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.
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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.
• Improved launch performance for users without Apple calendars/reminders integration enabled.
• Added Quick Entry with Autofill support for the beta version of the MS Edge web browser.
• Adjusted the date formats used in the When and Deadline fields of expanded to-dos.
• Fixed an issue where to-dos dragged into the Today list would always land at the top.
• Fixed some issues when running System Events scripts from Things’ scripts menu.
• Fixed an issue with pasting links copied from the Twitter app.
• Fixed an issue that caused a long checklist to scroll when clicked.
• Fixed an issue where a pasted rich-text URL would appear twice if the page’s title was also the same URL.
• Fixed an issue where selection could be lost while selecting a group via Shift+Up Arrow in a project.
• Fixed a crash caused by missing fonts on some Macs.
NEW IN 3.12
We’re excited to release Things 3.12 – a big update for our Watch app!
We’ve entirely rebuilt its foundation to allow it to sync and operate without your phone being nearby. We’ve also taken this opportunity to add some often-requested features to the app. For more information about this release, please visit our blog: thingsapp.com
There are no huge changes in this release for Mac, but there’s one great new feature you should know about:
• You can now edit the Tags or Deadlines of collapsed to-dos – even for multiple to-dos at once – by hitting Cmd+Shift+T or D. It’s super convenient :)
Other changes in this release:
• Added Quick Entry with Autofill support for the Microsoft Edge browser.
• Improved some edge cases when pasting content into lists.
• Fixed a crash that could occur in the Things Cloud setup dialog.
• Fixed the behavior of keystrokes (Return, Escape) for confirmation alerts with more than two buttons.
• Many smaller internal improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Developer Response ,
Hi, sorry to hear that. Did you already take a look at our website? We’ve put many powerful new features in the app that we think will make you more productive: Headings, Checklists, Calendar integration, an Upcoming list to plan your week, natural language, date input, slim mode, etc. You can go to thingsapp.com to find out more.
Regarding your specific feature requests:
- Next Actions: Our Anytime list shows you the next 3 to-dos across all your projects and areas, so that's a great place to look.
- Sequential and parallel projects: Indeed, this is a distinction Things does not make – we find the concept too specific and limiting. Instead, you can now use Headings to structure your projects to your needs.
- Waiting for: Tags are a powerful way to adapt Things to your specific workflow, and this is a perfect example. Simply create a “Waiting For” tag, then filter by that tag inside individual lists. Or use Quick Find to see what you're "waiting for" across the entire app.
Things Gets Things Done and more...
Having tried Todoist, Asana and others which proved to be either a longer learning curve or just to complex for a simple guy like me, I decided once more to try out a new app that might serve as a platform for GTD (Getting Things Done by David Allen) and can happily say THIS IS IT!!! Up and running quickly I immediately found it offering so much interactive functions with my calendar and Siri, it quickly both imported my reminders and notes and imported them as well so now everything is in one place, easily accessible in my iMac, MacBook Air and my iPhone with just a command or touch of a button and delightfully simple to use yet complete enough to both capture my thoughts, lists, and projects and organizes them with recognizable headers and easy to move list items to other headers when needed. Has all the “repeatable” functions and more. I have share this with another GTD enthusiast and he has found it just as I have. I do recommend that if you are or are not a GTD practitioner, you check out David Allen’s podcast (EP:1) to get an “under the hood apreciation of what THINGS 3 can do for your life. It is not really a time manager but a “space manager” so you end up with more space in your mind so to speak accomplish the things you want. I know this sounds a bit strange or zen-like, but that is precisely what it is.
Disappointed user who LOVED Things 2
I'm relatively unhappy that Things essentially forced me to upgrate to T3. It feels like ransom for an application I've already paid for and then some. Granted, I use it regularly so I decided to upgrade. Things 3 just makes things more confusing than ever. The workflow for T2 was nearly perfect, sure there were more things it could have benefit from but Things 3 just feels like a cash grab. Basically the same functionality is there, it's moved around, but some of the design choices and the user interface choices having moved a full point upgrade are baffling and unecessary. For example, it's more difficult to move something from your inbox to 'today'. A little complaint granted, but there are many of these new little 'gotchas'. I have yet to see on improvement over T2 that made it worth the money other than the fact that Cloud syncing was about to stop functioning and now you can use darkmode. Whoopee. Yeah, I'm sure there are some other things but it's feeling pretty superfluous. I'd already paid $50 for the app, another $20 for the ipad app, another $10 for the iphone app - now they got me to buy them all all over again with a less friendly interface by discontinuing cloud sync. When when it's just a cash grab coupled a more confusing interface, it's just disappointing. My rating goes from 5 stars for Things 2 (only complaint was the price) to 2 stars for Things 3 - mo' money, mo' confusing.
Developer Response ,
Hey there! Sorry to hear that the transition to Things 3 hasn't been smooth for you, but we hope that as you continue using the app, everything will become as natural to you as it was with Things 2.
You mentioned moving content from the *Inbox* to *Today* – just as with Things 2, you can of course still do this via the same keyboard shortcut CMD+T.
If you have any other questions that our extensive support pages don't answer, please don't hesitate to reach out to us so we can help you.
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