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.
Kongola Nasif commented
Exactly, we need step AND substeps for easier management. Having those with their own schedules would help as well!
For example if i have a project like writing a text, then 1 sub-task can be collect and note down 3 examples for research, then sub-sub-tasks would be great!!
Writing a text
-> collect 3 examples
- example 1
- example 2
- example 3
-> write the header
Yes real Sub-tasks (not Steps) are glaringly missing from both To-Do and Outlook's Tasks (Mac). Many competitors (Todoist, etc) have had this essential feature for years, why can't Microsoft? No resources?
Felix Hofbauer commented
I agree to the last 5 comments.
That was not the feature we were expecting!
We need SUB-TASKS and no Steps. Each SUB-TASK need's it's own due date and reminder.
Furthermore Sub-Tasks should be in correspondence to the Main Task, so that you have to complete each Sub-Task to complete the Main Task!
Bruno Campos commented
Should be reviewed just as the prior comments said
It would be better if there were sub lists within lists
This is not what we have asked for. We need real subtasks if you need an example on how to properly do it look at Todoist.
Completely agree with last comment.
Robert Zorich commented
Steps are not sub-tasks. Each sub-task needs it's own due date and the upper level cannot be completed without subtask completion.
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
- 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?