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Introducing Microsoft To-Do Preview

Microsoft To-Do is a new, intelligent task management app that makes it easy to plan and manage your day.

Coming from the team behind the Wunderlist app, Microsoft To-Do, currently in Preview, delivers a smarter, more personal and intuitive way to help people stay organized and get the most out of every day. Powered by Office 365 integration and an intelligent algorithm, it is the first step on our journey to simplify task management and help you to achieve more.

 

 

All your to-dos in one place

Microsoft To-Do helps you create a list for anything—for work, home projects or just your groceries. You can keep track of deadlines by adding reminders, due dates and notes, and personalize each list with colorful themes. You can access your lists from anywhere with the Microsoft To-Do apps for iPhone, Android phone, Windows 10 devices and the web.

To-Do-preview-2.pngGet Microsoft To-Do on all your devices

 Plan your day with intelligent Suggestions

Managing your to-dos and lists can sometimes take as much effort as completing them. Microsoft To-Do helps you focus and plan your day from the moment you open the app. Every morning, your My Day list starts out with a clean slate, allowing you to be more intentional about what you want to get done.

You can also head to Suggestions to see what the most pressing priority is for the day. Just tap the lightbulb, and you’ll see any to-dos from the day before, what’s due or upcoming, and other helpful suggestions based on Microsoft To-Do’s smart algorithm. Just add the ones you want to get done to My Day.

 

Integration with Microsoft Office

Microsoft To-Do is built on Office 365, which will enable the product to be even more useful in more places. Our first integration with Outlook makes it easy to stay on top of your Outlook Tasks from anywhere. It will automatically sync your Tasks with Microsoft To-Do, and allow you to access and manage them across devices.

As the only task management app built on an enterprise cloud, Microsoft To-Do offers the advanced security that our Office 365 customers expect. Data is encrypted in transit and at rest, and Microsoft To-Do is served out of our hyper-scale, global network of data centers. For commercial users, IT professionals can now enable the Microsoft To-Do Preview through the Office 365 admin center. It is only available for specific O365 accounts at the moment, so look here to see if your account is supported. If your O365 account is not supported, you can still sign in with a personal account to try it out in the meantime.

To-Do-preview-3.pngSync with Outlook TasksWhat’s next

We’ll continue to enhance the Microsoft 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. We look forward to making Microsoft To-Do even more useful, intuitive and personal.

Get Microsoft To-Do Preview for iPhone, Android, Windows and the web today.

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on what you think would make Microsoft To-Do even better. You can talk to us via our in-app contact form, on UserVoice, Twitter or on Facebook.

 

24 Comments
Contributor

Why is this still not available to Office 365 users on the web? I don't understand how that's even possible. Someone had to go out of their way to make that happen. How weird.

Regular Visitor

I have been waiting for this! :-) Two features I would love to see in this app:

 - A possibility to a consolidated view of all my list like Google Keep.

- My assigned To-Do's in Microsoft Planner.

New Contributor

Hi Team,

We would really love it if we could keep re-using a list. As an example when we go camping I can tick off all the things to pack but I don't want to recreate the list - I would like to either untick the whole list or create a list template.

 

Occasional Contributor

Glad to see this functionality being rolled out!

 

Question though -- this preview appears as a new, enabled license under an existing SKU, which I assume means there is no additional extra cost. Once it moves from preview status though, will it continue to be a license under the SKU, or will it become a service that gets moved to its own SKU with a cost for each person who wants to continue using it. I don't want to roll this out to users only to then have to pay for its ongoing use.

 

This scenario impacted us significantly when the Power BI "share" capability was removed from the free license and became a separate Power BI Pro SKU that required a monthly per user additional cost.

Frequent Contributor

I agree @Steve Elliott. I've been using the preview and really like the direction it's taking but reluctant to have users start on it and then have to pay for some of initial functionality like Power BI

Occasional Visitor

Is there a way to move a Planner list to a To Do list.  I have been using planner as my own to do list.  Now that To Do is up and running it would make sense to use the proper tool to get the job done. 

