Microsoft has issued yet another update for its To-Do task management application. In recent months, the features for the service has been coming arriving at a regular pace. While the latest Microsoft To-Do update comes with some interesting new abilities, it is a change to an existing feature that is noteworthy.

Back in October, Microsoft To-Do gained a new smart list called Planned. With this list, users can collect and organize tasks for up to five days. The To-Do app automatically generates content in the Planned list, choosing items it believes are most important.

While we like the feature, not all users need it. Microsoft says with the latest release of To-Do for Windows 10, there is now a settings option to hide the Planned list from the side bar. It is a small tweak for sure, but ideal for users when they are not using the Planned feature.

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Elsewhere, there other additions to Microsoft To-Do Smart Planned List through its latest update.

  • 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 organized? 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.

To-Do Evolution

Microsoft To-Do has been enjoying a flurry of new features this year, as Microsoft continues to transition Wunderlist into the service. To-Do started as Project Cheshire and because a replacement for Wunderlist, the company Microsoft acquired in 2015 and later shuttered.

Bringing Wunderlist’s features To-Do is an ongoing and lengthy process. The company has stressed the difficulty of transitioning Wunderlist into To-Do.

Either way, in recent months, To-Do has gained some interesting features. Microsoft has added this year are Hashtag support, recurring tasks on iOS to Shared Lists and a Star Rating system.

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