Microsoft To-Do

Streamlined, intuitive task organizer that can help you focus on what needs to be done, created by Microsoft as a future replacement for Wunderlist.

  • Microsoft To-Do
  • Version:1.9.1991.0
  • License :Trial
  • OS:Windows All
  • Publisher:Microsoft

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Microsoft To-Do Description

Ever since Microsoft acquired Wunderlist in 2015, its users have been wondering what the future holds for the popular task organizer. We seem to have our answer now, in the form of the newly-released Microsoft To-Do, which will eventually be the successor of the retired Wunderlist.

A to-do list manager that bears a striking resemblance to the app that inspired it, Microsoft To-Do is still in the early stages of development, so don’t expect it to replace Wunderlist just yet.

Change can be good, but Wunderlist users may need some convincing

While it is clear that Microsoft has some pretty big plans for this new project, it is still too early to determine whether or not scrapping the original app and starting fresh was a good idea. The development team intends to incorporate the best features of Wunderlist into Microsoft To-Do, however, so the end product should not be drastically different.

One thing is clear, though, the application is lacking in the feature department at present. Originally tested by Microsoft under the codename Project Cheshire, this early version of the app serves as a preview of what is to come, though it is, of course, fully functional.

Start your day with a clean slate and keep track of what’s important

The application’s standout feature has to be the “My Day” list, which is refreshed each morning and is intended to help you focus on what needs to be done today, without worrying about upcoming events. If you don’t have a lot to do, the app can even offer suggestions from your other lists.

Naturally, you can add tasks to separate do-to lists, both one-time and repeating events, set reminders and append relevant notes. Different themes can be applied to each list, and the handy search function enables you to find tasks more easily.

Other features present in Wunderlist, such as shared lists, are not yet available. However, it is possible to sync your Outlook tasks, and Microsoft also intends to offer integration with other Office applications.

Promising to-do list app that is certainly worth watching

Your data can be synchronized across all devices that you are using to run Microsoft To-Do, and mobile apps are also available for Android and iOS devices. Alternatively, you can access the service at any time even from your web browser.

Since this application is designed to replace Wunderlist eventually, it is no surprise that an import tool is included to help you migrate your data. The process is very intuitive, but it may take a few minutes for your lists to be transferred.

On the whole, Microsoft To-Do a fairly capable to-do manager even in its current state, and things can only get better in the future. Whether you are an existing Wunderlist user or are looking for a better way to organize your day, this app is certainly worth a try. Just remember that this is an early release and many improvements are planned for the future.

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