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Microsoft To Do
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Stay organized and manage your day-to-day with Microsoft To Do. Make shopping lists or task lists, take notes, record collections, set reminders and more to improve your productivity and focus on what matters. Microsoft To Do is the task management app that makes it easy to stay organized and manage your life. Accomplish what’s important to you each day with My Day and Suggestions, personalized day planner tools. Intelligent suggestions recommend tasks from across your lists that may be relevant each day. Quickly capture and retrieve your lists and tasks across devices by syncing reminders and tasks with Microsoft 365 to access them anywhere. For lists in personal accounts, you can collaborate with anyone with updated notifications for any changes to your to-do lists. Capture tasks from different Microsoft apps and services and sync them with Microsoft To Do, from flagging emails as tasks in Outlook to lists from Cortana. Your tasks and lists are hosted securely on the Microsoft 365 service. Make your lists unique with customizable features like emoji, colorful themes, dark mode and more. Stay connected and collaborate with friends and family by sharing lists that stay synced as changes are made. Microsoft To Do Features: Daily planner • Stay focused with My Day, a personalized daily planner with suggested tasks • Get your lists anywhere, on any device • Share your list with anyone and work together • Add notes to any task Task manager • Share lists and tasks with your friends, family, colleagues, and classmates • Get notified when others create, complete or remove tasks in shared lists • Personalize your lists by choosing theme colors or backgrounds • Set one-time or recurring due dates and reminders • Break your tasks into manageable steps • Attach up to 25MB of files to any task To-do lists for any purpose • Bill planner • Shopping lists • Set reminders • Task management • Business calendar • Note taking • And more Microsoft 365 Integration • Sync your tasks between Outlook and To Do • Host lists and tasks with the reliability and security of Microsoft 365 • Compile tasks from across your Microsoft 365 apps and services Whether it's for work, school, or home, To Do helps you organize and simplify your plans. To Do is free and available on all your devices. Learn more: https://to-do.microsoft.com Follow us on Twitter: @MicrosoftToDo Have an idea or feature suggestion? https://todo.uservoice.com/ Need support? https://todosupport.helpshift.com/ By installing Microsoft To Do, you agree to the Microsoft Terms of Use: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=842575
Needs compact mode
by Sonicfa on 2021/03/05 05:44
Please make a compact mode to see more items on one page without scrolling so much. This is a badly needed feature.
Widget Support?
by DeacMG on 2021/03/04 20:29
Would be nice to expand To Do to support the widget board.
Nothing wrong
by Jessy055 on 2021/03/04 17:42
I really like this app. Seems nothing wrong with it.
Please integrate this with the mobile Outlook.
by Phillysdon04 on 2021/03/04 15:44
Please integrate this with the mobile Outlook.
Absolutely on par with wunderlist
by Kermetajb on 2021/03/04 10:33
You guys did it! You successfully acquired one of the best to do apps, made it your own, and exceeded all previous functionality. Nice work! So glad you kept the old themes btw.
Stop forcing me to use features I never asked for
by disastridf on 2021/03/02 23:04
I don’t want to use (or see) “My Day” and I can’t figure out how to get rid of it and your Help section is useless
Terrible !!!!!!!
by MissiB777 on 2021/03/02 22:06
Keeps longing me out and can’t access it at all
No functionality to email/text a list.
by IMissWunderlist on 2021/03/02 18:30
No functionality to email/text a list. Wunderlist was great that way.
Good, but widget doesn’t seem to auto update
by Adams for Peace on 2021/03/02 14:11
So glad there’s a new widget feature, but the widget itself appears to be... not entirely functional. Since To-Do is designed as a sync-able task manage, it should have the ability to auto update the widget based on changes made remotely (e.g. on the Windows PC app). However, the widget does not inherit these changes until the iOS app itself is opened. I believe this should be possible because the native calendar app does it!
I used to think of the people who rate this stuff as no-lifes
by v dxfine v on 2021/03/01 03:54
I’m a high schooler taking 15 different classes and this app has literally been my life support. It’s a really basic app, so if you're looking for an app with a bunch of different features go some where else. I just love it for its simplicity, it makes things straightforward and organized. I recommend it ten times over to pretty much anyone who wants a flexible way to record things they need to get done. Good luck with your work .-.
No technical support
by abb654 on 2021/02/27 06:48
I was told by Microsoft this product is no longer supported.
Simply The Best
by catlady1779 on 2021/02/27 00:06
This app is life changing! Keeps me organized and on tracks
Glitchy
by Fhfccfhg on 2021/02/26 00:19
Mostly works but there are better options. For example it often adds two of an item to my list, so that I have to delete one of them. Also, half the time it will fail to upload an image I take with the camera. I feel like this app should be more polished. One other thing is that things seem to get checked/unchecked on the list that I don’t tap, though this may just be due to me accidentally hitting the screen when I grab my phone while shopping.
Apple Watch app
by Underratedtoxic12 on 2021/02/25 18:51
Please bring it to Apple Watch I love this app I use it all the time and it would be great if it was on Apple Watch
Why is ‘more’ located so close the the ‘delete’ icon? Really guys!?
by Mr. Male on 2021/02/25 12:21
Fix it - seriously, your supposed to be Microsoft.
Terrible . Wish Wunderlist took back their app
by zethuz on 2021/02/24 23:35
Refuses to sync across devices .Thanks for nothing Microsoft!!
Awesome app
by raquelmr2 on 2021/02/24 19:44
This app just makes everything much easier in the office and at home. I write everything here and I don’t forget to do anything.
Poor replacement for Wunderlist
by Annexoid on 2021/02/24 18:51
They bought Wunderlist and came up with this. Doestnt have the key useful features it. Reminder notifications doesnt work, the app chooses which task to remind as it pleases. No easy view of due tasks thats coking up in next few days.
To do
by jacknchip on 2021/02/24 11:08
It’s been screwed up since Microsoft took over
Ruined
by FTS Design on 2021/02/24 08:42
Why is there an update every week? Also, you should’ve just left Wünderlist as it was.
Just deleted it
by PeskyIpodUser on 2021/02/24 00:28
Used to be very fond of this app but today when I tried to use it it sent me down some sort of security rathole that involved entering my user/password three or four times, getting a validation code emailed to me (which it didn’t do) then another round or two of passwords, a texted verification number and FINALLY it let me in. And then though it showed me all my list names, would go nowhere but the Today screen. A once fine app now lives in the bitbucket with the other useless stuff Really disappointed in you MS
Hate it
by Twigagiraffe on 2021/02/23 17:17
My organization was using Wunderlist and loved every feature. So Microsoft bought this popular app and CHANGED it! Now it doesn’t do half the things we need. We’re looking for a new app and will leave To Do as soon as we find a replacement. If you liked Wunderlist, don’t use To Do.
Requires account.
by joe51923 on 2021/02/23 13:06
App insists on creating an account. No local only mode.
Love the app, but hope it still evolves a bit too
by JWD3629 on 2021/02/23 00:57
I am a power user of Tasks in Outlook and I love this app for interacting with my tasks. I would definitely like to be able to switch between my business and personal Microsoft accounts, but otherwise really love the app.
Widget
by Whos_whoo on 2021/02/22 15:43
Thank you for the widget. I was emailed a response on how to change the widget details. Got what I wanted. Hopefully iOS soon makes widgets actionable. As it limits productivity uses for the widget. In general iOS has been a pretty limited productivity OS. Android is better. But Window 10 Mobile was where it was at.
Not the best
by 4runner18 on 2021/02/22 12:36
Disappointing effort by such a big company in trying to replace Wunderlist. They have made progress but only years later. Can’t believe still no iOS Widget. Almost like they just don’t want to give it up to Apple.
A great tool!
by Daylen Westwood on 2021/02/22 12:22
I’m impressed by how far Microsoft to do has come. It started out as a simple app but now has come a long way. Every bit of this App is useful. It helps to be organized with lists and notes. It’s so helpful. Thanks developers.
Useless
by Bubba P Smith on 2021/02/22 11:37
You create a to do list with due dates and it doesn’t show up on the my day page. What good is it?
Very useful and tidy
by al.xander on 2021/02/22 07:35
It's a bit frustrating to go in every day and add repeating tasks to My Day. If it's repeating, then I think it should at least have the option of appearing in the main list--especially when My Day is the only list available for the widget. Aside from this, it's easy to use, very tidy, and intuitive. There's like a 1 minute learning curve and that's it.
To do
by Do to done on 2021/02/21 04:33
Great app. Does what it should to keep track of my “to-do’s”....Now, if it could actually do them!
Widgets on iPadOS, please!
by plmnbvfr on 2021/02/19 16:41
Please
Useful Connection to Outlook
by AlxReview07 on 2021/02/19 15:07
I like the app but some key features need to be added. I very much like the synchronization with Outlook. 1. Reminder notifications should remain on the Lock Screen. iPhone reminders stay on the Lock Screen even after you unlock your iPhone. This would be a crucial improvement if to do could match reminders. 2. A widget that allows you to mark reminders as complete would be extremely useful. 3. More integration with iPhone reminders/ outlook. Would love for these reminders to be seen on Mac version of outlook.
iOS 14 Home Screen Widget does NOT exist
by kfender on 2021/02/19 14:14
The App Store page says there is an iOS 14 widget. It does not show up on my iPhone 12 Pro Max as an option. It does not exist as written in the App Store description.
Great, but how to report bugs?
by bobi35788 on 2021/02/19 01:55
I have to do installed in my iPhone and mac. Starting about one week ago, the app started duplicating all new tasks.
Terrible compared to Wunderlist
by Cards21 on 2021/02/18 16:37
This new take over of Wunderlist really went terrible! And it's been over a year so far doing nothing to make it better!! At first when we heard Microsoft was buying Wunderlist we believed the software and program could only get better. We were way off!! The new ownership of the old program they acquired turned a "flagship App" to a dogsh** base of what they took over. We are definitely sad to see how terrible the new format and operation of this App has become without updates to improve performance and use. Crazy to think if they had just left it alone and didn't even build off of it at all, when they first took over Wunderlist, it still would have been 1000% better than what they have now. So sad Microsoft (stay out of the App business, not your gig) I'm a real user who had Wunderlist since 2017 who now is desperately seeking another platform because Microsoft TO-DO was a complete flop!
Duplicate entries
by DakotaMilkshakes on 2021/02/18 14:16
Can you please fix the duplicate entry issue in shared lists?
????????
by claybear13 on 2021/02/18 09:54
It’s not that I dislike the app, it’s that it doesn’t integrate well with Microsoft’s own foundational Outlook task functionality. I’m flexible enough to deal with a different interface, but the fact that I have to think through managing tasks in a COMPLETELY different frame depending on whether I’m looking at my phone, working from home in my Mac, or working on my office PC is stupid. Like don’t even have the same options to color code everything. All I can do from here is create placeholders, and then I have to ACTUALLY manage everything from the office. The only remedy would be to totally flip systems—at which point I could only create placeholders at the office and then have to manage everything from my phone?
Works great
by litbelb on 2021/02/17 04:23
It: Saves Syncs Reminds me It works great
What Would I do Without You To Do
by No Nickname Why is it taken on 2021/02/16 22:39
It’s a great app, I like all the flexibility and functionality.
Small, Clean, and Functional
by K. Leviathan on 2021/02/16 21:11
It works really well as a catch all for tasks and todo’s. The only thing it is lacking is a memo pad, outlook integration. I would suggest to friends and family.
Theme
by Brkzzzz on 2021/02/16 18:55
I cannot change theme for some unknown reason. Except this, it’s the best to do list ever!!
Apple Watch
by Shamu124 on 2021/02/14 20:28
Please add an Apple Watch app.
Only a single account :(
by Schbrownie on 2021/02/14 16:49
It’s ok- but unlike the desktop version, you can only have a single account... so I can either have my work to do to my personal to do list on my phone. (And since I have only one phone used for personal and work - it’s an issue for me).
Great app
by Dr. Mock on 2021/02/13 21:48
This app is great for keeping track of things and it’s able to break it down into small pieces. I wish outlook showed the details of each app and it’s client
Great App!
by suninmoon on 2021/02/13 18:26
Very pleasantly surprised by this app and I’m enjoying it over the reminders app from Apple
Great stuff
by Slavy77 on 2021/02/13 17:18
Works great for tracking projects and keeps me on track to get things done. Great mobile app and love how it integrates with my computer.
Better than Google Tasks
by QueenDucky1403 on 2021/02/13 14:33
I was increasingly frustrated with the limits of Google Tasks, especially having to go hunting for them on my calendar, inability to sort "my way", and just clunky methods of creation and usage of lists. Then someone recommended Microsoft To Do! This is everything a list app should be. Sortable by various criteria. Keeps the items that have been crossed off. Dates can be assigned, or not. AND, it's cross platform, so I can see it and add to it or make changes on iDevices and on my PC and laptop. Thanks!
The widget doesn’t do anything
by Lefty_86 on 2021/02/12 07:22
You can’t check things off. It only opens to the app. Frustrating. It doesn’t make isn’t sense. Let me mark the checkbox and scroll the list in the widget.
Gutted Wunderlist and now M$ account req’d
by Bee-Ten on 2021/02/12 00:55
They gutted Wunderlist and now M$ account req’d. Seemed like they were going to do great things with the app. But, no.
Needs iOS calendar integration
by Jkchewy on 2021/02/11 22:25
I love my iOS calendar and the fact it integrates seamlessly across my Apple devices. If you added support for syncing to the iOS calendar then this would be perfect. I like many use my iOS calendar exclusively as it’s my mobile device. If you want to complete them you need to get that data and allow for automatic integration (with permission) it into your app.
Solid with great Interface
by Artie Long on 2021/02/11 09:41
Awesome app to help you organize and then complete tasks. It works well and is easy to use.
Little feedback
by entreinnovate on 2021/02/11 08:28
When you check off a task, it shouldn’t show a red date in your past tasks. You should just turn the date it was due white or grey. I feel like when you complete something before you said you needed to it shouldn’t turn red because it’s an old date. It gives less satisfaction when it’s red which I associate with incomplete.
I want to like it more
by Hheuebeiendinwjw on 2021/02/11 01:15
To Do is a good task manager with solid integration with other Microsoft apps and it finally has widgets (more on that). The way the app allows tags using # makes it more flexible than iOS Reminders . Where the apps falls short is the abyssal lack of option for recurring tasks.There is no justification for Microsoft preventing from setting recurring reminders on the first Monday or workday of each month; unless it is to push other products like Planner. The widgets, which inexplicably took months to implement, waste a lot of space for headers and use large fonts reducing the number of items displayed; It's not functional and it is ugly. I want to like To Do more but it needs to make better compromises. Though iOS Reminders is functionally inferior, it easier to work around its gaps.
Hangs on the login screen
by mn1980 on 2021/02/10 20:28
Can’t really say anything more since I never even got to use the app
Easy to use
by ksysker on 2021/02/10 13:13
Easy use
iOS widget is a joke
by gink77 on 2021/02/10 10:08
We waited an entire year for an iOS widget and it’s a glorified link to the app... wishing Microsoft didn’t buy wunderlist.
Wunderlist became Worthless
by Lavialos on 2021/02/09 20:44
Anything Microsoft touches turns to dust. The To Do app is terrible. Nothing more needs to be said. I loved Wunderlist, Microsoft gutted it and turned it into a featureless clone that doesn’t even work half as well as Wunderlist did.
Still no widget
by MomMD of 4 on 2021/02/08 23:17
I updated as they said the widget was finally here - I sure can’t find it. Still no widget. Also there is no way to set a recurring reminder for the first Friday (or any other day) of the month. This was the reason I used a different app for my tasks, but the developer stopped supporting it, so I had to switch to this one. Sigh....
Great
by Terry Franklin on 2021/02/08 20:56
Very helpful tool with frequent meaningful updates.
Was 5 stars
by Wood John on 2021/02/08 16:29
I love this app, but the last update lowered my rating from 5 stars to 2. The My Day suggestions feature revamp was not a good improvement. I often have tasks that I complete, but then do again the next day. In the previous version, the suggestions option showed all tasks from the previous day (completed or not) as well as other suggestions. In the updated version, completed tasks are not shown. Showing completed tasks from the previous day also would allow me to review yesterday before planning my day for today. Without that the app is worthless to me. I hope that ability is restored, or made a user selectable option. And I am surprised that there is still no Apple Watch app!
😐
by pTorque on 2021/02/08 14:10
I would have liked it better if there was a way to look back on days from the past.
To do list
by GLFCEP on 2021/02/08 13:23
STOP making me sign in so often.
Almost perfect
by ahsanu1337 on 2021/02/08 01:55
Not much to ask for in this app. Just needs a widget for quick access
Great overall, some new features I’d like to see
by gleimy719 on 2021/02/07 19:01
This app really is great. Especially after customization, I have no complaints about what is already on this app. I especially like that it’s synced to my Microsoft account so I can sign in anywhere and see my lists. For 5 stars I would like to see a calendar view. Online, Microsoft said they were working on this. But I think that was 3 years ago…. Would really make this the perfect app.
reordering is annoying AF
by JATX50 on 2021/02/06 14:07
Cannot reorder sub-items, they just go to the main list and I have to start all over again. Drives me crazy.
