Microsoft offers Microsoft Lists in beta preview

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta February 2, 2022
Updated 2022/02/02 at 10:56 AM

What is Microsoft Lists and what is it used for?

Are you looking for an easy to use, fast and convenient to-do list app that can manage and organize your data and work? try Microsoft Lists.

Lists is the next generation Microsoft 365 application that evolved from SharePoint Lists in May 2020. It is a front-end platform to manage your data or work like ideas, to-do lists, tasks , an inventory, manage FAQs, etc. In this article, you’ll learn about Lists, its features, and its most important use cases.

What are Microsoft Lists?

You will see the app Microsoft Lists in the All apps section of your Microsoft 365 subscription. You can use this app to create lists and collaborate with your team members or customers.

Microsoft Lists offer many advantages over any other to-do list app. For example, you can track issues, routines, assets, inventory, contacts, and many more using Microsoft lists.

The tool merges your lists with all Microsoft 365 apps so you can start creating or working on your data from Microsoft Teams, SharePoint or Home Lists. It also comes with one-click editable templates that save you time when organizing your tasks or notes.

Microsoft offers Microsoft Lists in beta preview

The app Microsoft Lists is now available as a free preview for users with personal Microsoft accounts, but for the first 200,000 people who sign up to try it out.

To access the preview version, which is an online-only application, users can log in through

Company officials describe the preview as a compact version of the app Microsoft Lists designed for small businesses and individuals with a Microsoft account.

Microsoft Listsa task management app similar to the to-do list app, was previously available to business and enterprise users as part of an Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscription.

Microsoft affirms that the preview is kernel-based Microsoft Lists and comes with new features including tabbed views and the ability to add images in a theme.

However, Preview is not a full version of the lists Microsoft. The company states that the preview version lacks some features of the standard app. It is not yet available on iOS or Android.

And if you decide to try the preview, there are some storage limitations. You can create up to 50 lists with a limit of 2,000 items per list. Up to 200MB of videos, files and photos can be uploaded to each listing.

Microsoft Lists was first launched in 2020, and it is still a relatively new product. At its core, the app allows users to create, manage, and share various lists across multiple devices and with colleagues.

Microsoft Lists

Microsoft Lists now supports personal Microsoft accounts

The app provides ready-to-use templates (like most Microsoft products) for many different needs. Such as event route, asset manager, configuration checklist, etc.

Company officials suggest users use the app to manage job applications, charitable donations, recipes, gift lists, book clubs and arts groups.

And if you use other task management apps, like Asana and Airtable, you’re probably familiar with the Lists feature that lets you switch between calendar, grid, and custom layout when viewing your project.

For businesses, lists are useful for work-related tasks, such as tracking potential job candidates or managing website content.

Microsoft said : We are taking a big step to make Microsoft lists available with a Microsoft account so that everyone can use this tool in their personal, school and professional life.

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