Microsoft retiring Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

By : |April 20, 2017 0

Microsoft would soon be shutting down popular to-do list app, Wunderlist that it acquired two years ago. The company has announced a new application “To-Do”, built by the same team that’s behind Wunderlist and which would eventually replace Wunderlist: “Once we are confident that we have incorporated the best of Wunderlist into To-Do, we will retire Wunderlist.”

Microsoft acquired the popular mobile task management app Wunderlist in 2015, at which point it had more than 13 million users. But today in a blog post, Microsoft announced that it’s retiring Wunderlist in favour of To-Do, which is integrated into Office 365 and “powered by an intelligent algorithm”.

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“Today’s To-Do Preview would not have been possible without the support and input of Wunderlist fans over the last six years. 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,” wrote Ori Artman, general manager of To-Do, in a blog post.

Notably, the Redmond-based company is encouraging Wunderlist users to make the switch by offering an importer that will bring in your lists and to-dos from Wunderlist into To-Do, where those items will now be available in other Microsoft products, like Exchange and Outlook.

According to Microsoft’s announcement, To-Do starts you off in a screen called “My Day” which offers a list of items that need to get done today. You can customise this list further by accessing the “Intelligent Suggestions” feature – available with a tap on the light bulb icon – which will offer suggestions of things you may want to add to your list.

To-Do’s data is also encrypted in transit and at rest for added security. The Preview version of To-Do is available today for I.T. admins to enable through the Office 365 admin centre and is available on iPhone, Android, Windows and the web for consumers.

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