Duplicate a list in Microsoft To-do

I’m an absolute newbie to Microsoft To-do, but I have already found a very simple feature to be incredibly helpful – Duplicating a list.

I recently abandoned my beloved OneNote lists to embrace Microsoft To-do, hoping for an easier way to manage my day-to-date tasks.

After a bit of a play one of the first things I noticed was that I could create a list, then duplicate that list to reuse the items. I’ve now set up a template for one of my regular tasks, planning training sessions. I can duplicate the list when I am ready to plan and run a session, it gives me all the regular tasks on hand and ready to go.

I created a quick Gif to demonstrate.

It’s very simple:

  1. Create a list
  2. Right click on the list
  3. Select duplicate list
  4. Rename
  5. Use

You could keep template lists for any number of repeatable tasks. Although I could see that this could possible be managed in Planner as well, I think it comes down to complexity, audience and individual preferences. For me To Do seems ideal for this.

To get started with To Do, check out Microsoft’s guide:

I did a bit of a tweet out at the start of my To Do journey. Check out the replies for some tips from To Do pros.

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