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Things 3

By Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG

Editors’ Choice

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Meet the all-new Things! A complete rethinking of the original, award-winning task manager – with a perfect balance between simplicity and power, incredible new features, delightful interactions, and a timeless new design.



If you’re new to Things, this is the basic workflow:

1. Collect Your Thoughts
Get things off your mind quickly: no matter what app you’re in, a keyboard shortcut instantly reveals Quick Entry. Type your thoughts and save them to the Inbox. Or just talk to Siri on any device (“Remind me to...”) and import from Reminders.

2. Get Organized
Create a project for each of your goals, then add the steps to reach them. For clarity, add structure with headings. Then group your projects by areas of responsibility, such as “Family”, “Work”, or “Health”. Review these regularly to stay on top of things.

3. Plan Your Time
See your calendar events alongside your to-dos and plan your time effectively. Create repeating to-dos for things you do every few days, weeks, or months – Things will remind you on the right day.

4. Make the Most of Your Day
Every morning, grab a coffee and prepare your list for “Today”: review previously planned to-dos and make quick decisions on what to tackle. Pick some more steps from your projects and then get going. The Today list is the only place you’ll need to look for the rest of the day.

5. Customize Your Workflow
Use tags to categorize your to-dos or add context. For example, tag places like “Office” or “Home”, or tag all your “Errands”, or everything you’re working on with “Kate”. You can easily find everything you’ve tagged via filtering or search.


1. It stays out of your way.
As you start using Things, you’ll quickly notice how seamlessly all the features fit together to give you an uncluttered, focused experience. There are no unnecessary frills. No pointless gimmicks or useless controls. In fact, you’ll hardly notice the app – it’s just you and your to-dos.

2. Everything revolves around your to-dos.
In Things, each of your to-dos are special. In a list, they simply show a checkbox and the title of your to-do. But when you open them, they extend into a beautiful white piece of paper that’s ready to hold your thoughts. Additional details (checklists, tags, reminders, deadline) are nicely tucked away in the corner until you need them.

3. It’s got a touch of magic.
Things removes friction in magical ways. As an example, take Type Travel, a remarkable new way to navigate your lists. You just start typing where you want to go – the name of any project, area, or to-do – and instantly you’re transported there. Or look at the Natural Date Input – just type “Tom(orrow)”, “Sat(urday)”, “in fou(r days)”, “Au(gust 1)”., and it will jump to all the right conclusions.

4. It’s got all the power of macOS.
Things is fully integrated with all the latest macOS technologies: Touch Bar, Today Widget, Calendars, Siri & Reminders, Share Extension, Handoff, and AppleScript.

5. And much more...
Everyone’s got their favorite feature, it’s impossible to list them all. See what our users love about Things – visit our website at:


This is a truly incredible update, with dozens of powerful new features. See the “What’s New” section below for a full list.


Get Things for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch and stay productive on the go (sold separately). The apps all stay updated via Things Cloud – the push sync service that we custom-built for Things.


If you have any questions, or run into any trouble – please contact us. We provide world-class, professional support for Things, and we’ll be glad to help you.

A fully-functional 14-day trial is available on our website:

What's New in Version 3.0.3

—— New in 3.0.3 ——

• In addition to OmniFocus and Wunderlist, you can now import from Todoist – go to File > Import.
• Fixed an issue that prevented the OmniFocus import script from importing deferred projects.
• We now hide Calendar events that have been declined.
• Improved the user experience when expanding a to-do below an already-expanded to-do.
• We now block the setting of reserved keys as shortcuts in the tag management window.
• Improved performance when dragging an email into a to-do’s notes to create a link.
• Fixed an issue where the File menu command for “New Heading with Selection” didn’t work (hold down Option to see it).
• Fixed an issue where the main window could appear inactive when the Jump Start or Quick Entry popovers were visible.
• Fixed some AppleScript issues.
• Fixed several crashes.

—— New in 3.0.0 ——

How it looks, how it works, and how it feels – Things has been completely redesigned, with more clarity, improved workflows, better structure, and delightful animations. It’s a to-do list like no other.

It’s so much easier to handle your projects now that you can break them up with headings. Use them to create categories, milestones, or whatever you need – just give each one a name and drag your to-dos underneath. Instantly you’ve got a nice, clean structure for your list, and the plan becomes perfectly clear.

Some things take several steps to complete but don’t require a full-blown project. Now you can use Checklists to break down the finer details of a to-do. Use them for shopping lists, when packing your bag for a trip, or to detail a process at work so you won’t miss a critical step.