Locked out
by nickname3937363 on 2021/02/05 21:46
After some kind of update to the app, I am no longer able to access any of my data. I get the message “This work or school account doesn’t work with To Do.” Well, it certainly was working before the update. This app was ok before this update. However, I really wanted to be able to put the same task into multiple categories but the app didn’t really support that feature. I will be moving to another to-do app.
Keeps logging me out. Every time asks for password reset
by resourty on 2021/02/05 14:11
Not happy
Don’t delete My Day tasks
by NW Island Girl on 2021/02/05 02:07
This app is OK, but most importantly, erases everything I do not complete and check off for My Day. So, every morning, I have to start from scratch and add the things BACK to My Day that I didn’t complete yesterday, and I have to go to Tasks and find them and add them to my new My Day. This is inefficient; leave the tasks that are unchecked for the next day! The app creates extra work.
One problem ☝️
by pao9823 on 2021/02/05 00:44
I love this app so much the only one I use for my Mac book and iPhone, I big suggestion can you please add more pictures or let us add our own picture please thank you 🙏🏾
Bought and destroyed Wunderlist
by r0han26 on 2021/02/04 21:48
No way to turn off “my day”. Wunderlist was so much better. I have faced problems with repeated events not showing up, and not getting notifications sometimes.
“Completed” volume is tied to ringer volume
by BenR0 on 2021/02/04 21:02
iOS has two volume sliders: in-app volume (for games or media for example) and the ringer volume. When checking off completed items, a ding is played back at the ringer volume and not at the app volume. In, for example, a grocery store, this noise is loud and draws attention and it is not easy to turn it down because the ringer volume is set in settings. Turning the ringer down for an app and then needing to turn it back up to hear when you are called, is not a great experience. Background notes: Recently my ringer volume setting was changed so that I have to go into settings to change it. (This might be a new default system setting, there is a setting to turn it back. ) It also makes sense to keep the ringer at a useful volume while reducing the chance of accidentally leaving it quiet. This may be the way Apple is moving going forward.
Someone please help
by Mr. Bohemian on 2021/02/04 15:04
After I left a negative review the app started crashing permanently. I left too much important information on this app I don't know what I can do about Microsoft's bullying.
Widget on the way?
by woozydood on 2021/02/04 13:44
I’ve been using this app for about a month and I love it. Simple and clean. I think an iOS widget would take it to the next level!
Question
by Colie8 on 2021/02/03 21:25
I got this after having Wunderlist, as they instructed me to do. I downloaded all my lists that I have had for years so I made sure not to lose them. However whenever I open my lists now, it just says “getting lost ready” and nothing happens. Did I lose all my lists?!😭
Support for Apple Watch please
by --------$$$$$$$ on 2021/02/03 05:19
This app was a great but I wish Microsoft will rolling out the Watch version ⌚
Lacks most basic efficiency features
by Bneuch on 2021/02/02 22:25
ToDo has so much talent and weight behind it with Microsoft that it’s beyond me how it lacks the most basic features to make it efficient to use. Example: Every time a due date changes, it takes multiple clicks & scrolls — due date and reminder date are not linked. And no ability to drag to next month for example. Though some of the interface is nice, it’s impossible to get hooked on this app- feels like i work for it; it certainly doesn’t work for me.
Good but...
by MEH1 on 2021/02/02 04:25
The app is good but can be great. Please add the ability to add and switch between different MS accounts. Once this is enabled then the app will be great.
Login
by andalousiana on 2021/02/01 20:41
Ständig muss man sich neu einloggen.
Can we get a Widget?
by zokutexu on 2021/02/01 17:13
All this app is missing is a widget
Perfect for my needs
by jamiefrombefore on 2021/02/01 14:20
I love Things 3, but having a Windows desktop in addition to my iDevices... This fits my needs way better at the moment. Great design language and excellent functionality.
So disappointed
by JakecGross on 2021/02/01 12:49
Give me back Wunderlist! Nothing but problems since the switch. Sync problems all the time. Today I opened the app and all my data had been deleted. #thanksbillgates
Sync???
by dhorsman31 on 2021/02/01 05:34
Really wanted this app to be the go-to task app. Great interface, really user-friendly. But for crying out loud, a Microsoft app can't sync properly with Office 365??? Finally gave up on this. And I always use Microsoft apps. Welp, not this time.
Decent with some missing features
by syking919 on 2021/01/31 23:36
Would be better if this synced with OneNote tasks. Also, OneNote should be able to schedule notes for follow up like google keep
Best App I have
by typical busy mom on 2021/01/31 20:23
Keeps my family apprised of what to get at grocery. Also I have used it for recipe ingredient lists, my favorite songs , exercise list, flowers to plant in my region. The most used app I have.
Would love a widget for Home Screen
by Review nickname 112 on 2021/01/31 13:45
Love this app but having a widget showing a preview of my to do list for the day puts these items front and center on my mind when I view my phone
garbage
by rtd-rtd on 2021/01/30 22:40
No extension, no widgets. Thank you ms to make the best app into piece of garbage.
Good app, but missing home screen widget
by CTUGhost on 2021/01/28 14:03
I like this app better than Apple's Notes app, but I wish the developers would create a home screen widget.
Usable but not quite there
by Practicalsense on 2021/01/28 13:02
Many of the Wunderlist features made it in.
Keeps Crashing
by ralphiered on 2021/01/27 13:18
Crashes often on iOS 14.2 Connected to my work outlook account for using task list only tasks tend to have medium sized notes (20-50 lines of text)
Hopefully widget support is coming soon?
by T3chnicolor on 2021/01/26 23:34
I am hoping you add support for iOS widgets soon. Also, sharing lists and assigning tasks is not intuitive and still very buggy.
Widgets?
by Docchui on 2021/01/26 22:28
Seems impossible for Microsoft to make a widget for this app. The native app of iOS seems to be working the same with this, plus a widget. I had high hopes with this app.
pretty good student planner
by Colls4498 on 2021/01/26 14:37
I’m using this for school and so far I love it! I can make groups for my classes, then add lists to those groups for reading assignments, exams, etc. However, it would be nice to have an updated version with widget capabilities... no planner apps for students have a widget, let alone with weekly view, upcoming assignments or anything. Would make this app top-tier...
Could be amazing IF multiple accounts were supported.
by Jesspro on 2021/01/26 12:51
This would be amazing if supported multi accounts like on other versions.
Love ❤️ the app
by Fuentesfab on 2021/01/25 19:57
It’s the best for people who need reminders !
No sharing outside your organization
by 6008Nic on 2021/01/24 15:34
Wunderlist used to be great but now you can’t share lists with anyone not in your organization. Makes this worthless for us.
Microsoft ruined it
by Choco Cronut on 2021/01/24 00:51
'Wunderlist' did wonders for me(full five stars back then)... 'Microsoft to do' ruined it so much, I don't even want to give one star. I'm deleting this app!
Will not sync with other users
by Tradxnet on 2021/01/23 10:16
Now that Microsoft owns the app it no longer, shared lists no longer sync. I loved Womdeelists ability to sync well. Will be looking for an alternative.
Bugs
by amir sadegh s on 2021/01/22 22:17
At first I appreciate this app and thank you but i think it’s better to rectify sorting, for example i need to have my every single day by itself and it can’t update my plan before the past task had done
The Apple Reminders killer
by theSundanceKid on 2021/01/22 04:14
This app rocks!! I love iPhones but you won’t realize how bad the Apple Reminders app is until you use Microsoft To Do. Apple should be embarrassed.
FINALLY Matches & Surpasses Wunderlist!
by LYAppleUser on 2020/06/04 16:08
This morning, the creators of “Microsoft To Do” FINALLY fixed enough of the features on this app to meet my former expectations of “Wunderlist!” “Microsoft To Do” (at first) had a lot of fun new features like colorful backgrounds for lists, and a few more sorting options, but was still missing some of the BASICS I enjoyed in “Wunderlist:” Here are my favorite two: 1) Being able to quickly recover a RECENTLY checked-off item at the TOP of the completed items, within a given list. Example: In “To Do” completed items were initially only alphabetized. I have an ongoing (reusable) grocery list including HUNDREDS of products. I even number them, by aisle, to ensure I see them “in order.” (Even if I’m in a different store, it still, at least, “categorizes” them together). But an “accidentally checked off” item, while shopping, was virtually GONE (until I got home & realized what was missing). This was fixed! Now I can just look at the TOP of the completed list. And, 2) Now I can see upcoming tasks separated out BY DAYS. In the past, anything beyond tomorrow was lumped together. Now, just like in Wunderlist, I can quickly find an upcoming day to which a task can be quickly moved/reassigned. And one of my favorite NEWER features of “To Do:” if you want certain tasks to recur/repeat in the future, say, only Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays (as opposed to once a week, or once a day) it can do this! Very cool. Keep up the great work!
Best To-Do List App I have Found
by TheZZman2000 on 2019/10/16 14:17
I would have to say that overall Microsoft To-Do is a fantastic app and definitely the best to-do list app I have used. They make it very easy for someone with an ever growing and changing list of things that need to be done to organize everything in their life. For example: I have my main tasks listed in the default list but I also have a list for each of the jobs I work, and a group with lists for all of my college classes and their assignments. And the best part is you can view everything that needs to be done today, tomorrow, next week, and later from all of those lists all on one page in the “Planned” tab. This app also works really well across multiple platforms by instantly syncing changes. I use it on my iPhone, iPad, and Windows PC. A main feature I would really love to see added for the versions on iOS and iPadOS is the ability to add Microsoft To-Do to your widgets this way you can see and check things off your list all right from your home screen. My biggest complaint is that whenever you add a task from the “Planned” tab it defaults to being due yesterday??? But overall it’s a to-do list app and I think you would have a really difficult time finding a better one out there.
Not Terrible but There’s Issues
by nyx74 on 2020/03/05 22:16
So I’m trying to wean myself off Wunderlist to the To Do app and while it’s not terrible there are issues. For one I’m not crazy about the Planned section at all. If anything it feels cluttered and unorganized. The earlier tab brings up tasks I’ve not set dates for and ironically haven’t used recently but the only way I can remove them is by marking them as complete and 100% eliminating them. So unless I want to continuously create a new shopping task rather than edit the preexisting one in my earlier tab I guess they’ll have to hang around uselessly in Planned. The other issue I have with Planned is how jumbled up the rest of the week looks when you’re trying to see what tasks are coming up. In Wunderlist your week was sectioned into days and your tasks were allotted to those days. Now the tasks are all piled together under one tab that accounts for most of the week and it just seems like unnecessary clutter. The other issues I came across was that “My Day” doesn’t auto populate which seems rather redundant and I preferred when the important tasks moved to the top of the lists. It would also be really awesome to move the tasks assigned to each day in an order of importance if that became available. I know To Do is still an app in progress but I do rely upon my planners a lot and hope it eventually becomes as successful as the beloved Wunderlist.
Game Changer
by friedlawyer on 2020/08/17 04:00
This app is extremely useful and, unlike many apps that are merely fun and interesting, this one could literally change your life or business if applied thoughtfully. It has some features built in which seem to follow suggestions from mainstream best sellers on organization such as one of my personal favorites: Getting Things Done by David Allen. I know it is based off another program which I never owned. I use the app on my iPhone, iPad and two versions on my desktop—one in a web browser and an iOS app. All four versions have similar features but actually have some extra features you gave to search for almost like a treasure hunt! The browser version allows you to copy tasks and next steps which allows you to create templates for repeated tasks. You can share lists with friends/co-workers as well to delegate next-steps. I recommend you explore the program thoroughly before spending time making detailed lists—there are a few things it cannot do, and knowing what they are helps you to organize your lists properly. I am still exploring the program but have been using it with a lot of success. Good luck. I’m sure Microsoft will continue to improve the program over time.
Works well just needs a few tweaks!
by djun13l on 2020/04/18 14:08
I used to write all my checklists on paper pads and cross things out and then throw away the papers when I was done, but this app is perfect! I can make organized categories of checklists so I can have multiple ongoing lists, and I like that items can be pinned to My Day for what I need to get done today specifically. And the checked off sound is great! My only complaints are that the UI could use some small adjustments. I like to check off items, but then after, I have to delete them. I personally don't think both are necessary but my main issue is that it takes a while to delete items! If I've completed a bunch of items then I have to spend several minutes deleting each one. Also, it's a little difficult to swipe the menu open, I frequently end up unintentionally moving the position of one list item so then they get scrambled, if I didn't accidentally combine two items and have to delete and re-add one. And of course when I want to rearrange the items, they don't want to insert to the bottom of the list either. I'm hoping these things will get fixed over time but so far I'm enjoying the app!
Needs a lot of work
by Isami87 on 2018/05/02 12:44
I am a physician and a scientist who requires a good to-do app to keep everything straight on a daily basis. Wunderlist was really the perfect tool for this, allowing me to organize and share tasks with lab members and clinical colleagues. When I learned it would eventually replace wunderlist, I decided to give To-Do a solid try. I imported all my lists from wunderlist, familiarized myself with all of To-Do’s features, and used it in place of Wunderlist for a good week. Unfortunately, a year after it’s unveiling, To-Do still needs a lot of work. The lack of a way to group related lists and the inability to automatically place tasks that are due today into the “my day” folder are critical deficiencies. Sure you can click the lightbulb in the “my day” folder and select all the upcoming tasks with the help of “suggestions,” but many (like me) cant remember to do that on a daily basis. The point of a to-do app is to make remembering all of your daily tasks unnecessary. I had so many issues with missing things (I literally have a hundred tasks some days) that I had to switch back to Wunderlist within a week. I know that the Microsoft team is working hard on To-Do behind the scenes. I plan to keep checking in and switch to to-do once it truly integrates all the features of wunderlist.
So close to perfect! Needs location awareness/geofencing
by mikedoitunes on 2021/01/21 22:11
The way this functions and performs has the robustness, flexibility, dependability and platform-agnosticism to be a reliable personal task manager. It provides enough structure so one doesn’t need to think too much about where things go, yet isn’t too rigid where you feel like you need to work around limitations/restrictions. Works the same across all devices. Has rich-enough detail to use as a quick notes inbox w/ photo and file attachment included. Easy to add subtasks. Has alert and due dates as separate fields for fine tuned notifications. The only thing that needs to be added is geofence-based notifications so one can schedule alerts to be triggered when leaving or reaching a designated location. It would be great if this could also be combined with the alert times too, so you could schedule an notification for when you leave work only after 5:00pm. This feature is available in Apple reminders, and that comes really close to To Do minus the native app availability on other platforms. Microsoft, if you’re reading this, y’all have made the ultimate free task management app, and it has significantly improved my life. If you can add the geolocation features that would make this app perfect!
Not dependable, squirly
by nicujlc on 2020/11/10 19:17
Nowhere is there any clue about how it functions across different devices. On my iPhone if I just hit the screen the wrong way it can erase something, not even highlighting it at the time, and it deletes a whole line of information! There’s no way that I know of to long press or a menu screen at the top to “undo type”. There’s only the cut/copy/paste/select/select all and other and undo is NOT in that other list. As soon as I open the other device it sync’s to—- ZIP!! it’s gone too!!! I can’t tell you how many delicate pieces of information it’s deleted that way. The cursor gets stuck at the 2nd character from the left all the time and is hard to get the cursor over to the left without erasing a whole line. So some parts of the app aren’t very user-friendly for phone use. Having a confirmation conversation window before erasing something would be a nice feature. I wish it had the capability having visible notebook lines for organization. Lately it’s been duplicate self- re-typing in web addresses when I click on one that’s already been placed in there prior. Then unbeknownst to me I have 2 or 3 of them right on top of each other and have to backtrack out of them. On a phone this is tedious and time-consuming, let alone frustrating. Wunderlist never did this stuff.
Much Better than the Rest Including Wunderlist!
by Jim NY on 2020/09/19 08:23
ToDo Microsoft I have struggled with this app over the last year always going back to gtasks and Due after giving up on To Do after a few days each time. It is now my main app. I love it. I surprisingly have grown to love the way the My Day disappears every night. It's very fast to repopulate every morning and you can scrutinize the list and just leave out the unnecessary ones. I have tried probably 10 todo apps and I'm kind of surprised that this one is by a good margin the best. However, why start the week on SUNDAY? Why not Monday as the Desktop version. Why not give options/customizing for snooze the way the excellent Due app does? Also, the Reminder later today or tomorrow is lame. Again, they can learn a lot from Due. Why not be customizable or just make it remind me in 1 hour as an option? Anyway, congratulations on some significant improvements!
Not bad but not good either
by Karid73 on 2020/03/23 17:38
I am also a wunderlist fan trying to make the switch. The biggest frustration I have at the moment is when I’m making my grocery list. I always sorted on wunderlist with the importance or the star icon. And then I put the list in order from my routine in the store. I weekly shop for a family of 6 and it takes me about 45 mins with my list in order including driving time. However with this new app I can sort my list by importance but then they won’t let you reorder your items manually also. So when I cancel the sort list by importance it changes it to some other way of sorting. Instead of just leaving it in it’s previous sorted order but making it so I can make manual changes it changes the sorting order. I have no idea which order since I took off any kind of sorting. It’s very frustrating. So it looks like it’s impossible to put my shopping list in order of how I go through the store to make it quicker. Without first writing my list down and then transferring it to this app. When I don’t have my list in order my shopping trip takes quite a bit longer to complete. It’s so frustrating especially with this corona virus situation and me being in the high risk category as I’m expecting. Please update the app to make it more like wunderlist!!!!!!!
