Jun 28 2020 03:23 AM
Jun 28 2020 03:23 AM
Great news that categories in Outlook are now mirrored in To Do (at least in the browser version for now https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=63231).
Now: is there a way I can see my tasks filtered by category in To Do?
Jan 22 2021 10:58 AM
I appreciate this is a few months old but I had the same question. The closest I have got to this is to do the following:
- Go the Outlook Desktop App
- Go the My Tasks tab
- Select To Do List
- Change the settings to group by category
(Home Ribbon --> Current View-->Simple List --> Right Click --> View Settings --> Group By --> Categories)
It's a work around - a bit clunky as I can't find this on the browser version of Outlook or To Do
Jan 23 2021 05:44 AM
Thank you @NadiyaK. That's a good workaround to see the tasks sorted by category in Outlook. As To Do is my Task-Manager Application across platforms I would still like to see this within To Do.
Just found this: some information on how to add categories in To Do (and on how this will affect Tasks created from flagged Emails): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-steps-importance-notes-tags-and-categories-to-your-ta...
Apr 22 2021 07:32 AM
Jun 02 2021 04:38 PM
After a few tries, i've found another workaround. I've an Outlook 2019 version and u can still force an Categories View.
1. Set View Group by Categories in ur Inbox
2. Then go to Task view and go to Categories and Edit or Add Categories like what u want.
3. Then Create a "Pseudo" Task in an Category ( this is neccesary to show off the category).
do this for every Category which u need.
4. Set Task View in ur Inbox
Now ur Screen in ur Inbox should look sth. like this
Now if u want to Assign a Category on an Email, u have to Flag ur Email first.
Then the email should appear on the right as unassigned task.
Now u have to go only once in the task view and then u can go back to ur inbox this is neccessary to move the mail to an other category otherwise it comes an error that the mail is modified and u cant do that. .
Now u can drag and drop ur mail in ur category which u want.
And when ur Task is over u can drag the Mail for example in an Category like Done
It not perfect, cause u have to drag and drop ur mails in ur inbox for change the category, but i think its quite okay i u want to still work with categories