How to install Microsoft Lists web app on Windows 11, 10

  • To install Microsoft Lists as an app on Windows 11, open Microsoft Lists with Edge, open the main menu, choose “Install Microsoft Lists,” and click “Install.”
  • To install the task management tool as an app, open Microsoft Lists with Chrome, open the main menu, select the “Save and share” menu, choose “Create shortcut,” check “Open as window,” and click “Create.” 

Although the Microsoft Lists tool doesn’t have a native desktop app for Windows 11 (or 10), it’s still possible to install the tool as a Progressive Web App (PWA) through Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, and in this tutorial, you will learn how.

Microsoft has made its task management tool, Microsoft Lists, a free service that anyone can access with a Microsoft account. However, since the tool is only available on the web, iOS, and Android, on Windows 11 (or 10), you will need to use the web app installation option. 

Progressive web app refers to the technology that allows websites to offer an app-like experience to users, such as the ability to work offline, notifications, automatic updates, easy installation and uninstallation, and various other features. However, it is up to the developer to implement these functionalities.

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install (and uninstall) the Microsoft Lists progressive web application on Windows.

Install Microsoft Lists app on Windows 11 from Edge

To install the Microsoft Lists app on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 11.

  2. Open Microsoft Lists (web).

  3. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the upper-right corner.

  4. Select the Apps submenu.

  5. Click the Install Microsoft Lists option.

    Edge install Microsoft Lists app

  6. Click the Install button.

Once you complete the steps, the progressive web app (PWA) version of Microsoft Lists will install on your computer, and it will be available from the Start menu.

Uninstall Microsoft Lists app from Microsoft Edge

To remove Microsoft Lists from Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the upper-right corner.

  3. Select the Apps submenu.

  4. Click the View apps options.

  5. Click the More options button in the top-right and choose the Manage apps option.

  6. Under the “Installed apps” section, click the Details button for Microsoft Lists.

    Web app details option

  7. Click the Uninstall button.

    Uninstall Microsoft Lists from Edge

  8. (Optional) Check the “Also clear data from Microsoft Edge” option.

  9. Click the Remove button.

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Alternatively, you can also uninstall the Microsoft Lists app from Settings > Apps > Apps & features, selecting the app and clicking the Uninstall button. Or, from the Start menu, right-click the app and select the Uninstall button.

Install Microsoft Lists app on Windows 10 from Chrome

To install the Microsoft Lists PWA with Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Open Microsoft Lists (web).

  3. Click the Customize and Control (three-dotted) button in the upper-right corner.

  4. Select the “Save and share” menu and choose the “Create shortcut” option to install Microsoft Lists.

    Chrome install Microsoft Lists app

  5. Check the “Open as window” option.

    Open as window

  6. Click the Create button.

Once you complete the steps, Google Chrome will install the progressive web app (PWA) version of Microsoft Lists on Windows 11 or 10. Also, similar to Edge, the app will now be available from the Start menu.

Uninstall Microsoft Lists app from Google Chrome

To uninstall the Chrome version of Microsoft Lists from Windows 10 (or 11), use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Open this configurations page:

    chrome://apps
  3. Right-click the Microsoft Lists app and select the “Uninstall” option.

    Chrome uninstall Microsoft Lists app

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Alternatively, you can also uninstall the Microsoft Lists app from Settings > Apps > Apps & features, selecting the app and clicking the “Uninstall” button. Or, from the Start menu, right-click the app and select the “Uninstall” button.

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