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Microsoft buys popular to-do-list app Wunderlist

Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it’s acquired yet another popular productivity app. This time the Redmond company scooped up Wunderlist, a cross-platform service for keeping track of your plans and sharing them with friends, family and co-workers.

The small Berlin-based company announced the news in a blog post, promising that nothing will change in the near future. Wunderlist will continue to work across a variety of platforms. Microsoft’s resources will also mean new features that expand the service’s ecosystem. We wouldn’t be surprised to see some deeper integration into Windows software and apps as well.

“I will continue to lead the team and product strategy, because that’s what I love the most–building great products that help individuals and businesses get stuff done in the simplest and most intuitive way possible,” wrote Wunderlist CEO and founder Christian Reber.

Microsoft confirmed that the app will continue to be available as a free download. It also promised not the change the pricing for Wunderlist Pro and Wunderlist for Business.

Microsoft has been on an acquisition streak recently. Late last year the company bought Acompli, which it quickly rebranded as the new Outlook email app. A few months later Redmond scooped up popular calendar app Sunrise, which is still available in its original form. It looks like Wunderlist will follow that second path, at least for now.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...