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  1. Convert a task into a project and vice versa

    ...more elegant than creating a new project, copying all the info, and deleting the task.

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    • Description for Quick-Task

      Hi

      "Quick-Task" is a really great function. ... with one deficit: In our company, nearly every Task needs a Description. Because there is no chance to add the Description via Quick-Task currently, people have to either edit the Task after creation (so Quick-Task becomes useless) or have to put all information in the Title (wich results in ultra-long Titltes :( )

      So please add the posibility to add the Description via Quick-Task.

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      • Add a checklist in comments section

        I usually just bullet point or number any notes in the comments section. A checklist could come in handy to let my team check off the items as they make progress.

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        • Create and track Google Docs from within Flow

          It would be really great if you could click a button within a Flow task to create a new Google Doc (or sheet) — and have flow automatically update the task with a link to the new associated Google Doc.

          Right now, we have to log in separately to Google, create a doc, update the doc's sharing permissions, and then copy and paste a link to the doc back into the flow task. A more native integration would save lots of time!

          17 votes
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          • Advanced Search Options

            When performing a search, all related results are returned. Frequently, all we want to see is open tasks. It would be nice to have a way to exclude deleted or completed tasks from our search when we want to - advanced search options. Maybe it could include the ability to select a date range, attachments, people, tags? Thank you!

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              not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

              I can see how advanced search options would be helpful. We’d like to build this, we just don’t have immediate plans to do so.

            • Assign project owner/lead

              When creating a new project, it makes sense (and other apps such as Asana support the ability to) designating a Project Owner, who is responsible for the completion of the project (and potentially for outlining the required tasks and assigning them to the relevant people). However, we can't seem to find a method of doing something similar in Flow.

              Are we missing something, or thinking about things in the wrong way? Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.

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                not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                This is something we’ve talked about both as a team and the makers of this product. As it stands, with project notes at your disposal, you can mention the project owner in the note for the project. I’m wondering if there is anything more you’d want from a project owner? What would help them do their job better?

              • It would be nice if projects with sub-projects and regular projects were aligned

                If a project doesn't have any sub-projects it is fully aligned left. However, if it does, the expansion arrow moves the title of the project to the left. It would be nice if project names were all aligned.

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                  Hey! Thanks for your suggestion. I believe the indenting is there to distinguish grouped projects from projects that are not grouped. It might be difficult to tell a group from a project without the indentation. We’ll definitely consider your feedback though, so thanks!

                • The comments section should be ordered with the most recent comment at the top. In cases where there are many comments it is completely unp

                  The comments section should be ordered with the most recent comment at the top.
                  In cases where there are many comments it is completely unpractical having to scroll down to the very bottom for each task to see what occured yesterday.

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                    1 comment  ·  Admin →

                    Hey there, while we do not plan to change the ordering of the conversation- the new Catch Up feature does a really great job of showing what bits of the conversation you haven’t seen yet. For long conversations, be sure to check out the “Show Details” & “Hide Details” button if you need to display the task note quickly whilst scrolled to the bottom of a conversation.

                    Cheers,

                    Jesse

                  • Print task comment history

                    Hello There, we would love to be able to take a nice print of the task details. https://www.dropbox.com/s/yq1y08fk8x4pgqd/Screenshot%202016-08-17%2013.26.28.png?dl=0

                    When we finish the task, we would like to print the whole history of the task for our and clients records ; )

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                    • Manual time entry

                      We do not need to use harvest in our workflows. (We do not sit at a desk and work on projects for our customers.) For example, an internal customer says "My computer is broken" or "My videocamera is broken" or "The production switcher isn't working." These are all tasks that take us to the customer's workspace in our building and require us to be hands on. (We're a TV network.) It would be nice to be able to recount the time spent and enter it manually.

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                      • Tabled Tasks or Sections

                        I often have a collection of tasks both within Sections and scattered across various Projects that I are "on hold" or "tabled" for the time being.

                        Purely out of a desire to get that Inbox Zero™ feeling, I would love to be able to archive or table specific tasks or sections until the team comes back to them.

                        There's nothing quite like seeing all those tasks assigned to you that you can't do anything with. #OCD

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                          not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                          I like this suggestion, Jody. Makes total sense. There’s definitely work to be done to bury (and resurface) tasks in Flow in a timely way.

                        • “sub-chat”

                          i.e. the ability to respond directly below a chat message to keep ideas organized. Until this is possible we won't be able to join Flow.

                          If Member #1 post 4 different things, we need to be able to respond to each of the 4 different things and keep the responses together with the topic or question.

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                          • List Completed Tasks by the Section

                            When looking back for old tasks, it's very useful to have tasks grouped by the section they belonged to. Right now the only option is tasks ordered by date.

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                              Hey Matheus,

                              It might be worthwhile to check out our “Manually Clear Completed Tasks” setting. It’s a workspace specific setting and is a bit hard to find, also you’ll need an Owner to enable it for the workspace. You can get to it by clicking “Workspaces” from the drop down menu, clicking the drop down menu to the right of the workspace name, “Edit Workspace”.

                              This setting allows you to leave tasks where they are after they’ve been completed, and you can manually clear them away from the Project Name drop down menu.

                              Hope this helps!

                              Jesse

                            • Save searches

                              Would be great to be able to save searches to the favorites section.

                              Also more advanced searching:

                              - Searching for things NOT tagged (or with a specific tag)
                              - Search for sections

                              Thanks

                              49 votes
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                              • Simplify choosing a section while editing a task

                                Often I'd like to move a task from one section to another. There is a dropdown which allows me to do this, but it is filled with sections from every project in the workspace, which makes it hard to find the section within the project.

                                I move tasks around within a project far more often than I ever move tasks to another project. If the feature was intended to be useful for moving tasks between sections within a project, it would be great if the dropdown just contained the sections from the current project (or perhaps put them at the…

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                                  not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                                  We don’t plan to make section selection easier in the task pane right now, but do want to work on it at some point.

                                • print your calendar

                                  can you please provide an option so the task calendar (monthly view) can be printed out?

                                  18 votes
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                                    not planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enlarge Chat popup

                                    It would be nice to be able to change the "tiny" chat window to a bigger size. Sometimes I would appreciate to have a slightly bigger chat window :)

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                                      not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide Video Collaboration Support

                                      It would be great if flow allowed team members to do video and/or audio conferencing with each other

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                                        not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                                        It would! Judging by the difficulty that many companies have faced building a solution for video and audio conferencing, the likely solution here would be for us to integrate with a third party product.

                                      • Taskbar Shows # of Unread Messages

                                        In the flow taskbar icon- can we get a little number like other apps do that show how many chat messages are currently "unread"? If I miss a notification the chances of me checking chat are slim.

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                                          not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                                          Unfortunately, that’s not something we can do in the task bar for Windows. We looked into best practices and Microsoft’s requirements, and that’s not the intended use of the task bar. Sorry to say, cause I could see how that’d be helpful. :/

                                        • See notifications from ALL organizations in real time (not via email) rather than switch back and forth looking for updates

                                          Hey Flow,

                                          We are a couple of companies under the same owner. We have people in various positions that need to access both organizations. It would be great to be able to navigate between multiple organizations and see notifications as they come, rather than flip back and forth and check for updates.

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                                            not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                                            I can see how this would be annoying. We don’t have plans to enable viewing multiple teams at once, so there are two workaround options available:
                                            - have the people that work for both companies have two browser windows open (in incognito / private mode) so that they can flip between windows a little more quickly; or
                                            - combine both companies to be on the same Flow “team” and make workspaces locked so that the right people can only join the right workspaces.

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