Frequent Contributor

 @Steven Myers have a look at this video about how the two tools interact and the moment and the roadmap for the future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKsyIj4vYwM

Occasional Visitor

No surprise, but I noticed my on-prem SP task lists connected to Outlook are not showing up in To-Do. Any chance this could change?

Occasional Visitor

How do I print a full to-do list with 33 tasks?

Frequent Visitor

MS Todo has so few features, I honestly do not see any value in it. I would've expected it to at least have feature parity with Wunderlist.

Occasional Visitor

This has one advantage over Wunderlist and that is the ability to sort completed tasks in the lists.... but I can't see how you can share lists with another user... and that was a very useful feature in Wunderlist.

 

I have seen comments that Microsoft is working on this but that was a long time ago.

 

Any update?

Occasional Visitor

Will you be adding subtasks? I see list sharing, what about subtasks? Especially in a business context, this is wholly necessary.

 

Thank you.

Contributor

@Kenneth Holden can you point out where you see the ability to share lists? I understand that has not been implemented. @Polly Davidson can you give a timeline or a hint as to when we will be able to add To-Do to our Azure Conditional Access policies as well as our Intune MAM Policies?

Occasional Visitor

I didn't sign up for To-Do, I signed up for Wunderlist which I understand MS will be retiring in favour of To-Do?

 

That being the case, an absolutely must-have To-Do feature is the ability to share lists. My wife is a technophobe but she loves Wunderlist and the way we can share various Wunderlists! We have practically organised our lives around this app - from the shopping list to camping trips to various projects around the home and garden and more. Between us we have dozens of lists on the go!

 

Also are we safe to assume that by continuing to use Wunderlist, there will be a tool for importing "Wunderlists" into To-Do before the switchover? This is something that some competitive products (such as todoist) offer already

 

BTW Wunderlist is so useful to us, that so long as To-Do provides the same level of basic functionality (esp. shared lists and ability to prioritise items) we would be prepared to pay a reasonable subscription fee, as per some of the Wunderlist/To-Do competitors :)

Contributor

@Mike McKechnie some small good news for you - I do know there is an import tool to move from Wunderlist to To-Do. Hope that helps. :) Still no sharing of lists though...

Occasional Visitor

@Rob Bowman thanks - I'll take a look :)

Occasional Visitor

I would like the ability to print lists.   can this be done?

Frequent Visitor

I'm having a hard time wrapping my arms around To-Do List.

 

Word = State of the Art Word Processor

Excel = State of the Art Spreadsheet

Outlook = State of the Art Contact Manager

To-Do List = Grocery List o_0

 

Why put out a product that essentially demeans the entire line?

Pitiful.

Occasional Visitor
Hello? Microsoft? It has been over 6 months since this announcement... no new news, and no changes to the "preview" feature set. What's the deal? Have used Wunderlist for just about forever, and this is certainly no replacement for it. Updates?
Contributor

@Polly Davidson wondering if there is any update or response to Conditional Access and MAM policy integration?

Occasional Visitor

Hi I can't seem to figure out how to print the list.  Is there away? 

Frequent Visitor

Thus far, no printing, saving, sharing, collaboration is available.

In its current state, it's great for shopping lists :)

Visitor

The application promises a lot but at present other than allowing me to add to do lists, there isn't much other functionality. Wunderlist, which is what I understand this new application is founded on, enables task sharing and ownership of tasks, adding to calendar view. 

Also, the outlook.com and outlook application don't have To-Do integrated as yet. Whilst they do show tasks added into To-do, it is still in the old format of Tasks. 

Can you provide a general update on what functionality is expected in the next 2-3 months so we hav a better understanding of whether we should invest time in using this application. thanks. 

Occasional Visitor

Would also be useful to import items to a To-Do List either from a simple text file, CSV, Word List or Excel List.

Where I have lists elsewhere it is a real bore having to add items by pasting one at a time.