We have heard about Microsoft's struggled integrating Wunderlist into its task management app To-Do. However, in recent months the company seems to be getting close. There have been a slew of updates for the application adding new features and functionality.
The latest release brings the app to version 1.35.11921.0 and adds a couple of new features. Firstly, users can now designate the importance of their activities with a star system. Simply touch the number of stars, with the highest meaning an item is more important.
A second new addition for To-Do is the ability to see who created and completed activities in shared lists.
Here is Microsoft's full changelog:
- In the shared lists we added the possibility to see who created or completed an activity.
- Now you can set the importance of your activities with a tap on the star and sort the activities in order of importance. Use the “Important” smart list to see all activities marked as important.
The new feature for shared lists comes a month after Microsoft released the feature for To-Do. This was an important release as lists were a big part of Wunderlist. Microsoft has been wanting to integrate features from the service it acquired for some time.
It emerged earlier this month Microsoft is having problems integrating Wunderlist into To-Do. Christian Reber, the former CEO of Wunderlist who joined Microsoft after the acquisition, says there are technical issues. Reber left Microsoft in September and it seems those problems have not been resolved.
“There were technical porting challenges,” says Reber. “Wunderlist's API runs on Amazon Web Services, and should then be ported to Azure. But that was extremely time-consuming, so everything had to be rewritten.”