Microsoft unveils redesigned Tasks app that will replace Wunderlist

Microsoft is making some major changes to its To-Do app this week, with a redesign that includes more customization options that target Wunderlist users. The large headers in the current version of To-Do disappear in favor of a variety of background images and color templates that can form the entire app. You can even choose from the Berlin TV tower background that was featured in Wunderlist, while Microsoft is trying to bring the best of Wunderlist and To-Do together.


Backgrounds can be adjusted per list, so you can change the appearance of Tasks per list. The dark mode is now also available on Android, Windows and Mac and will debut soon on iOS 13 as soon as Apple releases the update later this month.

In addition to the new backgrounds, Microsoft Wunderlist also reminds users of what has changed in To-Do over the past year. A Mac version debuted earlier this year, and To-Do also includes a daily scheduler feature that uses the smart lists that you may have used in Wunderlist. The My Day function is updated every day with suggestions for what to do that day.

Microsoft really hopes that these new To-Do changes will help Wunderlist fans in the app more easily. The new design only comes a few days after Wunderlist founder Christian Reber offered to buy the app back from Microsoft to prevent it from being closed. Microsoft has not provided further updates on the timing of closing Wunderlist, but the company does mention that this new version of To-Do "our best of both worlds vision has been realized." Microsoft is now looking for additional feedback on the changes, and remind people that it is easy to migrate from Wunderlist.