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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 95.84 MB. The current version is 3.9.1 and works well on 10.2 and high ios versions.

Things 3.9 is our big “Spring Cleaning” release – the culmination of months of work, with broad refactorings, architectural changes, and optimizations.

These major changes are all under the hood, so you should experience no difference in behavior.

But we have included some small usability improvements on iPhone and iPad as well:

• The app is significantly faster to launch, and also when opening a to-do, or tapping + to create a new to-do.
• The layout of collapsed to-dos is improved, particularly for smaller iPhones, so that more of the title is visible.
• Usability of the popover for setting dates has been improved to provide more clarity, especially when also setting reminders.

For more information about this release, visit our blog at

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Things 3 Reviews


Good on mobile, wasted screen realestate on desktop  s_mcleod  3 star

Subject says it all. Big waste of space on the desktop version of the app, otherwise a good tasks / GTD app.


Elegant and efficient  Bernd.Meyer  5 star

After months or even years of deliberating I finally switched from Appigo Todo to Things a few weeks back. Why did I take so long? The decision took a while because I had to transfer hundreds of items manually as Appigo offers no export. Indeed, this was one of the reasons to switch, I don’t like being bound to an app. I have never looked back. Things is brilliant. It works smoothly in the background on desktop and phone, does the job with no fuss and minimal effort, and it’s even pretty to look at. Absolutely love it. I can see that this will be a constant for me for the next decade.


Loving it! (But a few recommendations...)  missfabulousjess  4 star

It really is the best “to do” and lists app that I’ve tried, and I have tried a lot! It would be good to be able to add photos and screenshots, but other than that I really couldn’t fault it.


Over priced  JesseChiu  1 star

I was fine with the price for iPhone and think it is a bit expensive for iPad, but the price for Mac is absolutely ridiculous! I have bought iPhone version only. I would like to hear some words form the developer to know why it’s that expensive to make it multi platform with same functions and features.


Brilliant  Larsaustralia  5 star

It took dozens of other task based apps to finally discover this app. Probably the best app on my iPhone, MacBook and iPad (and I have 300+ apps). Not only a big congrats to the developer but a must have app for anyone who needs a little more organisation in their life.


Love it. Almost perfect  vutuannguyen  3 star

Things is essential to me. It’s almost perfect. I just wish there was a more efficient way to move from one to-do to another. To move to the next to-do, you need to tap out of the existing one and tap in again. This makes the ‘weekly review’ that’s part of the David Allen method not very fluid. I would love to be able to swipe between to-do ‘cards’ and, on the Mac, simply being able to use arrow keys to move between the items.


Developers beware  Memtselfi  5 star

Undoubtedly the best iOS purchase(s) I have ever made. Amazing. However, if a new version is released without palatable upgrade pricing, I am moving to a competitors product without regret. The developers now have a LARGE AMOUNT of my hard earned money, don’t screw me with an unaffordable update. I love Things, let’s keep it that way!

Lily Marie K

Maybe not  Lily Marie K  5 star

I bought this as a replacement for iOS reminders only because I wanted a useful complication for the Apple Watch. Unfortunately the complication I had hoped to use (infograph, center stage) gives as much space to a big unsightly logo and the text ‘things’ as it does to actual useful info from the app. I’m so unhappy with the way my watchface now looks, that I would just rather go back to iOS reminders. Why not just show me my next two goals instead? Why do I want to see your logo? The progress bar also seems meaningless.

Kylea Waller

Great App & FEATURE REQUEST  Kylea Waller  4 star

Great app. The mini onboarding tutorials are quick & ensure you’ll get the most out of it. Well designed. Easy to use. Feature Request: Would be great to be able to add “New Heading”s to the Today view, so that I can organise my day. Thanks!


