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Add To Do Bar in Mail View

Please can we have a To Do bar in the mail view of Outlook for Mac 2016, pretty useful for Business users

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      • Nitish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Switched from windows to mac. Feeling annoyed this already due to this missing feature :(

      • k Justus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not just in the Mail View, but bring it back in All views. Outlook use to be far more than an email program, it was a time management program. The ability to see Time commitments (calendar) and activity commitments (Tasks) on the same screen is KEY to managing your time. The TODO bar panel on the Calendar view is Perfect for this. It was hobbled back in 2003 when "Active Tasks for selected days" was removed as a feature, but with filters can be made to focus again.

      • Pam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, please....PLEASE!! I am a new Mac user, forced to switch by my employer. I really miss this feature from my PC.

      • Ameya commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Everyone, lets vote for this idea. That is the only way to get some attention to this feature idea.

        Comments are only helping share our sorrow.
        We need to vote and give this a flag for management to see.
        LET'S VOTE!!

      • Jared Scarbrough commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is mission critical, especially since there seems to be no way to include Outlook calendar events in the Notifications window. It's a PITA to have to open the calendar 20 times every day to see what's upcoming.

      • Todd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just switched from PC to Mac and discovered this feature is not available... PLEASE ADD!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes!! The task bar and small monthly calendar on the mail view are absolutely critical for my efficiency. Very important- PLEASE ADD!

      • Murli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can use the split view in Mac to have mail on one side and Tasks/Calendar on the other.

        It is sub-optimal as the task view takes a lot of screen space and reduces the available space for mail

      • M Reed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on, you had this in the 2011 version. So for 2016, you ditch it for Mac and keep it for PC. That's makes no sense, for such a necessary feature.

      • kaizdos@gmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was most disappointed when I worked out this feature isnt available. I love my tasks in outlook but without it and then also without being able to group tasks by category it is almost making me find another application to manage my tasks. So clunky in Outlook Mac compared to PC. Please help and just change the views! Please.

      • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is absolutely necessary. All versions of Outllook for Windows have this feature. it should not be that difficult to implement.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Until recently, you could have two "Main Windows" open (File > New > Main Window) and make one window be Mail and the other Calendar, but the last couple of versions on the "Slow" development track have broken this. The second window will open, but you lose function and/or display information.

      • Ben Johnson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Allow a user to create a custom View that can draw information from multiple Outlook features, such as Mail, Calendar and Tasks, for example, in a single window. I would find it useful on my main window, which is always Mail, to also have a small section of the window that shows me my Meetings/Apppointments for the day so that I don't need to switch views. I believe Outlook for Windows had (or still has?) a similar feature, or at least allowed you to set up a separate sidebar with Calendar/Task items on your Mail window.

      • Neil Merton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi there, I think what will be useful is (when in Mail view) a user hovers over the calendar icon in the shortcuts area (Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes) they are shown an agenda of what's coming up next (configurable to x days)

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