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How to add subtasks

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

When use subtasks?

Subtasks come in handy in following cases:

  • 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.
  • Is is regular and repeated activity.
  • If you want to divide the the work between more users.
  • 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 another article so you might want to check it. In form click on Add subtasks… and type one subtask per line, then click Save.

How to add subtasks when creating new task.
How to add subtasks when creating new task.

2. On task detail

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

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

How to add subtasks in the task detail.
How to add subtasks in the task detail.

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.

How to set the solver and deadline in bulk.
How to set the solver and deadline in bulk.

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 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 click anywhere out of the window.

4. From a template

In case you have some project templates you can create a list of subtasks from them. Go to subtask detail and next to Add subtask click the arrow icon. Click Add subtasks from the template…

How to create subtasks from a template.
How to create subtasks from a template.

In following window select particular lis of subtasks that you want to add. Click grey arrow and choose from the list. Confirm via Paste selected Subtasks.

Add multiple subtasks from a project template.
Add multiple subtasks from a project template.

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

Assign subtask to one user in bulk.
Assign subtask to one user in bulk.
Updated on 21.4.2021

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