I’m known for making lists. I make grocery lists, house cleaning lists, daily writing lists, birthday lists, favorite candy lists, lists of bands I like and records I need to buy, the list (pardon the pun) goes on. At the same time, I’m not a fan of complicated organization apps. I actually preferred Apple’s Reminders app to anything else. That is, until I came across Wunderlist.
This app is so simple to use it makes you want to create thousands of lists, just so you can check off each item. Users can create multiple lists with subtasks reminders, and notes. You can even share your list with others and collaborate with other Wunderlist users.
The first thing you will need to do is create an account by either entering your email address and creating a password, or logging in through Facebook. Then, you’ll want to either start a new list or use one of the pre-existing ones. If you have a lot of daily tasks, start a “Work” list. To create a list, tap the “Add a list…” tab on the left side of the screen.
Once you’ve created your list, start adding things to it. Tap the command line that reads, “add a new item” and start typing. If you have a task that has a due date, you can access additional features by tapping an item. For example, under the “Write Wunderlist App Review” item, I selected a due date and a reminder. You can also add subtasks if you are working on something that has steps or needs additional work done. There is even a very large note section where you can add practically anything you want. If you are working with others on a particular project, this is a good place to add specific details that need to be followed.
When you’ve completed a task, you can “cross it off” by checking the box next to it. One thing that is lacking with Apple’s Reminders app is the satisfying line drawn through the task when it is completed. It feels so good to see a whole page of crossed out items on a list. Wonderlist lets you see the tasks you’ve finished, complete with a line drawn through it. So beautiful.
There is a companion app for Mac, so you can sync all of your lists immediately on your desktop or laptop and your iPad and iPhone. You can also access your Wunderlist from any Web browser by visiting the company’s website and logging in.
You can share your list with anyone through email, or collaborate with others who have Wunderlist as well. When you share your list, others can add things to it and cross things off so that you are all on the same page when working on a project.
If you don’t like the current theme, you can also change the way your list looks in the settings section. There are 16 different backgrounds to choose from. Unfortunately, you can’t add your own images.
This simple list app is so easy to use that I am giddy with excitement. If you are looking for a simple, yet efficient productivity app for keeping daily tasks organized, Wunderlist will make your dreams come true.
What I liked: Everything about this app is perfect. It is like the developers got inside my head to find out how to make my ideal list app. I love being able to sync between my desktop and mobile devices.
What I didn’t like: Nothing at all.
To Buy or not to Buy: Basically, yes. If you are a list maker, you will love this app. The simplicity and ease of use makes it a must-have for people who don’t have time or patience for the more complex organization apps.
- Name: Wunderlist
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Productivity
- Developer: 6 Wunderkinder
- Price: Free