Get things done! The award-winning Things app helps you plan your day, manage your projects, and make real progress toward your goals.
Best of all, it’s easy to use. Within the hour, you’ll have everything off your mind and neatly organized—from routine tasks to your biggest life goals—and you can start focusing on what matters today.
“Things offers the best combination of design and functionality of any app we tested, with nearly all the features of other power user applications and a delightful interface that never gets in the way of your work.”
—Wirecutter, The New York Times
• Your To-Dos
Your basic building block is the almighty To-Do—each a small step toward a great accomplishment. You can add notes, tag it, schedule it, and break it down into smaller steps.
• Your Projects
Create a Project for any big goal, then add the to-dos to reach it. Use headings to structure your list as you outline your plan. There’s also a place to jot down your notes, and a deadline to keep you on schedule.
• Your Areas
Create an Area for each sphere of your life, such as Work, Family, Finance, and so on. This keeps everything neatly organized, and helps you see the big picture as you set your plans in motion.
• Your Plan
Everything on your schedule is neatly laid out in the Today and Upcoming lists, which show your to-dos and calendar events. Each morning, see what you planned for Today and decide what you want to do. The rest is down to you :)
MORE THINGS TO LOVE
As you dive deeper, you’ll find Things packed with helpful features. Here are just a few:
• Reminders — set a time and Things will remind you.
• Repeaters — automatically repeat to-dos on a schedule you set.
• This Evening — a special place for your evening plans.
• Calendar integration — see your events and to-dos together.
• Tags — categorize your to-dos and quickly filter lists.
• Quick Find — instantly find to-dos or switch between lists.
• Magic Plus — drag the + button to insert to-dos anywhere in a list.
• Share extension — create to-dos with content from other apps.
• Widgets — see your lists on the home screen.
• Mail to Things — forward an email to Things; now it’s a to-do.
• And much more!
MADE FOR IPHONE
Things is tailored to the iPhone with deep system integrations as well. A great example is the Share extension, which allows you to create to-dos with content from other apps, such as a link to a website you want to get back to.
You can also enjoy a beautiful dark mode at sunset, connect your calendars, add widgets to your home screen, create to-dos via Siri, import from Reminders—Things can do it all! There’s even Shortcuts integration if you want to automate your workflows.
MADE FOR APPLE WATCH
Things comes with a great app for Apple Watch. Just raise your wrist to glance at your Today list, mark to-dos complete as you go, and dictate new ones on the fly—all synced instantly with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Made in Stuttgart, with two Apple Design Awards to its name, Things is a fine example of German engineering: designed not only to look fantastic, but to be perfectly functional as well. Every detail is thoughtfully considered, then polished to perfection.
“It’s like the unicorn of productivity tools: deep enough for serious work, surprisingly easy to use, and gorgeous enough to enjoy staring at.”
GET THINGS TODAY
Whatever it is you want to accomplish in life, Things can help you get there. Install the app today and see what you can do!
• Things is also available for Mac and iPad (sold separately).
• Sync is provided for free via our Things Cloud service.
• A free trial is available for Mac: thingsapp.com
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Things 3 Positive Reviews
The Essential To Do AppInstead of boosting my productivity, my previous task management app had so many customization options that it actually ate away at my time. It became a procrastination tool. I could spend an hour entering dates, setting up filters, and customizing views only to realize at the end of that time that I hadn’t actually gotten anything done. In contrast, Things 3 is wonderfully simple and clarifying. It’s as powerful as my previous app, but it strips out all the distractions and the fussiness, leaving pure, easy-to-access essentials: tagging, scheduling & project organizing. The scheduling feature has been the real game changer for me. The app tracks due dates (if you have them) but—more importantly— you can also add a schedule date for each task. The interface makes it very easy to add, move, & view tasks in the schedule (while keeping due dates fixed). So you can plan your time (and easily rearrange that plan as needed). If you’re a GTD person, you can still use that methodology with Things 3 projects & tags. But I find that I do better by adding the accountability of a scheduled list of things that I want to get done on a particular day or in a particular week. Things 3 helps me organize and manage that schedule better than anything else I’ve found. And it gives me the powerhouse organization tool I need without sucking me down a rabbit hole of customization options..Version: 3.11
It’s worth it!I have tried numerous apps to try to stay on top of what I need to do, reoccurring tasks, upcoming events, and my accomplishments each day. I’ve used free apps, one-time fee apps, and subscription based apps. I end up either deleting them immediately, or I eventually stop using them due to how inefficient they are, or I end up with several apps to cover all my needs. I tried just using a regular physical journal, which I do recommend and I still use; but it doesn’t help me with reoccurring tasks or my incredibly long list of things I need to do for a specific category. An example would be, I have a special needs child who needs specialized schooling and assistance with every day tasks. Getting him the help he needs is covered by various government services but requires numerous steps on my part to get each need of his covered. It would require me to have a large desk planner to have something like this (which is basically a project but a one person, non paid project) planned out on a physical planner; but this app eliminates that necessity. I’m still new to this app, and I’m certain that I’m not using it to its extent, but as of now, it has been the best to-do app I’ve come across; paid or free! I have my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to delete some of my other apps and replace them with Things3!.Version: 3.13.8
Dream come TrueI am one of those who seldom spare time to write reviews. By the way in the 7+ years I have been an Apple products consumer, this is probably the third time at most I am writing a review for an App.
I have dreamed for an app like this one many years before. I used to scan the App Store to download top rated apps, but I could never find the type of app I was looking for. They just weren’t practical. For instance sometimes you want to write down something that just popped in your head. You don’t want to worry about figuring out then if it’s a reminder or a To-do or just a note. You don’t want to worry about setting it for a specific day and a specific time. You just want to quickly jot it down in your To-dos/ reminder/ notes and be able to easily access it and take care of details later.
I had given up on my hope of finding an app that would solve this type issue. So for the past few years, I had just been relying on the iOS default note app.