Gets Cluttered Fast
by Skiskull on 2019/12/05 18:23
This is like every other notepad app out there, meaning it does nothing helpful for how people put together real life task lists. I use my iPhone’s notepad with checkboxes, and manually update tasks for everything i do. Some are daily, some are long-term. So of course a real to do list app would be able to organize that right? And allow daily tasks to reoccur and be completed daily, alongside long-term ones. Well this app, like all the others, doesn’t. You can make tasks reoccur... but they won’t show up in ‘My Day’ by default. BUT after you complete one for the day (eg. Brush teeth), it’ll just reappear randomly in the list with subtext of ‘tomorrow’, which is beyond useless, beyond unintuitive or logical, and clutters the entire list. Then the whole ‘My Day’ feature gets pretty dumb if tasks can’t autopopulate there. All in all, giving Microsoft the responsibility to make something intuitive is always bound to fail, so this is really just like every other worthless, weakly supported, temporarily-named, overlapping functionality MS product out there. Win10’s, and to a lesser extent the Office suite is fine (necessary evils really, you can’t escape Windows or Office), but don’t let that fool you into thinking ANYTHING else they ever introduce in their ecosystem is useful or useable.
Not as Good as Wunderlist - Needs Improvement
by HeatherMDP on 2020/03/09 01:21
I was a Wunderlist user for many, many years. When I upgraded to a new phone recently, I saw the notice that Wunderlist will be going away (sad face) and this will be its replacement. I was happy to be able to transfer all my lists easily to this new app. However, one of the biggest annoyances about this one is that I can’t manually rearrange my lists! It allows you to automatically arrange it by such things as alphabetically and importance (starred items). However, you can’t rearrange it further. For instance, if you have multiple items with stars, and you have the list sorted by importance, but you add a new starred item, it goes to the bottom of the starred items, and you can’t move it to the very top unless you change the entire order of all items (whether they are starred or not) by date of creation or something. But then, your starred items aren’t at the top anymore and are scattered throughout. This is sssooo annoying; it makes me not want to use this app at all. I want to be as loyal to this app as I was to Wunderlist. This is a big oversight in the design of this app. Until this is fixed, I can only give it 3 stars. PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!
Frustrated!
by Dust907601 on 2020/04/18 17:34
I am so frustrated with Microsoft To Do! It has been extremely frustrating trying to import my lists to Microsoft To Do from Wunderlist. It will not store any of my image files within the app, but says I can import them onto my phone or computer as a file, which defeats the purpose of having a list for things that need files. For instance, I have a dietary food chart that I need to refer to frequently. The app does not allow for this due to the file size being too large. I enjoy making lists of gift ideas or future things I wish to order with a web site or image on my list. It will not allow for any of this, which has caused me to no longer have access to these lists. I did download these as a file but it is not in list form but just a mis mash list of images one after another. Also, another frustration is that when I simply wanted to invite my husband to share a grocery list with me, it ended up inviting a whole group of my contacts that were added automatically somehow. I miss the ease of Wunderlist and hope that Microsoft can update this app to make it at least as good as Wunderlist was.
Merely populates iPhone Reminders
by billy'n'holly on 2020/05/11 11:12
I’ll give this app 2-stars because it doesn’t crash ... but seriously, why would anyone WANT to quit using the superior Wunderlist for this half-effort? Any item you create is stored in the iPhone Reminders as a to-do, but neither scheduled nor shared with associates. Items are not entered by default with a due date, and even if you do add a due or reminder date, they’ll disappear from “today” and don’t carry over to tomorrow, so you must manually add any tasks from a single list of ALL tasks. If you mark an item with a star ... well that’s meaningless. And should you open your iPhone Reminders, you’ll find 100’s of stored there, thereby making simple reminders (like “go to bed”) lost amongst the work tasks that didn’t require being spammed through the Reminders app, not to mention now your to-do of “turn in report” has the same unimportant notification appearance, sound, and limited snooze options as “pick up kids from school”. Utterly worthless and a lesson for how to drive away millions of customers so an app exists solely to have O365 but without any of Wunderlist’s functionality. What a waste.
Missing the “PRINT LIST” feature! Frustrated...
by ABerry83 on 2020/03/10 01:45
I am a Wunderlist user who (like many many others) was forced to migrate to Microsoft To Do. I had for years used Wunderlist’s “PRINT LIST” option which allows me to print about a dozen or so weekly cleaning and chore lists for around the house DIRECTLY from my iPhone via AirPrint and send all my checklists to my home printer wirelessly—complete with indented tasks, sub-tasks, task notes, page numbers, neatly organized checkboxes next to each item, and even a proper header and footer with the date my list was printed, etc.; however, this same option to print is NOT available in Microsoft To Do which is very frustrating since I have use this feature on a weekly basis for years now. I had spent a significant amount of time creating detailed lists for other things such as an “RV Checklist” and others. Now, since we are forced to move away from Wunderlist to the lessor Microsoft To Do app, I will have to spend time finding and migrating again over to another better app that allows me a simple option to directly print my lists from my iPhone via AirPrint straight to my networked home printer.
Tasks and Outlook
by NB Unicorn on 2020/08/11 13:02
Hello - I love tasks, however it doesn’t community to email as I would like. It doesn’t allow me to create a note/task tied directly to an email. Every email that comes in has action items tied to it. So if we had the ability to add a Note/task to that email, it would help us focus on the actionable items of importance. If we open 100 emails a day, that’s a lot of action items. And if we wanted to prioritize those actions of importance, we need an organized way to see those actions. So the tasks would appear in 2 locations exactly the same. Duplicate. One on the task bar as it is today, and the other would appear as a icon of some sort on the email itself. Could you add an icon on the email options for “tasks/notes” with time and date stamps on them so we can get even more strategic on what we are completing first. Also, if we do get the option to create an action task for email, can that option also be made available for the mobile app. I try and work on my phone as often as I can however it’s not as efficient as the desktop applications.
Keeps getting better
by Scotteeboy on 2020/04/06 04:33
This app is so well supported, with constant interactions at it’s worth checking out - especially if you work within Microsoft 365 and the Microsoft ecosystem. That said, the more information it brings in, the more it needs to allow you to filter the info. That’s where it has some shortcomings. To make this a great app I’d like to see better filtering capabilities so I can filter the info I need to see across lists (even if the tasks are coming from Planner). I’d like to move planner tasks into various lists. I’d like a list of my tags so I don’t have to guess at what tags I’ve got out there. Saved items from Teams should also be brought into To-do in the same way planner tasks are brought in. And of course, there should be option to automatically populate My Day. I understand why this feature is missing but it needs to be an option if the user wants it. That would help take some of the manual work out of using My Day. Thanks again to the To Do team.
Serves its purpose
by Dang Hazelnut on 2019/02/11 23:18
My husband and I have been looking for an app that accommodates to our meal-planning. This one is by far the best due to a simple user interface, convenient checklist, uncomplicated tools, and online account integration. Although what we use is very different than what this app is intended for, it’s exactly what we need. We are removing one star because we find it difficult to retype all the entries for other lists. Having a copy-and-paste feature would be wonderful. Another feature we would like to see is an option to set which page is defaulted when opening the app. Right now, it’s “My Day” and we would like to be able to see the entire list page when we open the app. Lastly, we would love to see an expanded collection of colors and themes. Heck, I would love for it to be completely customizable where we can select photos from our camera roll. Looking forward to what the future updates this app has to offer!
Missing a few things
by Etta1975 on 2020/01/21 14:15
Over all good app but there are a few things it’s missing that other apps have. I make a list of “todo” and if I don’t get to one task it sits there in past waiting for me to click it. I e seen other apps where it will move to current day if task isn’t complete which will continue my repeat task and I’m not having to go back to click off each thing I didn’t do from past days before it will show up in current to do’s. Also I make a list for groceries, though it will cross the grocery products off when I click them I have seen other apps that you have the option to see it crossed off or completely removed from the list. I like seeing the things removed and this app doesn’t have that feature. Over all I will use the app but I still have to use other apps with this one. I would like a “one app does all” so I can delete other apps
Almost five stars...
by •CiCi• on 2020/06/08 18:45
This app is really nice for lots of reasons. One of these is, it's completely free! Which is super nice because I tried to find other planner apps however you HAD to get premium on all of them which made me really upset. Also, with this app, you can create a custom repeat unlike other apps where you can only repeat daily or weekly etc. I also really enjoy how organized it is. It's great for multiple things like, goal tracking, to do, school work, and much more! I didn't give it five stars because, 1. I was really hoping that I would be able to make the tasks diffrent colors or diffrent fonts not that this is totally important but I think it would make it more enjoyable for me. And 2. When you get into the app you have to long into your Microsoft account. Which isn't a big deal however, I did not have one before so it was a very long process to create one. 3. You cant use your personal photos as the theme background.
Nice but feels unfinished (unlike Wunderlist)
by jpgeorge on 2020/03/28 23:22
TLDR: I think I can’t appreciate this app because I basically want it to be Wunderlist - and it’s not. Details: I’m another old Wunderlist user (since 2014) and I was forced to find a new app since Wunderlist is getting the real boot this year. I liked To do at first, but I’ve slowly grown to dislike it. It is not a smooth, solid app like Wunderlist. It glitches often - especially on the Mac. I couldn’t get used it’s “My Day” philosophy: having to pick tasks every day even though I’d set tasks for that day in the past. Just feels like an extra step, and I couldn’t quite get how it’s supposed to work with my tasks for which I’d set scheduled due dates. It has a “planned” view but it just doesn’t feel righ. And I cannot understand why they don’t have comments like Wunderlist did - that was very useful for track progress on tasks. So I’m going to have to find something else unfortunately. I really wanted to like this app, but it just doesn’t fill in the space left by Wunderlist.
UI is phenomenal - but a couple huge complaints
by millerrh on 2019/09/11 03:26
This redesign is nearly perfect. I love the design so much more than Wunderlist. But it is missing a few key features that make it hard to use for me. 1) There are no notification bubbles that appear when a task is overdue like on Wunderlist. I used this feature all the time for recurring tasks that I want out of my way but to be reminded of when it is time to do them. These overdue tasks should be automatically populated in My Day and you should be notified of them. Or at least have the option to. 2) When viewing tasks in My Day or Important, they are all lumped together. If you have multiple projects, it can get disorienting. I prefer the way Wunderlist did it where you can see tasks grouped by the project/list they came from. Helps to organize these lists that pull from multiple projects better.
You just broke it! You changed the basic functionality from REPETITIVE list to ONE-OFF
by GrooverKing on 2020/05/05 13:49
The latest up(down?)date removed the ability to SHOW ALL items together and SORT the list while selecting items. This capability was a huge improvement over Wunderlist and was the only reason we switched. We use To Do for groceries. The list is over a hundred items because we buy the same stuff again and again. Using the completed list, we just find and uncheck what we are out of instead of tediously typing it in each time. Before this update, ‘Show Completed’ items mixed the two lists, in alpha order and we could quickly find items to add, stuff we forgot but need, and stuff added twice! The latest update ruined that functionality, and now it takes longer to make a list than just sending a text. The ‘Completed’ list is now randomly arranged, and can’t be sorted. Please restore the combined sort capability as an option for users who need a shareable list of REPETITIVE items, like grocery lists or household tasks or weekly agendas or repair parts.......
Half-Baked
by Grogboshi on 2018/03/08 02:16
This app and its web counterpart need a lot more work. It would be great if they combined it with Outlook Tasks and Planner into a single task management system, akin to Todoist. The app needs natural language support, a desktop Mac client, tie-ins with Teams to create tasks and projects directly from Teams, and tasks dated for today need to be automatically added to My Day so everything due in a given day is all in one place, rather than looking from list to list. It would also be great if it had a general Inbox to add tasks to as they come to mind and then organize later, like GTD prescribes. List sharing would be another big boost, especially for businesses if it’s linked to Teams, so that projects could be organized through ToDo and tasks managed. Apps like TickTick or Todoist show how powerful task management systems can also be easy to use and good for both individuals and businesses. Hopefully this app will follow in their footsteps and replace the myriad Microsoft task and project management options that currently exist (Outlook Tasks, Planner, To-Do), like Microsoft is doing consolidating Lync, Skype, and Teams.
Missing One Critical Feature!!
by Kaspa7 on 2018/10/02 04:26
I love the simple yet pretty layout of this app, and I love that I can create different categories (work, school, personal) while having a “My Day” area that shows me ALL tasks that I need to complete that day. Beautiful! HOWEVER, any task you put a due date on does NOT automatically show up in My Day once that day arrives! So even if I put a task as “due tomorrow”, once tomorrow comes it will not show up in My Day. So basically every single morning I have to go through my various lists and add tasks manually to My Day. The whole point of having a due date for me is to “set it and forget it”. It’s too exhausting to add each task manually every day. Doesn’t it make sense that if a task is DUE TODAY that it should appear in the MY DAY folder? Drives me crazy!! I also wish it would have a badge app icon showing me how many tasks are on My Day for the day, so I can have a quick glance just from the home screen of how many tasks I still have to complete that day.
Steps are headed in the right direction but…
by middlenameray on 2018/04/13 20:26
With the addition of steps/subtasks, we’re definitely getting closer to this app replicating the full functionality Wunderlist (need folders and shared notes support to make it complete). But there’s a weird glitch in the app and the steps keep disappearing/reappearing. Sometimes they show, sometimes they don’t. The first time I reopened the app after creating some steps on one of my to-dos I thought they didn’t take, so I added them again, then they vanished again on another reload, so I added them again. Turns out, when I opened the To-Do web client, the original steps I added and ALL the duplicate entries saved to the cloud like they were supposed to but don’t always populate on screen on the phone. What a productivity nightmare. Add a new step? They all appear again. Rearrange the to-dos? Disappear. If this bug can be squashed I’ll give the app a fourth star. I’ll be screenshotting any to-dos with steps in the meantime so I can be sure I can reference them when I’m on the go.
Completed Tasks Can’t Be Sorted (UPDATED)
by JoshuaAbatie on 2020/06/03 20:20
My wife and I use To Do for our grocery list in a very efficient way: Our shopping list has 100+ items in it, all completed at any given time. When it’s time to grocery shop, we scroll through that list and unmark whatever we need in a quick and efficient revolving list.... or at least we used to be able to do that. Now, the “completed tasks” are seemingly no longer affected by the sort function. Selecting sort only impacts those items that are not completed, which completely ruins our system. Why can you no longer sort completed tasks? Update as of 6/3/20: The most recent update brings back the sort ability for completed tasks. Thank you, To Do team for listening and fixing this issue!
Over designed
by Unparadise on 2018/06/01 16:35
I like the improvement I have seen in the past few months. I think Todo is heading the right direction. There are a few features such as assign to someone and attach photos to a note that are still missing. And it doesn’t do a good job integrating with other Microsoft services such as Outlook and Flow. But I hope these will be added along the way. One thing I strongly dislike about this app is it’s unnecessary big visual background that takes up 1/3 of the screen. Even though it goes away after scrolling its uneconomical use of limited real estate on the phone makes me hate it. A todo app should focus on what the user tries to accomplish and reduce every possible noise. I love the Things app for its simple design. It’s just so beautiful. You can feel that everything shown on the screen is intentional with a purpose. The original Wunderlist design was also really good for the same reason. Please offer the option to remove the annoying title background. I hate it! Thanks
Improving, update by update
by cierrabrooke on 2018/12/01 15:41
To-Do has definitely improved from my first download a year ago, but there are still key features that keep me with Wunderlist (app/company was acquired by Microsoft and that team now works on To-Do). Pros of To-Do that have me looking forward to a move from Wunderlist: - Dropped the skeuomorphic design - Has Wunderlist import feature (some reviews say this is still a little buggy) - The font is clean and visually pleasing Features Wunderlist has that To-Do still needs: - Folders and nesting for lists: I prefer to break out different projects and responsibilities within my work list - Option for a scrolling calendar wheel, or the ability to have weeks start on Monday, not Sunday when setting task due dates. I’m fine with the “Pick a date” calendar option, but I would SO prefer the ability to have this calendar have Mondays to start weeks. I’ve been able to do this in Outlook, so I know you can add this feature 😊 - Ability to update profile photo: Currently cannot update the standard avatar - Variety of neutral backgrounds: With To-Do, the background of the “Important” list cannot be altered. For now it’s an uneditable purple space telescope theme. I tried to swap every list to be a plain neutral blue with no cartoon drawings. Some people may love the cartoons, but I need more neutral color options and just want to focus on my to dos, especially the ones I’ve noted are most important!
