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  1. Ability to add email as Planner Task

    Many time - new action items come in from clients and consultants as emails. It would be great if from the web app I could convert an email to a planner task - carry the body of the email as a note - and automatiacally add any attachments as documents attached to the task.

    Look at Todoist for inspiration.

    465 votes
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      46 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Permissions levels that block users to delete or conclude tasks

      Any user can conclude, delete, alter due date and do other modifications on any task. Only the task's owner and the group owner should be able to do that.

      451 votes
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        94 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Personal Tasks

        It will be great to assign personal tasks without any need to create groups in order to track personal workloads.

        400 votes
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          38 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option To Close / Complete Plan

          Perhaps I am missing it but I can't find a way to close a plan when its complete. The hub view always shows all plans and is quite cluttered already.

          391 votes
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            29 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add people to plan as View Only

            We would like to have people be able to view a plan and subscribe to email updates, but be unable to edit the plan. This way we can restrict access to a plan's visibility while still allowing interested parties to view progress, etc.

            345 votes
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              7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a field to set number of hours to complete the task. Urgent, please! : )

              Add a field to set number of hours to complete the task.

              320 votes
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                6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Configurable email reminders

                It would be great to have a way to configure reminders across individual tasks or an entire plan. Particularly, I'd like to see:

                - Reminders X days/hours/minutes before a task is due
                - Repetitive reminders for tasks that are overdue (e.g. a reminder email each day once a task is overdue)
                - Perhaps a summary of tasks that are assigned to you, due soon, overdue, etc that could be emailed periodically

                284 votes
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                  18 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I need to be able to prioritise tasks so that I can focus on the most important and then being able to see those high priority tasks easily

                  I may have several tasks across many buckets that are due around the same time. It would be good to be able to highlight high priority tasks and then have a view of those tasks so that I am sure I am working on the most important

                  270 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a way to copy an existing plan

                    We often have projects that follow the same structure. It would be useful to be able to copy existing plans (including their tasks) so that we could re-use the same list of tasks for a different project.

                    243 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Don't automatically create a Group with a Plan

                      I want to be able to create Plans that correspond to existing SharePoint Team sites.

                      Therefore I do not want to create another similar named Group at the same time, this is just confusing for users, (and also I don't want them saving documents in this new Group instead of the Team Site.)

                      222 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a Plan without creating an Office Group

                        I like using the Planner as a personal tool to simply manage my day-to-day tasks - I like the kanban Trello-esque visual way of doing this. I don't, however, need the sharing capabilities and therefore all the associated 365 group stuff created in the background is superflous. It would be good to simply have an "individual" Plan and not have it create a 365 group. It just feels like there will be whole lot of chaos will ensue with people creating all sorts of groups like "My Plan", "Test Plan" etc.

                        214 votes
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                          20 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow @mentions in post from within the planner app

                          when writing posts on tasks in planner app, @mentions are not allowed like in Groups conversations, same should be allowed

                          200 votes
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                            23 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Offline App

                            Having an offline app will help with keeping the plans up to date when you are not online. For example: preparing and updating plans on a plain

                            199 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Set default views

                              Can we have the ability to setup default views? Would be nice to have the team to access the plan and go to a predefined view that is easier to consume. I have a project with multiple members and its hard to track each ones actions for them when the access the tools and it goes straight to board view. Can we have the ability to have them go to the charts view with predefined filters? That would help make it visual as chart is a dynamic dashboard that makes it easier to track each peoples tasks.

                              190 votes
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                                30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Drag and Drop tasks between different plans

                                I have different plans for different people on my team, Sometimes tasks need to be moved to someone else. it would be nice to be able to drag a card from the board on one plan and drop it on an entirely different plan in the left-hand column.

                                170 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Completely Replace Outlook Tasks with Planner.

                                  Outlook tasks are outdated and have tons of limitations. REPLACE Tasks with Planner. Include Planner as part of all O365 plans offering Exchange Online. People who use Outlook with Exchange Online should get the Planner Version of Tasks. This to my mind would kill all competition in the mail client + task management areas across all devices.

                                  159 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add icon to plans

                                    The short-cuts on the left side of the user interface is useful for jumping between different plans. However, it only shows two letters for each group e.g. CB for consumer b2b.
                                    It would be great if a plan/group could have an icon instead to make it recognizable.

                                    158 votes
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                                      27 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Group Admin to lock-down who can add, delete and assign tasks

                                      Allow Group Admin to set permissions for members of the plan -
                                      E.g. Who can add/delete/assign tasks.

                                      156 votes
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                                      • Reports

                                        This tools is great for tracking teams and reports. I'd like to have an option to export the data to share with management and peers or simply as a historical reference. It would be awesome if the reports could maintain the vision that is displayed in the UI.

                                        155 votes
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                                        • Allow guest users to comment on a task

                                          If guest user adds task to my plan and I ask additional questions in comments - the guest user will need to reply somehow. I can't understand why guest comments are blocked.

                                          145 votes
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