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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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!

          • 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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            • 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

              • 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!

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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

                  • 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 →
                    • “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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                      • 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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                        • 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.

                          • Pin Something to Chat Room

                            It would be helpful to 'Pin' information to a chat room. I want to know who the outside contacts are for this particular project without digging through tons of email.

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                              not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                              While we likely won’t be building this exact feature, we’re working on a way to connect chat rooms to projects more tightly. Until then, I’d recommend either editing the topic to be the url of a doc that has pinned info, or of the project itself.

                            • 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. :/

                              • 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.

                                • 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.

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                                      not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      • Add new sub-task at top of list

                                        Working on tasks with a lot of subtasks means constantly scrolling through the task list to see new tasks, it would be great to be able to add sub-tasks to the top of the list without having to drag and drop to re-order (which can be tricky)

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                                        • Organization Notes

                                          Just like task notes or project notes, team notes would allow you to provide a description and files to items at the Group, Team, or Organization level.

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