Get things done! The award-winning Things app helps you plan your day, manage your projects, and make real progress toward your goals.
Best of all, it’s easy to use. Within the hour, you’ll have everything off your mind and neatly organized—from routine tasks to your biggest life goals—and you can start focusing on what matters today.
“Things offers the best combination of design and functionality of any app we tested, with nearly all the features of other power user applications and a delightful interface that never gets in the way of your work.”
—Wirecutter, The New York Times
• Your To-Dos
Your basic building block is the almighty To-Do—each a small step toward a great accomplishment. You can add notes, tag it, schedule it, and break it down into smaller steps.
• Your Projects
Create a Project for any big goal, then add the to-dos to reach it. Use headings to structure your list as you outline your plan. There’s also a place to jot down your notes, and a deadline to keep you on schedule.
• Your Areas
Create an Area for each sphere of your life, such as Work, Family, Finance, and so on. This keeps everything neatly organized, and helps you see the big picture as you set your plans in motion.
• Your Plan
Everything on your schedule is neatly laid out in the Today and Upcoming lists, which show your to-dos and calendar events. Each morning, see what you planned for Today and decide what you want to do. The rest is down to you :)
MORE THINGS TO LOVE
As you dive deeper, you’ll find Things packed with helpful features. Here are just a few:
• Reminders — set a time and Things will remind you.
• Repeaters — automatically repeat to-dos on a schedule you set.
• This Evening — a special place for your evening plans.
• Calendar integration — see your events and to-dos together.
• Tags — categorize your to-dos and quickly filter lists.
• Quick Entry — create to-dos from anywhere, as soon as the thought hits you.
• Quick Find — instantly locate to-dos, headings, or tags.
• Type Travel — jump from list to list with your keyboard; just start typing!
• Widgets — see your lists in Notification Center.
• Mail to Things — forward an email to Things; now it’s a to-do.
• Markdown — structure & style your notes.
• And much more!
MADE FOR MAC
Things is tailored to the Mac with deep system integrations as well. A great example is Quick Entry with Autofill: a shortcut that grabs content from other apps and adds it to Things for you, such as a link to a website or an email you want to get back to.
You can also enjoy a beautiful dark mode at sunset, connect your calendars, enable widgets, use your Mac’s Touch Bar, import from Reminders—Things can do it all! There’s even Shortcuts integration if you want to automate your workflows.
STAY PRODUCTIVE ON THE GO
Things has full-featured apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch as well (sold separately). All your devices sync seamlessly via our free Things Cloud service. It’s great to have everything at your fingertips when you need it!
Made in Stuttgart, with two Apple Design Awards to its name, Things is a fine example of German engineering: designed not only to look fantastic, but to be perfectly functional as well. Every detail is thoughtfully considered, then polished to perfection.
“It’s like the unicorn of productivity tools: deep enough for serious work, surprisingly easy to use, and gorgeous enough to enjoy staring at.”
GET THINGS TODAY
Whatever it is you want to accomplish in life, Things can help you get there. Install the app today and see what you can do!
Visit our website now and get a free 15-day trial for your Mac: thingsapp.com
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We provide professional support and will be glad to help you!
• Fixed a bug where holding down the Option key when clicking a checkbox failed to cancel a to-do.
• Fixed a bug where completing one to-do while editing another would unexpectedly complete the to-do being edited.
• Fixed a bug where commands to edit/remove links would appear in contextual menus of links detected inside a to-do’s checklist.
• Fixed a bug where a window’s contents wouldn’t be restored if the app was relaunched while the Preferences window was open.
• Fixed a bug where swiping with two fingers to collapse the sidebar could trigger the window’s main contents to scroll horizontally.
• Fixed a crash that occured when changing the Next Actions Steps via Anytime’s View menu.
This is our big update for macOS 12 Monterey with two headline features: integration with Apple’s new Shortcuts app for Mac and wide-reaching performance improvements in Things. We’ve also improved support for international keyboards, added time-sensitive notifications, and more.
