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Microsoft To-Do for Windows 10 picks up new sorting options for smart lists

A small, handy update is now rolling out to Microsoft To-Do for Windows 10, bringing with it some new sorting options for your smart lists. In the update, you'll find new options to hide empty smart lists, theme colors for your "Planned" smart list, and other, more minor tweaks.

Of course, this update also brings the usual smattering of general performance improvements. Here's a full look at what's new in Microsoft To-Do:

  • If you found that your Planned smart list seemed a bit out of sorts, we apologize for the confusion. We've got it all, well, sorted with this update.
  • Use theme colors to keep your lists organised? Then you'll be happy to know that you can now add themes to your Planned smart list.
  • We've also added the option to automatically hide your empty smart lists, so you won't see an empty Planned or Important list in the sidebar.
  • Likewise, your smart lists can be hidden from the context menu.
  • We've also continued to improve our performance and sync.

Each of these tweaks can be found in Microsoft To-Do version 1.43.13131.0, available now via the Microsoft Store.

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  • Not available in UK yet
  • I find it funny how this app was let to rot more than a year when it initially launched. Now it's almost competing with Unigram at which is the most updated app in the Store (besides Mail that is)
  • Just starting to use this app. Really getting to like it.
  • I'm nowhere near that version number. Strange. Maybe because I'm traveling from the USA to Central America?
  • Release ring
  • I like MS to-do. Pity MS is so far behind in integrating their apps in general to Google Assistant, Alexa and even Cortana. That would be obvious features in any great to-do app.
  • This is nice, but I would like to sort on two dimensions like in Outlook. Sorting on one dimension alone isn't all that useful.