Microsoft today announced its new to-do list app called Microsoft To-Do. The app is still in the development stage and is developed by Microsoft’s Wunderlist team. Wunderlist, a well known to-do list app which was acquired by Microsoft way back in 2015, has been doing great across platforms. However, it did not go deep in the Microsoft’s Products and Services, and always felt like a third- party app.
This, as we all know, is not quiet what Microsoft’s been doing these days. They wanted a true cross- platform app, and that led to the development of the new app- Microsoft To-Do. Microsoft To- Do will adopt all the great features of Wunderlist, and also integrate deep in Microsoft’s Products and Services. One such example is the integration of To-Do app with Office 365.
Integration of To- Do in Office 365:
- Unlike Wunderlist, you can only use it with a Microsoft/Office 365 account (Wunderlist also lets you log in with a Facebook or Google account)
- Microsoft To-Do It integrates with Outlook Tasks, and the app will let you manage them across devices
- It also leverages artificial intelligence to help you with smart suggestions.
Microsoft is definitely going to shut down Wunderlist once To- Do comes out of preview. This is what they did with Sunrise Calendar, and this is what they are expected to do with Wunderlist too.
In their blog post Microsoft announced:
“Today’s To-Do Preview would not have been possible without the support and input of Wunderlist fans over the last six years. In the coming months, we’ll bring more of the favorite elements of Wunderlist into the To-Do experience, adding features such as list sharing, apps for Mac, iPad and Android tablet, as well as additional integrations with other Microsoft services. Once we are confident that we have incorporated the best of Wunderlist into To-Do, we will retire Wunderlist. While the name and icon may change, the team that brought you Wunderlist continues on. We look forward to making To-Do even more useful, intuitive and personal.”
You can try out To- Do app for the platform of your choice with the download links given below. While for other platforms the app is called Microsoft To- Do, the app is still called Project Cheshire for Windows 10 (both PC & Mobile).
Windows Store link: