Microsoft To Do adds split-screen drag-and-drop support and collaboration notifications
To-do list apps have been popular on mobile operating systems since a long time. Google has its first-party Google Tasks on Android, while Apple has Reminders on iOS. Third-party to-do list apps such as Todoist, Any.do, and others, are still in use. Wunderlist, made by German company 6Wunderkinder, was a very popular cross-platform third-party app before the company was bought by Microsoft in 2015. In 2017, Microsoft released its own to-do list app, called Microsoft To Do, and said that the features of Wunderlist would be brought over to the new app, while Wunderlist itself would be deprecated.
At first, Microsoft To Do was a shadow of Wunderlist in terms of functionality, as Microsoft opted to build the app from the ground up instead of starting from Wunderlist’s level of features. However, the app has received considerable improvements in terms of features over the past year. In September, it was redesigned using Microsoft’s Fluent Design mobile UI principles, making it cleaner and more intuitive. It also gained a new dark mode functionality as well as cross-platform sync to let users transition from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do. Now, Microsoft has released another update (version 2.6) for To Do bringing two new features.
The first new feature is the addition of notifications that inform the user when a collaborator adds a task or checks one off in a shared list. These push notifications for collaboration are only for personal Microsoft accounts now, but Microsoft says that the feature is coming soon for work and school accounts as well.
The second new feature is drag-and-drop support for text and files in split-screen mode. In split-screen mode, users can now drag and drop text (from Gmail, for example) and files (from a file manager) directly into Microsoft To Do. However, the drag-and-drop support for files doesn’t currently work with Microsoft’s own OneDrive app or with Solid Explorer, Android Police notes.
The update also introduces starring for tasks imported from Microsoft Planner if the importance level is set. Finally, it brings minor improvements like improving the update speed of the widget.
Changelog for Microsoft To Do version 2.6
We’ve brought push notifications to personal Microsoft accounts. You’ll be notified if the other person adds a task or checks one off in a shared list. Coming soon for work and school accounts too.
Introducing drag & drop between other apps and To Do—drag & drop text or files into To Do in split screen mode.
We’ll now star your tasks from Planner if the importance level is set.
Minor improvements, like improving the update speed of the widget.
Users can download Microsoft To Do 2.6 from the Play Store or via APK Mirror.
Via: Android Police