Developer: Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
Current Version: 3.0.1
Last Updated: 9 days ago
Download Size: 12.1 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.
*Things is 20% off for one more week to help our existing users migrate (but anyone can take advantage) – discount ends June 1. This discount is already applied in the App Store price you see here.*
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.
A fully-functional 14-day trial is available on our website: thingsapp.com
Things has been completely rebuilt, with excellent new features and a beautiful new design. Here’s what’s new on the Mac:
• ALL-NEW DESIGN
How it looks, how it works, and how it feels – Things has been completely redesigned, with more clarity, improved workflows, better structure, and delightful animations. It’s a to-do list like no other.
• PROJECT HEADINGS
It’s so much easier to handle your projects now that you can break them up with headings. Use them to create categories, milestones, or whatever you need – just give each one a name and drag your to-dos underneath. Instantly you’ve got a nice, clean structure for your list, and the plan becomes perfectly clear.
Some things take several steps to complete but don’t require a full-blown project. Now you can use Checklists to break down the finer details of a to-do. Use them for shopping lists, when packing your bag for a trip, or to detail a process at work so you won’t miss a critical step.
• CALENDAR INTEGRATION
Display calendar events alongside your to-dos and stay on top of your schedule. They will show at the top of your Today list, and for each day in Upcoming, where you plan the week ahead.
• PLAN YOUR DAY – WITH TODAY AND THIS EVENING
Once you’ve made your plan, the Today list is your go-to place for all daily activities. Calendar events now display at the top, giving an outline of your schedule. Your to-dos follow, with a discrete section at the bottom called This Evening for things you’ll get to later in the day.
• PLAN YOUR WEEK – WITH UPCOMING
Plan your week ahead with the new Upcoming list. It shows everything on your agenda for the coming days: scheduled to-dos, repeating to-dos, deadlines, and calendar events. A quick peek at this list is all it takes to stay on top of your schedule.
• WHEN SELECTOR
Working with dates is super easy with the new When selector. Use it to quickly put to-dos in your Today list, schedule them for later, or put them on hold in Someday.
• NATURAL LANGUAGE RECOGNITION
The When Selector has a magical ingredient: Natural Language Recognition. It smartly detects what you’re typing to work out what you mean... “Tom(orrow)”, “Sat(urday)”, “in fou(r days)”, “Au(gust 1)”. As you can see, it jumps to all the right conclusions.
One of Things’ most-requested features is now here: time-based reminders! You can add a reminder by typing (natural language recognition), or just speak to Siri. For those to-dos you absolutely cannot miss, reminders will give you peace of mind.
• TYPE TRAVEL
Search and navigation in Things is now extremely fast, with Type Travel. All you need to do is start typing – the name of a list, to-do, or tag – and instantly you’re taken there. It’s magic!
• APP-WIDE TAG FILTERS
Just start typing the name of any tag to pull up an app-wide filter. It shows all items with that tag across all your projects and areas. It’s a fantastically versatile way to view your to-dos.
• THE NEW SIDEBAR
Projects in the sidebar are now nested under areas to keep everything tidy. Each one has a new progress indicator to show you how close you are to achieving your goal.
• SLIM MODE
Collapse your sidebar with a two-finger swipe to cut out distractions and focus on your work. This is great when you’re working in Split View, or if you just need more room on your screen.
• MULTIPLE WINDOWS
You can now open multiple projects in their own windows and drag to-dos back and forth between them to organize with ease. Or use them across multiple displays, desktop spaces, or split views – whatever suits your personal workflow.
• AND MUCH MORE
The all-new Things is also available for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch (sold separately). Go to our website to learn more: thingsapp.com
From everyone here at Things, thanks for your support over the years! We hope you enjoy the all-new apps – please leave us a review and let us know what you think!
Most Helpful Reviews
This is the new king of task managers on Apple platforms - These guys took forever to release this version, but it’s SO WELL WORTH IT. I’ve never seen an app on iOS so meticulously well designed, with every single attention to detail there. This is the perfect balance of having enough capability while not being feature-overload like some of its competitors. And it’s just beautiful - I think safe to say another Apple Design Award coming their way this year! Great job guys! This is now my favorite app on my Apple devices, not just my favorite “task manager” :)
Waste of money - They took away the ability to view what recurring events you have scheduled, which renders it useless for anyone (like me) who wants to set up Tickler Files. It used to be that there was a section called Scheduled, which listed everything you’d set for once a month, every year, etc. You could see all of your recurring items in one place, listed by frequency and when they were scheduled. They’d swapped that out for “Upcoming”, which only lists the next time an item is scheduled. You have to open the item to see any details about what has been set. I reached out to the company but got no response. I’m so sorry I updated, I use to love this program. Now, after wasting $64 updating all of my devices, I’ll have to look for a new program and spend hours setting it up.
More Reviews for Current Version
All Time 2nd favorite app! - The new update looks amazing and I’m happy to pay and support one of my most used apps. Keep up the great work. Highly recommended. 👍
Worth the wait - Great effort by the folks at Cultured Code. I’d say it’s worth the wait. Intuitive interface. Stunning overall look. A few things missing that would work better for me - repeating tasks with projects (** this is in the works). I’d love to see 3rd party keyboards such as Gboard accepted. Very little not to like from my point of view. It’s powerful and the sync is fantastically quick.
Best GTD application - Hands down the best GTD application. I’ve used it for 10+years and love it, and this newest update keeps the great clean, simple design of the original with great new features like reminders!
A great app got even better - This upgrade is fantastic. Not only did they add some great new capabilities and features (time based reminders, simplified the Scheduled vs. Next implementation, integrated calendars, checklists within a to do, An Upcoming list of what’s due by day, and much more as they say), the UI, which was already pretty good, they made gorgeous. Not only the look, but the usage is way better. I started using Things many years ago, but stopped when they were extremely delayed with the cloud sync version. Was a showstopper for me. But once they nailed that (and they do it better than anyone I’ve seen), I came back and have never left. When an app is as good as Things 2, it’s hard to expect much significant improvement, but the jump is big! The only knock on these guys is they take a long time to get things done - which is kinda ironic given the app they produce - but the quality and capabilities are worth the wait.
Unable to Click Tags, Checklist, or Deadline - When I click Tags, Checklist, or Deadline the menu starts to briefly appear before immediately disappearing. All in half a second or so. This also happens when I view Window > Tags and click on the ">" icon to expand child tags.