I have been using this app now for a few months and it has everything I have ever dreamed of in a To-do/ reminder app. Honestly I am beyond satisfied. I have now found “the piece of resistance of my existence”!!.Version: 3.9.3
Almost perfect, solid, worth the moneyI have used a lot of task management apps and I still think that many of them are great. Swipes was one of my favorites because I can snooze tasks for later, but Things has a unique approach to that same need that is actually simpler and much more effective. I’ve had to adjust some of my own habits to adapt to how Things is organized, but wow is it well thought out. It is deceptively simple at first glance, but it is so well designed that I’m constantly finding new uses and applications. My wife loves it too and she’s very picky and often doesn’t take to the things that I recommend. So the fact that both of us find it useful is a testament to the quality of the product. I’m hesitant to buy the desktop app because I think it’s fairly overpriced, I did do the free trial though and it is well-made. I was a little hesitant about the price of the mobile app as well, but after using it, I think that it is well worth the money and I wouldn’t say that about a lot of $10 apps..Version: 3.3.2
Sadly, this won’t quite do it for meThis is a beautiful app and I love how it approaches tasks and projects which is why I give it 3 stars instead of less. But there isn’t enough functional integration with calendar to make this useful for me. I can see my calendar items but can’t open them or do anything with them which leaves me to have to jump to another app to work with meeting invites and other calendar items. This is a fatal flaw with this app for me, sadly.
I’ve been on Informant Pro for years since that app integrates calendar and tasks so well. But have been trying to find something else that is more elegant and simpler. I thought this was going to be it until I discovered how severely limited it is with respect to calendar. Oh well, the search continues, and another $10 down the drain.
Edit: I’ve come back again to Things 3 because it seems that I’ve become sort of hooked on how extraordinarily well it handles tasks. I’ve decided to try to live with using a separate calendar app along with Things and see how it goes. Hopefully in the future the authors will consider adding at least some ability to edit or even open calendar items in Things. Meanwhile I try this setup..Version: 3.7.5
Nearly perfectI’m giving it 5 stars because it’s so functional, simple to use, and helpful. I would have liked to be able to choose a color for each category (as in todoist) because it would help me visualize my task areas more quickly. But that’s my only quibble. After experimenting with things3 and todoist I chose things3 because you can easily rearrange items within each category according to priority and identify what items in each category to make part of your today list. I use the app on my phone and find it very helpful to add items anytime they occur to me and then, over morning coffee, review the whole list (select anytime) and highlight the ones I want to do that day. I’m also very glad to have purchased this item once and for all. Todoist requires a yearly fee and I have enough of those already. I feel less overwhelmed since I bought this app. Putting tasks down in an organizable list (rather than trying to remember them) and organizing them daily really lessens stress..Version: 3.11.1
Why didn’t I find this sooner?Let me start this by saying I’m one of those people that never leave written reviews. I had to give praise where praise is due though.
First of all, I am a very visual person so even if I found an app with perfect functionality, I wouldn’t use it if I didn’t like how it looked. However, this app combines functionality with a nice sleek design that’s not only easy to look at but, easy to use. I’m SUPER picky about to-Do apps and I have been on a search for “the one” for literally years. I think I’ve found it though. They allow you to customize And organize your to-do’s in a myriad of ways. For instance, my favorite thing so far is the Ability to set “Projects” and in those projects, you can not only add notes and headings to keep the todos organized but, on the main screen of the app, there’s a small circle to show your progress on the todo’s inside. I absolutely love this app and had to let y’all know you did an amazing job..Version: 3.8.5
Fantastic app, fully searchable and snappy fast!GREAT APP. I’ve been using it for many years on my iPhone and Mac. It just keeps getting better and better.
The thing that I like the most about this app is that you can SEARCH the entire app for key words, making it very easy to find tasks that you tucked away in projects or folders. The search function is really fast and really great!
I also love that it has a LOGBOOK of all your completed tasks. This is great if you want to look back and see when you called someone or mailed something. You can also search the logbook for key words. I love it and it comes in super handy. Guys, I just looked and I have tasks going back to 2010 in my logbook. Wow, just wow. Thank you Things 3! (And by the way, it was just called Things when I created those tasks!).
There is a NOTE section that you can use for every task and this is great for detailed information. This is also searchable making it easy to find that information from task that you may have completed years ago.
Also, the app opens FAST, pretty much instantaneously making it easy to quickly add a task. This may seem like a no-brainer feature but sadly some apps just don’t do that! The whole app is very snappy, very quick.
It’s relatively INEXPENSIVE for the iPhone and I recommend you start there to see if you like it. The Mac app is more expensive, and for my needs I don’t really need it, but it is convenient.
I highly RECOMMEND this app!.Version: 3.13.12
😍 Only 1 Thing MissingI am smitten with this app. I used to get by with a paper planner, then switched to Todoist last year, but I hated that there was really no way to see upcoming tasks beyond a week. Things has solved that problem for me (and then some!) — no more worrying about an annual subscription, waaaay better integration with Apple Watch and my calendar (thank goodness), and a simpler, cleaner interface that allows me to organize everything from daily tasks to vacation ideas and workout plans. The price seemed a little steep at first, especially since it wasn’t easy to try out the app before I bought it, but it was worth every penny.
Now, the only thing I’m missing is a way to track daily habits. I end up with a ton of to dos every day, which is a pain, because I just want a separate part of the platform that allows me to track that stuff. I’ve tried Streaks but would really like to have all these features in one place..Version: 3.7.3
Finally!I first used Things years ago to GTD. After I discovered Wunderlist, I switched and loved the flexibility and the plethora of features it offered. Few years ago, a tragedy took place and Wunderlist fell victim to Microsoft who bought out and stopped updating the app. It then went off to attempt its own version of Wunderlist, only to release an underdeveloped, underperforming iteration that's probably doomed for the lack of user interest. To make a long story short, I was forced to find a replacement for my beloved Wunderlist (RIP). I searched high and low only to return to Things 3. I'm happy to acknowledge that it evolved into a prince, matching and at times surpassing Wunderlist. Things 3 is more elegant and user friendly then any other app I've tried. I'm happy to be home again. My dream is for Apple to recognize the value of Things 3 and purchase it. Only then can we be assured that this magnificent product will survive indefinitely. Apple, are you listening?!.Version: 3.6.1
Easy to use and robustImpressive user experience design! Use is intuitive and the number of taps to perform an action seems fewer than the other more expensive apps I tried. You can pretty much figure out how to use it on your own, but they include a very nice tutorial in the form of a project with a list of to do’s. Very easy way to get up and running fast.
