Wrike completely cancelling the automated Daily To-Do Emails is a problem for us. It was the only feature that would land in the our team's inbox with some actionable information about more than a single task. As recent Wrike users, we are focusing on getting everyone transitioned away from working directly from their email inbox. The ultimate goal is to get them working purely in Wrike. However, the Daily To-Dos Emails were the bridge that supported that transition.
Wrike Support has suggested "workarounds" but none serve this purpose:
- Adding @mentions to tasks that are due soon would generate a separate email notification for each task individually (nuisance).
- Generating an automated report only sends out a link to open the report, so no actual information about what is coming up.
- Adding a dashboard with the same information the Daily To-Do Emails had just misses the point entirely. It does not provide a friendly reminder to use Wrike... One has to already BE in Wrike to actually see it.
Conclusion, what the competition does naturally and instinctively, Wrike has decided to shutdown: help users remember to actually use the tool. Not everyone takes on new tools and habits instantaneously. Wrike not sending out daily email digests, in our case, equals Wrike not being top of mind.
If anyone knows of a workaround that would serve our purpose, please let me know. In the meantime, I really hope Wrike will reconsider supporting the transition from email based work to working purely in Wrike.