Function and Form: A Review of Wunderlist
We talk a lot at The Daily Saint about productivity apps. Some of it is because I enjoy technology and any productivity edge you can get is worth the money. With the exploding growth of the Android and iOS platforms, there's much to be happy about.
More importantly, many of our readers are folks who are working to blend their daily responsibilities with their faith.
Here are a few of our posts over the years that deal with productivity apps:
- A Look at My To Do Lists
- The Zen of List Keeping
- 6 Months into the iPad Experience
- Getting Things Done: To Do App Smackdown!
While I have used Things for a few months, I miss OTA (over the air) sync as I typically use 2-3 different computers each day. Throw in an iPad and and iPhone and it's critical that whatever app I use can flow from one platform to the next.
Nozbe fits the bill for that and for now, I'm very content with their product line. I am however tempted to beta test a newcomer that everyone will want to take a look at in the coming months.
Wunderlist was built by a German company called 6Wunderkinder. It's truly unique in that it blends both function and form. It feels like a marriage between DropBox and Mac OS. They have downloadable versions for Windows and Mac. They promise an online version in the coming months and already make a terrific set of iOS versions.
Wunderlist syncs over the air and is simple enough to learn in less than 60 seconds. I've been replicating my work on Nozbe with Wunderlist and it works flawlessly. Its speed is a plus and it's simply beautiful to look at. The makers of Things and Omnifocus should be more than a little nervous and I suspect are watching Wunderlist carefully.
Wunderlist even comes with changeable backgrounds, a delightful feature that shows that the developers truly understand the importance of design. To Do attempts this with templates that you can switch out but they're child's play compared to those of Wunderlist.
Did I mention that Wunderlist is 100% free?
Here is a tutorial from LifeHacker that provides a great look at this newcomer.
App Judgment also has a review, with a few criticisms that I think are fair enough.