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  1. Task Templates

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

    2,692 votes
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      148 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for your feedback!

      In addition to delivering the ability to copy tasks (within and across plans), we’re now working on a feature to copy an entire plan. You can find updates and discussion for that topic here: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525/suggestions/14744172

      Regarding task templates in particular, we’d love to hear more about what you have in mind. If there’s a particular use or scenario in which you would find a task template handy – let us know below!

      Cheers,
      The Planner Team

    • 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.

      2,322 votes
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        212 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for sharing your feedback.

        We would like to hear more about how you would utilize this view. If you have a particular scenario or set of teammates for which you’d like to view tasks for, please share below!

        Cheers,
        The Planner Team

      • Function to add more Labels

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

        953 votes
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          234 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.

          949 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.

            898 votes
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            • 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.

              768 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.

                377 votes
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                  41 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add new progress descriptions

                  The progress descriptions are too simple. You should be able to create new ones, like planning, design, testing etc.

                  231 votes
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                    29 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    202 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Assign checklist item to specific individuals

                      This would be great to have when it's a bigger task that has several folks working on specific elements of it.

                      190 votes
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                        22 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add more label colors

                        I can only see 6 label colors and I need 10. Is there a way to create more label colors or some other way to color code categories?

                        186 votes
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                          23 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • User-Defined Status/Stages

                          Presently, to define status of a task, there are only three options available with the user, namely, Not Started, In Progress, Complete.

                          Provision to user's to create more status-tags will help track the status.

                          167 votes
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                            26 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to have a simple Gant chart view

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

                            141 votes
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                            • add dates to checklists

                              Ascribe a date to the items in a checklist, as at the moment there is only the task timeline that is available. It would help to breakdown the expectations associated with a task especially if it would be pointless to spread it across multiple cards.

                              134 votes
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                              • Support individual card colors in Board view to allow visual organization of different types of work.

                                I recognize that the current label system has the advantage of assigning multiple colored labels to a card, but the visual indicator is too small to be useful in a busy board view. If I use color to indicate types of work flowing through the "Plan", it would be useful to scan colored cards and get a sense for what types of work were in process. It seems most online Kanban boards support this.

                                107 votes
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                                • Add additional Agile statuses of 'Backlog' and 'On hold' to the Progress view to make it a KanBan

                                  Need to add additional statuses to create a KanBan view. The names don't have to be the same as this, but there needs to be something like Backlog, for unprioritised items that have not been reviewed, and On Hold or similar for those tasks that cannot be completed at the moment.

                                  103 votes
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                                  • Allow more than 21 items in a check list

                                    Currently We can only add 21 items in a checklist, Currently that limits quite a few number of our boards. We would like more

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                                    We would like the ability to add Multiple different checklists in a single card.

                                    98 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • edit comments

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                                      97 votes
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                                      • Improve Checklist Functionality

                                        It would be great to see more functionality with the checklist function in MS Planner. For example, being able to assign members to individual checklist items, due dates for each item, hours for each item etc.)

                                        96 votes
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                                        • More labels

                                          Please can we create more labels we have large teams now using Planner and they need more labels to distinguish projects

                                          93 votes
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