Microsoft Acquires Wunderlist Maker 6WunderKinder

The acquisition will see new features introduced to the to-do list platform.

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of 6Wunderkinder, creator of to-do list app, Wunderlist. The purchase is part of Microsoft’s continued push to improve its users’ productivity, which has already addressed mail, calendars, messaging and notes.

Wunderlist launched five years ago and has grown to more than 13 million users, who have created more than one billion total “to-dos” across all platforms.

The base Wunderlist experience will remain free across all existing platforms, and there will be no price changes for Wunderlist Pro or Wunderlist for Business customers. Wunderlist founder and CEO, Christian Reber, will continue to lead Wunderlist’s team and product strategy.

Reber commented:

Over the next few months as Wunderlist becomes a part of the Microsoft family, we’ll introduce a host of new features, continue growing the ecosystem of partner integrations and progress in delivering Wunderlist to billions of people. We are excited and can’t wait to share with you what we have been working on.

This Wunderlist acquisition follows Microsoft’s acquisition of Acompli, an email app creator, in December 2014, and its purchase of calendar app maker, Sunrise, in February 2015.

On Microsoft’s blog, Eran Megiddo, general manager of OneNote, added:

A solution this useful and popular does not happen without a lot of hard work from a group of incredibly smart, creative and talented people. We’re pleased to welcome the Wunderlist team to Microsoft and excited to increase our presence in the thriving Berlin tech scene. In the months to come, we’ll share what’s in store as we build on and apply Wunderlist’s innovations to Microsoft’s apps and services.

Wunderlist is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store. The app is also available for use on the Web, Windows and Mac.