First Look: Microsoft’s Project Cheshire, A To-Do List App

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 0 Comments

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Microsoft is working on a new to-do style app called Project Cheshire and while you cannot download it yet, I was able to get my hands on the application.

The application is a basic to-do list app that makes it easy to create lists and tasks but that’s really about it. The application is an Universal app, meaning it will run on any platform that is using Windows 10, but that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise as nearly every app the company is releasing is utilizing the Universal framework.

What’s interesting about this app, aside from that fact that it is barebones and doesn’t really have any compelling feature, is that the company recently purchased Wunderlist. That app is another to-do style application that had 13 million active users, at the time of acquisition, and does the exact same thing as this application does but much more elegantly. Of course, this could be an early version of the next update to Wunderlist or possibly the front end to the new Office 365 planner feature but only time will tell.

If all you are looking for is a basic application for list creation and task management, this could be the app for you. I will say that even though it is painfully simple, it does work well for what you need it to do and for some, this may be exactly what they want.

No word on when this app will be available in the store to everyone but hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer to see it materialize.


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