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.
Jon Paris & the Astrid Team
Source: Talk Android