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  1. One-week view

    The current Week view shows week after week, so it's more like a "months", or "weeks", view. Can we have a "single week" view, in order to focus on the current week and nothing else? It's my most used view on the current Flow.

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  2. Sync w/ Calendar

    It would be perfect to be able to sync Flow w/ Google Calendar, iCal, or Outlook, so that each team member see other team members' meetings and availability.

    And also while assigning a task, currently users are only able to set due date. But, start date may also be relevant for planning.

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    not planned  ·  Luke Seeley responded

    We don’t have plans for this at this point in time, but certainly recognize its utility.

  3. Project Level Communication

    For us it's very important to discuss on Project Level.
    So a Project-Chat would be very nice.

    Yes, we could just create a Chatroom for each Project, but this is not verry comfortable.

    Suggestion:
    - in the Project-View, there should be a "Chat-Icon"
    - the first click on this icon automaticaly creates a (special) Chatroom with same settings as the project (private/public; involved people/subscribers) and opens it in the right pane of the project view
    - once the Project-Chatroom is created, the Chat should be displayed in the right-pane of the Project-View (if no task is selected) (maybe, in the…

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    planned  ·  Jesse Herlitz responded

    We may do this next year, and already have designs for it. There are a handful of other exciting things pushing this out and it doesn’t have an exact spot on our roadmap yet.

  4. Extend Focus Mode to Holiday Mode

    I have a little feature request torwards focus mode. We are a company that considers it paramount that our employees can shut down completely from work while they are in holidays.

    So we would love to see the focus mode extended to be also a holiday mode. For this to happen we would need to features:

    1. Instead of max 8 hours it should be possible to set focus for days or weeks
    2. When someone sets me as the owner of the task while I am in focus mode there should be an alert "user not available for assignements…

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  5. Avoid tasks to inherit "by default" owner, subscribers, and tags by the parent task.

    Having sub task inherit "by default" owner, subscribers, and tags by the parent task is a real pain because this "over proliferate" tasks assigned (or subscribed) to people.

    I'm sure many people has checked "Assigned to Me" view after the latest release and found much much more tasks than expected (that in fact are "just subtasks").

    This is extremely inconvenient.

    We think that assign a sub-tasks to other people is a common case, but at the same way most of the sub tasks usually should stay on the task owner.
    Make it explicit is redundant, and cause the problem above,…

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  6. Time Tracking Integration

    Flow currently support time tracking via Harvest. I would like to see integration with other time-tracking services, such as Paymo, Timecamp, or Toggl. Or better yet, build time tracking into Flow as a native feature, so that another tool is not required.

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    started  ·  Jesse Herlitz responded

    We’re working on a custom integration with FreshBooks for time tracking. Stay tuned.

  7. Workspace ICONS to return in new FLOW

    I really miss the Workspace Icons. They made is so much easier to quickly navigate between Workspaces because you could upload a logo. They were visual and made the whole space feel like my own. Now it's way too generic. PLEASE bring back the icons!

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    2 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! For the time being, Workspaces will remain as is but we are planning on reviewing the comments and feedback we’ve received about the new update and this will receive point will definitely receive some attention. We will keep you posted!

  8. Download all attachments

    Frequently we'll attach multiple PDFs to a task and it's proving tedious to other users having to open each pdf and save one at a time. My thought was to have the ability to download all/multiple attachments from a post.

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    not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

    As much as we want to build this, we haven’t been able to stick it into our jam-packed plans. We’ll keep an eye on it though! :)

  9. 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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    not planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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

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    4 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

  11. Chat rooms related to projects

    With the new Chat functionality, it'd be great to have a chat related to a project (or at least a workspace) - this would allow the team to chat in context not have to go to a different space. Ideally, a third pane or some way of keeping the context would be good (stuffed if I know how you'd implement that...). Our early experimentation with the chat function is that it feels a little disconnected from the projects.

    B.

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    planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

    We’d love to bring discussions closer to projects. This is something we’re planning to do. Thanks!

  12. Office 365 Group and Microsoft Teams integration

    Office 365 group integration which allows Flow to act on Group conversation (emails) and Calendar events as well as integration with Microsoft Teams would be really useful

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  13. Ability to quickly add new tasks to Flow without having to switch focus to app first

    In previous iterations of the Flow app it was possible with a keyboard shortcut to add a new task immediately. The most recent release now requires switching the focus to the app before adding a new task. This makes it difficult to quickly add new tasks when working in other applications.

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    not planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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  15. Require Manual Clearing of Catch Up Tasks

    Our team absolutely loves the "Catch Up" feature except for one thing...

    Imagine if your email inbox automatically archived messages that you had read, or opened one time. This is exactly how GetFlow has approached the Catch Up "Unread" section. This one flaw seems to completely destroy an otherwise phenomenal feature.

    When a task is engaged with at all, it automatically goes to the "Read" section. This is a nightmare for our project managers who may quickly glance through their unread messages, but not have time at the moment to reply to.

    Please keep "Unread" messages "Unread" until they are…

    27 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Stop requiring a project for all tasks

    Unfortunately, now that tasks always have a prefix of "Private Tasks" in the calendar view, the view has become very unreadable.

    Also, the requirement to always have a project with each tasks slows down entering tasks significantly.

    These changes should be reverted.

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    not planned  ·  Shara responded

    I see what you’re saying – the project name (Private Task) listed with the task can look cluttered. The problem is that not including the project name can lead to confusion too. This is something we are not likely to change anytime soon but it does make sense to take a look at it in the future.

  18. Sort or filter by "mentions"

    We would like a way to see only the tasks that have comments that mention a specific person.

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    not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

    While we don’t plan to do this immediately, there is currently a workaround: try searching for the person’s name in the search bar, and you’ll be able to see all the tasks where they were mentioned in the search results.

  19. Time information at card/task and global levels

    It would be incredibly helpful if we could input a per-card Time estimate. So Task A might be projected to take 5 hours, for example. And we could easily see this field on the card in Kanban view

    The next step would be to get a global view of Total estimated time assigned to each team member, or each project.

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  20. Single User Billing

    Allow for single user use. The service is not practical when paying for a minimum of 3 users.

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