May 12, 2011

Wunderlist – Making Task Management Look Easy

If you’ve got things to do, then Wunderlist would like to help you do them. The super simple, super free, task management application will keep you organized whether you’re sitting at your desk using a Windows or Mac operating system, sitting in your car using an iPhone or an Android device, or sitting at a coffee shop using an iPad. Wunderlist works everywhere, and it even works within its users’ browsers to make getting off track a thing of the past.

Register for Wunderlist and then decide which mobile application you’d like to download first. For absolute beginners, the easiest place to start is with Wunderlist’s browser-based web-app. Head straight to your new Wunderlist inbox to see a list of the tasks you’ve already got lined up for the day. Although your main task list can always be found in your inbox, Wunderlist helps you stay organized by letting you create separate task lists that are custom to fit your life – a common example of which might be having two separate lists for all your to-dos at work and home. Search for specific tasks by keyword, and then set specific dates and times when certain tasks need to be complete. Important tasks can be marked as such, which automatically raises them up to the top of the task list.

One of the great features of Wunderlist is its portability. With one click of the sync button, users can feel assured that their updated tasks lists will be available on whichever mobile devices they use. For people who are frequently on the go for work or play, Wunderlist is a free web-app that can make life easier.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep track of everything you have to get done for the day
  • Ensure your work life and personal life remain separate by making two task lists
  • Make a grocery list and check off items as you put them in your cart at the store
  • Create a home-centric task list that you and your spouse can both contribute to

Insider Tips:

  • Wunderlist offers apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and Mac OSX
  • Users who don’t want to download anything can use Wunderlist’s browser-based system
  • Individual tasks and entire lists can be shared by email, Facebook, or Twitter
  • Completed tasks can be viewed as their own separate list

What we liked:

  • Wunderlist offers applications on virtually every platform
  • Automatic synchronization ensures people won’t ever get home and remember their left their to-do list at work
  • Certain tasks can have due dates attached
  • Wunderlist does not limit the number of separate task lists a user can create

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Berlin, Germany
  • Founded by: Robert Kock, Sebastian Scheerer, Christian Reber, Daniel Marschner, Charlette Prévôt, and Jan Martin
  • Web site:


  • Free

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