Yahoo Acquires Astrid Task Management App

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News Posted: Wed, May 1 2013 9:34 PM
How do you make a serious splash? You either invent something amazing, or you acquire something that you believe to be amazing. Yahoo has been on a serious spending spree of late, recently picking up Summly and now plunking down for Astrid. Astrid is a fairly popular app that aims to help people become "happier, healthier and more productive."


The app maker is claiming that things will remain the same for the next 90 days, but it's unlikely that the service will remain alive beyond that. Instead, Yahoo is apt to roll its services into Yahoo mobile products. Around four million people currently use Astrid, but it's about to be introduced to even more. In a nutshell, Astrid is a task management app, so it's unclear what part of Yahoo's mobile strategy this taps into. We suspect we'll find out soon enough, though.
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This is so dumb. Keep it alive and when your service launches, convince the user base! That simple.

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HimaliG replied on Tue, May 7 2013 7:50 AM

Another simple tool you can also try out is Brightpod ( http://brightpod.com ) , a task management app specifically for marketing teams. It takes the entire campaign planning & collaboration online so you don't miss anything.

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dgthemuse replied on Wed, May 15 2013 8:57 AM

Whether they really decide to shut it down or not - it's not yet certain. But to make sure your tasks are safe no matter what, you can import them into Wrike and continue working on them either in the web version, or the free mobile apps. There's a free version, which might be one more reason to see it as a good alternative ;) If you're interested, you can discover all the details about the import here: http://www.wrike.com/blog/05/13/2013/Shout-Out-Astrid-Users-Wrike-New-Home-Your-Tasks

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