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  1. Workspace ICONS to return in new FLOW

    I really miss the Workspace Icons. They made is so much easier to quickly navigate between Workspaces because you could upload a logo. They were visual and made the whole space feel like my own. Now it's way too generic. PLEASE bring back the icons!

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      Thanks for the feedback! For the time being, Workspaces will remain as is but we are planning on reviewing the comments and feedback we’ve received about the new update and this will receive point will definitely receive some attention. We will keep you posted!

    • 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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        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.

      • 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.

        • 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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          • Private tasks within a shared team project

            Our team has a project, let's call it "Bedford". We have tasks that we all need to do in order for the larger project to get completed. I want to be able to add tasks that are for me only, that no one else really needs to see. The only way around this I can think of is if I create another list called "Bedford - Private" or something like that, where I jot down the things I need to do that no one even cares about or needs to care about.

            Is this possible or planned?

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              not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

              We don’t plan on adding more complexity to our privacy model in Flow at this time. In the mean time, you and your team can use the filter bar to focus on just their own tasks in any list, or use the My Tasks list to see only their own tasks across all lists in the workspace.

            • 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.

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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!

              • File attachments should be a separate option from comments

                I would like to be able to click on a files icon when I select a task that lists all of the files attached to that task.

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                  not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                  We do not currently have plans for this, though that may change as tasks become more powerful, requiring more organization.

                • Download all attachments

                  Frequently we'll attach multiple PDFs to a task and it's proving tedious to other users having to open each pdf and save one at a time. My thought was to have the ability to download all/multiple attachments from a post.

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                    not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                    As much as we want to build this, we haven’t been able to stick it into our jam-packed plans. We’ll keep an eye on it though! :)

                  • 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

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                    • Incude “Section” title in the search results

                      This is simple request… when doing a search, please add “section” titles to the query

                      for example… if you had a list of tasks for painting the house… and a section for each room… then if you had a task for “paint swatches to check color” and you had several of those tasks, each one for a different room (bedroom, kitchen, etc.)… I’d like if I could search for “bedroom swatch” and have it pull up the task “paint swatches to check color” that was in the bedroom section…

                      I know we could use tags to help with this… but…

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                        not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow search for documents

                        It would be great if one was able to search for a document.

                        Often we forget in which task the document resides and it makes it nearly impossible to find it.

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                        • Advanced Search Options

                          When performing a search, all related results are returned. Frequently, all we want to see is open tasks. It would be nice to have a way to exclude deleted or completed tasks from our search when we want to - advanced search options. Maybe it could include the ability to select a date range, attachments, people, tags? Thank you!

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                            not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                            I can see how advanced search options would be helpful. We’d like to build this, we just don’t have immediate plans to do so.

                          • 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).

                            159 votes
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                            • Keyboard shortcut for setting due date

                              As simple as the title suggests. Often I will create a long list of tasks for a new project for example and it is very time consuming having to click on edit for every single task

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                                While we don’t currently have plans to create a keyboard shortcut for setting due dates, you could do a quick due date update by viewing the Calendar, filtering it by your list, and then drag and dropping the tasks to their new due dates.

                              • 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.

                                • 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

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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!

                                  • One-week view

                                    The current Week view shows week after week, so it's more like a "months", or "weeks", view. Can we have a "single week" view, in order to focus on the current week and nothing else? It's my most used view on the current Flow.

                                    28 votes
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                                      not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                                      While we have removed the old Month view and renamed this week view the Month view, we have no plans at this point in time to offer a one-week view. We recognize the desire to focus on a week at a time and are considering other solutions.

                                    • Chrome extension

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

                                      27 votes
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                                      • Sort Kanban by due date (and show due dates)

                                        Need ability to sort by due date in Kanban view and Section view.
                                        Would be great to show due dates in Kanban view as well (without having to open a task to check).

                                        32 votes
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                                          not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                          Thanks for the suggestion! It makes a lot of sense to be able to use Kanban and due dates together so we’ll definitely consider this going forward

                                        • Better Notificiation Sounds

                                          Just more distinct sounds for chat message notifications, tasks that are checked off and done

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