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Things 3

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.



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.

What's New in Version 3.1.5

—— New in 3.1.5 ——

• We now support opening new windows via AppleScript on macOS.
• Made some improvements for the Todoist importer.
• Made some improvements to the natural language date parser for the Chinese localization.
• Fixed an issue which prevented setting a to-do’s start date to the same date as its deadline.
• Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the Where button inside to-dos to display an incorrect state.
• Fixed an issue where dragging a Someday item with a deadline wouldn’t work correctly.
• Fixed an issue where repeating to-dos might have a distant future deadline after the repeating template was stopped.

—— New in 3.0 ——

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

Things 3 is really good.

I have been watching Things since the first. I’m a big productivity guy and am always moving to the best task manager out there. I have pretty much tried them all. In the past, I didn’t like Things. I’d play with it and it wasn’t easy or intuitive. Like so many others it was for people who want to fiddle with their tasks rather than get things done.

When Things 3 came along, I was blown away. Now I’ve never paid so much for an app… $50 for desktop and $10 for phone and I’ve never doubted my purchase. I don’t think that there is a better app out there at the moment and this is one of the very few to do lists that has actually made me more productive and organized.

Currently it’s the hub of my computing world. I have everything from my kids events, my to do’s of every sort and even notes on future books and other projects.

Lastly, their support has been STELLAR. I’ve written them several times with suggestions and requests (as I’m a software designer) and each an every time I recieve a kind and well thought out answer in response. It felt great.

Of the almost 100 to do list apps I’ve tried on phone and desktop. Things 3 has done the very best job of giving me power without making it fiddly and over complicated.

Not a change for the better

I've been a Things user since the beginning, and purchased Things 3 as soon as it was available. I tried my best to make Things 3 work for me, but today reverted to Things 2.

Things 3 is certainly 'pretty', but I feel that this beautification came at the expense of ease of use. Why does it need to waste so much screen space? Do I need a big 'Today' header on the list when I already have 'Today' selected in the sidebar? Why do I need to look at a list of empty days in the 'Upcoming' view if there is nothing scheduled for those days? Why did the ability to change to a smaller font size disappear? Why is the sidebar cluttered up with a list of areas that could be hidden in the previous version?

There is plenty of nice new functionality in Things 3, but the only thing I found personally useful was the ability to add checklists to an item. At the same time, I lost functionality I used all the time, like the ability to move an item to Today with one click, change the font size, use Spotlight to find a particular to-do, filter items to find those with a due date, or filter items by to find ones that needed to be tagged.

Things 2 won't be getting any updates, but it's a 64-bit app that will continue to work for me for the foreseeable future, while I continue to follow Things 3 and hope that lost features and functionality eventually return.

What happened?

I have been a big Things2 user for a while and have upgraded to Things3. The UX is definitely nicer and I like a lot of the new features. However, the new Mac version is a memory hog (it normally takes up 2GB!) and the app version is super slow (5-6 seconds to open). I have sent multiple emails to support and they do not respond. If you can still get Things2, get it. Otherwise maybe wait a few months utnil they work the kinks out on this one.

Things 3
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.5
  • Size: 11.8 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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