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when will wunderlist shut down?

Pieter — Sep 12, 2018 10:35AM CEST

It's taking forever for microsoft to develop To-do, so I'm really wondering when Wunderlist will be end-of-life.

18 Community Answers

Fangyuan - Sep 12, 2018 at 11:46AM CEST

Wunderlist Support Center Support Staff

Hello Pieter,

Thanks for your question.

Unfortunately, we do not have a date for Wunderlist’s retirement. It won’t happen in the next few months and we’ll be sure to give our users plenty of notice beforehand.

In the meantime, you can continue to use Wunderlist normally. Of course, we’d also love for you to try To-Do and let us know how you like it – and how we can improve it.


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John Grady - Sep 17, 2018 at 07:26AM CEST

I just started using Wunderlist. If this is true and it is going to be shut down should I just go to To Do now? Will we be able to transfer all of our data from Wunderlist to To Do?

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Fangyuan - Sep 17, 2018 at 07:35AM CEST

Wunderlist Support Center Support Staff

Hello John,

Thank you for reaching out to us.

As we will not add new features for Wunderlist, it’s better to use To-Do and enjoy the new features. If you prefer Wunderlist after the first try, you can stay with Wunderlist and transfer the data to To-Do later: https://todosupport.helpshift.com/a/app/?p=web&l=en&s=getting-started&f=can-i-import-my-data-from-another-app-on-web

Please let me know if you have other questions!


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Max - Oct 12, 2018 at 11:24AM CEST

You, probably, jocking, I just started to use Wunderlist and you say that it will be retire soon. Really?
And yes i tried To-do, it's looks like a baby comparing with Wu.

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Richard Clark - Oct 12, 2018 at 11:24AM CEST

Why would you delete Wunderlist? If it’s not broke don’t fix it!!!! This has infuriated me. I’ve only recently discovered this app and it has helped me 10/fold. I can’t use Microsoft apps, they are terrible and the ones that do work have an awful interface that is NEVER intuitive! Why not give customers the choice and keep Wunderlist live for those of us that use it? These apps are so personal to people and Wunderlist even helps some with certain disabilities. You are discriminating against those people. Apps that are essentially aids to help with life in general should not be taken away from people. I’d happily pay a one off fee to keep it and utilise my own server space or cloud service to keep it running. Why not offer this as an option to those that rely heavily on Wunderlist????

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Will - Oct 23, 2018 at 08:35AM CEST

After using To-do and becoming frustrated with its limitations, I recently moved everything across to Wundlist and stopped using To-do completely.

Microsoft seems to be taking a very long time to transfer the Wunderlist functionality to To-do - meanwhile Wunderlist continues to be much much better! I don't understand why Microsoft is wasting so much time on To-do when it already has a much better app.

Also, To-do hasn't been updated in a while, so I wonder if Microsoft will abandon it and stay with Wunderlist. I hope so.

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Fangyuan - Oct 23, 2018 at 08:59AM CEST

Wunderlist Support Center Support Staff

Hello Will,

Thank you for your feedback.

To-Do is now being updated about every two weeks, although not every update includes important features, there is always something new & improvements. It’s true that Wunderlist still has more features than To-Do, but we are doing our best to improve To-Do.

If you can share some insights about To-Do, we will really appreciate it.

Looking forward to your reply. Have a great day!


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A - Oct 25, 2018 at 05:05AM CEST

How about you listen to the actual users of Wunderlist instead of trying to force us to use your watered-down attempt at its replacement.

How about selling it to the users since Microsoft is simply going to destroy a good thing with its ineptitude.

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Ron F - Oct 25, 2018 at 05:05AM CEST

It seems that the Microsoft team doesn't understand this from the perspective of end users. For someone who has been using Wunderlist for any length of time and grown attached to it before the Microsoft acquisition, the fact that they bought the app with preemptive plans to shut it down is already infuriating. And to then be offered a subpar app in its place with much less functionality and told that it's better to use that is borderline insulting.

It's kind of like if you were living in a really nice condo, and another management company came in and bought the building only to level it to the ground, and promised you a much nicer, bigger condo, but meanwhile put you up in a slum hotel and then kept pushing back the construction completion date with no end in sight. How would you feel?

A transition period of a few weeks to a few months might have been understandable, but no one wants to be a long term crash test dummy for a product designed to help them organize and manage their lives. Every day that goes by where To Do is being pushed and recommended but isn't functionally better than the app its supposedly deprecating is a black eye on Microsoft. You should fire whoever was the original project manager on this if you haven't already done so, because clearly they failed abysmally at their job. And I can tell you that this is damaging to the Microsoft brand.

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Fangyuan - Oct 25, 2018 at 05:23AM CEST

Wunderlist Support Center Support Staff

Hello A and Ron,

Thank you for your feedback and I totally understand your frustration.

