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  1. Planner tasks linked to the calendar

    You enter in your outlook mail calendar and you can see all the tasks assigned to all the days according to the deadlines.

    58 votes
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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A Planner app for Mac OS

      Please build a desktop app for Mac OS

      57 votes
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      • Ability to @ Tag a member of the Planner in the Comments of a Task.

        It'd be awesome if you could tag another member of the planner the way you can on Facebook/Twitter/etc in comments of tasks so that they can see it.

        56 votes
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        • Deadlines for checklist items

          Would be good to have separate (optional) deadlines for each checklist item in the card.

          56 votes
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            3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Configure Timeout settings

            I frequently get logged out when working with Planner after some time of inactivity - this is different from the rest of the Office365 suite. While having to login again is not only annoying, I have also lost content because of this. On more than one instance I was still able to create tasks, only to find them gone after having to login again.

            56 votes
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              16 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hierarchy/Link between tasks (also from different Plans)

              The ability to link between tasks is important.
              For example, Management created a task. This will be converted to sub tasks on a sub team Plan.

              56 votes
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                6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the Label Colors Changeable. Also allow for more or less labels

                As stated before me. The labels are too small when applied. The user should be able to add or reduce the amount of labels and the user should have the ability to change the colors of the labels.

                55 votes
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                • Duplicate or template tasks, cards or buckets

                  being able to duplicate or template tasks, cards or buckets would enable input of a workflow once and then when it reoccurs capturing on the plan would be quicker and easier. Reducing repetitive input.

                  54 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Desktop Notifications

                    -Allow users to have the option to set desktop notifications when there are comments to a task rather than an email that is sent.
                    -Allow users to have the option to set desktop notifications when due dates approach or item is due.

                    54 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Master Plan

                      Hub view has all plans with their statistics on one page which is not the best layer of information. It would be nice to have a "Master Plan" where you can have other plans as "objects"/tasks to track their state and move them to different buckets for multi project management.

                      54 votes
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                      • Make public plans discoverable

                        Currently, there's no way for end-users to obtain an overview of all public plans, as -contrary to what the name implies- the "All Plans" section is in fact the "All MY Plans" section.

                        If you know the name, you can find the related Group, but there's no way to go from the Group to the Plan.

                        53 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Notification

                          Allow users to select which team members receive notifications for a task comment

                          52 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • reminder on specific date and time (like outlook tasks)

                            Please create a feature that allow the user to setup a reminder for a specific date and time (like outlook desktop tasks).

                            52 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase task description character limit

                              The current 1,000 character limit for tasks description is far too small. This should be increased massively or be unlimited.

                              52 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 52 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • App for iOS or some other mobile access

                                  App for iOS or some other mobile access

                                  52 votes
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                                  • TASK Delete - It should not be possible for anyone to delete a task. Task deletion should be restricted to the creator of the task or admin

                                    TASK Delete - It should not be possible for anyone to delete a task. Task deletion should be restricted to the creator of the task or administrator of the plan. This has cost us a lot of time and effort and effectively renders what is an excellent system useless for managing task orientated projects with big groups of users because we have no clue who deleted a task or why or when.

                                    49 votes
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                                    • Hyperlinks in Comments

                                      Typing a URL in a comment does not render the URL as a hyperlink when the comment is saved. It would be much more user-friendly to render these as hyperlinks.

                                      49 votes
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                                      • Ability to paste a screenshot directly from clipboard

                                        By pasting Cnrl + V should automatically upload the screenshot as a file to a dedicated folder whithin the Office group and link it to the task within Planner

                                        49 votes
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                                        • Undelete

                                          It would be wise to add undelete somewhere as we just lost an entire plan somehow.

                                          49 votes
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