Things 3

Developer: Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG

Current Version: 3.2.2

Last Updated: 3 days ago

Download Size: 15.2 MB - Download


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.



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.


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:


This is a truly incredible update, with dozens of powerful new features. See the “What’s New” section below for a full list.


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.


Release Notes:

Things 3.2 delivers full compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

—— New in 3.2.2 ——
• Added support for more keys to trigger Quick Find.
• Added support for creating new to-dos or project headings (via keyboard shortcuts or toolbar button) while editing a project or area.
• Improved the display of links to Postbox messages in to-dos’ notes.
• Improved the formatting of links to DEVONthink Pro items.
• Fixed a UI problem for weekly repeating to-dos in the Russian localization.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0.3
Review by sflomenb

Perfection. Easily worth the money. - I have tried all the todo apps you can think of, and Things has always been the best. As a user of Things 2 since 2014, I have been eagerly awaiting Things 3. It is everything I hoped for and more. It has all of the features that made v2 great, as well as some new ones that make it much better. The main concept is still wonderful, the Today list. You pick the tasks you want to complete today, drag them in any order, and go about your day. It works great, always has and always will. The Scheduled list in Things 3 has become Upcoming, in which you can actually plan your days ahead for the next week as well as the future months and years. It works great, as in Things 2 you couldn’t set the specific order of what you wanted to do the next day. Similarly, the Next list has become Anytime, which also works well. Projects have received a major overhaul that greatly increases productivity. The nice little progress indicator circles are a great addition, as well as the inclusion of Headings, to group your todos in any way you want inside a project. Finally, the main aspect of Things 2 that I didn’t like was the lack of reminders, which is now included in Things 3! It works wonderfully. To conclude, this is a great app and I would recommend it to anybody.

Found helpful by 24 out of 25 people
Version 3.1.5
Review by PJ6354

Still missing a couple of important features - I really like the look of this app on the screen, but it’s still missing some important features to make it a replacement for the OmniFocus app that I have been using for several years: - It doesn’t seem possible to complete recurring tasks ahead of their scheduled due date. I have a number of tasks that repeat every Monday but if I complete them on Sunday evening there does not seem to be a way to mark them complete at that time. - I can’t find a way to sort tasks within a project alphabetically or by due date. - If I accidentally mark a task as complete, there isn’t an easy way to “undo” my mistake - opening up the task inside the project to correct the due date is cumbersome and not intiuitve. Overall, the app looks nice and I like the workflow. But it operates very slow and if I am checking off several tasks at one time it’s slow to refresh the screen and it’s aggravating to have to wait on the app to catch up. I’m hopeful and looking forward to updates in the future that might make this a viable OmniFocus replacement. It sure looks nice on the screen. Update: Version 3.1.5 - I’m beginning to be baffled as to how an app that is so broken could receive such accolades from users and Apple. Perhaps it’s designed for a user of a single computer or iOS device, but as a business productivity app it is still woefully frustrating and broken. This new version takes FOREVER to load - a full minute or more on each of my computers while it syncs to their server or sometimes fails to load at all requiring a Force Quit. None of my previous disappointments have been addressed, so I am forced to stop using the app and return to my Omnifocus application that is flawless in function albeit somewhat dated in appearance. It’s a shame because this app looks very pretty on the screen but just isn’t ready for prime time.

Found helpful by 5 out of 8 people