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  1. provide a field for 'estimated' time.

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

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      planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus 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 :)

    • 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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      • Chat rooms related to projects

        With the new Chat functionality, it'd be great to have a chat related to a project (or at least a workspace) - this would allow the team to chat in context not have to go to a different space. Ideally, a third pane or some way of keeping the context would be good (stuffed if I know how you'd implement that...). Our early experimentation with the chat function is that it feels a little disconnected from the projects.

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          1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
          planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

          We’d love to bring discussions closer to projects. This is something we’re planning to do. Thanks!

        • Workspace ICONS to return in new FLOW

          I really miss the Workspace Icons. They made is so much easier to quickly navigate between Workspaces because you could upload a logo. They were visual and made the whole space feel like my own. Now it's way too generic. PLEASE bring back the icons!

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            1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the feedback! For the time being, Workspaces will remain as is but we are planning on reviewing the comments and feedback we’ve received about the new update and this will receive point will definitely receive some attention. We will keep you posted!

          • 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.

            • 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.

              • 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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                • 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.

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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!

                  • Sort or filter by "mentions"

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

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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 →
                      • 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!

                        • 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.

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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.

                            • Chrome extension

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

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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.

                                • 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! :)

                                  • 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.

                                    • Add a bit of colour to projects

                                      Being able to associate a colour to a project would make the long list of projects down the left hand side of the screen look a bit less obtrusive.

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                                        not planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        20 votes
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                                          not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

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

                                        • Subtask below each task

                                          I think it would be a good idea to have a option to display in the main task view the subtasks of each task just below each one, indented end with a smaller font and checkbox. This could be even an expandable list when clicked or hovered the task. For me this improvement would provide a better view of how complicated the task are and how much work remains to be done.

                                          To visualize what I have in mind I attach a file with a simple and fast draw. I believe you will do it in a more elegant way.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                            not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                                            We don’t have any plans to enhance subtasks in such a way at this point in time.

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