Here’s what a customer requested: “For the most part, we are doing the same things for every new client that hires us. So being able to have a template for a new project is super important to us.
However with the tool we’re currently using, Podio, the issue arises that when we create a new cloned project, we can’t very accurately redo the task due dates.
So if I did a project on Monday, it starts Monday and the tasks are Due on Wednesday. Lets say I’ve got 30 totals tasks in that project. I don’t want to have to recreate each one of them which is where cloning comes in handy.
But if I clone it, my choices are: The due dates stay the same. But those offset times don’t always work for me. So I have to go into those tasks and redo all the due dates manually.
Ultimately, what we need is to be able to clone a project and be able to have the new dates created in the same increments as the project I’m cloning.
If the task could also be done via days or weeks or other, from the creation date, then the new cloned project could just take on the same increments as the original project.
Can you create another checkbox or radio that says “ by…” when you clone a project, so that it increments the tasks and they maintain the time periods from the original creation date.
Podio are good, like you guys, for project templates/ cloning. What they are missing is this ability to launch a project based on a template where tasks can be pre-programmed with due dates like this”.
So this, dear reader, is what we did: https://dooster.net/wp/projects/project-templates-cloning/