Custom Fields in My Tasks

We would like to add the ability to add a ‘Priority’ field to display on the My Tasks home page, extending on Products, Due Date and Likes.

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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us @Amy_Bozier !

This is a popular request in the Forum so I’m merging your post within the main thread to avoid duplications. I hope it’ OK :slight_smile:

As soon as we have un update, we’ll make sure to post it here. Have a great day!

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Please add this feature!

Sorting by Custom Fields would be amazing too.

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As a new customer, I am very surprised and disappointed to see that this is not a feature; and now having read through the timeline of the requests on this post, I am skeptical that it will be delivered any time soon.

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Could you ask your dev. managers what is the % of chance to see this basic feature implemented within the next… 10 years?

I just wanted to alert this thread to this new feature of Asana2Go which lets you see custom fields for your multiple My Tasks rows at once:

Larry

Yes, this would save so much time. Be amazing if it could be done, seems kinda fundamental.

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@Will_Nolan is right, this is fundamental. My Tasks is where a person is supposed to organize their work and get it done. Without seeing priority and workload easily in this view I’m not sure how someone is supposed to prioritize their tasks?!?

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Be great to get some info from the Asana team on this, it would make my workflow soooo much better :smiley:

I voted on this one and I must say that I am baffled that there is no clear response that I could find from Asana! Surely Asana must aspire to broadly satisfy the needs of its users and not just design it to work in the very specific way that the designers intended, surely. Please give us this feature and those who don’t want it just won’t add any fields to My Tasks! Much appreciated, Alan

I created a project just for “My Tasks” and linked all my tasks to it. It goes pretty fast since you can select all of your tasks in a project to link to My Tasks at one time, but do be careful. There seems to be a BUG in Asana where the custom field from the first task in the group is copied to all the other tasks that are linked at one time. So I had to go through and reset the status on a dozen or so tasks. Not too big of a deal, I suppose. I do really like having all my tasks with their status field showing in one place!

My bet is Asana’s actually been working on a huge total overhaul of the “My Tasks” section… That’s the clearest rubber meets the road section for all end users and it’s clearly the weakest point that hasn’t received any updates in years. When it comes, I’m betting it’ll better than most of us expect.

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The devs and product managers do really seem to be on fire in a good way with respect to new features and architecture fixes. I feel hopeful, like you do, @Tanner_Wilson

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Adding my vote here and also echoing what everyone is saying.

I am sharing similar sentiment to that of @Tanner_Wilson & @Stephanie_Oberg

Given that Asana just totally overhauled sections/columns to allow for list/board swapping, in addition to the redesigned listview section. Ontop of all of that, the new automation functionality, it does feel like “My Tasks” are incredibly outdated at this point. And yet, strangely, it’s the section that most of us use most often.

I’m sure Asana is aware of this and has been in the works on it. Was shocked to not see it also get the “listview overhaul” update that the rest of the software got.

I for one would love to be able to view My Tasks in board view and to leverage automations in there as well. Super excited for what’s to come, but would love to hear from Asana a simple “we are working on My Tasks” just to help hold us all off a bit.

Cheers!

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Just adding my comment in addition to my vote. Adding custom fields to the My Tasks would be revolutionary! We use the fields to note statuses (risk, waiting, approved).

I envision it working as a toggle for fields shared to the library. Anything shared to the library would be accessible, and toggled visible or not (per user), in list view. That way we don’t get cluttered with lengthy free-form fields, but the ones we need are visible right when we open the My Tasks page.

Thank you, and fingers crossed we get it soon!

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Hi Alexis, this is one of the most important features we need for self organization.
Pls. consider soon.
TX

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Just wanted to chime in here. I hope this update will also include reviewing a users list when just clicking on their name. It currently displays the same as My Tasks,

100% agree with needing to see status for My Tasks, but also when as a project manager I’m reviewing many employees, each with dozens of tasks, I need to see status.

THANKS!

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Totally agree with [A_Bachhofer] - Ressources and their My Task view are used not only by the ressource them self, but by collegues and most important a feature for the ressource planner.

I would like to give my 20 cents here.

I think Asana know just as we do that My Tasks needs a major redesign and overhaul. They are using it also every day.

I have a feeling however that the more additional features they add to My Tasks the more they devalue the Business Tier. At the end if you have custom fields in My Tasks you are 50% there with Workload. Yes not automation and nice graphics, but this is the one place where you can manage tasks per person.

Also Asana is trying to do something I do not understand at all and this is to optimize “real estate”. I think it is a major misunderstanding especially in younger people what is the difference between design and UX. Recently Asana is making redesign and no UX improvement. Just look at the amount of free space on the screen and the amount of functions and actions hidden behind 2 or more clicks.

So my point - please prioritize My Tasks change and please prioritize UX over design. Beauty is important, but as long as it is also practical.
My Tasks has so many needs and problems, custom fields just being one of them, that I think a simple adding of functionality will not do.

Also please keep in mind that most of your trials and demos are done on accounts where people will have on average 10-15 tasks in their My Tasks. We always have upward of 70 in any given time and we need a quick way to prioritize them, sort them into groups, etc.

Thank you!
Ivan

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Adding another voice to this request! Our team just switched over to Premium Asana from Trello… for the “My Tasks” view.

It’s a bummer to see that all of the amazing things you can do with custom fields get lost here. We want most of our team members to live in “My Tasks,” but then they can’t see how items are prioritized by our Status custom field, whether things are Blocked/On Hold, and what department the request resides in/type of deliverable it is.

(Not being able to see a Project label on subtasks is also a big workflow disruptor).

Any updates on whether you’ll be updating the My Tasks view, and when?

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