There should be an option to view all tasks in a "list view" format, similar to traditional to-do list or excel file layouts. Buckets/tasks is intuitive, but makes it difficult to see all items at once and takes up a lot of screen space. Scrolling through one list (plan) sorted into different sections (buckets) with their own tasks would be easier for viewing.
Need a list view of all tasks from all plans -- assigned or unassigned. Tasks can get lost if list view only shows tasks assigned to you.
There is already a thread about this with more votes
With the ability to have item "backlog" that will not show in the Kanban/Column view
The Charts page lists all of the board cards/tasks in a list and can be sorted and grouped in multiple ways. Is this what you were thinking?
If not, you can also see your assigned Planner tasks in To-Do if you prefer the traditional task-list option.
Kim Wade commented
I agree. This is a core use case for us. This will increase user adoption to Planner to allow the them to work in a way they are used to.