Tasks, To-Do & Planner... please fix them and unify them (aka make your mind)
We're getting ready to move from GSuite and one of the things that we use a lot is tasks. Specially creating tasks from email. Here in Office 365 is all messed up. Let me explain:
If I flag an email it generates an Outlook task but it does not appear in To-Do.
In Outlook desktop if I drag email and drop it over tasks icon, it generates a task that appears in To-Do, but the content of the email gets messed up and embedded pictures disappear.
-So far, there is no way to drag and drop in OWA since there's no side panel so I could not test that.
-Tasks are not embedded in Outlook. Having to leave mail window to manage tasks makes it less productive.
-New Outlook interface even opens tasks in a new tab. Is it going to be the final behabiour when released? For the love of ..., that's so counter productive (unless there's a side panel also)
-Planner is not linked to To-Do so I have to manage two apps in order to know my tasks for the day. Is that correct?
Am I missing something or are these just bugs?
Why can we add Mails to Tasks ? This is possible even in free Gmail ! Why Microsoft invests heavily and focuses on UI and Design... where they Should focus in Logic and better productive ideas.
In full fat apps I can drag an email from Outlook into Tasks and essentially attach a .msg file
In web I can drag a conversation to the task sidebar and create a task based on that conversation.
What I cannot do is add a conversation to a task or planner while using web tools. If I could get a URL to the actual email then I could embed that in the tasks, planner and others to go back to the conversation stream. Would be really useful when multiple conversations feed into a single task.
The new 'My Day' option in Outlook is fantastic! Loving it alot so far. But the Tasks section is severely crippled for me without having access to To-Do's 'My Day' list. That's my go-to for everything I do in a given day. I'm lost without it!
Sunil Nair commented
If we could add the Task of the eMail and My day to Planner - Say "MYPlanner" for that any pending Task can be transferred to "MY Planner" or they integrate to a Planner called "MY Planner" since this is my specific plan.