Microsoft To-Do is a brand-new task management app from Microsoft for Windows 10 devices, iPhone and Android. The Microsoft To-Do app comes from the team behind Wunderlist which was acquired by Microsoft about two years ago.
As the Wunderlist team is developing Microsoft To-Do, it has a striking resemblance to Wunderlist. Users who have used Wunderlist before will feel at home. Like Wunderlist, Microsoft To-Do is extremely easy-to-use.
Microsoft To-Do currently lacks a couple of features offered in Wunderlist. That said, To-Do will get all feature of Wunderlist and more in coming months.
Microsoft has said that it will retire the Wunderlist once all Wunderlist features are available in its To-Do app. So, if you are a Wunderlist user, you will have to switch to Microsoft To-Do in a few months.
For users who are switching from Wunderlist to To-Do, Microsoft has made easier to import all Wunderlist data to Microsoft To-Do. In addition to Wunderlist, Microsoft To-Do can also import your lists and tasks from Todoist.
Import Wunderlist and Todoist data to Microsoft To-Do
In this guide, we will see how import lists and tasks from Wunderlist and Todoist to Microsoft To-Do without using any additional software.
Step 1: Visit this import page of Microsoft To-Do.
Step 2: Click Start importing button. If you are asked to sign-in to Microsoft To-Do, please sign in by entering your Microsoft account address and password.
Step 3: When you see “Let this app access your info” page, click Yes button to continue.
Step 4: On the “Which to-do app you are using?” page, choose either Wunderlist or Todoist depending on from where you want to import lists and tasks.
Step 5: Next, you will be taken to Wunderlist/Todoist sign-in page where you need to log-in to your Wunderlist/Todoist account. Please use the email address and password you used while creating the account.
Step 6: When you see the “Authorize Microsoft To-Do Importer to access your Wunderlist/Todoist account” page, click Authorize button.
Step 7: You will see all lists in your account. Select what you want to import, and then click Import selected button to begin importing lists and tasks from your Wunderlist or Todoist account to Microsoft To-Do.
Finally, you will see “How do you want subtasks imported?” page. Since Microsoft To-Do doesn’t support subtasks yet, you can import subtasks as notes or as individual to-dos. Select an option, and click Start importing to begin importing.
Source: Windows Central
What you need to know
- Nearly five years after being acquired by Microsoft, Wunderlist shuts down this week.
- The app will officially sunset on May 6.
- Microsoft is directing Wunderlist users to switch to Microsoft To Do.
As of May 6, 2020, Wunderlist will be no more. Wunderlist announced the app’s impending demise in December and stopped accepting new signups. The move comes nearly five years after Microsoft acquired Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder.
In Wunderlists’ place, Microsoft and the Wunderlist team are directing users to switch to Microsoft To Do. The app has come a long way over the past couple of years, adding a ton of new features, such as smart lists, to its capabilities. Microsoft makes it relatively easy to make the switch and migrate your lists over as well.
Here’s how to migrate from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do.
- Download Microsoft To Do for Windows 10, Android, or iOS.
- Sign in with your existing Microsoft account or create one.
- Head to Settings and select the Import from Wunderlist option.
- Sign in to your Wunderlist account.
- Microsoft To Do will show you the number of tasks and lists that will be imported. Select the Import option to migrate them over.
Note that subtasks from Wunderlist will be imported to Microsoft To Do as steps and folders will be converted to list groups. Any comments on your tasks will be imported as notes.
Though Microsoft To Do is Microsoft’s preference for Wunderlist users to choose when switching apps, there are a number of other to-do list apps that make it easy to switch over. Zenkit To Do is one that carries the same feel as Wunderlist and has an easy, one-click import option. Todoist is also a pretty powerful option that allows you to import your tasks from Wunderlist.
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If you want to get more things done in your day, you need to have some kind of to-do list. Thanks to Smartphone apps, it has become easier to carry one in your pocket all the time.
If you search for a to-do list app in the Google Play Store, you will find thousands of apps. But if you are reading this article, chances are, you already use one.
And maybe it is Wunderlist, which is one of the best to-do list apps available.
After it got acquired by Microsoft in 2015, the future of Wunderlist was uncertain, as it was unclear whether Microsoft will continue it, or shut it down.
