Productivity Faceoff: Todoist Vs. Microsoft To-Do

Todoist Vs. Microsoft To-Do

It’s official: Wunderlist is shutting down. A lot of users who depend on Wunderlist for productivity and to-do lists are looking for new apps. Todoist is Wunderlist’s best known competitor, and has plenty of users.

But there’s a bit of good news for Wunderlist users. Microsoft, which owns Wunderlist, recently released Microsoft To-Do, a new app built by the Wunderlist team.

To-Do’s brand new, and a work in progress. Almost Millions just checked out Microsoft To-Do’s current version to see how it stacks up against Todoist. Here’s the scoop.

Todoist Vs. Microsoft To-Do: Microsoft To-Do

Microsoft To-Do is Todoist’s young, scrappy competitor with pedigree. To-Do is made by the Wunderlist team, and has apps for iPhone, Android phone, Windows 10 and the web. It’s also free to use.

To-Do is not currently available for the Mac at press time.

Two of the most interesting features are My Day and Intelligent Suggestions.

My Day resets your todo list daily with a clean slate, and gives suggestions on what to do.

Intelligent Suggestions, which you access by clicking on the lightbulb, smartly prioritizes what you have to do that day. You then use the suggestions to add to your My Day list.

There’s also a big bonus for enterprise users: Thanks to being owned by Microsoft, To-Do is very closely integrated into Office 365. Setup for enterprise group users is extremely easy, and integrations are planned for Microsoft’s other products.

However, users migrating from Wunderlist might be disappointed by the lack of many features. Among other things, Microsoft To-Do doesn’t currently support sharing lists with others, turning emails or webpages into tasks, Gmail integration, labels, filters, subtasks, and attachments.

Todoist Vs. Microsoft To-DoTodoist Vs. Microsoft To-Do: Todoist

Todoist has been around since 2007 and has over two million users. Although it’s free to use, Todoist’s premium version (which costs $29 per year) has most of the extra features power users want to use.

One of the best things about Todoist is how many platforms it works on: It’s usable on everything from Mac to Windows to Android to iOS. In addition, it’s easy to create categories and subcategories for tasks, as well as leave notes on tasks.

Also, the filters feature is especially helpful: You can show subsections of your to-do list and easily filter what you display. An AI feature also automatically schedules tasks, and there is easy integration with Google Calendar, Gmail, and other platforms.

In May 2017, Todoist also introduced deep two-way integration with Google Calendar that fully merges to-do tasks and events. For Google Calendar power users, this is a big benefit.

There’s also super-easy syncing across platform, group capabilities, and compatibility with platforms ranging from Trello to Toggl to Slack.

Wunderlist Shutting Down

Todoist Vs. Microsoft To-Do: Who Wins?

Right now, Almost Millions’ vote goes to Todoist. The paid version of Todoist is extremely robust, the free version works great for most basic tasks, and–importantly–it’s stable, works across almost all platforms, and does the same job whether you’re using it on your smartphone or at the office.

With that said, Microsoft To-Do has a lot of potential. Microsoft’s preview release of To-Do looks great. Although the feature sent remains lean, we’re looking forward to seeing what they’re adding in the future–and we’ll update our article in the future to reflect that.

In the meantime, however, Todoist wins this faceoff.

(Images, video via Microsoft & Todoist)