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

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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!


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  • Greg Gangitano commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I use cmd+F I can Find things, but if I the task is off the page I can't see what is highlighted. You should be able to hop to the search string it found.

  • Sabina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We would like to be able to search completed tasks as well as open tasks.

  • Hubber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any news about the search function within a board? Please inform us!
    This should be a basic feature for any system/app or site. Must be available fir desktop as well as mobile device! Thank you!

  • Magne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi. Search in Planner is mandatory. Really can't understand how a logistic tool now a days can be made without a search tool. Really hope this is implemented very soon.

  • RafaQuim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Honestly, I'm using Teams-Planner because they forced me. When I started using it, I felt a little bit satisfied (of course, my expectations were not high since it is a MS product); however, once I discovered the search works only for task titles, I really really told myself: "you see, this guys never never never will improve, they are not interested in user experience). anyway....

  • George commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Search functionality is vital. Should be like it is in Teams and Asana.

  • Matthew Maserati commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No search feature really makes the usability of Planner a hard sell in our corporation. We are rolling out Groups but with thousands of projects / buckets in our hundreds of groups This is a must have.
    many are asking why not Google Docs ? Please add a search feature to Planner and Teams

  • jen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Searching amongst plans would be a good addition too for when there will be lots of plans (archived or not)

  • Hubber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A fast search function on a board is needed and must also be available when using an iPad. For this reason i still have to make use of Trello.

  • Alex Theoret commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Search title &/or contents of all cards (closed or open) would be absolutely invaluable. If you add filtering on top of that, all the better. Thank you!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PLEASE add search within all active and complete tasks. Title, comments, description. Choose "Search exact" or "contains"

  • Sarah W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our international marketing team has started using Planner over the past month, and we were very surprised that there is no search feature. We have about 6 different plans, and sometimes tasks are hard to find between the plans. I could explain in more detail, but, overall, I feel like search is a very basic feature that all productivity tools have these days, and something from Microsoft should be no different.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Implement search the same way you do for OneNote and search for any word, bring up any/all related tasks containing said word.

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