It would be cool, if we could add sub tasks to a single entry. The parent should be expandable, so that sub tasks would be visible at a glance, and progress should be visible without expanding the parent task.
We’re very happy to introduce Steps with version 1.28. Now you can break your larger to-dos down in to more manageable pieces.
Tim McGhee commented
I have made three attempts to contact Microsoft about the problem with sub-items not syncing correctly between iOS and Windows version of your app. The first time or two I was told MS was able to verify the problem in its “telemetry.” It's still not fixed, and now a hard close on the iOS app and restarting it no longer is an effective workaround, so my time using MS To Do is rapidly coming to a close. I'm now looking for a replacement.
It would be nice to have an undo button in case I’ve accidentally pressed task complete button.
Fantastic, it's getting better. Waiting outlook task list to adopt the changes so can sync the subtask too.
James McMillen commented
All you really had to do was change the name from Wunderlist to To-Do. Wunderlist was just right.
Fred Thomas commented
You call this list subtasks? This is a joke 😜,right?
>> Sub tasks are already marked as completed on a repeating task
>> from the previous iteration (on iOS for sure, not sure about other platforms).
It also happens on Windows 10 and Android.
>> If main task is repeating, don't mark sub task as completed in new date main task.
I totally agree.
These are not real subtasks. I waited a long time for this to be completed, but I'm very disappointed. Now I've switched back to Todoist.
When you duplicate a list with steps guess what? The steps don't get duplicated. Was told three weeks ago this bug would be fixed with the next update. It wasn't. When I asked again I was told it would be fixed with the next update. It wasn't. Since you can't backup your work then you're at the mercy of Microsoft's buggy cloud. This is today's Microsoft. It takes years for them to make an checklist app clogged with bugs.
If main task is repeating, don't mark sub task as completed in new date main task
Bob V commented
- Sub tasks are already marked as completed on a repeating task from the previous iteration (on iOS for sure, not sure about other platforms).
- Sometimes the subtasks don't show up on iOS app, even though the label 0 out xx steps completed shows on the task.
To delete a sub task just hover your mouse over the sub task and at the right of the sub task you see a small "x".
Click on the "x" this will delete the sub task.
This is great and I understand the future was just launched however I have difficulty figuring out how to delete a subtask that I've just created but don't actually need or gonna use. I can of course check it as done and hide it but there must be an easier way, no?
Thanks - this is great and love the steps however I've just duplicated a list and noticed that the steps don't carry over in the duplication.
I'm hoping this is just an oversight?
This would be a great feature without the data loss. My subtasks also disappeared.
Fred Thomas commented
I agree. This is not subtasks, not even close. The sub tasks need to show up in Outlook as does my day.
‘Steps’ then don’t show in Outlook so no sure what is the use of them?
You need to add the steps to Outlook!!!
Created few subtasks. Then worked on my other tasks planning. Returned back and see no subtasks saved in the first place. I’m angry!
Did you vote here: https://todo.uservoice.com/forums/597175-feature-suggestions/suggestions/33924316-enhance-sub-tasks-to-full-tasks
Here I suggested that sub tasks should be like normal tasks (have all attributes).
Peter Taslimi commented
It's really great that you think this is closed!!! However MS has failed for twenty or more years to introduce two basic requirements of task planning. 1. Subtasks and 2.scheuling of tasks in the calendar. Both of these features were fully developed within a wonderful PIM, Ecco. Since Ecco's demise I have been unable to find an app that can truly replace it. I am going back to Todoist since it does at least have subtasks and hoping that MS would ever catch up on this is probably futile.
In the steps some features are still missing and there are also some bugs:
I have a recurring task (weekly task) that has steps.
When I have checked (completed) all steps and also the task, then a new task for next week is created.
But here all steps remain checked (this is a bug).
I am using To-Do in Microsoft Edge.
When I check (complete) steps you should fill the tasks background with a procedural bar.
Was a very nice and cool feature in Wunderlist.
When I have checked (completed) all steps then To-Do should ask me if the main task also should be completed.
I know that there might be tasks that are not finished even if all steps are completed, so just ask the user (or add a global setting where I can set the default behaviour).