1. Introduction

Per RoundAbout /RJ, the developers have introduced a new (advanced) To-Do editor. Since this new feature is pretty much advanced, we have added a quick tutorial to help you through.

2. Open up!

The new To-Do editor can be opened up the same way as you normally would have opened the 'old' To Do editor. Press F12, or find it in the 'View' menu.

ToDo list
Empty as it can be

On the left side you see the 'To-Do' listview. As you probably guessed, here's where all the known 'To-Do items' are listed. On the right part of the screen you'll find the 'Details' panel. The Details panel is provided to give you a quick overview what is actually stored in the (last) selected To-Do item. Mind the 'View menu' in the screenshot: there are already known 'categories' added to this configuration. If you started out from scratch, the View menu wouldn't show up.

3. Categorize everything?

Let's add a new category. Find the category menu, and select 'New...'. Phoenix Mail will ask you to type in a name for your category. You can basically use any character, as long as they don't conflict with the 'DOS'-file naming convention.
For the tutorial's sake, lets call this new category 'Home' (do not use the quote characters) and press OK
Where did it go? Your new category was added to the View menu. Go to this menu, select and check the 'Home' category.

4. Add your item!

If you've selected the category (or table) you can add new items to this category. Phoenix Mail is pretty flexible though: if you have more categories, it's still possible to add a new item to (any) not selected category.
Go to the To-Do menu, and select 'New Item'.

ToDo list
Properties everywhere

This will open the To-Do Item property editor. Looks pretty neat, eh? Anyways, most fields will speak for themselves, but still several comments. For example the Keyword (which has been added for future linking support) will always take the first 32 characters of the Description field. You can also type in your own text. As long as you use 'underscores' for spaces.
There is no need to select a priority either: the developers could imagine people who do not have *any* priority. Just click on the selected button, and it will pop-up.
The last remark for this dialog: the finished date will actually 'strike out' the To-Do item in the To-Do List window. Again, it's not necessary to set all these dates. They're just there for your convenience.

5. Add away and do some more stuff

Now you've learned the basics, add some more items if you wish. Play around with the window configuration like 'show lines' or 'show colours'. The latter option will 'take' its settings from the 'gradient window caption' colours. Check the Settings dialog to change those.
By this time you have also seen how the Details panel works. Again, this panel is just there for your convenience: it's possible to copy text from this panel by using the normal 'CTRL+C' shortcut.

6. Showing more categories at the same time

Which is probably one of the neatest parts: you can show more than one category at the same time. Just create several new categories and check them all in the View menu. Easy eh?