Can be frustrating to use
by msnellgrove on 2020/03/23 17:48
I used Wunderlist to keep running meal plans and a grocery list. I switched over to To Do when they emailed us about phasing out the app. Since using to do, I have been annoyed with the “show completed tasks” feature. It’s easy to accidentally check off an item that you haven’t completed. In Wunderlist, I could quickly figure out what I clicked by accident, because it kept the crossed off item in the same location in the list (showed it in it’s original location with the uncompleted tasks still there). In to do, if you say to show completed tasks, it pulls them up in a totally different order... like a running list of completed to do’s. There is no way for me to figure out which one I just removed from my list by mistake. My app is also freezing up when I say “hide completed tasks”. It won’t go back to my list. I have to shut the app down and reopen it. When scrolling sometimes the app thinks I’ve selected a task and moves it... I understand the desire to rearrange items, but I would rather that be a separate menu or something. I make my grocery list in an order to begin with. I don’t want that order changed because I’m scrolling. Maybe include an edit option that allows you to move items, but make items stay put unless you specifically tap the dot to check them off. Too much happens by accident!
Buggy still
by The Smitten Kitten on 2020/04/15 05:31
A great start and I’m happy so far. I used to be an avid user of Astrid and Wunderlist, and have been pretty frustrated these good apps keep getting bought by mega corporations. (Yahoo and Microsoft) For this app, there are some bugs and quirky behaviors that are frustrating. I migrated from Wunderlist and these weren’t issues before. Some example below: - The weekly recurring tasks don’t work. Just try it. If I set it for Friday, it somehow labels it as “Thu, Fri”. Is it a time zone issue? I’m in ET. - The sorting doesn’t work well. As we could in Wunderlist or even Excel, a sort order should not lock the list. We should still be able to move items around. Imagine a use case, where I want the list to be first sorted by items in the order they were created...then I want to reorder some items to appear on top. Not possible right now. We just end up having a jumbled mess. - When you inadvertently check off an item, it’s almost impossible to find it to uncheck it if you had Completed Items hidden. In Wunderlist, when a task is completed, it gets sent to the bottom and they are sorted in the order which they were completed. Now not anymore. It’s jumbled elsewhere and due to the weird sorting behavior (mentioned above), I can’t find it. - No easy way to purge completed items? This should be a setting. I had hundreds maybe thousands in some lists, and I had to manually delete each one. (I had to because I felt the app was slow.)
could be better
by Jessesaint on 2020/01/03 09:12
A lot simpler and easier to use than OneNote for task, however I'd really like the option to hide "my day". I have zero interest in using it and would much rather have the mobile and desktop app's open into my first tab/ group. Please, it's always in the way and extremely annoying. Like OneNote, both apps need a trash can/ recently deleted, it's extremely careless for the developers not to include one as I've lost a few well-written notes over this non-including of an EXTREMELY important feature. Not even an undo option, issues with shake to undo, really??? At least To Do has an "are you sure you want to delete?", but it's not enough. Also can't figure out how to delete unintentional created groups in the mobile app, only on the desktop app... Okay? All around it's better then what's out there, just a few tedious important features missing for me to give it a complete five stars. also I don't know what your problem is, but if I take my time to drag and drop something it would be great if you didn't make it JUMP BACK TO THE END.
Lovely, except for sorting options
by GybeTack on 2019/12/30 22:03
I switched to this app because my gTasks Pro app has become too slow at syncing (it syncs via Google tasks). I like the features and interface on Microsoft ToDo, and the syncing is lightning fast. A major problem, however, is the lack of flexibility in sorting. gTasks allows you to sort manually, which is highly effective. With Microsoft ToDo if I want to sort, for example, by “Importance”, and then have the tasks move to the bottom of the list when marked “Complete”, I’m out of luck. As a result, the list quickly becomes cluttered with completed tasks (if I sort by completed tasks the remaining uncompleted tasks have no sort order). I can manually drag a task anywhere I like, but it snaps back to it’s original location immediately. I’ve ended up going back to gTasks Pro for longer lists, and using this app for short lists only. It would be a 5 star app of the sorting option gets enhanced.
Bleh
by B to the fourth on 2020/04/05 13:17
I was a Wunderlist user and I used it for very simple things - groceries, personal to-do’s, etc. Light, simple use. Loved Wunderlist. I’ve experienced Issues with this app that seem very basic to me, though. For example: - Synching is buggy. I share several lists with my wife and somehow we end up with lists that aren’t exactly the same sometimes. Just got home from the grocery store, wife’s list has hamburger buns, mine didn’t. Watched as we synched again and still not on my list. Of course additional trips to the grocery store are now not so routine. - when I toggle the app to show items crossed off a list, that works. When I toggle back to not showing them it freezes. Every. Single. Time. - it won’t let me move something to the very bottom of the list. Have to move it to second to last, then move the last item up one. - seems very easy to inadvertently cross something off when scrolling compared to Wunderlist. - the nesting feature seems nice in concept, but it’s very easy to accidentally nest something under another to-do item when moving things around on an iPhone, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to un-nest it. So, stuck with deleting it and adding it again. I would expect some bugs from a fairly new app but seems like Microsoft should be able to do better than the average little app builder. So, we’re gonna use Wunderlist until we can’t then find something else.
A simple reminders app is just what most of us need.
by e10. with a lightning port. on 2018/10/14 08:43
I started looking for a reminders app when I realized that the calendar’s “up next” widget contains reminders as well, so I deleted reminders and started looking elsewhere. Most of the reminders apps I’ve seen are either really simple, too complicated, or have complex tasks and just useless stuff locked behind a paywall. Microsoft’s ToDo is not the best app for the job, but it’s at least got the basics down, doesn’t lock it in a paywall, and doesn’t make it super complex. I would still like having location based reminders like on the Apple app, but I’ll forgive it. It still has: Reminders based on time, repeating reminders daily-weekly-monthly-yearly, notes, and color coded reminders groups. Yes, I wish it had location reminders, and that it didn’t force me to have it’s “Tasks” group, but it really is all you need. It’s basic, and that’s good.
Perfect for me
by RevRMK on 2019/07/12 13:47
I am one of those people who keep trying different organizational apps and systems. I’ve found this one best meets my needs for on that is not cluttered and great for the day to day lists I make. I love creating a project list of tasks, giving the a date or making a more detailed sub-list, giving it a date or not. The best part is starting each My Day with a clean slate and adding the tasks with recommendations from the app. I love I can set up my day before I leave for work from my iPad then check off the list as I go from the desktop at work. The only thing I would add, or haven’t discovered how to do, is to archive my completed list for future use, especially for an annual work event. I don’t like the look of the long list of completed projects and don’t want to delete them.
Repeating Tasks Repeatedly Disappear
by quantumofsolace on 2019/02/12 19:06
In the couple of months I've used the app, I've had to re-enter repeating tasks several (3-4) times. It seems to only affect daily tasks but I'm not 100 on that. At some point after I complete a repeating task, the app doesn't repopulate the task for the next iteration. So if I have a task that says "go to the gym" and I check it as completed, sometimes the task shows up the next day and sometimes it doesn't. I don't know exactly when this happens because it's hard to notice a single missing task. (At least for me –i have about 25 repeating tasks.) I assume there's a bug somewhere but it shouldn't take two months for a major corporation to fix it, especially since this is basic functionality for a task app. I should have known the app would be extra when I had to reimport my tasks from Wunderlist 3 times. That process should have been infinitely easier since Microsoft develops both Wunderlist and To Do. I had intended to transition to To Do but I think I'll stick with Wunderlist for the moment.
I’ve been searching and I found this
by leonard_ong on 2019/03/06 11:23
I used to use OmniFocus, but the interface overwhelmed me. So many buttons and options just to create a task! As a result, I set out searching for a replacement. I’ve tried Wunderlist, iOS reminders, Todoist and a plethora of other apps, but so far To-Do has been the only one with a simple and elegant interface. Everything is incredibly straightforward and there’s even a platform to vote on new features. It’s comforting to know that our voices are being heard on new features. That being said, the app isn’t perfect either. One of my biggest pet peeves is that I can’t plan My Day in advance. It would be good if I could swipe left and right to review yesterday’s and tomorrow’s tasks respectively. Other than that, this app is the best I’ve seen so far. keep it up Microsoft.
Off to a great start, but needs maturing.
by TheRamius on 2019/07/10 18:26
Pros: - User friendly for what it offers - Fluid, simple interface. Isn’t confusing to know what you’re doing. - Easy to prioritize tasks - Each task can be broken up into items (very useful for projects and/purchasing) Cons - Minimal navigation ability on completed tasks. Only way to navigate completed tasks is by opening up a list where it’s all dumped into. It may be in chronological order, but it’s difficult to know for sure. This leads me to my second issue... - Completed tasks don’t have a date of completion listed next to it unless you click on the individual task. So if you want to know what you completed in a particular week a couple months ago, you have to keep clicking on items until you find the date of interest. It isn’t clear however in what order the completed tasks are arranged. - As of today there is a bug which keeps you from deleting a repeated task in bulk. I accidentally set a reminder for the next 20 years and it generated tasks for every day for the next 20 years. I couldn’t delete them or remove them from my completed tasks list. I’m sure this would be a relatively simple fix. - If you don’t click something as completed the day it was completed, you cannot go back and edit. It only shows the date you clicked completed.
Finding another to do app today
by gillette411 on 2020/03/22 22:31
I also moved to this app from Wunderlist, unfortunately. This app doesn’t do anything the same way. I’m a simple person and really only use it for my grocery list, not all the reminders and scheduling that others talk about. But this app can’t even get a grocery list right. I buy many of the same things week after week, month after month. So when you check an item off, it doesn’t move to the bottom automatically to get it out of the way. And when you uncheck an item, it doesn’t move back to the top automatically. You can move it manually if you don’t have any kind of filter on, but that can be a lot of items to move. And you can’t manually move items up and down if any filters are on. Starring an item only puts it in another list altogether rather than moving it to the top of the current list as a priority. I will be downloading a different to do list app today. This was a horrible recommendation from Wunderlist.
Start good-End BAD!
by Lennsg on 2020/05/12 00:08
Leave it to Microsoft to destroy something by improving on it. Microsoft bought out Winderlist to create this “to-do” list. -Not Microsoft’s Creation- At first it was somewhat better than the original Wunderlist. But then someone at Microsoft decided to tweak it. The improvement Microsoft made was to list completed items alphabetically. This was great when creating a reusable grocery list. It was easy to look up items needed to shop for. Now all items in the completed column are jumbled. You now have to carefully scroll through your entire list to find the items needed for next weeks shopping list. And when you have to add an item sometimes every day or so, this becomes a pain in the pattuty. If you know what I mean. THANKS MICROSOFT!!!
Same as Wunderlist
by AskLifeCoach on 2020/05/16 19:05
I was a HUGE Wunderlist fan for years. It was my most useful app. I deleted the stock lists and made my own lists. It’s for more than shopping and TODO lists. I use it for lots of “HOW to do lists”. Meaning lists I follow to close up the cabin in the fall and other lists to open it in the spring. There is no limit to the type or purpose of lists you can create to make your life easier. The big benefit is the ability to check mark ✅ an item to add to a list and check mark ✅ it when it’s finished. This means a list only needs to be typed in one time. I was devastated when I was told Wunderlist was going away, replaced by this app. Ultimately only the name and colors have changed. This is every bit as good as Wunderlist and honestly, it’s even a bit better.
Doesn’t hold a candle to Wunderlist
by snc68 on 2019/03/10 15:26
I have been a happy user of Wunderlist for the last couple of years. It’s an exceptional app for organizing your to do list. There was another reviewer that hit the nail on the head with this. The biggest flaw with this To-Do app is that you cannot organize and categorize your tasks in a given day. Why have smart list if your app won’t organize them by smart list? It doesn’t make sense. In the Wunderlist app you enter tasks, you categorize them and then for any given day all the things that you need to do for the day are grouped in the different categories. it’s a simple concept and shouldn’t be too difficult to enable. For example if you go to the grocery store, you don’t go in with a list that has everything all mixed up on one long list. In order to be efficient, you typically will group things by area in the store. You’ll put all of your vegetables together all of your dairy etc. That way you’re not running around the store in a disorganized fashion and missing things on your list. Same thing with managing your daily tasks. It takes way too many brain cells to try to jumble everything up. They need to be categorized so that your brain doesn’t have to do too much work. Very disappointed in this app and I hope Wunderlist stays around in the ether for a while so I can continue to use it. Will have to find something else because To-Do does not cut it.
Simple and Beautiful
by Smanhan on 2020/09/05 16:53
I’ve tried some of the top rated to-do apps, and they all don’t fit my purpose even though they offer much more functions. This app is neat, beautiful and totally what I am looking for as it’s easy to use, great everyday to-do checklist function as well as notes that I can add within the task without paying extras like some of the top apps. I also love the reminder notification, sorting function and themes which is sleek, fun and easy to add tasks. There may be hiccups in the older versions which I read, but these may have already been fixed for the newer version, so far I haven’t encountered any issues. Synchronization is a breeze between my MacBook and iPhone - almost instant actually ! Overall, it’s a 9/10 for me! Thank you creator!
Extremely Disappointed with the Sorting Features
by Chris528F on 2020/03/19 01:00
I would give this app 5 stars if only after sorting by importance, I could then sort the list more finely by moving the important items in the order I want them. I could do this with Wunderlist, but I can’t do it with Microsoft To Do. I really don’t understand why it is so hard for the Microsoft team to make this change. I use the list for groceries and I have a over 200 items. By starring the items I want, it moves them to the top of the list. But then they are all a jumble. Thus if I have 20 items on my grocery list, I constantly have to be scanning the list and I find myself walking back and forth around the store because the list is not in order. If I were able to sort the grocery items I want to buy, by aisle, after sorting them by importance, it would make the shopping process so much easier and more efficient. I am pleading with you Microsoft, to make this change.
The most important app on my phone
by StephenCausey on 2020/01/28 00:14
I picked up this app on my iPhone and Mac, hoping I could work it into my routine at work and solve some of my team’s productivity and communication issues. To Do quickly became the lifeline of my business in exactly the way I had hoped, by organizing all of our messy actions and projects across multiple lists shared among various team members. In addition to typical tools in the toolbox, such as “Reminder,” “Due Date,” “Steps” and others, the addition of “My Day” and “Assign To” are unique to me tools I use every single day. To Do is incredibly simple to use and understand. In addition to work, I’ve been using it as well for my personal life, and other professional projects and volunteer work. Doing this has only strengthened my commitment to it, while my past experience with to do apps was almost always short-lived. Few other apps, if any, bring a simplified, high level of organization and teamwork to productivity as this one does- at a cost of nothing. I’m looking forward to updates with new features and further integration with Outlook and other Microsoft tools, but right now, this is already the best and most important app I use, hands down!
A Pinch From the Finish Line
by icuragoose on 2018/01/06 21:39
(There is now iPad support!) I have loved Wunderlist, and Microsoft aims to replace it. The features in To Do are remarkably similar and familiar to Wunderlist users with simplicity and minimalism at its core. With a slimmed-down UI, there's less to distract you and with the flawlessly smooth and responsive controls, you feel like you have a firm grasp on your system. Everything is intuitive and inviting. In addition, I'm from Seattle, so I appreciate the themes. Right now the only things missing for my own workflow is the ability to have folders and sublists. This is my last reservation for using this app and once this is complete (both are planned), I can officially utilize this as a Wunderlist replacement. Once I use this in my workflow, I will be most excited about the "My Day" feature. I can use that in tandem with my office' implementation of Kanban to help me see what I committed to getting done today. I can see this being useful for O365 organizations as well, since it can replace the Outlook tasks, pull assigned tasks from Planner, have inputs with Teams (i.e. Right click a message and select "Create Task") I'm excited to see where this goes as I wait patiently for the product to bake. Until then, three stars is about where it's at as of now--little more than a college student's obligatory first app.
A few suggestions
by beanbeanjuice on 2020/02/12 17:02
I’ve recently been forced to switch over from Wunderlist (been using it for over a year) to Microsoft To Do. I have a few suggestions since this was forced by you guys. Please add the option to swipe down on a list to sync it rather than needing to go into my account and clicking sync (similar to how on Snapchat you swipe down to refresh). Secondly, for the Mac app, please make a widget for it, so I don’t need to open the app but instead can leave it at the top right of my screen in an icon I can press at any time to access the app. Again for the Mac, add the ability to swipe down to refresh/sync the list. Otherwise, the app looks much cleaner and is easier to use (not including what I just mentioned) and am very much looking forward to hopefully these suggestions being added.
Not ready for prime time, far from it
by No ads preferred on 2019/04/10 14:10
The primary fault I have with this app is the lack of ability to schedule tasks. It allows you to assign a due date and will let you set a reminder, but true scheduling of a task is wholly missing. What I mean is that I want to be able that a task is due to be complete by a certain time on a certain date. And then the list of tasks is presented in that order. Here’s what I need to do first today, then what I need to do next, etc. items with a due date but no required due time would be at the end of the list for that day. The reminder field in the app would be used more for telling me when to start a task. A secondary fault is a more robust prioritization. More than just a star or not star rating, it needs to let me say that a task has a high, medium, or low priority. That way, if I have to let a task slip, I’ll know which one. The “Errands” app does this well. I don’t use it because I need a to-do app that will work both on my iPhone and my PC. Next, categorization would be very nice. Thus, I can assign a task to a “Field” category or an “Office” category, depending on where it needs to be done. Then I could filter on the “Field” tasks when I head out the door. This should be a free-form data field so I can make up my own list of categories. But it should be such that I can see all tasks if I want to, not just one category. Finally, integration with Outlook on my PC would be great.
