Things 3 App Reviews

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Not worth the money for iPhone only

The app is maybe worth it if you buy all apps (iPhone, Mac, iPad). For iphone only, there are better free apps around that do much more. Not planning to buy the iPad nor Mac version, since I don’t have them, which makes this a standalone app that I can only use when in the phone (cannot access via a web browser or anyway else). Either way, appears to work great when multiple devices are connected to it. For iPhone only, there are better options.

Things 3 is the best app of all time.

It keeps me in order. I am better at what I do because of this app. I have a very busy life and this brings the anxiety down. I always look for better solutions, and haven’t found a better app to do what things is doing.


Please implement location based reminders (geo fence) and photo/txt file attachment. Things’ design is superbly streamlined much more so than the competitors. Intuitive and smart.

Best overall todo and project app


Good sync x net, tho❗️

Would like to add fotos integrated w/ notes as it can say a 1k words as part of note reminders


I have been searching and waiting for years for an app to come along that would finally allow a workflow that encompasses both the simple day-to-day tasks as well as complex projects. Things 3 is the best solution I have found so far. After a month of using it I have purchased and installed it for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. I open it and work with it dozens of times a day. Of course, the app is excellent for simple “To do” lists and works beautifully in a GTD workflow. The Tags functionality is very helpful with that. As a surgeon who owns and runs my practice as a small business owner, as a husband and father, as someone who enjoys traveling, and as one who volunteers in various church and community organizations, I want to thank the Things 3 team for getting this app so right! I feel so much more in control of all areas of my life because Things 3 helps me to get everythig organized — and I can even save the lists I’ve come up with and reuse them for a similar task later! The Areas feature is super helpful. I love being able to create projects and nest headlines into them. Task lists and even nested checklists within checklists for complex procedures — including parts to purchase, steps to take beforehand, and procedures that require several appointments to complete — all can be entered into Things, saved as templates, and customized for each patient. Brilliant! I plan to be a lifelong user and hope the Things team will keep this product alive and improving for decades to come!

Great app, I would be lost without it!

I’ve been using Things for years and years. First on the Mac and then later on my iPhone. There have been times when I wished Things had this or that feature like cloud syncing or mini lists. Eventually these features were added and with version 3 there is nothing I can think of which it can not do. I use this everyday and it helps me stay on track.

The best

I use this app several times a day. It has helped me get my whole life organized. It is indispensable, and well worth the money. It is easy to use, but still offers powerful features. It has never let me down. I’ve never lost any of my data through many of its app updates, which is great! So, you can always rely on this. The only thing I’d change about it is a feature request that I’ve already submitted to Cultured Code. And it is that I’d like to see either a smaller font option, or the option to allow individual to-dos to span more than a single line in list view. I don’t like that, with longer to-do entries, it cuts off the last part of the text, so you have to tap that to-do in order to see its full contents.

Locked in!

3 words to start with: Love Things 3. The PRIMARY goal of Things 3 & what it’s all about is: Productivity In 2018, however, no one app that works alone can be productive. We’re way past that and I really don’t want my company to abandon Things 3 but it will unless the following happen very soon: - FULL integration with IFTTT (this means both ways/mail to things is a joke on productivity) - Android app

Wonderful app, yet still frustrating!

I love this app. I've been a supporter since day one. I've sold the farm to purchase it on every available platform in every version they've ever released, and I don't regret it for a minute. I've spent my entire adult life developing software professionally in the mainframe industry, and so I believe in supporting good developers by paying them for their hard work. Things is a wonderful app that is loved by a lot of people. Just read the reviews. I'm one of them. I use it every day. But I absolutely despise the way Cultured Code pretends to take feedback from their loyal customers seriously, only to do nothing about it year after year. Version 3 is a big improvement, but the number of features still lacking after so many years is just breathtaking! There are far too many to list here, but the one that kills me is that we STILL cannot complete a recurring task early. Are you kidding me?! This is something that people need to do in real life on a regular basis! We've been begging for this feature for years, but as usual, our requests are completely being ignored. So, for example, if you have a task that repeats after completion and isn’t due for another week or so, but you want to go ahead and get it done today, (like getting your oil changed a little early)... there is no way to mark it as complete in Things. Can't do it. Can't be done. You have to either delete the entire task and then re-create it and set up the whole recurring pattern again, or you have to wait until the task actually comes due, and then mark it as complete at that time... which then throws off your next actual due date. This architecture is so insanely archaic, words cannot begin to express how utterly frustrating it is to have to constantly work around this stupid problem. Hey guys, wake up! I'm one of your biggest fans, and I'm giving you a 2 star review! This is a problem that has been crippling your app for years, and your customers have been extremely patient dealing with it, but we shouldn't still have to be dealing with it in 2018!

The best GTD app ever!!!

I can’t say enough good things about this app. It’s so intuitive and easy to use. I’ve been killing it on the productivity front since I get this app. Well worth the money!

Makes sense

It works well and there is nothing too complicated about it however it has a sophisticated layout. Best productivity app I’ve used. All the features I need are right there when I need them.

Excellent task manager

I rely on things to keep my life in order. Use it everyday. Tried Omnifocus, but things has simplicity with just the right amount of functionality for me. Great job, cultured code!

