How to Migrate from Wunderlist to Microsoft To-Do and Why You Should


The Microsoft To-Do application is a cloud-based task list that is really worth changing. And doing so for Wunderlist users will not cause a significant loss of functions.

In 2015, Microsoft bought Wunderlist for more than $ 100 million. Many Wunderlist users were worried that the service would close without any good and viable alternative provided by Microsoft. Currently, Microsoft has a viable alternative called Microsoft To-Do.

In 2015, Microsoft To-Do could not even be compared to Wunderlist. Most critical features, such as subtasks and lists, were completely absent. Microsoft To-Do was like a poorly dressed version of Google Tasks, with barely advanced features to speak.

Four years later, the Microsoft To-Do application is a cloud-based task list that is really worth changing to. And doing so for Wunderlist users will not cause a significant loss of functions. It will also provide a more attractive interface and a complementary mobile application easy to use.

Why migrate from Wunderlist to Microsoft To-Do?

The conclusion is that the writing is on the wall. In September 2019, the Wunderlist Founder made an unofficial offer to Microsoft on Twitter to buy Wunderlist again.

The chances of this happening are slim. The development of Microsoft To-Do has advanced to the point where Wunderlist functions are fully integrated, and there is absolutely no problem for existing Wunderlist users to migrate.

What are some of those critical features that Microsoft To-Do used to lack? 19659017] 1. Grouping lists of Microsoft tasks

The ability to group lists into categories is one of the main reasons why I personally avoided Microsoft To-Do in the early days.

Since many people have multiple areas of their life that they need to organize, the ability to group several lists together under a single label is critical. Microsoft To-Do now features a small button with an icon + in the corner that allows you to create and name a new list group.


Then, simply drag individual lists to that group.


You will see that the list group includes a collapse icon so that when you are not focused on working on tasks in that area of ​​your life, you can Collapse the group and keep them out of the way.

This appears and works exactly as the task folders in Wunderlist did.

2. Recurring tasks

Surprisingly, the ability to repeat a task lacked Microsoft To-Do in 2015. This was an important reason why most users could not migrate to Microsoft To-Do. Today it is not like that.

When you select a task, you will see a menu shown on the right with all the task options. Select Repeat to assign a recurring time frame for that task.

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3. Subtasks

Another critical feature that Wunderlist offered was the ability to create subtasks within tasks. This is important because some tasks you will have are not exempt from a series of steps by which you will have to work to complete the task.

Microsoft To-Do finally added this function to the correct menu when selecting a task. Simply select Add step and type the name of that step. Press Enter to advance to the next step and continue until finished.

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When finished, you will see a task count on the main task description page (a feature that lacks Wunderlist).

4. Task notes

Another important feature of Wunderlist that is now available in Microsoft To-Do is the ability to select a task and add notes in a note field in the menu on the right.

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This is a good place to store random information as a guide or links you may need to perform that task.

5. Share lists

Another advantage of Wunderlist was the ability to share and collaborate on specific lists by selecting the Share link at the top of the list.

Microsoft To-Do now also offers this feature.

 share a list in Microsoft to-do

List collaboration allows you to assign and get assigned tasks. All assigned tasks will appear below the Assigned Me menu item in the upper left corner of the main Microsoft To-Do window.

The truth is that, four years later, all the features I loved from Wunderlist are finally all available in Microsoft To-Do. There really is no reason why you should not migrate now.

How to migrate Wunderlist

If you are ready to import all your Wunderlist information, now is the time to do it. The process is fast and very simple.

Select the configuration icon in the upper right corner of the Microsoft To Do page and select the Import button in Import from Wunderlist . [19659008]   importing from wunderlist

In the first step of the process, you will see the Wunderlist account that Microsoft recognized with your email address. If this is not correct, simply select Switch to another account and log in.

Confirm that the number of lists and tasks shown in this window match the original number of lists and tasks in your Wunderlist account.


Select the check box to also import the completed items, if desired. Then, select the Import button when ready.

You will see a notification in the lower left corner of the Microsoft To-Do window that shows that the import of Wunderlist is in progress. [19659008] yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

Once the process is finished, you will see that the status changes to The importation of your lists and tasks is finished . Discard the notification and the import process is ready!

You will now see all the tasks and lists that you had in Wunderlist imported into Microsoft To-Do. Everything will be organized and configured exactly as it was on Wunderlist.

This includes all tasks, lists, groups, recurring configurations and any other task configuration that you have configured in Wunderlist. The only item that will not be imported is whether the lists are shared or not.

Once everything is imported, there really is no reason to continue using Wunderlist. However, it may be a good idea to keep your Wunderlist account active while getting used to Microsoft To-Do.

But at least, once the inevitable day comes when Microsoft removes Wunderlist, it will have nothing to worry about.

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