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  1. Allow Tasks to be moved between Plans/Boards.

    Currently you can only move Tasks to different Buckets within a Plan/Board. It would be very useful to be able to also copy or move them to different Plans/Boards that you are a member of.

    2,220 votes
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      257 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Task Templates

      Allow the creation of "Task Templates", which have a default set of properties (due one week from today, checklist items, assignment, etc.)

      1,149 votes
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        44 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Copy a task

        Need the ability to copy a task, including the checklists and other items within the task. This would allow one to set up a template task, then create many tasks using that template task. This is a different request than the many copy suggestions that have been made already.

        1,131 votes
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          72 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • View All Tasks Assigned To a Single Person

          Currently tasks can be viewed by Assigned To only within a particular Project. It would be helpful to search globally in Planner by Assigned To rather than having to review assignments Plan by Plan. This change would make evaluation of workloads much easier.

          852 votes
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            32 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add search capability

            Add an option to search for tasks by keyword in either title or description of a task.

            613 votes
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            • Mark a task as a prereq or dependency on another task i.e. relationship

              Would be useful to set a task as requiring another task to complete before it can change state.

              587 votes
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              • Ability to customize the status field.

                So that we can have more than "Not started", "In progress" and "Completed". This would support task management where more than just those 3 statuses are used.

                549 votes
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                  51 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Time tracking for cards

                  Track the time spent on each card by each member that worked on it would be very useful, further with reports to easily consume this information.

                  Besides, if tasks were imported from Project (where work hours should be set by task)... time input could help to calculate the completion status.

                  451 votes
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                  • Ability to filter cards by people, labels and tags

                    Ability to filter the cards on a board by people, labels and tags to be able to view e.g. only the cards with a specific label or with a specific hashtag in the title

                    440 votes
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                      23 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I really loved it. But I am wondering if there can be multiple task owners for one task.

                      I created a task, which has two owners in actual. For example, there is a presentation being conducted by two members, I should be able to make two owners instead of one.

                      409 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Hide (Archive) completed Buckets

                        When completing Buckets it would be nice to be able to hide them so they don't take up space, but you still keep them in the statistics.

                        325 votes
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                        • Multiple people assigned to a card

                          Need multiple people assigned to a card to show there is collaboration on a project.

                          230 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Grouping by label

                            Enabling the Group by lable would be a good thing - so that the differing workstreams can be easily seen

                            142 votes
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                            • Be able to delete and/or edit comments

                              It does not appear to be possible to delete comments once posted. It would be useful to be able to delete and/or edit these comments.

                              128 votes
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                              • Function to add more Labels

                                Sometimes the Labels are not enough, for example if you use it to tag different departments or functions

                                116 votes
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                                  38 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 109 votes
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                                  • Multiple Boards Per Plan

                                    It'd be really nice to be able to add and manage multiple boards for a given plan. I'm thinking different boards for different work streams, backlog boards, building out boards for different sprints, etc.

                                    I think this fits better into the 1-to-1 Group-to-Plan setup that you've already built than the multiple plans per group request, though that would be a work around for this kind of thing if you can move tasks between plans.

                                    105 votes
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                                    • Filter tasks by label

                                      It should be possible to filter fasks within a board by the labels assigned to them. This would make the planner incredibly powerful! Also, other Kanban-based products provide this feature.....

                                      91 votes
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                                      • Where is the Search tool?

                                        There should be a Search tool so you can easily find a "Card"

                                        76 votes
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                                        • Option to have a simple Gant chart view

                                          To map out tasks with start stop
                                          Option to view by swim lane (bucket / assigned)

                                          71 votes
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