Microsoft is bringing a full-fledged To Do app to Outlook for Windows. The app works as a supercharged version of Outlook Tasks, and it was already available on the web, mobile devices, and a dedicated Windows app.
“We’re excited to announce that To Do is rolling out to Outlook for Windows for the Current Channel users (starting with Current Channel version 2207). With this release, you can use the To Do app right from Outlook for Windows to plan your work and commitments effectively and stay focused on the tasks at hand,” the Outlook team explained today.
For those unfamiliar, Microsoft To Do is a new task manager app that replaced Wunderlist, an app that Microsoft acquired and later shut down in 2020. In addition to being cross-platform, Microsoft To Do is more versatile than Outlook Tasks as the app lets users add due dates, subtasks, and share task lists with others. To Do can also highlight flagged emails and assigned tasks from Microsoft Planner, another task management app for Microsoft 365 users.
Microsoft To Do will have its dedicated shortcut alongside the Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks shortcuts in Outlook for Windows. If you use Outlook.com or Outlook on the web, the To Do shortcut is already there in the left navigation bar, though it can be easy to miss. On the web, Microsoft To Do is also available from the “My Day” sidebar which also displays upcoming calendar events right next to your inbox.
Microsoft 365 Current Channel users can access Microsoft To Do in Outlook for Windows by turning on the “Coming Soon” toggle in the app. The Outlook team said that this new To Do integration in Outlook for Windows will roll out to all users gradually.