PC World: What’s wrong with Microsoft To-Do: 8 things lacking in Wunderlist’s replacement. “Microsoft has its work cut out. In its current ‘preview’ state, Microsoft To-Do is a bare-bones task manager, with none of the powerful features that made Wunderlist great. Here’s the long list of features that Microsoft should consider bringing over if the company wants to offer a competent replacement…”
Lifehacker: Collate Is a Privacy-Focused Evernote-Style Notes App. “Windows/Mac/Linux: When it comes to notes apps, you have a seemingly endless trail of options, but it’s rare to find one that’s cross-platform, supports the Evernote-style of rich notes, and works without needing an account somewhere. Collate is just that.”
How-To Geek: How to Customize Google Calendar’s Notifications on the Web. “Google Calendar is undoubtedly a powerful tool for managing everything from appointments to schedules to reminders (and everything in between). As good as it is by default, there are things you can do to make its notification system even better.” This is quite good!
Microsoft is shutting down Wunderlist which makes me mad. Not as mad as Google shutting down Google Reader, but mad. “Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to do list application Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application ‘To-Do,’ announced today. The new app was built by the team behind Wunderlist, and will bring in the favorite elements of that app in the months ahead, Microsoft says. The company also added that it won’t shut down Wunderlist until it’s confident that it has ‘incorporated the best of Wunderlist into To-Do.'” After all the stupidity around Windows 10 I don’t trust that I and Microsoft will have the same idea about “confident”.
MakeUseOf: 5 Better Alternatives to Pocket That Bookmark Anything for Later. “Long-time Pocket users are familiar with the problem of an abundance of unread bookmarks. You have to rely on tricks to get through your Pocket queue. And let’s not forget, Pocket started as ‘Read It Later’, its focus being on reading articles. That’s not what bookmarks on the internet are solely about any more. A few new apps seek to solve other bookmarking needs. Videos, for instance, or the ability to add notes to your bookmarks. Or turning your entire browser into a perennial bookmark engine.”
From the always-excellent Amit Agarwal: Using WhatsApp as a Private Store for your Documents and Notes. “WhatsApp is more than just a messaging app. Use the app to quick transfer files between computer and phone. Or make it a private storehouse for your notes, voice memos, documents and more.”
Digital Inspiration: Google Can Remember Things for You. “There’s another interesting option from Google that you may wish to explore for remembering things. It’s called Google Assistant, the voice assistant app that is now available on newer Android phones. If you don’t have one, you can still use Google assistant inside the Google Allo app that is available for both iPhone and Android.”