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Project Templates

It would be awesome if projects could be saved as a template for future use. For instance, anytime we run a sale or promotion the same tasks are repeated for all of our team members. So maybe a drop down when you click to create a new project you could select “from template” then “title of saved project"

Currently you can create projects and duplicate them the only issue is the templates we’ve created are always in everyones current tasks lists making them cluttered.

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      • Paris commented  · 

        Selecting a project start-end date should automatically adjust all templated tasks in that project based on some basic logic I.e. Task A 2 weeks after start, task B 12 days before end, etc.

      • Cyndi Walker commented  · 

        A feature request for templates - the ability to apply templates to existing projects, not just new ones going forwards.

      • Clare commented  · 

        Adding a template function would be amazing! right now i'm just creating templates and duplicating & renaming them, which so far seems to work well since all projects have the exact same workflow!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Has this been developed? Would be useful for our team too

      • Elliott commented  · 

        Templates for sections specifically would also be very useful.

      • Tom Duenow commented  · 

        Any updates on this? Appears demand is high. Is this something difficult to execute on the technical side? Please let us know status. I

      • Alistair Cockburn commented  · 

        Any updates on this? We have figure out a reasonable stopgap having a 'template' project which we duplicate whenever needed, but a permanent template feature would be a great asset.

      • Richard Seaker commented  · 

        Big need for us as well. Would be happy to discuss this with your team.

      • Michael Parker commented  · 

        Glad to see this has been moved up to "Planned,"' we regularly use our homemade project templates and would be happy to provide feedback on how we use them and when it gets to the point of beta testing!

      • Alex commented  · 

        Definitely needed

      • Joseph Greene commented  · 

        The ability to create and use templates would greatly increase the value of flow to me. I already like your product very much.But as I'm currently evaluating it for my company, I know when it's time to give my report the question of can we create templates will come up. We have general steps that are included in every project. I'd also want to be able to keep content in the template as well. We tent to like to include a good task description when we assign a task. Those descriptions don't tend to change from project to project. But having them there is good for review and for when we have a new hire who's still getting on their feet. Thanks.

      • Ben commented  · 

        @Cyrus - when you say "until we add dedicated templating tools" any indicators when that may be? :)

      • Ben commented  · 

        The other thing to consider with the current "Duplicate" function (which we use for project templates) is that you lose all those notes that you may have added to the tasks - for example, we have a set of tasks that we duplicate for new products which includes a "task" for linking to our purchase order dashboard - if I duplicate this I lose the link.

        - B.

      • Roohbir Singh commented  · 

        Templates would be highly useful. Teamwork.com does it quite well if that helps. Started using flow recently and love it!

      • Paul Usher commented  · 

        "Under Review" - does this mean it will make it to a build soon? it's been six months already :)

      • Andrew commented  · 

        No problem! This tool is a must have for our team. I hope this is implemented one day in the future :)

      • AdminCyrus Molavi (Product Manager, Flow) commented  · 

        Hey Ben, not sure what you're looking for here. Want to add some clarification?
        Internally, we use a template project for our launches which holds the predefined list of launch tasks and just duplicate it as needed.

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