Microsoft announced that it has acquired 6Wunderkinder, the creator of the highly acclaimed to-do list app, Wunderlist.
As confirmed by Microsoft and Christian Reber, founder and CEO of Wunderlist, Customers can expect the app to remain free in all of its existing markets. There will be no price changes for Wunderlist Pro or Wunderlist for Business customers and the service will continue to support a wide range of third-party apps and integrated services.
Currently it has more than 13 million users who have collectively created more than 1 billion to-dos.
Post acquisition, the team will operate out of Berlin and will continue to build and deliver you Wunderlist, Wunderlist Pro and Wunderlist for Business across all platforms–iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, Android, Windows Phone, Windows and the Web. Christian Reber will continue to lead the team and product strategy.
Christian Reber, founder and CEO of Wunderlist said, 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.
Microsoft will announce Wunderlist’s integration into Microsoft’s apps and services in the coming months.
Earlier this year, Microsoft has acquired the calendar app Sunrise and the email app Acompli in December last year. This acquisition seems to be in line with Microsoft’s ambition to reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.
By using Wunderlist, one can Organize and share his or her to-dos, work, grocery, movies and household lists. You can set due dates and reminders and assign to-dos. List of to dos can be shared with your office colleagues to work collaboratively on projects.
Wunderlist started in the year 2010 by Christian Reber and Frank Thelen with their friends. So far it has raised USD 24 million in 5 rounds of fund raising from some of the leading VC firms like Sequoia Capital.