How could we improve Flow?

Smart syntax for task rows, task form (@assign, #tag, etc)

First of all, I love love the new look & feel, I love having the task view on the right side, and I love having different workspaces. Bravo!

Here are a couple features that I would have loved to see come along with this update:

The ability to assign tasks to people on my team using the "@" symbol within the title. Maybe if you have more than one person the first one is the one assigned and the others are just subscribers...

The same thing goes for using the "#" character and creating tags. Creating tags should be much faster than it is now. This is confusing as of now anyways because the tags show as #tags inside the list already.

You could even assign a task to a list by using the "/" character or something similar.

Finally, adding a date should be possible from the title field as well. A la Fantastical, saying something like "New task due on 11/12/13" would create a task called "New Task" that is due on november 12th of this year.

In summary, the speed at which to create a more detailed task can be much improved. I'd love to see the above feature in future releases.

PS - I'm an interim Android user. Any chance of an Android app in the near future?

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    Micah shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    not planned  ·  AdminJessie Jones (Customer Support, Flow) responded  · 

    We are planning to make it much easier to quickly enrich your tasks with details, directly from the task title input in the task form and quick task bar, using the same syntax we use with emailing tasks to Flow.

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      • Moritz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Assigning a task is working quite allright but adding tags requires a lot of clicks. Please add any functionality (hashtag in Task form, Shortcut etc.) that would make tagging more intuitive

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also appreciate this feature. It would be a small but good improvement of the Flow UX.

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be great if there was a key command to directly edit tags, e.g. SHIFT-T

        Also, when creating a new task, should really be able to enter the task at the end of the task with a # before it.

      • Alexander Paul Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        allow tags to be added directly from task list

        a quick fix would be to convert #hashtags in the task title into tags. i think this is already offered when emailing tasks.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When enter hashtag plus word in task title (eg. when creating task on board) app should automatically recognize this and add as task tag

      • Laurence commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When adding a task in the Flow app, it would be useful to be able to use the email short cuts (such as ‘!MONDAY’ to set the due date etc etc) rather than having to click into the respective bits when creating the task.

      • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any news on this? Wouldn't need task duplication so much if we had this option either. Do you have an official roadmap so we can see the order of planned features?

      • Benjamin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It'd be sweet to assign, tag, set a due date, and project with natural language in the title, too. Like Fantastical. Though I'd understand if this isn't really possible at the moment.

      • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I assumed this was an option and tried it the other day. This should happen. This is one of Remember The Milk's killer features. Would save everyone time. This is the sorta thing you gotta do if you're gonna catch GTD and lifehacking types.

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