Microsoft acquires 6Wunderkinder the ones behind Wunderlist

Microsoft to expand its portfolio of mobile apps with the acquisition of 6Wunderkinder, the company behind the Wunderlist to-do list app.

Wunderlist app from Microsoft

In Windows 10, Microsoft is going back to basic: building software, and that includes not only creating new software but also buying other companies to expand the portfolio of apps. According to The Wall Street Journal, the software giant may have just agreed to purchase 6Wonderkinder GmbH, which is a German startup known for the Wunderlist to-do list app that is available for Windows, iOS, Android, and on the web.

According to sources familiar with the plan, Microsoft is paying somewhere between $100 to $200 million to acquire the company, and the acquisition is a new effort to add more apps to its line of mobile apps.

Recently, the company began offering Office mobile for free across platforms and purchased two companies that are known to build mobile apps. Acompli is a company that makes mobile email applications, which Microsoft rebranded as Outlook for mobile. And Sunrise Atelier, Inc., which is the group behind the popular Sunrise mobile calendar app.

While the information about the new acquisition is credible, Microsoft has yet to officially announce the purchase of 6Wonderkinder.

OneNote offers somewhat similar functionalities to the Wunderlist app. As such, it’s still unclear the plans for this app, as Microsoft could, on one hand, keep the app as is, or it could bring the features of the to-do list app to OneNote to enhance the product.

Update: Microsoft has confirmed that it has acquired 6Wonderlist, the company behind the popular to-do list app Wunderlist. The company made the announcement on June 2nd on The Official Microsoft Blog. For more info, check out the announcement here and the press release of 6Wunderkinder.

Source The Wall Street Journal via Neowin

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