Wunderlist 3 is Here
The home of the world’s lists
Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Wunderlist 3! With lightning-fast Real-time Sync, a beautiful new design and more than 60 improvements, Wunderlist 3 is our biggest update yet. We know it’s been a long time coming, so before we get to what’s new, we’d like to share what this release means to us.
Ten months ago – after launching Wunderlist 2, introducing Wunderlist Pro and Wunderlist for Business – we set out on a journey that we knew would take some time. Seeing millions of you organize your daily life with Wunderlist, share your grocery lists, track your favorite movies and run your business, we made a plan to rebuild Wunderlist from scratch, with the goal to make it better, faster and most importantly, ready for the future.
Although you couldn’t see the complex technology behind Wunderlist 2’s simple interface, you certainly felt the bumps in the road. Your lists didn’t always sync smoothly from your phone to your computer, you were missing a more modern interface or you wanted Wunderlist to be integrated with your calendar and others apps you were using.
Today, with Wunderlist 3 we are introducing the product we’ve always envisioned. One that sets the foundation for all the great new features and regular improvements that are going to come until the end of the year and beyond. It’s the fastest, simplest and most powerful Wunderlist you’ve ever used.
New Sync, New Design, New Features.
When we asked you how we could improve your Wunderlist experience, the answer came down to one single feature. Sync. For Wunderlist 3, we wanted to deliver a sync that was simpler, more robust and most importantly, built for speed. So we went back to the drawing board and meticulously rebuilt and simplified our entire backend architecture. The result is Wunderlist’s all new Real-time Sync.
Instead of waiting for your lists to load before you add a to-do, they now appear instantaneously across all your devices. But Real-time Sync goes much further. It marks a new, high-performance foundation, that enables us to build new features on a more regular basis – like upcoming integrations with your favorite apps.
When you first get Wunderlist 3 in your hands, it will simply feel faster. We’ve designed a beautiful new interface to make every interaction more fluid and intuitive than ever before. In fact, the new interface is the combined result of our design and engineering teams relentlessly improving every button, flow and animation. Each of the new apps has been fine-tuned for ultimate performance so that they keep pace with our all new Real-time Sync that lets your lists available within the blink of an eye.
You’ll also notice that we’ve removed all unnecessary visual clutter to create a design that evolves Wunderlist’s character and makes it feel simpler and lighter. It’s a new design direction that allows us to scale Wunderlist to almost any sized device, now and into the future.
Lists capture our ideas, things to do and places to see, no matter if it’s for your groceries, planning a vacation or working on a team project. Sharing lists with the people around you has always been integral to the Wunderlist experience. For Wunderlist 3 we made sharing a list truly seamless. From the moment you create a list you can now instantly share it with your family, friends or colleagues.
But that’s not all we’ve done to improve collaboration. You told us about how much you’d like to use Wunderlist’s Pro features when collaborating with friends and family. So, from today on everyone can use Wunderlist’s Pro features for free! While there are limits to the number of people you can assign and the size of the file you can upload, comments are completely free for everyone. Now that you can start conversations about any of your to-dos, we’ve built a new Conversation and Activity Center to make it even easier to stay in the loop with everything that happens in your shared lists.
Wunderlist Pro’s still keep their unlimited access to those features for unlimited collaboration, plus we’ve got a brand new Pro-only feature coming your way too. We believe these changes make Wunderlist the best product on the market, for both your private and business life.
Wunderlist has always been about creating and managing your personal lists. With shared lists you were able to collaborate with your friends and colleagues. But there was one thing we noticed: Many of you that we’ve talked to, including our own teammates and friends, started using Wunderlist to curate lists of our favorite restaurants, places to see or movies to watch. However, it was not very convenient to share to those great lists with 100 people or even make them available for people on the internet.
We realized that a huge amount of the world’s knowledge is captured in lists and we want to make them useful and actionable. Public Lists let you curate your favorite things to do, see and make for everyone on the web. And the best thing, Public Lists can be published with just one click via the Action Bar. You can then post your Public List to your social media profiles, so your friends can add it to their own Wunderlist. Oh, and it’s completely optional of course.
We’re really excited to see your curated lists and have a lot more improvements in store over the coming months. So, go ahead and post your Public Lists in the comments and let us know what you think!
So what’s next?
You may have noticed that your Windows app hasn’t been updated yet. At Microsoft’s latest developer conference, they announced a new technology - universal Windows apps for desktop, tablets and Windows Phone. So we put our heads down and got busy... We’re happy to announce that we’ll be launching Wunderlist 3 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8! It’s almost ready for release, so keep an eye out for more news shortly.
Here’s to the future
We’re incredibly excited about Wunderlist 3. Not only because of the new apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Web and soon, Windows, the new Real-time Sync architecture or the new cross-platform design – we’re excited because Wunderlist 3 is a new foundation. A foundation that enables us to build remarkable new features even faster and bring Wunderlist to a lot more devices. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without all 8 million of you, so thank each and every one of you for your continued love and support!