On May 6, 2020, Wunderlist — the go-to application for to-do lists by a German startup — will officially shut down, and Microsoft To-Do will officially take its place. Being part of the Office 365 suite after Wunderlist had been acquired by Microsoft in 2015, this step was only a matter of time and the time has come now.
Good-bye Wunderlist, hello Microsoft!
In preparation for this big transition, Wunderlist has halted its release of new features and significant updates. It has also stopped new users from signing up or creating a new account. Instead, Wunderlist encourages new and existing users to continue tackling their to-dos with Microsoft To-Do.
To-Do promises to deliver the same service that Wunderlist offered while ensuring that their app will provide a more secure and integrated experience. Microsoft To-Do will allow users to stay organized, irrespective of whether they’re at work, at home, or just on the go, as their reliable app is available to access across all devices.
What does this mean for Wunderlist users?
If users wish to retain their data from Wunderlist, both applications offer the option to export pre-existing to-do lists and other information stored on Wunderlist, then import it into Microsoft To-Do. However, this feature will no longer be available after May 6, 2020—so Wunderlist users are encouraged to make the switch fast!
Making the move to Microsoft To-Do
- Download Microsoft To-Do from the App Store, Google Play — or simply open the Microsoft To-Do web application.
- Sign in with your Microsoft account
(If you don’t have one, you can create one with a pre-existing e-mail address, or log in with an Xbox, Skype or Live account.)
3. A to-do pop-up will appear, allowing you to import all of your pre-existing data from Wunderlist.
(If the pop-up doesn’t show, you can also locate this option in the app’s settings.)
New Features – My Day
With the new move, Microsoft To-Do will be showcasing a new feature—called ‘My Day’—that wasn’t made available to Wunderlist users. ‘My Day’ allows users to focus on what they need to get done for the day. It promises to alleviate the guilt that often settles when you’re not able to check off all of the tasks that you had set out to complete for the day. And for those who don’t wish to be reminded about the unaccomplished tasks, this feature promises to give you a fresh start every day—by offering you a blank canvas to begin your planning with each new day.
Microsoft will also suggest upcoming tasks that users may wish to include into their day, which allows you to have the final say as to what your To-Do list for the day will look like.
Give feedback to Microsoft
This shift from the beloved organization app Wunderlist to the new Microsoft To-Do may be difficult for Wunderlist fans—it is a big change. However, Microsoft To-Do is keen to hear what old-time fans have to say about their new app. Hence, if you would like to suggest any changes or improvements, feel free to leave a comment on Wunderlist’s blog, or send a message directly to Microsoft To-Do’s feedback form.
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Photo credit: The feature image has been provided to us by Microsoft as part of a press kit.
Source: Wunderlist blog post / Crunchbase