Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Microsoft’s arsenal of mobile apps just keeps getting more impressive

Microsoft Buys Wunderlist Mobile App

We’ve mentioned this before but Microsoft’s arsenal of mobile apps has become really impressive. The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft added yet another first-rate app to its ranks on Monday by buying German app developer 6Wunderkinder, the company behind popular list-making app Wunderlist. According to the Journal, the deal to buy 6Wunderkinder is worth between $100 million and $200 million.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Microsoft just announced Windows 10’s release date – and pricing has already leaked

For those of you who don’t know, Wunderlist is a fantastic app that will help you organize everything you need to accomplish on a given day, whether it’s doing chores around the house, buying groceries, keeping work appointments and even making sure you catch your favorite TV shows. The Microsoft-owned calendar app Sunrise recently announced integration with Wunderlist, so it’s not surprising that Microsoft has decided to pick it up.

In addition to buying up the companies behind Sunrise and Wunderlist, Microsoft has also been working to develop its own Android apps of its own. Last fall, for instance, it released a trio of promising Android apps: Torque, an Android Wear app that takes away the added step of having to say, “OK Google…” before you give your watch a voice command or ask it a question; Next Lock Screen, which adds more useful information and application shortcuts to your lock screen; and the Journeys & Notes app that lets you take location-based notes of places you’re visiting that can be shared with other people who visit that specific location in the future.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.