Microsoft redesigns To Do to make it look extra like its Wunderlist predecessor

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When Microsoft purchased 6Wunderkinder, the developer of Wunderlist, in 2015, officers stated they deliberate to close down that task-management app sooner or later and exchange it with its personal To Do app. That transfer nonetheless hasn’t occurred. However this week, Microsoft is rolling out a redesign of To Do this makes an attempt to make it look extra like Wunderlist.

On September 9, Microsoft launched the redesigned To Do, which has smaller headers and extra colours. The app is extra customizable now with quite a lot of backgrounds, “together with the beloved Berlin TV tower that was a characteristic in Wunderlist.”

The app can sync throughout Mac, iOS, Android, Home windows and the Internet. And it integrates with Microsoft work or college e mail accounts; hosted e mail accounts like Outlook, Hotmail or Reside; Microsoft Planner; and Microsoft Launcher on Android.

Final week, simply forward of the redesign launch, former Wunderlist founder Christian Reber tweeted that he’d like to purchase Wunderlist again from Microsoft. In the present day he tweeted “GREAT timing,” with reference to Microsoft’s To Do makeover.

Reber tweeted over the weekend that he “really feel(s) nothing however gratitude for @Microsoft and everybody concerned within the @Wunderlist acquisition in 2015.” However he added “I am simply unhappy that our plans for @Wunderlist did not work out.” Reber tweeted an inventory of issues he’d do if he acquired Wunderlist again,  together with making it open-source and free eternally for shoppers; making it quick and light-weight; constructing shared folders, extra integrations; offering collaborative note-taking; and bringing again public lists.

Since 2015, Microsoft has been comparatively sluggish to do a lot with the expertise it acquired with Wunderlist and became To Do. And tere’s nonetheless no formally launched date as to when Microsoft is planning to close down Wunderlist.

Microsoft’s To Do app is one in all a number of completely different task-management functions and companies Microsoft at the moment provides. Others embrace Outlook Duties, OneNote, Sticky Notes, Notepad and Planner.