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  1. Macros in Outlook

    I would love to have the ability to create macros in Outlook for Mac. For instance, to create a macro that will allow me to schedule a Skype meeting using my own meeting id.

    6 votes
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  2. allow sub tasks within a task

    allow sub tasks within a task

    1 vote
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  3. tasks sync across office applications -outlook, planner, onenote

    It seems crazy that a task on OneNote doesn't sync to outlook and/or planner - surely we can have one list of tasks across all office applications

    17 votes
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  4. add dragging emails into tasks for outlook mac 2016

    in my company we had lotus notes. we had a great way of adding to tasks emails. especially the guys following the GTD way of organizing tasks. now we passed to outlook 16 for mac and it looks impossible to drag an email into a task and it makes my job much more difficult. is there a way around?

    9 votes
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  5. Please allow mac user to assign tasks on outlook, it is a huge inconvenience for those of us who have to work on outlook on a mac

    Please allow mac user to assign tasks on outlook, it is a huge inconvenience for those of us who have to work on outlook on a mac

    48 votes
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  6. Assign Tasks

    Need the ability to assign tasks to others

    60 votes
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  7. Add a Project Management Feature

    Create Add Project (similar to a task) that users can create/add tasks to.... either "User defined" tasks or "emails" flagged as tasks.
    I suspect there are a lot of users who would pay for this addition.
    Collaboration feature would be great. Like combining MS Teams with Outlook

    3 votes
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  8. Switching Identities in Outlook 2016 mac

    Can we please have access to the separate identities in Outlook, the same way Entourage used to? At start up you had a small menu giving the choice which identity you wanted to see. Then if you wished to change identities again, there was a 'switch identity' button under the 'file' menu that brought up the same small menu.

    Having to go through the outlook profile manager to reset the outlook default identity every time is very inconvenient!

    4 votes
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  9. collaborative tasks

    I am quite puzzled that it seems to be impossible at Outlook for Mac (v 15.41) to collaborate on tasks or even only display tasks sent from other Outlook users (using the PC version).

    3 votes
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  10. after updating task it moves to next

    In the task list, when I update a category or followup date, it automatically moves it to the next task. I don't want it to move forward until I'm done updating multiple items on the task. I keep having to click back on the task.

    3 votes
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  11. Ability to Group Tasks like in the Windows version. Currently all you can do is sort by a field.

    Just need to be able to group, expand/collapse the tasks list like you can in the Windows version. As soon as you get past a screen full you can't manage the list properly.

    23 votes
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  12. Bring Task Details tab to tasks in Outlook for Mac

    Feature already exists for the Windows Outlook client. Frustrating for those of us who use both operating systems in the course of our business day to have some features available to us only on a given OS.

    7 votes
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  13. Fix recurring tasks bug

    Recently I have encountered a problem with recurring tasks.
    Asked I complete the task one day and it re-sets for the next occurrence the due date and reminder date won't be the same. For some reason the reminder date seems to jump to a different date and not correspond with the due date.
    EG. I have a recurring task every day of the week. I mark it done on Monday but then the dates will jump to say Thursday and it would be missed on the other days yet the setup is to happen every day? It's extremely annoying as…

    7 votes
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  14. Default reminder for tasks

    When creating a task, have an option where it will always have a reminder/alert associated with it.

    4 votes
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  15. Attachment support for calendar and tasks

    Add attachment support for calendar items and tasks. Also it should be possible to easily create a new task or calendar item with an email as attachment.

    31 votes
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  16. add "percentage complete" to Outlook for Mac Tasks as per Windows Outlook 2013

    As with Outlook 2013 the Task object to include “% Complete” followed by a spin box with the default value of 0%. This can be edited to any value we find useful
    This field is then available within Column Chooser when viewing tasks and is available for sorting and grouping.

    For me I group by completion and then sort within the group. It has been a great help in managing my task lists. ATM I have a small Windows notebook with Outlook open for my task lists at the office sitting alongside my iMac as we are an Apple house…

    3 votes
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  17. Support for Google Tasks

    Add support for Tasks when using Gmail/Google Apps

    10 votes
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  18. Add the ability to copy the task list for pasting in another program

    In Outlook for Windows, you can select multiple Tasks in the Task List, click Copy, then paste the list into another tool (e.g. Excel). Doing this is really handy for quickly generating a list of tasks to save or send elsewhere.

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  19. Add Subtasks!!!

    Ability to add subtasks nested under each parent task, that can be shown or hidden, and individually completed/checked.

    9 votes
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  20. Fix the tasks issue when dragged from the calendar.

    Fix the issue when I drag a calendar item to the tasks and the task itself doesn't display correctly. It is shifted to the side and unreadable.

    4 votes
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