If you are someone, who often finds themselves forgetting about finishing some pre-set tasks you decided a few hours back, you should definitely start using a reminder or to-do app to never miss out on your tasks. However, if you are reading this article, it is likely that you already one use, and that too, the one that recently got shut down. Yes, we are talking about Wundelist, a task management application that Microsoft acquired in June 2015. And soon, after a couple of years, announced that it will be discontinuing it in lieu of its in-house equivalent, Microsoft To Do.
To give you some background, Microsoft To Do is developed by the same team behind Wunderlist. And, the USP of this app, as Microsoft suggests, is its direct integration with Microsoft’s Office 365 suite of applications. So, with Wunderlist not operational anymore, if you’ve been using the app all this time, you get two options: either you switch to Microsoft’s To Do, or, if you want to find out what some of the other task management apps have to offer, you can check out some of our recommendations for the best Wunderlist alternatives for both Android and iOS.
1. Google Tasks
Google, the search-engine giant, offers an entire suite of applications to cater to a large number of users with a wide range of use cases. Similarly, when it comes to the reminder and to-do apps, the company has an app for the same, called Tasks. As its name suggests, the app allows you to create and manage tasks to stay you on track with your schedule. It is available for both Android and iOS and provides cross-sync capabilities across all devices, which makes it easier to create and access all your notes from anywhere, irrespective of the device you are on.
Besides, if you use Gmail and Google Calendar, Tasks offers integration for both apps, using which, you can further make the process of creating tasks and reminders much easier and hassle-free. For instance, if you use Gmail as your preferred email client and Calendar as your default calendar app, Google Tasks simplifies the process by giving you the option to create and manage tasks in a much-simplified way straight from these apps.
Todoist is undeniably one of the best to-do apps out there for both Android and iOS. You can use it to create and organize tasks swiftly, manage your reminders, and stay on top of your due dates. If you are trying to build new habits, but are struggling to do it religiously per schedule, the app offers recurring reminders to prompt you to finish whatever it is that you want to accomplish. Similar to Google Tasks, Todoist also brings app integration for essential Google tools like Gmail and Calendar. In addition, it also offers support for Slack and a few other tools to help you create and manage tasks more efficiently and be on schedule with your work.
So, if you use Calendar, Gmail, or Slack, at work, you can integrate these apps on the platform to collaborate with your teammates and assign them different tasks. Talking about other features, Todoist leverages the power of the lock screen widget on Android and today widget on iOS, to offer quick and easy access to basic functionalities like quick title, widgets, voice assistants, and others. Easily, one of the best Wunderlist alternatives out there.
TickTick proved to be a perfect alternative to Wunderlist for one of our colleagues. And rightly so, thanks to the variety of features it offers. Although it might give an impression of a minimal app on the first look, the range of features it offers is surely something that does not come anywhere close to the word minimal. So, if you enjoyed your time with Wunderlist, you can pretty much expect to have a similar experience with TickTick. The app is available for both Android and iOS, and it comes with the usual to-do & task management functionalities to serve its primary purpose, along with the cross-platform sync ability to keep all your tasks and reminders synced across various devices for a seamless experience.
Apart from these objectives, TickTick also serves as a collaboration tool, and with the email and calendar integration, it further allows you to create and manage tasks (and subtasks) straight from these apps and assign them to your team members. Besides, when it comes to personal habit tracking, the app can be used to set flexible recurring tasks to help yourself build or keep up with a habit.
4. Microsoft To Do
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, Microsoft’s To Do is more like a replacement for Wunderlist. And similar to most of the other options in this list, you can use the app as a planner to keep a tab on various tasks you need to do and share them with others. It comes for both Android and iOS and offers the cross-platform sync feature to make it easy for you to create and access your tasks or reminders from anywhere. Moreover, it offers the option to create quick notes for different tasks, which can come in handy when you want to share (or assign) tasks to someone.
One of the best things about To-Do is that it gets Microsoft’s 365 integration that can help you with things like syncing tasks between Outlook and To Do, creating tasks across Microsoft 365 apps, and hosting lists and tasks with ease. So, if a lot of your work revolves around Microsoft’s suite of tools, the To Do app is something you should not miss out on and check out right away.
If you’re looking for an app to help you organize your personal and professional work in a quick and easy manner, Any.do is the way to go. You can find it for both Android and iOS, and expect to experience an all-in-one solution with features that allow you to create to-dos and set reminders with calendar integration, along with cross-platform sync abilities to provide you access to what’s on your agenda anytime wherever. The app comes with a daily planner to help you stay up-to-date with your daily routine tasks, and gives you the option to create checklists, notes, post its, among other things. Moreover, to make the process of adding reminders and tasks (and subtasks) easier, it includes support for voice entry that works by taking your input via voice (in natural language) and setting the tasks and reminders automatically.
Similar to other apps, Any.do also offers third-party integration for over 1500 apps and makes it easier for you to collaborate on tasks with teammates, friends, or anyone you are working with on a project. So now, you can create reminders or to-dos for tasks right from the integrated apps, chat and discuss tasks with your colleagues, and manage events.
6. Things 3
Things 3 builds on the success of Things — the original task manager app — and comes with an improved design and user experience alongside a new set of features. Although the app is not for free and is available only on iOS, it still makes it to the list as one of the best alternatives to Wunderlist thanks to its wide variety of features and customization abilities. With Things 3, in addition to the basic task management app functionalities, you get the option to create to-dos from other apps and engage with Siri to set up reminders, which makes the entire experience easier. Besides, if there is any habit that you are trying to build, you can use the app to create repeating to-dos that remind you to do things based on different frequencies like every few days, weeks, or even months. Further, with so a lot to manage on the app, there is an option to categorize your entries using various tags to make it easier for you to check up on your set to-dos and reminders.
Besides, Things 3 comes with cross-platform sync that updates your entries across all devices and keeps them synced to offer you access to all your to-dos and reminders anywhere across any device. Furthermore, it also offers integration for calendar and reminders, similar to some of the other task management apps, along with iOS’ today widget and Siri, which you can use to create and manage your to-dos and reminders more efficiently.
Ike is another popular to-do and reminder app that allows you to create and manage to-dos and reminders to stay on top of your schedule. However, it is only available for Android, and besides the usual set of features, the distinctive or rather the cornerstone feature it suggests to offer gives you the option to prioritize your task and have the ones with higher priority on top, so that you do not miss out on the tasks that are approaching deadline. Moreover, you can create due dates for these tasks with different reminder setting configurations in days, weeks, or months. Apart from that, another interesting feature that you get on the app is the location-based reminder, which works by pulling up the map on your device with driving directions to the location specified in the reminder.
To customize the experience, you get the option to add images to give more details and information to a task along with audio recordings that you can use to set tasks or reminders. These recordings play automatically from the task list and even Talking about other aspects of Ike, you get the option to customize your tasks by adding images that add some context to make it easier for you to find out what the task is about without having to open it. Similarly, there is an option to add audio recordings to a task using Google’s speech-to-text, which then plays the audio and offers a speech-to-text output to make it easier to access your tasks.
Free, Paid (in-app purchase)
That’s it for this listicle!
Those are some of the best alternative apps for Wunderlist for both Android and iOS. What apps do you use to create and manage to-dos or reminders? Let us know in the comments below.