Wunderlist's EOS, long live Microsoft To-Do!

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Backed by clients for all platforms, including Windows 10 Mobile (for the forseeable future) Microsoft To-Do has been maturing nicely over the last few years, taking up the functionality of Wunderlist, which Microsoft bought in 2015. So it's zero surprise that Wunderlist just announced that it's ceasing sync operations on May 6th, 2020, with every user being pushed to Microsoft To-Do, including a dedicated Wunderlist import wizard to help them along the way. 

From AAWP's point of view, we love Microsoft To-Do, with a full UWP client for both Windows 10 Mobile and Desktop, and with no end of support (EOS) date announced (I'd guess that at some distant point in the future syncing might stop to the W10M client, but we're looking at 2021 or, more likely, beyond).

Anyway, from Wunderlist this week:


We’ve been working tirelessly to ensure our new app, Microsoft To Do, feels like a new home for your lists. We want you to be able to start planning your day and checking off those to-dos as soon as you hit that import button. Your favorite features are all in To Do – features like list groups (folders), steps (subtasks), file attachments, and sharing and task assignments. We held ourselves to a high design standard on Wunderlist, and To Do is no different. In fact, we have even more background options in To Do, so now you can color code each list to keep work separate from home.

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.

It's time to let you know that on May 6th, 2020, we plan to shut down Wunderlist.

Why are we doing this now? We’ve stopped releasing new features and big updates to Wunderlist, so as the app ages it’s become more difficult to maintain. As technology continues to advance, we can’t guarantee that Wunderlist will continue to work as it should, or as we’d like it to. 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. Now, we want to dedicate all our time to growing that cross-suite experience that transforms how you achieve your goals and dreams.

The last update in the Microsoft Store for To-Do UWP was in July and was covered here on AAWP. Then there's talk of a cosmetic redesign for all platforms back in September, though I don't believe this affects syncable content.

I never used Wunderlist, but I'm sure plenty of readers have. What has been your experience of the import process into Microsoft To-Do?

Source / Credit: Wunderlist