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December 9, 2019 - Comments

As a team of over 26 nationalities, we at Wunderlist/Microsoft To Do know what it's like to move your life from one place to another. Be it a city or an app, moving can be stressful and scary – but, more importantly, exciting and refreshing. The key to a successful move is having the support to make your transition as seamless as possible, so you can focus on enjoying all the new experiences and creating new memories (or to-dos).

It's time for a new beginning

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.

This brings us to our important news.

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.

What does this mean for you?

You can keep using Wunderlist while we keep supporting it. You’ll still be able to access your data – you can choose to export it, or import it into To Do. Of course, we’d love for you to continue your journey with Microsoft To Do.

After May 6th, your to-dos will no longer sync. For a period of time, you’ll still be able to import your lists into To Do. Starting today, we will no longer accept new Wunderlist sign-ups.

We know this is a lot to take in, so have a look at our FAQs for more answers to all your important questions.

Switching to To Do is a snap

If you’ve been with Wunderlist for a while, you probably keep a lot of your life in our app. You’ve planned it all – from groceries to holidays to birthday parties or maybe even your wedding. We’re here to help you pack that life up and ship it to To Do. We’ll even unpack at the other end. So, what are you waiting for? Hit that download button.

You can import your lists from Wunderlist to To Do in three steps:

  1. Download To Do on iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows. Or, open our web app.

  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you can create one with your preferred email address (including Hotmail, Yahoo, or Gmail). Or, if you have an Xbox, Skype, or Live account, you can use that.

  3. A pop-up will, uhh, pop up in To Do, directing you to our Wunderlist importer. Don’t see it? Find a link to the importer in your settings.

If you want to export your lists from Wunderlist, you can do that too.

Settle in and start to explore

We’re very excited about what the future holds for To Do. We’ve always wanted to bring our Wunderlist vision to a larger user base so we can help people with a variety of different list needs. With this in mind, we put an emphasis on being more accessible, more secure, and more interconnected – all within a beautiful, simple, and easy-to-use app. You can set up multi-factor authentication to help make your lists secure. And if you’re already part of the Microsoft ecosystem, you’ll love how you can flag an email in Outlook and see it as a task in To Do, or how Planner tasks assigned to you show up in To Do.

When you move to To Do, you’ll notice that our new design now looks and feels similar to Wunderlist: the layout is familiar, with list groups, steps, and more. We hope you’ll feel right at home with our beautiful and simple app, and now you can also turn the lights down low. That’s right - dark mode is now available on Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android.

One new feature to get acquainted with is My Day. We dreamed of a way of helping you to really focus on what you can accomplish in a day without getting overwhelmed by due dates – and overdue dates. Perhaps your day is full of meetings and you know that only two things will end up being checked off, leaving you feeling guilty about not getting everything done. My Day helps relieve that anxiety and puts the power back in your hands. We’ll show you upcoming tasks as suggestions, so you can decide what to focus on and add it to My Day. The best bit? The next day it wipes clean so you can start the planning ritual fresh each morning.

Want to see everything with a due date? Head to the Planned smart list. You can set it to only show you the Today section, so you can concentrate on what’s due each day.

And don’t worry, that oh-so-satisfying “ding” is still there when you check off a task.

Don't just take it from us

Want to see what others say before you dive in? Here are just a few of the many people who have moved over and never looked back.

A big thank you

Some of you have been on this journey with us since the very beginning. You may even remember the “Wunderkit” days. Whether you joined in 2010 or just last year, we want to take a moment to say a big thank you. You, our users, mean everything to us, and we hope that you continue to share our vision and join us on this next step of our journey. You helped us make Wunderlist what it is, and we’d love for you to help us do the same with To Do. Tell us what you love and what you’d like to see added or updated. With our latest additions – printing, smart due dates, and dark mode – you know that we always take your feedback into consideration when building new features. So go ahead – download the app and tell us what you think over on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. You can also keep up to date with all our new features on our To Do blog.

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