What you need to know

  • Microsoft To-Do on Mac now integrates with Microsoft Planner.
  • You can change details of a task in Microsoft To-Do and have them appear in Microsoft Planner.
  • The integration also works on other platforms.

Microsoft To-Do for Mac now integrates with Microsoft Planner (via OnMSFT). The integration allows you to create tasks in Planner and have them show up within a special "Assigned to Me" section inside Microsoft To-Do.

The integration between the services goes beyond syncing details. If you look at a task in Microsoft To-Do and need to see more details such as comments and file attachments you can select "Open in Planner" to jump into Microsoft Planner. You can read more about the integration on Microsoft To-Do's support page.

Tasks created in Microsoft Planner can also show up in other sections of Microsoft To-Do if you'd like. For example, if a task has a due date, it will show up in the "Planned" list.

Microsoft Planner is a service built for visualizing organization. You can create boards, categorize tasks, and assign tasks to people. Planner is available on iOS and Android. It requires an eligible Office 365 work or school subscription and does not work with Office 365 personal accounts.

Microsoft To-Do is free for Macs and all other platforms.

In addition to this new integration, the beta version of Microsoft To-Do for Android now supports assigning tasks in shared lists.

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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