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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 92.85 MB. The current version is 3.8.4 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Things 3.8 delivers one of our most requested features: Dark Mode for iOS!

Choose between three beautiful appearances – Light, Dark, and Black – or have it switch automatically based on your display brightness. Just go to Settings > Appearance to try it out. We hope you like it :)

—— New in Things 3.8.4 ——
• Improved stability and bug fixes.

Things 3 App Tips, Tricks and Rules

Things 3 Reviews


Fantastic app  Eroomdahc  4 star

Love the ease of use on all platforms. The hot key to enter a task on the Mac and Siri integration oniOs make for very quick capture. My only wish is for a better look at project over time. There’s the upcoming section but it doesn’t show Today. I’d like a view if today and the upcoming for a specific project. I suppose I could use tags but I’m not sure that would give me what I’m envisioning. This is a small need. Things and TaskPaper combined are a great way to plan and track.


Very Powerful App.  Wessmith123  5 star

I really like this app. I have it on my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. It’s simple to use, yet very powerful. Everyday I discover more things it can do. Very impressed. Request: A scribble option on the Apple Watch for those times when you want to quietly jot a quick note.


Perfect balance  Jaclyn9189  5 star

I tried tons of to do apps before settling on this one. I find it has best balance of functionality and simplicity in a to do list app. It’s very powerful, yet manages to not be cluttered with too much information. And the gestures are some of the best I’ve ever used in an app. Some suggestions: it’d be nice to be able to collapse project headers (and “zoom” into them on the Mac OS version).


Great app but few requests  Avashist  4 star

Wonderful app and joy to use. Loving the dark mode. One star short because of following limitations: 1. Ability to auto sort. Sorting by date added etc. Atleast provide ability to automatically add a task at the end of the list, instead of top( especially on Mac and keyboard). 2. Not must have but will be great and very useful to have some hierarchical structure. 3. Defer a task and tag to later time so that task doesn’t show up on the list until that time.


Good but..  Tom73838778388282  3 star

- If you clear a comment the indicator doesn’t clear - No feedback mechanism in app- hence review and lower star rating


Great price for the family and years of updates  ThreesTrifecta  4 star

Would like a way to refresh notifications to the top every once in a while.


Finally! A tool that can organize everything in my head  sweise28  5 star

I have tried SO many to-do tools including heavy-duty paid ones like Asana, HubSpot, Jira. I've tried paper Kanan boards and bullet journals and they were all so complicated and messy and things fell off my plate, stickies got lost, white board notes for erased. I'm a freelancer with multiple clients, all with a set of to-dos. I also am renovating a house, am a mom of two, and am writing a book. I was paying for expensive tracking software and nothing was working until I found this tool. I only wish I had found it years ago! This app blows other to-do trackers out of the water in its ability to take my (literally) hundreds of to-dos, organize them in a meaningful way, and hold me accountable to finish them all by resurfacing them, repeating tasks, and reminding me. The only thing that would make it better is a web version where you can see your to-dos while you're at a computer so you can track stuff on your screen while you're at work. Can't say enough about this app!


Please add these features :  wstbln  5 star

- file attachment to tasks (pdf, jpeg, excel) - assign tasks / share tasks with others For that reason I’m still switching between wunderlist and things app. I’d also like to see no delay when I press the + button to add new tasks, create headers in the area section AND today menu


Great app but...  rawmoxologist  4 star

This app is very helpful. However, not being able to use “headings” in the “Area” list is a big fail. There could be so many more options for organizing content with that little feature added Other than that, this app is amazing!


Please include calendar times and amazing  pthero2016!  5 star

Calendar expanded plz. It makes it tough when you can’t see the whole title or the start/stop times. I have to open a separate calendar for it to work.


Love the app but not the complication  joshsanchez96  4 star

I’ve used Things for a while now and i love it. However in a recent update, the middle complication on the infograph modular face only shows 1 item rather than 3. I much preferred it when I was able to see more than one item on my list. We should at least be given the option of how many items should be shown (1 to 3) or just return to the original layout.


Amazing boost to productivity  Rorymed  5 star

Only been using this for a few days but already it has revolutionised my organisation. Gone are Reminder and disorganised lists in Notes - now everything is scheduled and tagged! Worth the money.

New Annie

Feeling Organised  New Annie  5 star

I’m really enjoying using this App and being forgetful and frustrated with myself staring to be a thing of the past. I use it to just about all aspects of my life, for the Farm, our Clydesdales stud, home. I also use it for my Christmas shopping list and Birthdays. So yeah, I just love it. Cheers, Annette


Time to update my review  tassiecelt  5 star

Recently I took time off Things to look at a new kid on the block. Sure it had some good time management and scheduling built in, but after a while, as always, I came back to Things to get my day Sorted. I have, in this process, discovered a new appreciation and new ways to use Things. I’ve always seen it as a temporary list, doomed to be completed never to return. Now I find it a great way to keep permanent notes and links to web pages and YouTube videos. The new headings feature make that easy. I would like to see more control over fonts, colours and sizes. Things is still the best for ease of use, efficiency and clear simplicity.

