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 72.04 MB. The current version is 3.5.2 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Things 3 has been out for a while now and we’ve received lots of fantastic feedback – thank you so much! For today’s release, we took a close look at all your suggestions and revisited many areas of the app to polish it up. The result is Things 3.5 – a “Spit and Polish” release that combines 29 great little features and improvements into one big update.

AREAS — Now Collapsable!
Without a doubt, collapsable areas has been one of our most requested features. If your project list is super long – or if you just don’t want to see work projects on the weekend – collapse your areas to hide them.

• We’ve made the tags window searchable on iOS. Sweet! Just pull down and start typing to find the tag you want.
• We’ve made app-wide tag searches broader. When you search for a tag, you won’t just see items with that tag, but also items with its nested tags.
• A feature from Things 2 has also made a comeback: you can once again filter by “No Tag”.

INPUT/OUTPUT — Copy & Paste Magic
• Paste text from other apps into Things to create new to-dos (multiple lines of text will create multiple to-dos).
• Paste multiple lines of text into the title field of a to-do; the first line is the title, the rest goes into the notes.
• New on Mac: Copy to-dos, headings, or projects and paste them into other apps.
• New on Mac: Copy to-dos, projects, or headings and paste them into other lists within Things.
• New on Mac: Drag text into a Things window to create new to-dos (you can also drag files from Finder, people from Contacts, emails from Mail, etc.).
• New on Mac: Move items to other lists by hitting Cmd+C and then using the new “Move Here” shortcut: Cmd+Option+V.

On iOS, you’ll find the new paste option in the top right corner under the (v) menu.

THINGS URLs — Update Existing Items
We were extremely pleased with the launch of Things URLs, which allow you to create data in Things from outside the app. One of the main feature requests we’ve received is to provide a way to also make *changes* to items that already exist. This is now possible, thanks to our new UPDATE commands. See our website for more info.

The Today Widget now shows:
• Inline icons for checklists & reminders.
• A moon for items in This Evening.
• Progress pies for projects.

• Some people have projects with thousands of to-dos. Whoa! Those projects should load faster now.
• We’ve sped up the generation of new repeating to-do instances.

Links are now consistently detected everywhere: in to-do titles, notes, and checklists.

• Redesigned settings on iOS for more clarity.
• A new setting on iOS: Today > Group by List.
• Options in the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar can now be customized.

• Full completion dates are now displayed in the Logbook.
• Improved how multi-day events are displayed.

We’ve been working with Zapier to build deeper integration with our Mail to Things feature. They’ve now published a range of official Zaps that let you create to-dos from business tools such as Slack, Trello, Basecamp, and more.

• Headings in projects can now be duplicated.
• Improved layout when in full-screen mode on Mac.
• Fixed a bug that could affect the system alert volume.
• Fixed a crash when duplicating items that were new in Today.
• Fixed two other crashes.

—— New in Things 3.5.2 ——
• Improved stability and bug fixes.

Things 3 App Tips, Tricks and Rules

Things 3 Reviews

Jose S Gomez

Very user friendly  Jose S Gomez  5 star

I create to do lists every day and I Change them as needed, add notes etc. This app makes it simple. Would recommend!


Software as well designed as Things makes me more excited about being a software engineer  Aarjav  5 star

Enough said :)


You Should Buy 2Do, not this  Snuffy29  1 star

Everyone who gave this 5 stars must be paid by Cultured Code. This app is not good at all. Very basic and isn’t even worth my time. You are all getting ripped off, especially if you bought it for iPhone, iPad, and Mac ($75). I saw some positive reviews on the web before I purchased the app and I am now questioning the validity of those websites. Complete and utter waste of money.


Great  Official_NASCAR  4 star

I just got the app yesterday and have already been very impressed by its many features. I think it is worth the $10. However I am only giving it four stars because the app requires you to purchase it on IPad and Mac separately which suddenly makes it quite an expensive tool.


Life changing  Sky633  5 star

By far my favorite app for productivity. The only thing I wish it has was shared lists backed up by the cloud. It would be nice for a team project to work through things together on separate devices and have certain items update automatically. Super satisfied though!



