Microsoft to Shut Down Wunderlist in 2020

Posted on December 9, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Cloud, iOS, Microsoft, Mobile with 17 Comments

Microsoft revealed today that it will finally shut down the Wunderlist apps and service, on May 6, 2020.

“When we first announced Microsoft To-Do, we also announced that Wunderlist would eventually retire. 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. “It’s time to let you know that on May 6, 2020, we plan to shut down Wunderlist.”

Starting today, Microsoft will no longer accept new Wunderlist sign-ups. And after May 6, Wunderlist will no longer sync to-dos, but it will support export to-dos and importing them into Microsoft To-Do for “a period of time.”

As you may recall, Microsoft announced that it would purchase the Berlin-based Wunderlist in June 2015. At the time, it said that it would “build on and apply Wunderlist’s innovations to Microsoft’s apps and services.” 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.

In the good news department, Microsoft To-Do has seen huge improvements in the past year especially, and in September it received a massive update that makes it look and work more like the Wunderlist app that inspired it.

Wunderlist users who would like to switch to Microsoft To-Do can do so fairly easily: Just download the app on the web, Windows, Android, or iOS, sign-in with your Microsoft account, and then use the Wunderlist importer to import your to-dos.

You can learn more about the end of Wunderlist support on the Wunderlist website.

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