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  1. Out of date info

    Since it's a web app (yay for accessibility.. boo for everything else), I often find that when I switch back to it's tab it's now out of date. Most confusing the next morning, when the calendar is off by a day. Usually has be planning an easy day because I'm ahead of schedule and ends with a panic.

    Auto refresh on a 3600s timeout? Please?

    15 votes
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    • Task start dates

      Add an opportunity to give a task a Start Date, so that it will be hidden until then. This corresponds to the GTD "tickler file" for removing items from the inbox that do not need to be processed at the moment. Tasks could also be made to repeat based on start date or completion date rather than due date, as in OmniFocus.

      458 votes
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      • Project Templates

        It would be awesome if projects could be saved as a template for future use. For instance, anytime we run a sale or promotion the same tasks are repeated for all of our team members. So maybe a drop down when you click to create a new project you could select “from template” then “title of saved project"

        Currently you can create projects and duplicate them the only issue is the templates we’ve created are always in everyones current tasks lists making them cluttered.

        171 votes
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          planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

          We plan to work on this. It might be helpful to talk to some of you about it, so we’ll be reaching out at some point in the next little while.

        • Colour coding tasks and/or projects.

          In month-view, tasks for whole team could be easily distinguishable.

          33 votes
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            planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Admin →
          • Prioritize Tasks

            I find that the (White Square) (Yellow Square) and (Red Square) are a feeble method of color coding the importance of tasks. This is because when a task hits Yellow... it is due THAT DAY... and when a task is Red it is already past due. What if you are working on 2 other tasks and that "Yellow" task has crept up on you... and will at least take you 2 days to complete? Now you are putting your current tasks behind, missing the deadline for the yellow task, and having your workflow decimated. Ultimately accomplishing nothing.. and leaving not…

            366 votes
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              planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

              We plan to address this some time this year. Prioritization is clearly important to teams and the way they work.

            • Github Integration

              I was looking for best productive tools for our team, and I am really glad that I met FLOW. I love most of features you have but for my developers have complains with FLOW did not support integrate with Github. So I want to know you have a plan, and If you are not I strongly suggest that make a github integration for all developers who like github!

              27 votes
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                planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                This integration is back on the table. We’re planning to work on it after a few more strategic integrations get built.

              • Assign colors to projects/groups

                It would be great to get away from the starkness of blue and white. I would love to be able to customize my Groups and even projects by colors. On top of that, customization of task colors or even varied color flags (yellow, red, green) would be nice. I understand that the simplicity of Flow is one of it's differentiators, but every team works differently and sometimes having these customization tools would be highly beneficial.

                38 votes
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                  planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                • Enable manual reordering of lists in calendar view

                  The views I use most often in the current Flow are Upcoming/Week and Upcoming/List. In both I do a lot of manual reorganizing, mostly at the start and end of a day but also halfway through. It really helps me keep focused on what I need to attack next. Without the ability to reorder in these views, I'm not able to translate all my to-do's into an actual order of work.

                  107 votes
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                    planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                    We plan to make daily planning much better in Flow this year. We’re building out a workflow, piece-by-piece, that’ll help you keep focused throughout the day. Reordering your next tasks will be part of that.

                  • Prioritizing daily tasks

                    Setting daily goals and prioritizing top tasks with a dynamic short list. A way of setting focus on a level above flagged task or the calendar.

                    8 votes
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                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Admin →
                    • Option to automatically subscribe to all tasks

                      We are using Flow to keep our organization notified and on the same page for the various projects that we share.

                      Currently members do not receive notifications unless each individual subscribes to each task.

                      This requires MUCH fiddling and paying attention to stay on top of things to make sure you are subscribed to everything.

                      Making this worse:
                      1. You can't subscribe at the list level, you have to subscribe to each task individually
                      2. You can't subscribe a team or group of people, each person has to be entered individually
                      3. You can't select multiple tasks at once and…

                      61 votes
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                        planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                        This is something we plan to do. We’ll be starting by allowing Project subscription, to better follow the happenings in a single Project.

