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  1. 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.

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    • Update Apple emojis to the new designs

      The Apple emojis in Flow are outdated since December 2016.

      http://emojipedia.org/apple/ios-10.2/new/

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        Yeah this kills us too, we love our emoji. We’ve updated emoji in chat to use a much newer version, and we’re working on bringing it to task comments and notes as well, but it’s taking a bit longer :) Still, rest assured that our sadly outdated emoji situation is on our radar as something that is in need of fixing.

      • Subtask organization in "assigned to me"

        Hey I noticed that the new rules for subtasks has changed the way that you can view things in the "assigned to me'' section. There is no way to collapse the subtasks in that view. It is really frustrating. That is the section I mainly use to manage my daily tasks and it's now flooded with subtasks that are seemingly not even listed near their corresponding main tasks. Can you guys change that to be similar to how it works in calendar view? Thanks.

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          We’re working on a solution for making this more clear. Because parent task owners can be different from subtask owners we’re unable to nest subtasks in this view. But we think we’ve got a tweak that’ll make this thing a bit easier to parse. Hang tight.

        • Enhance new subtask feature / Filter same owner

          Hi!
          i like the new subtask features, but we definitly need one change:
          Please don't show every subtasks in the lists, when the owner of subtask and parent task are the same. Our task lists are now crowded with subtasks. It's very confusing, because these subtasks often have the same name. Or no clear name without the context of the parent task.

          I hope you can implement some kind of filter here, because my team members are pretty .. unhappy at the moment ;)

          Cheers!
          Holger

          7 votes
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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.

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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.

            • Offline mode - especially in the app.

              I live on planes without wifi. I'd love to be able to at least view existing, mark completed and add tasks while offline. When online, all the syncing and delegation happens. Please!!

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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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                  Hi! As you may have seen, we’re getting very close to a public API. But we need your help!

                  If having a Flow public API is important to you, please take a couple minutes to fill out this short survey and let us know what you’re looking for. It would be a big help:

                  https://flowteam.typeform.com/to/YGaLeQ

                  And if you’d like to hop on the list for early beta access, head to app.getflow.com/preferences and look for the beta opt in. We’ll also send out an email to beta participants when beta access becomes available.

                • 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?

                  53 votes
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                    Webhooks are part of the Public API scope, and that project is well under way. We’re hoping to ship in June. We’ll keep you posted.

                  • 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

                    72 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.

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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.

                      • Project Deadline

                        Add a date as deadline

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                          started  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • Maintain Kanban column scroll position when opening task detail

                          When I click on a task in a long column in Kanban view (Mac desktop), and the task displays on the detail view to the right of the screen, the Kanban column unexpectedly scrolls back to the top. The expected behaviour from my perspective is that the column would stay in its current scroll position.

                          Often I working from the bottom of the column of a long column up, as newer items have been dragged to the top of the column. When I think I can tick off a task, I want to show the full details and conversation to…

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                            Hey Duncan,

                            We’re refactoring the Kanban cards right now to be a bit more performant- we’ve already got a fix in place- it’s coupled with the new subtasks functionality so it might be a week or two. Hang tight!

                            Jesse

                          • See previous dates while setting due dates

                            Hi! One of the tasks that we use Flow for is keeping track of accounts payable through each stage of the process. When setting payment due dates on invoices (which may be, for example, due in 30 days), it would be great to be able to see dates prior to the current date in the calendar - this would be super helpful, for example, when assigning due dates on an invoice that I might have received a few days earlier than I'm creating the task.

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                            • 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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                              • 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!

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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!

                                • 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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                                  • 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,

                                    3 votes
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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.

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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! :)

                                        • Dashboard should only summarise activity

                                          Dashboard seems to be a total waste. It displays absolutely everything, regardless of whether it’s useful or not, which is not practical.

                                          Dashboard should provide a general overview of ONLY RECENTY ACTIVITY, not EVERYTHING, including fully formatted long notes in comments (because there’s no way to create/edit text files in Flow).

                                          Show ONLY what actually happened recently, i.e.:

                                          “James commented on INSERT TASK NAME HERE.”

                                          instead of

                                          “James commented…”
                                          “James attached a file…”
                                          “James completed…"

                                          13 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                            started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                            Dashboard improvements are actively in progress. We’ll let you know when we have something to show. Thanks for the suggestion!

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