Astrid (application)

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Astrid was a multi-platform to-do list and task management application that was created in San Francisco, CA in 2008.[1] It was identified by the company's octopus icon. The service reminded users of scheduled tasks and was designed for limited integration with Google Calendar. Yahoo! acquired the company on May 1, 2013 and shuttered the Astrid service on August 5, 2013.[2]

History[edit]

In 2008, Tim Su and Jon Paris co-founded Astrid in San Francisco, CA.[3]

In 2011, Astrid attend the AngelPad startup accelerator.[4] Later that year, they raised a seed round of venture capital from Google Ventures having had 1.5 million downloads and 250,000 monthly active users.[5]

In May 2013, Astrid co-founder and CEO Jon Paris announced on the company's blog on May 1 that Yahoo! had acquired Astrid.[6]

In an early July 2013 announcement, the public was made aware of Yahoo's scheduled closure of the task management service Astrid.

Yahoo discontinued the service on August 5, 2013. The team at Astrid supplied its customers with a data export tool and recommended former competitors such as Any.do, Sandglaz, Wrike, and Wunderlist.[2][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Blair, Nancy (August 5, 2013). "Yahoo shutters to-do list app Astrid". USA TODAY.
  2. ^ a b Chris Velazko (6 July 2013). "Yahoo's Recently Acquired Task Tracking Service Astrid Will Go Dark On August 5". TechCrunch. AOL Inc. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  3. ^ Blair, Nancy (August 5, 2013). "Yahoo shutters to-do list app Astrid". USA TODAY.
  4. ^ The Google Start-Up Network: Google Ventures Invests in AngelPad Companies
  5. ^ Now backed by Google, Astrid is thinking big
  6. ^ Jon Paris (1 May 2013). "Yahoo acquires Astrid". Astrid. Astrid. Archived from the original on August 11, 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  7. ^ Blair, Nancy (August 5, 2013). "Yahoo shutters to-do list app Astrid". USA TODAY.