Easily import Astrid tasks to Any.Do on Android

Worried that all your tasks will disappear if Yahoo shuts down Astrid? Now you can easily migrate them from Astrid to Any.Do.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

The most important feature your to-do list needs is accessibility. A written grocery list you forgot on your kitchen counter doesn't help you much at the store. For this reason, among others, many people use a to-do list manager on their mobile device. But what happens when the app you're using shuts down their service? That's the thought on many users' minds following  Yahoo's recent acquisition of Astrid .

Fortunately, some of the other to-do list apps are stepping up to help you migrate your data. Such is the case with  Any.Do , which released an update today that makes switching to their app supereasy. This feature is available to new and current users with Android devices.

The mobile version of Astrid. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

To get started, you will need to be using the mobile version of Astrid. Then, install a copy of Any.Do on your Android device.

Once you open the app, you'll be prompted to create an account or log-in with an existing one. Any.Do also offers the option to log in with Facebook if you want to skip past most of the account creation process.

Import option pop-up in Any.DO. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

A pop-up will appear that asks if you'd like to import your tasks from Astrid. After clicking Import, the amount of time needed will depend on the amount of tasks that need to be migrated.

The Any.DO task list after importing Astrid tasks. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Important note: According to Omer Perchik, Any.Do founder and CEO, Astrid and Any.Do implement their task descriptions and subtasks in different manners. For this reason, descriptions of tasks will not migrate from Astrid to Any.Do, and any subtasks in Astrid will appear as new tasks in Any.Do.

If you decided to skip on importing so you could use Any.Do and see if the app fits your needs, the import feature can be found in the Settings menu.

With the future of Astrid being uncertain, will Any.Do be your next to-do list manager? If not, suggest your favorite -- and why -- in the comments.

Correction, July 9 at 1:53 p.m.: This story initially said the import feature works on both Android and iOS. It appears to be working only on Android right now.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
15 crazy old phones from a Korean museum (pictures)
10 gloriously geeky highlights from 2014 (pictures)
2015.5 Volvo XC60: updated tech, understated design
Busted! CNET readers show us their broken devices (pictures)
Take a closer look at the BlackBerry Classic (pictures)