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  1. Add horizontal swim lanes

    Add horizontal swim lanes to make it more like true KANBAN.

    48 votes
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    • Paste multiple lines into checklist as separate items

      I'd like to be able to copy multiple lines of text from one app and paste them into the ADD AN ITEM checklist area and have each line added as a separate task.

      48 votes
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      • Allow to duplicated a task

        Most of the task that I need to create are following the same templet. I would like to be able to duplicate a previews task

        48 votes
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        • warn before deleting a task

          At the moment, if you have created a plan you can delete it. Also, any group member can delete a bucket...in both these cases the usual "are you sure you want to delete this" warning box pops up. If you delete a task (which any group member can do) no warning is given...this has already resulted in several misclicks deleting tasks inadvertently by my project managers and their teams so a warning box for task deletion should be installed.

          46 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Assign a size to each task

            We use scrum, so sizing of items is an obvious data field gap on Planner as it stands today. We can use the ribbons for sizing (sort of... there aren't enough to replicate traditional story points but I've cut it back to 0/1/3/8/20/100 for now). This is a compensatory workaround though. The sizing mechanism should be flexible - where we use story points (0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40, 100, Infinity), another user might want to define item size in t-shirt sizes (S, M, L, XL...) and another user might want something else.

            44 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Plan and tasks duplication

              It would be very useful to duplicate a plan or event a task in planner. As long as Planner cannot do that, it will be very limitated.

              43 votes
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              • Add The Ability to Paste Images Into Comments Fields

                I have come from Trello which uses images extensively as a visual reference. The is facilitated through a simple ability to paste images into boards. This is possible in Planner via Files/Attach but is very convoluted.

                43 votes
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                • task notification for a deletion

                  Users have the ability to delete tasks without notification to the group. When a user deletes a task, it should be included in the notification (where the plan is enabled to send notifications).

                  42 votes
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                  • Need an indicator for tasks starting today/late start

                    Currently, Planner has an indicator flag if a task is late (past the due date.) However, it would be helpful to have a second flag to indicate if a task should have already started (past the start date.) For instance, when I'm looking at the board for a plan, I see my "not started" tasks on the left. Could you somehow flag or highlight which of those should be in progress based on the start date? If the task should have started yesterday, I need to be alerted so I can get working on it.

                    42 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Swimlanes

                      Add the ability to create at least 1 additional swimlane within a board.

                      Buckets are good, but being able to incorporate an additional "High Priority Swimlane" that spans across the various buckets will make it much easier to identify and track critical work items.

                      40 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create synced tasks across planners

                        The ability to create a task in several planners and have it sync across them would be very useful. This way the users can have individual planners with all their tasks, created only for that planner or linked from project planners or department planners.

                        Cross team tasks, recurring tasks, tasks with multiple asignees etc can then easily be added to "views" specialized for specific things.

                        40 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • import files by drag & drop to board

                          If i drag and drop on a planner board, Chrome opens the file as on my desktop in the window. I want to drag and drop anywhere on a board for the file to just upload. Like Trello.

                          39 votes
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                          • Change task status when moved to specific column

                            Would be great if buckets could be linked to a particular status and would automatically update tasks statuses as they are moved from bucket to bucket.

                            For example:

                            Bucket : Status

                            ToDo : Not Started
                            WIP : In Progress
                            Blocked : In Progress
                            Done : Complete

                            So as a task moves from ToDo -> WIP -> Blocked -> WIP -> Done the status will automatically update from Not Started -> In Progress -> Complete.

                            38 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom Fields

                              Enable the users to add Custom Fields. Please refer to Trello's "Custom Fields" add on.

                              Also, the Custom Fields should be exportable in the excel report which is planned to be developed in the feedback list.

                              36 votes
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                              • Allow multiple plans per group

                                Allow a group to have multiple plans. For example, I'm working with a committee that has a set of tasks to be completed and we also want to track ideas.

                                36 votes
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                                • Move a Plan from one Group to different Group/Team

                                  As there is not control of the creation of Plans/Groups/Teams
                                  sometimes a dupicate group or team or plan gets created and the ability to move these plans to a different group (the correct one) is essential.

                                  Our situation is this:
                                  One team member has created a Team, another created a Group.
                                  staff has used the planner from the group but some how used everything else from the team, (channels, site, files, notebook).
                                  We want to move the planner that is attached to the Group and move it to the one with the Team. Then remove the duplicate group.

                                  35 votes
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                                  • Setting Task Colors

                                    You can set the label colors, but it would also be nice to be able to set just the background color of the task itself irrespective of the label colors. This could be used to quickly look at a set of buckets or the whole plan and see a color. The color could be to denote an assigned-to person, priority, category, etc.

                                    35 votes
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                                    • Feature to auto assign tasks created by you

                                      The ability to configure an auto assignment for tasks you create, maybe your the manager and want all your tasks auto assigned to your number 1 and they are tasked with re assignment. or you want all tasks created by you, assigned to you.

                                      Right now I create tasks and have to go into each one and assign to me, so i can get an accurate view of all my open tasks.

                                      thank you

                                      34 votes
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                                      • swimlanes

                                        Add swimlanes in addition to buckets

                                        32 votes
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                                        • Link to a card

                                          It is important to be able to send a link to a card, e.g. when inviting someone to discuss a particular card.

                                          31 votes
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