The Successor to Wunderlist Is Here: Microsoft To-Do

Posted April 22, 2017

Furthermore, Wunderlist isn't ending without all of its features being transported into Microsoft's new app.

"Every morning, your My Day list starts out with a clean slate, allowing you to be more intentional about what you want to get done", Artman wrote. That app is officially known as the Microsoft To-Do, codenamed as "Project Cheshire".

Tragedy. Microsoft has announced plans to shut down one of WIRED's favourite to-do list apps two years after acquiring the company.

The app has an "Intelligent Suggestions" feature just a tap away. You can create lists for various segments of your life like Work, a grocery list, a books to read list, etc.

Microsoft To-Do will, in a couple of minutes, import all your lists and even categorize them as they were before. It is essentially a task management app to help plan and manage our day. As of today, it is available for public testing on the web, iOS, Windows 10 and Android devices.

This same approve-or-reject choice on the phone has been offered previously to Microsoft Accounts, but in the past, it still required the use of the fixed password. For commercial users, IT professionals can now enable the To-Do Preview through the Office 365 admin center. While there is a Windows Phone version of Microsoft Authenticator-as those phones have a tiny slice of the market share-iOS and Android versions were the top priority. Microsoft says it will incorporate favorite elements of Wunderlist in the coming months.

The app works as such: Users download the Microsoft Authenticator app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and then add the Microsoft services they wish to unlock without a password. This is very similar to how Microsoft approached their new Microsoft Teams collaboration service - by making it a value added feature for subscribers.

Called "Microsoft To-Do", the app was designed by the team behind Wunderlist, which Microsoft purchased in June of 2015.

We probably all knew that Microsoft was going to release a to-do list productivity app because it was one of the things missing from among its whole app lineup. The key feature here seems to be smart suggestions, powered by an "intelligent algorithm" and integrated with Office 365.