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Customize list (tab) colors

pretendr says:

Just wanted to throw this out there...someone referred to it in a previous post, but I think it would be a great idea to be able to change the color of each tab to be able to manage the ever increasing number of lists. You could also be able to associate lists with one another or prioritize according to color. I'm sure you've thought of this, but I think it would make RTM that much more easier and useful. Thanks :)

Posted at 2:36am on February 2, 2006

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msg35 says:

Good idea!

Posted 8 years ago

mktycc says:

I agree this would be great... especially being able to group lists according to subject matter

Posted 8 years ago

alice.rhodes says:

yup, that's part of what I was trying to get at

Posted 8 years ago

ockham says:

Wanted to agree with the tab color idea. To take it a step further, it would be great if the tasks from each tab were also colored so that when a smart list concatenates several lists together it will be easy to pick out which task belongs to which list.

A less ambitious yet helpful feature would be to simply be able to have a color other than white be the color for the active tab. I find that I sometimes lose track of which list I'm viewing with the white.

Posted 8 years ago

ac4000 says:

Agreed re the white color for the active tab--especially when Smart Lists are blue (they always look active, which is confusing). Thanks for a fantastic tool!

Posted 8 years ago

rta says:

The ability to change tab colors would be greatly appreciated by those of us with visual impairments!

Posted 8 years ago

rebelm says:

+1 for this.

I think it would be a pretty nice idea...

Posted 6 years ago

nausikaa314 says:

colors would be one visual workaround for sub-tasks. For example,

Main Project -- Dark Green

Sub-Project -- Lighter Green

Sub-Sub-Project -- Even Lighter Green

That way, with one glance, I could look at the tabs and see which were main categories, and which were sub-tasks / dependent tasks

Posted 6 years ago

obrienmedia says:

This would be very helpful. I have 13 tabs and this would help GTD faster!

Posted 6 years ago

bret.bowser Pro says:

Add me to this request as well.

Posted 6 years ago

jaimecham says:

I do agree with the comment that you'd want the active list to be the most prominent. As a new RTM user, the bright blue smart lists stand out much more (same blue as Aqua!) than the white, leading to much confusion.
At the very least the active one should be bolded, or with depth added.

A bit of a quibble, thanks for the great app.

Posted 6 years ago

grahamsccs says:

Do you have an official word on this?

Tab colors would be very useful!

Posted 5 years ago

johnwd18 Pro says:

Really useful idea for a great program

Posted 5 years ago

grahamsccs says:

*bump*

Posted 5 years ago

christoph76 says:

Just wanted to post the same idea. Colored tabs would be a simple improvement with a great effect in terms of usability of RTM.

Posted 5 years ago

noeldodd says:

+1 !!! Please implement this!

Colored tabs would make finding the correct lists much easier, and would work with my 'real world' system much better.

And being able to sort the tabs by color .... better still !

Posted 5 years ago

dorcas says:

Me too!

Posted 5 years ago

dorcas says:

Sorry - forgot to say above.

As well as tab colours, I'd like task colours which are defined by filters. I kind of use GTD, and have a smart list per project with an extra tag showing the next action. It would make it much easier to use if the next action were formatted differently from the others in the list (as well as having the extra tag).

Posted 5 years ago

joellybaby says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

martin.marshall says:

+1

Being able to change tab colors (especially of smart lists) would make it a lot easier for the eyes to pick the list you are wanting to work from at a given moment.

Posted 5 years ago

rharris Pro says:

+1 I found this discussion while trying to look up how to do this very thing!

Posted 5 years ago

matthew.belleghem Pro says:

So, uh, how about those coloured tabs?

Surely this can't be impossible to implement? I find it very difficult to find the list I'm looking for, as every time I add or delete a list, it changes the relative screen position of every list, so I'm forced to scan through a bunch of light-grey-on-white text to find what I'm looking for.

Anyone?

Posted 5 years ago

pikifou.wizarbox says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

zainyx says:

+1 for this idea

Posted 4 years ago

binh.pok says:

me too +1 tab colors would be fantastic.

