Yey! Microsoft finally did it. They’ve added a Create a Task command to their Outlook iOS App. This is a critical app feature I like to see in all apps that my 1MTD and MYN readers use.
To get to it, open an email. Then:
1: Click the three dot menu as shown below, and then
2: Tap Create a Task in the drop down menu (also shown below).
Then tap return (after editing the task name if you wish).
This creates a task in the Microsoft To Do task list linked to this Exchange account. And it should show up in the Desktop Outlook task list for that account, too.
In the new task in To Do,
the entire message body of the email is copied into the notes field of , a link to the original emails is copied into the task.
My pleasure with this new feature is only tempered by two questions:
- Why did it take so long for Microsoft to add this feature?
- When are they going to add the ability to assign and see Categories in the Outlook mobile app?
I haven’t checked the Android Outlook app to see if this feature was added there too. Let me know if you see it.