Wunderlist – one of the most popular to-do list and reminder apps across platforms, reached that spot by bringing in almost everything a person might need from such an application, and making it extremely easy to use. Which is why it was not such a good thing when Microsoft announced its plans to shut the service down, in favour of its own to-do list app… “To-Do”. Creative, right? While Microsoft claims that they will incorporate the best of Wunderlist into “To-Do”, let’s just take that with a pinch of salt, and see how it turns out. In the meanwhile, if you’re looking to shift your day-to-day work onto another app that is quite similar to Wunderlist, here are 7 best Wunderlist alternative apps you can use:
Note: Microsoft will keep Wunderlist alive until they don’t incorporate the best features it offers into their own app. So, if you really want to, you can keep using Wunderlist until the final countdown begins. It is still available on the iOS App Store, and on the Play Store.
One of the best Wunderlist alternative apps you can use is Any.do. It comes with almost all the features that made Wunderlist great, and such a joy to use. Any.do comes with list support, so you can create multiple lists for different types of reminders and to-dos. You can also share lists with specific people should you need to; so, you can easily share your grocery list with your wife, and a family vacation to-do with your entire family. Any.do even allows users to break down a task into smaller subtasks, making it easier to manage and accomplish.
One you have shared lists with your team members, you can leave comments, and notes on the task to communicate with each other, and the app even allows users to attach files to supplement the tasks. With Any.do, you will also be able to delegate tasks to team members, so everyone knows what they need to do, and can get to work faster, and be more efficient.
Just like Wunderlist, Any.do also offers multi-platform support, which is really great.
Platform Availability: Android, iOS, Web (Free)
TickTick is another app that works a lot like Wunderlist. The app brings in almost every major feature from Wunderlist, including things like support for lists, sharing lists with other TickTick users for collaboration, setting reminders for items, and even delegating tasks to specific members of a team.
With TickTick you can also comment on the tasks, and attach notes and files to supplement the item on the to-do list. TickTick is free, and is a lot of fun to use. Plus, the fact that is available on almost every platform out there is just amazing. So, you can easily use the TickTick service (or app), no matter what device you’re using, or which platform it is on.
There is also a Premium version of the service, which brings support for additional features such as Checklist Description, Custom Smart Lists, Siri Integration, and a lot more.
Platform Availability: Android, iOS, Mac, Chromebook, Web, Chrome, Firefox (Free, Pro version available for $2.79 per month)
3. Remember The Milk
Remember The Milk is an awkwardly named, yet highly useful to-do list and reminder application that you can use in place of Wunderlist. Just like Wunderlist, Remember The Milk (or RTM), brings support for multiple lists, so you can separate your to-dos and reminders by projects, or interest. You can also share these lists with other users of RTM, and even delegate tasks to different users, making things like project management a whole lot easier. While RTM doesn’t offer support for attaching files to reminders, and doesn’t support comments, it does have a very handy “Notes” feature, that can be used as comments, thanks to the really fast sync that it offers.
Remember The Milk offers a Pro subscription which brings in support for subtasks, unlimited sharing of lists, badges and widgets, along with the ability to sync with Outlook, which is definitely something a lot of power users will be interested in. You can subscribe to the RTM Pro upgrade for $39.99 per year.
Platform Availability: Android, iOS, BlackBerry, macOS, Windows, Linux, Web (Free, with Pro upgrade at $39.99 per year)
Todoist is another very well known to-do list app, and is definitely one of the apps you can consider using as a Wunderlist replacement. Similar to Wunderlist, Todoist is also free to download and use. The app does have a list feature, like Wunderlist, but it’s called “Projects” in Todoist. You can assign different to-dos and reminders to projects in order to properly classify and sort them.
One of the drawbacks of using Todoist is that there is no support for Subtasks, and features such as Reminders, Comments, and Files are covered under the Todoist Premium service. Also, while Todoist does include sharing and collaboration features, the app is hampered by the lack of delegation support, which puts a big wrench into an otherwise great app.
Platform Availability: Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Web, Chrome, Safari, Firefox (Free, with Premium plan available at $28.99 per year)
While Trello was intended as more of a project management application, it can easily serve as a very powerful to-do list and reminder app as well. The app brings in support for almost every feature offered by Wunderlist, including things like Lists, Sharing and Collaboration, Reminders (called “Due Date” in Trello). It also has support for adding Notes, Files, and more to every “card” in the app. Just like Wunderlist, you can even delegate tasks to different users who are collaborating on a list.
Trello has a very advanced feature set, and may appear a bit daunting to use at first. However, spend just a couple of minutes in the app, and you will definitely understand just why it is such a well known, and widely accepted application for project management, to-do lists, and reminders. Trello has paid plans as well, which bring in support for things like unlimited integrations with services such as Evernote, GitHub, etc, along with support for attaching files upto 250 MB in size, 2 factor authentication and much more.
Platform Availability: Android, iOS, Web (Free, with Business and Enterprise plans starting at $9.99 per month)
2Do is another great app that you can use to create to-do lists and reminders for your personal and professional use. The app is free, and comes packed with Wunderlist-like features, such as the ability to add Reminders to tasks, Notes to jot down important things about to-dos, along with the ability to add images and audio.
Unfortunately, the app does not have support for features like Delegation, or Sharing and Collaboration. Other features that the app brings include things like Tags to add context to the to-do, Quick Entry to add tasks faster, Batch Editing and a lot more. The app is definitely a great Wunderlist alternative.
Platform Availability: Android, iOS, Mac (Free, paid Mac app at $49.99)
Another Wunderlist alternative you can try – the Toodledo app has a weird pricing model. The Android app is free, while the iOS app costs $2.99 for some reason. The app supports Lists just like Wunderlist, but the feature is called “Folders”. Other features that the app shares with Wunderlist include things like Reminders to get notified about to-dos, Sharing and Collaboration for easy team-work on the app, attaching files to to-dos, and more.
The app doesn’t really have a very user-friendly interface at first sight, but once you get used to it, it’s definitely a powerful app for task management.
Platform Availability: Android, iOS, Web (Free, with in-app purchases in the iOS App)
Use These Wunderlist Alternatives to Keep Track of Your Tasks
Even though Wunderlist is not dead yet, Microsoft has made it very clear that its days are numbered. So, it’s better that you shift to an alternative app as soon as possible, and these apps are all worthy of your attention. Most of these apps offer almost every important Wunderlist feature, except for a few. I’ve tried to include apps that offer as many of Wunderlist’s features as possible, and you will probably be able to find an app that has the features you’re looking for. Plus, since all of these apps have a free tier, you can check them out and see which one meets your needs perfectly.
As always, I’d like to know your thoughts on Wunderlist getting shut down, and what you think of Microsoft’s new To-Do app. Also, if you know of a Wunderlist alternative that you think deserves to be on this list, do let me know about it in the comments section below.