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Astrid acquired by Yahoo!

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Astrid logoRemember my review of Astrid Tasks last week? Well, my timing may have been lousy. Astrid announced on their blog today that they’ve been acquired by Yahoo!, and it’s an ominous announcement.

Here are the two ominous parts:

Over the next 90 days, Astrid will continue to work as is, and we will no longer be accepting new premium subscriptions. To make future changes as easy as possible, we’ll be in touch with users shortly to share how to download data.

and

*Note: Yahoo! will be administering refunds to eligible users who have paid for annual subscriptions, Power-Pack and Locale Plugins.

I didn’t like the sound of any of that. I may be reading it wrong, but it sounds to me like the app I’ve grown to love and rely on is going to either 1) go away completely or 2) be significantly changed. Option #2 could be good if the changes are positive, but it could also change everything I like about the app.

And Yahoo! administering refunds indicates those services, at least, will be going away. I’m not a premium subscriber, so I’m not directly concerned about that, but putting everything together makes a grim picture.

I think I’m going to be spending the next 90 days looking for an alternative. Any suggestions?

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  • Dan

    I would recommend checking out Gtdagenda for an online GTD manager.

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web version, and Android and iPhone apps.

  • http://www.wrike.com Dasha Golubeva

    I’d suggest you to take a look at Wrike (www.wrike.com), as we’ve just added an importer for Astrid task. Our web version and mobile apps can help you organize both personal tasks and shared work.