Developer: 6 Wunderkinder
Price: Free
Version: 2.0.2
App Reviewed on: iPhone 4S

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Wunderlist 2 is a brand new version of the original Wunderlist app. With more features than before and a completely redesigned interface, it’s hard to pass up on this free to-do app.

To get started, users can either sign up, log in or try it out before committing to using the app. Wunderlist 2 focuses on nothing but lists. There is a sidebar area where users can add lists that they need to stay organized. What’s even better than having a list is collaborating it with friends and colleagues. The app makes it easy to search through contacts, Facebook friends and email addresses to invite friends.

Once a list is created, it’s then time to add to-do items. After adding an item, more details can be entered like setting a due date and a reminder, adding a subtask, or even inputting additional notes.

There are plenty of ways to customize lists to match them to specific needs. For instance, users can determine if new items go to the bottom or top of the list, notification and item completion sounds can be turned on or off, recurring and subtasks are easy to manage, and lists can be edited or deleted easily at any time. Along with desktop versions, there’s also now a Chrome browser extension.

Wunderlist 2’s new design not only makes the app look more elegant, but it also makes it easier to use. There’s newly added support for retina display, and everything is also a lot more organized thanks to the smart lists feature that gets rid of visible filters and hides lists if nothing needs to be seen. Also, don’t worry if the wood grain background looks boring because it can be changed thanks to a creative new background collection.

With all that being said, there’s still room for improvement. For instance, it would be great if there was a way to remove completed tasks officially without having to look at them with a line streaked through and assigning priorities to specific to-dos could improve its functionality. Also, there’s no landscape support and there are still a few bugs that need polished. It seems that maybe more attention was spent on making the app look prettier than more useful so hopefully future updates help move it into the same playing field as its competitors. Especially since it’s been a year since it’s had a total revamp.

Overall, it’s the perfect free app for anyone who needs a good to-do list manager. Whether it’s used to organize solo tasks, plan family vacations, create shopping lists or keep track of work goals, it’s worth exploring. I’ll be keeping Wunderlist 2 on the home screen for a while and can’t wait to check out the desktop version to keep everything synced between devices.

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