Things for Mac now has full integration with Apple’s Shortcuts app. Use it to make templates for things you do regularly, create to-dos with pre-filled content, quickly view your lists, and more. Check out our support pages for some tips to get started: thingsapp.com
Any shortcuts you’ve already created on iPhone or iPad will simply work on macOS 12 Monterey once you upgrade.
MAJOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Over the past months we’ve put a ton of work into improving performance. This involved a massive unification of Mac & iOS code and a redefinition of how lists operate under the hood. The resulting speed boost will be most noticeable for those with very large databases and many projects, but the app will be generally snappier for everyone.
There were also a few situations where Things would behave differently on Mac & iOS. As an added benefit, our work on code unification eliminates such quirks, providing a more consistent experience across devices.
INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD SUPPORT
With the release of macOS 12 Monterey and iPadOS 15, keyboard shortcuts can adapt to your specific keyboard layout. Apple’s own apps have adopted this behavior on Mac and iPad, and we’ve now built it into Things.
If you have a US keyboard, your shortcuts won’t change. On non-US layouts, shortcuts involving letters will mostly stay the same. Shortcuts involving special characters will now be easier to type, and some that were previously impossible to use can now be typed for the first time!
To see the new shortcuts for your keyboard layout:
• On Mac, simply browse the app’s menu or go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts.
• On iPad, hold down the Cmd key.
• Widget customization: You can now choose which list the “+” button saves to.
• Time-Sensitive notifications: Things’ notifications always get through, even in a Focus mode, so you never miss anything important.
• Quick Note integration: After viewing one of your lists in Things you can switch to Apple Notes and click the “Add Link” button there.
• Import from Reminders: The new Tags are now imported (if a tag doesn’t exist in Things, it will be created).
• System Services: To-dos and list contents are now passed to the Services menu as text.
Ratings and Reviews
The absolute best of the best
I use Things since it originally came out, and from time to time I've looked at alternatives but nothing comes close. It's such a perfect implementation of Getting Things Done, I simply cannot imagine living without it. It sounds a bit over the top perhaps but it's reduced stress in my life to a great extent. It's such an integral part of my life now, I just know that every day my Today view contains the list of items I have planned to at least look at that day. The interface is so slick and fast, and me being a keyboard junkie have it completely integrated in my muscle memory. The new MarkDown formatting features make it even better than it already was. Every feature is well thought out and implemented with the utmost eye for detail. Like hitting ⌘⇧M to move an item but I can type a part of the project name, then a space and then part of the section name and it files it in the correct section name... so powerful, yet completely out of the way for beginners. Synchronization with the mobile app is lighting fast and super reliable, never had an issue in all those years. This software is as close as perfect as software can be. Please never stop supporting this software!
Only one wish comes to mind: negative filters. In Things you can filter on tags by clicking on it in a list. It would be great to allow for negative filtering (all items that do NOT have that tag), for example by using ⌘-click on that tag.
Gets it done without getting in the way
I use Things to manage tasks for multiple work projects. From the time I began using Things, when I didn't really know what I was doing, the basic functions helped me work more efficiently. As I have needed more from the app and my projects' scopes have grown, the deeper layers are there to be discovered. That's just as a well-designed app should be.
A couple of highlights that I appreciate about Things: the visual density of projects and tasks is calibrated much better than other to-do apps I've used. There's a delicate balance between too sparse (can't take in enough information about tasks at a glance) and too dense (can't process b/c of info overload). I never have these problems with Things. I also appreciate the list of "Upcoming" items as it allows me to assess my priorities and workload at a glance, as well as schedule when I will return to tasks I have put aside.
One small suggestion (and I think this only applies to the iOS version, not the Mac version): I have found that when I am dragging an item designated for a specific day to be under a different heading, I can't just drop it at the top of the list under the different heading and then have the app figure out where to place it. I have to keep scrolling down to the proper sorting place in order to drop it. Dropping it at the top of the heading returns it to its original location, and I have to start over.
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It’s growing on me
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.
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