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Wunderlist shuts down May 6 — here's how to switch to Microsoft To Do

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What you need to know

  • Nearly five years after being acquired by Microsoft, Wunderlist shuts down this week.
  • The app will officially sunset on May 6.
  • Microsoft is directing Wunderlist users to switch to Microsoft To Do.

As of May 6, 2020, Wunderlist will be no more. Wunderlist announced the app's impending demise in December and stopped accepting new signups. The move comes nearly five years after Microsoft acquired Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder.

In Wunderlists' place, Microsoft and the Wunderlist team are directing users to switch to Microsoft To Do. The app has come a long way over the past couple of years, adding a ton of new features, such as smart lists, to its capabilities. Microsoft makes it relatively easy to make the switch and migrate your lists over as well.

Here's how to migrate from Wunderlist to Microsoft To Do.

  1. Download Microsoft To Do for Windows 10 (opens in new tab), Android (opens in new tab), or iOS (opens in new tab).
  2. Sign in with your existing Microsoft account or create one.
  3. Head to Settings and select the Import from Wunderlist option.
  4. Sign in to your Wunderlist account.
  5. Microsoft To Do will show you the number of tasks and lists that will be imported. Select the Import option to migrate them over.

Note that subtasks from Wunderlist will be imported to Microsoft To Do as steps and folders will be converted to list groups. Any comments on your tasks will be imported as notes.

Though Microsoft To Do is Microsoft's preference for Wunderlist users to choose when switching apps, there are a number of other to-do list apps that make it easy to switch over. Zenkit To Do is one that carries the same feel as Wunderlist and has an easy, one-click import option. Todoist is also a pretty powerful option that allows you to import your tasks from Wunderlist.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • Did anyone else noticed the icon got smaller in the taskbar? It's kind of annoying.
  • Todoist is a far better solution than Microsoft To Do when you're coming over from Wunderlist. Microsoft To Do does not have a category or view that will show you overdue tasks alongside today's tasks, and the 'My Day' view in MS To Do requires you to 'plan' your tasks every day (it will not automatically position currently due tasks into this list). Todoist is built far more like Wunderlist. Your tasks sort into smart lists exactly like Wunderlist, without the app trying to force you to re-do how you manage lists.