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  1. 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 →
      • 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 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 Molavi responded

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

          • Make Slack useful, period, by not having to tag team or project as required parameters

            Currently, to me slack integration is pointless. Or at least project linking. Sure I can get updates on progress, but only one way. I cannot send information to flow without knowing all kinds of information I'd need from the front-end UI anyways. So im just wasting time since there is no way Ill remember project name exactly.

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              1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
            • 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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              • 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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                  • Show parent task name in sub-task notifications.

                    We often use sub-tasks to just list steps in a common process like: proofread article, make final revisions, review video, etc.

                    When notifications for these sub-tasks come up there isn't any detail about the parent task, so it's hard to understand context. This forces us to rename all sub-tasks with redundant info from the parent task - otherwise staff have to click every single notification just to determine context. I'm hoping you can change it so notifications include a reference to the parent task to avoid this redundancy.

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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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                      • Indication of unchecked subtasks

                        For the task view under a project there is no way of knowing how many subtasks are in a task unless i click into all the tasks to see if my manager has added any new subtasks or to just to understand how big the task will be

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                          not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                          Thanks! In general, we assume that subtasks will be used as lightweight reminders for tasks. Anything bigger that adds work or needs management (like a due date, discussion, or contributors) should be made into a task.
                          We’re trying to hold firm on tasks being the lifeblood of Flow—this’ll free us up to make them more useful.

                        • Subscriber groups

                          There are a lot of tasks that I assign to people and subscribe the same people on a day to day basis.. it would be great to have a subscriber group that I can put people into and then just subscribe that group to tasks...

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                            not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                            This is a very interesting idea. This could help teams work better together, so we’ll keep this in mind.

                          • iOs in-app 'do not disturb' feature

                            In the iOS app, when push notifications are enabled for incoming tasks - it would be great if users had a 'do not disturb' setting which they could set the parameters for (e.g. 9am-6pm only on weekdays), which would be independent from the device's global 'do not disturb' settings.

                            This would encourage more users to use push notifications, as they wouldn't be disrupted outside of their active working hours. The incoming notifications could then be pushed to the respective device automatically once the 'do not disturb' period ends.

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                              planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                              While we don’t have a recurring setting for this yet, we just launched a Focus Mode feature for your Flow account. It lets you set a time span during which all notifications will be held so that you can work without interruption. https://www.getflow.com/blog/2016/07/focus-mode/
                              A vacation mode and office hours are still in the works!

                            • Merge Tasks

                              Sometimes to projects eventually make their way under one umbrella. I'd love to see the ability to pull all of the comments and subtasks from one task and add them to another, condensing the two tasks into one.

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                                not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                                While we don’t currently have plans to do this, you can always link tasks in a comment for easy reference. Just paste the URL of the other task in the discussion of the new one.

                              • Color text formating in tasks and comments

                                Would be great to be able to give text in tasks and comments a color.
                                The user flow could be like this - highlight the text, right click and assign it a hex value or even better a color picker.

                                Sometimes the tasks get a bit long and a little bit of color could help draw out the important elements among the black, bold and blue links. This would be particularly useful when posting QA results that are color coded based on importance: green and blue ones are ok, orange are warnings, and red need addressing. However not being able…

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                                • multiple colors for flags

                                  As Flags are the only way to make a note on a shared task, it would be good to have a little flexibility there. I would like the option to have different colored flags, along with the option to change the name [similar to tags in mavericks / apple mail].

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                                    not planned  ·  Luke Seeley responded

                                    We don’t have any plans to enhance our flags at this point in time, but I’d be curious to know what you would do with such a feature.

                                  • Comment Read Receipts

                                    It would be nice to know who has seen my entry, just like Facebook allows administrators to be able to see who has seen the story.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Admin →
                                    • Share boards with public users as read-only

                                      As Project Owner, I'd like to share my board as read-only so that the wide public (anonymous users) can access and see it just using an URL (e.g., a special-crafted URL for public users).
                                      This way I can keep stakeholders up-to-date about tasks' status.

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                                      • Windows App - Add to System Tray;

                                        The app is currently only accessible via the taskbar; however, it would be helpful if it acted like other programs and existed in the system tray (and collapsed there when the window is closed).

                                        Slack is a good example of what I'm getting at.

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                                        • 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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