Microsoft to kill Wunderlist apps on May 6th, 2020

Joanna Estrada
December 10, 2019

Over four years after the company purchased the popular productivity app and 3 years after it said it would shut it down, Microsoft has set a date for Wunderlist's end: May 6, 2020.

Microsoft bought Wunderlist creator 6Wunderkinder in 2015 and announced To Do (or To-Do, as it was known then) in April 2017. "We planned this so we could concentrate on building a more integrated and secure app that helps you get stuff done in a smarter way", a new post to the Wunderlist blog reads. As of today, Microsoft won't accept any more sign-ups for Wunderlist.

The plan to put Wunderlist out to pasture has been in the works for a long time. When you sign into the app for the first time, a pop will invite you to import your tasks from Wunderlist, making the transition as seamless as possible.

Of course, Microsoft has placed an emphasis on integrating the app with its own services, which gives it an advantage if you're deep into the Office ecosystem. But Microsoft eventually announced that it would replace Wunderlist with a new Microsoft To-Do app, which has experienced some ups (in the form of new features) and downs (in the form of Microsoft simply ignoring it) over the years. Wunderlist will still be available in the meantime, and all user data will be accessible to export or import into To Do.

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