Folder support / Group lists
Great news! List groups are now rolling out in version 1.63 across all platforms. Find out more about list groups here – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-To-Do-Blog/Your-most-requested-feature-is-here-list-groups/ba-p/800168
Can someone please confirm that I am understanding this correct when using Outlook on my desktop I can organize tasks into "Folders" and then into "Folder Groups." When using the To Do app on my phone I can organize tasks into "Lists" and then "List Groups". The "Lists" in the To Do app seamlessly synchronize with the "Folders" on the desktop. However the "Folder Groups" on the desktop and "List Groups" in the app appear not to sync at all. This makes this feature virtually unusable. Am I missing something?
this is great! would love to see the sub-tasks sync over to the outlook tasks
Categories still not working
Why is this merged in this and marked as WE HAVE THIS
You should split the ideas or change this to WE DONT HAVE THIS
Lucky you to have outlook to keep us depending on this app...
now it is only necessary that the list group shows the number of pending tasks that it contains without opening that it is necessary to open the list group
Would be great to be able to sort lists under groups alphabetically, creation date etc...
Can someone please update on Outlook categories sync. This was merged into this feature, and we dont have this yet.
When is it likely to occur?
Allow sharing group of lists to another user. This is key and saves a lot of time.
Jose Antonio Con commented
I can't duplicate list in ToDo for MacOs
This is much better than nothing, of course, but the ability to create greater depth than just one level is crucial, particularly as this becomes more integrated with other Apps & Software. I need to be able to create Project\Client1\Project1 | Project\Client1\Project2 and Shopping\Groceries | Shopping\BestBuy | Shopping\Home Depot type structures for folders to be maximally useful. I think this is great first improvement, and it will help to work out the cross platform bugs and sync. As this is flagged as "We Have This", I will add a new Suggestion Post entitled "Nested Folders" that I hope people who see the use in this will choose to vote up.
Great new feature thanks, but could it please also group the tasks in My Day?? So for eg "Work" tasks can be separated from "Personal" tasks?
Thanks Rodger, that workaround appears to be working. Cheers.
C. Yusuf Mumtaz commented
Does this sync up with Outlook Desktop?
Please make it so your can sort the lists inside a group alphanumerically.
Andreas Lundeen commented
Categories are still not synced to Android mobile. I would like to use them mainly for sorting purposes, as I do in Outlook (PC).
Hey Peter, Look below your comment to see my suggested workaround.
Lists added to group are not syncing to Android.
Groups show up on Android but are empty.
I created a bunch of list groups on my iPhone as well as re-named a few lists at the same time.
None of the changes are showing up in the Windows 10 app (which is updated to the latest version that supports creating list groups.)
Did anyone at Microsoft test this cross platform? This is almost as bad as the sync in OneNote!
Use of outlook categories was merged into this group.
This feature is still not completed, and therefore "We have this" is not correct.
Please update on the status of the outlook categories sync for flagged emails, and outlook tasks.
Rather than wait for a non-promised fix for the sync (out of sync) issue, try this:
Open up all three To-Do apps 1) iPhone or Android, 2) Windows 10 app (must have version 1.63), and 3) Web-based through Office 365.
CREATE ALL your folders and lists and groupings inside the Windows 10 app. The other two apps will sync correctly. There will be existing lists within the Windows 10 app; those lists do not need to be re-created, just moved to a folder. See next paragraph.
DO NOT leave any list all by itself; assign it to a folder. If you do not, the iPhone will not sync correctly. Hopefully, they will fix this.
Usually, I have 3 or 4 lists that I like to place BEFORE the folders. But for now, I assigned these to a folder named Immediate. Those LISTS are a) Inbox, b) Communications followup, 3) Waiting for REPLY or PRODUCT, 4) Links from iPhone
By the way, your computer-based Outlook section for Tasks (To-Do List) will also be synchronized. BUT, there are no folders there.
To be specific, I created a new folder in the Windows 10 app and then synced. The iPhone recognized that new folder, but the Windows 10 app (after syncing) did not contain any of the folders created on the iPhone.
So I created some new folders (I have just 5) in the Windows 10 app which had the same folder names as the iPhone. While I was doing that, the 5 "new" folders were replicated on the iPhone, which means that I now had ten folders, five plus five duplicates.
The duplicates do NOT contain any lists.
I am not going to do any more testing. Hey Microsoft To-Do..... YOU DO THE TESTING AND LET US WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR ACT TOGETHER.