Learn How To Use Wunderlist from Your Terminal

Wunderlist is one of the world’s most popular to-do apps but surprisingly, it presently doesn’t offer a native Linux app since its development was discontinued in 2011 and Microsoft went on to buy the service.

But don’t feel bad just yet because we have a good alternative for you – Wunderline; a CLI Wunderlist App


With Wunderline you can use the terminal to organize your tasks and to-dos on Wunderlist via text-based input alone.

The third-party command-line interface was created by Next based on Node.js and Node Package Manager (NPM) so tt works anywhere that NPM does.

You will need to own a Wunderlist account (which is free) and you go through some app authentication hoops to get an Access Token and Client ID.

Installing Wunderline on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Firstly, install the source for Node.js (i.e. assuming you don’t already have it) by running the following command:

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo -E bash -

Secondly, install the latest nodejs package:

sudo apt install nodejs

Lastly, proceed to install Wunderline:

npm install -g wunderline

Once installed you will need to log in. Run the app with the command below:

wunderline auth

and then enter your Client ID and Access Token from earlier.


Check out an exhaustive list of Wunderline commands, e.g., add task, remove task, starred, view by date, etc., and their usage on the npm package page, the Wunderline website and the GitHub project page.

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Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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