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  1. 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).

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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.

    • 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).

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      • Duplicate Groups

        Whilst you're working on project and task templates, it would be great to be able to duplicate a group of projects.

        I have clients on a monthly retainer and so have a project group called Retained Work, with a separate project for each month.

        I'd love to be able to duplicate the Retained Work group, including all monthly projects, and move to the relevant client's workspace.

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          not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

          I can totally see how this would be a useful feature but because you can duplicate projects at this time, duplicating groups is not on our immediate road map though it is something we are considering!

        • Bulk duplication (tasks and sections)

          The various jobs (or projects in Flow-speak) that we work on could have anywhere from 1 to up to 50 pieces (or sections) with the same steps (or tasks). I’ve made a template for a project with one generic section but would love to be able to copy the section and tasks in that section.

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          • 25 votes
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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.

            • Manage tags menu - add, edit, delete tags

              Would be nice to have the option to manage tags more actively. A separate page or sidebar that allows you to add, edit, or delete unused tags would be ideal.

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                not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                We don’t have plans to turn tags into a manageable collection of options that can be edited or deleted. As it stands now, tags disappear from auto-completion when there are no longer any open tasks with those tags.

              • 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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                  not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                  We don’t have plans to build this at this point, but we’re definitely keeping it in mind—especially if it would help with account setup.

                • 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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                  • Looping in non-Flow users to tasks

                    Sometimes you want to assign a task to a person that is not using flow. You do not want to invite that person as they might not work that much with you. But you want to assign one task to them.

                    It would be great, if you could assign Tasks to "email addresses" and those people have the possibility to comment and check off the tasks without creating a flow account and without logging in. They just click on a link in their email message, review the task and later check it off with the same link.

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                    • Task status and status transitions like Redmine, Jira

                      We use Redmine for developing software, and there's a possibility to design task statuses, transitions, etc.

                      Flow is missing this great feature and it would be totally acceptable if we had at least some fixed task statuses, like

                      Open
                      In Progress
                      Done

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                        Hey there! This isn’t on our roadmap for the foreseeable future, but another option that might tie you over for now is Kanban/sections. Using Kanban/project sections, you can actually create the statuses that each of the tasks in your project must move through before the project can be completed. These articles has a few will walk you through these two views:

                        https://www.getflow.com/support/projects/sections/
                        https://www.getflow.com/support/projects/using-kanban/

                        Hope this helps in the meantime!

                      • Chrome extension

                        Enable users to create tasks from Gmail and web pages by web clipping with a Chrome extension.

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                        • print your calendar

                          can you please provide an option so the task calendar (monthly view) can be printed out?

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                            not planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            36 votes
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                            • Show groups in list view

                              I have a couple of groups of projects that both projects in them named after the month that work needs to take place.

                              For example:

                              Group: Retained Work
                              Project: July
                              Project: August etc

                              Group: Content Calendar
                              Project: July
                              Project: August

                              I also have the same groups/projects in a number of workspaces for different clients.

                              When you view tasks as a list anywhere in Flow, the group name is not shown, which makes me tempted to change the project names so they are different, e.g.

                              July Tasks
                              July Posts

                              This clutters the left hand panel though, so I wonder if it…

                              6 votes
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                                not planned  ·  SharaShara responded

                                Hi! My suggestion here would be to name your Groups Months and have the projects be what you currently have as Groups.

                                If you click on a group name, you can see all the projects in that group and all the tasks. That is the only way to currently see the group, the project and tasks together. Feel free to email support@getflow.com to discuss further!

                              • Offset Projects under Groups

                                Is it possible to offset the projects underneath the groups? It would make it easier to look at. At the moment, when groups are expanded, the projects within it are aligned with the group itself, making it hard to differentiate all the items on the projects sidebar (and only being able to use the expanded icon to be able to tell). Attached a file with what I’m talking about. Thanks!

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                                  not planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Custom Fields to Tasks

                                  I would LOVE to be able to add custom fields to task items so I can track: Set Budget, Estimated Time, Actual Time, Completed Date (to compare performance of team against Due Date, Team Rate ($), Invoice Rate ($), Proft/Loss, etc. Then also the ability to do simple equations (to calculate est time vs actual time, profit/loss, etc.

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                                    not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                                    We don’t have any plans to do anything like this anytime soon, but we can certainly recognize its utility, especially if you could filter and sort by these values as well.

                                  • Calendar events

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

                                    47 votes
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                                    • 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

                                      207 votes
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                                        not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                        While we can see why you’d want to do this, we don’t have plans to create a global inbox.

                                      • Paste multiple lines as tasks

                                        When pasting multiple lines in a list, create one task per new line. Makes it easier to add items from an IM conversation, email thread, or importing from other project management tools

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                                        • 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!

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