If you’re a list maker, you will love the task tools in Outlook 2013. You can easily add the items you need to accomplish and display the tasks in your To-Do bar, in Tasks view, or in the Quick Task list.
At the bottom of the Outlook window, click Tasks.
On the Home tab, in the New group, click New Task.
Type a subject for the task.
Choose a start date.
Choose a due date.
Choose a status.
Add optional notes.
Click Save & Close.
Select the task that you just created.