Microsoft To-Do App Now Available on the Mac App Store

Microsoft has released a native Mac version of its To-Do app for the first time, meaning macOS users will no longer have to rely on company's the web app to access the to-do list service.


Microsoft To-Do is free on the Mac App Store, and offers users a personalized daily planner called My Day with suggested tasks, including tasks pulled from Outlook.
Got something on your mind? Get Microsoft To-Do. Whether you want to increase your productivity, decrease your stress levels or just clear up some mental space, Microsoft To-Do makes it easy to plan your day and manage your life.
The app features the ability to sync tasks across devices, attach files up to 25MB, create color-coded lists, break tasks into manageable steps, add notes to tasks, share tasks and lists, and set reminders,

The release of the Mac app on the ‌Mac App Store‌ [Direct Link] completes Microsoft's aim to bring native versions of the software to all platforms, including iOS, Windows, and Android.

(Via Thurrott.com)

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22 weeks ago
I didn’t have an option to use anything other than MS at work, so I gave this a try, and it’s honestly a very good bit of software. Now that it’s cross platform and presumably included with Office 365, other to-do apps should feel a little anxiety. I’d take it over Things if I wanted to save some money. Adding files is a really handy feature.

//never thought I’d laud MS, but when it’s good, it’s good.
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22 weeks ago
Microsoft really seems to be making an effort on the Mac. I’ve been very happy with the Office 365 updates. The apps look and perform much better.
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22 weeks ago

I wonder if Wunderlist will be sunset’d now..?


I believe this is built as a successor to Wunderlist / by the same team, so probably eventually.
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22 weeks ago

I never knew this existed till they ported it to the Mac. I’ll have to try it.

The nice thing is this is not just an app port, it was built 100% with AppKit. The UI is very fluid and smooth and overall very good. It is not 100% feature parity with the Windows version but they said dark mode is coming next along with Planner integration. Plus they are working on natural language entry similar to what Todoist has, so that will be great for quick entry.

Overall I will give this a try and see how it works.
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I think Things is best task management tool with great balance between functionality and simplicity. As comparison, Ominfocus is too complex and this new Microsoft To-Do seems to have less features.

Things is a great app, but I wish it had a web UI and I can not share lists with Windows users. But the work they put into the app shows.
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You'd be correct. They acquired 6Wunderkinder and then they started working on this. Pretty sure Wunderlist will be sunsetted once all of its core features are in Microsoft To-Do.


Microsoft ToDo is supposed to be the foundation for all task based items in Office 365; Outlook, Planner, OneNote, etc. It has been rolling out to more and more services and yes it will sunset Wunderlist at some point.
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22 weeks ago

Microsoft really seems to be making an effort on the Mac. I’ve been very happy with the Office 365 updates. The apps look and perform much better.


Another very happy Microsoft user on Mac. Agreed!
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22 weeks ago
My vote for best GTD app goes to... 2Do ('https://www.2doapp.com')!



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19 weeks ago
I’ve been using it for a while, and I like it. I seldom stick with many of these types of App because they are overladen with features. If MS keeps it simple, I will continue to use it.
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22 weeks ago

Concur! It’s a great app but yes, complex and costly. I found 2DO to be my go to and I’ve stuck with it for a few years now.

No windows app.
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22 weeks ago
Obviously nothing beats OmniFocus, but To-Do is a very decent, free alternative.

I wonder if Wunderlist will be sunset’d now..?
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22 weeks ago

That's subjective


Agreed, although I think Omnifocus is a good package. I just think that most people truly do not need all that it offers, and it's pricey. My best "average joe" task management strategy comes down to using Due for most things because it ensures that whatever I want to do will get done, and then something like Things or To-Do for the catch-all inbox of things I want to do at some point, or larger multi-step kind of projects. A number of years back, I drank the kool-aid on Omnifucus thanks to David Sparks offering it as some sort of panacea for task management, and I spent loads of cash and many months frustrated trying to figure out how to make my simple workflows fit in to its complex framework. Turns out I just needed to track things so as not to forget them, and be nagged to do them. *shrug*

If To-Do comes with Office 365 and you use that anyway, there's seriously no reason to use Things, IMO. If you're a lawyer with scores of clients and a family and six podcasts and god knows what else on the go at one time, then yeah, maybe you do need Omnifocus. I myself never want to be *that* busy.
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