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Show the time estimate in the task list

gabriela.gibson says:
I'd like to see the time estimated next to the individual tasks (not only the date) and also the time that has already been spent on completing tasks in the list for the day, that I get when I search for 'today'.

It would very much help me pace myself and also help me not to overwork -- tho I was actually initially looking for all this in the Overview page for 'today', hoping that I can use settings to customize what I can see/do there.

Another thing I would find useful if I could use 't' to mean 'today' in the date box.
Posted at 4:39pm on June 20, 2007
mmartel says:
+1

I would LOVE the idea of displaying the time required for each task in addition to the due date.

I'm also struggling to avoid overcommitting and being able to see due dates and time estimates will help tremendously.
Posted 11 years ago
mmartel says:
Also, it would be great if somewhere, as I select multiple tasks, there could be a display of the TOTAL estimated time.

This way, I could quickly determine whether it's realistic or not for me to get a certain set of tasks done in a day, half day, a couple hours, etc.

Thanks!
Posted 11 years ago
kirad says:
+1
I was also looking for this option!
I hope this will be added!
Posted 7 years ago
andrea.haman says:
Also voting for showing the time estimate next to the task within each list (not in the task details) and for showing this in the Overview
Posted 6 years ago
kenneho says:
+1 from me too. I'm planning to use RTM for my time management system described in Thomas A. Limoncellis "Time Management for System Administrators" book, and (quite near) essential for me to have task estimate in the list.
Posted 5 years ago
(closed account) says:
+1

It would be especially useful for when I print/view my Weekly Planner
Posted 5 years ago
dave.liao says:
Is there a way to do this, even via a style hack? =)
Posted 3 years ago
dave.liao says:
Is there a way to do this, even via a style hack? =)
Posted 3 years ago
dave.liao says:
Any kind of visual indicator would be useful...
Posted 2 years ago
marktudor says:
Adding my vote to this feature.
Posted 2 years ago
onerror says:
+1, that is a must-have
Posted 2 years ago
luisjcolorado says:
A big +1! I have also considered exporting to I can see the estimated time and the total for a list of tasks or subtasks, but I haven't found anything so far :(
Posted 1 year ago
vkhubani says:
Yes!!!
Posted 1 year ago
joseaznarp says:
+1, this is a must-have, really useful data
Posted 1 year ago
katharinabrinck says:
+1
Posted 1 year ago
yuriy.daybov says:
Looks like this feature request is so old that there is no hope that it will be implemented at all. ((
From my point of view it is the most signficant lack of functionality in the task list.
It makes the "estimation" field useless.
I wish I could group my tasks per their length but nope.
What a pity.
Posted 1 year ago
nzhuk98 says:
+1, would be great if this is ever done.

@yuriy.daybov: you can group by estimate or anything else in advanced sort (gear icon in the top right corner of a list)
Posted 1 year ago
benjagmann says:
+1

This is an important addon, I'd like to see. I'm using the Total Estimate per day to check whether I need to defer tasks into the next day.
At the moment, this is a hassle as I need to go through every single task to see their estimates.

I'd like to know from the daily overview which tasks take how much time , so I can make a decision on which one to defer to another day.
Posted 1 year ago
rick.cuddy says:
Yes please.
Posted 1 year ago
kenneho says:
+1
Posted 9 months ago
korgonthurus says:
+1 guys there's real value in showing the estimate to the task view, and it's plain easy code-wise. Also calculating total time for subtasks or for all selected tasks is an essential feature.
Posted 9 months ago
evan.fredericks says:
If showing the estimate itself would be too "busy" interface-wise, then even having a way to show that there is an estimate documented at all would be helpful. I often use the "today" and "this week" view to get an estimate of total task time needed for the day/week to help with scheduling, and this breaks if I have tasks that don't have an estimate documented. I have to make a separate smart search in order to catch tasks without estimates which adds another step to the process.
Posted 9 months ago
amitgupta_pb says:
Is anyone listening here? Looks like the thread is 11 years old.
Posted 5 months ago
amitgupta_pb says:
Anyone there? Yooohooo.... Any body?
Posted 5 months ago
black49483 says:
+1
Posted 13 weeks ago
emadrigalr says:
Absolutely needed, specially to reorganize your work. If you have x hours available on a day you need to move tasks between days depending on that available time. Besides, in the week week view you need to see the total estimate of each day to move your tasks between the days of the week.
Posted 11 weeks ago
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