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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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.

        28 votes
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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.

        • Chrome extension

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

          27 votes
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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,…

            27 votes
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            • 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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                  • 25 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.

                    • 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!

                            • 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?

                              22 votes
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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!

                                22 votes
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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.

                                • 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.

                                  21 votes
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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.

                                  • Dashboard: Filter for all activity except my own

                                    Generally when I am scanning the dashboard, it is to keep up to date with what others on my team are doing. It would be really helpful ti have a filter which does all activity except my own for that use case.

                                    21 votes
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                                      started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                      We’ve started work on a dashboard that is better at helping you process the tasks that need your attention. A bonus is that it not longer repeats what you know you said.

                                    • 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.

                                      21 votes
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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.

                                        21 votes
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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.

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