Wanted to let y’all know that some of our earliest efforts at addressing offline access are available in the new iOS app.
- The app is now accessible when offline
- You can now access tasks that have been downloaded when offline.
- You can create tasks when offline, and they’ll get synced when you’re back online.
The new app is a separate download from the old one, so you’ll need to either search for “Flow Tasks” or follow this link to get it:
Oh I should add that this is main reason I resubscribed with Flow for my company - and it’s still not out of the backlog - what’s happening?
How are we going with this Flowpeople? I’m finding this and the load times in the iOS app to be getting frustrating - and about to head off on an overseas supplier visits - no offline means that I have to do things in another app and then enter to Flow.
It’s been a year since the last Flow comment this was started?
At last... !
FYI - this comment thread is the core reason why I have re-initiated my Flow subscription. I cancelled it *because* it was not planned and have signed up again because it has started.
Please make sure this comes in.
@Jake... mobile devices with offline - at least for comments and adding new tasks - would be enough for me. It sounds like there is the possibility that you'll enhance the product to fully support mobile users?
That's really disappointing.
There are other products that have such issues - and yes, asynchronous updating is a pain - but there should be simple approaches that can allow some access or even addition of tasks offline.
This is a feature that a lot of folk have hoped for - I for one have been unable to get my co-director on board with using flow *because* of this.
In essence, that means that I'm going to start looking for a new platform to move to my company task system. It's a shame as I enjoy using Flow and I love the support from people like Jessie - great team, good product, but focusing on "online only" as a "principal use case" is not acceptable.
.... and sorry to the Flow team, but I'm back from another overseas trip - and again had my co-director sitting next to me bitching about why I chose Flow when she can't process her tasks on the flight. Aaaargh... you're killing me with this - come on team it can't be that hard!
Still not planned? :(
This is likely, in my humble opinion, to eventually relegate Flow to second or third division... - you have to be able to access your tasks without an internet connection IF you want Flow to be the tool that let's us "get in the flow" - otherwise I can't trust that I can access it.
I'd give this another 100 votes myself if I could. It essentially means that you can't use for whilst traveling internationally. Which sucks. My new sales manager who is on the road a lot finds that it's too patchy to use flow, especially with the load times - it takes a while to get started when you re open the app. Besides international travel, internet coverage in Australia can be spotty outside of the major cities (it's a big place and not many people...)
Hmm discovering this to be annoying again.... Currently traveling around Europe and international data roaming charges by Australian telecom's is close to daylight robbery so I'm only able to use flow at my hotels - as my trip is all about visiting and finding new suppliers at trade shows it'd be nice to be able to capture all my tasks to follow up as I go rather than have to enter twice, etc. Etc....
Not planned? Oh no! That's kind of suckful... Especially if you happen to live somewhere with lousy data connectivity (hello to all the other Australians out there!) or for those of us that travel a lot...
I'd ask for this to be reconsidered as well.
Also, agree with @Tony Friday, if there's a way that the new Flow does support something like offline use, please let us know.
Rediscovering the frustration of this right now.
I have to agree with Stuart - I'm currently overseas and whilst I have wi-fi connectivity in my hotel, yesterday I was with a client and tried to quickly tap a few tasks into my iPhone, but of course was unable to. I'd forgotten about this and was a little frustrated.
To me, it would only have to be in the app (although a local database version maybe one day).
When travelling is the real killer - global roaming data costs are huge and I don't want to have to switch on global roaming just to add a task; it's meant to be seamless and flow nicely.
I'd happily have to make the decision that I'm creating offline tasks and with the understanding that I can't delegate or subscribe others etc - but I'd want to be able to capture the basic task wherever I am.
We have some short term changes and long term changes in store for this. Stay tuned.
Excellent! Good to hear Jesse.
Aaargh... and now have been emailing tasks to my Flow - but of course they're now in the wrong team so have to do the weird move from one clunky temp project to another so I can then get them to the right spot.
I'm better off just not using team workspaces (which, weirdly, is what I told myself to do back in 2015 before I went away from Flow... and I'm back and it's the same problem...)
Still not planned... :(
I've come back to Flow after cancelling for a year or so (about 18 months) - mostly because the Offline access is now planned... can we get this looked at again? It is truly silly to have to put everything into a project - there really really REALLY ought to be a triage space for handling items that have not been assigned or worked on. You know, like a box that things go in. An "in" box. or similar. Maybe "inbox" is the wrong idea?
As a user of Flow
I want to capture the things I need to do quickly and easily without having to analyse them
So that I can ensure that all my things to do are captured.
And then work out which project they belong to. Or not. Not everything has a project (which is why I have a "---" project for dumping stuff in) :)
- any idea can be captured
- tasks need just barebones info
- emails can go here
- quick notes can go here
- it's private to me only
- tasks can be assigned to projects and teams that I belong to
I've just hit this problem again in a big way - have gone ahead and set up more workspaces now that they're not so costly and then emailed a bunch of tasks through to myself thinking I can easily move them around but nooooooo..... I forgot... now I have to create a list, move the tasks in there and then move them to right workspace. Unless I'm missing something...?
This is hitting me especially if I'm emailing personal tasks in - it means I have to create a project list "Move to Personal" then manually move the tasks into that list and then move the project. Even worse I then have to reset the sharing settings as well - or accidentally give Guest access to everyone.
This is silly.
The more I've been using the new flow the more I think that some function that allows stuff to go in and then be processed to workspaces is going to be very helpful. At the moment, I've restructured my lists so that I don't have to use workspaces - i.e. everything's in one workspace. which kind of misses the point of the workspaces :)
We’re planning on allowing people to favorite tags, and perhaps even subscribe to tasks with a certain tag.
Tags need some love Flow People...
They are a little too bolted on at the moment - I want to be able to use them to create my own workflows and processes - but they're hidden away. Some form of sorting, searching and LISTING the tags would be lovely. (also... sort of related... save favourite search and put it on the sidebar ).
I'm trying to solve the problem of horizontal information slicing.
Projects provide a vertical view (all tasks in a given subject), but I especially want to be able to view all tasks to be performed in a particular area/location/with a tool.
This then allows tasks to be looked at in the context of what I'm doing at that point in time. I've logged a request about this elsewhere, but including here as it's something that I really want :)
E.g. I run a business that has multiple locations:
I may be running a project which is about developing, manufacturing, marketing and sending out a new product.
In order to complete that project, I have some tasks that can only be done at the warehouse, some that can only be done at the office, etc. - and perhaps throw in "Online" because I have a done that can only be done using a computer online. Depending on where I am I want to see the tasks that I can do right now. Without this, I have to conceptually move UP the project chain and across and then DOWN to the tasks- I just want a list of what I can do right now with what I have.
Any update on this Flowpeople?
Being able to select from a list of existing tags would be great - at the moment there's a fair bit of guesswork.
We’re making this change soon.
Hey... I see it was started 9 months ago... is this still happening?
I was about to post this when I found that it's already here...
Have a way to easily and quickly mark a project as "complete"
As an obsessional user who loves to mark things as done...
I want to be able to show that a Project is "Complete"
So that it is available on a list of completed projects
and is archived away from my everyday tasks
and notes the day that the Project was completed.
And maybe other stuff.
Nothing major, just a little tick box perhaps.
For extra credit maybe a tick or milestone marker in the calendar as well.
Project should archive away.
Completed projects can be searched for.
Hmm... I want to add an attachment... :(
We do plan to allow for mass editing of tasks. It may take some time to get there, but we want to do it.