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Wunderlist is a cool task manager (to do list) available for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS and Android that supports task synchronization, sharing lists with friends and colleagues and more.

The application is available in the Software Center for Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04, but it's missing for Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10. That's because Wunderlist is not yet compatible with these Ubuntu versions, but it can be manually installed by using some tweaks.

To make it easier to install Wunderlist in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 12.04 Precise Pangolin and 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, I've created a script that does everything you need to run it (for both 32bit and 64bit).

The script creates symbolic links to older versions of some libraries (tweak via  support.wunderlist.com) and for Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10, the archive also comes with some .so files from Ubuntu 11.10, required to run Wunderlist (they will be extracted to the Wunderlist installation folder). Besides getting Wunderlist to work, the script also installs a desktop file so Wunderlist shows up in your menu / Dash and can be pinned to the Unity launcher.

Install Wunderlist and get it to work in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10

1. Firstly, download Wunderlist for Linux:

Then, extract it and copy its folder to /opt. Do not rename the Wunderlist folder or else the script won't work!

If you've extracted Wunderlist into your home directory, you can move the Wunderlist-1.2.4 folder to /opt using the following command:
sudo mv Wunderlist-1.2.4/ /opt/

2. Download our script (archive also includes some .so files for Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10) and extract it:
wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/wunder-0.2.5.tar.gz
tar -xvf wunder-0.2.5.tar.gz

You can also manually download the archive from HERE.

3. Now run the script:

cd ~/wunder

And that's it. Wunderlist should now show up in your menu / Dash and you should be able to run it.

Update March 2nd, 2012: Wunderlist stopped working again in Ubuntu 12.04, so I've updated the script / libs to get it working once again. The appmenu doesn't work anymore though.

Update  September 2012: I've updated the script to work with Ubuntu 12.10 and to get the appmenu to work in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10.

Update December 2012: Linux Mint 14 Nadia support added.

Note: the script has been tested on fresh Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10 installations (Unity). The script tries to install some of Wunderlist's dependencies which should be enough for a fresh Ubuntu install but if you're running Xubuntu, etc., or if you've removed some of the default packages, there might be some dependencies missing.