June 9th, 2008
Sort of ;)
Things 0.9.3 brings dock badges, more compact Next and Today lists, 8 bug fixes, and a new “Cancelled” status for To Do items. While the latter is obviously a new feature, the deeper reason behind it, was to remedy a limitation in previous versions.
Previously, when a project that still contained incomplete items was checked off and eventually got moved to the Logbook, the incomplete items still remained in the Next or Today lists. While this is not entirely wrong, it is probably not what the user wanted. Either the user forgot to check off those items, in which case there should be a warning, or there was a deliberate decision to leave those items incomplete.
Of course, obsolete to-dos can always be deleted. But sometimes it is interesting to keep a record of tasks that were once considered interesting (by a client or co-worker for example), but got axed nonetheless. It is now possible to state that a task got cancelled by using the corresponding new menu command from the “Items” menu.
Also, if a user attempts to check off a project that contains incomplete items, there is warning dialog that lets the user choose whether the remaining items should be marked as completed or as cancelled.
We also introduced an option to show a dock badge. In Preferences you will find a new menu which allows you to select which count will be attached to Things’ dock icon.
Please consult the Release Notes for a full list of bug fixes.