Microsoft To-Do is a new app that replaces Wunderlist

Microsoft To-Do is a new app that replaces Wunderlist

Poised as an "intelligent task management app", Microsoft To-Do is a completely new app built by the same team as Wunderlist. Only after things get settled with Microsoft To-Do, and the company gets confident over the new product, they will let fall.

The blog post adds, "Today's To-Do Preview would not have been possible without the support and input of Wunderlist fans over the last six years".

The level of complexity with To-Do resembles that of Wunderlist.

Wunderlist, for those needing a refresher, is the to-do app that Microsoft bought when it acquired 6Wunderkinder in June 2015.

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The app can import existing Wunderlist lists or create new lists from scratch.

While this is a great system, and I will be using it for my Microsoft account going forward it, does have some drawbacks and does not eliminate the need to use strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts. For commercial users, IT professionals can now enable the To-Do Preview through the Office 365 admin center. List sharing, as well as apps for Mac, iPad and Android tablets are in the works.

Ironically, the feature doesn't work with the Windows version of Microsoft's Authenticator app. The Windows 10 version looks like it is a Universal Windows Platform app. But then again, there are several similar apps out there already. Changes made in either spot also sync pretty quickly. That acquisition had followed as part of lightweight personal-app buying spree by Microsoft, which also included the purchase of Acompli (for e-mail apps) and Sunrise Atelier (for calendar apps). I could however create an item in Outlook with a recurring element and that synched back to the app without issue. The only interesting feature was that it was able to offer suggestions of tasks to add to a list - something that has now transformed into To-Do's "Intelligent Suggestions" feature. The company is killing off the older app to make way for this one, and will deprecate its service over time.

In addition to simple to-do list functionality, the app allows users to add reminders, due dates and notes, as well as enabling them to "personalize each list with colourful themes".

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