Astrid sent out an e-mail newsletter stating that its service will come to a close on August 5, 2013. Whether it's to-do lists, movies you want to see, or the details of a project, you'll probably want to save them before the service shuts down. Luckily, Astrid has teamed up with several other project management companies to make the transition simple. One such company is 6Wunderkinder, the creators of Wunderlist.
Although Wunderlist doesn't look much like Astrid, it does offer a lot of similar features. You can make notes on tasks, create lists with check boxes, and even set reminders. And to save you time updating your list from only one device, Wunderlist is available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and the Web. Here's the quick steps for relocating your Astrid data:
Unfortunately, most of the services that Astrid suggests in its farewell e-mail do not import directly through their respective apps (at the time of this post). Any.Do is an exception, allowing you to import through the settings menu.
You can log in to Astrid with Facebook if you connected it to your account, or with a standard e-mail and password.
Wunderlist will then display the number of lists and to-dos that are still on your Astrid account. Click Next step.
You will need to either sign up for a Wunderlist account, or enter the credentials for an existing one. After logging in, click the Import my Lists Now button. When the import to Wunderlist is complete, you'll receive a notification e-mail.
If you try out Wunderlist and it doesn't suit your fancy, check out Any.Do, Wrike, or Sandglaz instead.
Have a task management app you prefer? Share it in the comments.