Microsoft has finally announced when they will shutter Wunderlist for good. According to an article posted on Wunderlist’s blog this week, the app will be shut down on May 6th, 2020. They stated difficulty maintaining the app as it ages and an inability to guarantee that the app will work as it should, as reasons to finally pull the plug. In addition to no longer pushing updates to the app, it is now no longer possible to register for a new account.
What does this mean for Wunderlist users?
Wunderlist users have until May 6th to move their data elsewhere, either by importing into To Do, or exporting it to upload to another app. The blog article states that –
“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.”
The implication is that up until May 6th, users will be able to export their data to use in other apps. While they state that users planning to switch to Microsoft To Do will be able to do so after that date, there’s no guarantee that it will be possible to export data to other apps after this point. So, it’s up to you to switch over to a new tool before then!
Make the switch to Zenkit
For those of you looking for a Wunderlist alternative, you’re in luck! It’s super easy to move your Wunderlist data into Zenkit using our direct import, and we’ve worked hard to pack Zenkit with many of your favorite Wunderlist features (like Favorites, subtasks, and that oh-so-satisfying chime when a task is checked off).
1. If you haven’t already, get your free Zenkit account.
2. Create a new collection and select ‘Import’, then ‘Wunderlist’.
3. Sign in to your Wunderlist account, then pick the lists you’d like to import.
4. Done! Continue using your lists in their brand new home.
You can learn more about importing from Wunderlist in our Knowledge Base.
We’re always happy to welcome any new users on board, from Wunderlist or otherwise! If you ever have any questions about making the switch to Zenkit, please feel free to get in touch with our lovely support team via the chat bubble, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siobhan and the Zenkit Team