Things 3

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.

*Things is 20% off for one week to help our existing users migrate (but anyone can take advantage!) – discount ends May 26.*


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 40.29 MB. The current version is 3.0.2 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Things has been completely rebuilt, with excellent new features and a beautiful new design. Here’s what’s new on the iPhone:

How it looks, how it works, and how it feels – Things has been completely redesigned, with more clarity, improved workflows, better structure, and delightful animations. It’s a to-do list like no other.

It’s so much easier to handle your projects now that you can break them up with headings. Use them to create categories, milestones, or whatever you need.

Some things take several steps to complete but don’t require a full-blown project. So we now have Checklists, which help you break down the finer details of a to-do. Use them for shopping lists, when packing your bag for a trip, or to detail a process at work so you won’t miss a critical step.

Editing your lists on iOS now comes with lots of power, and no friction. Swipe to-dos to multi-select them, then edit them all at once: set their date, move them to another list, or tap and drag the group together.

Finally, a versatile way to insert a to-do right where you want it! Just drag the magical button with your finger and let go. You can also drag it toward the left margin in a project to create a Heading, or drop a new item to your inbox from any other list.

Display calendar events alongside your to-dos and stay on top of your schedule. They will show at the top of your Today list, and for each day in Upcoming, where you plan the week ahead.

Working with dates is super easy with the new When selector. Simply swipe on any to-do to bring it up, then quickly choose when you want to start: Today, a later date, or it on hold in Someday.

The When Selector has a magical ingredient: Natural Language Recognition. It smartly detects what you’re typing to work out what you mean... “Tom(orrow)”, “Sat(urday)”, “in fou(r days)”, “Au(gust 1)”. As you can see, it jumps to all the right conclusions.

Once you’ve made your plan, the Today list is your go-to place for all daily activities. Calendar events now display at the top, giving an outline of your schedule. Your to-dos follow, with a discrete section at the bottom called This Evening for things you’ll get to later in the day.

Plan your week ahead with the new Upcoming list. It shows everything on your agenda for the coming days: scheduled to-dos, repeating to-dos, deadlines, and calendar events. A quick peek at this list is all it takes to stay on top of your schedule.

One of Things’ most-requested features is now here: time-based reminders! You can add a reminder by typing (natural language recognition), or just speak to Siri. For those to-dos you absolutely cannot miss, reminders will give you peace of mind.

Search and navigation in Things is now extremely fast, with Quick Find. All you need to do is swipe down in any list and start typing – the name of a project, to-do, or tag – and instantly you’re taken there. It’s magic!

Just search for the name of any tag to pull up an app-wide filter. It shows all items with that tag across all your projects and areas. It’s a fantastically versatile way to view your to-dos.

Projects are now shown directly under their areas to keep everything tidy. Each one also has a progress indicator that shows just how close you are to achieving your goal.

The all-new Things is also available for Mac and iPad (sold separately). Go to our website to learn more:


From everyone here at Things, thanks for your support over the years! We hope you enjoy the all-new apps – please leave us a review and let us know what you think!

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Things 3 Reviews

Matt Killmon

Already great app gets better  Matt Killmon  5 star

Love the new look! Things has always been a great to-do list app and their cloud sync is rock solid stable. A great productivity companion on your phone and your Mac.


Upgraded from Things 2  UciJoker  5 star

As a user of Things 2, migrating all of my data into Things 3 was a snap!


Excellent app; Intrusive and annoying pop up rating request.  SammyCalYup  1 star

The app itself is wonderful. It's the best and most elegant task management app on the market. Everyone should buy it and use it. Unfortunately, I just experienced an intrusive pop up request asking me to rate the app on the App Store. Developers: do not do this! It is annoying and intrusive. If I want to rate your app, I will do it on my own. This isn't Candy Crush. I expect better from Cultured Code. I previously had a 5 star rating posted before I saw the pop up... too bad. If you get rid of the pop ups and I don't see them ever again, then I will try to remember to come back in the future and increase the star rating. The app is absolutely worthy of 5 stars without the pop up interruption. Until then: 1 star for sullying your otherwise superb app design with an intrusive pop up begging for a App Store rating.


