Wunderlist founder Christian Reber has offered to buy back the popular task management app from Microsoft to prevent it from being closed. "Still sad Microsoft wants to close Wunderlist, although people still like it and use it," says Reber on Twitter. "I mean it, Satya Nadella and Marcus Ash, please let me buy it back. Keep the team and focus on Microsoft To-Do, and no one will be angry for not closing Wunderlist."
Microsoft bought Wunderlist back for the first time in 2015, for a rumor price between $ 100 million and $ 200 million. The software giant has since launched its own Microsoft To-Do app and it is clear that the acquisition of Wunderlist has been complicated. Wunderlist & # 39; s API runs on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft decided to rewrite everything instead of trying to transfer it directly to Azure.
Although Wunderlist is still functional, Microsoft has said it plans to close the app as soon as all functions are available in Microsoft To-Do. It is not exactly clear when that will happen, but Reber does not want it to happen at all. He has confirmed that it is a & # 39; serious offer & # 39; , but there is no sign that Microsoft is even willing to entertain the offer.