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How to add/create subtasks

There are few ways how to add subtasks to particular task. In case you want to know all detail about subtasks and their features check smart subtasks with deadlines.

Why use subtasks?

Subtasks are suitable for the following cases:

  • You do not want to forget something in the process.
  • The task has process where you want to ensure the proper completion of all its parts.
  • In case you want to copy the task with subtasks and use it in other projects in the future.
  • If you want to divide the the task between more solver.
  • In case you want to use the task again – create a template.

How to create subtasks?

1. When creating a new task

How to create a new task is in single article. In form click on Add subtasks… and type one subtask per line, then press Save.

How to add subtasks.
How to add subtasks.
Animation how to add subtasks in bulk.
Animation how to add subtasks in bulk.

2. On task detail

In case you have existing task in Freelo and want to add list of subtasks, click on task name that leads you to detail of the task. Click on green button Add subtasks.

In following form type particular subtasks – one subtask per line. Confirm via Add subtasks.

Animation of adding sub-tasks to detail of a task.
Animation of adding subtasks in detail of a task.

 

TIP: Set up solver and deadline in bulk

At this stage you can assign all the subtasks to one solver or set up the same deadline for all of them.

3. In modal window of the task

Modal of the task (pop-up window with task details) appears via keyboard shortcut mouse over the task + Q or bubble icon on the right from the task name. The modal window saves you couple of clicks and also you do not leave the current page.

Add subtasks the same way as in previous steps – via the green button Add subtasks.

Go to Add subtasks and type particular activities.
Go to Add subtasks and type particular activities.

Close the modal window via Esc, cross icon at the top right corner or by clicking anywhere out of the window.

How to assign a solver

Assign particular subtasks to solvers so the team can cooperate. Set up the solver via figure icon on the left from task name.

How to assign solver to subtask.
How to assign solver to subtask.
TIP: Quickly assign a subtask to yourself

Via keyboard shortcut mouse over the subtask + M, you can quickly assign yourself as a solver.

Do you need to split the work for more solvers? Subtasks are great way. Type names of your colleagues as subtask’s name and assign them to more users.

Example how to assign task to more solvers.
Example how to assign task to more solvers.

Multiple subtask assignment

Do you have list of subtasks that will solve one person? On detail of the task you can assign the subtasks to one solver in bulk when adding subtasks.

Click on green button Add subtasks and type subtasks for one solver. In section Who solves the subtasks choose solver for all typed subtasks.

Assign subtasks to one solver in bulk.
Assign subtasks to one solver in bulk.
Updated on 5.3.2021

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