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  1. Desktop Application

    Planner is a great application, but it definitely needs a desktop option, similar to Teams, for those of us at work. I love having Planner on my phone, but I would like to optimize planner via my desktop on M-F.

    704 votes
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  2. Share plans with external people/customers

    Please let us share plans with external people. Or at least tell us how to do this! For example, if you work in a project with a customer, they may want insight in your work.

    693 votes
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  3. Need to have conditional tasks. ie tasks that are assigned when another task is completed.

    Need to have conditional tasks. ie tasks that are assigned when another task is completed.

    681 votes
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  4. Assign checklist item to specific individuals

    This would be great to have when it's a bigger task that has several folks working on specific elements of it.

    659 votes
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  5. One global Calendar for all "Tasks" from all "Plans"

    Getting all scheduled tasks/dates to show up on one global calendar feed is essential. Right now Planner creates a separate "Calendar" (which does not display any of the created tasks - its just an empty calendar - must be a glitch) there is a limitation to overlay 10 calendars total to your main calendar. Ideal approach would be to have a "Tasks" calendar that would feed all "Plans" from all "tasks" to one calendar with active link to that task in planner abbreviation or listing of "Plan" name. This would allow team leader to print a weekly calendar showing all…

    643 votes
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  6. 635 votes
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  7. Task Notifications and @mention in Planner


    1. Notifications to the task creator on any changes to a task's status in planner

    2. Email notifications should include the plan/board that that the task is associated to or a part of

    3. User should be able to @mention other users within a task

    4. User should be able to create private channels within a team

    633 votes
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  8. Add/Remove Labels, Sort Labels, More Label Colors

    To summarize these requests, we’d like the following:

    1) The ability to add and remove labels.
    2) When the “Group by Labels” option is selected, the ability to change the order of the columns (e.g., “Move right” and “Move left” similar to the “Group by Bucket” column)
    3) In the Task view, the ability to change the order of the label tabs.
    4) The ability to change the color of the labels and add more colors.

    Here's a list of many feedback entries requesting these ideas:

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31403095-add-more-label-colors

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/17918341-make-the-label-colors-changeable-also-allow-for-m

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31626616-recolour-and-reorder-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/17967055-more-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/19589152-allow-for-unlimited-labels-in-tasks

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31623910-change-plan-and-labels-colour

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/36353911-add-more-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35068120-new-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/20144404-more-labels-more-colors

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35542840-give-permission-with-more-labels-and-color

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/32954773-can-we-please-please-have-more-labels-available

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35248801-is-it-possible-to-have-more-than-6-labels-or-user

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34999261-label

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34999273-label

    590 votes
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  9. Allow Complete Task per assigned person

    Whilst the new feature of assigning tasks to more than one person is excellent there still needs to be a way for each person assigned the task to assign the status as it relates to them. Otherwise, a task with multiple parts or people assigned to it cannot indicate their part in the completion.

    590 votes
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  10. Add options on how tasks are color coded and shown in Calendar/Schedule View.

    Thanks for releasing the calendar/schedule view! Currently the schedule view is coded only based on task progress (pink: late, white: not started yet). It is kinda monotone, and hard to see when we have a lot of tasks. So, I think it would be nice if we can choose how the tasks are presented in calendar view, e.g. based on label color, bucket color, or progress.

    574 votes
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  11. Show completed tasks in Schedule (calendar) view

    It would be helpful to have an option to show completed tasks on the calendar view to be able to look back and see all the items in process/scheduled/completed at a certain time. See what resource capacity is/was.

    570 votes
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  12. Remember my 'group by' preference

    On 'my tasks' or on a board, if I switch the 'group by' option, remember my preference for next time for that particular board.

    568 votes
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  13. 558 votes
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    39 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for everyone’s patience on this item. We’ve completed our first item in this space. We now set Task Activity Email Notifications (Assign and Complete) to Off By Default. Plan/Group owners can turn this setting on/off in the “Edit Plan” dialog.

    We still have additional work planned in this area such as providing more granular controls to which activities will trigger notifications and more control over cases where you’ve been assigned tasks.

    Thanks again for the feedback!

  14. Personal Tasks

    It will be great to assign personal tasks without any need to create groups in order to track personal workloads.

    546 votes
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  15. Ability to change background color

    I'd like to be able to change the background color - easier to identify what board I'm in + cards would stand out more. Depending on display we use, there is not enough contrast between cards and background, making it hard to see.

    544 votes
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  16. Restrict who can delete tasks/buckets

    Dear Microsoft folks,

    I would like to recommend

    (1) restricting who has the ability to delete tasks (or perhaps allowing/approving individuals to delete tasks)

    (2) add an additional prompt to confirm if the user would like for a task to be deleted

    (3) give the option to recover a deleted item after X number of days

    (4) provide a notification to the "creator" of the deleted task that it has indeed been deleted

    (5) add the ability to print these records (or export to Excel to where it could be modified and then printed out)

    We would like to use…

    543 votes
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  17. iOS Push Notifications

    Add notifications when changes are made, comments added, Status change, etc

    538 votes
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    24 comments  ·  iOS App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    Thanks for all the feedback! We’ve just launched push notifications in our latest app update. Users should now see a push notification when a task is assigned to them. You can learn more about this feature here: https://support.office.com/article/get-notifications-about-your-tasks-and-plans-cce223d6-b0ae-43cf-a080-266e2414a859

    We’re looking to add more notification types in future updates, so let us know in the comments if there are specific types of notifications you’d like to see!

    Cheers,

    The Planner Team

  18. Add pictures

    Add descriptive pictures

    527 votes
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  19. Email notifications for Guest users

    Guest users should be notified by e-mail for any new assignments, due dates and late tasks. At the moment, only Members and Owners receive reminders for assigned tasks.


    1. When a task is assigned to a guest, they should receive an e-mail with the information sent to their e-mail address outside of the Office 365 tenant.


    2. Reminders sent to the guest's e-mail address


    3. Updates to the task sent to the guest's e-mail address.


    500 votes
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  20. Option To Close / Complete Plan

    Perhaps I am missing it but I can't find a way to close a plan when its complete. The hub view always shows all plans and is quite cluttered already.

    496 votes
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