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  1. 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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    • Mention tasks in chat

      My favorite part of being able to create a task in chat is that the task appears right in the conversation.

      It would useful for my team to be able to mention tasks in the chat view for tasks that already exist.

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        planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

        We were just talking about this the other day, and plan to take a crack at it some time this year. This would be quite handy.

      • 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.

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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.

        • Sort projects alphabetically

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

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            not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

            No plans to add this yet. We’ll update if that changes, and continue to follow this idea.

          • Chrome extension

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

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            • Avoid tasks to inherit "by default" owner, subscribers, and tags by the parent task.

              Having sub task inherit "by default" owner, subscribers, and tags by the parent task is a real pain because this "over proliferate" tasks assigned (or subscribed) to people.

              I'm sure many people has checked "Assigned to Me" view after the latest release and found much much more tasks than expected (that in fact are "just subtasks").

              This is extremely inconvenient.

              We think that assign a sub-tasks to other people is a common case, but at the same way most of the sub tasks usually should stay on the task owner.
              Make it explicit is redundant, and cause the problem above,…

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              • 27 votes
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                  not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus 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.

                • Ability to quickly add new tasks to Flow without having to switch focus to app first

                  In previous iterations of the Flow app it was possible with a keyboard shortcut to add a new task immediately. The most recent release now requires switching the focus to the app before adding a new task. This makes it difficult to quickly add new tasks when working in other applications.

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                  • Sort Tasks in the Overview Workspace

                    Is it possible to add functionality that allows for task sorting in the overview workspace? Right now, whenever you try to drag a task within the overview workspace, the action is disabled. It's really help to prioritize the day's tasks across all workspaces.

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                      planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                      If what you’re looking for is a way to plan your day across all of your workspaces, we’re planning to work on that. We’d love to get Flow to a point that helps you prioritize your next step.

                    • Sort or filter by "mentions"

                      We would like a way to see only the tasks that have comments that mention a specific person.

                      23 votes
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                        not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                        While we don’t plan to do this immediately, there is currently a workaround: try searching for the person’s name in the search bar, and you’ll be able to see all the tasks where they were mentioned in the search results.

                      • More list sorting options (creation date, activity date, etc)

                        Would be nice to be able to sort by "creation date"

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                          not planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                        • 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! :)

                          • Enable moving a Section into a new Project

                            Currently you can not move a Section into a new Project (acc to Support). Given that Sections are supersets of Tasks, being able to transfer them between projects would be very helpful. Dragging it would probably be the best way to do that.

                            22 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →

                              This isn’t a feature that’s on our radar just yet, so thanks for the feedback! In the meantime, one easy way to move sections and/or the tasks in those sections over to new projects is to duplicate the project. This will carry over all the sections, tasks, and task assignees, but not due dates or comments. If you find yourself using the same sections over and over again, it might be helpful to create a project that functions just as a sections template. That way, when you need to create new projects that use those sections, you just need to duplicate the template and start adding tasks to the pre-populated sections. This article will walk you through the steps: https://www.getflow.com/support/projects/duplicating-projects/
                              Hopefully this will help a bit!

                            • Stop requiring a project for all tasks

                              Unfortunately, now that tasks always have a prefix of "Private Tasks" in the calendar view, the view has become very unreadable.

                              Also, the requirement to always have a project with each tasks slows down entering tasks significantly.

                              These changes should be reverted.

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                                not planned  ·  SharaShara responded

                                I see what you’re saying – the project name (Private Task) listed with the task can look cluttered. The problem is that not including the project name can lead to confusion too. This is something we are not likely to change anytime soon but it does make sense to take a look at it in the future.

                              • Remember view preferences

                                I like to keep "My Tasks" and "Calendar" in "Sort by Date" and "list" view respectively. However if I log out and back in (seems to happen on certain refreshes or submit errors as well) a bug maybe? it defaults to list views which I don't like personally. It's annoying to have to change these view settings at every login. Any chance of tweaking so that it remembers our user preferences?

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                                  not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                  Agreed that this would be an improvement. We’re putting it in our backlog, but don’t have immediate plans to work on it. Thanks!

                                • Project Level Communication

                                  For us it's very important to discuss on Project Level.
                                  So a Project-Chat would be very nice.

                                  Yes, we could just create a Chatroom for each Project, but this is not verry comfortable.

                                  Suggestion:
                                  - in the Project-View, there should be a "Chat-Icon"
                                  - the first click on this icon automaticaly creates a (special) Chatroom with same settings as the project (private/public; involved people/subscribers) and opens it in the right pane of the project view
                                  - once the Project-Chatroom is created, the Chat should be displayed in the right-pane of the Project-View (if no task is selected) (maybe, in the…

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                                    We may do this next year, and already have designs for it. There are a handful of other exciting things pushing this out and it doesn’t have an exact spot on our roadmap yet.

                                  • Windows Phone 8 app

                                    A native Windows Phone 8 app would be great!

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                                      not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                                      We have no plans for a dedicated Windows 8 app at this time. Our mobile web app will, however, become more powerful as time goes on.

                                    • 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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                                      • Archive Workspaces

                                        I would like to be able to archive workspaces. We use a workspace for each client we work with. Once all current projects are complete I would like to be able to archive and not miss previous history of work if they client opens a new project.

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                                          not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                          Still a good idea! :) It’s in our backlog, but not in this year’s plans.

                                        • Bulk duplication (tasks and sections)

                                          The various jobs (or projects in Flow-speak) that we work on could have anywhere from 1 to up to 50 pieces (or sections) with the same steps (or tasks). I’ve made a template for a project with one generic section but would love to be able to copy the section and tasks in that section.

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