I think I went into this hoping that I would be disappointed, because I use so many different apps. But then I went into the app to find out but I can literally put all those apps in one place and it sync effortlessly. Don’t look any further. This is the app you want for personal and for business

Mac The Apple

Perfect balance; better than OmniFocus  Mac The Apple  5 star

Wanted something less complicated than OmniFocus to do simpler to-do tasks. Everything in OmniFocus feels like you’re planning a moon landing and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I don’t have this issue with Things. It gives me just enough to get things (funny) off my mind, get them organized, and the calendar and reminder views are awesome. Could easily see Things replacing OmniFocus, even with OF 3 coming out. I’d like to see themes and to be able to tap the days/weeks/months to see them more in the upcoming section Awesome app!

what what 82

Close to perfect  what what 82  5 star

I have used in just about every task manager on iOS/Mac and am a bit of a connoisseur. This the first time I’ve seen one nail perfect amount of simplicity and power. Remarkably stable and well functioning, only updates I’d want are improving implementation of some things-such as how tags are done. For instance, I can’t tag multiple items at once and improvements to nesting. So far this my favorite task manager I’ve seen.


Not good for mixed environments  therookster  3 star

I use an iPhone and a PC in combination. I thought this would be OK, but as I started using Things3 I found the restriction of working only on my phone added too much friction to my lists and I stopped using it. I also found Things3 to be sluggish when loading new data sets, like Upcoming or sub-lists. This also added friction that would be better eliminated. That said, I really like the design of the product, and if I only used Mac products I would gladly have purchased it for all environments and been very satisfied. If “all Mac” describes your technology, I highly recommend it. Otherwise, I would advise using a different “to do” program that allows use on all of your devices not just your phone.

the Real KiltedGnome

iPhone version lacking features from Mac Version  the Real KiltedGnome  3 star

I am a longtime Todoist user, however, I didn’t want to renew my annual subscription, so I bought Things3 after reading several online articles. After spending a couple hours setting up all my projects (about 60 were tracked in Todoist), I found out that the most basic feature is missing - the ability to attach files/images. I am used to attaching pictures, pdf’s, barcodes, emails etc. into my Projects. This is very disappointing as I had really looked forward to using Things3 as my replacement to Todoist’s subscription. If this ability existed, this would be a 5-Star rating without hesitation.


Very good but could be better  Mortster  4 star

I love how clean and well designed this app is, however there are a couple things I think would make it perfect. Better integration with other apps such as toggl so that the time spent on tasks can be measured. I would also very much like cross platform support. Perhaps the quickest and simplist wau of doing this would be to have a website that one can log into. And with HTML5 the stunning nature of this app could be preserved across platforms.


Editable sharing  Simtish  3 star

Hi guys. Just purchased things 3 and love love the app BUT what I didn’t realise is I can’t collaborate my lists with others ( husband) I just assumed I could as all lists really require others inputs. Our lists are travel plans, education plans as well as just stuff we need to get done. Without my husband to build and action on this list in the app really takes out how I need to use it. Huge disadvance to the app and just expected this as a feature. Pls pls look into it as I love the app but it really doesn’t suit me now as these are lists I need us both to own and manage ( modern working family)


Helping me get organised  BigZed44  5 star

I’ve just started using Things after a friend recommended it. It has been a great help to keeping on track of things coming up and actually getting them done, so it really does do as it says!! I’m still learning about the other features but so far I’m happy to wake up and see the notifications and be reminded of what’s on today.


I love it but there’s just one thing missing.  NickoBlayde  5 star

So I’m loving this app so far, I was just using the built in reminders app on iOS and it’s pretty barebones in comparison. BUT there is something that the iOS reminders have that Things doesn’t: persistent banner notification! The thing I love about the built in reminders is when a reminder pops up it will stay there all day on your lock screen until you complete it, that way every time I look at my phone I get reminded!! I really miss that as I have to open the app to check my to do if the reminder time has passed.


So helpful, super intuitive !  Shwgqhusbdxb  5 star

I am usually a little hesitant purchasing apps that have an upfront cost as I like to have a look at the interface and then decide to join a subscription. However very glad I did. If you do buy this - take the guide that it initially comes with!! Only then will you be able to understand the usefulness of this app and be able to properly utilise it!


Great organisational app!  Lozzarooni  4 star

Really liking this app. I’m a “list” person and with three kids that list changes constantly. Having it on my phone and able to assign things to do to specific days and recurring jobs is great. It’s also easy to use.


Overpriced and disappointing  JayMud  1 star

I had great expectations to with this app, for the premium price you pay . But disappointed to see that you can not even add photos as reminders. No voice memo facility. Even more what you purchase on iPhone does not work on iPad , you need to purchase that separately . I feel like there is lot of false advertisement about this app, free app seems to be able to do lot more than this one .


Flawless  7Apples  5 star

What can I say ? Flawless app. The gold standard in UI design. Bravo. 👏🏼

Carol Sag Lee

Good  Carol Sag Lee  5 star



Upgrade to 3 worth every penny.  LordOwl  5 star


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