It has all the features that I was looking for except for location alerts. My workaround is to create a tag for my locations and just search that tag. It would be nice to get a push notification. OTOH, it seemed like having that on for an app that I tried may have been sucking battery. I’m not sure.
One slick feature is that repeating to dos have a lot of flexibility. You can even schedule them to repeat based on when you complete the task. So instead of repeating every 7 weeks, for example, the next one comes due 7 weeks after you completed the previous one. Nice..Version: 3.3.2
Wish there were pop-up alertsPretty good app - I'm looking for a better solution than Reminders for iPhone, as the Reminders app is buggy and sketchy performance. This app, Things, is neat and well-arranged, with nice checkboxes to clear items from your to-do list, etc. which I appreciate. However, you have to go into the app to see what's next, with no alert pop-up anywhere that I can find. I need tasks to pop up and remind me to do this or that, sometimes at a specific time, and often more than once. Like a bill I need to pay, which I may remind myself a week before but need to wait to pay it until a few days later, so I need to have a second reminder so I don't forget.
Bills are just one example (still haven't found a good bill-pay app, either) - it could be a purchase I need to make but now I won't have time today after work, so I have to postpone until tomorrow after work. Or it may be a phone call I have to make at a specific time.
Overall, very good for keeping track of tasks, as long as you remember to look at it..Version: 3.3.2
Thought the app was too pricey, until I got so much stuff done.I was looking for an app that would help me stay on task with ease. I downloaded so many task apps before but I couldn’t stay on task, I’d enter my list and just didn’t complete them. Why did I took the risk of getting this expensive app?? Was I gullible ? I guess so. But something was different, I got stuff done !! everyday every week so far. What you do is type any idea that comes up. Then you move it around to whenever you want to compete it, that’s it! But why is it so expensive for such a simple task ? I gave it 5 stars because I competed every task that I’ve been listing for 1 month now. My only suggestion is how about sharing the task with other people in household?
I just discovered that I can share the list by scrolling down so that it opens up a move task bar and clicking on the “. . .” . I’m very happy with this app and of course there’s always room for improvement..Version: 3.8.7
Everything I need and moreAs an adult mom with ADHD I struggle to stay organized, keep track of tasks, and easily record important to-dos in an accessible location. The integration this app manages (between watch and phone) is seamless, and gives me a convenient and powerful way to keep track of many ongoing lists, routine tasks, and one-off tasks. I initially balked at the price but this app but its the best money I’ve ever spent on an organizational tool (that’s saying something considering the many bullet journals, planners, tracking systems, etc. that I’ve had false starts with). The tips and hints w/in the app are great, and the app itself does everything I could hope for. If you’re looking for motivational sayings and cute cartoons, this isn’t the app for you. If you’re looking for a way to stay on track and record things as they come to mind- and in a place that you won’t forget about- then I can’t recommend a better tool..Version: 3.12.8
Don’t let the price stop you, it is worth it!!!I have ADHD and I procrastinate a lot. I tried every single app out there to help me get things done and non of them worked, most have so much going on that I end up overwhelmed and eventually stop using them. Things 3 is so simple to use yet so effective, it has the right amount of tools to organize my tasks, projects and plan my week, I actually enjoy going through the list of things I need to do. Turning tasks that require several steps into projects and working on each sub task independently it’s a game changer for me. I can also set up reminders so I stop missing bills deadlines or flights. Being able to add things into my inbox on my Apple Watch when I randomly remember something while in the shower is a big plus 🤣 I recently been using the desktop version and I love it. They also have the best customer service which is so important IMO..Version: 3.13.6
Nearly perfect iOS appI used ToDo on the iPhone with Toodledo on the web for years, and I was quite happy with it. However when I tried to update ToDo, as it was increasingly buggy, to ToDo Cloud, the install failed and I started looking around. And I am glad I did. I looked at many reviews and decided to give Things 3 a try.
The tutorial is well done, and in 15 minutes I was fully up to speed. I then reentered about 100 tasks, although I could have imported them. I have to state that the interface is a joy to work with, and the final result was amazing.
Read the reviews for product details, but this app defines what is great about iOS. Clean, intuitive and fun. The integration with the calendar, in particular, is brilliant.
After getting it set up on the iPhone, I purchased the iPad app. Perfect integration and interface!
My only quibbles... When I set an Inbox item to Today, and then I do not complete the task and clear the date, the task ends up in the Anytime folder. I think it should go back to the Inbox. This is by design, and I have a workaround, but it is mildly annoying. Also, I would like to not display the Anytime folder, as I do not need it, but this is not customizable. I could use the real estate for another area or project. But these are minor details. This is one of the best apps for iOS. Period..Version: 3.6.2
Really well doneThis app has a lot of great functionality for managing tasks and projects. The interface is super clean and efficient. The flow for bringing a task or project through inception to completion is very intuitive and works well.
The only thing I would raise is the way the app assumes you are a go-getter who will knock out tasks in a proactive manner. For slackers, procrastinators, and anxiety sufferers like myself it is not very good at nagging and popping up. You have to actively pay attention to the stuff in the app. I would like to see a slider that lets you set the level of app awareness of your ability to complete tasks. So you can make it nag you more if you want it to. That way you can decide if the app is more proactive in bringing tasks in front of your eyes to make sure you don’t just set them and forget them.
But I would still recommend this app all the way..Version: 3.9.7
Great app with one layout oddityVery much enjoying the app. One design issue has repeatedly caused issues for me, though: when setting a reminder, after selecting the time, you’d think the way to save it is to hit the huge button immediately below where the time is set. Instead, that big button is to *clear* the reminder, while keeping the reminder requires you to click on a small “Done” button in the top right of the entire to-do. You’d think they’d make it quicker to save the reminder by clicking immediately below it on a big button, and make it more difficult to clear a reminder you just set with a small button at the top. Obviously a nit pick, but given how often i have to redo reminders bc of following the instinct to click on the big button just below the time setting area, it’s getting a little old..Version: 3.8.5
From productive to SupermanI was skeptical about buying an app that is essentially a to-do list, but I found myself at the point that I needed a better “system.” The free productivity app selection was lacking though. I took a chance on Things and I’m very glad I did! It took from productive to Superman! Seriously. It’s immensely helpful.
