Things 3.0

Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

#3 Product of the DayMay 18, 2017

Reviews

 +2 reviews
  • Chad WhitakerDesign at Product Hunt
    Pros: 

    Beautiful design. Beautiful UX.

    Cons: 

    Can not share tasks with others.

    I've been a Things user since 2007. Within the last couple of years Things 2.0 started to feel stale, and I found myself exploring other alternatives. Yet I could never end up replacing it.

    Thankfully, Things 3.0 comes out of nowhere with a completely redesigned experience that is fast, beautiful and it allows you to do everything with speed — the perfect recipe for a todo app.

    This app feels like it belongs on iOS 11 even though it was launched weeks before the iOS 11 beta was announced. It's that good!

    You still can't share tasks with others, but the great experience easily out weights that need.

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Niels van Renselaar@nielsvr · CEO at Codely
I always loved Things, but the pricing seems... off. 44 euro's for the desktop version seems a bit much? At first glance it's almost 400% more expensive then other paid task management apps. And that is with the 25% discount. If you want Things on all your devices; that will set you back around 70-80 euro's.
Patrick Thompson@neurohacked
@nielsvr Exactly. At those prices I will bite the bullet and live with Apple Reminders & Calendar like I have been for years.
Parveen Kaler@kaler · Mobile Application Consultant, Smartfu…
@nielsvr I've been using Things 1 and 2 for more than 8 years. Happy to pay $80 for all 3 macOS, iPhone, iPad Apps (and watchOS too). $80 is a drop in the bucket for Apps that I use every single day, year in and year out.
Vojtech Rinik@_vojto · Founder at Median.tech
@nielsvr Just be glad they don't do subscriptions... 40€ is actually very cheap given you're getting it for life... OmniFocus is about $40, Sketch is $100, Sublime is like $50... But come on, these are the things (see what I did there) you need for your work.
Patrick Thompson@neurohacked
@kaler I definitely agree. I'm actually a little envious that I can't justify the cost of Things because it is a beautiful app. I'm just not busy enough to take advantage of all the features it has to offer. I find that Reminders and Calendar work well for my basic schedule.
Lasse Rafn@lasserafn · Developer and creator
@_vojto things (3 at least) seem to not be so focused towards work, anymore 👎🏻 I'm torn.
Niels van Renselaar@nielsvr · CEO at Codely
@_vojto I'm happy they skipped the subscription model. Still, I find it hard for myself to justify the amount for something like a todo manager. Although it looks and works great.
Jakub Kusmierz@jakubkusmierz · Co-owner, Secret Holding, LLC
@_vojto @nielsvr Please don't say the s-word. You might give the dev ideas.
Stefan Kracht@stefan_kracht · Founder of Stickerlicio.us
@nielsvr I get your point, but for an app that you are using on a daily basis that's a fair price. Especially when a subscription model would be the alternative. I tested the Mac and iOS version and they are close to perfection.
Maz Ameli@mazameli · Product Designer, Metabase
@lasserafn In what way does it not seem to be focused towards work anymore?
Lasse Rafn@lasserafn · Developer and creator
@mazameli guess I remembered wrong; but sharing/collab. and attachments are lacking (and seems to has always) so its not a change. My mistake
Maz Ameli@mazameli · Product Designer, Metabase
@lasserafn Ah, gotcha. Yeah, I've found I use Things exclusively for managing my personal work and life tasks rather than for collaboration. For collab at work, I've almost always found that my teams are already using some kind of other more robust system like Jira, GitHub, or Asana. For me, Things hits the sweetspot for that always-with-me to-do list that's powerful enough to deal with larger projects. Apps like Reminders or Clear just aren't powerful enough, and I'm not going to use Asana to remind myself to go to the dry cleaner.
Daniel Wyss@daniel_wyss
@nielsvr Exactly. Great app, crazy price. I stay with Todoist
Bjorn Larsen@bjorn · Communication Thinking
@stefan_kracht @nielsvr Microsoft To-Do is already more perfect IMO. And it's free.
Michal Wlodarski@mwlodarski · Product Manager, EuropeMountains.com
Fantastic update. Pricing is right. If the 3 is going to stay here for 4 years it will cost me (iPhone+Mac) just 12,5 Eur per year. One Euro per month. Cannot beat it.
Stefan Kracht@stefan_kracht · Founder of Stickerlicio.us
@bjorn @nielsvr I'm very happy to pay for an app these days :)
Troy Christmas@troychristmas · Founder @ TaskClone & RepeatPost
@nielsvr I want to give Things a longer look, but the closed universe thing always causes me problems in the end. I can sync with Reminders, but was hoping for more. Beautiful though.
Bjorn Larsen@bjorn · Communication Thinking
@nielsvr @stefan_kracht Me too. And I did pay for Things 2 on iOS and Mac. What I'm saying is personally I genuinely prefer Microsoft To-Do for my needs.
Francesco D'Alessio@francescod_ales · Productivity App Reviewer
Here's my full in-depth review:
Scott Williams@scottwwilliams · President, Emisare, Inc.
@francescod_ales Great review - it saved me a ton of time from hunting down info on the Things site - thanks.
Francesco D'Alessio@francescod_ales · Productivity App Reviewer
@scottwwilliams that's very kind of you Scott. I do these features for specifically productivity apps and love recording them! :-)
Robert Ozankan@rozankan · Product Marketing Manager, Consultant
@francescod_ales Great Review! Really shows how it works on the Mac and iOS. Well Done!
Francesco D'Alessio@francescod_ales · Productivity App Reviewer
@rozankan Thank you so much Robert!
Troy Christmas@troychristmas · Founder @ TaskClone & RepeatPost
@francescod_ales Great work again! This launch definitely deserved a full review.
Bryan Clark@bryanjclark · mobile @ Khan Academy
This app is gorgeous (on all 4 devices - iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch) — worth every penny; they've been working on it for years and it's an app you'll use every day. The animations are flawless, and the list-management interactions make every other list-managing app feel like a clunker. I'm hoping they'll open-source some of these animation goodies so others can use 'em! This *has* to be a shoe-in for the Apple Design Awards in June!
Justin Watt@just_watt · Running operations @ MetaLab
Too little, too late, for too much. I appreciate the thought and care that goes in to the design and navigation of Things, but their iterations are SO few and far between. There is no way I can justify spending this much on a suite that won't see another meaningful update for 2-3 years. Additionally, their communication (or lack thereof) about product update timelines (I understand not sharing new features coming, that is fair) is unforgivable when people depend on products like this so much and spend this kind of money. I firmly believe Culture Code means well and they do solid work, but their actions in their communication and update frequency means I can't support them.
Scott Peterson@scott_peterson4 · Analyst, Seattle
Two up front caveats: 1. This is an amazing app. I'm just enumerating the things I wish were different. 2. It's totally possible I have missed features. I wasn't part of beta, so have only been using today. No web component No durations No priorities LOTS of taps to get things done (e.g. to move Task in Inbox to a date, tap once, tap calendar, tap date, tap SOMEWHERE to close that Task, Click OK to remove notification of movement. 5 taps. Should be 3 max. Pain really felt when scheduling many Inbox tasks to diff dates). No batch changing Deadlines Tags not shown on main screen...have to use Quick Find Filter by tag is cool though Visually no difference between Projects within Today, This Evening....text all looks the same...no diff colors for example Only one line shown of each task....this is good and bad. Makes everything MUCH cleaner and more condensed...but can hide key info about task. Animations take time, slow down input (e.g. click blue Magic Button, animation/lag before you can begin typing)