Fast forward to 2019, we have got another to-do list app from Microsoft, called the Microsoft To Do, and we still have Wunderlist. But, maybe for a few more months.
Microsoft To Do vs Wunderlist
Although we are going to do a comparison between the Microsoft To Do and Wunderlist, our objective is to see whether Microsoft To Do app has all the features we love in Wunderlist.
So that we can decide to switch to Microsoft To Do and not look for a better alternative.
The user interface for both the Microsoft To Do and Wunderlist is pretty similar, and is becomes obvious when you compare these both apps side by side.
Since both the apps coming from Microsoft, the team of developers did not shy away from making it similar.
Wunderlist offers multiple color accents so that you can customize it as per your choice, while Microsoft To Do has got a light mode and dark mode, which is also a nice touch since you do not waste time choosing how the app should look.
But you still have control over how you want your lists to appear, and you can add different colors to different lists, which can be done from the individual settings of lists.
You cannot only add colors, you can also change the wallpaper for the list
Although, you can still select wallpapers to customize the user interface, both the Wunderlist and Microsoft To Do app has got different default wallpapers.
One of the best features that I like about Wunderlist is the ability to create new Lists for categorizing tasks. You can still do that in Microsoft To Do.
We will talk about features in the other section, but to get an idea about how Microsoft tries to evolve the Wunderlist app and form Microsoft To Do, you can watch this video.
All the difference that is there between the Wunderlist and the Microsoft To Do app, is in a visual sense, which can be seen in the user interface.
But, when it comes to the features for productivity, pretty much good thing that was there in Wunderlist has been incorporated in Microsoft To Do.
You can create separate lists to keep your tasks organized.
For me, I have got a list, for the ‘Books’ I want to read, the ‘Movies,’ I want to watch, and there is a personal shopping list and a ‘Work’ list.
Another great feature called ‘Repeated Tasks’, allows you to remind you of specific tasks after a certain period. It was available in Wunderlist, and I used it extensively. Fortunately, it is incorporated in Microsoft To Do.
A recent addition to the Microsoft To Do list is another excellent feature from Wunderlist, which is collaborations. You can invite other people to join a list.
I have a shared list with my wife, where we both can add tasks so that they appear in both of our Microsoft To Do app.
‘My Day’ Feature in Microsoft To Do
It is a new feature which has been added in Microsoft to do, it is available as a list on the home screen of that Microsoft to do app.
So when you tap on it it shows you to the tasks that are due for the day for the tasks where the reminders have been set for the day.
You can also pick other tasks from different lists and add them manually to ‘My Dy’ giving you the option to focus on the things that matter.
I am glad that Microsoft did not make it a default home screen. It just stays as a list on the home screen, so if you do not want to use it it does not come in your way.
One of the biggest fears of Wunderlist users was, Microsoft would make it exclusive to the Windows platform.
Fortunately, the Microsoft To Do is also available on other platforms as well. It is one of the most widely available apps.
You can install Microsoft To Do on your iPad, your iPhone, your Android mobile, your Windows PC, your Chromebook. You can also access it from the web browser.
it does make sense to switch from Wunderlist to Microsoft. It will, however, take time to get familiar with the user interface, but you will love it if you are a Wunderlist user.
How to make a switch from Wunderlist to the Microsoft To Do
Since Microsoft itself wants you to switch from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do, it has made the process of switching to it straight forward.
Microsoft is closing Wunderlist on May 6, 2020. If you're still using this once popular task management app, it's time for a change. Microsoft bought Wunderlist and the Wunderlist team is now working on Microsoft To Do. But that's not your only option.
You have until June 30 to import tasks
As Wunderlist closes on May 6, 2020, Microsoft says it will continue to let people import data from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do for a bit.
A Wunderlist blog post originally stated that the migration feature will only be available "for a certain period" after Wunderlist closes. Now it looks like you have until June 30, 2020 to import your data. After this time, it will likely be deleted from Wunderlist servers.
How to migrate tasks to Microsoft to do
The process of switching and importing your to-do lists from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do is pretty straightforward.
Go to the Microsoft To Do website first. Make sure you're signed in with the Microsoft account you want to import your Wunderlist tasks into.
Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the window, then click "Import."
You will be prompted to sign in with your Wunderlist account details.