Posted 4 years ago

julius.ganns Pro says:

Hey Guys,
would love to see that as well, especially for search tabs in order to differentiate between different kinds of contexts (location, time and requires, for example home / office, today / tomorrow and mac / phone). If the would be grouped by colors as well, that would be particularly great.
Best,
Julius

Posted 4 years ago

antoine.fixary says:

+1

It will be very a great improvment to found quickly the "origin" of the task -> the color of the Tab should be the some of the task. When I go in "All the task", I could view the origin of the task.

Regards

NB : Sorry for my bad english, I'm french.

Posted 4 years ago

debuck3 Pro says:

I too would love to see colored tabs. At the very least, I'd like to see the overdue tab on the overview page be red. Color-coding would definitely help!

Posted 4 years ago

jansona Pro says:

tab and/or task colors would be great. I use priorities solely for their color and sorting properties, but more colors would be very useful.

Posted 4 years ago

ramzo19 Pro says:

+1 vote, also the ability to reorder them after changing colors is needed.

Posted 4 years ago

zanvill says:

so, is this available yet? As a greasemonkey script perhaps?

Posted 4 years ago

wejrowski says:

Does RTM Ever update any of these requests?...

I would love color coded tabs, and to change order.. It's super hard tof me to read Grey with white text, and often hard to find specific lists.

Posted 4 years ago

patrick.blanc says:

+1 for this idea

Posted 4 years ago

altivec says:

+1, asking since so long time...

Posted 4 years ago

jryan727 says:

+1, would be extremely useful and relatively easy to implement (I'd think)

Posted 4 years ago

sfabius says:

Yes, colored tabs for lists and also when looking at "All tasks" each task would have the matching color.

Posted 4 years ago

zeldenrust says:

Just to add to everyone else's request: coloured lists would be great. Would make me much more efficient.

It would also be great if you could order lists in a different way - have lists and sublists, for example for personal and for work. But colours first!

Posted 4 years ago

bob.pluta says:

I'm hoping they start working on this. This is gonna be good. +1

Posted 4 years ago

sandra448 says:

Tab colors would be a GR8 feature - please add.

Posted 3 years ago

gustavoc Pro says:

I am a new user was a bit disappointed to see no color-coding on tabs/lists.
This would be extremely useful, especially when looking at an "all tasks" list, where you have tasks from multiple lists together.

Posted 3 years ago

leslie.mort says:

I use multiple lists as well and would love color coding! If both the tabs and the background of the task were able to be color-coded, it would make navigating my lists much easier! Please add this feature. +1

Posted 3 years ago

deepchurch says:

I'm a visual learner. I have colors assigned to my categories in iCal. I would love to have my RTM tabs match.

Posted 3 years ago

bapinis says:

maybe someone has said this already; i haven't read the comments. but, maybe the user could pick a color to categorize tasks and w/in that color there could be several (three?) shades to denote priority. I like the color-coded priorities now. It helps me visually sort tasks, so I wouldn't want to lose that.

Posted 3 years ago

xtoq Pro says:

I think the best solution from a user point of view is this: when you make a list, you choose a color and all tasks within that list get that background color, while leaving the tab at the left to denote priority.

Of course, this wouldn't be ideal for smart lists, but I have a suggestion for that too! Windows 7 (and I'm sure other programs too) looks at the colors present in a program's taskbar icon and colors the background of the taskbar button based on that color. So the Firefox taskbar button is orange, the Notepad one is blue, etc. Perhaps something like that could be done for RTM as well.

Obviously, this isn't an easy implementation from a development standpoint, but I think that doing it this way will allow users greater degrees of organization without complicating a wonderfully simple user interface.

Posted 3 years ago

dmittra says:

I like the idea of having different color fonts for different lists.

Posted 3 years ago

dca70 says:

Wishing tabs can be different colors and fonts.
Otherwise I LOVE THIS APPLICATION!!!!

Posted 3 years ago

lclarke522 says:

Add me to the list. Colored tabs would be so, so helpful.

Posted 3 years ago

vamshikk Pro says:

-1. Please leave the interface simple. Over complication breaks things.

