I’m using the search bar a lot in order to find whatever task I’m trying to get to and Asana is generally good in returning relvant search results (e.g. by searching for words separately rather than interpreting the space as part of the string).
But unfortunately, it is so bad in sorting the results by relevance, that it basically nullifies most of the good and fast search algorithm. To start with, I just don’t get why completed tasks should be anywhere near the to of the search results. I have quite a few tasks with very similar names, some of which are already completed while others aren’t. If I search for the task name (rather: parts thereof), why does Asana keep showing me the completed tasks rather than the ones that are still open? It makes no sense to me.
I had a hunch that it might be sorting for most recently modified (which kinda would make sense), but - withiout doing a systematic investigation - my impression was that this was not the case since I’d also see tasks that I had completed quite some time ago.
Whatever the sorting algorith, I’d like to suggest that completed tasks are simply excluded from the search results by default. Please!!!
And, just to be clear, I’m talking about the instant search results that appear in the drop down list as you type into the search bar.
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Actually, I find this so annoying that I decided to daringly file this as a bug, even though it technically probably isn’t. But just to make a point, I’d say it’s a “design bug”.