Yahoo-acquired task-management app Astrid shuts down on August 5

Yahoo purchased task-management service Astrid in May. Upon joining Yahoo, Astrid’s Jon Paris could only guarantee the survival of the program for 90 days. Unfortunately for its users, the brand won’t last longer than that, as Yahoo has announced that Astrid will be closing on August 5.

The news comes by way of an email to Astrid’s users. In it, Paris thanks the company’s fans for their support.

“First off, we want to sincerely thank you for being an Astrid user over the years,” writes Paris. “Your support every step of the way has meant the world to us. As of August 5, 2013, we will be closing the Astrid service.

“We know that a transition can be tough, but we want to make it as easy as possible for you. Please go to this link: to download your data.

“When we built Astrid, we sought to help as many people as possible become happier, healthier and more productive – and we certainly hope we helped you. Thank you again for your support.”

Once users have exported their data from Astrid, it can be imported into programs including Wrike, Wunderlist, Sandglaz and

Astrid was released as a free app on web browsers, iOS and Android. Additional features could be unlocked via a monthly or yearly subscription. Yahoo previously offered refunds to annual subscription holders.

[H/T Engadget]