Steam now allows you to pin to-do lists in every recreation

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Everybody loves a very good to-do listing, and now they’re spreading into PC video games. Together with a slew of different new options, Steam’s latest update includes an integrated Notes app as a part of a re-vamped in-game overlay instrument. It allows you to write ideas and duties down concerning the recreation you are enjoying then runs on prime of the sport when you play, which you’ll be able to entry throughout any PC you log into and when enjoying offline.

A pop up note shows things to do in a specific Steam game.


At any time you possibly can pin the to-do listing proper to your gaming display, adjusting its opacity primarily based in your preferences. Guides, discussions and no matter is in your browser (even the present you are watching) can be clipped to the sport. 

Steam’s different updates to the in-game overlay embody a revamped toolbar and overview. The brand new toolbar has all the pieces from chat to guides, customizable relying on fields you need to see and in both icon or listing mode. The sport overview will fill you in on info like accomplishment progress, buddies’ recreation play and information about that title.  

Notifications have additionally cleaned up a bit with much less interruptions of issues unrelated to you. The tray will solely show latest notifications, however you possibly can nonetheless view all if you need. The final in-game Steam replace is for screenshots, permitting you to decide on between giant and small thumbnails, whereas additionally sorting screenshots by most up-to-date, as a substitute of per recreation. 

These options are solely obtainable by means of the Steam Consumer Beta for the time being, however for those who’ve by no means opted into the Beta model earlier than, it’s fairly easy. All you have to do is go to settings (it will likely be known as preferences for those who’re on a Mac), click on the change button the place it says Beta Participation within the Accounts tab and select Steam Beta Replace. When you restart Steam, the Beta options will grow to be seen.

Valve asserts that quite a lot of its current work has gone in the direction of enhancing code sharing between Steam Desktop Consumer, Deck and Large Image mode. The corporate claims this could permit future options to roll out faster throughout the completely different platforms. 

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Jeff Lampkin

Jeff Lampkin was the first writer to have joined He has since then inculcated very effective writing and reviewing culture at GamePolar which rivals have found impossible to imitate. His approach has been to work on the basics while the whole world was focusing on the superstructures.