Microsoft To-Do update lets Insiders mark items as 'Important'

Microsoft is rolling out a small, but useful update for its checklist app, To-Do, for Insiders. The update ticks the app up to version number 1.35.1807.6002, and includes the ability to mark your activities as "important" (via Windows Blog Italia)

On your to-do items, you'll now see a star icon to the right of the activity. Clicking the icon will mark it as "important," helping it to stand out from other tasks on your list. All activities you've starred will then be grouped under their own section of important items.

It's a small change, but one that should make it easier to stay on top of the most pressing tasks you have on your list.

The update appears to be rolling out now for Insiders on the Fast and Skip Ahead rings for Windows 10. Presumably, we'll see the same feature roll out to other platforms, as well as the general release version, soon.

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  • I know these are small things, but kudos to MS! It shows that they're awake over there. Nice to see some action on To-Do after quite a while without it.
  • I really wish they would release the Cortana integration. That's really the pivotal feature in waiting on.
  • Let us share lists between accounts and make subtasks. The development of this project is so painfully slow. If Project Cheshire was a kid it would be learning to read by now.
  • Hey QuietNine, we do have subtasks, we just call them Steps. With List Sharing, you can also invite other users to join your list:
    Or, do you mean you'd like to see multi-account support? That is in the works, so I hope you'll stay tuned!
  • I have to say "thank you" Keturah! These were the features I have been waiting for to switch over from Wunderlist. Nice work :)
  • The pace of development has been really impressive the last few months. They clearly finished the backend work that slowed them down at the beginning (and frankly made the project look abandoned for the first year) but since then they've been churning out updated both major and minor at the rate people seem to have expected. I really appreciate the work that's gone into the app and think they should do a blog post (and/or an interview with Windows Central) to discuss the challenges they worked through to get to this point and explain how they are progressing at a more typical pace now with user-facing features.
  • Is one developer working on this part-time? Come n MS! Let's get this app to 2010 at least