My only comment to the developers would be to add a feature that allows users to preset a list of common to-do’s (similar to how users define their own tags). So when you’re adding a to-do you could quickly drop in a common task that is frequent but that is not repeated on the calendar at specific times (for things like doing the dishes for example). That would save me from recreating the same to-do over and over again.
Thanks for the development tho! Great job!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼.Version: 3.8.4
Not a Project app- wish it had moreFor starters I’ve been combing through the internet in an effort to find a good project app that didn’t cost an arm & a leg while seamlessly integrating with iOS since it’s all my family owns.
After hearing great things about Things 3 I’ve given it a shot for a few days.
There are some definite upsides and things I like. Dark mode, the ability to rapidly make reminders and set to-do’s, importing from shared calendars and all that jazz.
The ability to set things for “someday” or “this evening” when I’m in the middle of the day is extremely useful and takes a lot of stress out being hurried by tasks.
But there’s no ability to link pictures or do sketches like in the Notes app
It’s taken from what I assumed to be a project app into a simple (yet extremely effective) to do list
Don’t get me wrong, if you’re looking for something to gently prod and remind you about things to do— such as to clean out the basement, or grab things before work, this is the app for you.
But if you want an app that could keep track of what’s broken in the basement and needs to be replaced, or if that dryer you fixed 3 months and 4 days ago is making noises again look elsewhere.
I really do hope Things 3 gets those updates soon— even a simplistic port of the sketchbook in apple Notes native app would be a game changer.Version: 3.9.6
Enjoying it so far, great designLives up to the idea that a product is perfect not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. In this case, taking away is more about how things hides all unnecessary distractions away from the user to make the app experience both easy and comfortable. There's plenty of functionality built in though, it's just not all up in your face.
My only gripe, which I might even change my mind on anyway, is that there isn't a way to speed add tasks (having the cursor jump back up to the input field after you hit enter). So far this seems like not a big issue, and I actually kinda like that feature being gone because it slows you down as a user and requires you to be a bit more mindful and intentional with your plans.
Great app 👍.Version: 3.12.5
Soooo much better than the reminders appThey didn’t even ask me for a review, I felt compelled because it’s just a great app. This app makes organizing literally any personal project, ongoing or one-time, very easy. It’s simple yet customizable if/when/where I need. I have one “project” as a shopping list and one as a to-do list. Every time I think “wouldn’t it be great if this app did X”, X is always there and easy to do. Like the ability to repeat tasks on a custom interval, specifying whether that interval is regularly repeating or measured from the time of last completion. The latter is the default, which is usually good if you don’t care... but if you do care, the option is there, and it’s easy to do. It’s just little stuff like that. Take it from a software developer, getting those little things right is not easy.Version: 3.12.5
Nearly PerfectLove the ability to drag and drop tasks as my priorities change throughout the day. So much simpler than constantly having to reset priorities. Also love being able to see my appointments and tasks all in the same view so that I can better manage my day.
There are just a few features I'd like to see in future versions - a month view showing appointments and tasks for each day; the ability to create and edit events from within Things rather than having to switch to another app; the ability to swipe from day to day rather than having to leave the Today view and navigate to the Upcoming view; the ability to see the next Action in each project in the Today view so you don't have to do back and forth between Today and Projects.
If screen real estate is an issue, it strikes me that the Inbox, Anytime and Someday are duplicative..Version: 3.2.4
I have used them all...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..Version: 3.6
Fantastic way to organize big projects or daily tasksThe title says it all, this app is great. It allows you to create projects, repeating events, and organize them all either by date or by the area of life they relate to. Sounds complicated but the user interface is excellent and they provide a tutorial as well to make all the app has to offer as easy to utilize as possible. I love this app and practically depend on it to stay organized and on top of projects while also on track with daily tasks like working out and finishing work. It has amazing support for the Apple Watch, and many of its important functions can be used on the Apple Watch or simply by asking Siri. I can’t say enough great things about this app and I am grateful to the creators of it for giving the world such a wonderful and useful application..Version: 3.7.3
Organized my DepressionI know: it’s expensive, but I recommend this to everyone I know. It’s simple, customizable, you can make subcategories, group things up, put descriptions or steps, put deadlines, events, recurring tasks. Just in my experience, I can say it’s great for cooking, planning weddings, school projects, spring cleaning, moving, and even all of those at once. It sounds ridiculous, but this app straight up cured my depression. There were many times I couldn’t do a lot of every day tasks. This app let me see my progress, set more goals, and somehow taught me motivation. I’ve had this app for years and can say this is the life-changing organizing app that everyone needs no matter what age or where you are in life. People set all kinds of goals for themselves, and this app covers EVERYTHING and ANYTHING..Version: 3.12.3
Things is amazingI have issues with short-term memory, so I need help staying on track. I have tried so many apps, and Things is by far the best for me. It has been particularly helpful in the normal recurring tasks throughout my week, much better than relying on my calendar app. It is very easy to create a task and set it for a date in the future with a custom repeat. Having Things as a complication on my Watch helps me to actually do the stuff I agreed to do!
I could not get my Apple Watch to work as described, so I asked for help. It turned out I was doing it wrong, but Mick and Julia in Support were very patient with me, explaining and reviewing how it worked until I got it. I have Things on both my iPad and iPhone, and have given it as a gift. I recommend it very highly..Version: 3.9.7
Beautifully designed but..This is by far the most beautifully designed app I’ve ever used to manage my to-do-lists without sacrificing functionality. The feature I find most helpful is the ‘Upcoming’ tab where you can set up the app to pull data from all your calendars and list them chronologically in a compact color-coded format. I would have given the app 5 stars if the Upcoming tab listed ALL the future month’s tasks. Unfortunately, as of now, the Upcoming tab only lists the first 14 tasks/items which makes this app unusable and pointless to look at usually after the first week of the future month in my case. There is not even a way to expand the list to see the rest of your tasks beyond item # 14 when you are in the Upcoming tab, which is probably a bug. I would have given this app 4 stars if it was closer to the usual $3-4 price range but for around $9 I expected much more..Version: 3.8.6
Needs a web appI love the app and want to use it, but can't without a web app or Windows app. I spend 8 hours a day on a Windows Surface. The Surface goes with me into meetings, as mobile devices aren't allowed on the corporate Network, so I take all my notes on the Surface. It's a real pain to then create tasks in Things after the meeting by re-typing the action items into my phone.
