Microsoft To-Do Picks Up Faster Sync on Mobile

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Cloud, iOS, Mobile with 8 Comments

The Android and iOS versions of Microsoft To-Do have been updated with faster sync capabilities and other new features.

Confusingly, the updates are otherwise a bit different on each platform.

On Android, Microsoft To-Do 1.39 makes it easier to move tasks between lists: Just swipe right on a to-do, tap the Move to button and choose a destination list. The To-do list in Microsoft To-Do has also been renamed to Tasks, which is already its name on other platforms. Finally, Microsoft also better voice-over support for completing tasks.

On iOS, Microsoft To-Do 1.38.85 also gains a new Undo feature so that you can go back in time if you inadvertently remove a to-do from the Important tasks list. Microsoft also fixed a bug that could cause the app to crash when you removed items from shared to-do lists.

As you may be aware, Microsoft has updated its To-Do app at a furious pace in 2018, in sharp contrast to the situation from a year prior. Just in recent weeks, it has seen Windows Ink support on Windows 10, tagging support, a dark theme, list sharing and steps, and much more.

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9 responses to “Microsoft To-Do Picks Up Faster Sync on Mobile”

  1. lwetzel

    Paul,


    The version I have on my iPhone is 1.39,build 180903.1022. I don't see the undo feature.


    Just checked Apple store and this is what they have posted.


    Version History


    Sep 10, 2018 Version 1.39

    New: We’ve made it easier to move your tasks between lists. Just swipe from the left on the to-do, tap the new yellow Move to button and choose the new list.


    New: We believe that a to-do by any other name would still accomplish just as much, so our To-Do list is now named Tasks.


    Improved: We’re continuing to make improvements to sync and accessibility. This particular update includes faster sync for newly created lists and better voiceover support when completing tasks.


    This update is the last version of Microsoft To-Do that will support iOS 9. Please update to iOS 10 to continue receiving updates.


    Have an idea, feature suggestion or need help? Head to our in-app support in Settings. We’d love to hear from you.


    No mention of the undo.

  2. rmlounsbury

    Curious that the iOS and Android apps don't seem to be at parity feature wise since they are rolling out different features/fixes at different times? Odd indeed.

  3. moranrd

    Your article states, "As you may be aware, Microsoft has updated its To-Do app at a furious pace in 2018, in sharp contrast to the situation from a year prior."


    Really? Furious pace? More like furious about the lack of pace,


    NOT until there is integration with MS Outlook (or other email) will this app take off.


    ToDo Userservice is soliciting suggestions. MS is promising "to do". The integration promise is from November 2017. There are no less than 7,780 votes wanting this.

    • cayo

      In reply to moranrd:


      Integration with Outlook tasks is working fine, at least for Office 365 business accounts. The only problem is that in Outlook you can add screenshots to your tasks, but they do not transfer to To-Do. Just text...

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