Things 3

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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.


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.


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:


This is a truly incredible update, with dozens of powerful new features. See the “What’s New” section below for a full list.


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.


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.

Things 3 App Description & Overview

The applications Things 3 was published in the category Productivity on 2017-05-18 and was developed by Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG. The file size is 70.54 MB. The current version is 3.4.2 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Things 3.4 introduces three great new features: Linking to Things, Powerful Automation, and Handover from other apps – all made possible by our brand new Things URLs!

Things now supports a special kind of link (or URL) that starts with “things:”. These links can be used to quickly jump to a to-do or list in Things from other apps. To generate a link on your iPhone or iPad: in the top right corner of a list, tap (v) > Share > Copy Link. For a to-do, tap to expand it, then tap ••• > Share > Copy Link.

Things’ links can also be used to execute a broad range of powerful commands from outside of the app – to create to-dos, show tag filters, perform searches, and so on. Use apps like Workflow, Launcher, or Launch Center Pro to automate your most common workflows.

Other apps can now easily send data into Things. For example, the mind mapping app MindNode allows you to brainstorm your ideas and then “hand them over” as a Things project when the time is right. Other developers wanting to export data to Things can easily do so with our open source Swift library.

See our blog for more information about these new features:

This release also enables diacritic-insensitive search (i.e., searching for “uber” will also find “über”, “francais” will find “français”, etc.).

—— New in Things 3.4.2 ——
• Improved stability and bug fixes.

Things 3 App Tips, Tricks and Rules

Things 3 Reviews

Kurt the Reviewer

Fantastic task manager  Kurt the Reviewer  5 star

I have been using to-do lists for over 30 years on paper, spreadsheets, pre-printed forms, Word documents, and a variety of downloaded software programs and websites. This is the first one that after using for a while I feel like I’ll be using daily in a year from now. Kudos to the development team on creating a robust set of features that are implemented in a attractive way. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the improvements it will make in my life.

Mr Cocktail

It’s a solid tool...  Mr Cocktail  4 star

As the CEO of an emerging company I have a lot of plates spinning at any one moment. This App has had a measurable impact on our productivity and my ability to manage multiple groups, working on numerous projects at any one time. The only downside, is the reporting function is very limited. I’d love to see more options. That would be a 5-Star App!


Really useful app  jamesblunt1  4 star

I really do love the app, however, I would appreciate the option to view a calendar mode, and see when I have things due in the perspective of a calendar.


Recent update breaks the iPhone X version  Qiuwch  1 star

Recent update makes the screen to randomly flush without a reason, this happens when navigate around different panels. It looks like the some crush happened and immediate recover which causes this. I have both iPhone 6s and x. Only the x shows this behavior. No difference after delete and reinstall. Very annoying and hope to fix it soon. One star is only to hope developer can see this and fix it soon. I do love this app.


Par Excellence!  Shanavas£Shan  5 star

I have downloaded Things hours ago it is too early to write a review I know, but have to. Things is an awesome simple UI app with all the necessary features available but I suggest you to add dark theme (automatic change, don't want to shuffle buttons), location based alerts and touch ID to secure personal ideas from drooling eyes. The app is a must have one. I was watching Things over months and is simplicity make it best in its category.


Things 3 is a must have for productivity  Andronicals  5 star

I have used almost all of the productivity apps out there, from Wunderlist to Todoist to Omnifocus and more. Things is remarkable in striking the perfect balance between ease of use and productivity. Not overflowing with menus but also not lacking any major features. My favorite app for sure!


Steep learning curve  Sammala  5 star

But very well built by people who care. Definitely do the iOS to-do/tutorial that comes with the app—it is essential guidance.


Almost there... Pun intended  newrkv1  3 star

This is a great app! However, a lack of location based reminders is a killer. As much time has been spent on this app, it's unfortunate that it lacks a seemingly basic function to implement into the app. I invested $10 for the app on my iPhone, $20 for iPad, and $50 for the MacBook versions. That's a lot of money and then to find out it doesn't have location based reminders. It has great potential, but I seem to have wasted money since location based reminders are a must have for me. Other things I would like to see are; -IFTTT integration -Menu Bar widget for MacBook -Expanded sharing functionality -Option to insert attachments

Vulgar demos

Almost great  Vulgar demos  4 star

This app is a breath of fresh air after years of OmniFocus. Doesn’t make you lose track of tasks or have you depend on making annoying “perspectives.” I only wish the developers rethought how start dates work and how recurring tasks appear. Right now both are very confusing.

Sir Sawyer S

Needs a calendar view  Sir Sawyer S  1 star

This app would be perfect with a calendar view so you can see a multi day event like on google calendar.

