In 2017, Microsoft announced that it was going shut down Wunderlist, a calendar and task management company that it had acquired. This announcement was made so that Microsoft could build out its own To-Do application. Since then the company has launched its app on Windows, iOS, Android and the web. To almost complete the circle, it is bringing the app to the Mac App Store today.
The newly launched app on the Mac App Store will support most of the core features right away, including the ability to create and manage tasks, work offline, share lists, utilize tags and more.
As a new platform on the Mac it makes use of a couple of shortcuts like Command+2 to minimize the application, and Command+1 to return to viewing and editing your lists.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft built this native Mac app using 100% AppKit, it says.
More recently, we have seen a trend where tech giants like Microsoft and Apple are creating cross-platform applications that work on both Operating Systems and it is a good thing.
Apple recently announced a new set of tools at its Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference called Project Catalyst. The new project will allow developers to transfer their iPad applications to Mac while using their existing codebase. This endeavour is in place by Apple to rectify a long standing lack of vital apps on the Mac App Store. By the way, another app that is coming to the Mac App Store very soon is Twitter.
A big question now is what today’s news will mean for Wunderlist — an app that has a near-perfect 4.9 out of 5 stars rating on the Mac App Store and is the No. 21 most popular free app in the store’s Productivity category.
As of today’s launch, Microsoft To-Do has seen a surge of downloads and jumped ahead of its predecessor — it now claims the No. 11 spot in the same category, but this might change in the future though.
For now, the app available for free on the Mac App Store.