Microsoft has released a new task management app called To Do which can help users stay organised by keeping tab on their everyday tasks. It is developed by the team behind popular task manager Wunderlist app, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2015 from 6Wunderkinder. To Do will replace the task manager once all its cool features are made available on it.
To Do works by allowing users to create a list of tasks they intend to achieve over the course of a day or a week. The app is free to download and users can login with their Outlook or Office 365 account.
To Do can be used for practically anything. At work, it can be used to remember a deadline or a meeting. At home, it can be used to realise personal goals such as getting up early for a sprint or for remembering what grocery item you need. Once a list is created and saved, users can access them from anywhere. So if the list was created on an Android smartphone, it can be checked from an iPhone or Windows PC.
What happens to Wunderlist
As of now, To Do will exist as an independent app and will have nothing to do with Wunderlist. Users who want to try To Do can import lists from the Wunderlist app.
In comparison to Wunderlist, the new app has a lot of catching up to do. Features such as List Sharing of tasks which allow users to share their list with others over email are yet to be added on To Do.
Also, Wunderlist has a livelier interface as it allows users to add colourful wallpapers in the background. To Do has a simple layout, but offers smarter options such as highlighting task categories with emojis or by applying a colour theme in the background.
What makes To Do better than Wunderlist are features such as Intelligent Suggestions which recommends new tasks to users everyday based on their older and upcoming listings. One can access it by tapping on the light bulb icon at the top of the home page. There is a section called My Day. Tasks saved in it are refreshed every day allowing users to create new tasks every day.
The other highlight is the integration with Office 365 and Microsoft Outlook, which means your meetings and tasks on the email client will be automatically synced with To Do, and your data in the task manager will be encrypted on all platforms.
You can search by scrolling through Tasks in the Menu or by simply typing the relevant keyword on the search bar at the top of the Menu. We didn’t have to add keywords separately in task.