Microsoft To-Do for Android now lets you add tags to your tasks

Microsoft To Do on Android
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Microsoft To-Do is taking a little inspiration from Twitter (and countless other services) with its latest update on Android. Among a few other general improvements, To-Do for Android will now let you add hashtags to your tasks.

Hashtags can be added to the notes for a task, as well as in the name of the task itself. Once you've saved it, the hashtag will be highlighted and underlined to indicate that you can tap it for more information. Tapping the tag will then take you to another page where you can see all of the notes and tasks that share that hashtag. For example, you could categorize all of your cleaning tasks with "#cleaning" and tap the tag to see all of them in one place.

If you're a heavy To-Do user with a lot of tasks and notes, hashtags could be a handy way to organize them into categories for access later, even after they've been completed.

Aside from tags, this update also packs in a slight UI tweak for Detail View for tasks, as well as some smaller fixes. Here's a look at all of what's new:

  • New: Love using #tags? In Microsoft To-Do for Android, you can also now use them inside of your notes!
  • Improved: We've made it easier for you to know which task you're adding a reminder or recurring due date to in the Detail View thanks to new bolder task titles.
  • And finally, we've packed in a bunch more smaller fixes for you too!

If you want to check out all of what's new, you can pick up these features with the latest Microsoft To-Do update on Google Play.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Even how many years down the track now..Wunderlist is still better. These guys almost seem to be ignoring the long standing most requested features (shared lists, dark theme, sub-folders) for tiny little additions most didn't ask for. Like Brad Sams has recently said, development of this thing is Snail's pace. 
  • How many years down the track? To-Do hasn't been out for even a year. It was unveiled last April. Wtf?
  • Lol. I don't know if this is just because I'm technically in the beta but I can do subtasks now
  • How can you sign up for beta?
  • Keep in mind that it gets developed from two ends. The tasks you create are actually Tasks in Outlook, which involve another team. So, sometimes something you may think is a super simple thing is actually ridiculously complicated and may not even be something in their ability to do themselves and requires a different team to implement (ie: sharing).
  • I just wish you didn't need internet access to actually use Microsoft To-Do. Sometimes I'm out of the country without wifi and I can't even open the app.
  • MeisterTask and Wunderlist allow you to view and edit offline.
  • Dunno if its because I'm on beta, but I was just able to add/modify tasks with airplane mode turned on. So, not sure if it's been added to the regular version (not sure the last time you tried), but if it isn't, i guess it'll be coming soon?
  • How do you sign up for beta?
  • Microsoft. 950 how to volte update
  • I really don't know why they had to create an entirely new app instead of building on Wunderlist. The fact that Wunderlist is perfectly tied in to Cortana, Outlook and MS Launcher is just the icing on the cake.
  • Agreed
  • Dan - It looks like they have a PWA version too now: