November 17, 2016 7:59 am

Cortana Skill Update: Helping you keep track of your to-do list

By / Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cortana

The Holiday season is coming, which means it’s list making season and Cortana has a new list skill* to help you out. With the new list skill, Cortana can now easily and conveniently help you manage your lists and keep track of the things you need to do so you don’t have to.

To-do lists with Cortana

Whether it’s planning a holiday meal, buying gifts, getting things done before you head out for vacation, or keeping track of who’s naughty or nice, you can use your voice or type to quickly create a new list, add to an existing list when inspiration strikes, and pull up your lists just when you need them on any device. Cortana will automatically start a Grocery, To Do and Shopping list for you so it’s easy to get started. The list skill will also be available through Cortana on your mobile phone**.

For deeper lists functionality, Cortana can also work with Wunderlist, one of the most loved list-making apps, to give you even more ways to make lists and stay organized. You can connect Cortana to your Wunderlist account or set up a new account for greater functionality and access to the lists you already have if you’re a current Wunderlist user.  Connecting to Wunderlist gives you the ability to add due dates to your To Dos and create shared lists from the Wunderlist app.

Check it out for yourself by saying “Hey Cortana, create a Holiday list”. The list skill is just one of the ways that Cortana remembers, so you don’t have to. We’re always adding new Cortana skills so keep checking back at the Windows Blog for the latest.

*Available in English in US only 
** Cortana only available with Android 4.4 or later, iPhones with iOS 8.0 or later and Windows 10 in the US.  

Updated November 17, 2016 11:02 am