Astrid shuts down August 5th — how to download your data



When Yahoo initially announced that it had acquired Astrid, the wonderful note-taking application for Android, the company hinted that the service wouldn’t last much longer than a few months thereafter. Well, they’ve reaffirmed that with a statement warning folks that the service will be fully sun-setting on August 5th, 2013.

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.

That’s a bit less than a month from now, which will give you plenty of time to find a new service and download your data. Speaking of downloading your data, Astrid has provided an excellent tool for folks to do just that. The process is simple: just click the link and wait for an email to notify you that your download is ready.

Astrid was even kind enough to suggest users check out some of their competitors, such as WrikeWunderlistSandglaz, and These apps should all import Astrid data with ease, so be sure to give them a try (for what it’s worth, we really like Wunderlist and here). Don’t forget to check out our post detailing some of the replacements you can take your business to. That discussion also continues over at, so don’t be shy and make an account to start participating with the great community discussing task-list apps.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Can someone explain to me why Yahoo – a company that seemingly passed into irrelevance in the last century – thinks that buying and killing a popular product will bring it back into relevance, or do anything but piss off and alienate the products existing user base? As far as I’m concerned, Astrid has gone down hill starting with its 4.0 release – dialogs popping up over what I’m currently doing and interrupting my work flow is very un-Android-like. Being snapped up by Yahoo will only hasten its demise.

  2. Except the tool doesn’t work and there’s nothing that I’ve found as a suitable replacement for Astrid yet. Really, I”m done with Yahoo, any ventures they take, any products they put out…everything.

  3. what’s the logic behind buying an app to kill it?

    1. Buying the developers.

      1. Who will promptly leave for another company….

  4. The app will still work as normal right? I mean I paid for an add-on (to have it work with locale). What type of data do I need to download? :shrug

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