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Microsoft To-Do beta adds file attachments on iOS, Android, and Windows

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Microsoft this week has pushed out an update for To-Do beta testers, bringing the highly requested ability to attach files to your tasks. The features is available with the latest updates to the Microsoft To-Do preview on iOS and Android, along with Insiders on Windows 10.

The highlight feature allows you to attach any file or photo to a task, up to 25MB in size. The only limitation, for now at least, is that you can't add attachments to shared tasks.

Attachments for the Windows 10 app.

Attachments for the Windows 10 app.

For Android users, Microsoft has also added a few fixes to the mix and an easier way to add details to your tasks. Here's a look at the full Android release notes:

  • New: Introducing file attachments! Now you can attach any photo straight from your phone to a task on a personal list (we're working on shared lists).
  • New: Add a task easily with our new To-Do tile (Android 8.0+) in the notification bar.
  • New: We've made it easier for you to add all the details to your task with our rich entry bar—add due dates, reminders and recurrences while you create your task.
  • Fixed: If you have a small screen and your device font size is set to big then we will no longer cut off your list names.
  • Fixed: We will now hide the keyboard on the sign-in screen if you move the app to the background.
  • Fixed: We've made a whole bunch of accessibility fixes, including improving the metadata announcement, announcing if the due date is overdue, properly announcing search results, announcing the sort order, and, finally, announcing that Add Step is clickable.

The iOS release notes are much shorter, only including the file attachment feature, improvements to the iPad search UI, and some bug fixes:

  • New: Introducing file attachments! Now you can attach any file (up to 25MB) or photo straight from your phone to a task on a personal list.
  • Improvement: We've improved our search UI for the iPad as well as fixing a few small bugs.
  • Fixed: If your smart lists weren't keeping your settings when you launched the app, you'll be happy to know that we've fixed that bug.

Microsoft To-Do File Attachments

If you want to give any of the new features a shot, you can sign up to be an Android beta tester, opt into the Windows Insider program, or find directions on joining Apple's TestFlight program at Microsoft.

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  • Was just curious for anyone who might know, I'd like to use this as my primary To-Do/list app, but is there any way to integrate it with the Google Assistant? Right now, if I ask Google to add something to my grocery list, it adds it to their shopping list which is a webpage. Thanks in advance!
  • We'll have Cortana in the Google ecosystem, hopefully.
  • As of right now I don't think so. Not sure if it ever will to be honest.
  • Yeah, couldn't really find out much about it. Being so cross-platform focused though, I'm hoping there's someway this will be integrated. For right now, Google's shopping list is serving my basic need.
  • Wondering how this is to Google Keep, anyone have input they would like to share?
  • To-Do is focused on tasks and more feature-rich than Keep in that sphere. Keep has broader note taking capabilities--much more versatile, but also less focused and less organized. Keep is a powerful notes app, but for me it's more like OneNote light than To-Do. Since OneNote is so capable, organized and ubiquitous (cross platform), I rarely use Keep anymore.
  • So I did try out To-Do. Dissapointed. The widget only let me put my daily list on it, that sux.
    When adding list items there is no intelligence at all. Keep is intelligent and learns from my previous lists and starts suggesting as soon as I type. It comes in really handy when making a grocery list as I dont have to fully type things out when Keep suggests them for me.