Microsoft To-Do for Windows 10 now lets you mark tasks as 'Important'

After a short period of testing with Insiders, Microsoft is now rolling out the ability to mark To-Do tasks as "Important" to everyone. In an update available now for Microsoft To-Do on Windows 10, you'll now be able to "star" specific tasks, separating them out from others and making it easier to prioritize them.

Following the update, you'll now see a star icon to the right of your tasks. Clicking the icon will mark it as an important task, making it stand out from the others. All tasks marked as important will then be grouped under their own section, accessible from the menu on the left-hand portion of the app.

Another handy, but much smaller, feature tagging along in this update is the ability to see who has added or completed to-dos on a shared list.

Here's a look at the official release notes:

  • Introducing Importance! Now you can star your most important to-dos in each list and sort by Importance. Use the Importance smart list to see all of your starred to-dos in one place.
  • We've also added attributions in shared lists, so you'll be able to see who's added and completed each to-do.

The update is available for everyone as version 1.35.11921.0 and should be up for grabs on the Microsoft Store now.

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  • Erm.... Sorry what? Marking tasks as "important" is a basic feature which should have been there from the get go. 😶
  • In some ways it is - if you use as recommended you move important items to the My Day list. You can even reorder them there depending on importance and "importantly" ;) it keeps this order across devices (unlike Todoist when I tested it last )
  • And they want this to replace Wunderlist? Lol.
  • Are these developers now learning how to code? This app is so slow to get features.
  • Yeah, especially this is something you start to implement when you learn coding. Wunderlist ist still way ahead, e.g. with Cortana integration.
  • 'Do the thing', 'Do the other thing' 😂
  • Nice to see the integration with Outlook Tasks.
    Marking as important in To-Do sets the task's priority to High in Outlook, and vice-versa.
    The Low priority is still missing in To-Do though.