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  1. View/management and sorting of tasks by due-date

    Could we have a group-by due-date (week/month buckets) and be able to sort the dates or tasks by due-date in other views (most immediate first).

    60 votes
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  2. Allow for unlimited labels in tasks

    Today, you can only have 6 labels on your board. Trello allows unlimited number of labels. These are useful for categorising tasks and other function but having only 6 is limiting

    59 votes
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  3. Add Plan Swimlanes to "My Tasks" View

    The "My Tasks" view that shows tasks assigned to me from all plans would be more useful if you could group by "Progress" but have the tasks in each progress-state grouped into separate swimlanes by plan. This would make it easier to have a quick sense of which "plans" have been, are, and will be consuming more of your time than others.

    I would also love to see some sort of "sub-plan" swimlane capability in the plans themselves, but that's a different request.

    59 votes
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  4. Be able to pin task

    It would be helpful to be able to pin tasks to the board so it stays on the top when you add a new task.

    58 votes
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  5. Demote tasks to sub-tasks

    At present, we can promote a checklist item to a task, but it can't be done the other way around. If a brainstorming session comes up with a lot of tasks that need to be aggregated under a single task with one owner, it would be very useful to not have to re-enter all of those tasks as checklist items. Also, PROPER SUB-TASKS and checklists, please!

    58 votes
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  6. Remove email disclaimer / signature from comments

    Currently email disclaimers / signature defined with Exchange transport rules, are appended to the comments, adding clutter. Even while from inside the app. Creating a task, assigning to a user... anything that happens from inside the app, should be dealt with the app itself. Why comments are routed through Exchange? Add the comment from the app, and after that shoot emails, not vice-versa.

    58 votes
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  7. Subscribe to / watch card

    I cannot follow/subscribe to/ watch a single card but only boards. It is important to watch only individual cards. This feature should be implemented by a clickable icon in the card (no queries).

    55 votes
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  8. permissions

    It would be great if we could put an entire team into a plan, but some team members can only add something to a single bucket list and the others have read-only permissions. Is this possible? Here I think very strongly of agencies that work with development and concept and designers. One could create a kind of Scrum process where customer advisors can create tasks and afterwards the work can be carried out by the individual departments. Furthermore, there should then be a bucket list such as verification, here the customer advisor can comment again, upload images .... to list…

    54 votes
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  9. Visual Appearance / Colours / Colors / Backgrounds

    I would suggest a range of features to improve the overall UI experience:
    1.) Allow users to change the background colours and/or place a background picture

    2.) Allow colour coding of individual cards

    3.) Allow bucket headings to be colour coded

    These sorts of simple features would allow users to feel like their planners are more personalised and give them a better experience.

    54 votes
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  10. Group by: Multiple Criterias

    On the Plan Board, it would be great if I could group by both "Progress" and "Asssigned to" at the same time.

    So when we are running daily stand-up meetings we can easily see, for each person, which tasks are being worked on, which have not been started, and which have been completed.

    54 votes
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  11. Ability to Name a Checklist

    When creating multiple checklists under one Task, it is very helpful to be able to name the checklist.

    54 votes
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  12. Custom progress

    Hi,

    We have limited progress statuses right now which are ToDo, In progress and completed. Hope we can customize this soon

    53 votes
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  13. How about allowing us to attach more than 9 items to a

    How about allowing us to attach more than 9 items to a Task. BTW, have you noticed the number of posts complaining about limits? Users hate limits!

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  14. Compact view of the items

    When the number of tasks are larger than a few it is easy to lose overview. It's easier to prioritize when I see more of the tasks in the same view.

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  15. 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

    52 votes
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  16. Make task color tags more noticeable

    A task can be assigned one of the six colors. However, the color tag is too small to be noticeable. Also, please show the label (or an option to show/hide labels).

    50 votes
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  17. personal plans

    I would be really useful to be able to create not just work (group plans) but also personal plans. Most of us work for a significant part of the day, allowing us to create our personal plans (which do not create email addresses, linked to ourselves only and each person could have a plan of the same name i.e. lunchtime shopping list). There should be a global admin ability to allow or block 'personal plans' as some organisations may be required not to allow this.

    49 votes
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  18. Ability to paste (Ctrl-v) a clipboard image directly into a task

    An essential feature used extensively in Trello - paste a screenshot into a card. Want to move the whole company to Planner, but can't without this feature. The current method of image upload: screenshot, paint, save to desktop, click, click, open, browse, find image, select, open. Yawn. Not useable.

    48 votes
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  19. Links in comments need to be clickable

    When you comment a link, it is clickable in the e-mail you get but not on the card when you open it, so you need to select the text, copy and paste in the address dar so you can go to that link!

    48 votes
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  20. 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.

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