Microsoft Debuts New 'To-Do' Wunderlist Replacement

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Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new "intelligent task management app" that's designed to make it easier to plan and manage a day's activities.

Called "Microsoft To-Do," the app was designed by the team behind Wunderlist, which Microsoft purchased in June of 2015. To-Do is designed to replace Wunderlist, which Microsoft plans to retire after all Wunderlist features have been built into the new app.


To-Do is a list-making app that allows users to create lists for home, work, groceries, and everything in between. As with Wunderlist, it can be used for keeping track of deadlines with reminders, due dates, and notes, and it is entirely customizable.

It includes Intelligent Suggestions that aim to help users focus and plan to complete tasks that are the most important. The app offers up "helpful suggestions" based on a "smart algorithm."

What areas of your life do you want to be more productive in? You can have a color-coded list for each. Now you can quickly add your homework to one list, your groceries to another, your packing list, your work projects and your home DIY projects to yet more lists. You can create as many lists as fits your lifestyle. And if you follow a productivity system such as GTD (David Allen's Getting Things Done Methodology) then you can create a Someday list or a Follow-up list. To-Do is here for you, whether your goals are for this week or in 5 years time.

Microsoft is making To-Do available for iPhone, Android, Windows 10, and the web. It's available in a Preview capacity starting today, and in the future, Microsoft plans to add support for the iPad and release a Mac app.

Microsoft To-Do can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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46 months ago
Wunderlist is one of those killer apps, it's highly rated and the list of complaints are minimal. It works, it's not broken, there is nothing to fix. Microsoft creates some good software (one note) and some less good (one drive) and above all, they have in the past been the master of Bloatware. Lets hope they don't butcher Wunderlist, it's there on thousands of devices and it just works. These days it seems that 'just works' is the holy grail since too many apps just don't work.
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46 months ago
Sick of these companies buying up and destroying good apps...
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46 months ago

You are blinded by Apple.
The To-do app is way better than the Reminders in iOS.

I believe the comparison was between “To-Do” and Wunderlist, not Reminders.
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46 months ago

Sick of these companies buying up and destroying good apps...

I'm still dissatisfied about Mailbox being shut down.
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46 months ago

Sick of these companies buying up and destroying good apps...

This right here. I have complained about the announcement to anyone who would listen all day. Wonder what will happen to people who have lifetime Wunderlist Pro accounts? And I am sure they will not make an app for anything older than Windows 10, forcing many people to another option.
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46 months ago
Seems great so far. I've used the Reminders app as my To Do/Grocery/misc list making app for the last couple years. For me, this seems like a good balance of simplicity and features. ToDoist et al always seemed too complicated and busy for my tastes. This app is nice so far.
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