Wunderlist is great but why waste your time when Microsoft is replacing it?
August 04, 2017

Wunderlist is great but why waste your time when Microsoft is replacing it?

Jeremiah Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Wunderlist

We currently use Wunderlist as a simple task tracking app. We previously used the tasks in Outlook but they were easy to overlook in all the clutter or emails and calendars, and the integration between the three never really worked the way we hoped. Wunderlist provides a clean and simple way to track what we have accomplished and what still needs done without any distractions. We use it for special IT projects, accounting reminders, and recurring reports we need to create and review.
  • Smart due dates are the greatest thing about Wunderlist. I can tell it to "print past due reports on Monday" and then set that up as a repeating event.
  • It's clutter free. When I'm creating or assigning tasks I like to have a distraction free area to think, and the simplicity of Wunderlist gives me that.
  • The fact that I can look at it on my phone, on the web, and on my PC and it always looks the same is great. I can always tell what I'm doing b/c of their consistent design choices.
  • I would love to see more repeating options like every other Monday, or the last Friday of every month. As well as smart dates that allow for repeating like every Monday.
  • Something that is missing is a way to see what percentage of sub-tasks are complete. I wish the top level task bar would fill as the sub-tasks were completed.
  • The fact that it's being replaced by Microsoft To-Do. We use Office 365 so eventually I hope this integrates with the other apps, but for now we are all in limbo.
  • Its affordable enough that the limited set of problems it solves are worth the investment.
  • If you already have Office 365 it doesn't really make sense unless you hate the task app.
  • With Microsoft acquiring Wunderlist I wouldn't start investing in this product. I would either choose Office 365 and go with TO-DO or use a free app.
Wunderlist is the cleanest of all these products, and also the most functional. It performs exactly like you would expect a to-do app to work, and you can make it as simple or as complex as you want. Trello boards were too much for my employees to comprehend and they could never get the hang of it. Microsoft TO-DO is just a stripped down remake of Wunderlist and will be a while before it catches up (if it ever does). Todoist is the most similar to me, and it was mostly an aesthetic choice that made me choose Wunderlist.
It's best for smaller companies where people are not working in teams, or in charge of multiple departments. It lets you keep everything in sight when you would otherwise forget it. This wouldn't be the best option for teams or larger companies as the sharing and team tasks don't work as well as dedicated programs.

Microsoft To Do Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management