Astrid – To Do App is Shutting Down on Aug 5th 2013


Was just shocked when i saw the mail from Jon Paris & the Astrid team as below

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.

Astrid, my fav app to keep track of all my Shared Tasks, To-Do List, Reminders on my Android phone & Web..

Export your Astrid Data

How to download the data from Astrid… Please go to this link:

Here you export all of your Astrid data. The process can take over ten minutes depending on the amount of data and number of requested exports. Once done, then you will receive a file via email through which you have registered..

Once you have your data, you check out one of these below mentioned applications. They will allow you to easily import your data, so you can pick up where you left off:

Some more alternatives to Astrid are

I was expecting a lot of improvisation in the features, design after the acquisition by Yahoo but heard news of winding down..

I will miss Astrid for sure..

15 thoughts on “Astrid – To Do App is Shutting Down on Aug 5th 2013

  1. 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: 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

  2. It was so heartbreaking for Astrid to close [I still have the app installed on my phone :( ] . It’s like my girlfriend just woke up in the middle of the night and left….these other replacements arent cutting it for me. Ahh well as they say time heals all….

  3. So what will you guys actually start using now? The suggestions Astrid made seem pretty lame to me. I was thinking either Remember the Milk or But RTM seems pretty outdated and doesn’t have repeating tasks (and no one seems to be doing anything about it), which is pretty crucial for me. I also came across Tasknik, which is obviously still developing (it says that it’s Alpha version), but it already has a lot of features and it keeps improving. I’ve been keeping an eye on it now for a couple of weeks (well, since I got the notification from Astrid), and a lot has changed, so I think I’m giving it a shot. Oh, and it even has actual task dependencies (I can set task A preceding task B), which I don’t think I have ever seen with any of the existing to-do apps so far.

  4. Yeah well it just shows that Yahoo is looking to be like Google, who have a strong track record of walking away from popular apps, or just letting them fade away with inadequate development. It seems that Yahoo wanted the development team but doesn’t want the product and its user base to migrate to Yahoo, Strange but why expect good sense and consideration from the evil empire.

    • Yes Chris.. it seems like they just need the development team & the founder… Astrid is an brilliant app but they just killed it after just 2 months of its acquisition..

  5. Astrid is my most-powerful tool for my daily live. I love it! I’m power-using it, and it would break my heart if this great service stops. What have I to do to avoid this? Who wants to have my money to keep astrid alive? Very sad….


    • I was thinking that Yahoo will integrate Astrid to Yahoo Mail as a feature & improve it.. Really didn’t understand what made Yahoo to kill Astrid.. why did they acquire..?? There is no point for acquisition..

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