Microsoft has now finally decided to shut down Wunderlist which is a popular productivity app that the company purchased back in 2015. The company stated that it will be pulling the plug on its popular task service on May 6 next year, after which users won’t be allowed to access or sign-in on the Wunderlist app. Wunderlist is basically a to-do list app that lets users organize their tasks which could be anything from household chores, grocery shopping, appointments, to scheduling TV shows. Wunderlist is a cross-platform available on iOS, Android, Windows, as well as Windows PC and Mac.
The company officials said in a statement, “We have stopped releasing new features and great Wunderlist updates, so as the application ages it becomes more difficult to maintain. As technology continues to advance, we cannot guarantee that Wunderlist will continue to function as it should or as we would like.”
Microsoft in 2015 bought the Berlin-based startup 6Wunderkinder GmbH which is the maker of the popular Wunderlist app. According to mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower, the Wunderlist app was installed by 26 million users on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The team behind Wunderlist thinks that now is the time to complete the transition, stating, “With all our latest updates, we’re confident in To-Do being the best alternative for Wunderlist now and so we believe it’s the right time to make the next move.”
However, users will be given time to export their data and transfer lists from Wunderlist to the To-Do app. Also, Microsoft will no longer allow new users to register with Wunderlist. Users will be given time to export data and transfer lists from Wunderlist to the To-Do app. Moreover, Microsoft possesses better security with To-Do which includes multi-factor authentication to secure users’ lists.