April 19th saw the release of the public preview of the Microsoft To-Do. Introduced as a sort of ‘successor’ to Wunderlist, it was nonetheless presented as a smarter, more simple and intuitive task management application.
Microsoft offered details on its new app through a release on its official blog as well as via a video demo. This was released by Ori Artman, the Microsoft To-Do general manager. He stated that this new app should offer an easy method of organizing and planning your day.
To-Do was developed by the same team that created Wunderlist. However, this new app should offer a smarter, more ‘intuitive’ and ‘personal’ way of organizing the everyday schedule. To-Do will be powered and integrate the Office 365 Suite coupled with an intelligent algorithm.
Starting With April 19th, To-Do Is Available For Public Preview
Microsoft made its latest app available for public preview earlier this week. This means that interested users will be able to test the app’s powers as this will come with a web, Android phone, Windows 10 devices, and iPhone versions.
To-Do will come with the staple features for a list. Users will be able to keep track of deadlines by setting reminders, notes, or due dates. They can also personalize their lists as the app will come with a themes collection.
One of To-Do’s more interesting options will come via the “Intelligent Suggestions”. In its blog, Microsoft presented this as an easy way to manage lists, as these can be ‘just as hard to follows as they were to complete’.
As such, the app will come with two options. Each morning, the My Day list will start out clean. From there, users can either chose what they fill it with or turn to the Intelligent Suggestions. As they tap on its symbol, the lightbulb button, they will receive ideas as to how to organize their day. They will see due or upcoming lists, or recently passed ones, and either can be added to day’s list.
Artman also stated that “We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on what you think would make To-Do even better. You can talk to us via our in-app contact form, on UserVoice, Twitter or Facebook.”
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