Things for iPad
By Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
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Things is a delightful and easy to use task manager. It’s the perfect companion for everything you want to achieve in life, offering a great balance between ease of use and powerful features.
**** Updated with full support for iOS 9—including new Slide Over and Split View multi-tasking, and new keyboard shortcuts. ****
“A stylish, simple yet intuitive task manager for the iPad.”, “It makes managing tasks not only easy, but fun.” - Appstorm.com (9/10)
“What’s most striking about the iPad version of Things is that, like the Mac version (which won an Apple Design Award), it presents a stunning interface that could entice even the most disorganized user to, well, get things in order.” - Macworld (4 1/2 mice)
• Featured by Apple as Editors’ Choice in many countries
• Featured by Apple in “New Year, New You”
• Featured by Apple in “Get Stuff Done - Apps for Productive People”
• Featured by Apple in “@work - Apps for Business”
When you start using Things, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to enter and manage your tasks. And with Things’ beautiful interface, task management becomes a delight. But all of this doesn’t come at the expense of power—everything you wish for in a task manager, Things has you covered.
• Today: Decide which tasks you want to do today and put them into your Today list. Throughout the day, come back to this list to check items off. Things will automatically show you due and scheduled items there once their date arrives - so you won’t miss anything important.
• Focus: See what you need to do Today, what’s coming up Next, and what’s Scheduled for later. Put tasks in Someday if you can’t work on them right now, you can always come back to them later.
• Keep organized: Work, Family, Hobby - with Things, everything has its place. Projects and Areas of Responsibility let you master complex tasks and stay on top of your responsibilities in life and work.
• Use Tags to assign contexts, priorities, time – whatever fits your personal workflow. Quickly filter a list to find those tasks which are most relevant now.
• Out of your head, into Things: Enter new ideas the moment they hit you. Adding to-dos is always just a tap away.
• And much more: Create repeating tasks, add due dates, schedule tasks for a later date, review completed tasks in the Logbook, etc.
Things for iPad includes new Slide Over & Split View multi-tasking support; new keyboard shortcuts; a Today Widget in Notification Center for quick access to your to-dos; Handoff support for seamless transition between Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch; an “Add to Things” extension for creating to-dos from other apps; and Push Sync with Background Refresh to keep to-dos up-to-date even while the app isn’t running.
Your to-dos, on all your devices. Things Cloud is a free service that stores your to-dos and updates them quickly & effortlessly across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch (apps sold separately).
We provide world-class, professional support for Things. If you have any issues or questions about the app, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help you: http://things.support
What's New in Version 2.8.6
• Fixed an issue where the Things Cloud switch would appear to be off after restoring from an iCloud backup.
• Minor improvements for sync.
This app is fantastic. I am a todo app connoisseur, and I've tried tens of them. Things stands apart as one of the most polished, pretty, reliable, and well-thought-out app I've tried. Everything is great, but what makes it stand out for me are two aspects in particular: (1) handling of due dates; and (2) handling of repeating tasks.
(1) Most todo apps default to assigning tasks as "due." This does not always make sense conceptually because not everything actually has a deadline. Sure, that paper for school must be done by Monday, but taking out the trash should be done by Monday, it doesn't have to be. This disctinction is important when prioritizing tasks because it allows you to focus on the stuff that you actually have a deadline for. Things embraces this methodology and actually defaults to no due date, allowing you to set due dates for only the tasks that have them.
(2) When dealing with repeating tasks, most todo apps create the new version only after the current one is complete. The downside to this is that if you alter or defer the current one, those changes will perpetuate forever. Things handles repeating tasks totally differently. There is one master task from which copies are made. The copy for the current task can be modified, deleted, deferred, and it doesn't matter because you aren't changing the master copy; those changes are not perpetuated.
Everything else is amazing also. Truly best in class.
The king of task management
My life is full of singular tasks and not multi-step projects. I am presented with “fires” and random tssks throughout the day. Things keeps everything organized. It is simple and complete and works everywhere I need it to. The sync is complete and instant, better than any other cloud syncing out there. I have literally tried every other task manager in the app store and always come back to Things. It is the king and the master of my tasks every day. Thank you for the stability and the “works every time” app that site right on my dock. I use Due if I need an alarm. Things gives me the task list for the day, and I work through it. Tasks that require a time live wither on my calendar or I simply set an alarm with Due.
Great app, glacial development
I keep returning to Things. It is an amazingly powerful and incredible easy-to-use task management system. The syncing service is second-to-none, updating devices within moments of a change.
One insight sets Things apart: "Today" is a state, not a date. You assign "today" status with a single touch, not having to selected a date from a calendar. If I don't finish a task, I can just leave it on the list, no need to drag hit to a different date. (And hey, developers of to-do lists everywhere: If I didn't do a task yesterday, that doesn't make it the most important thing to do today. It's usually just the least important thing yesterday. Stop making it red and flagging it as overdue.)
So why do I "keep returning" to Things, rather from than sticking with it for years? Because it's been years. Great as the program is, development of new versions takes forever. We've been waiting for version 3 since, what, 2013? It's like they are just waiting for the software to evolve on its own.
To summarize: love the app, but frustrated by the lack of progress on new versions.