Things

Task management software for iOS, Mac & Apple Watch users

About Things

Things by Cultured Code is a task management software designed to help iOS, Mac, and Apple Watch users handle structured content, checklists, calendars, and more. The application enables organizations to set up reminders, manage projects, create and track to-do lists, and add notes on a unified platform.

Administrators can use the application to send to-do lists to an inbox using a drag-and-drop interface. Things allows users to include tags, start date, or deadlines in tasks and use headings functionality to create categories or milestones. Using the built-in quick find feature, employees can search the name of a project, checklists, or tags in real-time.

Things enables administrators to synchronize data with Apple Calendar to view events or to-do lists from various third-party applications such as Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange, and Outlook. Stakeholders can utilize the areas module to create dedicated sections for school, health, family, or work to store related projects and to-dos lists in a centralized repository.


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Overall rating

4,8 /5
(143)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
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4,6/5

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Martín
Martín
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

WARNING, highly biased review: I'm a Things die hard fan :)

Reviewed on 2019/02/01

Being a long time OmniFocus 2 user, at first I was hesitant of switching to Things given the amount...

Being a long time OmniFocus 2 user, at first I was hesitant of switching to Things given the amount of effort, time and money I spent on OF2 already; moreover, I was happy with it (in a general sense) so, again, it took me some time to decide to give Things 3 a fair try.

But when I did... boy, oh boy!

I already tried other task managers (2DO being the most notable of them) but ultimately stuck with OF. But there was one thing about OF3 that especially put me off: the iOS app. This is, of course, a personal taste, but to me just watching the OS3 iOS interface felt a lot of work by itself.

Coming from OF, Things 3 interface feels a visual welcome rest. It's neat, it's easy on the eyes, it displays all the data that you need and the navigation both on Mac and iOS is just fantastic; the more I used Things, the more it grew on me, and the less I was convinced to upgrade to OF3.

But nonetheless switching to Things 3 was the best decision I could make. I can understand why a good chunk of longtime OF users was already migrating to Things (there are some good blog posts about that).

I can say that Things is an integral part of my life, and I'm not exaggerating a bit here. I use it to organize my daily chores as well as personal and work stuff.
It keeps me focused and prevents me from missing a thing. I can safely say that my productivity reached a whole different level by using Things 3, a boost of several magnitudes actually.

Pros

- Both Mac and iOS apps are *EXQUISITE*
- Buttery-smooth, impeccable performance
- Down-to-earth way to organize your tasks
- Beautiful GUI
- Wealth of features
- Sync between different clients works flawlessly
- Cool API
- Great integration with other apps (I use it mainly with DEVONthink Pro)
- Very nice quick-entry box at the reach of a shortcut

Cons

- I miss not having a public space to discuss the app like other great applications have; I believe that a Discussion forum would add lots of value to the app by enabling its community interaction

Pedro
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

a super practical to-do app

Reviewed on 2021/12/09

I love Things, I had used many task managers before and they made making the list of activities a...

I love Things, I had used many task managers before and they made making the list of activities a chore, but with how easy it is to do it in things, it really makes it more fun and engaging,

Pros

It might seem like a small thing, but creating tasks quickly is an incredible experience, just hit space to create a new one, and then type the details and hit enter to save, don't need to click anywhere or select from any drop down menu or anything

Cons

I wish it had online collaboration, I love Things for my personal projects and work, but im forced to look for other options for collaborating with others, also its a bit expensive and they charge you for the Mac app, the iOS app and the iPad app separately, that's kind of a bummer, would also like to have recurring tasks

Alternatives Considered

Trello and Microsoft To Do

Reasons for Switching to Things

Its app based, not browser based, it looks very smooth and its so easy to add tasks that there's no friction between wanting to add a task and adding it, it works even better than one could imagine
Carol
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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Clean and simple, but limited in how you can access it

Reviewed on 2023/07/06

While I would love to use Things, I had to migrate away from it quite realizing just how limited it...

While I would love to use Things, I had to migrate away from it quite realizing just how limited it was in both features and accessibility compared to the other tools out there. I'm not sure why the company behind the tool has no interest in making their app accessible across all devices when the purpose of the tool is productivity. Productivity is quite hindered if the only way I can access it is by picking up my distracting iphone while I'm trying to get work done on my Windows computer.

Pros

- Clean and simple UX and UI is probably Things' strongest features compared to the plethora of similar tools out there.- Great for use with the GTD (getting things done) method- one-time purchase

Cons

My biggest issue with Things is that while it's very simple and uncluttered, it really does not help me be productive. It lacks integrations with other tools and the worst part is that the only way you can access it is to use an Apple device. That means there is no possibility of me accessing my notes and tasks when I need to but I'm working on my Windows computer rather than my mac/ipad/iphone. This could be solved with a simple web app version that could be accessed through the browser, but for whatever reason, Things just has no interest in becoming a more widely accessible app.Another con is that while I listed "one-time purchase" as a pro, I also consider it a con because it is a one-time purchase PER device/account that you own. That means I must purchase separately 3 times - one for iphone, ipad, and Mac. It's a very unusual way of doing things in my opinion.

Ben-Anthony
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Brilliant for managing your life

Reviewed on 2021/09/17

Pros

I love how there are no differences no matter what platform I use, whether it be desktop or mobile. It’s reliable, organised and easy to use

Cons

I don’t like the lack of team management features

Alternatives Considered

monday.com

Reasons for Choosing Things

The pricing for Monday.com made it too expensive for daily task management and the mobile app is almost unusable compared to the desktop application

Switched From

monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Things

The pricing, UI and UX
Travis
Travis
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great for getting things done

Reviewed on 2019/02/15

Great overall experience. It's part of my daily workflow and keeps bills paid, projects on task,...

Great overall experience. It's part of my daily workflow and keeps bills paid, projects on task, and deadlines hit. It fits in great with my other project management workflows to keep my individual tasks more organized, and I love having a simplified to-do list right on my phone. Desktop version can be a little pricier, but well worth it.

Pros

I love how simple yet robust it is. I can keep a simple to do list, but then I can also set a schedule for some tasks, repeating tasks, set deadlines, have sub-items, organize into specific projects or areas of focus, and I love that I can set it up with iOS's notifications so if I can't add something by hand, I can tell Siri to set a notification and Things will pull it in for me to look at later.

Things helps give me a good overview of things that are coming up and what I need to focus on for the day.

One of the best things though, is that you can more-or-less customize it to fit what works best for your workflow.

Cons

If anything, the Someday and Anytime groups. But I think that's mostly because I haven't quite figured out how it works best for me. They have a very good explainer and tutorial on their website though.
I do wish there were some more robust deadline features though, and specific iOS alarms for individual tasks, or for them to bring back a daily reminder to look at your to-do list. But I've been using it for almost 10 years now, and I've gotten a really good habit of checking it throughout the day.

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Things FAQs

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Things offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$49,99/one-time
  • Free Trial: Available

Things offers a 15-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers, details of which are outlined below – • Things for Mac - $49.99 • Things for iPhone & for Watch - $9.99 • Things for iPad - $19.99

Things has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

We do not have any information about what languages Things supports

Things supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Things integrates with the following applications:

Spotlight Cloud

Things offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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