Microsoft To-Do Quick Start

Currently available in Preview, Microsoft To-Do is a simple cross-platform to-do list that lets you manage all your to-dos in one place. You can keep track of your daily to-dos in My Day and create any number of additional lists to organize your Work, Groceries, Projects, Places to Visit, Movies to Watch - you get the idea!

  • Plan your day - add to-dos from our Suggestions or enter new to-dos in My Day.

  • Set due dates and reminder times for each to-do to keep everything on track.

  • Add notes within each to-do's detail view.

  • Automatically sync your to-dos to Outlook tasks.

  • Access your lists and to-dos from anywhere. With our iPhone®, Android™, and Windows 10 web apps, you can log in to your account on all your devices.

To-do screen

Microsoft To-Do is free to use and is available for iPhone®, Android™, Windows 10, and the web. Simply sign in to Microsoft To-Do with your work or school account.

Create a list

  • Tap or click + New List.

    This creates a list with the name Untitled List. To rename it, select it and type a new name.

Create a to-do

  • Select + Add a to-do, type the to-do, and press Enter.

    Your new to-do is added to the bottom of your list.

Add New list or Add a to-do

Create a due date

  1. Select a to-do.

  2. Select Add due date and choose a due date:

    Today, Tomorrow, Next Week, or Pick a date

Due date

Create a reminder

  1. Select a to-do.

  2. Select Add reminder and choose a reminder:

    Later today, Tomorrow, Next Week, or Pick a date and time


Set a due date to repeat

  1. Select a to-do.

  2. Select Add due date and choose the first due date.

  3. Select Repeat and choose when to repeat:

    Daily, Weekdays, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, or Custom


Use To-Do to plan your day, and automatically sync your to-dos with Outlook.

Plan your day with My Day and Suggestions

With Suggestions and My Day, it's easier than ever to focus on your most important to-dos. When you first open To-Do each day, you'll see a fresh My Day. Here, you can enter the to-dos you’d like to focus on for the day. After using Microsoft To-Do for at least one day, you’ll also be add to-dos from our Suggestions.

To plan your day using Suggestions:

  1. Select the lightbulb in the top right.

  2. Review the most important suggested to-dos, and select + to add them to My Day.

    You can also enter new to-dos directly in to My Day.

All of the to-dos entered in My Day will also be saved in your To-Do list. If you're not able to complete all of your to-dos in My Day, no worries! To-Do keeps track of them and suggests them to you tomorrow. To-Do also tracks upcoming due dates and includes them in Suggestions.

Sync your to-dos to Outlook tasks

To view your to-dos on your Outlook desktop client, or on, simply use the same Microsoft Account to log in to both Microsoft To-Do and Outlook.

All to-dos are stored on Exchange Online services, so they'll show in both Microsoft To-Do and Outlook automatically.

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