Things 3

Things 3

By Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG

Score: 5
From 8,338 Ratings


*** APPLE DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2017 *** 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. 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 with Things’ action extension – it lets you create to-dos from other apps. 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. Take the new Magic Plus Button that lets you insert to-dos at any place in a list – simply via drag and drop. Or the ease at which you can multi-select and operate on many to-dos at once. Or the natural language date parser: just type “tomorrow”, “in 4 days", or “next Wednesday", and it will jump to all the right conclusions. 4. It’s got all the power of iOS. Things is fully integrated with all the latest iOS technologies: Apple Watch, Calendars, Siri & Reminders, Today Widget, Quick Actions, Action Extension, Handoff, and Notifications. 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: WHAT’S NEW? This is a truly incredible update, with dozens of powerful new features. See the “What’s New” section below for a full list. THINGS FOR ALL YOUR DEVICES Get Things for Mac and iPad to enjoy the full power of Things across your devices (sold separately). The apps all stay updated via Things Cloud – the push sync service that we custom-built for Things. QUESTIONS? 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.



  • Missing one feature

    By sokemboppers
    Great app but missing a key feature for my workflow, the ability to add pictures. Looking at lists is great but it needs some more elements to break it up and make it a true planner app. Trying to use this to plan out trips is tough without this feature.
  • Works seamlessly

    By Jejuned
    Been trying to use various means to organize my life for a decade and nothing stuck. The sample project really helped me get the ball rolling. Cool.
  • Missing one thing

    By Trackstar503
    While I can truly say I hit the ground running with this app, the one thing it’s missing from my point of view is picture attachments. I’d love to be able to attach necessary pictures to my to-dos and, possibly, eliminate the use for a notes app altogether.
  • Best in class - for me

    By buenospot
    I know selecting a to-do app is sometimes a very personal thing. I’ve tried many over the years with my best one being pen and paper. That had a lot of advantages but very analog. I really struggled finding a digital version that really kept pace until I rediscovered Things. Yes, I evaluated it early on it didn’t make it. This latest version (3.6) is impressive and I’ve not looked back. I use it for work and home and it has eased stress and made me much more efficient with time management. Highly recommend this app.

    By nonicknamesavailable26
    I am someone that always needs a planner and I buy about 5 different ones a year because I can never find ONE that does everything I need it to. THIS ONE DOES. It’s amazing. I usually can’t use my phone for reminders and things because I would rather use paper and pen but this is a total game changer. I’m so incredibly happy I downloaded it.
  • I have used them all...

    By iPhone6DK
    Things 3 is light years better than 2Do, Wunderlist, Trello, Tasker, Do It Tomorrow, etc. It may not have quite as many features as 2Do, and it may be more expensive than the free versions of Wunderlist, but it is flawless. The user interface is clean, well thought out, flexible and EASY TO USE. It feels fast and snappy when in use. I will say that my productivity has at least DOUBLED since I am now cranking through tasks instead of being frustrated by my system of organization. Other people have mentioned the amount of time that it took for Things 3 to come out, but I can only assume it is because of how well executed it was/is. Don’t hesitate to buy this app. I got it for my iPhone and iPad and think it is worth every dollar. I will be getting the MacBook version next.
  • Outstanding

    By Ryan Veinotte
    I have been relentlessly searching for an app to organize my life. Ive tried probably 50+ apps. This app is so simple to use! It makes it easy to remember the important THINGS (ha) in my life. Definitely the best app out there and worth the price! Great job, Dev.
  • Best but can be improved

    By 宇文英羽
    This is no doubt the best reminder app so far. However, certain things can be improved. The one I want to mention the most is the calendar view. Currently the Upcoming category only provides list view, but it will be better if a calendar monthly view is provided which will give user a general feeling of which days are busy and which days are not, so user can plan accordingly. Thanks.
  • Clearly Overatted

    By General.13
    I’m new to the To Do and Planning Apps. I paid $10 because the app is #2 in the productivity category. The app is simple. Maybe too simple. I don’t understand why there is NO calendar view, this is a big miss. Also no sync option with iCloud or I missed something. You can’t assign a task to someone. No dashboard to indicate how many tasks are remaining and the percentage completed. Last point, the App icon is outdated and ugly compared to omnifocus or To-Do or any other planning apps. I see room for improvement.
  • Incredible for daily use

    By seven_hz
    I was a long time Things user, but prior to Things 3, I felt like there were limitations that held it back, to the point where certain things were deal-breakers and I started looking elsewhere for task management. I’m glad to say, though, that not only has Things 3 been my go-to task manager since launch, it works so well that I don’t feel the siren call of other apps. Everything is really inviting and thought out. Things supports to-dos, from simple tasks to involved projects, with deceptive simplicity. What really works for me is that there’s more of an emphasis on when a task should be accomplished, as opposed to where it is filed in the system. I feel like this works so well because it’s so easy to reschedule tasks. That’s not to say you can’t impose an organizational structure to your tasks - I use Areas extensively to file stuff for the Office, Home, Personal tasks, and so on - but flexibly scheduling stuff works so well for me. I never lose track of what I could be working on. Cultured Code should also be commended for their rock-solid sync service. I’ve never had an issue keeping task state synced across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’s easy to set up then gets out of your way. I have one small wish-list item, that I know I’ve seen other folks raise as a problem: I would love to complete future repeating tasks early. Right now, a repeating task will show up in Upcoming, but that’s only when the template will create another single instance of itself. It’s something I can work around - I set the repeat date to the first day that I could possibly want to start work on the task, and reschedule as needed - but it is a tiny bit of unnecessary friction in an otherwise smooth system. That aside, fantastic app. Definitely worth your money!