How can we improve Microsoft To-Do?

Priority Levels

You might have Most Important Task, or Important Task, or even a Bump List. Some Tasks are more important than others, So a Priority Level would be nice.

Level 1 to Level 10

Or Task Catagories: "Simple Quick Tasks", "Bump List",

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      • Dwayne Parkinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Let's state some obvious problems:
        1) One Note Tasks don't sync and neither do Outlook. MS needs to CONSOLIDATE their "to do" platforms.
        2) Whoever designs these apps should be required to take a Franklin Planner training course so they actually understand how to plan a day when you have a lot going on. Forcing people into an anemic set of pre-defined statuses and priorities based on what some developer thinks is cute doesn't cut it.
        3) Why do these "to do" tasks not tie in with MS-Project? I can't import those assignments can I? Let me paint a picture for you Microsoft. I have my To-Do list, then corporate Outlook and One Note plus assignments in MS-Project, JIRA and Confluence.... and I have stuff "to do" everywhere, yet you're giving me a stand alone app that doesn't integrate and has a single blue star to prioritize my day. Yeah. This isn't a grocery list ya know.
        4) Finally and absolutely most irritanting... I'M THE SAME PERSON AS MY CORPORATE ACCOUNT! Figure it out. YOU forced me to have a personal account, then YOU forced my company to give me a corporate account and now YOUR apps create a damn nightmare because I can't access both at the same time.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wunderlist allowed us to rearrange the list items according to our own priorities in addition to tagging an item with a Star. This provides the best flexibility. Please make this an optional feature.

      • Achim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Prio1 to 4 would be very helpful. Would like to change my todo applicaiton to ms todo - but real priorities (Eisenhower) are missing!

      • Kevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We appreciate the star for importance but a four priority levels would make the tool more functional or what is used in Outlook Tasks:

        Critical, High, Medium, and Low

        Thank you!

      • OLLI-S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I fear that Microsoft is not reading these comments because the suggestion is completed.
        Like at the sub-tasks we need to create a new issue and vote there (and this can take years until it will be implemented).

        I just hope that only s few people are using the stars so Microsoft thinks about implementing priority levels.

        But on the other hand: the developers of Wunderlist decided to keep it simple and they just added a star (and no priorities).
        And they are also developing Microsoft To-Do, so I guess we will never have the chance for priorities.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add "Starred" in sidebar to list all starred tasks across all lists.

        Otherwise, what is the use of adding stars in the first place?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        but the short list are still missing, no click on Important and all star-points in the lists are on an overview

      • MajorPlop commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please Please Please can you add the option of hiding these priority ‘stars’ - I use this app to overcome my ‘obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)’ as lists help me a great deal, but I get very anxious when there is too much ‘on screen’ - so please can you add the option of hiding this feature, thank you so much & God Bless :0) xxx

      • Fred Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Outlook already has too few priority levels. It should go back to the levels that were available in Schedule +.

      • Fred Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Knock, Knock. Hello, is anybody home? I have a new suggestion: Add priority levels to Microsoft to-do and, this time do it like you mean it.

      • Red_Mat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The truth is, teams of Microsoft do what they actually want.

        Insider programs/uservoice are just formalities or tricks to keep users motivated with HOPE.

      • OLLI-S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Qwertworks
        If we open up an other ticket, this will be open for at least 15 months.
        And Microsoft is only willing to implement, wen it has some thousands votes.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on, why not use the priority that also Outlook uses? This tasks are the same as Outlook! Please share a common set of feature between the two softwares

      • Qwertworks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        People complaining here that the task is not done yet: simply open up, another ticket or vote for an existing one :)

      • Pedro Montes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was halfway, I would not mark as completed this request. It is one thing to mark something as important and another is to give it a priority from 1 to n. With my team we normally define tasks and I assign them priorities, but now I have to do manually adding the number before the task to sort.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey everyone, if you want multiple priorities, try adding #P1, #P2, #P3, etc to your task descriptions. Easy to see. Easy to search.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Two priority levels is not what I would have expected. I have multiple levels of priority for my tasks. Instead of stars or indicators, how about a field that can be an integer number and then sort options on that.

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