Developer: Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG

Current Version: 2.8.12

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 13.4 MB - Download


Things is a delightful and easy to use task manager. It’s the perfect companion for everything you want to achieve in life, offering a great balance between ease of use and powerful features.

*** On May 18 we will release an all-new version of Things as a paid update. You might want to delay your purchase until then! ***

“Things is a true standout thanks to a great set of features and an interface that makes it a good fit for nearly any level of task management: It’s simple enough to use for the most-basic to-do lists ... but it’s powerful enough to handle a full blown GTD workflow... Things offers a unique combination of ease of use, a great interface, and flexibility that sets it apart from other to-do managers I’ve used.” – Dan Frakes, Macworld, 4½ stars

“Of course, everyone has specific needs and preferences that will steer them toward a particular to-do-list program or another. But Things’ combination of ease of use, great interface, and flexibility make it as close to the ideal Mac to-do app as we’ve seen.” — Macworld


• Apple Design Award - Winner
• Macworld Best of Show Award - Winner
• Macworld Editors’ Choice “Eddy” Award - Winner
• Featured by Apple as Editors’ Choice in more than 150 countries
• Featured by Apple in “Best of 2012”
• Featured by Apple in the App Store “Hall of Fame”
• Featured by Apple in “New Year, New You”
• Featured by Apple in “Get Stuff Done - Apps for Productive People”
• Featured by Apple in “Better Together - Apps to Connect Mac, iPhone & iPad”


When you start using Things, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to enter and manage your tasks. And with Things’ beautiful interface, task management becomes a delight. But all of this doesn’t come at the expense of power—everything you wish for in a task manager, Things has you covered.

• Today: Decide which tasks you want to do today and put them into your Today list. Throughout the day, come back to this list to check items off. Things will automatically show you due and scheduled items there once their date arrives -- so you won’t miss anything important.

• Focus: See what you need to do Today, what’s coming up Next, and what’s Scheduled for later. Put tasks in Someday if you can’t work on them right now, you can always come back to them later.

• Keep organized: Work, Family, Hobby - with Things, everything has its place. Projects and Areas of Responsibility let you master complex tasks and stay on top of your responsibilities in life and work.

• Use Tags to assign contexts, priorities, time – whatever fits your personal workflow. Quickly filter a list to find those tasks which are most relevant now.

• Out of your head, into Things: Enter new ideas the moment they hit you. Things’ Quick Entry window lets you add new tasks without interrupting your work. And thanks to the amazing Autofill feature, the Quick Entry window can be automatically pre-filled with the currently selected text, along with a link to the email you are reading, the webpage you are currently viewing, or the document you are editing (works with most applications).

• And much more: Create repeating tasks, add due dates, schedule tasks for a later date, import Reminders, review completed tasks in the Logbook, etc.


Things also includes a Today Widget for Notification Center, Handoff support for seamless transition between Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch, an “Add to Things” sharing extension for creating to-dos from other apps, and support for Split View and Force Touch Trackpad.


Your to-dos, on all your devices. Things Cloud is a free service that stores your to-dos and updates them quickly & effortlessly across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch (apps sold separately).


We provide world-class, professional support for Things. If you have any issues or questions about the app, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help you:


Release Notes:

• Improved stability and bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by CGamesPlay

Does one thing extremely well - I’ve been using Things for 2 years now. It isn’t filled with bells and whistles, meaning that once you learn it and work it into your habits it’s very easy to stay organized and not get distracted “optimizing your productivity”. Every interaction you have with the app is intuitive and obvious. Things is extremely well designed.

Found helpful by 68 out of 74 people
Version 2.2.1
Review by myriv

Still no subtasks; RIDICULOUS!! - I have been using Things on and off since it first came out about four years ago. Yes, it has a great and clean UI, and is simple enough to use, but it is still lacking one very important and essential feature: the ability to add subtasks. Many similar newer, and cheaper, applications already have it, it is hard to think of reason of consistently ignoring subtasks.

Found helpful by 114 out of 130 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.8.12
Review by Christian-stone

Revolutionarily always the Same - This is like the geriatric of Mac apps. They were one of the first to come out and make sure they are on every platform, so they got a foot in the door. Their asthetic is nice and design is always consistent, but somewhere something went wrong. Their beta version way back in the day (which i downloaded) had many more features than the app currently has today. If you want to fork up all the money basically all you get is lists and a pretty good sync. If you want the sort of modern functional tools and interconntected concepts of today, sorry, they just keep it stupid simple. If you like it though, the sync works solidly and they crush bugs every couple months, and they have an apple watch app etc etc, but nothing really special here.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 2.8.12
Review by drdance

The more I use it, the more I like it - This is an update of an earlier review. I now have several months of experience and I only like it more. Some reviewers have complained that it is a bit “old school.” If old school means: 1) simple and uncluttered, 2) does what it does very well; and, 3) does not try to do everything poorly. Then, yes, this is old school. I can say that I “live” on this software now. It runs my days and makes running those days much easier. My requirement for a GTD tool were fairly specific. I wanted an OS X app that would run offline, so I can work in the subway or on a plane without worrying about connectivity. I also wanted phone and ipad apps that synced easily. Up until now I have used Outlook Tasks and TaskTask for iOS. Unfortunately, upgrades to the security of our mail system, combined with an il-informed “upgrade” to Office for Mac 15 have made the task functions of Outlook + TaskTask unusable. This made me quite sad, as TaskTask is a great tool and has synced flawlessly for years. Alas, “progress” moves on. So I want on a quest to find an Outlook-free solution going forward. Many solutions that are now available are cloud-only for the desktop app, which elimiated toodledo, todoist, and many others. The tool needed the ability to create both projects and priorities as well as the option to create multiple flags per project. This eliminated Omnifocus because it does not really support priorities or multiple flags. Also, Omnifocus’ approach to deferred tasks is to make them only appear on the deferred to day. I much prefer Things scheduling approach which is “hide until”.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.8.12
Review by Mike with Red Ray-Bans

Great sync between iPhone and Mac - This app consistently syncs correctly between my MacBook Air and my iPhone 5s. I’ve been using it for years, since before Apple introduced its own Reminders app. I had no need to switch, because everything has always gone smoothly with Things. During the 5-10 years I have used Things, it has never crashed. The user interface is simple and intuitive. The categories Today, Next and Someday are perfectly tailored to the way I procrastinate.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people