Microsoft's Project Cheshire to-do list app reportedly enters private beta

Project Cheshire, the code name for a to-do list app that Microsoft is working on, has reportedly entered private beta testing. According to a report by's Brad Sams, that app has been polished up since it was first revealed in June, and it now includes both iOS and Android apps in addition to a universal Windows 10 app.

As you'd expect from a to-do list style app, Project Cheshire is said to make it easy to quickly create lists of things or tasks which you can then check off. There's not much else to the app at the moment, but it appears that the simplicity may be part of the app's appeal. As for Wunderlist, another to-do style app that Microsoft acquired in June, it isn't quite clear whether the company intends Project Cheshire to live alongside it or to replace it altogether.

That the app is now in private beta may suggest that it is inching close to a full-fledged release. However, it's unclear when we could expect a full launch to happen. What is clear, however, is that Microsoft is continuing its efforts to launch services on multiple platforms, and Project Cheshire is no exception.

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