Microsoft confirms it has acquired 6Wunderkinder and its Wunderlist app

Microsoft has finally confirmed that it has acquired the German-based company 6Wunderkinder and its popular mobile "to-do list" app Wunderlist. While the specific financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, a previous report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Microsoft paid between $100 to $200 million for 6Wunderkinder.

In a blog post, Eran Megiddo. Microsoft's General Manager for OneNote, stated:

"The addition of Wunderlist to the Microsoft product portfolio fits squarely with our ambition to reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Building on momentum for Microsoft Office, OneNote and Skype for Business, as well as the recent Sunrise and Acompli acquisitions, it further demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to delivering market leading mobile apps across the platforms and devices our customers use – for mail, calendaring, messaging, notes and now tasks."

Christian Reber, the founder and CEO of 6Wunderkinder, confirmed that he will continue to lead the Wunderlist development team in its Berlin home office. He added:

"Over the next few months as Wunderlist becomes a part of the Microsoft family, we'll introduce a host of new features, continue growing the ecosystem of partner integrations and progress in delivering Wunderlist to billions of people. We are excited and can't wait to share with you what we have been working on–watch this space!"

Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab), Wunderlist

John Callaham
  • Maybe now they can implement better the way Wunderlist works on Android Wear...
  • Maybe now they'll implement something that is not copied from iOS 4 design.
  • Do the employees get any of that money? Posted via Android Central App
  • Why would you expect that?
  • I just hope Microsoft don't ruin a great app. Not sure what I think of this deal yet Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't worry too much. Microsoft tends to be good to Android and iOS app makers. It's not like they'll make this a Windows Phone exclusive.
  • That's very true! It's a great app, and a great deal for the team who've worked very hard over the years. Be nice to allow it just get better & better, rather than swallow it up into something else Posted via the Android Central App
  • I love OneNote, and if this helps improve that product in any way then kudos to Redmond.
  • +1 -- RCA Voyager
  • Does this have any use for consumers, or is it just for business users? Posted via the Android Central App