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  1. Improve the card UI

    Please accent the task description for better visual distinction to the rest of the text (description, checklist items), or use a separator line. Also - allow to display both description and the checklist items - why is that an exclusive option?

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    • Allow for a primary assignee and a lower level of sub-assignee (e.g.: contributor)

      I want the ownership of the task to be more explicit when there are multiple assignees

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      • Optionally Disable Completed Task Checkbox

        We don't use or have any particular need for this feature, but it keeps getting in the way and is confusing to our users. We want our completed tasks simply to be dragged into our last bucket, period. It would be nice to turn this checkbox completely off and not display this checkbox on our boards.

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        • Add option for automatically showing checklist items on cards

          We like to use checklists to break down bigger items on most of our tasks. We constantly forget to check the box to show the checklist on the card in the board. Frustrating to have to go back after creating each item and check that box to see them on the board.

          Would be great to make this a selectable option for the default behavior

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          • Moving tasks between sections closes it

            Please take away the action that automatically closes a task if you drop it under the active items. It happens by mistake too often, and the system then spams everyone that the tasks has been updated, closed and then reopened, which isn't needed. Or maybe have it ask before it just closes a task,

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            • Indicate that a card has notes on it

              I enter notes for a task but when I come back to it a few days later I forget that the notes are there because there's no indication on the card. If you can add something similar to the checklist indicator that'd be great.

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              • Finding a bucket faster

                Currently you can only find a special bucket in scrolling down the list of buckets you created. If you have 100 or 200 buckets it takes long to find it and it takes again long to sroll left and right to find it. Any way to find a bucket faster?

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                • Make it possible for users to change the steps on the progress variable

                  Today the app has limited options for the progress classification, I would like to be able to change the steps for progress after our way of working.

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                  • Button to bring cards to the top / prioritise

                    Thanks for creating Planner, really like it!
                    My idea: Add a simple button that brings the respective card to the very top. I use the long list of my cards to prioritise my work. By moving a card to the very top, you can indicate the priority (it is just a hassle when you have like 30 cards and need to scroll all the way up to drag and drop it..).
                    You can then go through the whole list (=backlog) and prio whatever you/your customers need.
                    This would be a simple, yet powerful tool to prioritise cards.
                    Cheers

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                    • Have a view only level of security

                      This would be helpful to give key stakeholders view rights to the project so they can see how it is progressing but not be able to make changes to the items/buckets/etc.

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                      • Allow a card to stay at the top of a bucket

                        Occasionally it makes sense to have a particular card stay at the top of a bucket regardless of other cards you are adding.

                        For example, you may have a card which sets criteria for moving a task on to the next bucket like "Before moving to Done..."

                        These cards should be at the top of a bucket as a visual reminder.

                        Another alternative might be to allow buckets to have a description which can be viewed directly below the bucket itself.

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                        • When a new comment is added to a task, colour in the 'comment box'.

                          At the moment there is just a speech box which signifies there are comments attached to this task, if i don't have email alerts set up i don't know if there is a new comment that has been added since i last opened the Planner. Rather than an empty speech box, maybe colour the box blue (or whatever) when there is a new comment i wouldn't have seen yet.

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                          • Drag-n-Drop is Clunky

                            Dragging a card up and down within a bucket is clunky. expecting auto-scroll when trying to drag either to the top or to the bottom of the bucket.

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                            • Improve the speed of images that are set to Display. Seems very slow at present.

                              When adding an image as an attachment an setting this to display, when used on multiple boards, the time to load these takes a very long time when first starting a session. Perpas these images could be cached somehow in between sessions?

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                              • Use links to associate tasks boards and projects

                                It could be the case that a project (a board) should be referred to another board (like a portfolio board of projects). I would like this overall board to have links to the specific projects or tasks that I manage

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                                • Upgrade "My Task" to a full "Plan"

                                  You would have visibility to all team tasks plus your personal task that would only exist in this plan. Then you would also able to priority/organize them in your own budget or default "group by" budgets

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                                      • Group tasks by how recently they have been updated or 'popularity'

                                        Add a "group by" view that displays tasks by how recently they have had any changes made to them. So tasks with recent updates are easily found, and 'stale' tasks can be better identified

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                                        • Show only recently completed tasks

                                          Instead of one list showing all completed tasks from forever, let me set it to show only recently completed tasks from say the past week (or make it selectable for that planner board).

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