Beautifully designed. Easy to use.  KSchneider  5 star

I am terrible about using task management apps. I always abandon them because they're frequently cumbersome or boring. Things is the first that I really see myself using. It's so effortless to use, and a truly beautiful interface that is intelligently designed. I love it.


A+  GunShield  5 star

The most important thing on my phone

Jack T. Turner, Esq.

A case study in good application design  Jack T. Turner, Esq.  5 star

Every app developer/designer should get this and the Mac version, if only to study the interactions; which are brilliantly designed. The app now has more capabilities while feeling simpler. I've been a longtime Things user and this an awesome update.


Been a strong supporter from the beginning  BeBo209  5 star

Great improvement with 3 - thanks


Just awesome  Credford  5 star

Above and beyond all other todo apps: Wunderlist, Todoist, Remember the Milk, Due, Reminders, Alarmed, the old version of Things. I've used them all. And the new Things takes it to a whole new level. The hierarchy capabilities alone make it the best. But on top of that they added an astoundingly easy to use interface on iOS and perfect keyboard commands on macOS. I've spent the last week happier with my task management than I have ever been.


Really just the best!  Ramfublio  5 star

Anything that is a barrier to actually doing things is a problem. I find that Omni focus is cluttered in demand too much of me. The simplicity of things and it's power make it absolutely essential to getting things done. For me since I'm not as much of a power user in need of crazy integrations I find that things is just better than Omni focus.

Mr. Javelina

Well done. Great UI.  Mr. Javelina  5 star

Well done. Great UI.


Loving the new app  Ttttyyyyy48364  5 star

I am loving the new app. It is beautifully designed. As a long time OmniFocus user, I think I have found my new task manager. I mostly use my task managers from iPhone or iPad. And OmniFocus really only works if you mostly use it from your Mac.

Lilma Eifert

Gorgeous and powerful  Lilma Eifert  4 star

Very impressive. As soon as repeats get added to tasks in projects, it's definitely a 5-star


The best only better  Jeff_Lyons  5 star

One of the greatest GTD apps is now smarter, prettier and faster.


WOW.  A-Tohamy  5 star

It is amazing! Thank you! P.S. please add full Siri support! (Where I can tell Siri to add a to-do to X project in Things. Or to Today/Tonight in Things)


Love  C#J#  5 star

Love this app. I was using Things 2 and loved it. I switched to this new version it was great.


Greatness!  JWHankins  5 star

Best app of it's kind!

Zeno Popovici

Very good but still lacking import and collaboration features  Zeno Popovici  3 star

It's absolutely fantastic. What it lacks and why I moved away last year was real import features. We live in a connected world and our tasks live on a bunch of other systems. (Trello, Jira, GitHub ...) Manually entering these in Things just to have everything in one place is painful. Also there's no collaboration at the very basic level available. The ability to set a task for someone. This is what's always been missing in Things and that's never been addressed. Also recurring task can't be saved in a project (only in an area) which defeats the purpose. Areas are now behaving like projects but aren't projects. You can't have headings in them, but you can have anything else you have in a project. Decide what they are and be consistent.

TPB, Esq.

Good app but still limited  TPB, Esq.  3 star

Visually pleasing app but doesn't allow repeating tasks in projects, hides projects too easily, and can't add attachments. I hope it improves because it's definitely the most attractive of the task managers.


Worth the Money!  Frazierfd  5 star

I was thrown back by how much the app was for my iPhone + iPad + Mac BUT it is well worth every penny I paid. Great App!


No calendar scheduling  Smirkowitz  3 star

I like the app, but it is purely a task manager. The app does not allow you to enter or edit calendar events (in the app they are view only), which means having to use 2 different apps to manage your day. For me, this is a major drawback. If the developers would add calendar functionality, this would easily be a 5 star app.

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