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  1. 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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      6 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      not planned  ·  Luke Seeley responded

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

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        not planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

        This is not planned, but it’s possible to see kanban view on your iPad. Log into Flow from Safari, and “Request desktop site” via the share sheet.

      • 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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          2 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            7 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              1 comment  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              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.

            • 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!

              • 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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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  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! :)

                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 →
                    • 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!

                      • 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.

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                          1 comment  ·  Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

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

                        • Subtask due dates exported to PDF

                          When you export tasks to PDF the subtasks show without a due date, only the parent task due date is shown. We often have sub task due in the lead up to the parent task and need to be able to share this externally with people via the PDF export.

                          The Excel export shows subtask due dates but is a messier and less visually appealing document without heavy formatting.

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                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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 →
                            • 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…

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                                0 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  3 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  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.

                                • Sort or filter by "mentions"

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

                                  25 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    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.

                                  • 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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                                      0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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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                                        3 comments  ·  Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Task Hours/Time/Length/Duration

                                        I would love it if there was a feature in which tasks could be assigned how long they would take in hours, and could be assigned what hours in the day the task is worked on. For example a task that would take 2 hours and would show up on your daily calendar for those specifically assigned hours as blocked of, so that no one could assign a project that would overlap. Similar to iCal or Google Calendar.
                                        This would be most helpful to make sure no one is overworked. So often where I work, project managers will just assign…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Collapse all for projects in left navigation

                                          In the left nav - i would love to be able to collapse all. I have many projects, andr it is difficult when i first log in to getflow and all the porjects in the left nave are expanded. I always have to collapse them one by one.

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                                            3 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            planned  ·  Cyrus Molavi responded

                                            It’s obvious that the sidebar is hurting your ability to focus on what’s most important to you. We’re interested in making projects easier to group and filter, and helping you cut out the noise. Plans to fix this are early stage at this point, but it’s on our radar. Thanks!

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