Tasks (tasklist) plugin was next on my list of Kolab plugins to add support for the Elastic skin. It took slightly more time than I expected, but it is because I worked on the Calendar in the same time. It’s because both plugins use the same (or similar) user interface elements.
So, there was some refactoring and de-duplication involved on the code side. From a user perspective the most noticeable change is use of 3-column view. While you still likely going to see two columns in Calendar and Files, I think this is better for Tasks and makes the interface more consistent with the rest.
This is the first iteration and nothing is set in stone (like e.g. the tasks list filter), but I’m pretty happy with the result. If you take a look at Notes you’ll notice the UI there looks almost the same. You know, I focus on “responsive and consistent” now.
I see some places for improvement especially in the mobile mode. E.g. some buttons have been removed from the tasks list that later will need equivalent entries in the menu. Also, operations (like flagging and deleting) on multiple tasks would be nice to have. A high number of buttons on the folders list also calls for some changes.
This is now available for KolabNow users via the beta programme. Next is the Calendar with its own challenges. Stay tuned.