With a web app I could at least enter my tasks on the Surface while in the meeting. 80% of my tasks are work related, in a Windows Enterprise, while all my personal device's are all iOS/Mac. I'm stuck using Todoist until something better comes along with web support or Windows client.
Things is a great app if you are 100% iOS/macOS. Probably the best iOS/macOS task app out there to be honest. If you need to interoperate with any other OS, there's no Web app so you're out of luck..Version: 3.4.3
Elegant, useful To Do appThis app has exactly what is needed for an efficient, useful, and seamless To Do app. I read a review complaining about certain things it lacks; to me those are all of the useless bells and whistles that clutter up other similar apps while adding nothing in terms of my needs. Things has clearly been very well thought through. It’s exactly the app I needed for keeping track of personal and work tasks, recurring tasks, jotting down ideas, etc. The $10 price tag is completely worth it, especially since there is no monthly fee. (My previous app—which I had paid for—updated automatically, and sudden I couldn’t use it anymore without paying $6/month). I haven’t used Things for very long, but I am already a very loyal customer..Version: 3.12.5
Love the new versionBeen a Things user since way back in the mists of time; Things 3 brings clarity and freshness back to how clear Things felt at 1.0 (when iOS was heavy and my list of Things was still small). Well done!
Honest: just yesterday, I wrote a review asking for collapsible Areas, and today they roll out the feature. Talk about responsive developers! (Obviously, kidding; I’m sure that took a lot of thought and work: thank you!) The implementation of hiding Areas is great; the modification to the icon in collapsed state, and the animation in and out of it, are perfect. (I do wish on Mac I could option-open or option-close to open or close all.)
I’d love to also see headings in Areas, and Undo everywhere. Maybe support for Shake to Undo? I'm not a huge fan of shaking my phone around in the air like a lunatic, so I suppose the method is less important than the result, but some universal method for Undo is really needed; I’ve had a few errant taps that deleted or moved something I didn’t mean to, and the time to try to remember what that was and fix it is just lost time. Please? Undo?
Overall, excellent app, refinements just keep making it better. Yay!.Version: 3.5.1
Pretty GoodUpdate: love that the notifications don’t disappear even when phone turns off. Thumbs up for that. Because if I miss notification or something happens. It stays until I proceed do some sort of action. Even if I open app notifications don’t disappear like other apps. Very happy just wish scheduling a reminder was a bit easier.
Great App. Think it’s a bit confusing on how to make reminders especially when doing it for a year from now. But it seems reliable only wish it wud have an option for those that would like a nag reminder bcuz we all can not here the reminders go off f we are busy. Would like to see the option to change reminder alert & snooze options like Sorted 3. I do think it should have a better pop calendar view for easier choosing but I recommend the app highly.Version: 3.8.7
Almost...Overall this app is highly flexible without being overly complex. As I’ve been capturing my tasks, I’ve noticed a couple oddities and omissions though.
Two things I’d like to see in future iterations are the ability to collapse a section header that has content tasks in it, and perhaps see a progress indicator or count of complete vs open tasks in that group... I use those for phases of projects so tracking completeness is helpful there...
The feature I’m really looking for is setting a due date (as opposed to assigning a date to the todo items and ending up with a bunch of past due items). Maybe an accomplish view like the upcoming that breaks things down into sections like today, this week, this month, eventually, etc. sometimes things are so nebulous in my to do life just knowing what I have to accomplish and what’s immediately important in a week is super helpful..Version: 3.10.5
Great app BUT...I’ve been looking for a good todo list app for a while now. After searching and researching, I have come to you all. I am happy about that and will use the app!
An $80 buy-in to use across platforms?! That is steep. It’s more than most video games and more than a tank of gas for most vehicles! The easy thing to say is that you don’t have to buy it on all platforms, to which I say you are right, but for productivity’s sake it shouldn’t be that difficult to enter in.
So two things:
1) Lower the cost of entry. I understand making the app for different platforms takes time but the iOS (and future iPad OS) should be made to work with both iPhone and iPad WITHOUT paying $30. I understand the work and coding needed for the macOS app. But maybe up the app to $15 or $20 and allow it to work both on iPhone and iPad WITHOUT SEPARATE PURCHASE.
2) Location-specific/Geofence Tasks. This is amazing and the one thing that you app doesn’t do compared to both the Reminders app and my current todo app of choice: 2Do. Being able to do this would be appreciated and work well as a reminder for those that travel to separate work environments with separate tasks at each. It'd help with keeping "things" in line. (see what I did there?)
Overall a great app. I believe these tweaks will help though..Version: 3.9.2
Over HypedFor what this app does, I really think it’s over priced and over hyped. It has some nice features like I can see my today list on my apple watch. It does what it says but its not really more than a simple list todo app. I really wish there was a calendar view. Like in ‘Upcoming’, if you could tap the calendar icon and actually see a calendar. There’s no way to see details more than a week in advance. So if you like to plan out your month, this isn’t the app for you. Also, when I am scheduling a repeating task on a specific day for the next week, the app doesn’t recognize the day. It always wants to repeat on Wednesday and I have to change it. Its minor, yes, but still annoying. Same thing with repeating a monthly task. It doesn’t recognize the date and I have to manually put it in. Honestly, I regret buying it. There are cheaper and better options on the app store..Version: 3.3
Great app but for me, missing connectivityThere’s no doubt that Things is an amazing application and well thought out. For my workflow, I’d really like the ability to work on tasks with others. Currently, you can only send a list. You can’t collaborate. Also. I love the “evening” feature BUT you can’t include it with your repeatable todos. So each day that I have to manually assign my evening todo to the “evening” category. This should get fixed. Another suggestion: be able to use natural language in the main section of the todo. Currently you have to first select the calendar picker to do this. And, while on the subject of the calendar picker- let’s have a “tomorrow” button in addition to the others.
