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Old 05-10-2011, 06:00 PM
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Default How Important is Tasks Support in Windows Phone 7?

<p>The issue of Tasks is a funny one: people tend to either use them heavily, wish they were disciplined enough to use them heavily, or not care at all about them. The complete lack of Tasks support in Windows Phone 7 causes some people immense frustration, while others could care less. I'm trying to get a handle on how damaging the lack of Tasks support is to the Windows Phone 7 platform, so do me a favour and vote in this survey.</p><p><script charset="utf-8" src="" type="text/javascript"></script></p><noscript> &amp;lt;a href="" mce_href=""&amp;gt;How Important Are Tasks For You?&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;a href="" mce_href=""&amp;gt;Market Research&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt; </noscript>
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:12 PM
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Definitely fall on the "Important" side, especially if we could get some reminders going and upcoming or even overdue tasks displayed somewhere. While I don't think it's necessarily critical to the success of the platform, it would be useful for those of us who want a GTD-type system with notifications on next actions. Short of calendar events, we don't really have much right now.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:08 AM
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Agree with last poster that having tasks for me is somewhat important. I have found apps that can work but I missed the tasks feature. What really was the deal breaker for me though was the missing voice command 6.5 has. I drive too much to not have my phone announce calls and texts so I gave up on WP7 and went back to my old 6.5 which is much more a work phone, even for a retired person, than a toy to play games and music on.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:34 PM
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I was a loyal supporter of PPC & Windows Mobile user for years and migrated to iOS before I went back to WP7 simply because of the Task integration. Unfortunately I bought WP7 phone assuming Task will be a standard for Windows smartphones. Unfortunately I was hugely disappointed.

Task is a very important function for my daily work and the absent of it is something which I deeply missed. So for me, it is critical and I don't want to pay money for it!
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:07 PM
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I really depend on Tasks, so I' va adopted OneNote to replace this very important feature
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:04 PM
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I rarely use tasks. Instead I put deadlines in calendar events. Outlook does a better job of showing calendar events. Tasks get part of a line and a red flag that does nothing to indicate urgency.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:53 PM
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I've used tasks for years and depend on audible reminders appearing on the screen of my device. With WP7 I have to use the calendar and make a task into an appointment in order to get a audible popup reminder. Even with that I can only "snooze" it for 5 minutes which is totally useless. I also started using ToodleDo online and To-Do List on the WP7. They provide a nice listing of tasks but all I get is an email each day listing outstanding tasks. Cute but not even close to the old Windows Mobile tasks with reminders that got me off my ass to complete them or to remind me again in an hour if I was busy.
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