The iOS Microsoft To Do app updated to Version 2.5 on Apple’s iPhones and iPads today. This update actually brought with it a very cool feature referred to as natural language processing that allows users to type in conversational tasks which the app will automatically convert into to-do tasks with set dates and times.
A video showcasing the new feature was shared on the official To Do Twitter account which you can watch below.
Adding a due date just got easier on iPhone & iPad (2.5). Say hello to smart due dates—add the day or time while you type, and watch the magic happen. pic.twitter.com/V33RH76RhZ
— Microsoft To Do (@MicrosoftToDo) November 18, 2019
In addition to the above new feature, this update also squashed several bugs and made some dark mode improvements.
Here’s the full release notes for this update:
We’ve brought the rich entry task bar to iOS. Now you can set due dates, reminders and add a task to My Day all while creating a task.
If that still sounds like too much extra work, then try typing “remind me today at 8:00” into the task name and watch the magic happen. That’s right, natural language processing has come to iOS.
- We made some color improvements to our sidebar when you’re in dark mode.
- We updated some of our illustrations.
- We fixed some crashes and squashed some bugs.
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