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.


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 57.22 MB. The current version is 3.1.1 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

• Fixed a crash on iOS 11 beta (if you disabled notifications as a workaround, you can re-enable them).
• Improved stability and bug fixes.

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Things 3 Reviews


It's pretty good, but not quite 💯 for me.  bagarwood  4 star

I have been a Things user since version two. Though I appreciate the fantastic new user interface, I simply cannot get excited about all of the "new features". I feel this software continues to fall behind others in regards to feature set. HOWEVER, as I said, I very much appreciate the TLC of the design, user experience, and the ability to purchase each app one time and have full functionality without having to subscribe to premium services. That being said... As of 6/7/17... Pros: ☑️ UI/UX (Things has never failed here.) ☑️ One-Time Purchases (no need for premium.) ☑️ GTD Task Flow ☑️ Simple Rescheduling ☑️ Siri Import ☑️ Calendar Import ☑️ Organizational Task Headings ☑️ Snooze (10 Minutes) ☑️ Task Repeat ☑️ Task Duplication Cons: ❌ No Cross Platform ❌ No Collaboraton ❌ No File Uploads ❌ No Custom Smart Lists ❌ No Calendar Sync Personal Prefs: ➕ "Tomorrow" swipe scheduling option. ➕ "Weekend" swipe scheduling option. ➕ Kanban view for projects on macOS app would be cool. ➕ Web browser interface at least. (for cross platform).


Great intuitive software!  Danomac303  5 star

Deserving of the highest rating, I love this app. It is naturally intuitive and easy to use yet powerful. Awesome!

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Wish I could get my money back.  jay elen  2 star

--Former fan and heavy user of Things 2-- New version looks better, but aside from that you're forking over 10 dollars for one new feature: make a list within a list (free in other apps). Again, aesthetically, it needed an update, but even the animations and feel of the app are lacking. The blue button nice, but is not intuitive. Nothing remarkable here, can't even share lists yet. Definitely not interested in their desktop app after trying this one.


Doesn't have one of my favorite features  DanoSLC22  3 star

The app that I've used for years is "Errands". That app allows for reminders of upcomming events. However Things 3 will only allow reminders the day of the event and only once (not nagging every minute until complete). Because of this, I have to create an event for say Thursday, but if I need to contact the client on Wednesday to remind them, I then need to create a second event on that day. Not as effecient as I would like. If that is not a concern for you, I'm sure you will love this app. If they would allow multiple reminderes on different days, I too would love this app. But for now, I'm going back to Errands.


Repeat Problems  Papacapp12345  3 star

Good app, but can't check off a repeating task the day before it is due. Can only check it off on the day it is due. So if you get it done a day or so early, you are out of luck. I like this app, but I have a task that repeats on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I want the repeat to be conditional on completion of the task, but it still should repeat on MWF. The app can't do this. If I set up a standard repeat that isn't conditional, I get multiple instances of the task on succeeding days instead of just one instance. This is a problem with any task that has a standard non-conditional repeat. If a day is missed on a daily app, there will be two instances of the task on the next day. It clutters the list.


Best app for Productivity  IT.guy32  5 star

I absolutely love this app. It has helped me on a lot of ways keep my life more organized. A friend of mine mentioned it and I knew nothing about it but once he started showing me how he uses it I had to download it. At first I was a bit skeptical because it was $9.99 (and when it comes to apps I'm cheap) but it is worth every single penny. I have been using it everyday and love the functionality, the UI/UX and how it integrates with the watch. The only thing that I wish was different is that they had a bundle deal to get it on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac for $50. Other than that, this app is an 12/10. Keep up the great work!


Reminder app is not adequate!  ECHHG  5 star

For people who values organization or have plenty of ideas flowing through their mind, this is great app for organization. I used to use reminder and calendar app to help me keep track, but now I realize how inadequate my method was. This app is intuitive, easy to use, not cluttered and clean design. Worth the total of 80 dollars to purchase for iPad, iPhone and mac.

Lilma Eifert

Gorgeous and powerful  Lilma Eifert  5 star

Very impressive. As soon as repeats get added to tasks in projects, it's definitely a 5-star EDIT: They did it! 5 stars!


Very Good  Hdhdnxhdms  4 star

This is a very good app. The interface is easy to follow, attractive, and uncluttered. Good job! Just two things I would like to see in the near future. Importing location based reminders. I use them a lot. I'll forget to do a task when I get to back to work if I just randomly pick a time for a reminder. Second, I'd like to see some better options for the home screen widget. Something similar to the app NextEpisode which allows you on the home screen to view what tv shows are on today, tomorrow, and next (which displays a list of upcoming tv shows) all from the widget. Currently the Things widget only shows today's tasks. I'd like to see from the widget tomorrow's tasks as well as all upcoming tasks without unlocking my phone.


