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  1. Windows Universal App (UWP app)

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

    2,330 votes
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    551 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

  2. Mobile app for iOS and Android

    Native mobile apps for each platform.

    2,294 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

  3. 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.

    2,163 votes
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    263 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

  4. 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.

    2,006 votes
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    241 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    1,934 votes
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    64 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

  6. 1,832 votes
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  7. Function to add more Labels

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

    1,701 votes
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    377 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for sharing your feedback!

    We would like to learn more about how you utilize labels, specifically:

    1) How do you use labels to organize your work?
    2) How many labels do you need?
    3) Would you like an ability to customize colors? If so, how would you use it?
    4) How would you like labels to appear on task cards?
    5) Is there anything else would you like to add in regards to labels?

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  8. 1,549 votes
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    185 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Copy plan is now available in Planner’s Web App! The Planner team is excited to release this functionality and would love to hear how we can improve upon this moving forward. Please comment below to let us know what you think!

    More about Copy plan here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Planner-s-new-copy-plan-feature-helps-streamline-work-management/ba-p/364048#.XIYZg2dGIfQ.twitter

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  9. 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?

    1,498 votes
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    143 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!

  10. 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.

    1,349 votes
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  11. Add Tasks to Outlook Calendar Automatically

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

    1,342 votes
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    55 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

  12. 1,300 votes
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    174 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    1,288 votes
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    102 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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

    1,286 votes
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    71 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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

    1,257 votes
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    238 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    We’ve completed the work to reflect the proper date format based on a user’s Office 365 language setting.

    If you’re still having issues with this, please send us feedback through the settings menu (Gear icon in web app or mobile apps) so we can further improve this experience.

    Thank you for your feedback and patience,
    The Planner Team

  16. 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.

    1,173 votes
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  17. 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...)

    1,134 votes
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  18. 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.

    1,128 votes
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  19. import tasks from excel

    Generate Reports

    1,110 votes
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  20. 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.

    1,107 votes
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