Proposal to create comment templates. These would be templates that could be invoked within a given task in the comments area (Ask a question or post an update…).
Use case: For our daily standups we each share updates in the same format:
- What’s been accomplished?
- Any blockers?
- Next steps
A comment template would make the process of updating tasks with these details much easier (currently we copy these questions from a “[Read Me] Sharing updates” task in the “Resources” section of the project).
As a workaround we store the template in the task description and copy-paste it.
That would work well except, in this case, the sprint cards (read: tasks) are created elsewhere and multi-homed into the “sprint planning” project. They would each have a unique task description based on how the task was added to it’s own project (in most cases this would be via a form, which would populate the description).
For often repeated text I’d use AutoHotkey as a workaround.
Seconding this idea. We created standardized text for different stages of communication with our clients. It would be great to have comment templates that could house these – our current workaround is a task that houses the text in the description, and our designers end up doing a copy/paste from there into the comment thread.
Can’t you easily automate this with rules?
status_field is set to
value_y add comment
Use the Now introducing Variables in Rules functionality to dynamically name either:
- task creator
- rule triggerer
Also, the bundles feature might become relevant for this.
Yup, this is a good workaround @Jan-Rienk_Hemminga. Good callout. Still, I think there’s an opportunity for Asana to integrate something akin to Jira’s canned response feature. This would allow us to set up global, team, or project-level snippets/canned responses that we can use for frequently repeated text.