Make a task list


Tasklist displays a list of your Outlook tasks in a tree view.  Each item in the tree view is called a node.  Each node is linked to an Outlook task. A top-level node is called a root node, or a root task.  You can organize your task list to suit your needs. 


When you first install the app, it will display a blank task list.   To create a top-level task, right-click on the empty task list, and select "New root task" from the pop-up menu.




 This will give you a dialog box to add the task. 




In the dialog box, type the description of a root task.  For example, your first root task might be "Household." Tasklist gives the task a task number, which is one more than the highest existing task number.  If you want a different task number (for example, if you have a numbered filing system), enter it in the dialog box, and click "OK."


This will create an Outlook task, and add a link to the Outlook task in your task list.  You will see the description of the Outlook task and the task number in the panel above your task list.


Another way to add a root task is to make a new task in Outlook.  Tasklist will add a link to the new Outlook task as a root task.  You can drag it on to another task to make it a child of the target task.


To add a child task, right-click on a task, and select New child task:




In the dialog box, enter the name of a second-level task (for example, "Maintenance").  Enter a task number if you like, and click "OK."  The app will create a new Outlook task, and add a link to it in your task list as a child of the root task.  


Right-click on the second-level task and select New child task.   A link to the new Outlook task will appear in your task list as a child of Project 1.  In this way you can create a tree view of your Outlook tasks to any level of complexity.