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Quire Includes Task Bundle for Kanban Boards

For those that have never heard of a Kanban board before, it is a virtual board of cards and columns to represent the various stages of a project. To keep track of your project’s progress, you can shift tasks between columns. Because it emphasizes continual development, this method encourages users to have a smoother workflow throughout the day.

However, the traditional Kanban board presents a problem because root tasks (parent tasks) and their subtasks cannot be clearly shown. Quire is known to have an infinite nested task list that provides project managers more context and depth than they can with an unstructured list of tasks. However, the Kanban board view doesn’t show it in the same way.

To rectify this, Quire introduced the Task Bundle which helps users identify subtasks under parent tasks. This way, users can also view the task hierarchy with the Kanban board view.

How it works

Quire’s Task Bundle option in the Board’s drop-down menu allows you to see all of the jobs grouped together in their own task nodes after you’ve toggled it on. Subtasks are no longer stand-alone; instead, they’re represented in a way that shows how they’re connected to the larger project as a whole. You can continue to work on your project in the List view as usual.

To relocate a bundle to another column, you must drag all of the tasks in it to the new column. However, the new attribute will only affect the first-level task. Unless you hold the Alt key on your keyboard while trying to apply the new attribute, it will only take effect on the first-level task and not the entire Task Bundle.

Although the Task Bundle is available, users may choose to continue using the flat style of the Kanban Board, especially for those that need to track each task individually and not a group. Just uncheck the Task Bundle option after you’re done with the layered view of your Kanban Board and your tasks will be re-grouped in a flat style.

The solution seems to be an interesting option, however, it is only available for those who have a Professional, Premium, and Enterprise subscription. If you’re a Quire user and want to take advantage of this new option but don’t have a subscription yet, you can check out the pricing of each plan which starts at $8.95 per month.


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Raghul Manikandan
Raghul Manikandan
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