What you need to know

  • List groups are rolling out to all versions of Microsoft To-Do.
  • The feature allows you to create specific groups such as holiday, work, or anything you'd like.
  • You can archive list groups once you don't want to see them anymore.

Microsoft To-Do now supports list groups. The new feature is rolling out to all platforms. Users can create list groups to separate different types of tasks. Microsoft said that it is one of the most requested features ever for Microsoft To-Do in the blog announcing the feature. In conjunction with list groups, users can archive list groups and create lists using templates.

Like many new features that have come to Microsoft To-Do recently, list groups are intuitive and easily slide into your workflow. The feature allows you to create specific lists for tasks such as a vacation list or a shopping list. This makes it easy to separate different types of tasks. For example, in my house, we have a weekly to-do list for chores and cleanup, but we also use Microsoft To-Do for DIY projects. List groups allow me to keep mowing the lawn separate from sanding skirting boards to prepare for painting. These lists can still stay in a "home" category instead of requiring a separate category.

You can also archive lists once you're done to clean up your tasks without deleting an entire category. Additionally, users can use templates to create new lists of tasks.

Microsoft To-Do

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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