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  1. Zapier integration so we can move tasks in from other systems without programming

    Would be great to be able to route tasks in from Basecamp, Google tasks, CRM, Box.com and all the other places that feed us tasks. Zapier integration or maybe Piesync would accomplish that, thus making Flow the authoritative “task hub” on our team.

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      started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

      We’ve started preliminary work on this integration. I’ll let you know when this is live.

    • Option to automatically subscribe to all tasks

      We are using Flow to keep our organization notified and on the same page for the various projects that we share.

      Currently members do not receive notifications unless each individual subscribes to each task.

      This requires MUCH fiddling and paying attention to stay on top of things to make sure you are subscribed to everything.

      Making this worse:
      1. You can't subscribe at the list level, you have to subscribe to each task individually
      2. You can't subscribe a team or group of people, each person has to be entered individually
      3. You can't select multiple tasks at once and…

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        planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

        This is something we plan to do. We’ll be starting by allowing Project subscription, to better follow the happenings in a single Project.

      • 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.

        • 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 MolaviCyrus 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.

          • 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.

            • Kanban for Project Groups

              Would love to have a Kanban view for Project Groups in which each card shown is a Project rather than a specific task. That way you could get a high level overview of what phase(s) each project is in without having to look at a huge list of individual tasks.

              52 votes
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              • Webhooks

                I'm not asking for a complete API. Just send a POST/GET request when a task is created, changed or deleted. That would make possible for many developers integrate with other solutions.

                Just to name it: Slack (witch you at Metalabs are familiar, i think) has a PERFECT api and so easy integration. Why don't you bring the same to Flow?

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                • Company Branding

                  The ability to edit the interface to input company colours and Branding and on Login.

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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 MolaviCyrus 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!

                    • 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.

                      • Delete organization

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

                        Thank you.

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                        • Calendar events

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

                          44 votes
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                          • Assign colors to projects/groups

                            It would be great to get away from the starkness of blue and white. I would love to be able to customize my Groups and even projects by colors. On top of that, customization of task colors or even varied color flags (yellow, red, green) would be nice. I understand that the simplicity of Flow is one of it's differentiators, but every team works differently and sometimes having these customization tools would be highly beneficial.

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                              planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                            • Github Integration

                              I was looking for best productive tools for our team, and I am really glad that I met FLOW. I love most of features you have but for my developers have complains with FLOW did not support integrate with Github. So I want to know you have a plan, and If you are not I strongly suggest that make a github integration for all developers who like github!

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                                planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                This integration is back on the table. We’re planning to work on it after a few more strategic integrations get built.

                              • Colour coding tasks and/or projects.

                                In month-view, tasks for whole team could be easily distinguishable.

                                36 votes
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                                  planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                  • 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).

                                    34 votes
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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.

                                    • 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

                                      33 votes
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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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                                        • 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).

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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

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