Works, syncs without monthly fee, guides me to do the right thing  Thisinspiresme  5 star

Software so good should be used to teach best UX practices.


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Add Landscape Mode Support  Soroosh Chamani  5 star

Many of 5.5-inch iPhone owners like landscape mode. Please add this feature in future updates. Thing also better when gets More 3D Touch in-app action support.


Great for organization  Joseph12335857538  5 star

Very powerful!


Glad I upgraded!!!  farnquist  5 star

Best planner I have tried before and I've tried several. Doesn't compare to previous version, a lot better with this version. Smooth operation, daily weekly yearly. Book marking to things great feature from Safari. Project planning good. Would like to be able to incorporate pictures from other sites and maps.


Good, but still room for improvement  sadguy21  4 star

I really like this app and it may be the best todo list app on iOS right now, but there's still some issues. Right now, there's little to no customization (theme wise) and the app icon looks pretty outdated. Also, the fact that you have to pay extra to use the app on different devices is a big gripe. Overall, the app has great design and features, but I wish there was some form of theme customization.


Turn Up 🙏🏾🙏🏾💯  SmokedOutDre  5 star

Thank you for this app. I'm really not a "task manager" type of guy. But this app makes me want to just come up with "Things" and add them to a checklist. The projects feature is like Kyrie in the 4th quarter. 🔥🔥. CLUTCH! I'm now planning my wedding events in the app now. Man thank you so much 💯💯💯💯


Incredible app  Etgarcadia  5 star

I had previously used Todoist and this is head and shoulders above-incredibly more functional, the design is aesthetically pleasing. It is clear a lot of thought went into this app. I've been very pleased.


Come on guys!!!  HeresMyTwoCents  2 star

I refinanced our house and sold one of my kidneys so I could buy Things 3 on every available platform. But who could blame me, really? It is a breathtakingly beautiful and fantastically fun app to use! No seriously, it's a masterpiece, both visually and functionally. So why am I only giving it 2 stars? Here's why. Because these guys have been working on this release for more than 3 years, and despite its beautiful design and some wonderful new features, it shouldn't have taken anybody 3 years to create this update, and just look at all the issues that still exist: - After tapping the + button to add a new to-do, but then backing out of it and choosing not to add it, you're left with a new blank to-do that you then have to manually delete. Seriously?! This is a coding mistake that only a juvenile, inexperienced programmer would make! Users have reported this problem repeatedly, but Cultured Code STILL hasn't fixed it. - STILL can't attach files or photos to anything. - STILL no location-based alerts. - STILL no customizable settings or views. - STILL can't add or edit tags directly. You have to open a random to-do first, then tap the tag icon, then tap Manage Tags in order to do it. Really guys? Really?! - STILL no way to jump directly between Today, Upcoming, Anytime and Someday without having to constantly swipe back-and-forth, back-and-forth from screen to screen. For heaven's sake, why not put tabs at the bottom portion of the screen that let us get to each of those sections instantly with a single tap?! Come on!! We spend all day swiping back-and-forth between these screens! - And here's the one that is an absolute showstopper. There is STILL no way to complete a repeating to-do early. None. Can't be done. Let's say you have a repeating to-do to get your oil changed every 4 months after completion, and it's not due until next week, but you want to go ahead and get your oil changed today and mark it as complete… well, Cultured Code says, "Tough luck!" You can either: a) Delete the to-do and recreate it, or b) Wait a week and remember to mark it complete then, which will throw off your next due date. The developers have known about this problem for YEARS, and it is INCREDIBLY frustrating to see that Things 3 is still plagued by this crippling issue! This is a very common scenario that happens ALL THE TIME in real life, and the fact that we constantly have to create a workaround just to keep using Things, even after all these years of begging for a fix, is DEEPLY disappointing!! Cultured Code's blatant lack of communication to their loyal customers over the years has been shameful. They have a great product which could be even greater if they would just stop stringing us along by saying these problems have been "passed on to the development team"... only to never see the light of day again. Hey guys, your CUSTOMERS pay your rent! If we've been asking for the same things to be fixed for YEARS, now might be a golden opportunity to sit up and listen. And please don't forget... this angry review was written by one of your biggest fans who uses your app on all my devices every single day of my life! I'm MORE than happy to pay WHATEVER you want for your fine products because I WANT to support their future development... but you need to do a better job with all this than you've done in the past. Seriously.


Great  KingBluebird  5 star

Awesome app. Easy to use. Syncs with exciting calendar and adds new tasks wth ease. Highly recommend.

deeper perspective

The best Must have app  deeper perspective  5 star

I have been with Things from the very beginning - knew and believed that they would eventually master it. They have with this latest version. WELL DONE

Flau JM

Wonderful  Flau JM  5 star

Very useful.

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