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  1. 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.

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    • 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…

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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.

      • 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…

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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.

        • Task due time

          Many of my colleagues complain that it is not possible to assign an exact time to a task, is this something that you plan for in the future?

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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.

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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.

            • Private tasks not in a workspace

              Currently, the inbox is in a workspace - which means that I have to assign an email to the workspace and then awkwardly move tasks around. I want to be able to easily move tasks from an inbox to wherever they need to be - so having an inbox that all my stuff goes into that's then drag and dropped to the right list/workspace would be great.
              Cheers
              Ben

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              • 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.

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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.

                • 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.

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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.

                  • 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!

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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.

                    • 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…

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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.

                      • Custom Today View (Marking tasks for "Today" or "Working on")

                        Maybe I haven't discovered how to do this on the new Flow Beta, but here is something I have always wanted.

                        Because Flow doesn't have a "Today" concept, I manually flag tasks I need to work on today, and so I am always using the "Flagged" view. I also have lots of items that might become due today as well, but they live under "Upcoming", and I rather work from one view, so I then have to manually flag them so they are seen under "Flagged".

                        It would be nice for an option when assigning a task a date, to…

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                          planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                          We are working towards creating a great way to plan your day. We see the need to be able to look through the tasks on your plate so that you know what’s next. You’ll be the first to know when we’re digging into the details.

                        • Calendar events

                          I'd like to enter dates into the calendar without it being a task. Will that be possible?

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                          • Create an Easy Import from CSV

                            Many task programs have an import/export feature. I have not been able to find one here. An easy import feature would give users incentive to move from other platforms (RTM, Google, etc) I currently have hundreds of notes that have been sitting in a file on my computer. If I were to be able to import them they could turn into tasks. I am not willing to do it one at a time. Too busy.

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                            • Delete organization

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

                              Thank you.

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                              • A view for the workload of organizations

                                Our project managers often ask the question on what a person in our organization is working on and what to prioritise next. In the calendar we can see the tasks of a person that has a due date but there isn't any view of all the assigned task of a person. Basically it's the same functionality as "My Tasks" but for each persons of your team. The best would be to have this view on Overview to see all tasks across all teams.

                                Thanks.

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                                • provide a field for 'estimated' time.

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

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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 :)

                                  • Mention tasks in chat

                                    My favorite part of being able to create a task in chat is that the task appears right in the conversation.

                                    It would useful for my team to be able to mention tasks in the chat view for tasks that already exist.

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                                      planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                      We were just talking about this the other day, and plan to take a crack at it some time this year. This would be quite handy.

                                    • Chat rooms related to projects

                                      With the new Chat functionality, it'd be great to have a chat related to a project (or at least a workspace) - this would allow the team to chat in context not have to go to a different space. Ideally, a third pane or some way of keeping the context would be good (stuffed if I know how you'd implement that...). Our early experimentation with the chat function is that it feels a little disconnected from the projects.

                                      B.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                        planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                        We’d love to bring discussions closer to projects. This is something we’re planning to do. Thanks!

                                      • Resource utilization

                                        I would like a task to have a duration/level of effort estimate and then be able to see a view/report that shows resource utilization. This would stop me having to use a different tool (ResourceGuru)!

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                                        • Guest/Client Pricing

                                          We're a team of 10, and have about 25 - 40 clients at a time. Would love to invite our clients to the projects, but usually, clients have multiple stakeholders and it becomes price prohibitive. I would love to see an updated pricing structure that doesnt discourage organizations to utilize the tool to its full potential. I understand that seats are a common method for pricings, since when the tool is meant for internal teams, the a seat usualyally equals a salary, and therefore is a good metric for what the organization can afford. However, the number of clients doesnt…

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