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  1. Private Tasks Within a Project

    There are numerous times daily when I want to assign one person a task without them seeing the rest of the tasks on a list (often because it's beyond their pay grade or there is confidential information shared.) But I can't, so I end up having to create list after list based on who's allowed to see that list (often one list for one person?!) rather than being able to keep lists project-oriented or categorical. This creates WAY TOO MUCH confusion within an organization and flies in the face of simple group and list structures. My people end up not…

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    • 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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      • Standalone Mac App

        Are there any plans to have a non browser based app?

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          not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

          We do not have any plans at this point for a native Mac app. If demand swells or we determine there are benefits that outweigh the development time/cost, you can be sure we’ll consider it.

        • Save searches

          Would be great to be able to save searches to the favorites section.

          Also more advanced searching:

          - Searching for things NOT tagged (or with a specific tag)
          - Search for sections

          Thanks

          43 votes
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          • Dependant tasks

            Our team has too many unactionable tasks in our Teama because they are dependant upon other tasks being completed!

            teamwork.com has the amazing ability to create "dependancies" for tasks (though their implementation is much more clunky than I'm sure Flow could do it). What they do is make the task uncheckable until the primary task is first completed. I think you should take this a step further and move the dependent task out of view (maybe grayed out at the bottom of the list).

            181 votes
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            • Additional ways to filter and sort by tag

              Flow would benefit from a way to view tags more effectively than either version.

              Is there a reason that it can't sit in the sidebar as a navigation item? That then takes you to all tags and the number of tasks assigned to them and you can then select a tag?
              A bit like Evernote.

              138 votes
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                not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                We don’t have plans to expand on the tagging functionality. That said, we won’t rule it out. Keep voting and commenting with how you work and what problem you’re aiming to solve with this. It all helps!

              • Add flags to the Calendar

                While we all want to keep the UI as clean as possible, how about adding flags to the Calendar? It would help me (and maybe others) quickly pinpoint the key tasks of a particular day.

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                  1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                  not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                  We don’t have plans to expose anymore task details in the calendar tasks at this point in time, except for assignee. In the mean time, if you’re not already doing so, you’ll have to take advantage of the flag toggle in the search bar (flag icon on the far right) to show just flagged tasks.

                • Dropdown list for teams, lists etc

                  When selecting a team, list etc. it’d be nice to get a drop down list without having to guess the name of the item. This is especially the case when there’re lots of lists.
                  cheers
                  Ben

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                    not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                    Thanks for the suggestion, there are no plans to fix this currently, but we’ll watch this request and listen to other sources for this coming up again.

                  • Live Support (Phone, Chat)

                    I have had a very frustrating experience with Getflow's support so far in that there is no one you can talk to over the phone. For those of us that are less technically inclined, discussing technical matters in the delayed communication form of email is extremely challenging and frustrating. I would highly, highly recommend adding the ability to call (or at least chat) with support.

                    7 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                      not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                      Still no plans to add phone support, but we’ll keep an eye on this request. For what it’s worth, our response times continue to decline. We’re also dedicating more resources to improving the Support Center to help with immediate answers to questions.

                    • Move groups between teams

                      We are using the group feature to group smaller projects that belong to a bigger, umbrella project. We initially started with several teams, but ended up having to do a lot of work to move our groups from those extra teams back to one team as we found that moving tasks between teams wasn't possible. The ability to move and duplicate an entire group to a new team would be very helpful! Thank you!

                      15 votes
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                      • Phone home screen widgets

                        Ideally a calendar view widget to add to home screen would be really useful.
                        A quick task creation widget would be useful, too.

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                        • Themes

                          While I find the current blue/white Flow theme to be very simple, it might be nice to provide alternative color schemes (still clean and slick, though, of course). Or, maybe allow users to set their own colors to certain parts of the app using specific color codes (e.g., sidebar background #FFFFFF).

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                            not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                            No plans for this one. Hey, who knows, maybe we’ll work this in during an exploratory hack day.

                          • Advanced repeating task options

                            I have recurring tasks for work that must be scheduled for the first of each month. The problem is that the first of each month isn't necessarily a business day, it quite frequently will be on a weekend. I'd love it if you could add the ability for me to create recurring tasks that occur on the closest business day after the first of the month (or the first of the month if it DOES happen to be a business day).

                            70 votes
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                              not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                              We do not have any current plans to enhance our repeating task functionality in the near future.

                            • Better Calendar View on App

                              I would like the iphone app to show a calendar view with perhaps dots or the number of tasks for that day to show up, then be able to zoom in for today's "list" of to-dos.

                              9 votes
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                                not planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
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                                  not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                  This is not planned, but it’s possible to see kanban view on your iPad. Log into Flow from Safari, and “Request desktop site” via the share sheet.

                                • Assign project owner/lead

                                  When creating a new project, it makes sense (and other apps such as Asana support the ability to) designating a Project Owner, who is responsible for the completion of the project (and potentially for outlining the required tasks and assigning them to the relevant people). However, we can't seem to find a method of doing something similar in Flow.

                                  Are we missing something, or thinking about things in the wrong way? Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.

                                  12 votes
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                                    not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                    This is something we’ve talked about both as a team and the makers of this product. As it stands, with project notes at your disposal, you can mention the project owner in the note for the project. I’m wondering if there is anything more you’d want from a project owner? What would help them do their job better?

                                  • Clear tasks automatically - user specific

                                    Some users prefer clearing tasks manually as they can see what has been completed in-line with the sections. Is it possible to have the toggle on/off apply to user rather than project?

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                                      not planned  ·  Jake PaulJake Paul responded

                                      We don’t plan to change the clear completed tasks preference, but we do aim to better address the need to track and report on completed tasks in the future, which might eliminate the need for a workspace preference.

                                    • Smart syntax for task rows, task form (@assign, #tag, etc)

                                      First of all, I love love the new look & feel, I love having the task view on the right side, and I love having different workspaces. Bravo!

                                      Here are a couple features that I would have loved to see come along with this update:

                                      The ability to assign tasks to people on my team using the "@" symbol within the title. Maybe if you have more than one person the first one is the one assigned and the others are just subscribers...

                                      The same thing goes for using the "#" character and creating tags. Creating tags should be much…

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                                        We are planning to make it much easier to quickly enrich your tasks with details, directly from the task title input in the task form and quick task bar, using the same syntax we use with emailing tasks to Flow.

                                      • 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

                                        • 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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