Wunderlist’s founder wants to buy the app back from Microsoft

Wunderlist’s founder, Christian Reber, wants to purchase Wunderlist back from Microsoft before the app is shut down (via The Verge). Reber tweeted his hope to buy the app back over the weekend and mentioned both Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Microsoft General Manager for Tasks Marcus Ash. Microsoft acquired Wunderlist in 2015 and the app is set to be shut down once its features are ported to Microsoft To-Do. Reber wants to keep Wunderlist running and expressed his sadness that the app is being shut down.

Wunderlist was reportedly purchased for between $100 to $200 million in 2015 and Microsoft has gradually ported its features over to Microsoft To-Do. The process has taken years as Wunderlist’s APIs are powered by Amazon Web Services. Microsoft chose to rewrite code and move everything over to its own cloud, Azure.

Wunderlist is still a highly-rated productivity app, and some users prefer it over Microsoft To-Do. Microsoft has improved Microsoft To-Do significantly since its launch, but it still falls behind Wunderlist in some categories.

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