Cortana can do a lot of things that Google’s Assistant or Apple’s Siri haven’t been able to grasp yet – but creating and managing a list, is something Cortana has learned just today.
While Google Assistant can create, and manage lists via Google Keep, and Apple’s Siri can manage lists – but not create – via the Reminders app on iOS devices, Cortana hasn’t been able to do anything similar – until today.
To create a list with Cortana, all you have to do is ask. Here’s an example: “Hey Cortana, create a shopping list” will create a list; you can then add items to this list, by saying “Hey Cortana, add milk to the shopping list” – everything just works.
If you don’t want to speak to your computer and would rather prefer typing – you can do that, just hit the Win Key and start typing.
There’s one caveat, though: the feature is only available in English for the United States locale right now; Microsoft also didn’t mention any timeline for when the support will be extended to other parts of the world.
Microsoft purchased Wunderlist in June of 2015, and since then the Wunderlist team have been continuously updating their service with more features. The team is also working on Project Cheshire – a UWP app that will perhaps replace the Wunderlist app one day.
With this update for Cortana, Wunderlist is also getting an update – if you link your Cortana with your Wunderlist account, all lists will be synced with Wunderlist.
Wunderlist lets you have even more flexibility with your lists – you can add due dates, to do’s and shared lists. It’s an incredibly feature-rich experience.
The Cortana update – as mentioned – is only available for Windows 10 devices using English and the United States locale.
For the mobile, the Cortana app requires Android 4.4 or later, and iOS 8.0 or later.