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  1. Custom Today View (Marking tasks for "Today" or "Working on")

    Maybe I haven't discovered how to do this on the new Flow Beta, but here is something I have always wanted.

    Because Flow doesn't have a "Today" concept, I manually flag tasks I need to work on today, and so I am always using the "Flagged" view. I also have lots of items that might become due today as well, but they live under "Upcoming", and I rather work from one view, so I then have to manually flag them so they are seen under "Flagged".

    It would be nice for an option when assigning a task a date, to…

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      planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

      We are working towards creating a great way to plan your day. We see the need to be able to look through the tasks on your plate so that you know what’s next. You’ll be the first to know when we’re digging into the details.

    • Multiple language support

      We are located in Germany and we have Consultants throughout Europe. Translations would be very nice!

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        While we would love to offer localization in future updates, we’re still a small team that is unable to offer support in those languages as well. We will absolutely revisit this feature when we have the resources needed to make it really amazing.

      • provide a field for 'estimated' time.

        this would be really helpful for preparing and planning on workload.

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          planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

          While we don’t exactly plan to add time estimates, we are interested in helping teams plan workload and estimate the size of tasks. Keep an eye out for updates :)

        • Calendar events

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

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          • 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 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.

            • Guest/Client Pricing

              We're a team of 10, and have about 25 - 40 clients at a time. Would love to invite our clients to the projects, but usually, clients have multiple stakeholders and it becomes price prohibitive. I would love to see an updated pricing structure that doesnt discourage organizations to utilize the tool to its full potential. I understand that seats are a common method for pricings, since when the tool is meant for internal teams, the a seat usualyally equals a salary, and therefore is a good metric for what the organization can afford. However, the number of clients doesnt…

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              • 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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                • Numbering Tasks - Templates

                  My team uses a lot of templates. For example, when we get a new client, this list of tasks needs to be completed. The order of these tasks is KEY in successful completion of the process. It would be nice if we could number the tasks in the list and they would stay in order.

                  Right now, we simply add numbers to the title of the task (1.A, 1.B, etc.) but then as soon as we change the order in which the list is sorted, they become totally out of order. Another issue with this manual method is that when…

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                    not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                    We don’t plan to prefix numbers in any task view, but the “List, manually” view maintains its sort. So if you need to see the project in sequence, that’s the way to go. Thanks for your suggestion!

                  • 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 Molavi responded

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

                    • 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.

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                        not planned  ·  Cyrus 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?

                      • A view for the workload of organizations

                        Our project managers often ask the question on what a person in our organization is working on and what to prioritise next. In the calendar we can see the tasks of a person that has a due date but there isn't any view of all the assigned task of a person. Basically it's the same functionality as "My Tasks" but for each persons of your team. The best would be to have this view on Overview to see all tasks across all teams.

                        Thanks.

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                        • Delete organization

                          I'd like to delete some organizations that I don't use anymore.

                          Thank you.

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                          • 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 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.

                            • Resource utilization

                              I would like a task to have a duration/level of effort estimate and then be able to see a view/report that shows resource utilization. This would stop me having to use a different tool (ResourceGuru)!

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                              • Sort projects alphabetically

                                it would be useful if we could sort projects by alphabet.

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                                • Gmail Gadget

                                  Create a Gmail gadget that allows you to create a task directly from your Gmail interface. We were able to do that with a CRM solution called WorkEtc. There were buttons at the bottom of every email, that allowed you to assign any email to a Task, List, Workspace (different terms in Worketc, but same concept). This allows for a complete and thorough task list.

                                  Right now, I find myself starring emails as a task reminder to follow up, and also having to check Flow for other tasks. It redundnat to create a task in flow to respond to an…

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                                  • Chrome extension

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

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                                        not planned  ·  Cyrus 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.

                                      • Time Tracking Integration

                                        Flow currently support time tracking via Harvest. I would like to see integration with other time-tracking services, such as Paymo, Timecamp, or Toggl. Or better yet, build time tracking into Flow as a native feature, so that another tool is not required.

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                                        • Sync w/ Calendar

                                          It would be perfect to be able to sync Flow w/ Google Calendar, iCal, or Outlook, so that each team member see other team members' meetings and availability.

                                          And also while assigning a task, currently users are only able to set due date. But, start date may also be relevant for planning.

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                                            not planned  ·  Luke Seeley responded

                                            We don’t have plans for this at this point in time, but certainly recognize its utility.

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