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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.

*** APPLE DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2017 ***


HERE’S HOW THINGS WORKS

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.


HERE’S WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE THINGS

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: thingsapp.com


WHAT’S NEW?

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


STAY PRODUCTIVE ON THE GO

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.


QUESTIONS?

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.

What's New

Version 3.4

Things 3.4 introduces three great new features: Linking to Things, Powerful Automation, and Handover from other apps – all made possible by our brand new Things URLs!

• LINKING TO THINGS
Things now supports a special kind of link (or URL) that starts with “things:”. These links can be used to quickly jump to a to-do or list in Things from other apps. To generate a link on your Mac, right-click any item and choose Share > Copy Link.

• POWERFUL AUTOMATION
Things’ links can also be used to execute a broad range of powerful commands from outside of the app – to create to-dos, show tag filters, perform searches, and so on. See our blog for some ideas on how to use them.

• HANDOVER FROM OTHER APPS
Other apps can now easily send data into Things. For example, the mind mapping app MindNode allows you to brainstorm your ideas and then “hand them over” as a Things project when the time is right. Other developers wanting to export data to Things can easily do so with our open source Swift library.

This release also enables diacritic-insensitive search (i.e., searching for “uber” will also find “über”, “francais” will find “français”, etc.).

See our blog for more information about these new features: ThingsApp.com

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

208 Ratings

208 Ratings

It’s growing on me

uinazi

I was a loyal and satisfied user of Things 2 until I got tired of waiting for updates. When I first tried Things 3, after too many years of waiting (and happily moving off the platform), it seemed like mostly eye candy. Areas still are not well thought out, and the update to the visual presentation now makes common views more confusing than ever. It was a real disappointment. It is very sharp-looking, and has good UX design integrity, but I struggled with suitability for the purpose. But as I’ve stuck my foot in the Things 3 water to try to get real work done, I’ve begun to appreciate how cleanly it works and how efficiently I can use it. I was using 2Do for several months, and it does most of what I want. But it’s quirky, an odd patchwork of too much stuff that has weak design integrity. So I’m always trying to remember how to do THAT because it’s different than how you do THAT. With Things 3 it all hangs together. Checklists are nice. Headings are nice but incompletely implemented. Siri integration is great. There are limitations to the way the Areas/Projects model is displayed… I find it confusing at times and have had to work around it. But it’s my go to app for now… for personal use and for a very complex work environment. So far so good. I hope I won’t have to wait another 3-5 years for needed improvements and bug fixes. And yes it is still way overpriced.

Developer Response

Hi, sorry to hear that. Did you already take a look at our website? We’ve put many powerful new features in the app that we think will make you more productive: Headings, Checklists, Calendar integration, an Upcoming list to plan your week, natural language, date input, slim mode, etc. You can go to thingsapp.com to find out more.

Regarding your specific feature requests:

- Next Actions: Our Anytime list shows you the next 3 to-dos across all your projects and areas, so that's a great place to look.

- Sequential and parallel projects: Indeed, this is a distinction Things does not make – we find the concept too specific and limiting. Instead, you can now use Headings to structure your projects to your needs.

- Waiting for: Tags are a powerful way to adapt Things to your specific workflow, and this is a perfect example. Simply create a “Waiting For” tag, then filter by that tag inside individual lists. Or use Quick Find to see what you're "waiting for" across the entire app.

Things 3 makes you want to use it

Jayson Garrett

I’d tried Things 2, but OmniFocus kept pulling me back. But OmniFocus is so heavy, so… *serious*, that it’s not very approachable. Things 3, however changed all that. Things 3 makes you *want* to dive in. It’s beautiful, thoughtful, and spacious both visually and conceptually. No, it’s not as flexible as OmniFocus, nor as stricly powerful, but which is better: the power tool you don’t use because it intimidates you, or the approachable tool you do use because it’s so well designed? Sure, there are a few things I wish Things 3 did better. Despite the fact that I know they’re intentionally designed to make you not have to rely on them, I wish reminders within Things 3 were at least as flexible as reminders in the standard Reminders app. Also, I wish that projects could contain full-blown subprojects. I know that headings and checklists can accomplish some of this, but sometimes a complex project needs to be broken down into something a bit more structured. But all-in-all, Things 3 has become the tool I use, not just by default or because I don’t mind using it, but because I actually *want* to.

A crowning achievement

phatmann

I worked with David Allen at Actioneer writing To Do apps. I have developed my own To Do apps. I have used dozens of different To Do apps. I understand what makes a To Do app great. It is easy to write a run-of-the mill, database-driven To Do app. To make a great To Do app is so much harder. You have to think about every use case and decide what matters most to your customers. You need to streamline your interface until every move feels natural. You need to support all the different axes a todo can lie on while not overwhelming your customers with choices. With the release of Things 3, the developers have created a To Do app that not only serves its customers needs esquitely well, but inspires them to get all their todos into the system and get things done. It looks beautiful and has a carefully crafted feature set that covers almost any scenario you will encounter. Todos don’t live in a static list per-se, but rather inside of a dynamic system that serves to surface todos at the right moment and the right place. It might take a tad getting used to, but once you dive in you will be rewarded with a more organized life.

Information

Seller
Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
Size
14.9 MB
Category
Productivity
Compatibility
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2008-2018 Cultured Code
Price
$49.99

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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