Pro says:

Yes, Its already there guys! What's more, you can 'uncomplete' your tasks if you so wish (and get depressed again!)

Posted 5 years ago

jfiat says:

It is currently possible to see all completed tasks, or all incomplete tasks ... however it is not possible to see both at the same time.

I would also really like to have a way to see all my tasks ... completed, incomplete, and also archived ...

I tried with the search to have status:completed and status:incomplete ... but it returns an empty list ...

So allowing status:all in search tool, would please me, and would be an elegant way to implement the idea of this forum's topic.

Posted 5 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

@jfiat - the search you want to issue is status:completed OR status:incomplete but RTM will still only show you one group or the other - you cannot see them all in one view.

Posted 5 years ago

jfiat says:

@ranbarton: yes this is what I meant, of course the search query is using OR

Nevetheless, the issue remains ... it is not possible to display both group.
And I really don't understand this limitation for the "search"
For the tasks list, I can understand, but for the search ...

Posted 5 years ago

edward.g.c says:

It's a bit of a shock that this has still not been implemented.. it's really turning into a deal break for me.

I don't just need it for the fuzzy feeling, I need it for reference. Come on RTM, everything else is so good, don't spoil it..!

Posted 5 years ago

nocebicmeme says:

Just wanted to add my voice to the chorus. I was stunned when a search like due:today OR completed:today didn't show me both.

Did RTM go out of their way to make sure this wasn't possible? I love RTM, but I would expect that they know list makers love to see their accomplishments.

Posted 5 years ago

cecolon Pro says:

I agree, showing for instance today's completed tasks would give the satisfaction of accomplishing something ;) A strike through and gray font/transparency would make them less intruding, and they could possibly be moved to the bottom of the list.

Another way could be that completed tasks are shown until you reload the page - this way you wouldn't have to change that much code, just make the Ajax not hide completed messages immediately (I guess.. ;) )

Posted 4 years ago

chrcler says:

Yes indeed ; plus time spent on task. But how much all that will diverge from core philosophy of RTM ?

Posted 4 years ago

supermankelly says:

YES! ALOT OF MY TASKS I CAN'T COMPLETE AS I NEED TO STILL SEE THEM IN LIST. IE. SHOPPING LISTS, PURCHASES, AS IF I COMPLETE IT I DONT SEE IT AND AM UNSURE OF I BOUGHT IT! THATS A VERY BASIC EXAMPLE.

WOULD BE GOOD TO BE ABLE TO SET statuses FOR TASKS/TABS.

IE. Setup for 'ORDERS' tab - Purchased, Shipped, Delivered, then Complete to remove from list. Ebay buyers will relate to this!

Posted 4 years ago

go_getters says:

That's a wonderful idea. It's not just the sense of satisfaction. Sometimes I can't remember what I've accomplished. Perhaps it should be an option that can be turned on or off. Also, maybe the ability to show progress on a particular task that you have started but have not yet completed is als a good idea. For example, we could indicate that a task is 50% done.

Posted 4 years ago

gregp63 says:

This has been going since 2008 and -'m not getting a great feeling about the 'support' infrastructure. Surely this isn't a difficult feature to implement, for all love?

Posted 4 years ago

pvalle says:

The fact that you can't access completed tasks isn't just a would-be-nice feature. IMO, it seems like a bug that it doesn't exist. What happens if I accidentally mark a task as complete. It's gone forever?

I was considering getting a pro account, but if a simple request like this can't be addressed in two years time, maybe this service isn't quite ready to be a for-pay service...?

Posted 4 years ago

pvalle says:

OK, looks like I spoke too soon. As mentioned somewhere in the bowels of this thread, you actually can see completed tasks...

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/help/answers/tasks/completedtasks.rtm

Wish I could delete my prior comment. Can I request the ability to do that...? :-)

Posted 4 years ago

erik.sluiters says:

Would like the ability to view complete and incomplete tasks in the same view

Posted 4 years ago

cory.sullivan says:

Yes i would love to have this feature google tasks, will have a line through completed tasks for 24 ~ 48 hours before removing from the incomplete list.

Posted 4 years ago

okln says:

Definetly a vote for seeing completed tasks together with normal tasks, preferrably with striketrough and sorted at the bottom of the list.

There could then be an option to "archive" the ones that You don't want to see anymore. (Which in fact would be a great solution even for uncompleted tasks that You don't want to mark as completed but that might have info that You want to retain for the future but do not need to see daily.)

