I want a "Convert to Task Planner" button for emails
Most of our tasks come in via email, a simple button to convert it to a planner task would be imperative, otherwise it renders the planner a little bit pointless for us.
As an update, our colleagues in To-Do have delivered the ability to create tasks directly from Outlook.com!
To-Do has rolled out the Tasks Pane for Outlook.com’s Mail & Calendar, and is also the new Tasks for Outlook.com! With Planner’s & To-Do’s integration, we hope that To-Do will become a central hub for all of your personal tasks, and that switching to Planner to collaborate with others is seamless!
Here’s more information on the To-Do’s task experience within Outlook: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/using-microsoft-to-do-with-outlook-com-416865a1-0c4d-4e69-af6f-f98ffce3747c
Summer Thompson commented
The sooner this is implemented the better!
I tried going the Flow route, but it gets really complicated really quickly. I wanted to add any files or attachments to the plan, as we are often sent pictures that are necessary to do the task. Someone even created a Flow walk-through to do this. But I can't get it to work for me. There is NO WAY that I'm going to be able to get my whole department to go through that fight with Flow. BTW, my department IS the IT department, but most of us aren't programmers.
It must include the option to attach the original email to the task as well (or one click to access it). Often the context that is needed is right there in the mail. This is simply replacing what already exists in outlook tasks.
Jamie Bedford commented
When generating a new Task / To-Do from an email, there should be a link back to the original email, or the original email should be attached to the new Task.
Would LOVE this feature in the desktop app.
When this will be available?
Nice idea but I would rather you worked on preventing / recovering deleted tasks instead
We just need a simple solution for business accounts - a creat planner task in outlook email. This is a ‘must have’
Any update on the convert to task for Planner? I understand To-Do has the 'flagged email' integration, but this is for an individual user and can't show in Planner. It's been over a year since this was marked as scheduled.
This would be a really useful feature. It's great that I can create a To Do task for myself from my Outlook Inbox (via Flagged E-Mail) that has a link to the e-mail (I use Outlook web).
Being able to create a planner task as from an e-mail would be great for tasks which come in via e-mail to a single person, but which need to be added to a Groups Planner Board for action.
Yes! This is what Planner needs :-) Very happy to see this finally being implemented.
Edit: upon reading the article you link to, I noticed this is now only available for personal MS accounts. When will this be available for work accounts? Seems like that's the group most in need of this feature.
+1 to Mark Paradis' comment!
Mark Paradis commented
While converting and Email to task is important, I think it is more important to directly tie OneNote into Planner. Onenote is used to gather detail team meeting note, and during that time Task are regularly generated and converting them after the meeting is time consuming and wasteful.
My Dream use case would be:
1. Team Meeting Notes in OneNote
2. Highlight some text in OneNote, right click, Convert to Task Planner
3. Task is created in planner, Task Status icon added next to text in OneNote
4. When status changes in planner the onenote status icon is updated
David Linsley-Hood commented
As discussed below, please include the functionality to convert an email into a planner board task, as per the functionality within Trello
I would appreciate additional ability to add emails and attachments via both ToDo and Planner. Until this functionality is added, Planner is insufficient for the needs of a team working through Asana or Trello.
Allow for reporting on completed tasks by completion date
To "close the circle", this is the most important thing. Like this: https://apps4.pro/convert-email-to-task.aspx
if it converted everything (The message and attachments) it would be an amazing addition.
Perhaps it would be more interesting to add (reverse) integration from to-do to planner.
This is itself looks a benefit and moreover, this way you can lever the existing mail to to-do integration.
To the user , to-do would function as the central hub for personal tasks and planner could be the place where personal tasks get shared into teams.
Mark Alt commented
Great that this has been added. I noticed that the category function was no longer part of To-Do. Any future plans and being able to categorize your tasks / To-do lists?
michael g commented
I propose a linked email instead of email conversion to planner