No-frills digital task management
Whether it be running to the grocery store, finishing projects at work, or staying on top of chores, life can become busy fast. Wunderlist aims to take care of some of that stress by letting you manage tasks and to-do lists in an easy to use digital format. You can share your lists with other users and even take them on the go with you on your mobile devices. No matter where you go, you'll be able to stay on top of whatever life throws your way.
A digital to-do list for all your daily needs
Wunderlist doesn't offer flashy added features, but instead provides a solid app that does exactly what it sets out to do.
You won't need to worry about reading an instruction manual when you download Wunderlist. Once you open the app, you're presented with a simple task window that guides you through the process of making your first list. You can choose a template based on what kind of tasks you're managing, then easily add different list items using the intuitive interface. It's an easy app to master, and you'll be making lists in no time. Compared to larger task management apps like Evernote, Wunderlist's interface is much more approachable and that goes a long way in making it more usable.
Though it might not seem like an important feature, Wunderlist also offers a series of eye-catching backgrounds to customize your experience. Though they aren't the most original images in the world, they can help to make your lists visually distinctive.
Though Wunderlist is streamlined as far as added features go, you can do more with the app than just make lists. You can easily share those lists with your contacts; if you're heading up a project at work, you can create a task list that you can send to your team members and monitor as they complete items. You can also integrate your lists across multiple apps, such as Slack and Google Calendar so you can see your upcoming deadlines in those apps as well. You can also link Wunderlist with Dropbox to attach files directly to your tasks. It's the perfect way to streamline a workflow and access files all in a single place.
Your lists can also sync with your account across multiple devices thanks to Wunderlist's cloud storage. If you create a grocery list on your laptop at home, you'll also be able to pull it up on Wunderlist's phone app when you're at the store. If you don't want to download the app to your PC, Wunderlist also offers an in-browser app via their website that will also sync across any other devices where you've installed the app.
In addition to the standard version, Wunderlist offers a premium version with added features such as unlimited subtask options, unlimited attachment file size, and a selection of stylish additional backgrounds.
One potential drawback is that the lists may be a bit too simple. For example, you can't create repeating tasks (such as a reminder to stop at the bank each month on a certain date). Though you can assign task deadlines, you can't assign start dates for tasks that you'd like to take on in the future. These are features offered by many competing task management apps like Evernote and Bear, and would go far to increase Wunderlist's appeal. Limited lifespan is also a factor in using Wunderlist. Since being acquired by Microsoft several years ago, Microsoft has slowly begun to phase out support for Wunderlist in favor of their own To-Do app. The competing app doesn't yet offer the same features as Wunderlist, but Microsoft has confirmed that they will eventually discontinue Wunderlist entirely in favor of To Do.
Where can you run this program?
Wunderlist is compatible with Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows devices.
Is there a better alternative?
If you’re looking for a more traditional notepad app, try Bear Notes. It adds some additional notepad features on top of task management, which makes it well suited for quick and organized lists. If you need even more, Evernote’s suite of workflow features is massive in addition to offering to-do list features. For those looking for a task management app that can double as a workspace collaboration tool, Evernote may be the way to go.
Wunderlist is a solid choice for list-making and task management, with the added benefit of sharing and collaboration features. It certainly isn’t the fanciest task management app out there, but is perfect for most day-to-day organization needs.
Should you download it?
Yes. Evernote is worth a download, but be aware in doing so that the software will probably be phased out in the coming years.
- Shareable lists
- Easy to use
- Cross-platform sync
- Limited features
- Limited lifespan