Flow

Welcome to the Flow Feedback forum. We’d like to hear your feedback and ideas about how to improve Flow. Post, browse, and vote on ideas and suggestions that are important to you.

Please report any bugs or errors you run into at our Support Center.

How could we improve Flow?

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. File attachments should be a separate option from comments

    I would like to be able to click on a files icon when I select a task that lists all of the files attached to that task.

    14 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      1 comment  ·  Admin →
      not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

      We do not currently have plans for this, though that may change as tasks become more powerful, requiring more organization.

    • Standalone Mac App

      Are there any plans to have a non browser based app?

      14 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

        We do not have any plans at this point for a native Mac app. If demand swells or we determine there are benefits that outweigh the development time/cost, you can be sure we’ll consider it.

      • Include link to Gmail forwarded email

        When forwarding an email from Gmail - it'd be great to have a link back to the original Gmail message. Given that gmail messages all have their own URL this could be feasible (?). This would be great for those tasks where you want someone else to respond to an enquiry etc.

        Cheers
        Ben

        ...or maybe for extra points: be able to compose a reply directly in Flow. That'd be awesome

        14 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

          As cool as that would be, we don’t have plans to improve our Gmail integration in that way.

        • Repeating tasks based on completion date

          It would be nice to have the ability to have a task repeat xx days/weeks/months *after* completion rather than every xx days.

          14 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          • Add Custom Fields to Tasks

            I would LOVE to be able to add custom fields to task items so I can track: Set Budget, Estimated Time, Actual Time, Completed Date (to compare performance of team against Due Date, Team Rate ($), Invoice Rate ($), Proft/Loss, etc. Then also the ability to do simple equations (to calculate est time vs actual time, profit/loss, etc.

            13 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

              We don’t have any plans to do anything like this anytime soon, but we can certainly recognize its utility, especially if you could filter and sort by these values as well.

            • Forget This "Edit" and "Save" Business!

              The right hand column should be immediately ready to edit your tasks without clicking "edit" and "save" once you're finished. It's a waste of time. If I click on a task to twirl out the right column, it's because I'm already prepared to make an edit or add a comment. "save" is silly to me because this is not some long text document which I can accidentally loose - I'm switching subscribers! If I accidentally to the wrong person its an easy fix. Thanks!

              13 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              • Option to delete dashboard activity

                Ex: when I tweak names of tasks, for example, I don't want that cluttering up my activity history. Option to delete these from dashboard history so it's less cluttered and items remain relatively equal in importance.

                13 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  not planned  ·  Luke SeeleyLuke Seeley responded

                  We will not allow people to tamper with task, list, and workspace activity feeds, but may play with different activity views on the Dashboard, including searching and filtering.

                • 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!

                  13 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus 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!

                  • Vocal memo

                    It would be super to add the possibility of attaching vocal memo in a note or even as a comment... When you work a lot on a mobile sometimes few seconds of audio save many minutes of typing on a cellphone... as well as on a computer if you have to describe something more technical it saves a lot of time...

                    Thank you for considering this idea :)

                    13 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    • All Tasks view

                      A favorite view that shows all tasks in a workspace (and allows you to sort and view in Kanban as well.)

                      13 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        not planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                      • Dropdown list for teams, lists etc

                        When selecting a team, list etc. it’d be nice to get a drop down list without having to guess the name of the item. This is especially the case when there’re lots of lists.
                        cheers
                        Ben

                        13 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                          Thanks for the suggestion, there are no plans to fix this currently, but we’ll watch this request and listen to other sources for this coming up again.

                        • 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

                          13 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          • Dashboard should only summarise activity

                            Dashboard seems to be a total waste. It displays absolutely everything, regardless of whether it’s useful or not, which is not practical.

                            Dashboard should provide a general overview of ONLY RECENTY ACTIVITY, not EVERYTHING, including fully formatted long notes in comments (because there’s no way to create/edit text files in Flow).

                            Show ONLY what actually happened recently, i.e.:

                            “James commented on INSERT TASK NAME HERE.”

                            instead of

                            “James commented…”
                            “James attached a file…”
                            “James completed…"

                            13 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                              started  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                              Dashboard improvements are actively in progress. We’ll let you know when we have something to show. Thanks for the suggestion!

                            • Custom Domain

                              As a company we should have the ability to create our own custom mapping for flow.

                              13 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                Thanks for the suggestion. Beyond the team URL we provide you, there aren’t plans to allow for custom domains quite yet.

                              • Evernote Integration

                                Integration with Evernote
                                We use Evernote a lot, but the reason we use Flow for tasks rather than Evernote is the delegation and task notification system.
                                Often, there will be a project that we will be working on that has extensive or related notes. At the moment we can copy the URL from Evernote to paste into the task - but it's a bit kludgy.
                                What I would love to see would be something along these lines:
                                * ability in Flow to create or link to an Evernote note (they both have permalink URI's I think)
                                * Ability to create…

                                12 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                • Assign project owner/lead

                                  When creating a new project, it makes sense (and other apps such as Asana support the ability to) designating a Project Owner, who is responsible for the completion of the project (and potentially for outlining the required tasks and assigning them to the relevant people). However, we can't seem to find a method of doing something similar in Flow.

                                  Are we missing something, or thinking about things in the wrong way? Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.

                                  12 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                    This is something we’ve talked about both as a team and the makers of this product. As it stands, with project notes at your disposal, you can mention the project owner in the note for the project. I’m wondering if there is anything more you’d want from a project owner? What would help them do their job better?

                                  • Complete tasks using email

                                    We can use email to create a new task, assign it to people, even add comments and attachments - but we have to log in to actually mark the task as completed. It would be great if we could use email to update the status of our tasks!

                                    12 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    • Save Sort Settings on Server

                                      I use flow on three computers, on my iPhone and on my iPad. It is _extremely_ tiring to manually sort each list again and again.

                                      At the moment the sort settings in each list is saved locally in the browser. Please, please implement that setting on the server side.

                                      12 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      • Description for Quick-Task

                                        Hi

                                        "Quick-Task" is a really great function. ... with one deficit: In our company, nearly every Task needs a Description. Because there is no chance to add the Description via Quick-Task currently, people have to either edit the Task after creation (so Quick-Task becomes useless) or have to put all information in the Title (wich results in ultra-long Titltes :( )

                                        So please add the posibility to add the Description via Quick-Task.

                                        12 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        • Filtered Search in Completed Tasks

                                          With open tasks I can click on the assignee's name to filter tasks assigned to them. Why not have this feature in Completed Tasks?

                                          12 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base