Cortana Picks Up To-Do List Skills

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, Windows 10, Windows Phones with 7 Comments

Cortana Picks Up To-Do List Skills

Microsoft announced today that it has improved its Cortana personal digital assistant with a new “to do list” skill.

“Cortana’s new to do list skill can now easily help you manage your lists as well as keep track of what you have to do,” a Microsoft representative told me. “The list functionality also works with the popular list-making app, Wunderlist, to help give you even more way to stay organized. Connecting to Wunderlist gives users the ability to add due dates as well as create shared lists.”

As always with Cortana, a few caveats: This new skill is available in English in the US only at the moment. But it does work on Windows 10 for PCs and phones as well as Android and iOS.

To get started, say, “Hey Cortana, create a shopping list” or similar. (Microsoft recommends a holiday list, for example, but you can try things like a vacation list, a to-do list, or whatever you like.)

“The list skill is just one of the ways that Cortana remembers, so you don’t have to,” Microsoft notes. “We’re always adding new Cortana skills.”


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