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  1. Provide Video Collaboration Support

    It would be great if flow allowed team members to do video and/or audio conferencing with each other

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      not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

      It would! Judging by the difficulty that many companies have faced building a solution for video and audio conferencing, the likely solution here would be for us to integrate with a third party product.

    • 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.

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        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?

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          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

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            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.

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            • 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!

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              • 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.

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                  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!

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                    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 :)

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                    • All Tasks view

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

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                        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

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                          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.

                        • 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…"

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                            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.

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                              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.

                            • Adding sections in private tasks

                              It'd be great if you could divide private tasks into sections as well.
                              That way, you can keep some personal things as well as work related things there, or seperate into seperate projects or ideas... or whatever you can think of.

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                                not planned  ·  Cyrus MolaviCyrus Molavi responded

                                Great idea! For now, you can make a project private and sections will be there for you "_

                              • 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…

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                                • 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.

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                                    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?

                                  • Move groups between teams

                                    We are using the group feature to group smaller projects that belong to a bigger, umbrella project. We initially started with several teams, but ended up having to do a lot of work to move our groups from those extra teams back to one team as we found that moving tasks between teams wasn't possible. The ability to move and duplicate an entire group to a new team would be very helpful! Thank you!

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                                    • 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!

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • 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.

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