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Stay organized and manage your day-to-day with Microsoft To Do. Make shopping lists or task lists, take notes, record collections, set reminders and more to improve your productivity and focus on what matters. Microsoft To Do is the task management app that makes it easy to stay organized and manage your life. Accomplish what’s important to you each day with My Day and Suggestions, personalized day planner tools. Intelligent suggestions recommend tasks from across your lists that may be relevant each day. Quickly capture and retrieve your lists and tasks across devices by syncing reminders and tasks with Microsoft 365 to access them anywhere. For lists in personal accounts, you can collaborate with anyone with updated notifications for any changes to your to-do lists. Capture tasks from different Microsoft apps and services and sync them with Microsoft To Do, from flagging emails as tasks in Outlook to lists from Cortana. Your tasks and lists are hosted securely on the Microsoft 365 service. Make your lists unique with customizable features like emoji, colorful themes, dark mode and more. Stay connected and collaborate with friends and family by sharing lists that stay synced as changes are made. Microsoft To Do Features: Daily planner • Stay focused with My Day, a personalized daily planner with suggested tasks • Get your lists anywhere, on any device • Share your list with anyone and work together • Add notes to any task Task manager • Share lists and tasks with your friends, family, colleagues, and classmates • Get notified when others create, complete or remove tasks in shared lists • Personalize your lists by choosing theme colors or backgrounds • Set one-time or recurring due dates and reminders • Break your tasks into manageable steps • Attach up to 25MB of files to any task To-do lists for any purpose • Bill planner • Shopping lists • Set reminders • Task management • Business calendar • Note taking • And more Microsoft 365 Integration • Sync your tasks between Outlook and To Do • Host lists and tasks with the reliability and security of Microsoft 365 • Compile tasks from across your Microsoft 365 apps and services Whether it's for work, school, or home, To Do helps you organize and simplify your plans. To Do is free and available on all your devices. Learn more: https://to-do.microsoft.com Follow us on Twitter: @MicrosoftToDo Have an idea or feature suggestion? https://todo.uservoice.com/ Need support? https://todosupport.helpshift.com/ By installing Microsoft To Do, you agree to the Microsoft Terms of Use: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=842575
Needs compact mode
by Sonicfa on 2021/03/05 05:44
Please make a compact mode to see more items on one page without scrolling so much. This is a badly needed feature.
Widget Support?
by DeacMG on 2021/03/04 20:29
Would be nice to expand To Do to support the widget board.
Nothing wrong
by Jessy055 on 2021/03/04 17:42
I really like this app. Seems nothing wrong with it.
Please integrate this with the mobile Outlook.
by Phillysdon04 on 2021/03/04 15:44
Please integrate this with the mobile Outlook.
Absolutely on par with wunderlist
by Kermetajb on 2021/03/04 10:33
You guys did it! You successfully acquired one of the best to do apps, made it your own, and exceeded all previous functionality. Nice work! So glad you kept the old themes btw.
Stop forcing me to use features I never asked for
by disastridf on 2021/03/02 23:04
I don’t want to use (or see) “My Day” and I can’t figure out how to get rid of it and your Help section is useless
Terrible !!!!!!!
by MissiB777 on 2021/03/02 22:06
Keeps longing me out and can’t access it at all
No functionality to email/text a list.
by IMissWunderlist on 2021/03/02 18:30
No functionality to email/text a list. Wunderlist was great that way.
Good, but widget doesn’t seem to auto update
by Adams for Peace on 2021/03/02 14:11
So glad there’s a new widget feature, but the widget itself appears to be... not entirely functional. Since To-Do is designed as a sync-able task manage, it should have the ability to auto update the widget based on changes made remotely (e.g. on the Windows PC app). However, the widget does not inherit these changes until the iOS app itself is opened. I believe this should be possible because the native calendar app does it!
I used to think of the people who rate this stuff as no-lifes
by v dxfine v on 2021/03/01 03:54
I’m a high schooler taking 15 different classes and this app has literally been my life support. It’s a really basic app, so if you're looking for an app with a bunch of different features go some where else. I just love it for its simplicity, it makes things straightforward and organized. I recommend it ten times over to pretty much anyone who wants a flexible way to record things they need to get done. Good luck with your work .-.
No technical support
by abb654 on 2021/02/27 06:48
I was told by Microsoft this product is no longer supported.
Simply The Best
by catlady1779 on 2021/02/27 00:06
This app is life changing! Keeps me organized and on tracks
Glitchy
by Fhfccfhg on 2021/02/26 00:19
Mostly works but there are better options. For example it often adds two of an item to my list, so that I have to delete one of them. Also, half the time it will fail to upload an image I take with the camera. I feel like this app should be more polished. One other thing is that things seem to get checked/unchecked on the list that I don’t tap, though this may just be due to me accidentally hitting the screen when I grab my phone while shopping.
Apple Watch app
by Underratedtoxic12 on 2021/02/25 18:51
Please bring it to Apple Watch I love this app I use it all the time and it would be great if it was on Apple Watch
Why is ‘more’ located so close the the ‘delete’ icon? Really guys!?
by Mr. Male on 2021/02/25 12:21
Fix it - seriously, your supposed to be Microsoft.
Terrible . Wish Wunderlist took back their app
by zethuz on 2021/02/24 23:35
Refuses to sync across devices .Thanks for nothing Microsoft!!
Awesome app
by raquelmr2 on 2021/02/24 19:44
This app just makes everything much easier in the office and at home. I write everything here and I don’t forget to do anything.
Poor replacement for Wunderlist
by Annexoid on 2021/02/24 18:51
They bought Wunderlist and came up with this. Doestnt have the key useful features it. Reminder notifications doesnt work, the app chooses which task to remind as it pleases. No easy view of due tasks thats coking up in next few days.
To do
by jacknchip on 2021/02/24 11:08
It’s been screwed up since Microsoft took over
Ruined
by FTS Design on 2021/02/24 08:42
Why is there an update every week? Also, you should’ve just left Wünderlist as it was.
Just deleted it
by PeskyIpodUser on 2021/02/24 00:28
Used to be very fond of this app but today when I tried to use it it sent me down some sort of security rathole that involved entering my user/password three or four times, getting a validation code emailed to me (which it didn’t do) then another round or two of passwords, a texted verification number and FINALLY it let me in. And then though it showed me all my list names, would go nowhere but the Today screen. A once fine app now lives in the bitbucket with the other useless stuff Really disappointed in you MS
Hate it
by Twigagiraffe on 2021/02/23 17:17
My organization was using Wunderlist and loved every feature. So Microsoft bought this popular app and CHANGED it! Now it doesn’t do half the things we need. We’re looking for a new app and will leave To Do as soon as we find a replacement. If you liked Wunderlist, don’t use To Do.
Requires account.
by joe51923 on 2021/02/23 13:06
App insists on creating an account. No local only mode.
Love the app, but hope it still evolves a bit too
by JWD3629 on 2021/02/23 00:57
I am a power user of Tasks in Outlook and I love this app for interacting with my tasks. I would definitely like to be able to switch between my business and personal Microsoft accounts, but otherwise really love the app.
Widget
by Whos_whoo on 2021/02/22 15:43
Thank you for the widget. I was emailed a response on how to change the widget details. Got what I wanted. Hopefully iOS soon makes widgets actionable. As it limits productivity uses for the widget. In general iOS has been a pretty limited productivity OS. Android is better. But Window 10 Mobile was where it was at.
Not the best
by 4runner18 on 2021/02/22 12:36
Disappointing effort by such a big company in trying to replace Wunderlist. They have made progress but only years later. Can’t believe still no iOS Widget. Almost like they just don’t want to give it up to Apple.
A great tool!
by Daylen Westwood on 2021/02/22 12:22
I’m impressed by how far Microsoft to do has come. It started out as a simple app but now has come a long way. Every bit of this App is useful. It helps to be organized with lists and notes. It’s so helpful. Thanks developers.
Useless
by Bubba P Smith on 2021/02/22 11:37
You create a to do list with due dates and it doesn’t show up on the my day page. What good is it?
Very useful and tidy
by al.xander on 2021/02/22 07:35
It's a bit frustrating to go in every day and add repeating tasks to My Day. If it's repeating, then I think it should at least have the option of appearing in the main list--especially when My Day is the only list available for the widget. Aside from this, it's easy to use, very tidy, and intuitive. There's like a 1 minute learning curve and that's it.
To do
by Do to done on 2021/02/21 04:33
Great app. Does what it should to keep track of my “to-do’s”....Now, if it could actually do them!
Widgets on iPadOS, please!
by plmnbvfr on 2021/02/19 16:41
Please
Useful Connection to Outlook
by AlxReview07 on 2021/02/19 15:07
I like the app but some key features need to be added. I very much like the synchronization with Outlook. 1. Reminder notifications should remain on the Lock Screen. iPhone reminders stay on the Lock Screen even after you unlock your iPhone. This would be a crucial improvement if to do could match reminders. 2. A widget that allows you to mark reminders as complete would be extremely useful. 3. More integration with iPhone reminders/ outlook. Would love for these reminders to be seen on Mac version of outlook.
iOS 14 Home Screen Widget does NOT exist
by kfender on 2021/02/19 14:14
The App Store page says there is an iOS 14 widget. It does not show up on my iPhone 12 Pro Max as an option. It does not exist as written in the App Store description.
Great, but how to report bugs?
by bobi35788 on 2021/02/19 01:55
I have to do installed in my iPhone and mac. Starting about one week ago, the app started duplicating all new tasks.
Terrible compared to Wunderlist
by Cards21 on 2021/02/18 16:37
This new take over of Wunderlist really went terrible! And it's been over a year so far doing nothing to make it better!! At first when we heard Microsoft was buying Wunderlist we believed the software and program could only get better. We were way off!! The new ownership of the old program they acquired turned a "flagship App" to a dogsh** base of what they took over. We are definitely sad to see how terrible the new format and operation of this App has become without updates to improve performance and use. Crazy to think if they had just left it alone and didn't even build off of it at all, when they first took over Wunderlist, it still would have been 1000% better than what they have now. So sad Microsoft (stay out of the App business, not your gig) I'm a real user who had Wunderlist since 2017 who now is desperately seeking another platform because Microsoft TO-DO was a complete flop!
Duplicate entries
by DakotaMilkshakes on 2021/02/18 14:16
Can you please fix the duplicate entry issue in shared lists?
????????
by claybear13 on 2021/02/18 09:54
It’s not that I dislike the app, it’s that it doesn’t integrate well with Microsoft’s own foundational Outlook task functionality. I’m flexible enough to deal with a different interface, but the fact that I have to think through managing tasks in a COMPLETELY different frame depending on whether I’m looking at my phone, working from home in my Mac, or working on my office PC is stupid. Like don’t even have the same options to color code everything. All I can do from here is create placeholders, and then I have to ACTUALLY manage everything from the office. The only remedy would be to totally flip systems—at which point I could only create placeholders at the office and then have to manage everything from my phone?
Works great
by litbelb on 2021/02/17 04:23
It: Saves Syncs Reminds me It works great
What Would I do Without You To Do
by No Nickname Why is it taken on 2021/02/16 22:39
It’s a great app, I like all the flexibility and functionality.
Small, Clean, and Functional
by K. Leviathan on 2021/02/16 21:11
It works really well as a catch all for tasks and todo’s. The only thing it is lacking is a memo pad, outlook integration. I would suggest to friends and family.
Theme
by Brkzzzz on 2021/02/16 18:55
I cannot change theme for some unknown reason. Except this, it’s the best to do list ever!!
Apple Watch
by Shamu124 on 2021/02/14 20:28
Please add an Apple Watch app.
Only a single account :(
by Schbrownie on 2021/02/14 16:49
It’s ok- but unlike the desktop version, you can only have a single account... so I can either have my work to do to my personal to do list on my phone. (And since I have only one phone used for personal and work - it’s an issue for me).
Great app
by Dr. Mock on 2021/02/13 21:48
This app is great for keeping track of things and it’s able to break it down into small pieces. I wish outlook showed the details of each app and it’s client
Great App!
by suninmoon on 2021/02/13 18:26
Very pleasantly surprised by this app and I’m enjoying it over the reminders app from Apple
Great stuff
by Slavy77 on 2021/02/13 17:18
Works great for tracking projects and keeps me on track to get things done. Great mobile app and love how it integrates with my computer.
Better than Google Tasks
by QueenDucky1403 on 2021/02/13 14:33
I was increasingly frustrated with the limits of Google Tasks, especially having to go hunting for them on my calendar, inability to sort "my way", and just clunky methods of creation and usage of lists. Then someone recommended Microsoft To Do! This is everything a list app should be. Sortable by various criteria. Keeps the items that have been crossed off. Dates can be assigned, or not. AND, it's cross platform, so I can see it and add to it or make changes on iDevices and on my PC and laptop. Thanks!
The widget doesn’t do anything
by Lefty_86 on 2021/02/12 07:22
You can’t check things off. It only opens to the app. Frustrating. It doesn’t make isn’t sense. Let me mark the checkbox and scroll the list in the widget.
Gutted Wunderlist and now M$ account req’d
by Bee-Ten on 2021/02/12 00:55
They gutted Wunderlist and now M$ account req’d. Seemed like they were going to do great things with the app. But, no.
Needs iOS calendar integration
by Jkchewy on 2021/02/11 22:25
I love my iOS calendar and the fact it integrates seamlessly across my Apple devices. If you added support for syncing to the iOS calendar then this would be perfect. I like many use my iOS calendar exclusively as it’s my mobile device. If you want to complete them you need to get that data and allow for automatic integration (with permission) it into your app.
Solid with great Interface
by Artie Long on 2021/02/11 09:41
Awesome app to help you organize and then complete tasks. It works well and is easy to use.
Little feedback
by entreinnovate on 2021/02/11 08:28
When you check off a task, it shouldn’t show a red date in your past tasks. You should just turn the date it was due white or grey. I feel like when you complete something before you said you needed to it shouldn’t turn red because it’s an old date. It gives less satisfaction when it’s red which I associate with incomplete.
I want to like it more
by Hheuebeiendinwjw on 2021/02/11 01:15
To Do is a good task manager with solid integration with other Microsoft apps and it finally has widgets (more on that). The way the app allows tags using # makes it more flexible than iOS Reminders . Where the apps falls short is the abyssal lack of option for recurring tasks.There is no justification for Microsoft preventing from setting recurring reminders on the first Monday or workday of each month; unless it is to push other products like Planner. The widgets, which inexplicably took months to implement, waste a lot of space for headers and use large fonts reducing the number of items displayed; It's not functional and it is ugly. I want to like To Do more but it needs to make better compromises. Though iOS Reminders is functionally inferior, it easier to work around its gaps.
Hangs on the login screen
by mn1980 on 2021/02/10 20:28
Can’t really say anything more since I never even got to use the app
Easy to use
by ksysker on 2021/02/10 13:13
Easy use
iOS widget is a joke
by gink77 on 2021/02/10 10:08
We waited an entire year for an iOS widget and it’s a glorified link to the app... wishing Microsoft didn’t buy wunderlist.
Wunderlist became Worthless
by Lavialos on 2021/02/09 20:44
Anything Microsoft touches turns to dust. The To Do app is terrible. Nothing more needs to be said. I loved Wunderlist, Microsoft gutted it and turned it into a featureless clone that doesn’t even work half as well as Wunderlist did.
Still no widget
by MomMD of 4 on 2021/02/08 23:17
I updated as they said the widget was finally here - I sure can’t find it. Still no widget. Also there is no way to set a recurring reminder for the first Friday (or any other day) of the month. This was the reason I used a different app for my tasks, but the developer stopped supporting it, so I had to switch to this one. Sigh....
Great
by Terry Franklin on 2021/02/08 20:56
Very helpful tool with frequent meaningful updates.
Was 5 stars
by Wood John on 2021/02/08 16:29
I love this app, but the last update lowered my rating from 5 stars to 2. The My Day suggestions feature revamp was not a good improvement. I often have tasks that I complete, but then do again the next day. In the previous version, the suggestions option showed all tasks from the previous day (completed or not) as well as other suggestions. In the updated version, completed tasks are not shown. Showing completed tasks from the previous day also would allow me to review yesterday before planning my day for today. Without that the app is worthless to me. I hope that ability is restored, or made a user selectable option. And I am surprised that there is still no Apple Watch app!
😐
by pTorque on 2021/02/08 14:10
I would have liked it better if there was a way to look back on days from the past.
To do list
by GLFCEP on 2021/02/08 13:23
STOP making me sign in so often.
Almost perfect
by ahsanu1337 on 2021/02/08 01:55
Not much to ask for in this app. Just needs a widget for quick access
Great overall, some new features I’d like to see
by gleimy719 on 2021/02/07 19:01
This app really is great. Especially after customization, I have no complaints about what is already on this app. I especially like that it’s synced to my Microsoft account so I can sign in anywhere and see my lists. For 5 stars I would like to see a calendar view. Online, Microsoft said they were working on this. But I think that was 3 years ago…. Would really make this the perfect app.
reordering is annoying AF
by JATX50 on 2021/02/06 14:07
Cannot reorder sub-items, they just go to the main list and I have to start all over again. Drives me crazy.
