December 22, 2014

Start your back-ups! Astrid will officially shut down this August

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If you remember, Yahoo! purchased Astrid (the task management service) back in May, and we had reported that Yahoo! didn’t plan on keeping the service around. Well folks, it looks like they have made that plan official, as Yahoo! announced over the weekend that they will be shutting down Astrid on August 5th.

We are sure there will be quite a few unhappy users over the next few weeks, as the Astrid app has become very popular (over 4 million downloads to date.) Let us know, are any of you Astrid users? With so many other back-up options like Wrike, Wunderlist, and Sandglaz, what are your future plans? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

 

Astrid Winding Down

First off, we want to sincerely thank you for being an Astrid user over the years. Your support every step of the way has meant the world to us. As of August 5, 2013, we will be closing the Astrid service.
We know that a transition can be tough, but we want to make it as easy as possible for you. Please go to this link: astrid.com/home/export to download your data.
Once you have your data, we recommend you check out one of these applications. They will allow you to easily import your data, so you can pick up where you left off: Wrike, Wunderlist, Sandglaz, and Any.do.
When we built Astrid, we sought to help as many people as possible become happier, healthier and more productive – and we certainly hope we helped you. Thank you again for your support.
Best regards,
Jon Paris & the Astrid Team

 

 

Source: Talk Android



  • Ray Sussman

    This is BS man! I’ve been early adopter of many android apps since I purchased the G1! I’ve watched them grow into incredible productive tools, and so do larger companies too I imagine. Every time I hear a story like this I’m reminded of “Tommy Boy” when Ray Zalinsky says “Why do I want the company when all I want is the god damn box!” Astrid was an amazing tool for me I could put all my tasks in through their website and update via phone/tablet! Now your telling me by august I’m outta luck. Does anyone know of a suittable alternative? I’m really mad about this. I can never get too attached to an app because some large company is going to buy it and shut it down!

  • timmyjoe42

    Why buy it just to shut it down? I was expecting them to develop it to be come an integrated Yahoo product.

  • Inha1966