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Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new "intelligent task management app" that's designed to make it easier to plan and manage a day's activities.

Called "Microsoft To-Do," the app was designed by the team behind Wunderlist, which Microsoft purchased in June of 2015. To-Do is designed to replace Wunderlist, which Microsoft plans to retire after all Wunderlist features have been built into the new app.


To-Do is a list-making app that allows users to create lists for home, work, groceries, and everything in between. As with Wunderlist, it can be used for keeping track of deadlines with reminders, due dates, and notes, and it is entirely customizable.

It includes Intelligent Suggestions that aim to help users focus and plan to complete tasks that are the most important. The app offers up "helpful suggestions" based on a "smart algorithm."
What areas of your life do you want to be more productive in? You can have a color-coded list for each. Now you can quickly add your homework to one list, your groceries to another, your packing list, your work projects and your home DIY projects to yet more lists. You can create as many lists as fits your lifestyle. And if you follow a productivity system such as GTD (David Allen's Getting Things Done Methodology) then you can create a Someday list or a Follow-up list. To-Do is here for you, whether your goals are for this week or in 5 years time.
Microsoft is making To-Do available for iPhone, Android, Windows 10, and the web. It's available in a Preview capacity starting today, and in the future, Microsoft plans to add support for the iPad and release a Mac app.

Microsoft To-Do can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Microsoft Debuts New 'To-Do' Wunderlist Replacement
 

Centris 650

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Just downloaded it. It's simple enough and might be a good solution for some. Though it seems as limited as Reminders. However my todo app of choice is still 2Do.
 
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StoneJack

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If anyone lost its focus its MS. Doesnt seem to have a slightest clue of what it should do
 
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Junior117

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Looks nice and I'm happy of the announcement, but it's bittersweet and a little depressing. I really enjoyed using Wunderlist and I use it to set reminders for client work, but now that its expiration date is very close I'm not too sure what to feel about it.
 
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Just downloaded it. It's simple enough and might be a good solution for some. Though it seems as limited as Reminders. However my todo app of choice is still 2Do.
Thought I'd have a look at Wunderlist alternatives before its demise. 2Do looks great but a hefty price tag.
 
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wheelhot

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Looks nice and I'm happy of the announcement, but it's bittersweet and a little depressing. I really enjoyed using Wunderlist and I use it to set reminders for client work, but now that its expiration date is very close I'm not too sure what to feel about it.
I thought they'll only end Wunderlist once all the features is ported over?
 
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Sick of these companies buying up and destroying good apps...
This right here. I have complained about the announcement to anyone who would listen all day. Wonder what will happen to people who have lifetime Wunderlist Pro accounts? And I am sure they will not make an app for anything older than Windows 10, forcing many people to another option.
 
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Seems great so far. I've used the Reminders app as my To Do/Grocery/misc list making app for the last couple years. For me, this seems like a good balance of simplicity and features. ToDoist et al always seemed too complicated and busy for my tastes. This app is nice so far.
 
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I thought they'll only end Wunderlist once all the features is ported over?
Well, they said they will eventually retire Wunderlist but didn't give out a specified date. So I guess we can assume that they will port over most of the features over and then kill it off a little bit later.

When I said "now that its expiration date is very close", I was trying to say that they've pretty much gone on record that they intend to kill off Wunderlist in the near term future. That was a wrong choice of words on my end so I apologize for the confusion.
 
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Centris 650

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Thought I'd have a look at Wunderlist alternatives before its demise. 2Do looks great but a hefty price tag.

$20 flat isn't that bad. It's great software that, if it's right for you, you'll use everyday. Plus they give you a 21 day full feature trial.
It could be worse, it could be a subscription.
 
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I've been using Things since the very beginning but after 5 years of waiting and Things 3 finally FINALLY!! having a release date (sort of), I find myself questioning my loyalty to Cultured Code, a company with a horrible track record for late releases (is 4 years late even considered late?) and poor communication with their customers. I might give this a try.
 
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$20 flat isn't that bad. It's great software that, if it's right for you, you'll use everyday. Plus they give you a 21 day full feature trial.
It could be worse, it could be a subscription.
When I say pricey I'm thinking of value to me - I can definitely understand that it's worth it for some. I was also considering the macOS app which is £48.99 here.

I've since read the developer's reasons for charging as they do (for iOS) and their views on subscription model and it does all sound reasonable. Definitely going to do the trial at least.
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Well, they said they will eventually retire Wunderlist but didn't give out a specified date. So I guess we can assume that they will port over most of the features over and then kill it off a little bit later.

When I said "now that its expiration date is very close", I was trying to say that they've pretty much gone on record that they intend to kill off Wunderlist in the near term future. That was a wrong choice of words on my end so I apologize for the confusion.

From their blog post about To-Do Preview:

"Wunderlist and Wunderlist Pro will eventually be retired, but not before we incorporate your valued feedback and the best elements of the Wunderlist experience into To-Do."
 
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Bhatu

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Sounds like Do-Do.
"Every morning Do-Do gives a fresh start to plan your day..."
 
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Keane16

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As a happy (longtime) Wunderlist user I think I can live with this new app - but ONLY if they add shared lists!

I'm exactly the same. Satisfied longtime Wunderlist user (MacOS, WatchOS & iOS). Sharing lists is a big gap in this new app. Overall quite like it - but still prefer Wunderlist, they nailed the UI.

Will definitely follow To-Do's progress, but will keep using Wunderlist for now.
 
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I've been using Omnifocus for years; only downside is no Windows application (I use on iPad/iPhone exclusively, but would be nice for when I'm on my work PC)
 
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Wunderlist is one of those killer apps, it's highly rated and the list of complaints are minimal. It works, it's not broken, there is nothing to fix. Microsoft creates some good software (one note) and some less good (one drive) and above all, they have in the past been the master of Bloatware. Lets hope they don't butcher Wunderlist, it's there on thousands of devices and it just works. These days it seems that 'just works' is the holy grail since too many apps just don't work.
 
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