Locked out
by nickname3937363 on 2021/02/05 21:46
After some kind of update to the app, I am no longer able to access any of my data. I get the message “This work or school account doesn’t work with To Do.” Well, it certainly was working before the update. This app was ok before this update. However, I really wanted to be able to put the same task into multiple categories but the app didn’t really support that feature. I will be moving to another to-do app.
Keeps logging me out. Every time asks for password reset
by resourty on 2021/02/05 14:11
Not happy
Don’t delete My Day tasks
by NW Island Girl on 2021/02/05 02:07
This app is OK, but most importantly, erases everything I do not complete and check off for My Day. So, every morning, I have to start from scratch and add the things BACK to My Day that I didn’t complete yesterday, and I have to go to Tasks and find them and add them to my new My Day. This is inefficient; leave the tasks that are unchecked for the next day! The app creates extra work.
One problem ☝️
by pao9823 on 2021/02/05 00:44
I love this app so much the only one I use for my Mac book and iPhone, I big suggestion can you please add more pictures or let us add our own picture please thank you 🙏🏾
Bought and destroyed Wunderlist
by r0han26 on 2021/02/04 21:48
No way to turn off “my day”. Wunderlist was so much better. I have faced problems with repeated events not showing up, and not getting notifications sometimes.
“Completed” volume is tied to ringer volume
by BenR0 on 2021/02/04 21:02
iOS has two volume sliders: in-app volume (for games or media for example) and the ringer volume. When checking off completed items, a ding is played back at the ringer volume and not at the app volume. In, for example, a grocery store, this noise is loud and draws attention and it is not easy to turn it down because the ringer volume is set in settings. Turning the ringer down for an app and then needing to turn it back up to hear when you are called, is not a great experience. Background notes: Recently my ringer volume setting was changed so that I have to go into settings to change it. (This might be a new default system setting, there is a setting to turn it back. ) It also makes sense to keep the ringer at a useful volume while reducing the chance of accidentally leaving it quiet. This may be the way Apple is moving going forward.
Someone please help
by Mr. Bohemian on 2021/02/04 15:04
After I left a negative review the app started crashing permanently. I left too much important information on this app I don't know what I can do about Microsoft's bullying.
Widget on the way?
by woozydood on 2021/02/04 13:44
I’ve been using this app for about a month and I love it. Simple and clean. I think an iOS widget would take it to the next level!
Question
by Colie8 on 2021/02/03 21:25
I got this after having Wunderlist, as they instructed me to do. I downloaded all my lists that I have had for years so I made sure not to lose them. However whenever I open my lists now, it just says “getting lost ready” and nothing happens. Did I lose all my lists?!😭
Support for Apple Watch please
by --------$$$$$$$ on 2021/02/03 05:19
This app was a great but I wish Microsoft will rolling out the Watch version ⌚
Lacks most basic efficiency features
by Bneuch on 2021/02/02 22:25
ToDo has so much talent and weight behind it with Microsoft that it’s beyond me how it lacks the most basic features to make it efficient to use. Example: Every time a due date changes, it takes multiple clicks & scrolls — due date and reminder date are not linked. And no ability to drag to next month for example. Though some of the interface is nice, it’s impossible to get hooked on this app- feels like i work for it; it certainly doesn’t work for me.
Good but...
by MEH1 on 2021/02/02 04:25
The app is good but can be great. Please add the ability to add and switch between different MS accounts. Once this is enabled then the app will be great.
Login
by andalousiana on 2021/02/01 20:41
Ständig muss man sich neu einloggen.
Can we get a Widget?
by zokutexu on 2021/02/01 17:13
All this app is missing is a widget
Perfect for my needs
by jamiefrombefore on 2021/02/01 14:20
I love Things 3, but having a Windows desktop in addition to my iDevices... This fits my needs way better at the moment. Great design language and excellent functionality.
So disappointed
by JakecGross on 2021/02/01 12:49
Give me back Wunderlist! Nothing but problems since the switch. Sync problems all the time. Today I opened the app and all my data had been deleted. #thanksbillgates
Sync???
by dhorsman31 on 2021/02/01 05:34
Really wanted this app to be the go-to task app. Great interface, really user-friendly. But for crying out loud, a Microsoft app can't sync properly with Office 365??? Finally gave up on this. And I always use Microsoft apps. Welp, not this time.
Decent with some missing features
by syking919 on 2021/01/31 23:36
Would be better if this synced with OneNote tasks. Also, OneNote should be able to schedule notes for follow up like google keep
Best App I have
by typical busy mom on 2021/01/31 20:23
Keeps my family apprised of what to get at grocery. Also I have used it for recipe ingredient lists, my favorite songs , exercise list, flowers to plant in my region. The most used app I have.
Would love a widget for Home Screen
by Review nickname 112 on 2021/01/31 13:45
Love this app but having a widget showing a preview of my to do list for the day puts these items front and center on my mind when I view my phone
garbage
by rtd-rtd on 2021/01/30 22:40
No extension, no widgets. Thank you ms to make the best app into piece of garbage.
Good app, but missing home screen widget
by CTUGhost on 2021/01/28 14:03
I like this app better than Apple's Notes app, but I wish the developers would create a home screen widget.
Usable but not quite there
by Practicalsense on 2021/01/28 13:02
Many of the Wunderlist features made it in.
Keeps Crashing
by ralphiered on 2021/01/27 13:18
Crashes often on iOS 14.2 Connected to my work outlook account for using task list only tasks tend to have medium sized notes (20-50 lines of text)
Hopefully widget support is coming soon?
by T3chnicolor on 2021/01/26 23:34
I am hoping you add support for iOS widgets soon. Also, sharing lists and assigning tasks is not intuitive and still very buggy.
Widgets?
by Docchui on 2021/01/26 22:28
Seems impossible for Microsoft to make a widget for this app. The native app of iOS seems to be working the same with this, plus a widget. I had high hopes with this app.
pretty good student planner
by Colls4498 on 2021/01/26 14:37
I’m using this for school and so far I love it! I can make groups for my classes, then add lists to those groups for reading assignments, exams, etc. However, it would be nice to have an updated version with widget capabilities... no planner apps for students have a widget, let alone with weekly view, upcoming assignments or anything. Would make this app top-tier...
Could be amazing IF multiple accounts were supported.
by Jesspro on 2021/01/26 12:51
This would be amazing if supported multi accounts like on other versions.
Love ❤️ the app
by Fuentesfab on 2021/01/25 19:57
It’s the best for people who need reminders !
No sharing outside your organization
by 6008Nic on 2021/01/24 15:34
Wunderlist used to be great but now you can’t share lists with anyone not in your organization. Makes this worthless for us.
Microsoft ruined it
by Choco Cronut on 2021/01/24 00:51
'Wunderlist' did wonders for me(full five stars back then)... 'Microsoft to do' ruined it so much, I don't even want to give one star. I'm deleting this app!
Will not sync with other users
by Tradxnet on 2021/01/23 10:16
Now that Microsoft owns the app it no longer, shared lists no longer sync. I loved Womdeelists ability to sync well. Will be looking for an alternative.
Bugs
by amir sadegh s on 2021/01/22 22:17
At first I appreciate this app and thank you but i think it’s better to rectify sorting, for example i need to have my every single day by itself and it can’t update my plan before the past task had done
The Apple Reminders killer
by theSundanceKid on 2021/01/22 04:14
This app rocks!! I love iPhones but you won’t realize how bad the Apple Reminders app is until you use Microsoft To Do. Apple should be embarrassed.
FINALLY Matches & Surpasses Wunderlist!
by LYAppleUser on 2020/06/04 16:08
This morning, the creators of “Microsoft To Do” FINALLY fixed enough of the features on this app to meet my former expectations of “Wunderlist!” “Microsoft To Do” (at first) had a lot of fun new features like colorful backgrounds for lists, and a few more sorting options, but was still missing some of the BASICS I enjoyed in “Wunderlist:” Here are my favorite two: 1) Being able to quickly recover a RECENTLY checked-off item at the TOP of the completed items, within a given list. Example: In “To Do” completed items were initially only alphabetized. I have an ongoing (reusable) grocery list including HUNDREDS of products. I even number them, by aisle, to ensure I see them “in order.” (Even if I’m in a different store, it still, at least, “categorizes” them together). But an “accidentally checked off” item, while shopping, was virtually GONE (until I got home & realized what was missing). This was fixed! Now I can just look at the TOP of the completed list. And, 2) Now I can see upcoming tasks separated out BY DAYS. In the past, anything beyond tomorrow was lumped together. Now, just like in Wunderlist, I can quickly find an upcoming day to which a task can be quickly moved/reassigned. And one of my favorite NEWER features of “To Do:” if you want certain tasks to recur/repeat in the future, say, only Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays (as opposed to once a week, or once a day) it can do this! Very cool. Keep up the great work!
Best To-Do List App I have Found
by TheZZman2000 on 2019/10/16 14:17
I would have to say that overall Microsoft To-Do is a fantastic app and definitely the best to-do list app I have used. They make it very easy for someone with an ever growing and changing list of things that need to be done to organize everything in their life. For example: I have my main tasks listed in the default list but I also have a list for each of the jobs I work, and a group with lists for all of my college classes and their assignments. And the best part is you can view everything that needs to be done today, tomorrow, next week, and later from all of those lists all on one page in the “Planned” tab. This app also works really well across multiple platforms by instantly syncing changes. I use it on my iPhone, iPad, and Windows PC. A main feature I would really love to see added for the versions on iOS and iPadOS is the ability to add Microsoft To-Do to your widgets this way you can see and check things off your list all right from your home screen. My biggest complaint is that whenever you add a task from the “Planned” tab it defaults to being due yesterday??? But overall it’s a to-do list app and I think you would have a really difficult time finding a better one out there.
Not Terrible but There’s Issues
by nyx74 on 2020/03/05 22:16
So I’m trying to wean myself off Wunderlist to the To Do app and while it’s not terrible there are issues. For one I’m not crazy about the Planned section at all. If anything it feels cluttered and unorganized. The earlier tab brings up tasks I’ve not set dates for and ironically haven’t used recently but the only way I can remove them is by marking them as complete and 100% eliminating them. So unless I want to continuously create a new shopping task rather than edit the preexisting one in my earlier tab I guess they’ll have to hang around uselessly in Planned. The other issue I have with Planned is how jumbled up the rest of the week looks when you’re trying to see what tasks are coming up. In Wunderlist your week was sectioned into days and your tasks were allotted to those days. Now the tasks are all piled together under one tab that accounts for most of the week and it just seems like unnecessary clutter. The other issues I came across was that “My Day” doesn’t auto populate which seems rather redundant and I preferred when the important tasks moved to the top of the lists. It would also be really awesome to move the tasks assigned to each day in an order of importance if that became available. I know To Do is still an app in progress but I do rely upon my planners a lot and hope it eventually becomes as successful as the beloved Wunderlist.
Game Changer
by friedlawyer on 2020/08/17 04:00
This app is extremely useful and, unlike many apps that are merely fun and interesting, this one could literally change your life or business if applied thoughtfully. It has some features built in which seem to follow suggestions from mainstream best sellers on organization such as one of my personal favorites: Getting Things Done by David Allen. I know it is based off another program which I never owned. I use the app on my iPhone, iPad and two versions on my desktop—one in a web browser and an iOS app. All four versions have similar features but actually have some extra features you gave to search for almost like a treasure hunt! The browser version allows you to copy tasks and next steps which allows you to create templates for repeated tasks. You can share lists with friends/co-workers as well to delegate next-steps. I recommend you explore the program thoroughly before spending time making detailed lists—there are a few things it cannot do, and knowing what they are helps you to organize your lists properly. I am still exploring the program but have been using it with a lot of success. Good luck. I’m sure Microsoft will continue to improve the program over time.
Works well just needs a few tweaks!
by djun13l on 2020/04/18 14:08
I used to write all my checklists on paper pads and cross things out and then throw away the papers when I was done, but this app is perfect! I can make organized categories of checklists so I can have multiple ongoing lists, and I like that items can be pinned to My Day for what I need to get done today specifically. And the checked off sound is great! My only complaints are that the UI could use some small adjustments. I like to check off items, but then after, I have to delete them. I personally don't think both are necessary but my main issue is that it takes a while to delete items! If I've completed a bunch of items then I have to spend several minutes deleting each one. Also, it's a little difficult to swipe the menu open, I frequently end up unintentionally moving the position of one list item so then they get scrambled, if I didn't accidentally combine two items and have to delete and re-add one. And of course when I want to rearrange the items, they don't want to insert to the bottom of the list either. I'm hoping these things will get fixed over time but so far I'm enjoying the app!
Needs a lot of work
by Isami87 on 2018/05/02 12:44
I am a physician and a scientist who requires a good to-do app to keep everything straight on a daily basis. Wunderlist was really the perfect tool for this, allowing me to organize and share tasks with lab members and clinical colleagues. When I learned it would eventually replace wunderlist, I decided to give To-Do a solid try. I imported all my lists from wunderlist, familiarized myself with all of To-Do’s features, and used it in place of Wunderlist for a good week. Unfortunately, a year after it’s unveiling, To-Do still needs a lot of work. The lack of a way to group related lists and the inability to automatically place tasks that are due today into the “my day” folder are critical deficiencies. Sure you can click the lightbulb in the “my day” folder and select all the upcoming tasks with the help of “suggestions,” but many (like me) cant remember to do that on a daily basis. The point of a to-do app is to make remembering all of your daily tasks unnecessary. I had so many issues with missing things (I literally have a hundred tasks some days) that I had to switch back to Wunderlist within a week. I know that the Microsoft team is working hard on To-Do behind the scenes. I plan to keep checking in and switch to to-do once it truly integrates all the features of wunderlist.
So close to perfect! Needs location awareness/geofencing
by mikedoitunes on 2021/01/21 22:11
The way this functions and performs has the robustness, flexibility, dependability and platform-agnosticism to be a reliable personal task manager. It provides enough structure so one doesn’t need to think too much about where things go, yet isn’t too rigid where you feel like you need to work around limitations/restrictions. Works the same across all devices. Has rich-enough detail to use as a quick notes inbox w/ photo and file attachment included. Easy to add subtasks. Has alert and due dates as separate fields for fine tuned notifications. The only thing that needs to be added is geofence-based notifications so one can schedule alerts to be triggered when leaving or reaching a designated location. It would be great if this could also be combined with the alert times too, so you could schedule an notification for when you leave work only after 5:00pm. This feature is available in Apple reminders, and that comes really close to To Do minus the native app availability on other platforms. Microsoft, if you’re reading this, y’all have made the ultimate free task management app, and it has significantly improved my life. If you can add the geolocation features that would make this app perfect!
Not dependable, squirly
by nicujlc on 2020/11/10 19:17
Nowhere is there any clue about how it functions across different devices. On my iPhone if I just hit the screen the wrong way it can erase something, not even highlighting it at the time, and it deletes a whole line of information! There’s no way that I know of to long press or a menu screen at the top to “undo type”. There’s only the cut/copy/paste/select/select all and other and undo is NOT in that other list. As soon as I open the other device it sync’s to—- ZIP!! it’s gone too!!! I can’t tell you how many delicate pieces of information it’s deleted that way. The cursor gets stuck at the 2nd character from the left all the time and is hard to get the cursor over to the left without erasing a whole line. So some parts of the app aren’t very user-friendly for phone use. Having a confirmation conversation window before erasing something would be a nice feature. I wish it had the capability having visible notebook lines for organization. Lately it’s been duplicate self- re-typing in web addresses when I click on one that’s already been placed in there prior. Then unbeknownst to me I have 2 or 3 of them right on top of each other and have to backtrack out of them. On a phone this is tedious and time-consuming, let alone frustrating. Wunderlist never did this stuff.
Much Better than the Rest Including Wunderlist!
by Jim NY on 2020/09/19 08:23
ToDo Microsoft I have struggled with this app over the last year always going back to gtasks and Due after giving up on To Do after a few days each time. It is now my main app. I love it. I surprisingly have grown to love the way the My Day disappears every night. It's very fast to repopulate every morning and you can scrutinize the list and just leave out the unnecessary ones. I have tried probably 10 todo apps and I'm kind of surprised that this one is by a good margin the best. However, why start the week on SUNDAY? Why not Monday as the Desktop version. Why not give options/customizing for snooze the way the excellent Due app does? Also, the Reminder later today or tomorrow is lame. Again, they can learn a lot from Due. Why not be customizable or just make it remind me in 1 hour as an option? Anyway, congratulations on some significant improvements!
Not bad but not good either
by Karid73 on 2020/03/23 17:38
I am also a wunderlist fan trying to make the switch. The biggest frustration I have at the moment is when I’m making my grocery list. I always sorted on wunderlist with the importance or the star icon. And then I put the list in order from my routine in the store. I weekly shop for a family of 6 and it takes me about 45 mins with my list in order including driving time. However with this new app I can sort my list by importance but then they won’t let you reorder your items manually also. So when I cancel the sort list by importance it changes it to some other way of sorting. Instead of just leaving it in it’s previous sorted order but making it so I can make manual changes it changes the sorting order. I have no idea which order since I took off any kind of sorting. It’s very frustrating. So it looks like it’s impossible to put my shopping list in order of how I go through the store to make it quicker. Without first writing my list down and then transferring it to this app. When I don’t have my list in order my shopping trip takes quite a bit longer to complete. It’s so frustrating especially with this corona virus situation and me being in the high risk category as I’m expecting. Please update the app to make it more like wunderlist!!!!!!!
