Until now, Microsoft Lists was exclusively tailored for business and enterprise clientele. However, it has now expanded its horizons, debuting on iOS, Android, and web platforms. This software is now available as a free preview. It allows you to craft diverse lists for tasks such as expense tracking, gift organization, shopping, recipes, and more, all with the help of convenient templates.
Introduced in 2020, Microsoft Lists initially catered exclusively to enterprise and business users, before extending to a limited consumer preview last year. At present, the no-cost edition of Microsoft Lists is readily available through Android and iOS applications and on the web. This seamless accessibility empowers users to generate, oversee, and collaborate on lists across multiple devices.
What is Microsoft Lists?
Microsoft Lists is a productivity tool offered by Microsoft as part of its Microsoft 365 suite of applications. It is designed to help individuals and teams organize, track, and manage information in the form of lists. These lists can be used for various purposes, such as task tracking, inventory management, issue tracking, and more.
Key features of Microsoft Lists include:
Templates: Microsoft Lists provides a variety of templates to help users get started with common list types, such as to-do lists, issue trackers, and event schedules.
Customization: Users can customize their lists to fit their specific needs by adding columns, defining rules, and applying formatting.
Integration: Lists can be integrated with other Microsoft 365 apps, such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Power Automate, allowing for seamless collaboration and automation.
Sharing: Lists can be shared with colleagues, allowing for real-time collaboration and updates.
Permissions: Users can set permissions to control who can view and edit their lists, ensuring data security and privacy.
Also from now on, Microsoft Lists can be accessed on iOS and Android devices through dedicated mobile apps, making it easy to manage lists on the go.
Microsoft Lists begins with a straightforward grid-style list view. However, it provides the flexibility to switch to alternative views such as a calendar layout or a customized arrangement. Additionally, you have the option to export your lists as CSV files, simplifying the process of transferring data to other applications and services.
As of now, Microsoft Lists is in preview, accessible at lists.microsoft.com and via dedicated Android and iOS applications. Microsoft has not disclosed any information regarding the potential development of a desktop application or the timeline for Microsoft Lists transitioning out of its preview phase.