Microsoft is announcing a redesigned To Do app today. The company first launched Microsoft To Do back in 2017 after acquiring Wunderlist in 2015. The new app is supposed to replace Wunderlist, but it has taken Microsoft a lot of time to get feature-parity with Wunderlist.
Today, it’s launching a new look for Microsoft To Do shortly after the original creator of Wunderlist wanted to buy back the app from Microsoft. Here’s the twist, though: Microsoft’s new To Do app design looks very much like Wunderlist, and the whole promotion for the launch of the new design seems oriented towards Wunderlist customers.
To start off, the new app features the iconic Berlin TV tower that was on Wunderlist to give users a familiar feel. The app now supports background images, and you can choose different backgrounds for every list, too.
“We polished the design of To Do by reducing the header size and adding in more color to give the app warmth and personalization. It’s still the simple and elegant app you love, but now with more options to customize, so you can tailor it to suit yourself and your lists,” Microsoft says.
The idea of the rebrand here is to give Wunderlist users a familiar experience. Microsoft eventually wants to replace Wunderlist with Microsoft To Do, and so it’s taking steps to make sure the new app looks familair to Wunderlist users. “We’ve taken the best of what you love from Wunderlist and brought it into Microsoft’s intelligent, inter-connected, and security-centric ecosystem, to create a new app – Microsoft To Do,” the company said. It’s not exactly clear when Microsoft will actually replace Wunderlist with Microsoft To-Do, but the new design should be rolling out today.