Copy and Paste Lists and Tasks
This was a really handy feature in Wunderlist - the ability to copy/paste both lists and tasks...
I had a number of template lists which I could copy if I needed. For instance, a generic list of holiday items to pack which would be copied/pasted each time I went on a new trip.
Thankfully - the excellent integration with Outlook means I can do this at the Outlook end, and it'll be replicated in To-Do! :)
On Web, you can duplicate lists and tasks. On Windows, you can duplicate lists but not tasks.
Basically you can have templates for lists and duplicate them on both Windows and Web.
Daniel La Point commented
This migration was disappointing. Anyone out there know of an app with duplicating, copying, and pasting lists/tasks?
I also think repeating tasks don't require "due dates". It's unnecessary and makes a mess.
There needs to be an ability to create a Master Shopping/To Do List then copy it for separate occasions.
Bob Duke commented
I use the copy & paste on the Web version. But I need to remember to turn off Add New Tasks To Top and Add Starred Tasks To Top before making the copy, otherwise it will create them in reverse order.
I'd suggest that when copying ToDo not follow these rules and have the copies in their original order.
Ruediger Born commented
Yes, copy + paste with full support of included content is really missing.
Rune Bassmann commented
I did not know about copy and paste in Wunderlist but used the share function which allowed me to have some items, a whole list or all lists in a new mail in the default mail program where I copied it into another mail, printed it or mailed it directly.
I wish to have copy and paste and / or share to e-Mail again (Mac and PC).
This is so super important to have... it should be implemented in the desktop app! The browser can handle lists as separate tasks but you have to enter one individually in the desktop app. It's powerful.
The ability to copy tasks, copy sub-tasks or to create task templates are a must!
A Fern commented
I’ve just downloaded To Do onto my desktop Mac, iPhone and iPad, and discovered I can’t duplicate lists. What’s the point of having the apps, if I can only do this on the webversion?
I decided not to use My Day because I don’t want my tasks to disappear at the end of the day. I decided not to use the Recurring feature because it’s too much confusing clutter.
My solution was to make a Today folder, and copy the recurring tasks there-
...but now find I can only copy tasks on the PC, not iphone. It has Move To but not Copy To. Very frustrating.
Michael Erb commented
For the love of God why is this not a standard feature in all platforms of this app. I too have template lists that I create new lists from all the time. Make it happen in OSX please!
Daniel La Point commented
A new update came out for the Mac desktop. Still no List or Task Duplicate. There is a feature to make a list from a task though...?
Does anyone know of other software that does what we're hoping for?
Further to this, also need to be able to copy & paste Steps in Tasks to other Tasks/Lists/or outside apps
Workaround on OSX:
1) Select to print list
2) In dialog to print, in the bottom right is a PDF drop down
3) Select "Open In Preview"
4) Select the list and copy from Preview
It is annoying that a standard UX behavior is not supported. It's more annoying that you got rid of a perfectly good application, Wunderlist, and decided to replace it with one that does not support this standard UX behavior. You should have left Wunderlist functioning until To Do was fully functional.
I don't seem to be able to do this on ios or osx, would be a great feature please.
Please add duplicate lists to mac and android apps!! It's annoying you can only do this on the web version.
Saleh Marafi commented
Please make it available on Make
wow, what a step backward. no copy paste... that wunderlist had. unbelievable.
Lawrence Liu commented
1. Sign in to the Windows Outlook desktop app with the same Microsoft account that you use with Microsoft To Do.
2. Switch to the folder list view by selecting CTRL+6, then expand the folder "Tasks". You should see your tasks folder now as well.
3. Right-click on the task you want to copy, then select the option "Copy".
4. Ctrl+v to paste the copied task.
Wunderlist allowed you to copy by dragging item while holding down the Alt (or some other) keyboard key. Where did this go?
Copy and Paste in To Do would simplify work; may be there are template, too. And several persons the task is assigned to.