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
HI. I would like the ability to add an email to an existing Card or create a new Card. Sometimes I get additional information or documents that I want to add to an existing task.
I noticed that the "Integration with outlook tasks" idea that has accumulated 8,539 votes recently had an update from the admins that said "We’ve pivoted our work here to focus on our integration with ToDo, rather than an Outlook Add-in."
Does this pivot to ToDo also mean that the Convert to Planner Task from Outlook feature is also being abandoned?
This is the core feature that I (and obviously many others) need to put Planner into our workflows. I find it odd that Trello, which is not made by Microsoft, has tighter integration with Outlook than Planner which is made by Microsoft.
Please provide feedback on the future of this proposed feature if possible.
Needs to include sender, and also include all attachments.
Any idea for release to customer? Including Outlook Windows, Mac, Web?
category must be also a parameter to pass to the creation of the task
Need the ability to add email attachments as attachments in the task.
As more and more business are using Mac, please also immediately program it also for Outlook for Mac.
What is the status?
This has been scheduled since May - when exactly will this be launched?
Evernote can do that, wunderlist can do that, omnifocus can do that, a lot of apps can do that, but not the little Microsoft :=)
Sending a email to planner for creating a task... WITH the attached docs.
It would be so kind...
We want a “Convert To Task” button not only in outlook but all over in Office 365. From one note to convert the note into task, from a teams discussion, from one drive document, from groups conversation, from meeting calendar event etc.
Joakim Wasseng commented
Sounds great, thanks. But if you had an e-mail for the plan, other apps than Outlook could also add tasks by sending an e-mail to the plan. You then could use all sorts of automation processes to create tasks.
Jose Diaz commented
This is GREAT GREAT NEWS!!! thank you. Much appreciated add-in.
Pierre Trudel commented
Flow is not the solution. I don't want to flag message so that they end up in planner. I want to be able to create a task in the planner board and budcket I choose while reading my mail. And I want it to work from OWA. Either planner is an integrated tool in the O365 suite or it is a fluke that will go away. BTW plenty of solution with Gmail and Trello working perfectly now.
Would have to agree - a button in outlook would be simplest way to support all user requirements - flow is something too much for common denominator users - ie my dads level.
Just give us a Planner button in MS Outlook please!
We should be able to Create a planner task using a sent or received email. It would save a lot of time currently spent duplicating documentation that's already in the email just to manually create a planner task.
Instead of converting a mail to a task I would like to be able to flag an email with a task like it works with categories. A dropdown in Outlook with all the Plans/Tasks so we can easily mark a mail for being relevant to one or more Plans or Tasks would be great.
In Planner we should be able to open a window with the flagged mails for the active Plan or Task.
There is a possiblity to make a Flow solution, it's more tedious I have one that works.
* Flag mail
* Create task in planner
* convert html to text
* Insert text in description
Still lacking ability to add attachments in Flow, also making a flow for each planner is not good.
You could potentially use other ways of marking mail, move to folder or similar, but it's not user friendly at all.
The need for a button is important for end users, it should be a planner style box that opens with all the normal options. A simple layover that shows your plans and you chose one.
- Header -> Description
- Content -> Converted to text in description
- Attachemnts -> Attachments
As well as a checkbox for each to add or not.
Design should be planners current one, only step between is to choose plan first (if you have more than one), or even give possiblity to create new planner (although this can cause some other problems due to people not understanding groups).
This feature is indeed essential.
The Flow doesn't really work because I would want the option to have the flagged email be a checklist within a task rather than a whole new task. Right now, the Flow only allows you to create it as a Task in a Bucket. But I want a List Item in a Task.
Ultimately, for the original request, we should be able to convert to either as well, to accommodate the different ways people use tasks.