Yes, it’s true that there is still a feature gap between Wunderlist and To-Do. But you can continue using Wunderlist for the coming months, and when it finally retires, you can choose to migrate to To-Do or export your data.

In the meantime, we will do our best to improve To-Do and hope it can be as good as, or even better than Wunderlist.

Thank you again for your time and support!


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Gene - Nov 05, 2018 at 05:25AM CET

MS ToDo has a fatal flow - if you enter a task in Outlook desktop or in Outlook.com after a certain time in the day, the due date will shift one day ahead in ToDo. This bug has existed for years, it actually precedes ToDo as it's most likely coming from the same flawed ActiveSync engine that MS has been using for ever. MS has been unwilling (or unable) to fix this issue.

Until they do, Wunderlist is going to remain a better option.

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Lisa Hanson - Nov 05, 2018 at 05:25AM CET

Ugh. I hate the thought of Wunderlist shutting down. Wunderlist is about 'LISTS' for me. It is not about 'TO-DO'. Groceries and the ability to restore completed items, sorting lists, folders to store Wishlists so gift shopping is a breeze. Integration with Alexa - very important. Ability to use across all my devices (iPad, phone, MAC, windows). Shared lists - so my mom can add her groceries to my shopping. Ability to add links to items found online. I keep health records, medicine lists, import files so I can quickly share information with DR. office in case of emergency. Family medical history has been a lifesaver. It is NOT about TO-DO's, it is LISTS.

Very sad to hear that Wunderlist is going away., are more about tasks and todos.

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Fangyuan - Nov 06, 2018 at 01:05PM CET

Wunderlist Support Center Support Staff

Hello Gene,

Thank you for reporting this issue.

We are already working on it and hope to align the time zone setting between Outlook Task and To-Do. I hope it can be fixed soon and that you can consider using To-Do in the future.

Hello Lisa,

Thank you for your feedback.

We will definitely take your suggestion into consideration and make To-Do better and better. Now we are developing the mac app, and you can already restore completed items, sort tasks and lists, and share lists, As for Alexa integration, it’s not possible with Wunderlist, but we can make it possible in To-Do.

Thank you both again for giving us feedback, and I hope you have a great week!


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Yvonne - Nov 12, 2018 at 07:20AM CET

I am with Lisa on this one! Wunderlist is about LISTS! Lists of Folders (Main lists/headings) that have more lists within those to keep us organized. They are permanent, we can recall the completed ones, and within each secondary list I love the ability to add sub-tasks (lists), notes, etc. I have been a Wunderlist user for probably 8 years now and I am totally distraught by the thought of it being retired! My husband just said that there is also a good chance that new updates on our iPads, etc. May not even support Wunderlist because it is being retired! What is going to happen to all of our data in this app? Will we suddenly be unable to open our app on day to retrieve our lists? How much notice will be given to the app users and how? I have tried many other “To Do” type apps, and NONE are as good as Wunderlists functionality! IT IS BY FAR THE BEST LISTS APP OUT THERE! I wish Microsoft would just listen to all of its users and KEEP SUPPORTING WUNDERLIST!

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Fangyuan - Nov 12, 2018 at 07:30AM CET

Wunderlist Support Center Support Staff

Hello Yvonne,

Thank you for your feedback.

We will notify all the users ahead of time and include the method to export the data in the email. It’s already available now, please export your data here: https://export.wunderlist.com/

Please feel free to try it and let us know if you run into any problem.


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John Canaan - Nov 13, 2018 at 08:31AM CET

I have researched project management apps for years. Wunderlist is the the best program management app in the history of our planet, perhaps in the history of our universe. PLEASE help me understand why you would retire this in favor of "to do", or whatever the new one is, which is a complete disaster. I know there must be a good reason. Please help me though so I don't have to get help from a mental health professional.

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Danny - Nov 13, 2018 at 08:32AM CET

Long time Wunderlist user and new Kindle Fire user. The appstore shows Wunderlist is available as does the website, but when you go to the app it says "currently unavailable"

I'd echo what others are saying and hope Microsoft hears it loud and clear. The ability to nest things in folders... I have a Shopping List for example. My wife and I share this list. Underneath, we have 10 stores. We create the shopping list for each store there.

I looked at To-Do and it won't do this. Also, Microsoft To Do isn't in the Kindle app store either.

Looking at moving back to Evernote, it's been several years but maybe that's the answer...

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Fangyuan - Nov 13, 2018 at 08:40AM CET

Wunderlist Support Center Support Staff

Hello Danny,

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please download and install the Android version of the app using the Android APK, available in the link below:

Before installing the APK, you need to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. You can set it in “Settings” > “Security” > “Apps from Unknown Sources”.

After that, you can install Wunderlist on your Kindle device. If there’s anything else I can do to help, or if you have any other questions, please let me know!


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