When comparing Microsoft To-Do vs Joplin, the Slant community recommends Joplin for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform to-do list app?” Joplin is ranked 26th while Microsoft To-Do is ranked 29th.
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Pro Multidevice sync
To-Do syncs between your phone and computer, so you can access your to-dos from school, the office, or the grocery store or even while you're traveling around the world.
Pro Reminders and Due Dates
With important to-dos that you really shouldn't forget you can add reminders and due dates—we'll remember them for you. And if you have to-dos that you need to tick off on a daily, weekly or yearly basis you can set up recurring due dates to remind you each and every time.
Pro Very basic and straightforward
Simple interface and streamlined.
Available on Android, iOS, Windows and web.
Pro Smart Suggestions
Pro Infinite color-coded lists
What areas of your life do you want to be more productive in? You can have a color-coded list for each. Now you can quickly add your homework to one list, your groceries to another, your packing list, your work projects and your home DIY projects to yet more lists. You can create as many lists as fits your lifestyle.
Pro Can also be used as a note-taking app
You can also use To-Do as a note-taking app, adding detailed notes to every to-do—from addresses, to details about that book you want to read, to the website for your favorite café. You can collect all your tasks and notes in one place to help you achieve more.
Pro Supports markdown
Pro Offline access
Supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.
Pro Supports tags for notes
Pro Supports multiple languages
English, French, and Spanish.
Pro Supports file attachments
Pro Web Clipper
Browser extension saves full pages, clean content, or screen selections to new notes.
Pro Open source
Peace of mind that there is no malicious piece of software in the app.
Pro Nextcloud support
Pro Active user forum with support from app creators
Support, troubleshooting, and new feature requests are easy to make at the user forum and you can contact the app creator directly.
Pro Optional CLI interface
Provides a CLI interface for terminal lovers.
Pro Timed alarm reminder for to-do lists
Con Few features
It doesn't have a lot of features that Wunderlist had, which was discontinued for this app.
Con A Microsoft Product
Some people have a distaste for Microsoft, and may avoid it for this reason. This includes people who are angry that Wunderlist has been discontinued in favor of this app.
Con Sync issue under Linux
The Linux client has a bug that requires the user to click the mouse frequently in order for sync to proceed. This bug has been open for a while.