Display calendar events alongside your to-dos and stay on top of your schedule. They will show at the top of your Today list, and for each day in Upcoming, where you plan the week ahead.

Once you’ve made your plan, the Today list is your go-to place for all daily activities. Calendar events now display at the top, giving an outline of your schedule. Your to-dos follow, with a discrete section at the bottom called This Evening for things you’ll get to later in the day.

Plan your week ahead with the new Upcoming list. It shows everything on your agenda for the coming days: scheduled to-dos, repeating to-dos, deadlines, and calendar events. A quick peek at this list is all it takes to stay on top of your schedule.

Working with dates is super easy with the new Jump Start date selector. Use it to quickly put to-dos in your Today list, schedule them for later, or put them on hold in Someday.

Jump Start has a magical ingredient: Natural Language Recognition. It smartly detects what you’re typing to work out what you mean... “Tom(orrow)”, “Sat(urday)”, “in fou(r days)”, “Au(gust 1)”. As you can see, it jumps to all the right conclusions.

One of Things’ most-requested features is now here: time-based reminders! You can add a reminder by typing (natural language recognition), or just speak to Siri. For those to-dos you absolutely cannot miss, reminders will give you peace of mind.

Search and navigation in Things is now extremely fast, with Type Travel. All you need to do is start typing – the name of a list, to-do, or tag – and instantly you’re taken there. It’s magic!

Collapse your sidebar with a two-finger swipe to cut out distractions and focus on your work. This is great when you’re working in Split View, or if you just need more room on your screen.

You can now open multiple projects in their own windows and drag to-dos back and forth between them to organize with ease. Or use them across multiple displays, desktop spaces, or split views – whatever suits your personal workflow.

Visit our website to see all that’s new:


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Customer Reviews

5 stars on iOS -3 stars on macOS

5 stars on iOS but 3 stars on macOS — why?
You get nearly all the same amazing features on iOS, but they have decided to quadruple the price for the Mac version — that’s not cool; It seems to me they're just playing the market and deciding what they *can* get, not what they should charge fairly. I ended up paying it because I want the same amazing product on my Mac and iPhone — and if I wanted it I really had no choice. But $39 for a task manager is just not acceptable to me in this day and age. If the price had been $29 I would not be feeling like this, but if they’re gonna charge $39, that just crosses a line for me — they would need to add more features unique to the Mac that are REALLY worth it. I find myself regretting getting the Mac version, because I do 90% of my task management on my iPhone, and Things on iOS is amazingly efficient, beautiful and powerful. In short, if you have the money to burn, go for it — otherwise I’d get the iOS app first and use that for a while before determining if you *really* need the Mac app.

Perfection. Easily worth the money.

I have tried all the todo apps you can think of, and Things has always been the best. As a user of Things 2 since 2014, I have been eagerly awaiting Things 3. It is everything I hoped for and more. It has all of the features that made v2 great, as well as some new ones that make it much better.

The main concept is still wonderful, the Today list. You pick the tasks you want to complete today, drag them in any order, and go about your day. It works great, always has and always will. The Scheduled list in Things 3 has become Upcoming, in which you can actually plan your days ahead for the next week as well as the future months and years. It works great, as in Things 2 you couldn’t set the specific order of what you wanted to do the next day. Similarly, the Next list has become Anytime, which also works well.

Projects have received a major overhaul that greatly increases productivity. The nice little progress indicator circles are a great addition, as well as the inclusion of Headings, to group your todos in any way you want inside a project.

Finally, the main aspect of Things 2 that I didn’t like was the lack of reminders, which is now included in Things 3! It works wonderfully.

To conclude, this is a great app and I would recommend it to anybody.

2 visual tweaks...

I dislike how the new app takes up more screen space. In the list itself theres a ton of unused whitespace as unnessesary padding, the font is larger and theres more space between tasks. They should have a more compact option in the preferences.
The other design issue is that the “checked off” tasks get a bright blue box next to them. This visually brings More attention to the tasks that are already finished. A blue dot to the left typically signifies “unread” in most email apps and acts as a way of reminding the user there is something that needs to be looked at. The previous Things app grayed out the entire task, having it fade into the background, allowing you to focus more on the Unfinished tasks.

I really hope they change these aspects because other than that it seems like theyve added a lot of functionality.

Things 3
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.3
  • Size: 12.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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