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  1. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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.

              • Task status and status transitions like Redmine, Jira

                We use Redmine for developing software, and there's a possibility to design task statuses, transitions, etc.

                Flow is missing this great feature and it would be totally acceptable if we had at least some fixed task statuses, like

                Open
                In Progress
                Done

                20 votes
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                  Hey there! This isn’t on our roadmap for the foreseeable future, but another option that might tie you over for now is Kanban/sections. Using Kanban/project sections, you can actually create the statuses that each of the tasks in your project must move through before the project can be completed. These articles has a few will walk you through these two views:

                  https://www.getflow.com/support/projects/sections/
                  https://www.getflow.com/support/projects/using-kanban/

                  Hope this helps in the meantime!

                • 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.

                  • Don't clear tasks for everyone on the team - leave it up to individual preference

                    Me and everyone on my team would prefer if clearing the tasks wouldn't clear them for everyone, only for the user that cleared them. Sometimes we have QA checking the completed tasks before clearing them, and it already happened multiple times that someone cleaned the tasks to have a better overview for themselves and didn't expect them to be cleared for everybody.

                    19 votes
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                    • 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 →
                      • 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.

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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.

                          • 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?

                            18 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/

                            • Collapse Sections

                              One of the reasons i leave ASANA is because they cant provide this simple feature. If a project have 10 sections with 30 tasks, it is unmanageable.

                              17 votes
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                                not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                              • 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!

                                  17 votes
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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.

                                    • Display Subtasks in Dashboard

                                      I am not sure why but I don't see any subtasks I complete in the dashboard. Because we use the subtask feature a lot, it's a shame not to see it in the dashboard.

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                                      • 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!

                                        • Due Date Default Tomorrow

                                          It would be nice if the default due date would be set to today or tomorrow. This would force the user to specify a date if not today and it saves time when adding a lot of tasks with unspecified due dates. In the current setting there is always a risk that an important task ends up in the pile at the end of your list because you forgot to specify the due date.

                                          Would be even better if you can set your own default due date; always tomorrow / always today / always one week ahead / etc.

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                                            not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
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