Carol Sag Lee

Good  Carol Sag Lee  5 star



Upgrade to 3 worth every penny.  LordOwl  5 star


Jason Fung

Screen flashing after every click  Jason Fung  1 star

Hi there, I know the app is awesome and that's why I bought the app. But for me, every time I click anything in the app, the screen just flash. For example, I click inbox, it flashes,check +button, it flashes. Is it just me or this is happening for every iPhone X user


Totally overpriced  JamesOnHisiPhone  2 star

A nice interface but for this high price, you can’t even collaborate on lists?! How did they get to V3 without this basic feature?


Screen flashes  KDeng37  3 star

Before & after the latest update: recently I have been seeing flicks of white flashes on the screen when I clicked the buttons to add an item / log complete / view a list...


This is the app I have been waiting for my whole life!  Liz9898  5 star

Even in school I used to carry a little note book around with me called ‘Things to do book’. I remember my friends used to think it was hilarious. Well, this app is brilliant and I have tried a lot of productivity apps. I have been an avid Evernote user for years, but this app really helps to clarify my goals and sort out my thoughts and therefore what daily actions I need to take each day. It is expensive, but honestly, I think it is worth it if you are serious about getting more streamlined about your life and need clarity....


A little buggy  Bulletcatch  3 star

This could be an amazing app unfortunately it gets a bit frustrating at times to use. Trying to add notes or edit reminders sometimes requires 10 or more attempts to get the keyboard to show up. Would also be nice to have a calendar view of upcoming events to give a better overall snap shot of upcoming events rather than having to scroll down to see if there is anything planned on that day. Price is steep at $14, $8 seems fair for what the app does and also compared to other apps that do similar things. Other than that the app is great and is still the best daily organisation app I have found amongst the competition.

In the black

Hands down the best task management app  In the black  5 star

Beautifully and meticulously designed. I have tried many To-do / task apps and nothing compares to its balance of simplicity and functionality. The only shortcoming is the inability to share or delegate tasks. I’ve been trying to find something similar for teams and nothing comes close to Things 3. If the developers ever created a team version, it would solve all my project management software needs.


Fantastic App, system pricing a bit off  ANXIETYHANGOVER  5 star

I think Things 3 is incredible. It is a wonderfully designed piece of software. I just feel the Mac component is too expensive, it’s certainly out of pricing range for me. As much as I would love to have it, i cannot afford to pay 3x what the iPhone app costs. Perhaps its more a testament to how good value things 3 for iPhone is? Either way I cannot recommend things 3 highly enough, it is really a hallmark for good iOS software.


Annoying bug  Forestspirit101  4 star

Black screen for a second when swiping left to right to go back to menu side bar on iPhone 7


Locked in!  A-Tohamy  2 star

3 words to start with: Love Things 3. The PRIMARY goal of Things 3 & what it’s all about is: Productivity In 2018, however, no one app that works alone can be productive. We’re way past that and I really don’t want my company to abandon Things 3 but it will unless the following happen very soon: - FULL integration with IFTTT (this means both ways/mail to things is a joke on productivity) - Android app


Wonderful app, yet still frustrating!  HeresMyTwoCents  2 star

I love this app. I've been a supporter since day one. I've sold the farm to purchase it on every available platform in every version they've ever released, and I don't regret it for a minute. I've spent my entire adult life developing software professionally in the mainframe industry, and so I believe in supporting good developers by paying them for their hard work. Things is a wonderful app that is loved by a lot of people. Just read the reviews. I'm one of them. I use it every day. But I absolutely despise the way Cultured Code pretends to take feedback from their loyal customers seriously, only to do nothing about it year after year. Version 3 is a big improvement, but the number of features still lacking after so many years is just breathtaking! There are far too many to list here, but the one that kills me is that we STILL cannot complete a recurring task early. Are you kidding me?! This is something that people need to do in real life on a regular basis! We've been begging for this feature for years, but as usual, our requests are completely being ignored. So, for example, if you have a task that repeats after completion and isn’t due for another week or so, but you want to go ahead and get it done today, (like getting your oil changed a little early)... there is no way to mark it as complete in Things. Can't do it. Can't be done. You have to either delete the entire task and then re-create it and set up the whole recurring pattern again, or you have to wait until the task actually comes due, and then mark it as complete at that time... which then throws off your next actual due date. This architecture is so insanely archaic, words cannot begin to express how utterly frustrating it is to have to constantly work around this stupid problem. Hey guys, wake up! I'm one of your biggest fans, and I'm giving you a 2 star review! This is a problem that has been crippling your app for years, and your customers have been extremely patient dealing with it, but we shouldn't still have to be dealing with it in 2018!

Pete Kl

The best GTD app ever!!!  Pete Kl  5 star

I can’t say enough good things about this app. It’s so intuitive and easy to use. I’ve been killing it on the productivity front since I get this app. Well worth the money!