Now, those are my suggestions, but there are many, many things that are great in this app. Hopefully some of my other wants will be included in a future release..Version: 3.2.4
The last time I’ll switch to-do list appsIf you find yourself switching between personal to-do list apps often because nothing feels “quite right”, you should try Things 3. It has completely replaced and simplified my Trello process, which I had relied on religiously for the last two years, but never felt perfect. Things keeps me focused on what I want to be focused on while integrating with my behemoth catch-all list, but without overwhelming me like looking at all my Trello cards did. Seamless integration with iCal calendars was not something I was looking for, but now wouldn’t want to live without. I would spend 10x what I paid for this app, it’s that spot-on in terms of flexibility and reliability..Version: 3.9.6
Good, but could be great.I’ve been through most todo apps. I downloaded this, tried it for a week, then had to switch back to 2Do. The app is missing crucial elements like the ability to set repeating reminders outside of numbered time frames. For example, you can repeat every x days, weeks, months, etc but not, say, every Tuesday and Thursday every 2 weeks. It also has no location based reminders, which the developers don’t seem to provide good reason for. Finally: there are no reasonable ways to attach things or url extensions easily. Even adding basic support to link a contact later so you can make a reminder like “text Steve later” and have that launch messages is something other apps can do. Overall it is a beautifully designed app, but until it’s functions match 2Do I can’t justify purchasing any more of the suite..Version: 3.8.4
It just works. Better than many othersThere are many tasks apps out there that are very efficient but this one has found a way to take that up a notch in it’s simplicity and intuitiveness. The features are what make this so special. You want to make a note of something while you’re thinking about it, then later revise to add a reminder? Done. Folders, and even deeper Area projects, with options to drag and drop anywhere without complications? Also done. Seamless integration with your calendar apps? Instantaneous. Widget info that is clean and simple? Yes. I am really loving it. It is just as attractive as other apps with beautiful animations but this is so easy that it is fun as well. Highly recommended..Version: 3.13.13
Love it… Just one thingI love this app so much. It keeps me very organized and one you get the hang of how it works everything is very simple. I’ve been using it on my phone and Apple Watch for a few months and there is only one complaint I have. I know the version for Apple Watch is very new but I really wish that you could add a to do using the scribble feature instead of dictation. I would love to use this to keep track of my assignments when I am in class but the dictation feature is not ideal for that seeming as it isn’t exactly acceptable to talk to your wrist in the middle of a lesson. Anyways I hope to see this feature in further updates but for now I am still very satisfied..Version: 3.10.10
Great app, just one suggestion!This app is seriously life-changing. Being an adult with ADHD this really helps manage my tasks and to-dos. It takes a little time to get used to it, but once you do, it’s so easy to customize, move tasks around, change dates, etc. I love that I can get the same information on my MacBook and my iPhone so that I’m always on track.
The one thing I have not seemed to find in any app is the ability to allocate specific timeframes for each task. With this app, you can easily see tasks you need to complete for “today”, but I would love to be able to designate times for each task and receive reminders when I should be moving on to the next task. With this one change, this app would really do everything!.Version: 3.7.5
A bit overrated and expensive.Expensive when you consider you need to pay separately for iPhone, iPad and osx. Most todo apps at least include all ios versions. To get this on your phone and iPad you'll end up paying $30. Why? They're the same OS. Apple watch complication also needs some work. Right now its just a shortcut to the app with no relevant information. I used Clear for many years and it is by far a simpler app without all the functionally but waaaaay more fun to use and unique. Also cheaper and takes care of all devices. Sometimes I feel like I'm spending more time creating todo lists in this app than actually getting things done. If you don't have an apple watch consider something like Google keep. Enough functionality to compete with this this app, syncing on all decices and free..Version: 3.9.2
Almost PerfectI can’t stress how useful, simple, and amazing this app is for me. I have tried many, including Todoist. Things 3 blows all of them out of the water in almost every aspect. The only reason I am not giving it 5 starts is in hopes the developers add a rewards/tracking feature. The more you input/keep up with your tasks, the more you level up. I’m sure this was on the board and was likely a trade-off made for simplicity. Yet it can always be added as an option, for those that like to have this. I personally want it because it keeps me motivated. I would say that is the only thing Todoist has over Things 3.
If this feature is added, this app becomes without a question not only 5 starts, but the best of its kind..Version: 3.2.2
Best productivity app I've ever usedI am a planner person, I work off lists (analog and digital) all the time and if I don't have my lists, you best believe I'm getting nothing done and feel like a lost puppy. Enter this app: Things, I just purchased it today, entered everything I needed to do (I have my wedding in 5 days!!) and I feel like I can rule the world. I WISH I looked and found this app years ago. It's very streamlined and has absolutely everything I need in terms of list-making, creating projects with notes and their own to-do lists, creating days where a task sits or deadline, repeating tasks, having tags and syncing calendars to the app. It has everything I've ever needed in a productivity app and more that I didn't know would be useful!! I LOVE THIS APP!! Low key hoping it can help me get the rest of my life together :-).Version: 3.2
A Masterpiece of UX Design!Happened across Things in the story about featured iOS 13 apps, and so happy I did. To all the people at Cultured Code: thank you. What truly sets this task management app apart from everything else is the incredible attention paid to every aspect of the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). Everything has a purpose, and functionality is never duplicated. Every interaction and gesture feels natural and makes sense. There is no fluff, no hidden features, or tools looking for a purpose. The iconography in the UI is just perfect, there’s never any confusion about what anything does.
It just works.
As an adult with ADHD running a business, keeping organized is something I’ve struggled with for years. Previous to trying Things, I was using a combination of the native iOS Calendar (synced to google calendar), Notes, Reminders, and also carried a pencil and notebook for quick notes/sketches/planning/collaboration. Things basically takes all of the useful parts of those apps and integrates them in a seamless and effortless way. I can just open it up and start throwing in tasks. I can easily drag and drop those tasks to the right category. If a task needs additional info I just tap it and start adding notes, or if it is something easily broken up into smaller chunks another tap and I can quickly add a sub-list to it. Task turned a little more complex than some notes and a list can comfortably handle? Just tap convert to project and bam now that task is a project that can hold its own tasks each with its own notes and/or lists.
