How to Install Wunderlist in Ubuntu

Wunderlist is a great to do list app and task manager. It allows you to sync your tasks online and you can access it from various platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android and iPad. However, there seem to be one platform that is missing from the list, and that is our favorite Linux. Sure enough, you can still access it using the Web interface on your browser, but that is a totally experience from a native desktop app. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wunderlist in Ubuntu.

If you are using Ubuntu version prior to 11.10, you can easily install Wunderlist from the Ubuntu Software Center. For Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04:

1. Go to Wunderlist website and download the tar file for Linux.


2. Extract the folder to your Home folder. Open a terminal and type the following:

This will move the Wunderlist folder to the “opt” folder in the root directory.

3. Download the installer script here (or here if the previous link does not work).

4. Extract this tar file to your Home folder. In your terminal, type the following:

If everything goes successfully, you should find Wunderlist in your Application List. Run it and login to your account and you will be able to manage your tasks on your desktop.


Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


  1. Like so many others I can’t get wunderlist to work in my Linux (LinuxMint 13). Plainly your work here is aimed at Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04. Do you happen to know of a procedure that will work with Mint? Thanks.

    1. I don’t use Linux Mint, but since it is based on Ubuntu (Mint 13 is based
      on Ubuntu 12.04), theoretically, the method above should work as well. Have
      you tried it with any success?

  2. Come on guys, really? You’re using Linux and you don’t bother to check things? Mint 13 is basically the same as Ubuntu, so it’s just the checker that’s not working. Open up “wunderinstall” (gedit wunderinstall) and then remove the “exit ;” line.

    Mine has been changed to:

    #only for Oneiric and Precise
    case $(lsb_release -cs) in
    ‘oneiric’ ) dist=oneiric ;;
    ‘precise’ ) dist=precise ;;
    ‘lisa’ ) dist=oneiric ;;
    * )
    echo “This script only supports Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04.”;
    echo “Continuing anyway. Hope we don’t break shit!”;


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