Makes sense  daugfly  5 star

It works well and there is nothing too complicated about it however it has a sophisticated layout. Best productivity app I’ve used. All the features I need are right there when I need them.


Excellent task manager  politicshound  5 star

I rely on things to keep my life in order. Use it everyday. Tried Omnifocus, but things has simplicity with just the right amount of functionality for me. Great job, cultured code!


Simplistic and easy  Jostab  5 star

First impression was that this app has one of the best tutorials I’ve gone through in most of my apps that even offer a tutorial. That and seeing how the app works has impressed me, well done, this is an app I will definitely continue to use.


Almost perfect, solid, worth the money  R33d79  5 star

I 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.


Fantastic  Donjovi  5 star

Using it for years. Tried them all free and not. This new version is clean and very usable. An absolute staple. Love the add to things function to send tasks to things for email. Makes this program close to perfect. Thanks.


Clean, beautiful, the best  Itotito  5 star

An absolute pleasure, the best TODO iPhone app.


Thought of everything and then some  redh4wk  5 star

I'm three days in to using Things, and am still discovering nice touches. It has all the features I required in a GTD app, and adds a bunch I didn't realize I needed. Glad I finally pulled the trigger on switching.

Cecilia Booth

Really helped my productivity!  Cecilia Booth  5 star

Really helped my productivity and it’s the first app/product of its kind that I’ve stuck to using for longer than the initial week or two. It’s part of my day now!


Over Rated  PO'B  4 star

I bought this on the reviews and an very disappointed for the cost and functionality it is a very basic your money. I am becoming more suspicious of the ratings on apps. and there legitimacy this been a case in point. It states 14 day to cancel purchase when I looked for refund it says not eligible I am surprised Apple is allowing this misleading advertising


My new favourite app  louisryan  5 star

Beautiful interface 🚀


Great TODO app  dueyfinster  5 star

Great todo app, love the new design.


Decent for what it's meant to do, a bit on the pricey side though  connokra  4 star

Decent for what it's meant to do, a bit on the pricey side though


After a long time of looking for the perfect organisation/productivity app I've finally found it  Logic-909  5 star

This is easily the best app I've used this year. A great redesign of an already good product that added tons of useful features! I'm hard to please and have lots of things I want to do in a single app like view my calendar, my to-dos, document my goals, create lists and projects, reminders, repeat task etc. and this is the first app that can do this and do it in a super simple and intuitive way. Highly recommended!


Excellent update to already awesome app  InsideiPhone  5 star

Been using things for quite sometime. It has become my daily driver. Be it work, home, personal, Things allows me to keep track of everything. Highly recommend.

Daemon (Cro)

Awesome  Daemon (Cro)  5 star

If you are Things 2 user, just do the right thing and get this one. If you are new, just do the right thing and get this one. My life would be unimaginable without Things to keep me on track.

Ger Hartnett

Great update  Ger Hartnett  5 star

Big improvement on an already great app.


Web App  Dino_Pat  4 star

Great app, use it every day but I would really like a web version or app that I could use on my Windows Desktop.


Loving this app!!  melrowly  5 star

Really well thought out. Easy to use - I’m feeling in control of all my lists!


Screen blanking out  SkylerJac  4 star

The apps really good but the recent update has caused the app to black out and twitch the animations aren't fluid enough


Simple  sajjasajeezy  5 star

Loving it. Product built for anyone. Simple and straightforward


Best productivity app!  WayneBerry  5 star

Things is the best productivity app by far - love it!

Warrick Jubber

Switched to Things 3 from Omnifocus  Warrick Jubber  5 star

I was a long-time, loyal user of Omnifocus 2 Pro and loved its features. However, the beauty and simplicity of Things 3 won me over. I love it! It's now the best app in its category in my opinion.

Niveus Vendo

Simple to use yet very effective  Niveus Vendo  5 star

I have stopped my subscription of the ToDo Cloud app after being with them for 3 years as the program stopped working correctly and after reporting the issues. THINGS is faster and easier to use and more effective with their tags during cross reference of To do items than ToDo Cloud. I did a lot of research on Wunderlist and Todoist and I am not impressed. If THINGS maintain there very high and efficient standards I am sure I will be with them for many a year.


Great tool to organize work and personal life  asmuts  5 star

Does an excellent job to help organize personal and work projects with tasks and reminders etc.


The upgrade is well worth it!  Zinno/za  5 star

Things is a very effective app to keep on top of tasks, from larger projects which can be broken down into smaller tasks, to reminders on small tasks. It helps with types of tasks, work vs personal. You can choose to schedule timing, or not, train a less structured approach. The new interface is a visual upgrade - great step forward. So now we can enjoy functionality combined with a pleasant, user-friendly interface. The one annoying feature is that you need to purchase for each device.

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