Wunderlist is a beautifully designed and simple to use to-do / task app you can use on multiple platforms including Android, iOS and Mac OSX. It is free for everyone, you can unlock additional features with a Pro-plan.
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Pro Simple & easy to use UI
Wunderlists' UI is very fast and easy to use. The features are easy to find and everything flows together smoothly.
Pro Simple, useful task management features
Wunderlist features the standard ability to add tasks and organize them within lists, but one aspect in which it excels is the amount of detail you can add to each task. Rather than simple alerts, tasks incorporate a number of other options, including reminders, subtasks, notes, and recurring tasks. You can also star important tasks, which is simpler than the priority systems used in many other apps.
Pro Has a free, adless version
Wunderlist is available both as a free app without ads or heavy restrictions, and in a pro version that enables you to add larger files and take advantage of additional customization options.
Pro Cross-platform syncing
Wunderlist features cross platform syncing which insures your tasks are always updated across iOS, Android, Windows, OS X, Kindle and browser.
Pro Group integration
Wunderlist allows you to share lists and tasks with others via email or Facebook. This allows you to set group tasks and lists. When one person completes the task, they can check it off and it is then completed for every other team member.
Pro Public lists
Some lists can be published in order to share them with others. Interestingly, other people can see the items of a public list, but not the notes and sub-lists of those items.
Pro Can add to your list via email or Google Now
If you're on the run or away from your device, you can add items to your list by email. You can also add notes to the list item using the body of the message. Wunderlist supports Google Now, meaning you can add to your list using native voice commands on Android.
Pro Easy to print tasks
Wunderlist automatically translates your tasks into a printer-friendly format when you hit print on Mac, Windows 7, iOS, and Android devices.
Pro Smartwatch compatible
The Wunderlist app supports Apple Watch and Android Wear, which allows for instant action and task viewing on these smartwatches.
Pro Easily customized list icons
Rather than relying on standard icons, users can individually set the icons for their lists using emojis. For example, if the list is about TV shows, you can set the list icon to be the television emoji.
Pro Supports timed reminders and recurring items
Pro Beautiful backgrounds
Wunderlist comes with 20 free wallpapers and 10 paid wallpapers for users to customize the background image in the Wunderlist app. In addition, advanced users can also use their own image as background image with few tweaks, which is absent in main Wunderlist app.
Pro Group members can comment on list items
Found in the detail view, comments let you to start a conversation, leave feedback, ask a question, or add extra insight to your to-dos. They are saved with a timestamp and are immediately accessible to any members of your shared list.
Pro Keyboard shortcuts
Wunderlist comes with the Keyboard shortcuts that can allow users to perform task faster using the keyboard.
Con Subtasks hidden within task window
Wunderlist doesn't have true subtasks but rather a single task list with an entirely different user interface hidden within each task. Having separate interfaces for tasks and subtasks restricts flexibility in how one structures projects.
Con Limited customization and organization options
Wunderlist doesn't allow for much customization in list sorting or visual themes. It offers only a couple dozen background choices and has no option to add your own.
Con Horrid customer support
Con Incomplete keyboard control
There's no clear way to mark tasks complete using the keyboard, which is frustrating since all other common tasks are keyboard controllable.
Con No start date or repeat options for tasks
Con Sync can be unreliable on mobile devices at times
The mobile app does not always sync smoothly or quickly with the desktop program.
Con No utilization of location on mobile apps
Wunderlist doesn't have any location-based reminders, nor does it offer to include your location information as you add items.
Con No options for subtasks or subcontexts
Con Does not sync with Google Tasks
There’s no innate compatibility with Google Tasks, which makes it a no-go for users who rely on that service.
Con Cannot sort list in the list listing
Wunderlist does not have the ability to sort the list in the list listing.
Con Web version attachments are icon only
The web version allows you to attach files, but does not give preview or thumbnail of the attachment. You just see the file name and icon. Clicking it opens the file.
Con Lack of vision
At start it looks promising, but now they lost direction. Too confusing implementation of workflow details, focusing on irelevant things
Con Cannot hide task lists which have been completed
Con Unclear future
It was purchased from Microsoft in 2015, making the future of Wunderlist unclear.
Con Does not have a native Linux app
There is no native application available for Linux-based systems, but you can always work inside of your browser instead.