Wunderlist is a cloud-based to-do application that helps businesses, organizations and individuals to seamlessly and efficiently manage their tasks across a variety of platforms. A simple, straightforward tool that makes it easy for anyone to easily perform and complete tasks, Wunderlist is the ideal software solution for those who want to finish everything on time.
This task management tool allows its users to work using their computers, smartphones, smartwatches and tablets. It helps businesses, organizations and individuals create lists that they can use to make sure they are able to track all activities without having to resort to time-consuming, error-prone manual processes.
With Wunderlist, organizing day-to-day tasks becomes more convenient because users can create to-do lists and then share these with others for easy collaboration. These task checklists can be customized according to needs and users can likewise add comments, notes and reminders to them. In addition, Wunderlist allows the addition of supplementary files and sub-tasks, which makes it easier for businesses, organizations and individual users to easily segregate and disseminate these.
Tasks are easier to organize and manage with Wunderlist because users can benefit from a variety of features including creating and labeling task folders, assigning deadlines, task filtering and schedule management.
To sum it up, Wunderlist is a listing tool that allows users to monitor their task-related activities. It is a grocery list type of to-do application that can be conveniently accessed even when users are on the move. The tool is cloud-based, so as long as users have their device with them (computer, smartphone, smartwatch or tablet) and they have a connection to the internet, they can keep track of their tasks without bringing tons of paper with them.
One of the things that make Wunderlist an efficient tool for businesses is its wide range of features (aside from its no-frills interface).
While to-do and task management applications allow users to create to-do lists or task lists, Wunderlist takes this to a different level by giving users the freedom to choose where they want to access and use the tool. Some prefer to work on their computers or desktops while others prefer their tablets. Many users, particularly those who are constantly traveling or going to meetings, like to access Wunderlist through their smartphones (and even smartwatches).
Wunderlist also allows its users to share to-do lists with other users, so collaboration is easy and convenient. Team leaders can invite their members to join their lists. As such, delegating tasks no longer have to be a long and tedious process. Just a few clicks will do the job. All that users need to do is click on the share button and specify the email address of the team member or members that they need to collaborate with.
Another useful Wunderlist feature is the easy customization of task categories. Users can identify their tasks according to certain categories or types. For example, a list can be created for project requirements and another one can be labeled team assignments. These lists can then be shared with the members of the team.
For users who are not comfortable or highly trained in tech matters, the developers of Wunderlist made sure its search functionalities are simple and easy to use. It has a search box where users can type in the word/s and phrase/s of whatever it is they are looking for and the tool will browse through all the to-do’s and lists. Hashtags can even be used for easier searching. These features help make task management easier and more convenient. They save users a lot of time (and costs).
Interactive to-do’s and lists are another important Wunderlist feature. Aside from allowing users to check off to-do’s, it also allows them to create sub-tasks, set reminders (especially for due dates), start a discussion with other users using the list, add notes and voice recordings and upload files.
Another functionality that non-tech users will like is its drag-and-drop capabilities, which help a lot when navigating through the interface.
Wunderlist likewise has a smart date entry feature. Users simply need to create and enter tasks, times and/or dates. The tool will then automatically detect and recognize it and in a couple of minutes, the appointment will be created. For example, if the team leader writes, “Team meeting on Friday, 5 p.m.,” Wunderlist will right away create a team meeting task and then automatically assign Friday, 5 p.m. as the due date for the task. The team leader and members collaborating on the app will then receive a notification for such tasks.
Keyboard shortcut keys are another useful Wunderlist feature, specifically for laptop and desktop users, is. This does not only offer convenience for the users but saves a lot of time as well.
Available in a free version
Wunderlist is accessible to businesses and organizations of any size, and to individual users as well, because it is available for free. In addition, its free version is not as limited as some other tool or software. It comes with a variety of useful features.
Easy to use
Its drag-and-drop feature is especially helpful for first-time users, for non-technical people and for those who prefer convenience over anything else.
Works across a variety of devices and is always available
Wunderlist is compatible with different devices. Users can choose to download the software for laptop or desktop use. They can also choose to go for the mobile version for their tablets and smartphones. In addition, it has versions for Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, Amazon Fire, Chromebook and Windows Phone devices.
Since it is cloud-based and works across different platforms and devices, it can be accessed anytime and anywhere.
Facilitates easy team communication and collaboration
The software allows team leaders and their members to communicate and collaborate without the need to meet physically. So, even if one of the team members is out on a project errand, the team can still carry on with their meeting. Tasks will not be interrupted. This does not only save a lot of time and costs but also helps improve efficiency and increase productivity.
Comprehensive to-do and task management tool
Wunderlist does not only allow users to create to-do’s and lists, but it also allows them to edit, monitor, manage and share all these. This results in seamless organization without having the need to deal with complex procedures and complex procedures such as the ones they need to go through when working the manual process.
As previously mentioned, Wunderlist has a good free version; one that comes with a variety of useful and helpful features. For those who want to get more out of the software though, there are two pricing packages to choose from Wunderlist Pro at $4.99 per month and Wunderlist for Business, which is priced at $4.99 per user per month.
The free version comes with core features like 256-bit SSL Sync, share lists creation and sharing and use across all devices. It also has collaboration features, specifically allowing users to share unlimited comments.
The Wunderlist Pro package has all the core features plus collaboration functionalities like unlimited sub-tasks, unlimited comments, unlimited files and unlimited assigning.
The Wunderlist for Business package comes with all the core features, all collaboration functionalities and business features such as flexible sizes of teams, centralized billing and simple team management.
Wunderlist is a comprehensive to-do and task management software that encourages team leaders and members to work more efficiently and productively with the help of features that make for a seamless process.
However, Microsoft, which acquired Wunderlist back in 2015, recently announced that the app will be completely shut down on May 6, 2020. Users will still be able to sign to the app through their mobile and desktops, but they won’t be able to edit or update their to-do’s and lists anymore. As such, they can only access their data but not add to it.
Likewise, new users will not be able to sign up for the app anymore.
Microsoft is instead encouraging users to migrate to Microsoft To Do, a task management app that is integrated with Microsoft tools such as Outlook. Migration should also be done though after the shutdown. The migration is quite simple; users only need to log in to their Microsoft account and the migration tool can be easily accessed through the settings.
Despite its shut down, it is essential to note that Wunderlist has done and continues to do a lot of good things for businesses, organizations and individuals that are quite meticulous with their task management process. As such, getting a to-do or task management tool for your business should be a priority.