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Things is an easy to use task manager.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Things and what they use it for.
  • Entrepreneurial productivity: my list work principles & tools I used to build my 7 figure ecom business
    The app I use for my simplified GTD method. The main reason I like it is because it does a great job with the small set of features you really need, is highly intuitive & not bloated with shit I don’t care about. - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • List and planner obsessed ... can't find a system that works!
    a digital task manager. I am partial to Things for its minimalist design but there are many great alternatives as well like Todoist, TickTick, Microsoft To Do et). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Any multi platform apps for notes as well as reminders?
    Things - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Ask HN: Programs that saved you 100 hours? (2022 edition)
    Things - its a light weight todo app with just enough features to make it useful. I tend to use it for a dev log to keep track of what I'm working on, keep notes, and finally mark something as complete - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • A Lot of a Lot
    I have started into using as my notes system, and Things 3 for my tasks. Articles I want to save and annotate go into DevonThink. I have been slowly building up my information system and keep the software tools open while I work. I collect the ideas, use a daily note as my digital bullet journal, and have weekly, monthly, and yearly check-ins with myself. I've also applied myself to learning all I can... - Source: / 4 months ago
  • need a to-do list app that combines iphone & apple watch & does these things
    My recommendation is Reminders if you want a free app or Things if you are OK with a paid one. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Multi-platform to-do list / task manager app that can sync to a self-hosted service
    Hello! I’m currently a Things 3 user for iOS/macOS. It does to-do management and some light project management. I love it, but I don’t like that I don’t have control of the sync service that the app uses. I’d like to find an app(s) that have iOS and desktop (or web) clients that can sync with a self-hosted service like Nextcloud/WebDAV/CalDAV/some other self hosted service. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Using the calendar app on your phone is a non negotiable must for everyone with ADHD!
    But in place of Reminders I use Things. It gives me the level of detail/control I want for complex tasks or big projects, but I don't have to do all that stuff if I don't want. I can just create a really basic reminder or task with ease, skipping whichever details I don't care about or don't know yet, and yet still find the entry later. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Using the calendar app on your phone is a non negotiable must for everyone with ADHD!
    (My solution, which probably wouldn't work for you, is to put all the notes and stuff in Evernote, and put tasks into Things. I mostly follow the Getting Things Done philosophy that the only items that should be on a calendar are items that must be done at a specific time, like attending an event or appointment. If something has to be done by a specific time, i.e., has a deadline, it belongs on your to-do list,... - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Thank You, Firebug
    In the beginning we used Show Source and Console. As web pages grew in size it became difficult to navigate the source code, and you still had no direct way to view how CSS was being applied. The first web inspector that I used was Xyle Scope in 2004. It was an early tool based on Apple's new Safari engine. It was a few years before Firebug was released, and even then it took a while for Firebug to beat Xyle Scope... - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • What is the best ToDo-List tool you know?
    Things - - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • ISO an app with daily tasks/habits, calendar events, and to do list items
    To me, Things is the best one I’ve tried. It is not cheap but at least is a one-time payment. Really cool and useful, in Mac, iOS, and the Apple Watch app is really cool too (and it offers complications). - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Professional Procrastinator and GTD - Which Apps Are Really Helping You?
    I've thus tested every GTD application under the sun but keep coming back to TaskPaper and Things, mixing the two sometimes, to really end up getting something done. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Do you know any checklist app which resets the list everyday and keeps record of tasks done?
    You can create a repeating project in Things and create you todo under it. Each day when you complete the project you can review your history in the log book and see which one to-dos you have done and not done for that iteration/day of the project. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Migrating to Fastmail
    Alerts: uptime alerts and a few other notifications get sent off to Things to be slotted as actionable tasks to be addressed. - Source: / 10 months ago
  • What are the must-have apps for Mac in 2022?
    From a coder perspective, these are the ones I could not live without: - Alfred - goes without saying. It's all in the name ;-) - VSCode - I used SublimeText for a long time, but VSCode is just too good to not switch. It has all I ever wanted, and I tweaked the rest :-) - 1password - I tried lots of others (Enpass, KeePass(x/ce), LastPass, BitWarden) but 1p is just another level of usability (especially with this... - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Bike: Fast and fluid outliner
    But I see that a lot of what's different is that it's just more fluid and probably satisfying to use—and that is worth $30 to people who outline a lot. I think your video shows that off very well, but you also have to figure out how to word it. Maybe steal copywriting language from Cultured Code and their user testimonials: - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Which apps can you not live without?
    Things is indispensable. Absolutely brilliant for keeping on top of your to-do list and getting stuff done. Managing tasks efficiently enables me to make better use of my limited free time and spend more time doing what I want to do rather than what I have to do. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Ask HN: How do you manage (and remember to manage) your To-Do list in 2022?
    Things on my Mac, iPhone, and Watch. The watch is particularly effective since I have the next "TODO" right there on my wrist every time I check the time. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Ask HN: How do you manage (and remember to manage) your To-Do list in 2022?
    I've been using the excellent Things¹ across devices, but now that Apple's Reminders app has list sharing² I'm wondering if I even need that. For stuff that absolutely, positively needs to get done, I'll sometimes report to the aggressively-persistent Due³. ¹ ² - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • What are the best productivity apps that you use?
    Things (Mac-only) There are lots of to-do list apps; this one is my favorite due to its data structure (& longevity). - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Things

Five of the Best To-Do Apps for iOS
Things 3 is one of the few to-do apps that's not subscription based, and it costs $9.99 to purchase. Things 3 is also available for Mac and iPad, though each app must be purchased individually.

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