                      • Task reminders

                        There are important (flagged) tasks and there are due tasks. But there also are important tasks, that have a due date.

                        I would love to get specifically notified about tasks that are important _and_ due today. I don't need a notification on this unimportant task, which is due today, but that I don't really care about. But there are these critical tasks, which are so important, you should not forget them. But you do, unfortunately.

                        I'd like to make sure I won't. So it would be awesome to get a little notification (by email, iPhone app, or whatever) on the…

                        230 votes
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                          planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                          We plan on solving the problem of knowing when to work on something. Daily and weekly planning is on our roadmap, and that will help you stay on top of upcoming tasks.

                        • Collapse all for projects in left navigation

                          In the left nav - i would love to be able to collapse all. I have many projects, andr it is difficult when i first log in to getflow and all the porjects in the left nave are expanded. I always have to collapse them one by one.

                          14 votes
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                            planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                            It’s obvious that the sidebar is hurting your ability to focus on what’s most important to you. We’re interested in making projects easier to group and filter, and helping you cut out the noise. Plans to fix this are early stage at this point, but it’s on our radar. Thanks!

                          • Mass task editing

                            Add the ability to shift-select or cmd-select multiple tasks and add the same due date and/or tag to all of them.

                            88 votes
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                              planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                              We do plan to allow for mass editing of tasks. It may take some time to get there, but we want to do it.

                            • provide a field for 'estimated' time.

                              this would be really helpful for preparing and planning on workload.

                              26 votes
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                                planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                While we don’t exactly plan to add time estimates, we are interested in helping teams plan workload and estimate the size of tasks. Keep an eye out for updates :)

                              • drag subtasks to tasks

                                It would be nice if you wanted to upgrade a subtask into a task. Just drag it from under the task pane to the main task panel in the center.

                                6 votes
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                                • Trigger notification for person assigned to task when subtasks are created by someone else

                                  Use case: we use subtasks to capture all the changes involved in a visual design update. Assigned visual designer should receive notifications for newly created subtasks.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Kanban for Project Groups

                                    Would love to have a Kanban view for Project Groups in which each card shown is a Project rather than a specific task. That way you could get a high level overview of what phase(s) each project is in without having to look at a huge list of individual tasks.

                                    47 votes
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                                      planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                      We’re definitely interested in making it possible to get a high-level overview of where your projects are at. We’ll keep in touch about what that might look like. Thanks!

                                    • Faster task editing

                                      In the old UI, we could quickly edit a task by clicking the pencil (as I remember it), and immediately tabbing through fields to change as required. In the new UI, we have to click a task, wait for the task pane to load, click the Edit button, and then start editing.

                                      This reasonably small change has added a lot of time spent waiting while using the app! Is there a way to edit tasks without entering the task pane, similar to the quick entry tool? If not, can you please, please add one?

                                      Otherwise the new interface is very…

                                      65 votes
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                                      • Project Level Communication

                                        For us it's very important to discuss on Project Level.
                                        So a Project-Chat would be very nice.

                                        Yes, we could just create a Chatroom for each Project, but this is not verry comfortable.

                                        Suggestion:
                                        - in the Project-View, there should be a "Chat-Icon"
                                        - the first click on this icon automaticaly creates a (special) Chatroom with same settings as the project (private/public; involved people/subscribers) and opens it in the right pane of the project view
                                        - once the Project-Chatroom is created, the Chat should be displayed in the right-pane of the Project-View (if no task is selected) (maybe, in the…

                                        18 votes
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                                          We may do this next year, and already have designs for it. There are a handful of other exciting things pushing this out and it doesn’t have an exact spot on our roadmap yet.

                                        • Delete organization

                                          I'd like to delete some organizations that I don't use anymore.

                                          Thank you.

                                          46 votes
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