Great but lacks necessities  Madman587587  3 star

Deadline and when are duplicates, confused. Repeat feature lacks options Notes is hard to select to be able to enter text Heading and notes can’t be edited once keyboard goes away and keyboard can’t be brought back, keyboard can’t move between notes and heading


Separate purchase  jrndjakd  2 star

That’s really greedy.Also some settings are not intuitive enough and you need to think as they designed, not for me at least


Love it! But...  Yoshk  4 star

I do love the app even though I’m 10. I like to make to-dos so it’s perfect! But I don’t like it that you can’t see the ones you checkmarked. I am gonna have to tmrate this a 4 star. Love the app!


Favorite app but room for improvement  rjpaolini  4 star

I love this app! It has helped me stay on track. It helps me get stuff done with my ADD and also helps me remember. I think it would be great if you could access your tags on the tool bar rather than have to search for them. Also it would be great if you could insert photos into the notes.


Disappointed  Pearls77  2 star

*UPDATE #1 When adding a new to do, start with hitting “today” then add reminder and work your way up to today or this evening and you don’t have to keep going back in to add different settings! Yay! Still playing... So disappointed. I am currently using Alarmed and REALLY like it. Except for 2 things: 1. They do not update it anymore and 2. It really isn't organized. I thought Things 3 looked so very organized so thought I would make the change over. It IS organized but I would like a nag me option when I need to be reminded continually until an item is completed. It is also cumbersome to set a to do and not be able to set reminder, date, time, note, category all on same “screen”. I would really rather not see my to do until the time/alarm I set goes off. For example: If I have 5 things “to do” today but only one due at 9:00 am. I don’t want to see the badge app red number say 5 I want it to say 1 because it is only 9 am still. (I am still playing and learning. Maybe there is a better way of doing what I need?) The other items become due throughout the day at various time of alarm set...For the price I paid I’m disappointed and would liked to have had a free version 7 day trial or something. Maybe an update will include the above complaints? I am going to keep using it in hopes it grows on me. It is just so different and well you know....change isn’t easy ;) Looking forward to updating stars after I use it for a while and decide if it is worth it to buy the iPad version...


The Best NO QUESTION!  Pgmolina  5 star

I’ve had this app for several months now and I can definitely say this is by far the best to do app I have tried and I have definitely tried allot of them. It may not be for everyone but for my work flow, it just fits very well. I have several areas within the app set up such as work, house chores, family and health. This app has definitely made a difference in the way I go about completing my daily tasks and projects at work. Love the Siri shortcuts too and the app has a sweet dark mode.


Love it. Would love to see...  Ckarkbar  5 star

Best app by far to help me organize my life. I use it at home and work and it has replaced all my other apps and techniques to stay organized. I’m a higher level exec and often assign tasks to others, track notes of things I want to assign to others, and then have my own projects. It would be great to have a button where I can denote an task as being assigned (perhaps even a separate follow up date in addition to a due date). Lastly it would be great if there was a way to view all tasks at once and see what projects they are assigned to.

B. B. Reddy

App crashing when completing projects!  B. B. Reddy  1 star

I have been using Things3 for over a week. I have created projects for my study plan. When I complete all the todos in the project and while I am marking the projects as completed, the app crashes. This happens every time. I tried restarting and reinstalling the app and it still persists. It is annoying me and I am thinking of asking for my refund.

Ted Sled

Just - we’ll great  Ted Sled  5 star

Got this just to work around an mdm issue w/ my work phone and my personal watch - this is the first app I’ve found that really works to get around the problem I have with reminders from the watch. In the that use and the time with the app I’ve fallen in love with the whole thing and even use it for project planning now. It’s hard to explain this app but it’s awesome and worth every penny.

Kym Jackson

Life Changing  Kym Jackson  5 star

I just downloaded this 3 days ago and I’m OBSESSED. So easy to use and I’m already smashing through my to do list. I usually use pen and paper but it’s so cumbersome compared to being able to add things in my phone on the go. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT THANK YOU!!! 💕💕

Shiv I Reed

Incredible App  Shiv I Reed  5 star

This app is a lifesaver. I’m a writer with a very busy mind, and this is a critical app for me to keep my thoughts clear and keep my writing concise. Best $10 I’ve ever spent!


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!

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.

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