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Microsoft's planning to kill off passwords - here's how

Microsoft's planning to kill off passwords - here's how

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Wunderlist, for those needing a refresher, is the to-do app that Microsoft bought when it acquired 6Wunderkinder in June 2015.

Today, the launch of the new app, which will be integrated with its core SaaS application suite, is one extra addition to the many layers that Microsoft has built into Office 365. Now, Microsoft is integrating it with Office 365 (anyone with a Microsoft account can use it) and "an intelligent algorithm".

One of To-Do's more interesting options will come via the "Intelligent Suggestions". Your Outlook Tasks will sync with To-Do, so you can access and manage them across your devices. (Versions for the Mac, iPad and Android tablets are "coming soon.") The Windows versions of the app are Universal Windows Platform apps, for those wondering.

According to Microsoft this app was built by the same folks who work on Wunderlist and while the new app will eventually pick up numerous popular features from Wunderlist, at some point down the road Wunderlist will be retired. The Berlin-based team continued building the app over the last couple of years, adding features and integrations to the app. Consider those fears well-founded as Microsoft releases the preview version of the generic-sounding Microsoft To-Do. Noting that "while the name and icon may change, " the essence of Wunderlist lives on through To-Do. Microsoft, on April 19, 2017, announced their Microsoft To-Do.

The To-Do app is not ready at this point to meet the needs of all Wunderlist users, however. We look forward to making To-Do even more useful, intuitive and personal.

Wunderlist has always been an excellent app for the forgetful types, helping them to keep track of their projects or just about any other task that they need to do. The online service works in conjunction with apps for iOS, Android and Windows, and you can try it out for yourself right now. As Microsoft's Alex Simons explaines, "Windows Phone makes up 5% of the active users of our Authenticator Apps so we have prioritized getting this working with iOS and Android for now".


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