When comparing Wunderlist vs Nirvanahq, the Slant community recommends Nirvanahq for most people. In the question“What are the best GTD apps?” Nirvanahq is ranked 3rd while Wunderlist is ranked 10th.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Smartwatch compatible
The Wunderlist app supports Apple Watch and Android Wear, which allows for instant action and task viewing on these smartwatches.
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 Keyboard shortcuts
Wunderlist comes with the Keyboard shortcuts that can allow users to perform task faster using the keyboard.
Pro Solid project management
Pro Allows setting how much effort a task will take
You can set how long a task will take and how much effort will it ask of you on a scale of 1 to 3.
Pro Beautiful interface
Clean, intuitive user interaction. The design is very thoughtful. Somehow it makes Things feel clunky, despite obvious similarities of all GTD platforms.
Pro Use start dates
A vital functionality in a GTD app.
Pro Allows adding items via email
Pro Can email focus list
The app can send you the most important items for the day in an email.
Pro Allows to add postponed tasks
You can postpone a task. It helps not to clutter task lists up until you really need them.
Pro Beautiful interface
Clean, intuitive interface — both desktop and mobile. Lots of intelligent design thinking behind this. Somehow makes other GTD apps like Things feel clunky, despite similarities.
Pro Native support for Areas of Responsibility
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 Acquired by Microsoft, So Future is Uncertain
Microsoft acquired Wunderlist in 2015, and therefore its future is uncertain. It's unlikely Wunderlist will continue to be an (1) independent product with (2) a free version and (3) continue to develop and innovate at a reasonable pace.
More likely, Microsoft will at least monetize Wunderlist the way it monetizes its other products. It's also likely that Microsoft will integrate it into its suite of office products and even its Windows operating systems.
To see what this is like search the Web for "Microsoft OneNote Mac OS X," and you will find a host of "standard" features only available in the Windows version, "official" documentation and tutorials that presume you have the Windows version (but never say so), etc.
One would also expect versions running on Linux to be worse or nonexistent. Also, Microsoft software in general tends to be bloated with marketable features but little concern for efficiency regarding memory usage, processing efficiency, or unobtrusive updates.
Con Doesn't have a calendar view
No calendar view, integration with GCal is ridiculous - updates every 8 hours or something, integration with Outlook is ridiculous - tasks only show as all-day event.
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 Does not support postponing tasks
You cannot hide a task from a list if this task will be valuable just from some date.
Con No options for subtasks or subcontexts
Since sub-tasks are included inside a task, you do not have the full set of features for them. No ability to leave comments, for example.
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 Will be discontinued
Wunderlist was purchased by Microsoft in 2015, and will be discontinued after the release of Microsoft To-Do.
Con Cannot sort list in the list listing
Wunderlist does not have the ability to sort the list in the list listing.
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 Lack of vision
At start it looks promising, but now they lost direction. Too confusing implementation of workflow details, focusing on irelevant things
Con Horrid customer support
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.
Con Cannot hide task lists which have been completed
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 From time to time notes are not synchronizing
Con The pro version is very expensive
And for feature-feature comparisons, it has low value compared to other products.
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 Microsoft flakeness
Con No native desktop applications yet
Currently the only way to access the app on a desktop machine is via a webapp.
Con Does not integrate with other apps or services
Con No way to work with teams
This is a one-person solution, there is absolutely no ability to share projects with others.
Con No way to add sub-projects
Con No bulk (copy/paste) feature
Con Limited features in the free version
Free version limited to 5 projects, 3 reference lists and 2 areas.
Con No attachments
Can't add any attachments to the tasks - no photos, no pdfs.
Con No way to color-code projects
Con No recur upon completion option
If you have a daily recurring task, it will recur every day regardless if it's been completed the prior day.