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  1. Move tasks between teams

    We really need to be able to *easily* move TASKS between teams - e.g. drag and drop them or select and change the team. This should be able to be locked down by user if they don’t have access to a team - but it’s too easy to create a task in the wrong team and then have to fiddle around to move it

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    • Public API

      We would like our in house system to talk to Flow and be able to search for, create, delete, and modify tasks.

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        started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

        We’ve started work in earnest on this. We’ll update you when there’s something to show.

      • Mark a Project as Completed

        It would be nice if you could tick a project as 'completed'. Archive doesn't really make sense.

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        • Duplicate tasks (so minor changes can be made)

          We often need tasks with subtasks that are very similar with possibly only one part different but we have to create the entire task including all the subtasks from the beginning. Even with copy and pasting this is VERY unproductive. A simple "DUPLICATE TASK" option should be added so the tweaks can be made from the copy before saving.

          105 votes
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          • Dynamic Gantt Chart

            Would love to see a dynamic Gantt chart linked to Task/subtask tree. A progress bar would be ideally matched to each subtask that updated larger tasks and vis a vie the project. A global page that overlooks all workspaces and their relevant progress in a visual way would be a-mazing.

            Thanks for great work !

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            • Zapier integration so we can move tasks in from other systems without programming

              Would be great to be able to route tasks in from Basecamp, Google tasks, CRM, Box.com and all the other places that feed us tasks. Zapier integration or maybe Piesync would accomplish that, thus making Flow the authoritative “task hub” on our team.

              54 votes
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                started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                We’ve started preliminary work on this integration. I’ll let you know when this is live.

              • Reporting Feature

                It would be great to have a way to create reports that show overall organization activity and productivity (our institution is very particular about reporting ROI). Reporting features that I've seen other task management tools use include number of completed tasks, types of tasks completed, average completion time, among others. These types of reports are essential to increase department budget and justify new hires. We love your application so far, but the lack of a reporting tool is a deal-breaker for those reasons.

                116 votes
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                  started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                  Thanks for your input in the survey. Wanted to let you know that we’ve started work on this and expect to have something to show you in the next couple months. To be the first to see it, opt into our beta program in your Account Preferences. Thanks!

                • Project Deadline

                  Add a date as deadline

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                    started  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • Dashboard Widgets

                    I like the idea of a dashboard very much. But the current information it displays are not relevant for me. For everyone who doesn't use Flow as a team, but just for himself (I believe there are plenty), the information about recent changes is entirely superfluous.

                    There need to be various widgets you can place on your dashboard the way you want. Maybe a short week overview of your tasks. Certain lists that you can choose (and how many items get displayed at once). Maybe even statistics how productive you are (not really relevant, but definitely helps selling and is…

                    57 votes
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                      started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                      We’ve started working on dashboard widgets that will allow you to see your team’s Flow activity summarized. We’re looking for more input as we work through this process. If you voted up this idea, could you share some details as to why? In which situation would you use something like this? What would you be expecting to see? What would you want to do with the information? Please send your response to anna@getflow.com Thank you so much.

                    • Project meta data (description, due date, comments, etc.)

                      It would be very nice to be able to set a due date for an entire task list.

                      Presently, my team is using lists as milestones. Each of these milestones naturally has a due date, but it is cumbersome to have to set a due date individually for each task. Being able to set the due date for a list and have all its tasks inherit that due date automatically would make creation and modification much easier.

                      Alternatively, you could let lists have a due date of their own, independent of the subtasks.

                      87 votes
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                        started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                        We’re making another improvement to projects in the coming months. You’ll be able to set start and end dates for projects. This will help your team plan at a larger scale, and visualize projects on the calendar. We’ll be looking for feedback soon, so join the beta program via Account Preferences if you’d like to see the first version.

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                        • Webhooks

                          I'm not asking for a complete API. Just send a POST/GET request when a task is created, changed or deleted. That would make possible for many developers integrate with other solutions.

                          Just to name it: Slack (witch you at Metalabs are familiar, i think) has a PERFECT api and so easy integration. Why don't you bring the same to Flow?

                          47 votes
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                          • Dashboard: Filter for all activity except my own

                            Generally when I am scanning the dashboard, it is to keep up to date with what others on my team are doing. It would be really helpful ti have a filter which does all activity except my own for that use case.

                            18 votes
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                              started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                              We’ve started work on a dashboard that is better at helping you process the tasks that need your attention. A bonus is that it not longer repeats what you know you said.

                            • See only comments directed at you

                              I wish you could search the dashboard for comments only. Even better would be only comments directed at you. That would really help!

                              4 votes
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                                started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                We’re working on making it easier for you to process all of the tasks and comments that need your attention. Watch for it this summer!

                              • Add projects to calendar

                                Allow a project to have a date range, and in calendar, show the project date range to see which projects are overlapping in a month.

                                8 votes
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                                  started  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                • Include tasks with upcoming due dates in the Daily Digest

                                  It would be great to see what tasks I have coming up that will be due. that way I wouldn't have to go into the program just to see what three or four things I have due soon.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Before the upgrade, we were able to see the total number of tasks open. We would like to have these feature back if possible.

                                    Before the upgrade, we were able to see the total number of tasks open. We would like to have these feature back if possible.

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                                    • Make it easier to find and Like completed Tasks

                                      As the Teams Leader, I like to acknowledge completed tasks by "liking them". If I miss a day or two, It can be cumbersome to scroll through the dashboard to find all the completed tasks to like. Maybe there is a way you could make completed tasks stand out more, or filter the dashboard to see only content that has been liked/not liked.

                                      Thanks,

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                                        started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                        We’ve started work on a simplified Dashboard that groups relevant activity and brings it to your attention in a way that’s easy to work through quickly. We’ll keep you updated.

                                      • Simplified dashboard

                                        Limit items on the dashboard to completed tasks, comments added to tasks, and task assignments (when a person is assigned a task, or ownership changes). Do not include new tasks that have been created. Recently I added 6 tasks to a project and they cluttered the dashboard. Dashboard should be a quick read.

                                        6 votes
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                                          started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                          We’ve started on a simplified Dashboard that’s easier to read and carries more relevant information.

                                        • Sort or Filter "My Tasks" to see which ones have updates

                                          We would like a way to look at a newsfeed of "My Tasks" of just the things that have been updated

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                                            started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                            We’re working on a more efficient way to process tasks that need your attention. Watch for it this summer! :)

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