When you assign a task to someone it means you want the user to solve it or at least start working on it. The solver can be changed anytime, but it is always one person at the time. The solver is someone who is responsible for the task.
Once the user is assigned to the task receives notifications. For example when someone else comments the task, changes a deadline or likes your comment . E-mail notifications are optional and you can set them up as you like in your profile Settings.
There are few ways how to assign a task. So let’s have a look at them 👇🏻
Options to assign a solver
When creating a new task
When creating a new task, go to section Assigned to and select user. It may be only one solver at the time. Click on Save.
When adding a comment
The most common activity over every task is adding comments in the discussions. You can add comment and change the solver at once. Type your comment and in the section Task assigned to… change the user. Confirm by Save button.
Quick assignment yourself
Thanks to keyboard shortcut you can quickly assign a task or subtask to yourself. Place mouse over the task and press M. Use the same shortcut in case you want to delete yourself as a solver.
On project detail
Go to detail of the project. Place mouse over the task, click on Assign/Due… and select the solver or deadline directly.
In case you use kanban board/column view in the project, then set up solver via pencil icon.
Assign a task to yourself quickly
Thanks to keyboard shortcut mouse over the task + M and assign a task to yourself at lightning speed. Use the same way to cancel your assignment.
Set up solver for tasks in bulk
In particular To-Do list you can set up solver for all the tasks at once. Place the mouse over the To-Do list name a click on pencil icon.
In editing form you can rename the To-Do list, set up deadline for all tasks at once or solver for all existing tasks.
Default task solver in To-Do list
In case the task solver in To-Do list is the same person, you can set the user as a default solver of those tasks. The user is assigned automatically to all new tasks. It is great feature when creating tasks from e-mail.
On the left from To-Do list name is three-dot menu > choose Set up following and solvers…
In the following form select section Default task solver and choose person, who is assigned to all created tasks in To-Do list. Press Save.