Clear and simple interface, thoughtful structure and powerful functionality. Everyone’s favorite task scheduler is back – recognizable and updated!
These are the main principles behind Things.
1. Record everything that comes to mind
Don’t keep tasks in your head – write them down as soon as they come to mind. You can add tasks to Things using a keyboard shortcut (which works from any program) or using Siri.
2. Sort things by context and projects
For each big goal, create a project and then fill it with specific tasks that can be completed in one sitting. Additionally, projects and tasks can be grouped by area – for example, “Work”, “Hobbies” or “Health”. Review all areas regularly and don’t neglect them.
3. Plan your time wisely
To-dos from the OS calendar and Things tasks are displayed in the program as a single list, so you can quickly create a schedule for the week and not miss anything. For cyclical tasks, it is easy to set up a repeat at the right time.
4. Cut out the unnecessary
In the morning, look at the “Inbox” folder, select tasks for the day from the unsorted list and send them to the “Today” section. Also, tasks that you have already placed on today’s schedule earlier will automatically be added to this section. This is all! You don’t have to look at any lists anymore. Get to work calmly.
5. Structure tasks so that it’s easy for you to understand
To further organize your tasks, tag them with your own tags. Use the “Work” tag to write a quarterly report, or “Housework” to take your jacket to the dry cleaner or order cat litter. You can create as many tags as you like, as well as search for the ones you need and filter the lists by them.
THINGS YOU’LL LOVE FOR
1. Things don’t interfere with work.
It has a clear, thoughtful, human interface, where everything is in its place. No intrusive special effects, unsolicited pop-ups or menus with hundreds of items. Only you and your tasks.
2. Things is focused on your tasks.
As part of a list, they look like short items that can be checked off. But just double-click any task with the mouse and it will open on the screen as a blank white sheet, on which all the necessary information will fit, including notes, clarifications, step-by-step instructions, tags, deadlines and reminders.
3. It has a lot of nice little things
Just look at the Type Travel function alone – the most transparent search and navigation through sections. Or a date parser that understands you correctly when you type “tomorrow”, “in three days” or “on Tuesday”.
4. This is one of the best-made apps for macOS.
Things supports all macOS system features: the Touch Bar, Notification Center widget, Share function, Handoff mode, data exchange with the standard Calendar and Reminders applications, as well as automation using AppleScript.
5. Your own version.
If you interview twenty people, each will have their own list of the most useful and successful things in Things. Therefore, we publish user reviews on our website: thingsapp.com
WORK WHERE AND WHEN IS CONVENIENT
Things for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch (sold separately) can help you do this. To sync data between devices, all you need is a free account on our Things Cloud platform.
Release notes are available on the official website