This partly for the ability to refresh the memory of whats been done but mostly for the psychological pleasure of seeing what I've accomplished.

(And, while am at it, the option to display tasks in arbitrary order, not just sorted by prio or alpha)

Posted 4 years ago

zwise22 says:

Count my vote for this as well.

Posted 4 years ago

qris says:

Ditto.

Posted 4 years ago

jmenayan Pro says:

I would love love LOVE to have an archived/exportable list of completed tasks, so I can keep them somewhere and know when I did what.

Posted 4 years ago

laenzlinger says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

ms33pb says:

+1 it really cannot be that hard to do can it? at the moment I write all my to dos from rtm to paper everyday so that I am able to cross them out....not ideal....

Posted 4 years ago

duffy.nicholas says:

+1 here as well.

Posted 4 years ago

ventophile says:

Yes, +1 from me too. As above, I'm kind of amazed this doesn't exist - completed tasks just go into a black hole?...

Posted 4 years ago

hbeale says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

yaakov.shlafman Pro says:

+1
Need this feature, too!

Posted 4 years ago

bmgarns says:

This would be a great help when you accidentally mark the wrong one complete from App for the Milk, because there is no "undo".

Posted 4 years ago

mnewmark says:

Ditto

Posted 4 years ago

dynamohood says:

yes please

Posted 4 years ago

amclean123 says:

Um, this list started in 2008 and this still doesn't exist? really? I'm just starting to look for this function, hope this isn't true.

Posted 4 years ago

wiehrdt says:

Please guys, do us the favor!

Posted 4 years ago

trevor.jobling says:

Here's ANOTHER vote for it.

Posted 4 years ago

changfz says:

yes definitely

Posted 4 years ago

atagaew says:

One more vote for it!
Please, add this functionality!

Posted 4 years ago

protagonist22 says:

beside have CalDev, this is another feature I really crave for!

Posted 4 years ago

hawaii350 says:

I'd also really love to see this. It's very rewarding to see tasks crossed off. And if looking at a to do list you are sharing with someone its nice to easily glance at it to see what they have already done.

Posted 3 years ago

senthil.uma says:

Another vote. To be honest, it is very annoying to not be able to see the completed tasks. and I am considering other apps just to have this feature.

Posted 3 years ago

akuritsyn says:

I can't believe that original request was posted back in 2008 and this feature is still not there!

Posted 3 years ago

timmagnus says:

How can there not be a completed task list?

Posted 3 years ago

roannapk says:

Yeah, I was really feeling RTM as a superior management system to Google Tasks .. but the no crossed-out completed task list, and no side-by-side comparisons of done/undone tasks, is, surprisingly, really hurting my productivity.

Posted 3 years ago

viemexis says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

wmboy says:

I did a Google search "remember the milk view completed tasks" and it took me straight to this forum page.

Can we please have this feature added soon??

Posted 3 years ago

open_secrets says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

oland says:

Yes please add this feature asap.

Posted 3 years ago

to_do_list says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

kimchi76 says:

please add this feature.PLEASE!!!!!

Posted 3 years ago

kasinecm says:

Thought I find this feature in settings, as it comes obvious to me, that such application must have it and then I found this lack discussed here.
Disappointment!

Posted 3 years ago

roy.smith.esq says:

if you go into search, you can search for status:completed and see your completed tasks

Posted 3 years ago

manjuabburi says:

As ppl have mentioned above, I would like to see the completed and incompleted tasks on the same pane.

Looks like this is not possible, and is a deal breaker for me.

Even the completed link is not very obvious at first, since it doesn't show up if a task is selected.


Posted 3 years ago

ellebeltran says:

I vote for this enhancement

Posted 3 years ago

trainkarr says:

Another vote for adding crossed or greyed-out completed tasks to the lists.

Posted 3 years ago

veronicahannon says:

And another vote. A debate that's still going on for 3+years. come on RTM and practice what you preach... get it off your own 'to do' list!

Posted 3 years ago

meno Pro says:

Another vote!!!

Posted 3 years ago

goraleksi Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

filip.anne says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

mb01915 Pro says:

I don't want my to do list to be a was done list - do it and move on.

Posted 3 years ago

andriy.m says:

Dear RTM, please please implement this ASAP!

it's natural to want to see completed tasks beside those that are yet to be done.

@mb01915 : seems like most people aren't with you on that one

Posted 3 years ago

prenobi says:

My first post ever :)

!!!!!!! PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE !!!!!!!

