Microsoft has decided to gut Wunderlist, capping off the to-do list app's history in Microsoft's turf since the Redmond, Washington-based tech company acquired it in 2015. But the departure has paved the way for a replacement named To-Do, made by the team who was responsible for Wunderlist.
Microsoft Replaces Wunderlist With To-Do
Wunderlist was a great app for collaborative to-do lists, letting teams work on a single unified breakdown of every task needed to be done. To-Do will most likely be a similar offspring, if not entirely a direct one. Microsoft calls it an "intelligent task management app," which can help users plan and manage their day-to-day schedules.
Microsoft says that To-Do is smarter and more personal than Wunderlist, delivering intuitive ways to help people organize tasks. It's powered with the company's own Office 365 integration and "intelligent algorithm."
For those saddened by the demise of Wunderlist, don't worry. Microsoft says that the team will bring in favorite elements of Wunderlist into to-do in the coming months. It also said that it won't completely shut the app down for the time being.
"Once we are confident that we have incorporated the best of Wunderlist into To-Do, we will retire Wunderlist. While the name and icon may change, the team that brought you Wunderlist continues on," writes Microsoft.
How To Move Your Lists To To-Do
If you've been a Wunderlist or Todoist user and want to switch to Microsoft's new app, the company is offering an easy-to-use importer to move your lists off Wunderlist and Todoist into To-Do. Once imported, those lists will also be available in other Microsoft products, such as Exchange and Outlook.
This isn't the first time we've seen To-Do. It was previously leaked a while back, when Microsoft was found to be developing a new app, then codenamed Project Cheshire. But not much was revealed. Aside from a basic to-do list, there wasn't anything remarkable about the leaks, save for the feature that lets the app input to-do suggestions.
A semblance of that has survived, but it gained a new name: Intelligent Suggestions. To-Do starts off with a useful "My Day" screen, detailing the list of tasks to be accomplished that day. This list may be customized further by using Intelligent Suggestions. Just tap on the light bulb icon, and it'll start giving to-do suggestions.
Suggestions are useful for users who have forgotten to do a task that was meant to be accomplished the day before. Therefore, neglected tasks can show up as suggestions, prompting the user to accomplish them.
Aside from crucial syncing features, which sees lists in To-Do as easily accessible via Office 365 apps, all user data will be encrypted for increased security.
What do you think about To-Do? Do you have a favorite to-do list? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!