Free Task Manager App For Windows 8/8.1: To-Do Prime

To-Do Prime is a free Task Manager app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices that allows you to create and manage tasks on your device with a lot of ease and comfort. The app has a very simple interface and it is incredibly easy to understand and get accustomed to. The app looks and feels absolutely native to the Windows 8 ecosystem, and this makes for a great app use experience. When you launch the app you will be presented with an interface which allows you to easily create and manage tasks. The app allows you to sort your tasks according to different folders, categories, etc. Adding a task is as easy as clicking on the plus button at the top right corner of the screen and labeling the task.

To-Do Prime is available as a free download from the Windows App Store.

app icon

Working with this Windows 8 Task Manager app…

When you launch the To-Do Prime app on your Windows 8/8.1 device, you will be presented with a screen which will look like the below screenshot.

main screen

As you can see in the above screen, the app already comes with a list of pre-saved tasks. The tasks can be sorted according to various categories and tabs like Past Due, Projects, Categories, and Folders, as shown in the above screenshot. To add a new task, all you have to do is to click on the plus button at the top right corner  of the screen. Once you have done that, you will be shown a screen which looks like the below screenshot.

add task

Here you will be asked to enter the various details about the task that you are creating. Let us take a closer look at this task creation screen.

add task closeup

In the above screen, you can easily add the title of the task that you wish to create, set the priority, set category, due date, repeat time, reminders/alerts, etc. You can also change the advanced settings of the to do that you are creating via the Advanced button at the bottom left of the above screenshot.

advanced task settings

The advanced settings allow you to set tags, add notes, etc., in addition to the options present in the basic to-do creation screen. Once you have created a task, you will be taken back to the main screen of the app.

main screen

I have created a task in the above screen, which says SUBMIT ARTICLES. As I haven’t added any date for completion, it creates its own category called No Dates.

Projects: Projects are basically a collection of To-Do tasks. Inside a project, multiple tasks can be created. When you click on a project tile, you can choose to edit a to-do inside that project by clicking on that particular To-Do tile, or you can add a new task to the project via the plus button at the bottom right corner of the screen. The app allows you to delete an existing task inside a project by right clicking a task and selecting the Delete option from the control bar at the bottom of the screen.

project management

There are buttons at the top and bottom control bar that allow you to perform tasks like deletion, sorting, adding a new task, saving the edit to a task, etc.

Categories: This is basically a collection of tiles that show the various categories for various tasks. Inside each of these categories, you can see the tasks that you have associated with these categories. Say you click on the Default Category tile, you will be able to see all the tasks that you have saved in the Default Category while creating the task.


Clicking on a category reveals the tasks associated with them.

category management

Folders: Clicking on a particular folder tile will show you the tasks that you have saved inside that folder. You can then choose to either edit those tasks, add a new task, delete the tasks, sort the tasks, etc., via the control bars.


One great feature about this app is that it allows you to backup the tasks that you have created on your OneDrive account. Simply right click the task that you want to backup to your OneDrive, and click on the OneDrive button in the bottom control bar.

upload to OneDrive

As you can see in the above screenshot, we need to log in to the OneDrive account before we can backup our data to OneDrive. Just click on the Signin button in the dialog displayed in the above screen, enter your login credentials, and you are good to go. Once you have signed in successfully, you will be asked to approve certain permissions, and once that is done, your tasks will be backed up to your OneDrive account.

You can also perform various other quick actions from the control bar at the bottom, like editing, deleting, pinning, or postponing a task. When you pin a task, it will be available on your Start Screen. Overall, the app provides a really clean way to manage all the tasks that you have to accomplish.

You can also read about other 3 free Windows 8 Task Manager Apps that perform a similar function.

The Verdict…

To-Do Prime is a great app indeed for managing your day to day tasks. It can be extremely useful for managing tasks if you have a particularly busy schedule, or simply if you want to stay on track of your schedule while pumping out as much output as possible.

I give this app a 3.5 out of 5.

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