Posted 3 years ago

vleonty Pro says:

+1. I think this is a simple feature that makes a lot of sense. I was disappointed when I found this was not available.

Posted 3 years ago

jilltuia says:

Ditto above post. Its hard to keep track of lists without the colours.

Posted 2 years ago

davep says:

+1 for me too - seems so obvious and needed - it presently looks so bland!

-1. Please leave the interface simple. Over complication breaks things.

It would have to be configurable - so if you do nothing, it would stay the same as it is now !

Dave

Posted 2 years ago

vallynn says:

I was thinking of this as a way to quickly remind me which lists I've shared. Perhaps shared lists could be light blue. As it stands now, I have to activate the list and look at the sharing settings to remember whether I shared it or not. On the phone, it's even less apparent.

Posted 2 years ago

kuzminich.igor says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

andykuiper says:

Tab colours ability to change please :-)

Posted 2 years ago

joaojesus Pro says:

Apart from using RTM for managing tasks, I also use Microsoft Onenote to manage project ideas. In Onenote it's possible to give different colors to different tabs, and so I can have one color for business projects, another color for personal projects and so on. In the same page where we create lists, each list should have a properties button where we could customise the color of the tab.

Posted 2 years ago

pzryumov says:

+1 please add this feature

Posted 2 years ago

numardu says:

For me it's much easier and quicker to find things using personalised colours. I'd love it!

Posted 2 years ago

curtlytle Pro says:

This would be so nice! Along with customizing the order of the tabs.

Posted 2 years ago

skerj Pro says:

Add me to list to color-code my tabs.

Posted 2 years ago

gavinbrunton says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

pgomezborbon says:

+1

Also the possibility of organizing tabs other than alphabetically!

Posted 2 years ago

moritz.saintpaul says:

+1
very good idea

Posted 2 years ago

robertgcox says:

I have to agree with this feature request. I use the same rtm account for work and personal tasks, so I have a lot of lists. Being able to color the lists would make it easier to find what I need.

Posted 2 years ago

freeminder Pro says:

+1
Ability to customize tab colors would be really nice. Configurable automatic coloring according to some rule (say, tab name pattern) would make it even more powerful. And, I'm for manual tab organizing possibility as well.

Posted 2 years ago

eve8100 says:

Using Color to manage tasks is very smart, Good idea !!

Posted 2 years ago

tschouten Pro says:

Want!!

Posted 2 years ago

sam.mcginty says:

WANT!

Posted 2 years ago

mr.louis says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

crimaria says:

would be very nice and useful

Posted 1 year ago

gustavoc Pro says:

Any advances on this feature?

Posted 1 year ago

markewallace says:

Brand new RTM user here, and already I can say that this would be an invaluable enhancement to RTM. The white tabs are horrible.

Posted 1 year ago

lhkxc says:

I agree, invaluable! Please do it soon! Thanks, L

Posted 1 year ago

sarah.goslee says:

I agree, and would like the ability to color-code tabs that has been requested for years.

Posted 1 year ago

grunblit Pro says:

I agree with this. I have 22 lists already and have plans to add more. But they are all the same colour and it makes it more difficult for me to find the list I am looking for.

There are just a mass of same-colour tabs at the top.

Posted 1 year ago

gbrocks Pro says:

Please: colored tabs!!!!!

Posted 1 year ago

gbrocks Pro says:

Very important! I am a vocalist, songwriter, educator, software developer. Each of these areas has multiple lists. It would be very helpful (bordering on becoming a necessity) to be able to identify lists for areas by color, perhaps even automatically grouping tabs of the same color together (with tabs within a color ordered alphabetically).

Posted 1 year ago

lizawisner says:

+1 +1 +1 Yes, Color Tabs, please.

!1 ^ASAP *Forever =unknown @RTMCommunity #ColorTabs #ThankYou

Posted 1 year ago

naharet Pro says:

Yesh PLEASE! I would KILL for Color Coded Love!

Posted 9 months ago

mbgove Pro says:

another support of color options for the list tabs. 15 tabs with white text on gray background is inefficient.

Posted 7 months ago

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