1. Bert McGaughey's Avatar
    I have recently upgraded to a Lumia 550 running Windows 10 Mobile.

    On Windows Phone 8, Tasks were built into the OS within the Mail app, but now I can't see them in the Outlook Mail or Calendar apps.

    There are some third party apps but they all seem clunky in comparison to the WP8.


    Can Tasks be enabled in W10M?

    If not, when will they be added?

    If never, what is the best app?

    P.S. This is EAS via Office 365.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    12-22-2015 04:31 PM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Tasks don't seem to be supported natively in W10M. There is no announcement (to my knowledge) of this coming in the future.

    I use "Wunderlist" since it syncs well across PCs and device platforms, I can even add other participants - e.g. within a company to assign tasks and monitor progress.

    Of course there are other apps out there. Check all of them out first before committing yourself to one - that's the only way you'll determine which would suit you the most.
    12-22-2015 04:40 PM
  3. Bert McGaughey's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick reply. Is that not a little bonkers, Microsoft not supporting their own product!

    Does Wunderlist support Exchange?
    DavidinCT likes this.
    12-22-2015 04:46 PM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    You're welcome.

    I'm not sure what you mean, but based on the Wunderlist Uservoice, it seems that this feature is still not present. At the very least, you can sync your Wunderlist account with your Outlook Calendar such that your tasks appear there.
    12-23-2015 01:37 AM
  5. Bert McGaughey's Avatar
    Ok, I appreciate it but think we're talking at crossed purposes. As far as I can tell Wunderlist is an isolated list taking app. What I'm looking for is an app which syncs Microsoft Exchange Tasks.
    DavidinCT and gpobernardo like this.
    12-23-2015 03:21 AM
  6. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, if you are on the preview program, there is tons of feedback about Tasks in outlook.

    Windows 10 mobile adds a lot of new stuff, no question but, there are some aspects that it really pulls away from what 8.1 had....this is one of them (other major thing is the Wallet)

    This is a feature I use a lot myself and dispointed. Even in 8.1 it looks like it was put in calandar becuase Microsoft had no place to put it (last min thought).

    I wish they would release a Exchange/email supported tasks app. A external app that connects to exchange so I can monitor tasks with out havig to be in another program to use it...

    Another screw up by Microsoft, the list keeps growing...
    12-23-2015 03:50 PM
  7. Bert McGaughey's Avatar
    That's interesting David, thank you.

    Do you have a link for the preview program you mentioned?

    Is there an official line on the Tasks integration being added? Or is it an element which is being phased out?

    I'm trying to use OneNote but it's far from ideal.
    12-24-2015 01:28 PM
  8. agd87's Avatar
    Has anyone managed to find an app that does sync with Tasks from Outlook Calendar? I've tried Wunderlist but it doesn't sync with my current tasks or add any when I add a task in the app.
    02-07-2016 05:23 AM
  9. Bert McGaughey's Avatar
    No. No apps on the market sync with all the features of Outlook Tasks.

    There are some that sync elements of them but not all of them, for example they only sync the main tasks folder, but no subfolders.

    I gave up.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-07-2016 12:02 PM
  10. agd87's Avatar
    So frustrating. What is the name of the app that can sync the main task folder? That's good enough for me I think.
    02-07-2016 06:06 PM
  11. svenhassel's Avatar
    Has anyone tried Todoist? https://todoist.com/outlook
    03-03-2016 04:44 AM
  12. R0bR's Avatar
    I believe Microsoft will be doing away with the current Exchange Tasks and integrating Wunderlist in the future as it becomes part of the O365 suite. You can already sign into Wunderlist using SSO, I log into it with my corporate account that I use for O365. Although there isn't information out there that says this is the direction MS is going I did see something during a MS presentation for the new O365 Planner that hints at this direction.

    Wunderlist works very well, although it is not integrated you can send emails to your Wunderlist account so they show up as tasks. The Universal App also works well on Windows 10 Desktop and Mobile, I personally find it much better than the Exchange Tasks which haven't changed and always seemed thrown in.
    03-03-2016 04:35 PM
  13. svenhassel's Avatar
    I am using 2day, and it now has an universal app

    However , it only syncs to-dos, not the mail flagged tasks!
    03-19-2016 08:27 PM
  14. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I am using 2day, and it now has an universal app

    However , it only syncs to-dos, not the mail flagged tasks!
    sigh, almost worthless for 1/2 I do....

    Tasks are available in Office 365, why don't they support them natively in Windows 10 Mobile ?
    03-20-2016 10:52 AM
  15. Bert McGaughey's Avatar
    I believe Microsoft will be doing away with the current Exchange Tasks and integrating Wunderlist in the future as it becomes part of the O365 suite.
    Possibly...but considering Office 2016 has only just been released, *and* Outlook 2016 still includes Exchange Tasks *and* it is roughly a three year cycle for Office suite updates - I can't see Wunderlist being integrated with Outlook before 2019.
    04-17-2016 05:47 AM

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