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Please add "Search" Task in order to find a task quickly

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Partially complete  ·  AdminPlanner Team (Admin, Planner) responded  · 

    Thanks for your feedback!

    We’ve improved upon the Filter menu within a plan to give provide options for viewing certain tasks within a board.

    We are planning to expand upon both the Filter menu options while exploring how to build search functionality that can fulfill the needs mentioned on this thread. Please comment if there’s anything in particular you’d like for our team to consider!

    Cheers,

    The Planner Team

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Desperately need full search functionality. Without it it's impossible to convince our teams to use it as the competition has it out of the box...

      • Joel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this 'feature', it's been nearly three years since the first request.

      • Timo Jensen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I do like the way to Filter for Keywords, but it should also be possible to Filter/Search within Descprition and Comments.

      • Arin Komins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Could very much use a real search, not a filter. As a project manager, I'm frequently trying to find tasks for other people; particularly where they have helpfully put in many comments (sometimes on tasks that aren't the correct one.)

        Having a real search would make this effort much much much simpler.

      • Asif Rehmani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's great that there is a Filter option in Planner that lets you search for tasks. However, most users won't think of using the actual Filter option for performing their 'search'. It's just not as intuitive.

        I have tried this with many people already who were new to Planner and none of them knew to look in Filter to search for their tasks.

        For those of you who have not seen this functionality yet, here's how it works:
        https://www.useloom.com/share/b3023f76cb6e45adb09e8e5e9c77ab4d

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No excuse for a new tool like Planner to lack search functionality out the box. The entirety of each entry, in addition to comments, current and completed texts, need to be searchable. Otherwise, there is an upward limit on how many tasks a user wants to archive in this system.

      • Kguenther commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just found your comments about the filter capabilities ... and these meet our needs

      • Kguenther commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Having a search feature would also help with discovering PRECEDENT cases ... so that we treat future issues the same way as the past ones were treated .... or to benchmark current work against past discoveries.

      • Kguenther commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We could use Planner to manage some engineering and Support tasks, but without a Search feature, we would risk too much frustration finding specific tasks based upon keywords

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ability to search all tasks in plans across all teams. When managing multiple channels and projects this is essential

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