Break Down Multistep Tasks With Things 3
Because sometimes you need a list within a list.
Organize your life
The beautifully designed task manager Things 3 takes to-do lists to the next level, letting you slice and dice your action items in a number of ways. One of our favorites: It lets you quickly create a checklist within a to-do—so you can break complex tasks into smaller, more manageable steps.
For example, if your to-do is “Repair dishwasher,” you might embed a checklist with “Look for dishwasher serial number,” “Find phone number for repair company,” and “Get sales receipt from file cabinet.”
Or if you need to touch base with various colleagues about a particular project, you might add a checklist with the name of each person directly in your to-do item, then mark them off after you’ve had a chance to chat.
Creating a checklist is easy. Just open a to-do item and click the checklist button at the lower right. Or use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + C.
Added bonus: Copy a bulleted list from elsewhere, like a web page or document, and when you paste it into a Things 3 checklist, the app will automatically format each bullet as a separate item.