Microsoft has at last managed to bring its language assistant Cortana back to one of its most significant applications: To-do task planner. The software giant was actively working on bringing new features and add-ons to this application and has finally released this update. Specific Windows Insiders are already being picked for testing the new feature which allows for adding of lists and reminders in Microsoft To-Do application through Cortana.
The move came after a twitter user Oscar complained that Microsoft does not have Cortana integration. The tweet was replied by Microsoft To-Do Help, ensuring that there are ‘upcoming releases’ related to Cortana in the near future.
Hey Oscar, we hear you on Cortana and think you'll be really pleased with our upcoming releases 😊
— Microsoft To Do (@MicrosoftToDo) November 19, 2018
Cortana up till now has been quite successful in letting users be reminded of their appointments and tasks. The goal of this recent integration at the end of the day is to ‘save time, stay organized, and keep all your reminders and lists in one place.’ Addition of To-Do as a managed skill to Cortana goes a fairly long way in adding feature parity with Wunderlist which was a frequently go-to-app for lists and reminders previously. Wunderlist has been integrating with Microsoft Launcher and Cortana for Android since some time. Now things will be taking a turn with Microsoft’s assistant integrating with both these services.
Through the language assistant, it will become possible to enter new entries in the lists that need to be processed. At the same time, users will be informed regarding the points that still require completion. This can widely range from simpler shopping lists or more comprehensive project planning.
The initial tests are being made by a small group of Windows Insiders who were officially invited to trial run. When will the new feature arrive for all the users is something not yet revealed by Microsoft. However, according to Windows Central, a more general release is scheduled for December which means it’s only a few weeks until everyone can get their hands on this capability.