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
The proposal of using Flow does not work as expected. The best possibility using flow is make a task using email subject, but the email's content will be not part of the task. Emails use to have all information that will be needed in task.
Mike G commented
this would be a huge help. The flow option doesn't work because of the way it renders the body of the email. It is just a huge garbled mess.
The task should be labled with the Subject of the email. The description should contain the body of the message as it appears in Outlook. Any files attached to the email would be added as attachments to the task.
that's true, most of my tasks come via e-mail. It would be really nice if you could add a task to a planner from Outlook. Maybe with quick steps in outlook, of add in?
Simply put, Flow costs extra after a certain point. An embedded feature is much more user friendly and cost effective.
Brian Reese commented
Hey Planner Team Admin!
Following up on your note about being to do use Flow to integrate email to Planner. Can you make it so planner will render the html to display the contents of the email properly and not just an html output? That would make that option work a whole lot better and actually usable!
I want to drag and drop like I can in outlook for an email to either Calendar or Task. Otherwise, I have to copy/paste to use it...
Neal Thomas commented
http://www.apps4.pro/planner-outlook-integration.aspx figured out how to do this. I can't get approval to spend more money for every user in our environment. Please give us a solution that works without having to buy third party products.
agree, its bonkers you can do it for trello....but not for planner!
Henrik Søgaard commented
I guess you can sort of do that using Flow, by flagging and E-mail and then let Flow create the task in Planner
This would make the planner really integrated into outlook - tasks are a bit outdated now we have the planner functionality to organise our to-do lists
LOVE this idea!
It would make life a lot easier!
Luc T commented
Need it for a better integration of office 365.
There's a way to do that, sending to a Trello board and using Flow to import from Trello to Planner. To complex and need a different pathway for each board.
Copying S K:
"Ironically, there is a Trello add on for the Outlook mobile and desktop apps that does this, would be awesome to have similar (or better) capability and integration for Planner."
S K commented
Ironically, there is a Trello add on for the Outlook mobile and desktop apps that does this, would be awesome to have similar (or better) capability and integration for Planner.
Please do it as soon as possible!
André Ribeiro commented
This should be standard feature out of the box. Please do not allow some other company to make money out of this essential use case.
David Trounce commented
http://apps4.pro/planner-outlook-integration.aspx has an Outlook add-in that does this. $1/month.
Alon Ekelund commented
Using iPlanner Pro and Add-in to Outlook you will be able to create a task based on an email. You will have the same options directly from your mail as you have from the online Planner. Actually you will have more options. You will even be able to save the task as a calendar entry both in you calendar and the group calendar. https://store.office.com/en-001/app.aspx?assetid=WA104380464
This is hugely why we've been using Trello. The email to board function is a must for us to consider moving over to Planner.