Microsoft To-Do Coming to the Mac on June 17

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Mac and macOS, Office 365 with 14 Comments

Microsoft is bringing its To-Do service to the Mac as a dedicated app. The company has been improving Microsoft To-Do across all platforms over the past year or so, and an official Mac app has been long overdue.

Microsoft To-Do users with a Mac were forced to use the web app of the service, which doesn’t really get as many frequent updates like the Windows 10 or mobile apps. The new Microsoft To-Do app for Mac will hopefully offer a better alternative, which Microsoft has been beta testing for a little while.

The company today announced that the new Mac app will be available on June 17, which is only about a week away. The new app is already available on the App Store for pre-order, so if you do sign-up, you will get notified when the app is actually available for download. From the App Store screenshots app, the new To-Do app for Mac looks really nice, too. You can sign-up to get notified when the app is available here. 

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14 responses to “Microsoft To-Do Coming to the Mac on June 17”

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    yoshi

    I'm still waiting for it to show up on my Outlook.com.


    My wife and daughter, both free accounts, have it. My Office 365 Personal does not.

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    ommoran

    "Microsoft To-Do users with a Mac were forced to use the web app..."


    There were Mac users of To-Do?


    I'm still waiting to be able to e-mail a task to To-Do. When is that coming... or did I miss it?

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    james_wilson

    I'm not a programmer but i'm still wondering why this is such a hard thing to do?

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      curtisspendlove

      In reply to James_Wilson:

      It isn't necessarily hard. It's time-consuming.


      Programmers are expensive. Hard to justify the project cost for a small group of users. I can't imagine the number of users using Microsoft To-Do on Mac is a huge number. (In fact, I'd guess this is probably a web-framework--such as Electron--based app and not a "native" one. But I'll be curious to check it out when it's released. I'm honestly a bit confused why the'd invest in a Mac app instead of pushing for a PWA, since MS is very PWA-happy at the moment.)

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    Paul Avvento

    This is surprising to me. I love the app but it strikes me as a prime use for a PWA instead of maintaining 5 different versions (4 apps and web). Either way I'm glad I'll be able to use this at work instead of the website.

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    dontbe evil

    "Microsoft To-Do users with a Mac were forced to use the web app of the service, which doesn’t really get as many frequent updates like the Windows 10 or mobile apps"


    strange for a dead platform

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    lwetzel

    I just wish the would build the app to do what other type apps do. I use Todoist and would really like to shift to To-Do but it can't handle the load.

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