Things 3

Things 3

By Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG

Score: 5
From 13,986 Ratings


*** APPLE DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2017 *** 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. 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 with Things’ action extension – it lets you create to-dos from other apps. 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. Take the new Magic Plus Button that lets you insert to-dos at any place in a list – simply via drag and drop. Or the ease at which you can multi-select and operate on many to-dos at once. Or the natural language date parser: just type “tomorrow”, “in 4 days", or “next Wednesday", and it will jump to all the right conclusions. 4. It’s got all the power of iOS. Things is fully integrated with all the latest iOS technologies: Apple Watch, Calendars, Siri & Reminders, Today Widget, Quick Actions, Action Extension, Handoff, and Notifications. 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: 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. THINGS FOR ALL YOUR DEVICES Get Things for Mac and iPad to enjoy the full power of Things across your devices (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.



  • Almost perfect

    By cr0ss_fire
    I love this app, although I think it could use just one more feature: an option to set a reminder days before the due dates. This app is more of a calendar app, in my opinion. It would be nice if the option was there so I can be reminded of what’s due days before it’s due date rather than hours before. I paid $10 for a tasking app, not a calendar app. Please fix.
  • Favorite App On My Phone

    By Pceriksen
    Amazing App! I was using Evernote for years as my todo list. This blows it away and truly transformed my daily effectiveness.
  • Good but not obvious how to set repeat reminders

    By User23834847335356
    It took me forever (and a message from developers) to realize that setting repeat reminders is in a different screen/menu than where you set the date and reminder normally. Honestly not the best design. Otherwise very nice app.
  • New feature please and bug found

    By billym92
    Needs a Siri shortcut for adding New Project or New Areas. I found a bug today that might be reproducible on other devices. Logbook>select>select multiples>set tags>manage tags>delete tag ... causes manage tags pop up to force close after hitting delete on “delete tag” pop up box.
  • Random duplicates appear

    By flyingsnowball
    Nice app apart from random duplicates appearing. Not a huge deal, but I would not trust it for serious things.
  • Helpful

    By junee5
    I’ve been using Things for awhile now. I use it in a minimal way, but syncing across devices and tagging keep it as my main todo app.
  • Upgrade the Share Sheet … or Else

    By Timm27
    I feel bad doing this. I’m so sorry Cultured Code. But I’ve got to, to try to get your attention! +5 stars for Things 3 -4 for the iOS share sheet extension The extension is overdue for an overhaul. Its simplicity may appear endearing, but is in fact the single biggest inhibitor and bottleneck to streamlining my productivity. I use the share sheet daily — from Safari, from Spark emails, from social media, from anywhere it’s available. Things diligently swallows every random detail of life I throw at it. But with the share sheet, I can’t schedule it; I can’t give it a deadline; I can’t tag it; I can’t categorize it. I literally can’t do a single Things function with the Things extension! It begs the question of why I’m still even using Things?! Because there’s no superior alternative answer we all know that. That’s why my “or else” is simply to suffer the perpetual, compounding decline to my productivity. Since I can’t do a single Things thing with the extension, I have to go completely out of the way of whatever flow I’m in, open Things, find it in the Inbox full of other things I didn’t bother to organize because the extension is incomplete, do what I needed to do the in the first place when I hit the Share button, then dive back into my flow and pick up where I left off. Talk about iOS multitasking-multiswitching hell. Or not. Which is why my Inbox is loaded with hundreds of things I didn’t care to break my flow to address. It would be nice if my weekly review were more robust, but it’s not. There’s just this overwhelming Inbox of things that needed put in their place ages ago. The second I add something to Things is the second I need Things to allow me to harness its power. Not later, not elsewhere — right there when I’m in my workflow. Otherwise what’s the point? Sometimes I break down, copy a link, open Things, paste it and organize, then pick up where I was. Because let’s face it, it’s almost as if Things doesn’t have an extension. Right now it’s just a funnel into productivity’s worst no-man’s land, the dreaded overflowing, overwhelming Inbox. Things’ extension completely undermines Things itself. I’m not switching. My only option is to suffer. But after sharing hundreds, borderline thousands of things to Things … Cultured Code, you’re going to suffer with me. When I submitted feedback a couple years ago I vaguely remember something about iOS limitations. I can’t buy that. I’ve seen better share sheet extensions with more functionality for most apps. Have the dignity to find a way or take it away, because every time it’s available to the user, you’re having us shoot your values and our values alike, in the foot.
  • Slowed down

    By BCNC111
    Over the last 2 months the app has had a 15 second delay when opening. Every time. Not ideal when you’re trying to leave a task and close it out.
  • The last time I’ll switch to-do list apps

    By fishmat
    If you find yourself switching between personal to-do list apps often because nothing feels “quite right”, you should try Things 3. It has completely replaced and simplified my Trello process, which I had relied on religiously for the last two years, but never felt perfect. Things keeps me focused on what I want to be focused on while integrating with my behemoth catch-all list, but without overwhelming me like looking at all my Trello cards did. Seamless integration with iCal calendars was not something I was looking for, but now wouldn’t want to live without. I would spend 10x what I paid for this app, it’s that spot-on in terms of flexibility and reliability.
  • Best To Do List ever

    By CBMann
    I have been searching for an App like this for years Works like “Apple” Syncs with iPhone programs Most importantly Transfers To Dos perfectly to the day they need to be attended to and moves stuff forward from yesterday that was not done Thank you Only a couple days into the app I love it and am recommending to everyone We all need this app