Microsoft Acquires Wunderlist To-Do App
The software giant continues its push into mobile productivity by snapping up a leading to-do app maker, 6Wunderkinder.Microsoft has acquired 6Wunderkinder, the German startup behind the popular to-do app Wunderlist, for an undisclosed amount. An earlier report in the Wall Street Journal estimated the value of the deal at $100 million to $200 million according to an insider with knowledge of the transaction. Eran Megiddo, general manager of Microsoft OneNote, said Wunderlist "fits squarely with our ambition to reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world," in a June 2 announcement. Following the recent acquisitions of Sunrise Atelier and Acompli, the deal "further demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to delivering market leading mobile apps across the platforms and devices our customers use—for mail, calendaring, messaging, notes and now tasks," he continued. Microsoft snapped up New York-based Sunrise Atelier, provider of the critically lauded Sunrise calendar app for Android and iOS, on Feb. 11. The deal followed the Dec. 1 acquisition of Acompli, the San Francisco mobile email app maker whose code now underpins Microsoft's new Outlook apps for Android and iOS. "We have received tremendous customer request for Outlook across all devices, so we are thrilled to fulfill this for our customers," said Julia White in a statement at the time. "Now, with Outlook, you really can manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet—as efficiently as you do on your computer."
Today, Microsoft is turning its attention to mobile task management.