What you need to know
- Microsoft To Do has an update for iOS 14.
- Widget support is now available.
- There are four new widgets for users to choose from.
Apple's "new" widgets are clearly an old idea borrowed from other operating systems, but it's still advantageous. But the inability to create a To Do widget was a tad infuriating – after all, if there is any case for a widget, it's to put your reminders front and center.
Today, Microsoft answered your requests. It just announced (opens in new tab) that To Do now supports widgets for Your Tasks and My Day on iOS 14, and they are now live.
There are four widget styles to choose from, with one square for My Day to glance at what you need to do, a small Add Task, and two for Your Tasks with differing sizes.
If you click on the widget, it opens the rest of your list in To Do. Since iOS lets you add multiple widgets, you can mix and match as you please, or even add them to a "widget stack," which cycles through various widgets in one area.
Sure, making this happen is totally expected by Microsoft, but for those who live and die by your To Do and tasks list, this changes everything. Now you just have to rethink your entire iOS home screen layout, so good luck with that.
And if you are on Android, well, you have had one single widget option for a long time. Hopefully, Microsoft will offer more alternatives in the future.
Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.
It's weird that they were so slow with this. Microsoft usually brings apps and features to iOS first. Maybe it's just because in this case iOS didn't support widgets when they initially developed it for Android?
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