I recently needed to update the I Need To dropdown with a link to a new form I developed. Now, you may or may not have noticed, but most of the blogs/sites out there explaining how to do this usually say to create a custom list and link your web part to this list.
However, if you look closer at the web part, you will notice it's already referencing a list:
You can also set this web part to reference Division, Region, Tasks and Tools, Link Status. Now, you can customise the links in this dropdown however you want, but for this example I will show how to add an option to the Tasks and Tools.
To get to this list, you merely need to click Site Actions >Manage Content and Structure.
Then navigate to Sites, and click on the Sites library
Here you can add your link, and make sure you check the [Top Tasks] checkbox – this is what makes the link appear in the 'I Need To' web part for Tasks and Tools. You will notice that there are also options for the Division and Region.
As this list has content approval enabled by default, you will also need to approve it.
And that's it! You'll now notice that your link appears in the I Need To web part.