Then Microsoft To Do will show you what it matters. If everything looks correct, click "Import" to continue.
If you click the gear icon in the upper right corner again and click "Import Summary", you will see more information on how the import was handled.
Items in the Wunderlist inbox become tasks in the “Tasks” list. Sub-tasks become “steps”. Items tracked become “important” items. The files become "groups".
Alternatives to Microsoft To Do
If you love Wunderlist, Microsoft To Do is probably the closest alternative – after all, it's made by the same team.
However, this is not your only option. Our partner site Review Geek has listed the best Wunderlist replacements, including Todoist, Any.do, Google Keep, Habitica, and Remember the Milk.
If you're in Apple Ecosystem Services, the Reminders app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac is an easy-to-use alternative that syncs through iCloud.
If you prefer Google services, you can also try the new Google Tasks app, available in Gmail, Google Calendar, and the Google Tasks app for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Some services, like Todoist, can import from Wunderlist. However, you will likely need to complete the import process before Wunderlist closes on May 6. It's time to change.
Wunderlist, the task and to-do management app that Microsoft acquired more than four years ago, is shutting down on May 6th. The company is no longer accepting signups, and as of Wednesday, May 6th, your Wunderlist tasks will no longer sync across devices.
Microsoft would prefer that you migrate from Wunderlist to its To Do app; as a result, it makes that process very simple. However, the fact is that you can easily export your Wunderlist data to other task management apps. If you’re a Wunderlist fan who has put off migrating away from the app until now, here are instructions for how to move to Microsoft To Do. We’ve also included instructions for two more popular task managers: Todoist and TickTick.
How to export your data
No matter which app you’re going to move to, it’s a good idea to export your data so you have your own copy.
- Log in to Wunderlist using this link and request a download.
- You will be emailed a link where you can download a zip file that contains HTML and text files.
How to migrate to Microsoft To Do
It’s really easy to switch to Microsoft To Do.
- Head to the To Do page. If you’ve already got a Microsoft account, you just have to sign in; otherwise, you can create one. Besides the webpage, you can download apps for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows 10.
- After you sign into To Do, there will probably be a pop-up window at the bottom of your screen asking if you’re coming from Wunderlist and if you’d like to import your data. If you’re reading this, you’ll definitely want to click that blue box.
- If you don’t see the invitation, you can still import your data by clicking on the gear Settings icon on the upper right corner and then choosing “Import from Wunderlist.”
- You’ll get a pop-up window telling you exactly what will be imported from Wunderlist. Click on “Import.”
- You’ll be notified at the bottom of the screen when your import is finished.
Note: Any tasks that were previously shared with somebody else will have to be shared again by using an invitation link that To Do will provide you with the first time you click on that task.
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How to migrate to Todoist
If you use Todoist and want to import your Wunderlist data, you’ll first need to export it through Wunderlist’s site. You can import your Wunderlist data on Todoist through the desktop app on macOS and Windows 10, or through the web app. The mobile apps currently don’t support importing data.
- Open Todoist, then click the gear icon to the right side of your display.
- Select “Settings” > “Account.” You’ll see the Import option at the bottom of the left-hand pane of options. Click that, then select “Start Import.”
- Upload the export file that you retrieved from Wunderlist. All of your lists, tasks, sub-tasks, reminders, files, and comments should arrive in Todoist.
How to migrate to TickTick
TickTick allows its users to upload Wunderlist data directly through its web and mobile apps.
Via the web app, click your username to see the list of options open up. Select “Settings” > “Backup.”
- You’ll find Wunderlist in the list of apps that you can import into TickTick. If you’ve already exported your Wunderlist data through its exporting tool, you can upload that by simply clicking “Import Backups.”
- Otherwise, select “Import” to be directed to your Wunderlist account (you’ll first have to sign in) without having to leave TickTick.
- There is also a direct link to the import feature on this page.
Alternatively, you can run through these steps on TickTick’s mobile app. (This will only work if you have the Wunderlist app on your phone.)
Microsoft is finally going end support for Wunderlist to-dos on May 6, 2020. Thus, now is the right time to import lists and tasks from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do. Wunderlist users would no longer be able to use the app after Microsoft ends support for it since the lists and tasks would not sync. Thankfully, Microsoft’s To Do application resembles Wunderlist in many ways. And it too offers pretty much all the features you might expect from a To Do application.
