Templates for Tasks / Workflows
There are often similar Tasks or Workflows in business. So it would be nice to have an option to define Templates for tasks/Workflows (Task with sub-tasks and dynamic reminders like 2-weeks after start). This would allow the user to manage internal processes with the todo-list. Maybe it's also possible to start a workflow by sending a mail to the todo-list and giving some attributes in the subject to initiate the details of the task/workflow.
You can currently duplicate lists in Windows and Web. So you could create a template list and duplicate it each time you want to use it. https://todosupport.helpshift.com/a/microsoft-to-do/?p=all&s=tips-tricks&f=duplicating-lists-on-windows-and-web
Frank Niebuhr commented
But not under iOS and OS!?
Chris Jenner commented
Being able to duplicate a task from a list would be much more useful to me.
Please can we get this? Shouldn't be that tricky to set up and would save a lot of time.
Vijay Uthayakumar commented
Can we have the option to duplicate a list in Android please. I find this option very useful.
The issue with using an existing list as a template is that the undone items show up in all counts and views. I have a packing list for travel, and on it is "toothpaste." Well, now "toothpaste" shows up in various views as an incomplete task. This is something that Wunderlist did NOT have, and often, it would be useful. Marking a list as "template" would remove the items from views, and prevent checking them off. Some quick actions could be provided, such as, copy this template to a list.
"Key Feature" would be to be able to Create Templates! If I have a Added Task with a bunch of Next Step/Sub Tasks in it, would be Great to be able to turn that into a "Template" so it can be used again and again and again, rather than "Retyping" it all out over and over and over again! Time Saver BigTime! Thanks In Advance for Making This Happen! (Good to Great to Excellent!)
Athul Jyothis commented
takes a lot of time to copy list, templates are a much needed thing
Alasdair McKinnon commented
Would love this, but also for Steps.
e.g. I have a lot of Tasks, I use one task for "Set up computer for Bob" that task would have all the steps. That list of steps is the same for every other "Set up computer for …" task. There could be 15 or more steps and I'd love that to be a template defined once rather than needing to type them all in again and again.
K. Wester-Ebbinghaus commented
There is a workaround.
the Todo needs to be in a list of yours (not a shared one from another person).
you need outlook or outlook web
open Outlook > tasks >
find the list from the todo you want to duplicate
select the Todo list > ctrl + C
ctrl + V to duplicate the list quickly as many times as you need them
it will be synced to the list in Todo in a short. you can drag and drop them into other lists
sub todos will remain
Desmond Lee commented
Support templates. Allow the user to save a list of To-Do items / tasks as a template. This template can be applied when creating a new list
Ben Seymour commented
This is a must-have feature. I often need to do the same series of tasks for different projects (i.e. steps in setting up a new computer before handing it off to a user / client).
Firdaus Omar commented
Can we have the option for the duplicate list to be unchecked or make a list as a template that can be used repeatedly.
Ferhat ÖZDAĞ commented
For reminder it has predefined time and time option.
I need fast reminder option
For example remind time for tomorrow is 09
I prefer 10am. I always to choose pick a date for to unable 10am
[Deleted User] commented
This is a great idea. I use the To-Do as a to do list. Often the tasks are the same, but I might forget a step or two. It would be great to have this feature.
This absolutely Amazing!
To the best of my knowledge the gtd manager omnifocus has this for years.
Would be great to have templates to populate holiday check / packinglists , grocery shoppinglists and so on, all based on a chosen or created temp;late.
If I could create a Task as a template with all sub-tasks in it I could use it every time I need to redo the same task but this time I will have all requirements "sub-tasks" already listed so I won't forget anything.
Yohanan Diamond commented
It would be awesome if there were a way to create template lists, also importing and exporting.
Other thing that could be good is if there were a community website or section on the application where the users could post their templates for the others to download (with starring and likes support).
Roger Sereinig commented
Absolutely a must have. As soon as possible! Thank you
Yes, just as holiday lists, shopping etc. Or we get to unmark all sub tasks as we finish the list. Or make a copy of that list in which all tasks are undone.