Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Report: Microsoft buys maker of popular to-do list app Wunderlist

Microsoft has reportedly splashed out between $100 and $200 million on the developer behind the exceedingly popular to-do list app Wunderlist.

The Wall Street Journal reports the deal, which apparently falls somewhere between £65m and £130m, will see Wunderlist join the likes of Accompli and caldendar app Sunrise as recent additions to the Microsoft stable.

The Journal cites sources ‘familiar with the matter,’ but neither Microsoft nor the German start up 6Wunderkinder GmbH, has confirmed the reports as of yet.

A Wunderlist purchase would give Microsoft another key third-party app as it seeks to become all things to all people in the productivity space.

The firm’s purchase of Acompli gave it a major player in the third-party email space, while Sunrise has long been a popular choice for those seeking an improved calendar app.

Wanderlist would add to Microsoft’s OneNote as an in-house list-making application with cloud syncing capabilities. Currently it is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phones, Windows and Mac OS X.

Read more: Best apps for first-time tablet owners

Should the deal be confirmed, Microsoft’s plans for the Wanderlist app remain to be seen. The firm quickly rebranded Acompli as an Outlook app for iOS and Android platform, while Sunrise has yet to suffer the same fate.

We’ll bring you more on this story if there’s confirmation from either of the big parties, but it appears Microsoft is aggressively seeking to fill the gaps in its productivity portfolio ahead of the Windows 10 launch.

 

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.