Install Wunderlist App ‘Wunderlistux’ in Ubuntu 16.04, Elementary OS

Last updated: October 21, 2016


Wunderlistux is an open-source electron wrapper for the free Wunderlist task management software, that is specially designed for Elementary OS.

The app uses the elementary (sic) GTK theme and icons and looks awesome indie in elementary OS Loki. It also works in Ubuntu 16.04 in my test though it lacks application icon.


How to Install Wunderlistux in Ubuntu / Elementary OS (64-bit only):

Download the source (.zip or .tar.gz) from the link below:

Wunderlist release page

Extract and run the executable from the result folder will launch the software:


To install an application shortcut:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to open the source tarball via root:

gksudo file-roller ~/Downloads/wunderlistux-0.0.4-linux-x64.tar.gz

Change the package name “wunderlistux-0.0.4-linux-x64.tar.gz” in the code to yours. And install gksu via command sudo apt install gksu if need.


When the source opens via Archive Manager, do:

  • rename the source folder to wunderlistux
  • extract it to other location -> Computer -> /opt/

So finally you installed Wunderlistux into /opt for global use:


2. Now run command to create a shortcut file:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/wunderlistux.desktop

When the file opens, paste below lines and save it.

[Desktop Entry]


Now you should be able to launch the software from Unity Dash or Application Launcher. Enjoy!

(Optional) If you want to remove Wunderlistux, simply remove the .desktop file and source folder from /opt via command:

sudo rm -rf /opt/wunderlistux && sudo rm -rf /usr/share/applications/wunderlistux.desktop


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2 responses to Install Wunderlist App ‘Wunderlistux’ in Ubuntu 16.04, Elementary OS

  1. Hi,
    The last version includes an AppImage which can be used to just try the without installing it or to actually install it in the system. There is also an install script that does basically what you explained in this post. And now there is a super cool settings panel that allows you to configure windows buttons and themes.
    Thank you very much for sharing!

  2. team, once you have extracted jus execute under

    It will take care of rest