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Microsoft said to have acquired hot mobile app Wunderlist

by Brandon Russell | June 1, 2015June 1, 2015 6:00 pm PST


Microsoft recently acquired Wunderlist, one of the best to-do platforms on the market, according to a report published Monday.

The Redmond company has been in hot pursuit of all the best apps under the sun, first capturing Acompli (later rebranded as Outlook), and then moving onto Sunrise. Wunderlist is not only beautiful and easy to use, but it’s incredibly powerful. I use it regularly to keep track of what I need to get done at work, and also use it for bill reminders, grocery lists and more. The ability to invite people to a particular list is especially useful, and makes it easy for more than one person to contribute.

The Wall Street Journal says Microsoft has already agreed to acquire 6Wunderkinder, which is the German-based startup that created Wunderlist; the price is reportedly in the $100 million to $200 million range.

In addition to offering an array of free features, Wunderlist also offers Pro and Business options. Even if you don’t go the paid route, however, you get access to a very powerful platform that easily syncs up between mobile, desktop and the Web.

What Microsoft has planned for the to-do platform is unclear, but given how it has handled its other purchases, there’s a good chance not much will change at all. With Wunderlist, Microsoft is in possession of three of the best mobile apps on the market, in three very important categories: email, calendar and to-do.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.