When a small business succeeds with a product and begins to scale in size it can do two things, try to stay independent, like Snapchat, or sell to a large firm, like Instagram. This is the dilemma faced by Wunderlist, a note application that decided its future was in the second option. In June 2015 Microsoft announced its acquisition.
Less than two years later, the Redmond corporation announced that the team who developed Wunderlist was in charge of managing To-Do, Microsoft’s new ecosystem application for task management.
This implied that Wunderlist had an expiration date, although it was not established at that time. This has already changed, as To-Do has been officially released on several platforms, including Android.
In an article published on the official Wunderlist website, the developers have announced that May 6, 2020 will be the last day that the service will work, and that after that time it will be impossible to synchronize lists or use the application as we do now.
As expected, we are invited to move all our information to To-Do, the application that the same team has developed at Microsoft. However, we can also download the information in a compressed file for use on other platforms.
If you don’t like To-DO, don’t want to use a Microsoft account to manage your notes or prefer other options, we remind you that some time ago we listed a few alternatives to Winderlist.
- Google Keep: notes and lists
- Any.do: To-do list, Calendar, Reminder
- Todoist: Task list with reminders
- Remember The Milk: notes and lists
- Memorigi: All List, Tasks, Calendar, & Reminders
If you want something simple and integrated with the Google Assistant maybe Keep will help you, and if you want something more advanced, with premium features, you can watch Memorigi or ToDoist.