Microsoft To Do vs. Remember the Milk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft To Do
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft To Do replaces the former Wunderlist task management tool.N/A
Remember the Milk
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Remember the Milk is a task management and to-do list application from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco.
$39.99
per year
Pricing
Microsoft To DoRemember the Milk
Editions & Modules
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Pro Plan
$39.99
per year
Basic Plan
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft To DoRemember the Milk
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Microsoft To DoRemember the Milk
Considered Both Products
Microsoft To Do
Chose Microsoft To Do
Both Trello and Remember the Milk offer their own value in managing tasks and projects. Wunderlist is the best simple task manager I've come across in that it focuses on the critical features you'd want in a task manager - great interface, ease of use, and accessible anywhere. …
Chose Microsoft To Do
While I have tried a number of other to-do lists, Wunderlist is easy to use and free. Most other to-do lists that I have tried I have used for a day or two and the have deleted and returned to Wunderlist. Part of it is that I am used to this tool, but I think it is also just …
Remember the Milk

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Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Microsoft To DoRemember the Milk
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft To Do
7.8
73 Ratings
4% above category average
Remember the Milk
-
Ratings
Task Management9.673 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management9.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts4.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling9.855 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.433 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration7.867 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology5.117 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology6.316 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management6.937 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration8.939 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access9.869 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft To Do
6.5
7 Ratings
12% below category average
Remember the Milk
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates5.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting7.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft To DoRemember the Milk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(73 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(30 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft To DoRemember the Milk
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
It's such a simple and effective tool! If you need an app to safely store your To-do's and make sure you stay on top of things, this is it. You can divide tasks lists into folders (like "home" and "business"), share the lists with co-workers, set notifications, even mark items as a priority. It's great for smaller, day-to-day tasks but if you need something to manage a bigger project or a team, you should look into more robust project management tools. Although this is a great app, it cannot replace tools like TeamWork, Basecamp etc. But they work great together
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Remember the Milk
I think Remember the Milk is a great tool for managing tasks and information. However, it depends on what the person is looking for. If you are looking for just a simple task management tool without any bells and whistles, this may be a lot, as it has a lot of advanced features (and even more if you go pro). If you are looking for a more robust task management tool with the option to add priorities, tags, categories, and assign tasks to others, this may be more suited for this. It is also helpful for managing lists like shopping lists or project lists.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Wunderlist is what you need for your to do lists. It's really simple to use.
  • Allows you to set due date to your lists, share them with your team and/or create a folder to divide and organize all your list set
  • Also, Wunderlist is compatible with all platform and devices. So you can always be updated on your list or work on them from wherever you are and with all the devices you have.
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Remember the Milk
  • Mobile App
  • Quickly enter new tasks
  • Reminders
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Viewing more than one task at a time.
  • Email forwarding tasks - sometimes can be buggy and not always smooth.
  • Option to show more detail on a task without clicking task - example: being able to see attachment without clicking on task to view.
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Remember the Milk
  • It does what I need it to do.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
It's working, and doing precisely what we selected it for. The only hesitation is if Microsoft suddenly drops the platform.
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Remember the Milk
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Usability
Microsoft
The actual user interface and the way to navigate around the app is very intuitive and easy to learn/use which would make me give it a high ranking, but the syncing issues drop down my rating because there are times where you add an item to the list and then it just disappears. Then when you add it again the sync will happen and now you have duplicates. The other negative with the usability is adding extra information to an item, such as files or comments or assignments. You can do it but it's difficult to tell which items have this information from the main screen. You have to click on them individually.
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Remember the Milk
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Support Rating
Microsoft
I have not had an issue where I needed to reach out to Wunderlist, but I know their contact and online chat is easy to access and feel confident that they would be helpful. My only worry is Wunderlist is becoming Microsoft to-do in May 2020, and I believe the app will become worse after that.
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Remember the Milk
I have had few reasons to call support, the only reason was over a billing issue and they resolved the issue quickly,.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
Wunderlist giving 100% work satisfaction for me and my organization
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Remember the Milk
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Wunderlist is the cleanest of all these products, and also the most functional. It performs exactly like you would expect a to-do app to work, and you can make it as simple or as complex as you want. Trello boards were too much for my employees to comprehend and they could never get the hang of it. Microsoft TO-DO is just a stripped down remake of Wunderlist and will be a while before it catches up (if it ever does). Todoist is the most similar to me, and it was mostly an aesthetic choice that made me choose Wunderlist.
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Remember the Milk
Google Tasks is a much simpler task-keeping interface, and I use it for the most important tasks on my phone. It does not offer tags, priorities, or distinguish between lists/tasks. It does let me star tasks, but does not let me determine the priority levels. I can also move tasks to different lists, but they can be hard to manage if there are too many, so I generally do not use this feature. For me, Google Tasks is ideal for very simple "I need to write this down" type tasks that are of high priority. It is not a good brain dumping tool because tasks can easily get lost. This is more for those nagging tasks that I want to do and make sure there is an appropriate alarm for. It also integrates well with my Android home screen. However, when I have lots of tasks I want to categorize, or I do want to do more of a brain dump type thing, I think Remember the Milk is far better. I can have more control over priorities, tags, assigning tasks to others, and other robust features.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Productivity Increase - Knowing exactly what I need to do and when makes sure that I am on the right track, working on the right project and task at the right time, and not missing anything (or wasting my time on tasks that don't move the needle).
  • I'm delivering and following through on projects (big and small) without worrying about if I'm missing anything. This has helped specifically in product releases. One task I used to be late on every year was holiday greeting card releases in May. No one is ever ready to design holiday cards in April, so I wasn't even thinking about it. However, retail shops are buying their holiday products in the summer. I would always remember September as the weather started to change, which would lead me to miss out on the bulk of retail shop sales. With Microsoft To-Do, I mapped out the entire project, starting with designing 3 Hanukkah cards, to 3 Christmas cards, to printing them, photographing them, listing them, and marketing them. All with deadlines attached. Every detail was planned out in a doable way. For two years in a row, I did not miss out on this release and my sales have increased 300% year-over-year in part because of my release planning in Microsoft To-Do.
  • Do you know those tasks that pop up in meetings that you write down somewhere and then sometimes just completely forget? No? Just me? Either way, I used to have them scattered in notepads, sticky notes, and notebooks, and a lot would be lost in the wind. With Microsoft To-Do, I take all of those to-dos gathered during the day and add them to my to-do list with a deadline at the end of my work day. Now, I never miss anything.
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Remember the Milk
  • Saved multiple hours each week per user
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