Moreover, importing your content from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do is quite straightforward. If you’re ready to make the switch early, then follow the steps below in the guide. Importing your lists and tasks from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do should take no longer than a minute or two. In case you’re looking for other To-Do list applications, then you should check out these awesome to-do apps for Android.
Import content from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do
- Download and install Microsoft To Do from the Google Play Store.
- Launch the app and sign-in with your Microsoft account.
- Tap on your Profile located at the top of the page.
- Select Settings and then tap on Wunderlist under the Importfrom Wunderlist section.
- If you were signed in to Wunderlist via your Microsoft account, your lists and task would automatically show up. If not, then simply sign in to your Wunderlist account with your email.
- After you’ve signed in, you would be able to see the content that would be imported. This includes any lists, tasks, and files that are stored in your Wunderlist account.
- Tap on IMPORT to begin importing content from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do.
- When the import is done, the app will notify you.
All your imported tasks and lists from Wunderlist will now show up in the Microsoft To Do application. You can even view the import summary to make sure all your lists and tasks were imported successfully. To do this, simply tap on your Profile once again and select Settings. Then tap on Show import summary to view the content that was imported from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do.
Useful features in Microsoft To Do
Microsoft’s To Do application has a few useful features that you should know about. First off, you can change the application’s theme. There is a light theme as well as a dark theme and it can be changed via the app’s settings. Go to Settings – Theme – Select Light, Dark, or Use System theme.
To be on the safe side, you can even enable the option to Confirm before deleting. This is useful as it helps prevent you from deleting tasks or lists unintentionally. To toggle on or off the feature go to Settings and under the General section, you would see the option to turn on or off Confirm before deleting.
Another great option that’s available in Microsoft To Do is that you can quickly add a task from the notification bar. The feature is turned on by default. However, you can turn it off if you choose to by going to Settings and turning off Quick add notification.
We hope the guide helped you switch from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do with ease. Let us know what are your thoughts on Microsoft’s decision to shut down Wunderlist.
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Unfortunately, the day has finally arrived. Despite the numerous pleas from founder Christian Reber and the fans who love it, Wunderlist is, as of today, no longer supported by Microsoft. If you want to save your lists, you can still import them to the Microsoft To Do app.
Microsoft purchased Wunderlist in 2015, and has been slowly moving its features over to the in-house To Do app ever since. The main reason it didn’t just rebrand the app as To Do was apparently that Wunderlist was built on Amazon Web Services, while Microsoft‘s own apps are built on Azure. Microsoft warned several months ago that Wunderlist was living on borrowed time, so if you haven’t done it by now, I recommend using one of the apps that has a built-in importation option designed to work with Wunderlist specifically.
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With that in mind, here’s how to move your Wunderlist lists to a few other to-do apps, including Microsoft To Do — which has most of Wunderlist‘s features and is worth a try if nothing else.
If you decide to use Microsoft‘s own To Do app, then you’ll find the option to import your Wunderlist settings right at the bottom of the app the first time you log in. It’s a great timesaver.
From here, you can import your settings from Wunderlist directly into your To Do app. It’s by far the most straightforward import option you’ll find for moving Wunderlist to a new app. To Do has apps on both iOS and Android.
One of Apple’s most popular productivity apps, this app works with both iPhones and Mac. It features lists and goals, and is great for those big on organization. Things isn’t free, which is a bit of a con, but it’s also really darned user-friendly, in my experience.
Things also offers several importation options with other apps, so it’s ideal if you’re trying to consolidate several to-do lists into the same app. You can find the Import option under Settings, and you’ll be prompted to sign into your Wunderlist account. Things 3 is available on the App Store for Mac and iPhone.
Another popular option, Todoist has many of the familiar task management options, including goal tracking. It’s supported on just about every platform and has several IFTTT recipes, if such things matter to you.
This one is a little more complicated, as you’ll need to first export your Wunderlist data via the Wunderlist site. This will give you all your information in a file, which you can then import to Todoist via the Import option in the Todoist settings menu. This is best done in the Todoist desktop app or the browser version. Todoist is also available on iOS and Android.
