Microsoft Debuts New 'To-Do' Wunderlist Replacement

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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1 week 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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1 week ago
Sick of these companies buying up and destroying good apps...
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1 week 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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1 week ago

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

I'm still dissatisfied about Mailbox being shut down.
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1 week ago

Thought I'd have a look at Wunderlist alternatives before its demise. 2Do looks great but a hefty price tag.


$20 flat isn't that bad. It's great software that, if it's right for you, you'll use everyday. Plus they give you a 21 day full feature trial.
It could be worse, it could be a subscription.
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1 week ago
I've been using Things since the very beginning but after 5 years of waiting and Things 3 finally FINALLY!! having a release date (sort of), I find myself questioning my loyalty to Cultured Code, a company with a horrible track record for late releases (is 4 years late even considered late?) and poor communication with their customers. I might give this a try.
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1 week ago

I thought they'll only end Wunderlist once all the features is ported over?

Well, they said they will eventually retire Wunderlist but didn't give out a specified date. So I guess we can assume that they will port over most of the features over and then kill it off a little bit later.

When I said "now that its expiration date is very close", I was trying to say that they've pretty much gone on record that they intend to kill off Wunderlist in the near term future. That was a wrong choice of words on my end so I apologize for the confusion.
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1 week 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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1 week 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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1 week ago

As a happy (longtime) Wunderlist user I think I can live with this new app - but ONLY if they add shared lists!


I'm exactly the same. Satisfied longtime Wunderlist user (MacOS, WatchOS & iOS). Sharing lists is a big gap in this new app. Overall quite like it - but still prefer Wunderlist, they nailed the UI.

Will definitely follow To-Do's progress, but will keep using Wunderlist for now.
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