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.
While we can see why you’d want to do this, we don’t have plans to create a global inbox.
This is not recognised as important as such apps (Flow; Asana; Wrike; TaskWorld; Dapulse; etc.) are created by IT geeks for IT geeks. There is zero requirements capture undertaken or understanding of the needs of other workers in other sectors (yes really, IT geeks, other industry sectors do exist).
Something like a global inbox is a no brainer, but because its not how "they" work, it is deemed not important. Unfortunately, being able to code and being able to design are two utterly different things, and most IT people have no formal human-centred design training or capability.
Result: valid user needs are completely overlooked (or worse, actively ignored) — meaning valuable features that could really differentiate a product from the crowd of identikit Asperger's inspired, techno-centric and inhuman solutions are totally missed.
Email apps have been doing this for years. Many of these will group all your email accounts and show you all your unread emails, or all your emails period, in one global view.
Now, that's kind of useful for email, but it's REALLY useful for tasks, which have a temporal and scheduling component, and thus all relate to each other whether we like it or not. It is crucial to be able to see all my work in a single list.
Why does nobody understand the value of a global inbox? Asana is the same way. It's vexing.
I agree, the ability to move tasks between workspaces is needed. This would help when tasks end up in the incorrect workspace.
I agree this would be a very useful addition. I'm relatively new to Flow and find the multiple inboxes difficult to work with. I like the suggestion that there should be at least one inbox not associated with any workspace where you can quickly jot down your ideas or tasks.
I've just hit this problem again in a big way - have gone ahead and set up more workspaces now that they're not so costly and then emailed a bunch of tasks through to myself thinking I can easily move them around but nooooooo..... I forgot... now I have to create a list, move the tasks in there and then move them to right workspace. Unless I'm missing something...?
This is hitting me especially if I'm emailing personal tasks in - it means I have to create a project list "Move to Personal" then manually move the tasks into that list and then move the project. Even worse I then have to reset the sharing settings as well - or accidentally give Guest access to everyone.
This is silly.
Renato Carvalho commented
Thinking on simplicity. Inbox is made to collect things quickly and then later organize that. Having multiple inboxes seems confusing and overkill.
Andrew Somervell commented
That and give everyone their own personal workspace. Now that workspaces are unrestricted
Ben Foster commented
This would be a big improvement. We're a small team but are using multiple workspaces for each department (Development, Design, Marketing, Events). Having an Inbox-per-workspace doesn't really make sense to us as the Inbox is more like a staging area for tasks that are either personal or have yet to be assigned to the appropriate workspace or list.
Dan Davis commented
At a minimum, the ability to move tasks between workspaces is needed. This would at least help when tasks end up in the incorrect workspace
The more I've been using the new flow the more I think that some function that allows stuff to go in and then be processed to workspaces is going to be very helpful. At the moment, I've restructured my lists so that I don't have to use workspaces - i.e. everything's in one workspace. which kind of misses the point of the workspaces :)