Microsoft has rolled out a pair of updates for its popular task management app, Microsoft To Do. Specifically, the service is receiving a bump on Apple’s iOS devices and Microsoft’s own Windows 10 platform.
Leading the new features across both platforms is Smart List, which allows users to see tasks grouped in a list. Microsoft says the tool is one of the most frequently requested on the app. Don’t worry Android fans, the feature arrived on Microsoft To-Do for Android on Monday.
Smart List also allows users to completed tasks, which are also grouped together more efficiently. Both features of Smart List can be activated through the app settings.
Microsoft has also moved completed tasks to the bottom of the screen, meaning they no longer mix with non-completed work.
Windows 10 Changelog
- Want to have an overview of all your tasks? Introducing the All smart list, one of your top requested features. You’ll now see all your tasks grouped by list.
- We didn’t just stop at the All smart list, we now also have the Completed smart list so you can also see all the tasks you’ve checked off. Enable both in settings.
- If you weren’t a fan of your completed tasks mixing with the uncompleted ones, then you’ll be glad to hear that we’ve moved your completed tasks to the bottom. Now you have easy access to the completed tasks without them getting in the way of your productivity.
- Did you notice that if you right-clicked on a task we would suddenly scroll you up to the top of the list? That wasn’t a new feature, just a bug. We’ve fixed it now.
- You might have noticed that new tasks didn’t respect your top of the list settings in the Tasks list when you added them from a different smart list. They’ll now pay a bit more attention to your settings.
- We made some accessibility announcement improvements on the last updated status in notes.
Apple iOS Update
- Coming from Wunderlist? We’ve made some improvements to our importer.
- We fixed a crash that happened when you sorted a list while the app was syncing.
- We made some accessibility improvements: VoiceOver now announces the change of state for the user consent button, and also announces the current calendar date when setting a custom reminder date.