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  1. Mobile app for iOS and Android

    Native mobile apps for each platform.

    2,293 votes
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      169 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello,

      Thanks for all your feedback and for using Planner. We’re happy to announce that new Planner mobile apps are now available for Android phones and iPhone. This is just the start and we look forward to adding many additional features to these apps in the coming months. Please let us know what you’d like us to add by continuing to suggest and vote for features.

      Here’s a blog post with some more information:
      https://blogs.office.com/2017/05/31/announcing-the-microsoft-planner-mobile-app-for-iphone-and-android/

      Android App:
      http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.planner

      iPhone App:
      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-planner/id1219301037?mt=8

      We’re still have a Windows Universal App in the plans and you can vote for it here: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/19461631-windows-universal-app

    • Windows Universal App (UWP app)

      A windows universal app that will run on desktops and other windows devices

      2,191 votes
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        525 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello all,

        As an update, we’ve paused work on this item to pursue wrapping up work on a few other high priority asks.

        We appreciate your patience and feedback on this, and hope to resume work on this soon. Please keep voting and letting us know that you’d like to see in a Planner UWP app!

        Cheers,

        The Planner Team

      • Plans deletion/archive

        As I saw that when you delete a Plan all conversations, Groups etc are deleted could be useful to have another Status for that Plans, maybe an "Archived" status, maybe visible in another dashboard or something similar.

        2,051 votes
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          244 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We’d love to hear more about the following:
          1. When would you delete or archive a plan?
          2. How long would you like it to be accessible?

          Feel free to include any specific scenarios where archiving a plan would be useful.

          We appreciate your feedback and look forward to reading through your comments!

          Cheers,
          The Planner Team

        • Reporting with Planner

          Planner should provide a quick and easy way to report regularly. For example, a view of what was accomplished during a specific week would be helpful, so a date filter and a status filter may be needed. Additionally, a static snapshot would be helpful, for reporting to executives that require information push, so a way to group projects in addition to 'favorites' is needed, as well as a way to email a snapshot of the group dashboard.

          1,800 votes
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            62 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We don’t have any major updates to share at this time – Export to excel is still our first step towards delivering better reporting capabilities in Planner. You can find updates and discussion on this suggestion here:
            https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11116770-import-export-from-to-excel-project-etc

            Thank you for your patience and feedback! If you have any other suggestions on how you’d like to utilize reporting functionality in Planner, please comment below!

            Cheers,
            The Planner Team

          • Printing Capability

            Printing Capability - company and individual. Ideally would have the ability to print out the entire planner board so that everyone at the company can see the entire project list and have a transparent way for everyone to track performance. Similarly would be ideal to allow individual users print out their tasks.

            1,784 votes
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              216 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1,722 votes
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                97 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1,526 votes
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                  163 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Function to add more Labels

                  Sometimes the Labels are not enough, for example if you use it to tag different departments or functions

                  1,496 votes
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                    341 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Copy a task

                    Need the ability to copy a task, including the checklists and other items within the task. This would allow one to set up a template task, then create many tasks using that template task. This is a different request than the many copy suggestions that have been made already.

                    1,341 votes
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                      127 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create task by sending an email to the Plan

                      Currently, when a task is created in a "Plan" there is an associated group and group email address for that "Plan". If a user was to comment on a task, an email is sent to the group. Likewise if the recipient of that email replies to it, the comment appears in the task. Would it be possible to Send a new email to the "Plan" email address to create a task with the subject line of that email being the task name and the email's content being the description?

                      1,339 votes
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                        126 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        We’re in the process of finalizing designs for a Planner add-in for Outlook. From the add-in, users will be able to create tasks for Planner without having to leave their inbox. The email subject and body will autofill as the task title and description, respectively, and users will have the ability to set plan, bucket and assignees . We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in what we hope to be a greater integration with Outlook!

                      • Add Tasks to Outlook Calendar Automatically

                        Add ability to view tasks that have assigned due dates in Outlook calendar

                        1,295 votes
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                          53 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Beyond the iCalendar feed, we will continue to explore our options for adding tasks to Outlook Calendar automatically. We would love to hear more of your thoughts on the following:
                          -What information from tasks would you like to carry over to Outlook Calendar?
                          -How many different plans would you like to view on your Outlook Calendar?
                          -Any specific scenarios or examples of how this would fit into your workflow

                          Cheers,
                          The Planner Team

                        • Date format

                          The date format is fixed to mm/dd/yyyy, could this please be selectable based on your region - for example we use dd/mm/yyyy

                          Thanks

                          1,219 votes
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                            216 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hello!

                            Thank you for your patience and feedback. We’ve found a fix for this issue and are working hard to implement it quickly. We will update this thread once it has been tested and implemented.

                            Thank you,

                            The Planner Team

                          • Time tracking for cards

                            Track the time spent on each card by each member that worked on it would be very useful, further with reports to easily consume this information.

                            Besides, if tasks were imported from Project (where work hours should be set by task)... time input could help to calculate the completion status.

                            1,164 votes
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                              91 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add OneNote Tasks to Planner

                              If an item is tagged as a Task in the OneNote Notebook associated with the Group/Plan, automatically add that to the task Plan task list

                              1,130 votes
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                                64 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please link Tasks to Outlook (desktop) and also allow users of MS Project to open them in that.

                                When a Task is assigned, have Planner sent the email alert in the form of an Outlook Task Request (when the request is Accepted, Deferred, etc.) and it sits in the User's Outlook Task list -- have the ability for them to update progress within MS Outlook (desktop) itself -- and let that update Planner.

                                (Similar features were available as far back as Outlook 2000 without a centralised server system. Now we have cloud, please bring back these features without worrying about MS Project Server / Online sales -- instead, make those "enterprise level" services...)

                                1,109 votes
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                                  13 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 1,065 votes
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                                    133 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We currently don’t have any updates on this item, but it is planned and moving up on our backlog. Thank you for your feedback and patience!

                                    Cheers,
                                    The Planner Team

                                  • Mark a task as a prereq or dependency on another task i.e. relationship

                                    Would be useful to set a task as requiring another task to complete before it can change state.

                                    1,045 votes
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                                    • Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                                      Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                                      1,003 votes
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                                        79 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hide (Archive) completed Buckets

                                        When completing Buckets it would be nice to be able to hide them so they don't take up space, but you still keep them in the statistics.

                                        988 votes
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                                        • Add functionality to create dependencies

                                          Add functionality to link tasks with dependencies. One the upper level task is complete the tasks that are dependent on it would become active and notify those task owners.

                                          975 votes
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