What you need to know
- Microsoft To-Do beta on Android now supports grouping lists.
- The feature aims to help users stay organized and to reduce clutter.
- The feature doesn't seem available for every user on the beta at this time.
Microsoft To-Do beta on Android received a new update that includes support for grouping lists. Users can group lists together to reduce clutter and keep their lists organized. While the changelog lists this feature, I do not have it on my Android phone even though I'm running the latest version of the beta available to me. There's a chance that it will roll out differently to different users or that my phone is a bit behind.
Microsoft To-Do has had a good year so far, including rolling out to Macs and gaining several new features. The developers behind the app brought over many of the remaining missing features from Wunderlist and integrated Microsoft To-Do with several Microsoft services including Cortana and Microsoft Planner.
Microsoft To-Do syncs your tasks and lists across all of your devices, including devices running Windows 10, iOS, Android, and Mac. It supports file attachments, sharing tasks and lists, and has a clean interface.
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I am waiting for native support for all list names with Alexa. There are decent skills to support Shopping and ToDo lists, but not if you have additional lists.
I've been using OneNote with check boxes up to now for any sort of to do / shopping lists, etc. I just tried To-Do for the first time but was immediately frustrated that there didn't seem to be any way to import a list from other sources (ie., OneNote). Even a simple copy and paste doesn't work - you need to enter each list item separately. True??
You can definitely import from Wunderlist, though that's of limited use. You might have some success with the online To-Do stuff on the website, but if you're putting in a lot of lists, it's not going to be pretty the first time. I personally find it better than OneNote w/ the reminders, shared lists, and such. I can semi-easily show/hide my completed items for things like a grocery list instead of re-entering every time.
Grouping lists is important, but better for me would be the ability to tie hashtags to specific lists. Some of my hashtags are exclusively for one list. Being able to just type the hashtag, then whatever other content in the name of the to-do (including other non-tied hashtags) then I wouldn't have to rearrange my to-dos into lists manually when I enter them into My Day.
Also, there is an awful lot of wasted space between list items making long lists hard to navigate. Is there a condensed mode or something? Sorry, as a first time user willing to give this app a try I'm just not feeling it.
I'm a pretty heavy To-Do user (and I have no plans of changing services) and I can relate to your frustration. For example, it takes many clicks/touches to move a task to the appropriate list (Windows and Android). That's of first-order importance! I hope they streamline the user experience.
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