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Break Down Multistep Tasks With Things 3

Because sometimes you need a list within a list.

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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.”

Within a list, a task can contain multiple checklist items.

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.

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