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Love the app  Pady Nanda  5 star

Fantastic app and user interface. On the phone and watch as well. Seamless integration! Great work!


Raw ... can really be improved  Stephinbrisvegas  3 star

The app is easy to use as it is very simple. I would like it to have more functionalities: Being able to add pictures (not link to pictures) Being Apple to have coloured label It looks to me that it has not be worked on for years...


Good app  KHANTMAW  5 star

It is a very good app, but I think you can improve a lot more. Now in order to set the date and time, I need to go to Jump Start, choose or type the date and click the reminder to set the time. That is 3 extra steps. It is way better if I can just type “call John on 12 Nov at 3pm” and the remainder will set to date and time automatically. If you can fix that, this is the die for app. Everything else is just perfect.


Love this app!!  Skuttlebut  4 star

I downloaded Things 3 a few days ago and am already loving it. Reminders I had already set have been imported from the Reminders app and were very easily sorted into ones to keep, remove or make recurring. I love that I can see my calendar in the app so that I can plan my to dos around any meetings or appointments I have. I have been able to easily create areas allowing me to keep work, home and school to dos separate, add tags to each to do so I can find them easily, set deadlines for to dos and projects and set reminders for recurring to dos. The only thing I feel is missing that I really want to be able to do is attach emails, documents and notes to a to do or project. Thanks for creating such an easy to setup, use and navigate productivity app that will keep event the most disorganised person (me) organised!


Life’s smoother!  cjmlgrto  5 star

I enjoy using Things so much. Not only does it look so slick, it’s incredibly useful too! My favourite bit about it is that it’s just got the right balance of features that there’s not too little to make it hard to use, not too much to overwhelm. I run my entire life on it!


Great for new complications face  thisusernameistakenpleasechoos  5 star

The things app is a must for the Apple Watch. Works perfectly and looks great on the corners of the new watch face 👌🏼


Utterly amazing  Cathrob  5 star

I have so many apps like this and this is the ONLY ONE worth putting all your stuff into and committing to. Bravo!!!!


Dark mode looks awesome!  xpablocx  5 star

Long time user of Things here. Just wanted to say that the dark mode addition is 👌🏻.


Astounding  spacecrafter3d  5 star

This is the most beautifully designed app I’ve ever seen. And the way it manages scheduling tasks vs deadlines seems to be exactly what I’ve been looking for in a task management app.


Love it!  lls1997  5 star

This has made my organizational dreams of a life time come true. Every thing I’ve tried to do with paper, calendars, and other apps (that haven’t quite worked) are all streamlined in this app. The best $10 I’ve spent.

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I’m a convert! + !!!DARK MODE!!!  Alex - El  5 star

After spending the last year trying many task managers I’ve finally settled on Things 3 for the foreseeable future. I was holding off trying it out because there was no dark mode (a non-negotiable feature for me) and now that they’ve added it, Things 3 has blown me away with it’s combination of powerful features and simple UI. All of the gestures became intuitive almost immediately. It’s simple enough for anyone new to task managers yet powerful enough for most power users. The people who make this app have a keen understanding of design and have made something really special.


Location based reminders  kessragnell  3 star

Pros: Beautiful UI. Functional organization system. Cons: No location reminders. Sync with proprietary service instead of iCloud.


Much improved over previous versions  Ryanide  5 star

I really like the built in tutorial. You can see that the developer has put a lot of time and effort into the development and has made it very functional and intuitive. Love it.


My MOST important app! 💯  Hv1806  5 star

This app is so essential for me, as I’m a college student who has a lot of assignments and sometimes forgets things. It lets me organize everything into categories and the UI is beautiful. Also thank you for a dark mode!! I just have one big suggestion which I would find extremely useful: please allow for us to upload images onto the tasks/projects. And also I would love if there was custom ringtones!


Still no word wrap / not multirow  KTurkay  1 star

Why strictly not to make multiline items when text exceeds regarding row? Cannot calculate the height automatically? Ups. Uninstalled again.


Disappointed  BobYourUncle  1 star

I’ve been using Sorted 3 for a few months. With the reviews and black mode I decided to try it out. Ugh. What a waste of 10 bucks. The UX is horrible and the fonts and font sizes are horrible. Can’t easily switch between days. Going back to Sorted, a far superior app (except for the lack of black mode).


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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