Things
Things
3.10.1

4.2

Things free download for Mac

Things

3.10.1
07 November 2019

Elegant personal task management.

Overview

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar.

Features:
  • Collect Your Thoughts - Get things off your mind quickly: no matter what app you’re in, a keyboard shortcut instantly reveals Quick Entry. Type your thoughts and save them to the Inbox. Or just talk to Siri on any device ("Remind me to...") and import from Reminders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

What's new in Things

Version 3.10.1:
  • Changed the format that notes are stored in (as a result, you may notice a change to the way URLs and file links are presented visually).
  • Unified the logic for ordering search results in Quick Find across all devices.
  • Changed the behavior for "Open New Window": it will now open the default list, rather than the list that is currently open.
  • Already-delivered reminder notifications are now removed for a to-do if its parent project gets trashed.
  • Fixed an issue where a reminder notification wouldn’t be cleared when the reminder time is rescheduled via another device.
  • Fixed an issue where Today’s badge count wasn’t updated after completing/canceling items if logging was set to daily or manually.
  • Fixed an issue where duplicate copies of the default tags would be created after a fresh install.
  • Fixed an issue where the visible-or-not state of the sidebar would be lost when the app was restarted.
  • Fixed an issue where Things URLs for showing a Contact list wouldn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect color was shown for tag glyphs in Quick Find results.
  • Fixed an issue where the Reminders Inbox feature would erroneously add a reminder time of midnight for tasks with a date but no time set.
  • Fixed an issue where, if Quick Entry was dismissed via hotkey while a popover menu was open, mouse interactions could break for the entire app

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forwardleaps
22 March 2019

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For years I have tried to use something simple that allows me to organize my life. I tried omnifocus (way too complicated) , todoist (just ok), and things. Things is dependable, intuitive and simple—like all my best tools.
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Version 3.8.2
Aargl
14 May 2019
I really don't get the enthusiasm for Things 3 in the comments below... It's a nice Todo list, that's all — ok, I'm not a power user and I don't need mobile sync. ;-) The Tags button has gone away, the sidebar distinction between projects and areas too, except for their icon. Things 1 and 2 were a bit clearer, I think, but Things (any version) lacks colours! Nothing beats the old Finder style underlining colours for making an item jump to your eye, whatever its position in the list. One nice feature is the dark mode, though. But for the price, I'd expect a lot more options (colours; may be varying colours from green to red when the due date becomes nearer, etc.) I haven't found a much better alternative and I think, all in all, that there's not a lot of imagination deployed in the Todos business... ;-)
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Version 3.9
forwardleaps
22 March 2019
For years I have tried to use something simple that allows me to organize my life. I tried omnifocus (way too complicated) , todoist (just ok), and things. Things is dependable, intuitive and simple—like all my best tools.
Like (1)
Version 3.8.2
LeroyMorrison
02 May 2018
I have never really felt that I was able to organize my life as much as I can now that I use Things. Working 40+ hours a week and being a full time student means that my schedule is always busy. I used to put everything on my calendar but that just wasn't working as it made my calendar very cluttered and using that method didn't allow me to have access to any organizational features. Things has a beautiful and elegant user interface that I enjoy using. Its soft on the eyes and the animations throughout the app actually make you feel good completing your things that you have listed. I can't recommend this app enough and you won't regret using it.
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Version 3.5.1
Winco
19 April 2018
Things 3 is just getting better and better with every update. Keep up the great work Devs!
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Version 3.5
1 answer(s)
LeroyMorrison
LeroyMorrison
01 June 2018
It’s such a good app! I love it so much!
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Kerry-Dawson
09 January 2018
I can only leave Things a three as it is not cross platform *(Android) and unlike Ticktick is not anywhere nearly as intuitive. I love the clean fresh look but that's as far as it goes.
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Version 3.3
3 answer(s)
George6
George6
19 April 2018
Ticktick has two reviews, one by him. Most likely this is a self-promotion.
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Raddle
Raddle
09 August 2018
@George6 Need to be careful about throwing accusations like that around. I agree with this review, and I'm not a shill. TickTick is a great app.
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Frodo-life
Frodo-life
13 December 2018
TickTick is actually very good it has replaced Things for me, Things is far to expensive for a ToDo List app. I used Things from its first version until recently though I stuck with v2. TickTick is as good if not better and quite a bit cheaper
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awjvdh
15 September 2017
Hi everybody! Not so much a comment or review, but a question. I'm thinking of buying Things 3 because of the simple and beautiful design. However, as a GTD fan I'm missing out on one basic feature: delegation (i.e. the "waiting for" status in GTD speak). How does one use Things in order to assign a to-do to someone else, or give it a delegated status until a certain condition is met (when there aren't any contacts involved)?
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Version 3.1.5
1 answer(s)
lemon-kun
lemon-kun
20 August 2018
Usually, people would say you should just make a Tag called "waiting". That said, to be honest, I was never a big fan of David Allen's "waiting"-context. I prefer to rethink waiting stuff as actions: instead of "get book from xy", I rephrase it into an action: "if book from xy not received, write e-mail to remind" and set a date which I consider the deadline for the other person to act (before I remind her/him).
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Winco
29 August 2017
People need to get over the upgrade policy issue and move on. Yes it galled me when I had to invest (note I use the word 'invest') more $$ but believe me, it was/is worth it. Truly. The experience is so much better. Things 3 is miles better and useful than Things 2.

Additionally, I have experienced excellent technical support with (understandably) a few bugs in the earlier versions of Things 3 e.g. 3.0.1. What does one expect with a completely new version? The key is how Cultured Code dealt with these issues and communicated with their customer base. So far, they have been excellent. I have had the same customer service person liaise with me keeping me informed of bug fixes and workarounds which was very reassuring.

Both the Mac OS and iOS versions perform brilliantly now. Well done Cultured Code. I highly recommend you trial this todo/getting things done/productivity platform. Then make your decision to purchase or not.

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Version 3.1.4
Winco
06 July 2017
Getting better all the time. Updates with refinements and bug fixes being worked on and released regularly.for MacOS and iOS.
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Version 3.1
Deibel
06 July 2017
For me, Things 3 is a major step from version 2. The clear interface and date/time reminders alone convinced me -- but there is more, and the very fast sync between Mac and mobile was already outstanding before. Therefore, I came back from 2do which I also liked a lot. This is very well made software, and considering that cultured code charges for new versions only every few years (maybe 5 or so), I believe the price for all versions to be more than fair. For me, Things 3 is the best combination of intuitive interface and power "under the hood".
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Version 3.1
Aeschylus
03 June 2017
Warning - when you "Import" reminders from the native Apple Reminders app, Things removes these reminders from all your connected iCloud devices. There seems to be no way to get them back. This is really not right, and I've given up using Things because of this.
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Version 3.0.3