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  1. GIFs!

    You cant have team chat without am easy way to share GIFs. We need a Giphy bot.

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    • 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 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 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.

        • Single User Billing

          Allow for single user use. The service is not practical when paying for a minimum of 3 users.

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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 Molavi responded

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

            • Duplicate Groups

              Whilst you're working on project and task templates, it would be great to be able to duplicate a group of projects.

              I have clients on a monthly retainer and so have a project group called Retained Work, with a separate project for each month.

              I'd love to be able to duplicate the Retained Work group, including all monthly projects, and move to the relevant client's workspace.

              21 votes
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                not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                I can totally see how this would be a useful feature but because you can duplicate projects at this time, duplicating groups is not on our immediate road map though it is something we are considering!

              • Advanced Search Options

                When performing a search, all related results are returned. Frequently, all we want to see is open tasks. It would be nice to have a way to exclude deleted or completed tasks from our search when we want to - advanced search options. Maybe it could include the ability to select a date range, attachments, people, tags? Thank you!

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                  not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                  I can see how advanced search options would be helpful. We’d like to build this, we just don’t have immediate plans to do so.

                • Microsoft Planner integration

                  I'd like to be able to create a Flow that acts on tasks in Planner - this would allow users to automatically add Planner tasks into their Outlook tasks and/or SharePoint tasks list. It would also allow us to create more complex notifications.

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                  • Restrict Guest Comments

                    We love the idea of being able to add guests to projects so that they can observe its progress, but would like there to be an option to restrict their ability to leave comments in tasks.

                    We don't want our guests to have the ability to directly interact with our team members. We'd prefer our project manager be the only one to communicate with them.

                    Please consider making this a feature as it would really help to eliminate the confusion a client can create when they try to insert themselves into conversations about tasks.

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                    • Phone home screen widgets

                      Ideally a calendar view widget to add to home screen would be really useful.
                      A quick task creation widget would be useful, too.

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                      • 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.

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                          started  ·  Cyrus 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.

                        • Prioritizing daily tasks

                          Setting daily goals and prioritizing top tasks with a dynamic short list. A way of setting focus on a level above flagged task or the calendar.

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                            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Admin →
                          • View comments on project level

                            It would be great to be able to see all comments from the tasks in a project on the project level. New to Flow, so it may be doable?

                            21 votes
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                              planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                              Hey, this isn’t exactly what you asked for, but today we added in project notes so that there’s a place to share important details about project progress and otherwise. We’re still planning to find a way to roll up project-level discussion, but thought I’d share a little update that might help. :)

                              https://www.getflow.com/blog/2016/06/project-notes/

                            • Paste multiple lines as tasks

                              When pasting multiple lines in a list, create one task per new line. Makes it easier to add items from an IM conversation, email thread, or importing from other project management tools

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                              • Create and track Google Docs from within Flow

                                It would be really great if you could click a button within a Flow task to create a new Google Doc (or sheet) — and have flow automatically update the task with a link to the new associated Google Doc.

                                Right now, we have to log in separately to Google, create a doc, update the doc's sharing permissions, and then copy and paste a link to the doc back into the flow task. A more native integration would save lots of time!

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                                • 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 Seeley responded

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

                                  • Clickable tags and colored tags

                                    It would be nice if tags were more easily clickable. Also, if you could set the color of the tag.

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                                    • Option to choose default landing page

                                      Would like to be able to choose which page I see by default when logging into Flow

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                                        While there isn’t a way to select a default on which to land each time you log into the app, the app will remember the last page you were on when you were last in the app. So if you spend a lot of time in one view (or all your time in one view) the app should drop you there each time you open Flow.

                                      • Starred tasks

                                        I'd love to be able to star certain tasks and have them float to the top of each list. For example, we have a recurring task each month where we add social fodder to share on our social channels, and I find myself looking through a lot of tasks each time I want to find it. I wish I could have that one stay permanently at the top!

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                                          planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                                          There are a few ways to get tasks to float to the top. You can flag it if it’s for your own personal reference; you can set a near due date and sort your views by due date; you can manually drag the task to the top of its list; or, you can create a section in its project for important tasks. Do any of those solve your problem? (/are you still having this problem?)

                                          Update: in addition to the solutions above, we’re working on a long term solution to the scheduling and ordering of tasks. Thanks again for suggesting this!

                                        • Office 365 Group and Microsoft Teams integration

                                          Office 365 group integration which allows Flow to act on Group conversation (emails) and Calendar events as well as integration with Microsoft Teams would be really useful

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