Microsoft just killed Wunderlist to launch a new To-Do app

The company is enabling the new option as part of the iOS and Android Microsoft Authenticator app.

Microsoft has announced a new "intelligent task management app", developed by the team behind Wunderlist, which Microsoft acquired nearly two years ago.

Today, the launch of the new app, which will be integrated with its core SaaS application suite, is one extra addition to the many layers that Microsoft has built into Office 365. There is an AI twist added as well, with the app also suggesting tasks that you might need to do based on what you have done before.

Much like every other task management application, Microsoft To-Do enables you to create simple to-do lists, set reminders, notes, and keep track of ongoing projects.

Microsoft also announced that it will add some key elements of the Wanderlist app into the To-Do app, adding features like list sharing, apps for Mac, iPad and Android tablet.

Called Microsoft To-Do, the new app might have an uninspired name, but it's been completely reimagined.

This is an early preview so hopefully things will begin moving forward quickly to make features more discoverable and capable.

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Another interesting feature of To-Do is its integration with Office 365. "In the meantime, there will not be any features brought to Wunderlist, but we will continue to ensure the security of the Wunderlist experience".

Microsoft is now working on integrating To-Do with its Outlook e-mail client.

The blog post adds, "Today's To-Do Preview would not have been possible without the support and input of Wunderlist fans over the last six years". But the departure has paved the way for a replacement named To-Do, made by the team who was responsible for Wunderlist.

To-Do promises a "smarter, more personal and intuitive way to help people stay organized", and is now available in preview form across multiple platforms.

The company says there is a link at the bottom of the confirmation page that allows users to use passwords if they prefer.

The new app bears a striking resemblance to Wunderlist and even offers the ability import existing Wunderlist lists. To-Do is a new app from the team behind Wunderlist, which is an app Microsoft acquired back in 2015.

  • Desiree Holland