There is a plethora of productivity and to-do list apps on Android, but there are a select few that have become very popular among users. One of such apps is called Wunderlist. The to-do app allows users to things such as create to-do lists, share and collaborate with said lists, set reminders and just about everything a to-do app should do. The key thing here is that Wunderlist does all of those things while at the same time looking good. In fact, the app was so good that technology giant Microsoft just announced that they purchased it.
It was reported yesterday that Microsoft had acquired Wunderlist, but it was never actually confirmed by Microsoft. Well, this morning Microsoft announced via their blog that they acquired 6Wunderkinder, the creator of the Wunderlist app. In said blog post, Microsoft said that they made this acquisition because Wunderlist “fits squarely with our ambition to reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.” This isn’t out of the ordinary for Microsoft, the company has definitely not been shy about purchasing new mobile apps and adding them to their growing list since Satya Nadella took over as CEO. Not too long ago Microsoft also acquired the popular calendar app Sunrise as well as Acompli, the maker of popular email apps.
So, what happens to all of Wunderlist’s 13 million users? Will there be any changes to the app or the apps pricing because of Microsoft’s acquisition? Thankfully, the answer to this question is no, nothing is going to change price-wise or app-wise. Microsoft addressed this question in their blog post this morning saying “Customers can expect the app to remain free in all of its existing markets. There will be no price changes for Wunderlist Pro or Wunderlist for Business customers and the service will continue to support a wide range of third-party apps and integrated services.” Something that is great to hear as many times these acquisitions can get a bit hairy.
Microsoft says that they are glad to have the Wunderlist team on board and that they plan on building upon Wunderlist’s innovations. What exactly this could mean is up for debate, but regardless, it will be exciting to see what Microsoft and Wunderlist can do together.