Task Table is a term sometimes used in development of task management software as an attempt to replace and unify all informal words that denote variety of similar types of tabular views utilized for representing a list of tasks along with their attributes (alternative names are: extended to-do lists, spreadsheets, worksheets, tabular schedules, etc). Task table is an interface mode which is realized in many samples of task management software – it usually includes lines (for different tasks) and columns (for their attributes). This kind of layout enables:
- Associate one task with many attributes (due date, priority, current status, etc);
- List many tasks sharing the same value or range of values for some attributes (for example the same priority, or the same time interval for due dates);
Task table is a definitely useful mode when a user wants to review his tasks (to generate a to-do list of pending tasks), so one of the supporting functions within any effective software is filtering tasks – setting up certain parameters which are used to screen out all tasks which don’t fall within desired range, while the software will display tasks suiting the selection criteria (let’s say relation to certain user).