I would upvote this request 1000 times if I could. We have a common task for nearly every project that comes through our doors and it’s the same 6 or 7 “steps” every single time. It would be fantastic to just have a single task with a single column of checkboxes to indicate which steps are complete. The last time I brought this up elsewhere, it was suggested I use Zapier to automate the creation of a bunch of common tasks.
Airtable does almost everything we need without ANY 3rd party integration, it’s literally this one thing - the absence of a simple checklist that does not need any relational reference anywhere else for commons tasks and TODO development lists within a task. Personally, I really dislike Zapier, I especially dislike the idea of relying on the 3rd party service for a key part of my company’s project management process. I hate that it feels really fragile, as if anyone changes any of the criteria or values that might trigger a Zap to function the whole thing breaks and it’s not realistic that I lock ALL of my team out of the admin access of Airtable where key people can add columns and change some of that stuff. If tomorrow Zapier decided they’d had enough and closed up shop the whole house of cards will fall, unlikely as that seems I think if you talked to anyone in web development they could recite at least one story of a 3rd party API they relied on being shut down and making life complete hell.