By Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
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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
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.
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: thingsapp.com
What's New in Version 3.1
—— New in 3.1 ——
• Added support for repeating to-dos inside projects.
• Upgraded the sync schema to support repeating to-dos inside projects. PLEASE NOTE: All devices must be upgraded to the latest version to continue syncing.
• Some improvements for the Natural Language Date Parser (including support for Japanese).
• Added a new warning that items will be deleted from Reminders when importing from Reminders for the first time.
• Fixed an issue when opening file links added to a to-do’s notes via Quick Entry with Autofill.
• Fixed a crash on macOS 10.11 when switching to a project which had a deadline set.
• Fixed a crash on macOS 10.13 when closing windows.
—— New in 3.0 ——
• ALL-NEW DESIGN
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.
• PROJECT HEADINGS
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.
• CALENDAR INTEGRATION
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.
• PLAN YOUR DAY – WITH TODAY AND THIS EVENING
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 – WITH UPCOMING
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.
• JUMP START
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.
• NATURAL LANGUAGE RECOGNITION
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.
• TYPE TRAVEL
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!
• SLIM MODE
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.
• MULTIPLE WINDOWS
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.
• AND MUCH MORE
Visit our website to see all that’s new: thingsapp.com
A well-designed user interface
As a retired software developer, I appreciate a well-designed user interface. “Things 2” had it, and “Things 3” is even better!
The main criterion for a “to-do” list, or any app that you use on a daily basis , is that it has to be easy to use. You have to be able to do what you want to do quickly and conveniently, with no extra steps. Things passes that test with flying colors. There are lots of features, but they never get in the way.
I’ve used Things for years. A few years ago, I read “Getting Things Done” by David Allen, which made me think hard about my work habits. I realized that my daily to-do list was a source of stress as much as a help. “Things” has removed the stress and made it easy to organize my work into projects and areas of responsibility. I now spend a few minutes every day at breakfast to decide what is the next thing that has to be done for each project or area of responsibility, and am I going to do it today or if not, when? I reorganize my Things items accordingly, and then start the day with a workable plan.
Great app - missing features at the price point
I’ve been a huge Things fan for years - back to Things 2. Things 3 is fantastic and welcome fresh face in my workflow.
I totally understand the expensive price point - many other apps (Todoist, Wunderlist) have subscriptions that wind up being more expensive in the long run. I also like being able to pick this up a few years from now and know I don’t have to spend a dime if I want to start using it again.
However, I really would expect to see simple sharing (nothing major here) but I think for an $80 collection of apps I should at least be able to share a grocery list with my wife. This is all I ask and am hoping this will come in the future.
awesome but needs ability to upload/retrieve files from Mac,iOS
I agree with all of the other reviewers that this app is great to use and keeps one organized. However, to make this app truly functional and better than Wunderlist, it’s gotta have the ability to upload, download files on Mac and iOS. Wunderlist has been bought by MSFT and is gonna shut down, and in its place will be MSFT’s To-Do. The new MSFT app is in beta and does not YET support file uploads and downloads. But once it does, I might switch to it for that reason alone. Also, Things 3 needs the ability for users to backup their tasks. Other users are suggesting the ability to share tasks in Things 3. That is something that I’m indifferent about. I’d rather see support for files, and pronto!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jul 03, 2017
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 12.2 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
- © 2008-2017 Cultured Code
Compatibility: OS X 10.11.0 or later, 64-bit processor