Also can a Star be added to the Add a Task, along with the other fields so I can check the star when I create the task.
Here is my reason, when I create a item with a Start Date I usually use a Star to make it easy for me to see that it is something new in my Next Action list. Currently it is a two step process, create the task, then enable the star when the item appears in the list. If I forget, then the item goes away until the start date.
When you add a task, it immediately pops up right there at the top of your list so you can quickly star it with one click. It actually wouldn't save any time to have it the way people are suggesting (Add+Star vs Star+Add), but it does seem more logical, so we will add it to our list for a future update.
Great feature. I use it to mark which items I plan to work on today. I noticed with recurring items I was always doing a "double click" to first turn off the star and then check off the task. Otherwise the next instance of the recurring task is starred, which is not what I want. I noticed a couple others in this thread had the same problem. It's not a major problem, and I realize other people may use stars differently, but for me it would be nice if the star automagically turned off when I completed it.