The best part of Things though really has to be how unobtrusive it is. Nothing ever gets in the way. It does exactly what you want it to, and makes those planning tools exceptionally easy so you’ll actually use them..Version: 3.10
Marc 2020-08-01.Version: 3.12.8
Fairly good but missing some featuresI have tried many task management apps, from simple checklists all the way to very complex ones, and Things3 lands in the middle. It is certainly more capable than a basic checklist, it has a number of nice features, and a nicely crafted UI/UX. It is a definite plus that the app is one-time-purchase as opposed to a subscription like so many others have become. (Some apps are worthy of being a subscription but a to-do list isn't one of them.)
On the other hand it is missing some other features that are now standard in other to-do apps. It also lacks some basic features that would benefit most users and not complicate the user experience at all. Unfortunately the company behind the app is notably quiet about features it is considering, working on, or that have even been put on a ‘roadmap’. This approach is a shame when many other similar apps/services are more communicative & transparent these days.
TLDR; All in all, watch the promo videos for Things3 and be aware that that is all are getting before you buy. It is pretty good but it has limitations..Version: 3.13.8
Just use Apple’s Reminders appThe layout doesn’t make sense, the Apple Watch integration is unintuitive and you have to buy the app again for an iPad or a Mac. I saw the high ratings and the description sounds good. Basically, you can add tasks to today view in the iPhone and see them in the watch, but the other tasks are not available. If you add a task from the watch, it doesn’t appear on the watch. It just feels like a poor effort. Maybe they don’t own an Apple Watch? Checking recent reviews, I see that the large number of high ratings came earlier. Then I explored Apple’s Reminderss app and found that it is quite powerful now. And everything is accessible on the Apple Watch, iPad and Mac, the way it should be. Update: I checked the Apple Watch help on the website and it just says what I already did. You only see today view, not other tasks and adding after adding a task to the watch, it disappears from the watch. With multiple taps it can be added to today and according to the dev, you can make adding to the today view a default. Anyway, the app isn’t for me and not interested in reinstalling again. Reminders does all that I need and is included for free..Version: 3.13.11
Keep it up. Got a bugI started using it again and I’m loving it.
Protect the speed!
Bug: Adding new to-do from safari by share just disappeared..Version: 3.13.16
Almost perfectI have been searching for a way to combine my “getting things done” productivity world, and my “outliner world” where I plan projects. Things is the closest app I have found to bring these two worlds together in a way that is functional, beautiful and intuitive.
I love the tagging, dates, inbox, and headings. The reason I wrote “Almost” perfect is that I want to be able to collapse headings, areas, and notes (under project titles). Without the ability to collapse these the work environment can get cluttered..Version: 3.2.2
WidgetsPlease make the widgets on dark mode nicer.Version: 3.13.13
Add to iCalI would rate 5 if there was an add to iCal feature!.Version: 3.13.13
Beautiful app!Been using Things on all my devices for years. It’s excellent!.Version: 3.13.13
PerfectIf you need a robust project management app for Apple devices look no further! Keeps everything on track for work, it’s beautiful and sits nicely in iOS and macOS. And it’s not a subscription - just pay for the apps and you’re done! LOVE Things!!.Version: 3.13.13
Optimized appReally efficient.Version: 3.13.9
My favourite appUpdated review.Version: 3.13.8
Amazingly useful appThings can be used in a simple manner or in as complex manner as you wish. It is a very powerful app. Thoroughly recommended! Don't hesitate to use Things..Version: 3.13.8
Logbook feature requestI love it. One suggestion I have is a setting to be able to clear the logbook after a chosen period of time, e.g. daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, manually..Version: 3.13.8
App is working greatSo far no complaints about this app. I read the first part of “Getting Things Done” by Dave Allen and the concept of capturing ideas and then following the process. I’ve got a lot of things going on and this app has kept me very organized. For years I was using a paper scheduler day to day, that showed the week and the month but things would change and over the years I didn’t even have enough room to write everything down. This app has just been amazing for my workflow.
Next mission is to find a notes app for more detailed things I’m thinking and everything will be fantastic. Shoutout to the team who created this app!.Version: 3.13.8
First weekIt’s only been a week and I’m still learning the intricacies. It is easy to use and I got value out of it the first day..Version: 3.13.7
So far so goodTesting the app and so far so good. Paid for the iPhone version. Mac trial is 15 days and the sync works. Really enjoy the feel of the iPhone app and entries on the Mac with plenty of support for efficient keyboard entry.
I started task management with Remember the Milk and been using OmniFocus for years. They each work differently. Finding that I am engaged really well with Things 3 so far.
In general I really like the composition of the app with areas, projects, tasks and checklists - it’s very straightforward.
My plan is to use the iPhone and Mac apps for two weeks and see how I like it.
Oh - re pricing - one benefit is family sharing seems to be available - so if this keeps working for me I can share with my family members - and unlike OmniFocus or RTM I feel the app will be manageable as a task app for all..Version: 3.13.7
AmazingThis is the best to do app out there. I was looking for a replacement to OmniFocus because their prices were absolutely ludicrous and I stumbled on Things 3. It does almost everything OmniFocus does but it is much easier to use and looks great! Not only that but one can buy Things3 for a reasonable 1 Time purchase. I am very happy with things 3.
The only thing I would do to improve it would be to add headings in the areas section and to have headings in general collapse. That and offer the ability to have tags as a separate section. These improvements do not diminish Things 3 in any way, but are potential enhancements that will give customers everything they need so that they never have to even look at any other terrible subscription based apps (OmniFocus) claiming to help with GTD but actually wasting their time and money.
