Last year, we learned that Microsoft was working on a new to-do list app called Microsoft To-Do (aka Project Cheshire). The app later moved in private beta and appeared on the Windows Store on this same occasion, but Microsoft has announced today that Microsoft To-Do is now available in Preview on the web, Windows 10, iOS and Android.
As you may know, Microsoft already gives you several ways to make to-do lists that you can manage on all devices: you can currently choose between OneNote, Outlook Tasks, Cortana reminders or Wunderlist, the cross-platform app that Microsoft purchased back in 2015. But according to the blog post, Microsoft To-Do "comes from the team behind the Wunderlist app, and delivers a smarter, more personal and intuitive way to help people stay organized and get the most out of every day." Like Wunderlist, it also integrates with Office 365, but there are some important differences:
- Unlike Wunderlist, you can only use it with a Microsoft/Office 365 account (Wunderlist also lets you log in with a Facebook or Google account)
- Microsoft To-Do It integrates with Outlook Tasks, and the app will let you manage them across devices
- It also leverages artificial intelligence to help you with smart suggestions.
Overall, the app seems pretty solid and easy-to-use. Power users may keep using Wunderlist for know, but the Office team warned that Microsoft To-Do will actually replace it when it achieves feature parity. This is exactly what Microsoft has done with its calendar app Sunrise, which was shut down once its features were integrated into the Outlook app.
In the coming months, we’ll bring more of the favorite elements of Wunderlist into the To-Do experience, adding features such as list sharing, apps for Mac, iPad and Android tablet, as well as additional integrations with other Microsoft services. 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. We look forward to making To-Do even more useful, intuitive and personal.
You can try Microsoft To-Do on the web or get the app on your platform of choice with the download links below, please note that the Windows 10 app is still called "Project Cheshire" on the Windows Store for now. And yes, the app is also available on Windows 10 Mobile, which is pretty nice.