And that’s it! While it’s a shame to see the end of Wunderlist, it’s good to see there are a number of other options available to take its place. Good luck!
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Wunderlist app is shutting down, switching to Microsoft To Do
Microsoft has set to discontinue the could-based task management app Wunderlist on May 6th, 2020, to be migrated to its To Do app.
After May 6th, users’ to-dos will no longer sync but they will still be able to import lists, tasks and other content into Microsoft To-Do.
Founded in 2011 by Berlin-based startup 6Wunderkinder, Wunderlist was acquired by Microsoft in 2015, at which time the app had over 13 million users.
In a blog post, Wunderlist said that they will no longer accept new Wunderlist sign-ups. However, users can switch to Microsoft To Do accounts to enjoy the latest technologies and updates.
Wunderlist is encouraging its users to switch to Microsoft To Do app saying “we’re confident in To Do being the best alternative for Wunderlist now and so we believe it’s the right time to make the next move.”
Watch Wunderlist’s latest videos ever explaining the move, bidding farewell to their app and welcoming Do To.
Users disliked the news
No no no no….😭 My precious @Wunderlist is going away. My whole life is organized in there. Send me your fav cloud-based to do list app recommendations, friends. No Microsoft products.🙅🏻♀️ #Productivity
— Jamie Nolan (@dcjams) March 12, 2020
@MicrosoftToDo Sad to see @Wunderlist go, but already making the move to To Do. Seems like sync isn't working, though?
— Ryan Penagos BLACK LIVES MATTER (@AgentM) March 12, 2020
"Wunderlist goes away on May 6th, 2020
Make the move to Microsoft To Do." mmm🤔no❌ Any recommendations for decent alternatives?
— Plamen Balkanski (@PlamenB) March 12, 2020
As if the world isn't crazed enough right now, I just got notification that Wunderlist is shutting down in May, with Microsoft To Do as its successor.
Please stop, my head and heart can't handle this. 😰
— Madi (@MadiCNalley) March 12, 2020
Some others are excited about To Do
To Do is fantastic, I have been using it for a long time. Sync has been flawless for me, so just do the regular troubleshooting and I bet it will shake out.
— Matt Singley (@mattsingley) March 12, 2020
Wunderlist has been a go-to task management software and a to-do list app for hundreds of thousands people. We understand how sad you must be when Microsoft decided to shut down Wunderlist and force you to switch to Microsoft To-Do. It’s not fair, we know. It’s frustrating, we understand. Life just cannot go your way, can it?
With Wunderlist going away in May, you have to find a better task management software. And somehow, you ended up here with Quire. We know you are sad that your favorite to-do app is now gone, but we’re secretly happy for you to explore your soon-to-be best friend — Quire! We’re here to help you replace Wunderlist with a simple yet powerful software that can walk your dreams home.
“I’m truly amazed by how it works! I’m one of the Wunderlist orphans to be, so I started a search for a new app to use both for private and professional small projects. Quire is by far the best one among some ten or more I tested! I’m really satisfied, you and your team should be proud to make one of the best products about project management and productivity!”
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Change can be uncomfortable, but we’ve made it easy for you! Here’s how we help you upgrade your task management software to Quire!
- Export your data from Wunderlist into a zip file then uncompress the folder to find a JSON file.
2. Create a new project at Quire.
3. Click on the dropdown next to your new project’s name and import the uncompressed JSON file.
All of the lists from the left sidebar in Wunderlist will be treated as root tasks in Quire, and the tasks inside the lists will be treated as subtasks. If there’s a subtask in Wunderlist, it will become the sub-subtask in Quire. If you wish to treat each list from Wunderlist as a project in Quire, you can move these tasks to other projects.
Of course we never want you to feel left out here, so we have prepared a few helpful resources to lend you a hand with setting up your account with Quire!
It’s not easy to start over again! As if life hasn’t been hard enough, now that the app you’re working with for years has suddenly gone away. Just know that Quire is here now, your projects are in good hands now, and this time, your task management software is here to stay.
We hope the transition will not make you feel frustrated, we also hope you feel welcome here with Quire. We believe Quire can help you achieve your goals, plan your future and get things done in the most efficient way.
Let us know your first experience with Quire in the comments section or tweet us at @quire_io!