Wunderlist and ToDo

Wunderlist was a product bought by Microsoft to allow people to create and deal with “to do” lists and the like. It was integrated with Cortana because you could add it as a connected service.

Just when I was starting to use Wunderlist Microsoft announced they were deprecating it and introducing Microsoft ToDo. Rather naively I assumed this would be a re-brand of Wunderlist but it turned out to be a whole different thing.

ToDo wasn’t updated very much. On the positive side there was a UWP WindowsPhone and Windows 10 app.

Wunderlist seems still to be around and you can still download it from the Store. Cortana lists and reminders don’t seem to relate to either of them.

So is Microsoft ToDo the future and the app I should be using? Is Wunderlist really going to be deprecated and should I really use that? How does Cortana lists and reminders fit into this.

ToDo lists seem to be a something straightforward. How does Microsoft end up with 3 different systems?


Conversation 5 comments

  • TheJoeFin

    Premium Member
    25 January, 2018 - 12:34 pm

    <p>Microsoft continues to say To-Do is the future of their task tracking products. However To-Do only has a tiny fraction of the capability of Wunderlist or Outlook Tasks or Planner or MS Project.&nbsp;</p><p>I hope Microsoft increases their investment in To-Do because it has not been updated like I expected or hoped a new unified Microsoft product would be.&nbsp;</p><p>Personally I still use Wunderlist because it is much better. I someday hope to switch over to To-Do, but I will not switch until it is at least as good as Wunderlist.</p>

  • Alexander Rothacker

    Premium Member
    25 January, 2018 - 6:54 pm

    <p>I'm using Wunderlist and Cortana integration is still working fine. I can tell my Invoke 'Hey Cortana, add butter to my food shopping list' and it does just that. I can also ask her what's on my list, etc. Not sure why you are having problems with your Cortana – Wunderlist integration.</p><p><br></p><p>OTOH, I fully agree. Wunderlist was great and simple, why does MS have to always buy companies, but then completely re-write their products and totally ruin them on the way. IMHO To-Do as it is, is useless.</p>

  • RealDarrenCohen

    27 January, 2018 - 4:05 pm

    <p>I don't understand what Microsoft is doing here. I was a Wunderlist user and after the announcement I tried To Do. It was so far behind in features I had look elsewhere. I now have used ToDoist for nearly a year and love it. Has apps everywhere and does everything I want including calendar integration for just a certain type of task. </p>

  • Rcandelori

    Premium Member
    29 January, 2018 - 3:13 am

    <p>They should have done what they did with Outlook for iOS and Android – simply rebrand Wunderlist as ToDo. Instead they want to reinvent the wheel with a brand new app when the one they just bought does everything already. It's a wonder that shareholders don't hold them accountable for this idiocy. </p>

  • seapea

    30 January, 2018 - 11:41 pm

    <p>One is tempted to say they purchased Wunderlist in order to kill it.</p><p>My best hope was that they would to Wunderlist what they did for Sunrise , but nope – not even that.</p>

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