Gets Cluttered Fast
by Skiskull on 2019/12/05 18:23
This is like every other notepad app out there, meaning it does nothing helpful for how people put together real life task lists. I use my iPhone’s notepad with checkboxes, and manually update tasks for everything i do. Some are daily, some are long-term. So of course a real to do list app would be able to organize that right? And allow daily tasks to reoccur and be completed daily, alongside long-term ones. Well this app, like all the others, doesn’t. You can make tasks reoccur... but they won’t show up in ‘My Day’ by default. BUT after you complete one for the day (eg. Brush teeth), it’ll just reappear randomly in the list with subtext of ‘tomorrow’, which is beyond useless, beyond unintuitive or logical, and clutters the entire list. Then the whole ‘My Day’ feature gets pretty dumb if tasks can’t autopopulate there. All in all, giving Microsoft the responsibility to make something intuitive is always bound to fail, so this is really just like every other worthless, weakly supported, temporarily-named, overlapping functionality MS product out there. Win10’s, and to a lesser extent the Office suite is fine (necessary evils really, you can’t escape Windows or Office), but don’t let that fool you into thinking ANYTHING else they ever introduce in their ecosystem is useful or useable.
Not as Good as Wunderlist - Needs Improvement
by HeatherMDP on 2020/03/09 01:21
I was a Wunderlist user for many, many years. When I upgraded to a new phone recently, I saw the notice that Wunderlist will be going away (sad face) and this will be its replacement. I was happy to be able to transfer all my lists easily to this new app. However, one of the biggest annoyances about this one is that I can’t manually rearrange my lists! It allows you to automatically arrange it by such things as alphabetically and importance (starred items). However, you can’t rearrange it further. For instance, if you have multiple items with stars, and you have the list sorted by importance, but you add a new starred item, it goes to the bottom of the starred items, and you can’t move it to the very top unless you change the entire order of all items (whether they are starred or not) by date of creation or something. But then, your starred items aren’t at the top anymore and are scattered throughout. This is sssooo annoying; it makes me not want to use this app at all. I want to be as loyal to this app as I was to Wunderlist. This is a big oversight in the design of this app. Until this is fixed, I can only give it 3 stars. PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!
Frustrated!
by Dust907601 on 2020/04/18 17:34
I am so frustrated with Microsoft To Do! It has been extremely frustrating trying to import my lists to Microsoft To Do from Wunderlist. It will not store any of my image files within the app, but says I can import them onto my phone or computer as a file, which defeats the purpose of having a list for things that need files. For instance, I have a dietary food chart that I need to refer to frequently. The app does not allow for this due to the file size being too large. I enjoy making lists of gift ideas or future things I wish to order with a web site or image on my list. It will not allow for any of this, which has caused me to no longer have access to these lists. I did download these as a file but it is not in list form but just a mis mash list of images one after another. Also, another frustration is that when I simply wanted to invite my husband to share a grocery list with me, it ended up inviting a whole group of my contacts that were added automatically somehow. I miss the ease of Wunderlist and hope that Microsoft can update this app to make it at least as good as Wunderlist was.
Merely populates iPhone Reminders
by billy'n'holly on 2020/05/11 11:12
I’ll give this app 2-stars because it doesn’t crash ... but seriously, why would anyone WANT to quit using the superior Wunderlist for this half-effort? Any item you create is stored in the iPhone Reminders as a to-do, but neither scheduled nor shared with associates. Items are not entered by default with a due date, and even if you do add a due or reminder date, they’ll disappear from “today” and don’t carry over to tomorrow, so you must manually add any tasks from a single list of ALL tasks. If you mark an item with a star ... well that’s meaningless. And should you open your iPhone Reminders, you’ll find 100’s of stored there, thereby making simple reminders (like “go to bed”) lost amongst the work tasks that didn’t require being spammed through the Reminders app, not to mention now your to-do of “turn in report” has the same unimportant notification appearance, sound, and limited snooze options as “pick up kids from school”. Utterly worthless and a lesson for how to drive away millions of customers so an app exists solely to have O365 but without any of Wunderlist’s functionality. What a waste.
Missing the “PRINT LIST” feature! Frustrated...
by ABerry83 on 2020/03/10 01:45
I am a Wunderlist user who (like many many others) was forced to migrate to Microsoft To Do. I had for years used Wunderlist’s “PRINT LIST” option which allows me to print about a dozen or so weekly cleaning and chore lists for around the house DIRECTLY from my iPhone via AirPrint and send all my checklists to my home printer wirelessly—complete with indented tasks, sub-tasks, task notes, page numbers, neatly organized checkboxes next to each item, and even a proper header and footer with the date my list was printed, etc.; however, this same option to print is NOT available in Microsoft To Do which is very frustrating since I have use this feature on a weekly basis for years now. I had spent a significant amount of time creating detailed lists for other things such as an “RV Checklist” and others. Now, since we are forced to move away from Wunderlist to the lessor Microsoft To Do app, I will have to spend time finding and migrating again over to another better app that allows me a simple option to directly print my lists from my iPhone via AirPrint straight to my networked home printer.
Tasks and Outlook
by NB Unicorn on 2020/08/11 13:02
Hello - I love tasks, however it doesn’t community to email as I would like. It doesn’t allow me to create a note/task tied directly to an email. Every email that comes in has action items tied to it. So if we had the ability to add a Note/task to that email, it would help us focus on the actionable items of importance. If we open 100 emails a day, that’s a lot of action items. And if we wanted to prioritize those actions of importance, we need an organized way to see those actions. So the tasks would appear in 2 locations exactly the same. Duplicate. One on the task bar as it is today, and the other would appear as a icon of some sort on the email itself. Could you add an icon on the email options for “tasks/notes” with time and date stamps on them so we can get even more strategic on what we are completing first. Also, if we do get the option to create an action task for email, can that option also be made available for the mobile app. I try and work on my phone as often as I can however it’s not as efficient as the desktop applications.
Keeps getting better
by Scotteeboy on 2020/04/06 04:33
This app is so well supported, with constant interactions at it’s worth checking out - especially if you work within Microsoft 365 and the Microsoft ecosystem. That said, the more information it brings in, the more it needs to allow you to filter the info. That’s where it has some shortcomings. To make this a great app I’d like to see better filtering capabilities so I can filter the info I need to see across lists (even if the tasks are coming from Planner). I’d like to move planner tasks into various lists. I’d like a list of my tags so I don’t have to guess at what tags I’ve got out there. Saved items from Teams should also be brought into To-do in the same way planner tasks are brought in. And of course, there should be option to automatically populate My Day. I understand why this feature is missing but it needs to be an option if the user wants it. That would help take some of the manual work out of using My Day. Thanks again to the To Do team.
Serves its purpose
by Dang Hazelnut on 2019/02/11 23:18
My husband and I have been looking for an app that accommodates to our meal-planning. This one is by far the best due to a simple user interface, convenient checklist, uncomplicated tools, and online account integration. Although what we use is very different than what this app is intended for, it’s exactly what we need. We are removing one star because we find it difficult to retype all the entries for other lists. Having a copy-and-paste feature would be wonderful. Another feature we would like to see is an option to set which page is defaulted when opening the app. Right now, it’s “My Day” and we would like to be able to see the entire list page when we open the app. Lastly, we would love to see an expanded collection of colors and themes. Heck, I would love for it to be completely customizable where we can select photos from our camera roll. Looking forward to what the future updates this app has to offer!
Missing a few things
by Etta1975 on 2020/01/21 14:15
Over all good app but there are a few things it’s missing that other apps have. I make a list of “todo” and if I don’t get to one task it sits there in past waiting for me to click it. I e seen other apps where it will move to current day if task isn’t complete which will continue my repeat task and I’m not having to go back to click off each thing I didn’t do from past days before it will show up in current to do’s. Also I make a list for groceries, though it will cross the grocery products off when I click them I have seen other apps that you have the option to see it crossed off or completely removed from the list. I like seeing the things removed and this app doesn’t have that feature. Over all I will use the app but I still have to use other apps with this one. I would like a “one app does all” so I can delete other apps
Almost five stars...
by •CiCi• on 2020/06/08 18:45
This app is really nice for lots of reasons. One of these is, it's completely free! Which is super nice because I tried to find other planner apps however you HAD to get premium on all of them which made me really upset. Also, with this app, you can create a custom repeat unlike other apps where you can only repeat daily or weekly etc. I also really enjoy how organized it is. It's great for multiple things like, goal tracking, to do, school work, and much more! I didn't give it five stars because, 1. I was really hoping that I would be able to make the tasks diffrent colors or diffrent fonts not that this is totally important but I think it would make it more enjoyable for me. And 2. When you get into the app you have to long into your Microsoft account. Which isn't a big deal however, I did not have one before so it was a very long process to create one. 3. You cant use your personal photos as the theme background.
Nice but feels unfinished (unlike Wunderlist)
by jpgeorge on 2020/03/28 23:22
TLDR: I think I can’t appreciate this app because I basically want it to be Wunderlist - and it’s not. Details: I’m another old Wunderlist user (since 2014) and I was forced to find a new app since Wunderlist is getting the real boot this year. I liked To do at first, but I’ve slowly grown to dislike it. It is not a smooth, solid app like Wunderlist. It glitches often - especially on the Mac. I couldn’t get used it’s “My Day” philosophy: having to pick tasks every day even though I’d set tasks for that day in the past. Just feels like an extra step, and I couldn’t quite get how it’s supposed to work with my tasks for which I’d set scheduled due dates. It has a “planned” view but it just doesn’t feel righ. And I cannot understand why they don’t have comments like Wunderlist did - that was very useful for track progress on tasks. So I’m going to have to find something else unfortunately. I really wanted to like this app, but it just doesn’t fill in the space left by Wunderlist.
UI is phenomenal - but a couple huge complaints
by millerrh on 2019/09/11 03:26
This redesign is nearly perfect. I love the design so much more than Wunderlist. But it is missing a few key features that make it hard to use for me. 1) There are no notification bubbles that appear when a task is overdue like on Wunderlist. I used this feature all the time for recurring tasks that I want out of my way but to be reminded of when it is time to do them. These overdue tasks should be automatically populated in My Day and you should be notified of them. Or at least have the option to. 2) When viewing tasks in My Day or Important, they are all lumped together. If you have multiple projects, it can get disorienting. I prefer the way Wunderlist did it where you can see tasks grouped by the project/list they came from. Helps to organize these lists that pull from multiple projects better.
You just broke it! You changed the basic functionality from REPETITIVE list to ONE-OFF
by GrooverKing on 2020/05/05 13:49
The latest up(down?)date removed the ability to SHOW ALL items together and SORT the list while selecting items. This capability was a huge improvement over Wunderlist and was the only reason we switched. We use To Do for groceries. The list is over a hundred items because we buy the same stuff again and again. Using the completed list, we just find and uncheck what we are out of instead of tediously typing it in each time. Before this update, ‘Show Completed’ items mixed the two lists, in alpha order and we could quickly find items to add, stuff we forgot but need, and stuff added twice! The latest update ruined that functionality, and now it takes longer to make a list than just sending a text. The ‘Completed’ list is now randomly arranged, and can’t be sorted. Please restore the combined sort capability as an option for users who need a shareable list of REPETITIVE items, like grocery lists or household tasks or weekly agendas or repair parts.......
Half-Baked
by Grogboshi on 2018/03/08 02:16
This app and its web counterpart need a lot more work. It would be great if they combined it with Outlook Tasks and Planner into a single task management system, akin to Todoist. The app needs natural language support, a desktop Mac client, tie-ins with Teams to create tasks and projects directly from Teams, and tasks dated for today need to be automatically added to My Day so everything due in a given day is all in one place, rather than looking from list to list. It would also be great if it had a general Inbox to add tasks to as they come to mind and then organize later, like GTD prescribes. List sharing would be another big boost, especially for businesses if it’s linked to Teams, so that projects could be organized through ToDo and tasks managed. Apps like TickTick or Todoist show how powerful task management systems can also be easy to use and good for both individuals and businesses. Hopefully this app will follow in their footsteps and replace the myriad Microsoft task and project management options that currently exist (Outlook Tasks, Planner, To-Do), like Microsoft is doing consolidating Lync, Skype, and Teams.
Missing One Critical Feature!!
by Kaspa7 on 2018/10/02 04:26
I love the simple yet pretty layout of this app, and I love that I can create different categories (work, school, personal) while having a “My Day” area that shows me ALL tasks that I need to complete that day. Beautiful! HOWEVER, any task you put a due date on does NOT automatically show up in My Day once that day arrives! So even if I put a task as “due tomorrow”, once tomorrow comes it will not show up in My Day. So basically every single morning I have to go through my various lists and add tasks manually to My Day. The whole point of having a due date for me is to “set it and forget it”. It’s too exhausting to add each task manually every day. Doesn’t it make sense that if a task is DUE TODAY that it should appear in the MY DAY folder? Drives me crazy!! I also wish it would have a badge app icon showing me how many tasks are on My Day for the day, so I can have a quick glance just from the home screen of how many tasks I still have to complete that day.
Steps are headed in the right direction but…
by middlenameray on 2018/04/13 20:26
With the addition of steps/subtasks, we’re definitely getting closer to this app replicating the full functionality Wunderlist (need folders and shared notes support to make it complete). But there’s a weird glitch in the app and the steps keep disappearing/reappearing. Sometimes they show, sometimes they don’t. The first time I reopened the app after creating some steps on one of my to-dos I thought they didn’t take, so I added them again, then they vanished again on another reload, so I added them again. Turns out, when I opened the To-Do web client, the original steps I added and ALL the duplicate entries saved to the cloud like they were supposed to but don’t always populate on screen on the phone. What a productivity nightmare. Add a new step? They all appear again. Rearrange the to-dos? Disappear. If this bug can be squashed I’ll give the app a fourth star. I’ll be screenshotting any to-dos with steps in the meantime so I can be sure I can reference them when I’m on the go.
Completed Tasks Can’t Be Sorted (UPDATED)
by JoshuaAbatie on 2020/06/03 20:20
My wife and I use To Do for our grocery list in a very efficient way: Our shopping list has 100+ items in it, all completed at any given time. When it’s time to grocery shop, we scroll through that list and unmark whatever we need in a quick and efficient revolving list.... or at least we used to be able to do that. Now, the “completed tasks” are seemingly no longer affected by the sort function. Selecting sort only impacts those items that are not completed, which completely ruins our system. Why can you no longer sort completed tasks? Update as of 6/3/20: The most recent update brings back the sort ability for completed tasks. Thank you, To Do team for listening and fixing this issue!
Over designed
by Unparadise on 2018/06/01 16:35
I like the improvement I have seen in the past few months. I think Todo is heading the right direction. There are a few features such as assign to someone and attach photos to a note that are still missing. And it doesn’t do a good job integrating with other Microsoft services such as Outlook and Flow. But I hope these will be added along the way. One thing I strongly dislike about this app is it’s unnecessary big visual background that takes up 1/3 of the screen. Even though it goes away after scrolling its uneconomical use of limited real estate on the phone makes me hate it. A todo app should focus on what the user tries to accomplish and reduce every possible noise. I love the Things app for its simple design. It’s just so beautiful. You can feel that everything shown on the screen is intentional with a purpose. The original Wunderlist design was also really good for the same reason. Please offer the option to remove the annoying title background. I hate it! Thanks
Improving, update by update
by cierrabrooke on 2018/12/01 15:41
To-Do has definitely improved from my first download a year ago, but there are still key features that keep me with Wunderlist (app/company was acquired by Microsoft and that team now works on To-Do). Pros of To-Do that have me looking forward to a move from Wunderlist: - Dropped the skeuomorphic design - Has Wunderlist import feature (some reviews say this is still a little buggy) - The font is clean and visually pleasing Features Wunderlist has that To-Do still needs: - Folders and nesting for lists: I prefer to break out different projects and responsibilities within my work list - Option for a scrolling calendar wheel, or the ability to have weeks start on Monday, not Sunday when setting task due dates. I’m fine with the “Pick a date” calendar option, but I would SO prefer the ability to have this calendar have Mondays to start weeks. I’ve been able to do this in Outlook, so I know you can add this feature 😊 - Ability to update profile photo: Currently cannot update the standard avatar - Variety of neutral backgrounds: With To-Do, the background of the “Important” list cannot be altered. For now it’s an uneditable purple space telescope theme. I tried to swap every list to be a plain neutral blue with no cartoon drawings. Some people may love the cartoons, but I need more neutral color options and just want to focus on my to dos, especially the ones I’ve noted are most important!
