These days Microsoft is on a mission to make our Windows 10 experience easier. Whether we’re gliding between apps with a click or peeking at our notifications with a swipe, the newest version of Windows includes time-savers that make even the most discerning productivity nuts (like us) sit up and take note.
That’s why we launched Todoist for Windows 10 in 2016 with native features like live tiles that let you pin your favorite projects to Start and an expanded comments pane for easier team discussions.
But we didn’t stop there. Over the last year, Todoist for Windows 10 has become easier, faster and more effective for teams, and we’ve got even more in store for the future. Read on to find out what’s new and what’s next.
In our never-ending quest to let you add tasks as fast as you can think of them, we’ve revamped the smart quick add. In addition to a more polished design, you’ll also notice that quick add now automatically recognizes elements like dates, priorities, labels and projects much faster than before.
Setting due dates is easier than ever thanks to the simplified task scheduler which includes a cleaner calendar view and scheduling buttons.
If you create a lot of team projects, the updated project creation panel will save you time by letting you share a project you’ve just created instead of having to share it in a second step.
As you progress with Todoist, your project list can get overwhelming. No longer, as you can now keep finished projects out of view by archiving and viewing archived projects.
You can now import and export projects, especially useful for sharing templates with teammates. Now there’s no need to manually copy over task lists when you have recurring projects.
Finally, your Todoist is snappier than ever as we’ve completed several performance and stability upgrades.
Here’s a peek at our next wave of improvements and features:
We’re improving offline sync so it works seamlessly whenever your device goes offline. Some of you experience sync difficulties and we take this very seriously.
A note to developers: We’re planning on open-sourcing the new sync and store library we’re developing for Todoist for Windows 10. If you’re interested in using it to create your own UWP apps, follow our Head of Windows, Jan, to find out when it will launch.
You’ll soon be able to widen and simplify your task view by hiding the left panel.
We’re experimenting with Windows 10 picture-in-picture mode which lets you view a small quick add window while working with other apps.
Finally, we’re continuing to adapt to the evolving Windows design language and ensure that the app works equally fast with both touch and mouse.
A Farewell to TaskCrunch and Boards
It’s time to say goodbye as we sunset two of our Windows 10 experimental apps, TaskCrunch and Boards, to focus our resources on improving Todoist for Windows 10.
TaskCrunch was a fully-featured task manager for Windows phones that synced with Todoist before we had our own universal Windows app. Boards was an experiment in organizing Todoist tasks using a Kanban workflow.
We’re grateful to all of you who’ve provided feedback for both apps. We’ve learned a lot about the way you like to use Windows 10 and your input will improve the Todoist user experience in the future, especially when it comes to developing new ways to visualize your task lists. Stay tuned!
P.S. We’re hiring
Interested in UWP? We’re always looking for developers to join our growing Windows team. If you’d like to join a company dedicated to creating intuitive, effective and efficient user experiences using the latest available features, let us know.