Put a task in my *own* Incoming tab in Inbox - how to trigger that?

I have come to really rely upon the "Incoming" tab in my Inbox area of Wrike. I have turned off email notifications from Wrike and just look here during the day instead.

It's great that 'new stuff' appears here for my attention AND I can Snooze (or archive) it, to avoid it getting lost in the hundreds of tasks I own.

I can't find a way to trigger a task to show up here, by an action of my own. It seems like only other people's actions can get a task into the Inbox...

Is there something I can do myself, within Wrike, to trigger the appearance of a task in my Inbox (so I can remember to work on it, or Snooze it for a bit)?

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Hi Jamie,

Do you use Dashboard Widgets?  If so you may want to look at creating a dashboard and using the pre made widgets to set up, All your tasks, Tasks Do today/this week, and a Over Due Task. If you want to know how to do this let me know and I can point you in the right direction. 

Thanks,

Ryan

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So for clarity was the answer to this a "no"?  I'm learning the app so that I can build processes and teach our our "employee"  (new tiny company of 3) who has never used a collaboration tool before.  I wanted to mock up some incoming things in my inbox for the demo on 'expectations for inbox management'.  I can work around this by incorporating him sending me things as an interactive demo, but it doesn't have a way to do this yourself?

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For this tagging yourself so that it appears in your inbox I would say is a no. You can star tasks and it would appear in your Starred section of your inbox.It is basically like tagging yourself. 

 

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@Ryan Nelson,

Thanks for trying to help.

Yes, I use Dashboard Widgets - but the Dashboard functionality is plagued with its own set of issues.

I have lots of dashboards - in fact I've hit the LIMIT (and the fact that there is a limit really sucks).

The widget's filtering tools are simply not powerful enough to hone in on one set of priorities for my hundreds of tasks that come from hundreds of folders.

That is why I really need the Inbox to be more powerful. 

And yes, I "star" things in my Inbox - but a star just makes everything the same priority... only helpful when I really, really want to surface key tasks to remember (or, more accurately, not ignore them).

I need a really, really simple change to Wrike's functionality: Let ME do what every other user in my organization can already do: Trigger arrival of a Task in MY Inbox's Incoming List! 

Wrike - please give me some 💪.

Check out how Slack allows you to 'talk to yourself' with message posts to your own user, and the Slackbot.

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Hey guys, great discussion here! 

@Jamie, I thought of creating a folder of your own and tagging all important tasks there. I understand it's not ideal, of course. What do you think? 

I'd suggest creating a Product Feedback post for this, or I can move this thread there for you. Please let me know 🤝

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Thanks for trying Lisa but i've already tried the 'tag' approach. It was helpful in the case of the "Wrike ToDo" extension in Google Chrome new tabs, but not the same thing, at all, as having a notification arise.

Please do move my suggestion to Product Feedback if you find that something like this does not exist.

I've been trying for 3 years now to find one reliable way to manage and prioritize my 200+ tasks across everyone else's folders, and every single attempt to use your tools comes up short for one reason or another. This was my last-resort.

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Jamie Adler Hello again! I moved your post to Product Feedback. I also wanted to ask - are you using My to-do smart list at all? It might be helpful to manage your tasks in Wrike. Here's the Help Center article just in case:

https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/360034765174-Personal-Space#todo

Please let me know if you have any questions! 

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Hi Jamie Adler,

I was just reading this discussion as it has something to do with inbox nitifications instead of using email.

But in this case I am with the wrike team. I think the inbox was designed to get *informed* about things that changed without you. It's not designed to replace yout personal to do list.

I often find myself checking my inbox for what I still have to do, but this is not the way it was meant to, I guess. You should have in mind that any incoming message in your inbox is deleted after 30 days, wether it's archieved or not. And I like this automatical cleanup.

A dashboard is the perfect place to organize your own to do's as you can manage the order of your tasks by drag'n'drop using the "sorted by priority" setting.

The inbox is quite important and should be used to replace that weird email notificatons, but you should not use it to manage your own todo's, that also weird!

Kind regards

Florian

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