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  1. Mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows

    Native mobile apps for each platform.

    2,272 votes
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      151 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the feedback. We’ve started work on our mobile apps and will working with the folks working on the Groups App to figure out all the right integration points.

    • Due date notification

      If a task is late (the due date has passed), please make sure to send a notification to both the owner and anyone related to the task (coworkers, team leader,...).

      2,204 votes
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        42 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide the ability to create Plan templates with existing tasks that can then be used to create a new plan

        Rather than having to create every plan from scratch it would be good if the system allowed for the creation of Templates with pre-existing tasks (like in Word/Excel). This would allow a new plan and its tasks to be created from a template saving a lot of time.

        2,051 votes
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          193 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Email Notifications and Alert Options

          OK, so working out loud is good.... to a limit. Please enable settings that reduce the very high spam content currently coming from planner. Not everyone in the group wants to know ever movement on every task. Enable users to subscribe to various types of events on tasks. Hopefully at some time there will be some consistent settings like priority etc, that can be used as user selectable alert filtering.

          1,721 votes
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            151 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow external users to view/edit tasks.

            We have sub consultants that we collaborate with on a daily basis. It would be nice to have different levels of permissions to view tasks, edit tasks, and / or create tasks.

            1,446 votes
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              76 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Instead of 1 to 1, allow Groups to have many Plans

              Right now, groups have a 1 to 1 relationship (1 Group = 1 Plan), would be nice for a single group to have multiple plans

              1,402 votes
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                40 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1,210 votes
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                  48 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 735 votes
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                    planned  ·  52 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

                    Add the ability to schedule tasks every day, every Wednesday, every last Friday of the month etc...

                    682 votes
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                      201 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 605 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Reporting with Planner

                        Planner should provide a quick and easy way to report regularly. For example, a view of what was accomplished during a specific week would be helpful, so a date filter and a status filter may be needed. Additionally, a static snapshot would be helpful, for reporting to executives that require information push, so a way to group projects in addition to 'favorites' is needed, as well as a way to email a snapshot of the group dashboard.

                        541 votes
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                          14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create task by sending an email to the Plan

                          Currently, when a task is created in a "Plan" there is an associated group and group email address for that "Plan". If a user was to comment on a task, an email is sent to the group. Likewise if the recipient of that email replies to it, the comment appears in the task. Would it be possible to Send a new email to the "Plan" email address to create a task with the subject line of that email being the task name and the email's content being the description?

                          532 votes
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                            37 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • It would be nice to beable to archive completed projects

                            Upon completion of a project it would be nice to have a method to archive projects.

                            473 votes
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                              14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • See all tasks across all plans by user

                              Create a view so that people can view the progress of all tasks across all plans by user. Almost a management tool or manager view.

                              428 votes
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                                34 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                                Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                                411 votes
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                                  20 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Date format

                                  The date format is fixed to mm/dd/yyyy, could this please be selectable based on your region - for example we use dd/mm/yyyy

                                  Thanks

                                  361 votes
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                                    63 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 349 votes
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                                      40 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Option for task to be reoccurring

                                      We often find that some tasks on our planner need to done on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Such as checking on logs or monitoring of another task.

                                      Would be nice to have a task with the option that once it is marked as complete. It's status is reset after the specified time.

                                      310 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Printing Capability

                                        Printing Capability - company and individual. Ideally would have the ability to print out the entire planner board so that everyone at the company can see the entire project list and have a transparent way for everyone to track performance. Similarly would be ideal to allow individual users print out their tasks.

                                        290 votes
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                                          37 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Share plans with external people/customers

                                          Please let us share plans with external people. Or at least tell us how to do this! For example, if you work in a project with a customer, they may want insight in your work.

                                          285 votes
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