Things 3.5 – Elegant personal task management.

Things 3.5

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. A Leopard style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun.

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  • The big picture. A Leopard-style source list lets you easily focus without ever switching view modes or wrapping your head around filter criteria.
  • A magical tag bar automatically appears when needed and adapts to the currently displayed list. It lets you drill down even the longest list of To-Dos. Hierarchical tags? We got you covered!
  • Teamwork. Things offers convenient collaboration features. Easily delegate tasks to members of your team. (This is work in progress.)
  • No columns! Whether it’s multiple tags, dates or notes, To-Do items display their information on an as needed basis. No more space wasted by empty or irrelevant column cells!
  • Out of your head, out of your way. A quick entry HUD lets you enter any idea the moment it hits you. Never let the thought of an unfinished business distract you again.
  • Yours forever. We won’t lock you in. Things will use an open XML file format to store your data. (Not yet activated.)
  • Things even supports GTD, so if you’re familiar and comfortable with GTD concepts, you’ll feel right at home.

What’s New

Version 3.5:

  • AREAS - Now Collapsable!
    • We’ve made the tags window searchable on iOS. Sweet! Just pull down and start typing to find the tag you want
    • We’ve made app-wide tag searches broader. When you search for a tag, you won’t just see items with that tag, but also items with its nested tags
    • A feature from Things 2 has also made a comeback: you can once again filter by "No Tag"
  • INPUT/OUTPUT - Copy & Paste Magic:
    • Paste text from other apps into Things to create new to-dos (multiple lines of text will create multiple to-dos).
    • Paste multiple lines of text into the title field of a to-do; the first line is the title, the rest goes into the notes.
    • New on Mac: Copy to-dos, headings, or projects and paste them into other apps.
    • New on Mac: Copy to-dos, projects, or headings and paste them into other lists within Things.
    • New on Mac: Drag text into a Things window to create new to-dos (you can also drag files from Finder, people from Contacts, emails from Mail, etc.).
    • New on Mac: Move items to other lists by hitting Cmd+C and then using the new "Move Here" shortcut: Cmd+Option+V.
  • THINGS URLs - Update Existing Items: We were extremely pleased with the launch of Things URLs, which allow you to create data in Things from outside the app. One of the main feature requests we’ve received is to provide a way to also make *changes* to items that already exist. This is now possible, thanks to our new UPDATE commands. See our website for more info
    • Some people have projects with thousands of to-dos. Those projects should load faster now.
    • We’ve sped up the generation of new repeating to-do instances
  • LINKS - Links are now consistently detected everywhere: in to-do titles, notes, and checklists.
  • SETTINGS - Options in the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar can now be customized.
    • Full completion dates are now displayed in the Logbook.
    • Improved how multi-day events are displayed.
  • ZAPIER INTEGRATION - Zapier is now deeper integrated with our Mail to Things feature. They’ve now published a range of official Zaps that let you create to-dos from business tools such as Slack, Trello, Basecamp, and more
  • Other:
    • Headings in projects can now be duplicated.
    • Improved layout when in full-screen mode on Mac.
    • Fixed a bug that could affect the system alert volume.
    • Fixed a crash when duplicating items that were new in Today.
    • Fixed two other crashes.


OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


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