New features come to Microsoft To Do

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We’ve been a little quiet on the blog recently, because we’ve been hard at work delivering updates for you. We thought we’d take some time to let you know all that we’ve been up to. Let’s start with our brand-new smart lists rolling out this week. 


See all your tasks in one view 

One of your top-requested features is here - we now have both All and Completed smart lists. Head to your settings to turn them on. Once you do, you’ll notice that it’s not just one long list of tasks – instead, you can see them divided by list. If you’re only interested in your work-based tasks, you can close all the other sections to concentrate on your relevant lists.  

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Doing your performance review and want to see everything you accomplished recently? Head to the Completed smart list and you’ll have an overview of everything you’ve checked off, again divided by list. 

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Updated Today and Week view 

One of our most exciting new updates is rolling out now, starting with Android this week and coming soon to other platforms. We’ll now give you a Today, Tomorrow, and Week view in your Planned list. Our lives are complicated. We have work, home, that side project, and much, much more. It’s not always useful to see one long list of tasks, without any context. Now you can group by list, so you can see everything due today from each different list. If you don’t want to see your home tasks while you’re at work, then you can close that section, and reopen it when you get back home. We hope you love the new look as much as we do. 


See your notifications on the iOS app badge 

If you like to have that little red number on your app icon to remind you that there’s a task to accomplish, then you’ll be happy to learn that we now have three options for the app badge – tasks that have been added to My Day and not completed, all tasks that are due and overdue, and turned off for those who prefer not to be reminded. 


Print your lists 

From this week, printing is now available on all platforms. So, if you prefer taking a paper list to the grocery store or keeping a physical copy next to you while you work, now you can. Want to email a copy to someone? Save it as a PDF and add it as an attachment. You can print a list by clicking on the three dots next to the list’s name and selecting Print list. 

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Change how you add your tasks 

Our original idea with To Do was to replicate pen and paper, where you keep adding new ideas to the bottom of the list. We heard from some of you that this was frustrating when you had a long list and that you wanted the option to have your new items appear at the top. Now you can decide which option suits you best. Head over to settings, where you can decide whether you want to add a new task to the top or to the bottom of your list – and whether you want starred tasks to stay where they are or move to the top. 


See your completed tasks more easily 

Finally, we haven’t just given you a Completed smart list, we’ve also made it a lot easier to look at your completed tasks within your lists. You told us that you didn’t like to see your completed and uncompleted tasks mixed together and that hiding them took too many steps. We listened, and now you’ll find all your completed tasks at the bottom. So, if you like to mark your checked-off grocery items as incomplete for your next shopping trip, it’s now a lot easier to access them.  


That’s it from us, thanks for all the feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you’d like to see from To Do. We can’t wait to hear what you think of the latest updates in the comments below or over on Twitter and Facebook 

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