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Microsoft To Do for Android now shows more data on its widget

Microsoft To Do on Android
Microsoft To Do on Android (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft To Do's widget on Android now shows more data.
  • The widget can display due dates, which list an item belongs to, and if an item is within the My Day section.
  • Microsoft To Do also gained an icon for dark mode.

Microsoft To Do has a richer widget and a new icon for dark mode users thanks to a recent update (via MSPU). The update allows Microsoft To Do's widget to display more metadata. As a result, people can see an item's due date, which list an item belongs to, and if an item has been added to the My Day section of the app.

Microsoft To Do's new icon looks similar to the app's lighter icon. The biggest change is that it swaps out white for black. Both icons are still available, but the new icon looks good on devices in dark mode.

The app's listing (opens in new tab) on the Google Play Store details the complete changelog:

We'll now show you more metadata in the widget, so you can see the due date, which list it belongs to and whether you've added it to My Day.We've changed the colors for the icons when you're in dark mode.We made a lot of accessibility fixes and small improvements.

The update is now generally available for Android devices.

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Sean Endicott
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6 Comments
  • This is great - I'm seeing the changes in the widget now. To Do keeps getting better. I'm glad I switched from Google Tasks (even though eventually they improved).
  • This is all well and good, but I do calendar appointments, not to-do lists. It's long been a mystery why there is still no ability to integrate the Outlook Calendar with To-Do. This should be an obvious feature.
  • "Outlook Calendar ...an obvious feature" I wouldn't call that obvious. I'd call that counter-intuitive, actually. To-do listing is a very personal thing. Everybody does things differently. However, any productivity system I've seen has two type of activities; time bound and not. I've been taught not to mix the two. If there is an appointment, then it should be time bound (to the hour/minute). If it's not an appointment, don't clutter up the calendar. My X used to use her calendar as her todo list. It made my eyes bleed. So to each their own so I wouldn't call it "obvious".
  • If you set a reminder for a to-do item in To Do, it'll show up on your Outlook Calendar. I can see what you mean, but I'd prefer at least the option to keep them separate. My to-dos may have a specific deadline, but when I actually complete the task is a different matter. It's not like project planning. It's looser than that.
  • I'm still waiting for a sync with Outlook's Categories. Hurry up with this pleeeaassseee MS.
  • nice app updates