Bravo Developers you have yourself a fan. I am going to purchase the iPad version of the app sometime as well because you have not tried to screw your customers over with terrible overpriced subscription models..Version: 3.13.7
Life changingI don’t say this lightly. This is one of the all-time greatest apps. Huge kudos to no subscription model too..Version: 3.13.6
I’d give it 6 stars if you can add location function!The best! Pls add location function to thing 3!.Version: 3.13.6
Great appThis is coming from a productivity geek. I use it on iPhone and Mac. I like the integration with Airmail too. I wish the font wouldn’t keep getting smaller on an email chain but otherwise I’m pleased. Steven in support helped me quickly with a question I had after an update..Version: 3.13.6
Amazing product and always up to dateI just love the new widgets. You can easily choose which list to show. I just made a smart stack with today, upcoming, anytime, deadlines. I can easily swipe between them and have my tasks visible at all times. Awesome job!.Version: 3.13.5
It’s the bestBeen using it for years, no complaints..Version: 3.13.5
AmazingBest app I’ve ever used..... EVER!
iPhone user for 10+ years.Version: 3.13.5
An app that deliverI guess it’s a like all German design. It’s respond to functions. A great app that does more with plenty of well integrated practical features. The Ui is super simple which make a gentle learning curve. I look forward to see the result of my daily use of this list app in my personal and professional life and activities..Version: 3.13.5
A life saver. Best thing I’ve come across by a long shotI love it.Version: 3.13.4
👍AppHave only had this app for a few days but absolutely love it! Works flawlessly!.Version: 3.13.4
Pretty GoodI would definitely recommend adding support for pictures or scans. I wish there was an option for iCloud sync instead of your servers..Version: 3.13.4
Good app, WIDGET FUNCTIONALITYThis app combined with fantastical is my entire life. Don’t want to give this less than 5 stars but hear my comment out.
My complaint is just about widget/shortcut functionality, which is completely fine because of course these are new features.
1. When you add a todo from the widget, it puts it in your inbox instead of the list displayed
2. Limited shortcut support. Need to see a list in a shortcut workflow without it just opening the app in the background, need to be able to pull information out of a list as a shortcut variable, and need to be able to edit a list not just write(eg check off all to-do’s in a list to clear it.
3. Limited export support. This isn’t a big deal if you improve the shortcut support(like pulling list info as a variable), but it would be nice to allow myself to export my things to today’s calendar and vice versa..Version: 3.13.4
Fantastic it simple and complexThis app is the best of both worlds. I have used many programs nothing comes close to the ease of use with the list of potential functions.
It’s definitely well built..Version: 3.13.3
GreatI have the app on both my iPhone and iPad and suddenly the two are not in sync. When a create a reminder on my iPad it doesn’t automatically show up on my iPhone. This problem needs to be fixed!.Version: 3.13.4
FlexibleThings gives me the flexibility I need in a to-do app! Not every task I do is a simple task - some have sub tasks, some have deadline dates, and others... I need to arrange their priority. Things 3 does that!.Version: 3.13.1
Really great app but needs better integrationReally great app on its own. Although today we live in a connected world with an ecosystem of smart devices and apps for various purposes.
This requires any app that wants to stay at the top of the charts easy way to integrate with other apps and devices.
Email-to doesn’t cut it anymore.
On the positive side:
The integration with iOS reminders is great, but it supports only one reminders folder.
Calendar integration also works great.
Even without integration the UI and UX are sufficient for someone to find Things a great todo app. I switched to it from a different app that had better integration, just because of the UX here is so much better.Version: 3.13.2
Use along side Bullet JournalTurns out I need both a Bullet Journal (because fountain pen on paper is remembered better than typed words in an app) and I need Things. Things is terrific for very long range plans, repeated tasks, notes I can search on, and such. Been using Things for years, since before it had a Cloud..Version: 3.13
OF -> Things 3New computer. New Catalina. The two week install nightmare. Prohibitive sub costs of Omni Group products made me migrate to Things 3. To be fair I was only using 8% of OmniFocus' power and T3 already feels a more appropriate product to my needs. Cultured Code would be wise to continue to offer perpetual licenses - that's where the loyalty is..Version: 3.12.8
As advertised. Decent productivity appA good productivity app that allows you to create and prioritize task lists. Best bang for your buck if you have an Apple Watch to use with it. A tad overpriced for what it does, IMO, but I’m glad to have an app that is one time purchase and no subscription fees..Version: 3.12.8
Best External BrainIf I think of something I have to do, I add it to Things. Upcoming event? Same. Project planning? Yup. I have been using this app for > 10 years and it is supreme in every way. Worth the money. I just recovered from a dead phone and the Cloud Sync reloaded everything my new phone. It holds the place of prominence on the bottom tray of my iPhone screen - only 4 apps hold that position! It is the best external brain app out there, especially if you own a Mac..Version: 3.12.7
To do- write reviewA good app for organizing things. It has projects and categories, which most apps don’t. Also it syncs from my desktop to my phone. Now to do all the things on my lists!.Version: 3.12.7
Best Organizer App AvailableMy phone contains my life and work, hence a solid and efficient organizer/project management application is vital if you roam in today’s global and electronic environment. If have tried many apps over time, and I am a hard to please perfectionist. This app is simply perfect in every aspect, and its smart and thought-through functions are stunning. If you are serious about performance and efficiency, this “Maybach of organizers” is your last organizer ever purchased. Yes, pricey, but money well spent..Version: 3.12.6
Simple and ElegantThis is my first productivity app download. I need to consolidate my priorities, and Things makes this dead simple. As another reviewer mentioned, the app never gets in its own way. Seamless experience..Version: 3.12.6
Lovely, intuitive appExcept won’t let you apply bold or italic on text; but maybe they don’t want the app to get ouf of hand with rich text. Also I wish that ctrl enter would bring you to a new line, and enter close the to do; unfortunately it is the opposite, which makes no sense. Still is a 5 star app on all devices..Version: 3.12.1
Love it!!! (But....)I really do love this app. It helps tremendously in day-to-day remembering.
The only thing is I wish you could highlight certain words in your lists. Or that the “tags” were colour-coded so that a quick glance is also a reminder.
But mostly I love the one-time (slightly high) fee and that there is no need to pay monthly. A monthly fee is the worst creation EVER.Version: 3.12.6
Please improve the iconGreat app. iPhone app icon is a turn off..Version: 3.12.5
Bring back direct sync!I don’t want to use the cloud. It’s too much of a security risk. My watch used to sync directly to my phone, but this last update broke it. It demands that I upload everything to their company. Now I can’t use Things on my watch at all..Version: 3.12
Apple watch app disappointingThe app for the phone is good but ehat you can see on apple watch is very disappointing. Just a day view. Impossible to see the next days.Version: 3.12
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