Posted 3 years ago

slatrat Pro says:

Chiming here - it's a definite need. We're moving and I'm building out the [HUGE] task list within RTM. I need to be able see completed and non-completed on a single list so I can ensure that I haven't missed anything.

This doesn't seem like rocket science. Some sort of added feature, checkbox, or something providing the option of view all?

Posted 3 years ago

slatrat Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

ruhrschnellweg says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

namgivu says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

ericfu0417 says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

gboisvert says:

Can this be added to the "A better RTM" Chrome extension?

Posted 3 years ago

jhunts5 says:

Just to ad to this list - even though it is old - I AGREE... this can be turned on and off in Outlook and can be helpful even for documenting (now, when did I do that?)

Posted 3 years ago

jhunts5 says:

I see that you can VIEW completed tasks (in the small pane on the right click on "completed") but not in the active task list.

Posted 3 years ago

erikpettee says:

PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE

Posted 3 years ago

jaguarrr says:

that's baaad ... over 3 years of requests and nothing was done
This feature is really needed, to be able to auto analyse yourself.

Posted 3 years ago

prashanth.modi says:

I am new to RTM and i am seriously considering moving to a different to-do list since this functionality does not exist

Posted 3 years ago

mikebowden says:

I vote for this as well. I'm big on seeing what I've done each day and I need it to have the sense that I got something done. Otherwise I won't know. Searching for completed tasks is ok, but at least have a completed today tab or have the ability to see it in the list or inbox.

Posted 2 years ago

mikebowden says:

After researching a bit more, I just ran across a way to do this. This can be a saved search and accessed anytime.

status:completed and due:today

Add the above in the search box to the upper right corner and that will display all completed tasks for that given day. Just save the custom search as "Completed" and you've got your completed tasks for the day. You can also edit this and save it for each list if you'd like.

Posted 2 years ago

harryl says:

discussion since June 9, 2008...

if anything, this should tell the rtm team your customers WANT THIS FEATURE

please enable this

Posted 2 years ago

per.espen Pro says:

I like mikebowden's work-around, but there is still no way to see both completed and incomplete tasks - in the same list overview with grey or crossed-over status.

I really miss that. Or is there a way to set up a smartlist for this?

Posted 2 years ago

giswok says:

Another workaround similar to Mike's is to use completedWithin, for example

completedWithin:"2 days of today"

will give you all items completed today or yesterday, and

completedWithin:"8 days of Saturday"

will give you items completed since last Saturday.

Posted 2 years ago

giswok says:

Another workaround along the same lines; there's a highly customisable way of getting an RSS feed of the number of items you've completed each day:
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/14373/

Posted 2 years ago

carlwheatley says:

Adding the ability to see both completed and other tasks in the first view would make this the most perfect system in the world. Until then - I don;t like having to click elsewhere to see what I've completed. Please make this a feature.

Posted 2 years ago

maganto says:

Please! I need to know how to see completed tasks... I have to copy tasks on Excel before completing them!

And that makes me sad!

Posted 2 years ago

seresca says:

+1
I'd like to feel I'm advancing in my todo list. Not viewing completed tasks give the sensation that nothing have been done today. May be adding a simple option in preferences that allow to select when and which completed tasks should be shown in a widget.

Posted 2 years ago

darren.johnston Pro says:

Having the ability the view both Completed and Not Completed in the same list is beneficial for a weekly review, especially where Smart Lists have been configured. The ability to toggle between Not Completed, Completed, or Show All would be great.

Posted 2 years ago

dataduke says:

please add this feature..(show completed tasks in same list)

Posted 2 years ago

jen.ritchie says:

Voted up. Even aside from the warm-fuzzy- when using a list for an ongoing project the comparison is really important. "We've completed 30 tasks related to this project, 10 more to go", etc.

Posted 1 year ago

archbishop says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

emmajules says:

Yes, it would be great to have a view, preferably a default view, showing greyed out completed tasks alongside incomplete tasks.

Posted 1 year ago

seasong220 says:

yes! (probably a dealbreaker for me even though this is a great website!)

Posted 1 year ago

alie says:

I really, really want this. Possibly also with an option for fireworks after a task is completed. I NEED THE SATISFACTION.

Posted 1 year ago

seb.palmer Pro says:

I want to be able to configure to display what I have completed today (or this week, or whatever) so that I get a positive sense of having ticked things off rather than just thinking about what I haven't done

Posted 6 months ago

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