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Microsoft To-Do now works with Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow could already be used to automate workflows with to-do list apps like Wunderlist and Todoist, but now you can count Microsoft's own task app among those ranks. Microsoft To-Do is now integrated with Flow, allowing you to set up connectors and automate tasks.

To get started, you just need to make sure you're logged into both Flow and To-Do with the same Microsoft account. From there, Microsoft says, you can select a connector or service from which you'd like to send a to-do. From Microsoft:

You'll then have the option to select the trigger you'd like to begin your flow, such as When a new email arrives. Now select + New step and then Add an action. From the available actions, select Microsoft To-Do – Add a to-do. You'll also need to enter the Subject field in order to add a title for your to-do. Then select Save flow and you're ready to go!

Microsoft Flow works much like If This Then That (IFTTT), allowing you to automate interactions between a large number of services based on specific triggers. As for Microsoft To-Do, the service hasn't received much in the way of new features since its debut in early 2017. However, Microsoft recently updated its UserVoice page to indicate a slew of new features are in the works.

Thanks, Terence, for the tip!

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6 Comments
  • Isn't Wunderlist also Microsoft's own?
  • Yes, they do but supposedly they will retire wunderlist once todo app is up to par with wunderlist
  • That's how all software transitions should be done, not axing a perfectly good application and replacing it with a half hearted attempt at creating a application.
  • I just wished Flow would have more integration with the OS. Like if I could set volume based on my location out so.
  • All very nice, and I'm interesting in using it vs Wunderlist (which I like). But please add multiple users per list, and syncing, without that it's less useful than Wunderlist.
  • Multiple users doesn't work, as far as I'm aware. Syncing, however, has been fixed in the latest release on iOS, Android, Windows, and the web version at todo.microosft.com. I use this daily for my lists of random things to accomplish, and I LOVE IT! I also found out Cortana integration is coming within the next few weeks or so, which is huge for me. :)