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There are a number of task management features that Airtable needs in order to fully replace other popular apps.
I think the best dedicated task management app is MeisterTask (like Trello), which has a superb UI and functional design. I recommend paying close attention to what they’ve done—then consider ways Airtable could imitate (and improve upon!) some of that design.
Here are some specific features for better task management:
Related Feature Requests:
Thank you for this I hope Airtable is listening because you hit on some VERY important features that we all need! One area we find frustrating is the lack of customization in the notifications settings. We have been forced to created filters in our inboxes due to a ridiculous amount of notifications. There is no ability to get consolidated end of day report. When you @ mention someone it automatically makes that user a follower of the project - this defeats the purpose of @ mentioning someone in my opinion, because the beauty of this was to be able to bring someone into a project for a question, but not have them follow it - that is definitely not the case. Also, the ability to easily create milestone would be awesome, we have had to create a separate tab that feeds into each record called ‘SCHEDULE’ where we create milestone checklists (you can use Airtable this way to create those check lists you want) but this is confusing to train people on and not an easy workflow - being able to add a checklist to a record would be amazing.
I appreciate your well thought out feedback - we need this! I love Airtable, it has opened up a ton of doors for my team and cross department collaboration, but they still have a lot more work to do!