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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.
*** APPLE DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2017 ***
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.
What's new in Version 3.3
Things 3.3 introduces a new feature: Mail to Things! A powerful new way to create to-dos from other apps, services, and platforms.
• Convert emails into to-dos from the Mail app on your iPhone.
• Send to-dos to Things from Windows or Android.
• Have a colleague delegate to-dos to you.
• Set up powerful workflows on IFTTT, Zapier, or Workflow.
• And more…
Just go to Things > Settings > Things Cloud to get started.
For more information about Mail to Things, visit our blog: thingsapp.com
It’s growing on me
I was a loyal and satisfied user of Things 2 until I got tired of waiting for updates. When I first tried Things 3, after too many years of waiting (and happily moving off the platform), it seemed like mostly eye candy. Areas still are not well thought out, and the update to the visual presentation now makes common views more confusing than ever. It was a real disappointment. It is very sharp-looking, and has good UX design integrity, but I struggled with suitability for the purpose. But as I’ve stuck my foot in the Things 3 water to try to get real work done, I’ve begun to appreciate how cleanly it works and how efficiently I can use it. I was using 2Do for several months, and it does most of what I want. But it’s quirky, an odd patchwork of too much stuff that has weak design integrity. So I’m always trying to remember how to do THAT because it’s different than how you do THAT. With Things 3 it all hangs together. Checklists are nice. Headings are nice but incompletely implemented. Siri integration is great. There are limitations to the way the Areas/Projects model is displayed… I find it confusing at times and have had to work around it. But it’s my go to app for now… for personal use and for a very complex work environment. So far so good. I hope I won’t have to wait another 3-5 years for needed improvements and bug fixes. And yes it is still way overpriced....More
Linkback to email is very impressive
Lots of task managers have an email to inbox functionality, where you get assigned an email address and anything that address receives is added to your inbox. Things just added that, but it includes a feature that I’ve never seen before and solves a huge problem: if you forward an email from your mail inbox into Things, it will include a message URL that links your task back to the original email message. This makes forwarding an email from mail on my iPhone functionally equivalent to dragging an email from mail on my iPad.
I’m very impressed with this implementation and frankly didn’t know it was possible. Thanks to the devs!
Autofill still not possible (known bug) and which comes first “Anytime”? Or, “Some day”?
The main reason I stuck with Things is becasue of Quick Entry, else Apple’s own Reminders, with its location awareness, becomes my preferred To Do manager. But Quick Entry has a bug that’s been there since launch and even after I’ve sent in logs for their engineers they still haven’t fixed it.
Things 3 improved the overall design, somewhat, but the verbiage is screwed up seven ways to Sunday. Which comes first, “Anytime” or “Some Day”? How much worse can that be? I suppose just calling it “Some time” and “Some other time” makes as much sense.
I wish there was a way I could hack into the app and change those to “Sooner” and “Later”. I’ve had this app for months now, and I know those are what the categories are supposed to mean, but for the life of me I can never remember which one is which.
Considering the move to Apple’s Reminders. Better Siri support and the ability to have a reminder go off when I walk into a Home Depot (or some other place) is just too enticing. And the app makes sense in ways where Things got lost in the forest.
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- Mac App Store Price: $49.99
- Category: Productivity (Mac)
- Updated: Dec 12, 2017
- Version: 3.3
- Size: 15.3 MB
- Language: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
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Requirements: OS X 10.11.0 or later, 64-bit processor