Can be frustrating to use
by msnellgrove on 2020/03/23 17:48
I used Wunderlist to keep running meal plans and a grocery list. I switched over to To Do when they emailed us about phasing out the app. Since using to do, I have been annoyed with the “show completed tasks” feature. It’s easy to accidentally check off an item that you haven’t completed. In Wunderlist, I could quickly figure out what I clicked by accident, because it kept the crossed off item in the same location in the list (showed it in it’s original location with the uncompleted tasks still there). In to do, if you say to show completed tasks, it pulls them up in a totally different order... like a running list of completed to do’s. There is no way for me to figure out which one I just removed from my list by mistake. My app is also freezing up when I say “hide completed tasks”. It won’t go back to my list. I have to shut the app down and reopen it. When scrolling sometimes the app thinks I’ve selected a task and moves it... I understand the desire to rearrange items, but I would rather that be a separate menu or something. I make my grocery list in an order to begin with. I don’t want that order changed because I’m scrolling. Maybe include an edit option that allows you to move items, but make items stay put unless you specifically tap the dot to check them off. Too much happens by accident!
Buggy still
by The Smitten Kitten on 2020/04/15 05:31
A great start and I’m happy so far. I used to be an avid user of Astrid and Wunderlist, and have been pretty frustrated these good apps keep getting bought by mega corporations. (Yahoo and Microsoft) For this app, there are some bugs and quirky behaviors that are frustrating. I migrated from Wunderlist and these weren’t issues before. Some example below: - The weekly recurring tasks don’t work. Just try it. If I set it for Friday, it somehow labels it as “Thu, Fri”. Is it a time zone issue? I’m in ET. - The sorting doesn’t work well. As we could in Wunderlist or even Excel, a sort order should not lock the list. We should still be able to move items around. Imagine a use case, where I want the list to be first sorted by items in the order they were created...then I want to reorder some items to appear on top. Not possible right now. We just end up having a jumbled mess. - When you inadvertently check off an item, it’s almost impossible to find it to uncheck it if you had Completed Items hidden. In Wunderlist, when a task is completed, it gets sent to the bottom and they are sorted in the order which they were completed. Now not anymore. It’s jumbled elsewhere and due to the weird sorting behavior (mentioned above), I can’t find it. - No easy way to purge completed items? This should be a setting. I had hundreds maybe thousands in some lists, and I had to manually delete each one. (I had to because I felt the app was slow.)
could be better
by Jessesaint on 2020/01/03 09:12
A lot simpler and easier to use than OneNote for task, however I'd really like the option to hide "my day". I have zero interest in using it and would much rather have the mobile and desktop app's open into my first tab/ group. Please, it's always in the way and extremely annoying. Like OneNote, both apps need a trash can/ recently deleted, it's extremely careless for the developers not to include one as I've lost a few well-written notes over this non-including of an EXTREMELY important feature. Not even an undo option, issues with shake to undo, really??? At least To Do has an "are you sure you want to delete?", but it's not enough. Also can't figure out how to delete unintentional created groups in the mobile app, only on the desktop app... Okay? All around it's better then what's out there, just a few tedious important features missing for me to give it a complete five stars. also I don't know what your problem is, but if I take my time to drag and drop something it would be great if you didn't make it JUMP BACK TO THE END.
Lovely, except for sorting options
by GybeTack on 2019/12/30 22:03
I switched to this app because my gTasks Pro app has become too slow at syncing (it syncs via Google tasks). I like the features and interface on Microsoft ToDo, and the syncing is lightning fast. A major problem, however, is the lack of flexibility in sorting. gTasks allows you to sort manually, which is highly effective. With Microsoft ToDo if I want to sort, for example, by “Importance”, and then have the tasks move to the bottom of the list when marked “Complete”, I’m out of luck. As a result, the list quickly becomes cluttered with completed tasks (if I sort by completed tasks the remaining uncompleted tasks have no sort order). I can manually drag a task anywhere I like, but it snaps back to it’s original location immediately. I’ve ended up going back to gTasks Pro for longer lists, and using this app for short lists only. It would be a 5 star app of the sorting option gets enhanced.
Bleh
by B to the fourth on 2020/04/05 13:17
I was a Wunderlist user and I used it for very simple things - groceries, personal to-do’s, etc. Light, simple use. Loved Wunderlist. I’ve experienced Issues with this app that seem very basic to me, though. For example: - Synching is buggy. I share several lists with my wife and somehow we end up with lists that aren’t exactly the same sometimes. Just got home from the grocery store, wife’s list has hamburger buns, mine didn’t. Watched as we synched again and still not on my list. Of course additional trips to the grocery store are now not so routine. - when I toggle the app to show items crossed off a list, that works. When I toggle back to not showing them it freezes. Every. Single. Time. - it won’t let me move something to the very bottom of the list. Have to move it to second to last, then move the last item up one. - seems very easy to inadvertently cross something off when scrolling compared to Wunderlist. - the nesting feature seems nice in concept, but it’s very easy to accidentally nest something under another to-do item when moving things around on an iPhone, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to un-nest it. So, stuck with deleting it and adding it again. I would expect some bugs from a fairly new app but seems like Microsoft should be able to do better than the average little app builder. So, we’re gonna use Wunderlist until we can’t then find something else.
A simple reminders app is just what most of us need.
by e10. with a lightning port. on 2018/10/14 08:43
I started looking for a reminders app when I realized that the calendar’s “up next” widget contains reminders as well, so I deleted reminders and started looking elsewhere. Most of the reminders apps I’ve seen are either really simple, too complicated, or have complex tasks and just useless stuff locked behind a paywall. Microsoft’s ToDo is not the best app for the job, but it’s at least got the basics down, doesn’t lock it in a paywall, and doesn’t make it super complex. I would still like having location based reminders like on the Apple app, but I’ll forgive it. It still has: Reminders based on time, repeating reminders daily-weekly-monthly-yearly, notes, and color coded reminders groups. Yes, I wish it had location reminders, and that it didn’t force me to have it’s “Tasks” group, but it really is all you need. It’s basic, and that’s good.
Perfect for me
by RevRMK on 2019/07/12 13:47
I am one of those people who keep trying different organizational apps and systems. I’ve found this one best meets my needs for on that is not cluttered and great for the day to day lists I make. I love creating a project list of tasks, giving the a date or making a more detailed sub-list, giving it a date or not. The best part is starting each My Day with a clean slate and adding the tasks with recommendations from the app. I love I can set up my day before I leave for work from my iPad then check off the list as I go from the desktop at work. The only thing I would add, or haven’t discovered how to do, is to archive my completed list for future use, especially for an annual work event. I don’t like the look of the long list of completed projects and don’t want to delete them.
Repeating Tasks Repeatedly Disappear
by quantumofsolace on 2019/02/12 19:06
In the couple of months I've used the app, I've had to re-enter repeating tasks several (3-4) times. It seems to only affect daily tasks but I'm not 100 on that. At some point after I complete a repeating task, the app doesn't repopulate the task for the next iteration. So if I have a task that says "go to the gym" and I check it as completed, sometimes the task shows up the next day and sometimes it doesn't. I don't know exactly when this happens because it's hard to notice a single missing task. (At least for me –i have about 25 repeating tasks.) I assume there's a bug somewhere but it shouldn't take two months for a major corporation to fix it, especially since this is basic functionality for a task app. I should have known the app would be extra when I had to reimport my tasks from Wunderlist 3 times. That process should have been infinitely easier since Microsoft develops both Wunderlist and To Do. I had intended to transition to To Do but I think I'll stick with Wunderlist for the moment.
I’ve been searching and I found this
by leonard_ong on 2019/03/06 11:23
I used to use OmniFocus, but the interface overwhelmed me. So many buttons and options just to create a task! As a result, I set out searching for a replacement. I’ve tried Wunderlist, iOS reminders, Todoist and a plethora of other apps, but so far To-Do has been the only one with a simple and elegant interface. Everything is incredibly straightforward and there’s even a platform to vote on new features. It’s comforting to know that our voices are being heard on new features. That being said, the app isn’t perfect either. One of my biggest pet peeves is that I can’t plan My Day in advance. It would be good if I could swipe left and right to review yesterday’s and tomorrow’s tasks respectively. Other than that, this app is the best I’ve seen so far. keep it up Microsoft.
Off to a great start, but needs maturing.
by TheRamius on 2019/07/10 18:26
Pros: - User friendly for what it offers - Fluid, simple interface. Isn’t confusing to know what you’re doing. - Easy to prioritize tasks - Each task can be broken up into items (very useful for projects and/purchasing) Cons - Minimal navigation ability on completed tasks. Only way to navigate completed tasks is by opening up a list where it’s all dumped into. It may be in chronological order, but it’s difficult to know for sure. This leads me to my second issue... - Completed tasks don’t have a date of completion listed next to it unless you click on the individual task. So if you want to know what you completed in a particular week a couple months ago, you have to keep clicking on items until you find the date of interest. It isn’t clear however in what order the completed tasks are arranged. - As of today there is a bug which keeps you from deleting a repeated task in bulk. I accidentally set a reminder for the next 20 years and it generated tasks for every day for the next 20 years. I couldn’t delete them or remove them from my completed tasks list. I’m sure this would be a relatively simple fix. - If you don’t click something as completed the day it was completed, you cannot go back and edit. It only shows the date you clicked completed.
Finding another to do app today
by gillette411 on 2020/03/22 22:31
I also moved to this app from Wunderlist, unfortunately. This app doesn’t do anything the same way. I’m a simple person and really only use it for my grocery list, not all the reminders and scheduling that others talk about. But this app can’t even get a grocery list right. I buy many of the same things week after week, month after month. So when you check an item off, it doesn’t move to the bottom automatically to get it out of the way. And when you uncheck an item, it doesn’t move back to the top automatically. You can move it manually if you don’t have any kind of filter on, but that can be a lot of items to move. And you can’t manually move items up and down if any filters are on. Starring an item only puts it in another list altogether rather than moving it to the top of the current list as a priority. I will be downloading a different to do list app today. This was a horrible recommendation from Wunderlist.
Start good-End BAD!
by Lennsg on 2020/05/12 00:08
Leave it to Microsoft to destroy something by improving on it. Microsoft bought out Winderlist to create this “to-do” list. -Not Microsoft’s Creation- At first it was somewhat better than the original Wunderlist. But then someone at Microsoft decided to tweak it. The improvement Microsoft made was to list completed items alphabetically. This was great when creating a reusable grocery list. It was easy to look up items needed to shop for. Now all items in the completed column are jumbled. You now have to carefully scroll through your entire list to find the items needed for next weeks shopping list. And when you have to add an item sometimes every day or so, this becomes a pain in the pattuty. If you know what I mean. THANKS MICROSOFT!!!
Same as Wunderlist
by AskLifeCoach on 2020/05/16 19:05
I was a HUGE Wunderlist fan for years. It was my most useful app. I deleted the stock lists and made my own lists. It’s for more than shopping and TODO lists. I use it for lots of “HOW to do lists”. Meaning lists I follow to close up the cabin in the fall and other lists to open it in the spring. There is no limit to the type or purpose of lists you can create to make your life easier. The big benefit is the ability to check mark ✅ an item to add to a list and check mark ✅ it when it’s finished. This means a list only needs to be typed in one time. I was devastated when I was told Wunderlist was going away, replaced by this app. Ultimately only the name and colors have changed. This is every bit as good as Wunderlist and honestly, it’s even a bit better.
Doesn’t hold a candle to Wunderlist
by snc68 on 2019/03/10 15:26
I have been a happy user of Wunderlist for the last couple of years. It’s an exceptional app for organizing your to do list. There was another reviewer that hit the nail on the head with this. The biggest flaw with this To-Do app is that you cannot organize and categorize your tasks in a given day. Why have smart list if your app won’t organize them by smart list? It doesn’t make sense. In the Wunderlist app you enter tasks, you categorize them and then for any given day all the things that you need to do for the day are grouped in the different categories. it’s a simple concept and shouldn’t be too difficult to enable. For example if you go to the grocery store, you don’t go in with a list that has everything all mixed up on one long list. In order to be efficient, you typically will group things by area in the store. You’ll put all of your vegetables together all of your dairy etc. That way you’re not running around the store in a disorganized fashion and missing things on your list. Same thing with managing your daily tasks. It takes way too many brain cells to try to jumble everything up. They need to be categorized so that your brain doesn’t have to do too much work. Very disappointed in this app and I hope Wunderlist stays around in the ether for a while so I can continue to use it. Will have to find something else because To-Do does not cut it.
Simple and Beautiful
by Smanhan on 2020/09/05 16:53
I’ve tried some of the top rated to-do apps, and they all don’t fit my purpose even though they offer much more functions. This app is neat, beautiful and totally what I am looking for as it’s easy to use, great everyday to-do checklist function as well as notes that I can add within the task without paying extras like some of the top apps. I also love the reminder notification, sorting function and themes which is sleek, fun and easy to add tasks. There may be hiccups in the older versions which I read, but these may have already been fixed for the newer version, so far I haven’t encountered any issues. Synchronization is a breeze between my MacBook and iPhone - almost instant actually ! Overall, it’s a 9/10 for me! Thank you creator!
Extremely Disappointed with the Sorting Features
by Chris528F on 2020/03/19 01:00
I would give this app 5 stars if only after sorting by importance, I could then sort the list more finely by moving the important items in the order I want them. I could do this with Wunderlist, but I can’t do it with Microsoft To Do. I really don’t understand why it is so hard for the Microsoft team to make this change. I use the list for groceries and I have a over 200 items. By starring the items I want, it moves them to the top of the list. But then they are all a jumble. Thus if I have 20 items on my grocery list, I constantly have to be scanning the list and I find myself walking back and forth around the store because the list is not in order. If I were able to sort the grocery items I want to buy, by aisle, after sorting them by importance, it would make the shopping process so much easier and more efficient. I am pleading with you Microsoft, to make this change.
The most important app on my phone
by StephenCausey on 2020/01/28 00:14
I picked up this app on my iPhone and Mac, hoping I could work it into my routine at work and solve some of my team’s productivity and communication issues. To Do quickly became the lifeline of my business in exactly the way I had hoped, by organizing all of our messy actions and projects across multiple lists shared among various team members. In addition to typical tools in the toolbox, such as “Reminder,” “Due Date,” “Steps” and others, the addition of “My Day” and “Assign To” are unique to me tools I use every single day. To Do is incredibly simple to use and understand. In addition to work, I’ve been using it as well for my personal life, and other professional projects and volunteer work. Doing this has only strengthened my commitment to it, while my past experience with to do apps was almost always short-lived. Few other apps, if any, bring a simplified, high level of organization and teamwork to productivity as this one does- at a cost of nothing. I’m looking forward to updates with new features and further integration with Outlook and other Microsoft tools, but right now, this is already the best and most important app I use, hands down!
A Pinch From the Finish Line
by icuragoose on 2018/01/06 21:39
(There is now iPad support!) I have loved Wunderlist, and Microsoft aims to replace it. The features in To Do are remarkably similar and familiar to Wunderlist users with simplicity and minimalism at its core. With a slimmed-down UI, there's less to distract you and with the flawlessly smooth and responsive controls, you feel like you have a firm grasp on your system. Everything is intuitive and inviting. In addition, I'm from Seattle, so I appreciate the themes. Right now the only things missing for my own workflow is the ability to have folders and sublists. This is my last reservation for using this app and once this is complete (both are planned), I can officially utilize this as a Wunderlist replacement. Once I use this in my workflow, I will be most excited about the "My Day" feature. I can use that in tandem with my office' implementation of Kanban to help me see what I committed to getting done today. I can see this being useful for O365 organizations as well, since it can replace the Outlook tasks, pull assigned tasks from Planner, have inputs with Teams (i.e. Right click a message and select "Create Task") I'm excited to see where this goes as I wait patiently for the product to bake. Until then, three stars is about where it's at as of now--little more than a college student's obligatory first app.
A few suggestions
by beanbeanjuice on 2020/02/12 17:02
I’ve recently been forced to switch over from Wunderlist (been using it for over a year) to Microsoft To Do. I have a few suggestions since this was forced by you guys. Please add the option to swipe down on a list to sync it rather than needing to go into my account and clicking sync (similar to how on Snapchat you swipe down to refresh). Secondly, for the Mac app, please make a widget for it, so I don’t need to open the app but instead can leave it at the top right of my screen in an icon I can press at any time to access the app. Again for the Mac, add the ability to swipe down to refresh/sync the list. Otherwise, the app looks much cleaner and is easier to use (not including what I just mentioned) and am very much looking forward to hopefully these suggestions being added.
Not ready for prime time, far from it
by No ads preferred on 2019/04/10 14:10
The primary fault I have with this app is the lack of ability to schedule tasks. It allows you to assign a due date and will let you set a reminder, but true scheduling of a task is wholly missing. What I mean is that I want to be able that a task is due to be complete by a certain time on a certain date. And then the list of tasks is presented in that order. Here’s what I need to do first today, then what I need to do next, etc. items with a due date but no required due time would be at the end of the list for that day. The reminder field in the app would be used more for telling me when to start a task. A secondary fault is a more robust prioritization. More than just a star or not star rating, it needs to let me say that a task has a high, medium, or low priority. That way, if I have to let a task slip, I’ll know which one. The “Errands” app does this well. I don’t use it because I need a to-do app that will work both on my iPhone and my PC. Next, categorization would be very nice. Thus, I can assign a task to a “Field” category or an “Office” category, depending on where it needs to be done. Then I could filter on the “Field” tasks when I head out the door. This should be a free-form data field so I can make up my own list of categories. But it should be such that I can see all tasks if I want to, not just one category. Finally, integration with Outlook on my PC would be great.
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