Simplistic and easy

First impression was that this app has one of the best tutorials I’ve gone through in most of my apps that even offer a tutorial. That and seeing how the app works has impressed me, well done, this is an app I will definitely continue to use.

Almost perfect, solid, worth the money

I have used a lot of task management apps and I still think that many of them are great. Swipes was one of my favorites because I can snooze tasks for later, but Things has a unique approach to that same need that is actually simpler and much more effective. I’ve had to adjust some of my own habits to adapt to how Things is organized, but wow is it well thought out. It is deceptively simple at first glance, but it is so well designed that I’m constantly finding new uses and applications. My wife loves it too and she’s very picky and often doesn’t take to the things that I recommend. So the fact that both of us find it useful is a testament to the quality of the product. I’m hesitant to buy the desktop app because I think it’s fairly overpriced, I did do the free trial though and it is well-made. I was a little hesitant about the price of the mobile app as well, but after using it, I think that it is well worth the money and I wouldn’t say that about a lot of $10 apps.


Using it for years. Tried them all free and not. This new version is clean and very usable. An absolute staple. Love the add to things function to send tasks to things for email. Makes this program close to perfect. Thanks.

Clean, beautiful, the best

An absolute pleasure, the best TODO iPhone app.

Thought of everything and then some

I'm three days in to using Things, and am still discovering nice touches. It has all the features I required in a GTD app, and adds a bunch I didn't realize I needed. Glad I finally pulled the trigger on switching.

Nicest one I’ve used

I also have tried many (12?) todo apps - OmniPlan, Toodledo, Trello, GQueues, etc. Things 3 is the best. I can be organized and sloppy. Nice, intuitive look. I hope it supports collaboration/sharing some day, and the ability to handle more than one account on my phone.

Wish there were pop-up alerts

Pretty good app - I'm looking for a better solution than Reminders for iPhone, as the Reminders app is buggy and sketchy performance. This app, Things, is neat and well-arranged, with nice checkboxes to clear items from your to-do list, etc. which I appreciate. However, you have to go into the app to see what's next, with no alert pop-up anywhere that I can find. I need tasks to pop up and remind me to do this or that, sometimes at a specific time, and often more than once. Like a bill I need to pay, which I may remind myself a week before but need to wait to pay it until a few days later, so I need to have a second reminder so I don't forget. Bills are just one example (still haven't found a good bill-pay app, either) - it could be a purchase I need to make but now I won't have time today after work, so I have to postpone until tomorrow after work. Or it may be a phone call I have to make at a specific time. Overall, very good for keeping track of tasks, as long as you remember to look at it.

Great but behind in features

Love this app. Great UI and really helpful to work with. It’s almost perfect. Here’s my wish and hope list: - Allow users to export media including photos, PDF’s, Mail attachments and other sources into Things to-do’s. - Collaboration! Make it possible to assign tasks to people & teams and remain in the Things platform - Better Share experience (format options, application compatibility, etc.) Otherwise it’s great!

Great app

The ease and usefulness of this app helps very much in my busy schedule. I work in the film industry and projects come flying at you in all different directions and this has simplified my life drastically. Great for bad organizers and good for great ones.

Favorite task manager

I love this app, and I use it for home and work because I’m so forgetful. Thank you for being my second brain! One feature that would be cool: showing the todos in line with the calendar so you can see your day kinda “mapped out”

Easy to use and robust

Impressive user experience design! Use is intuitive and the number of taps to perform an action seems fewer than the other more expensive apps I tried. You can pretty much figure out how to use it on your own, but they include a very nice tutorial in the form of a project with a list of to do’s. Very easy way to get up and running fast. It has all the features that I was looking for except for location alerts. My workaround is to create a tag for my locations and just search that tag. It would be nice to get a push notification. OTOH, it seemed like having that on for an app that I tried may have been sucking battery. I’m not sure. One slick feature is that repeating to dos have a lot of flexibility. You can even schedule them to repeat based on when you complete the task. So instead of repeating every 7 weeks, for example, the next one comes due 7 weeks after you completed the previous one. Nice.


Things only works with Apple devices!!!!! It doesn’t matter how good the Things app is - it ONLY works with Apple devices!!!!!

Just started and already in love

For anyone who’s ever tried to implement David Allen’s Get Things Done system, this app is going to feel extraordinarily familiar. The fact that it goes beyond a good system to make it a joy to use is why it earns five stars though. Things 3 is simple, intuitive, beautiful. Invest in it and invest in yourself.

Best todo app

Without exaggeration this app is the beautifulest todo app ever created in history of mankind. Everything designed with intelligent and passions that make you feel good while using the app. They also have a great support team that never give up :)


In a few words: This app is wonderful! Very pleased with the Mac, iPad and iPhone version!!

Perfect app for GTD

I've used Things since it came out, on my Mac, iPhone and iPad. Went through Things, Things2 and Things3 and never regretted a moment. I've managed my professional and personal lives out of it and now that I'm in the market for a Windows-based app realize how wonderful this really is. Beautiful UI. Fantastic customer support.

Great app could use small improvements

Over all I think Things is very valuable. My biggest request would be the ability to see a list of all your tags.

Love this app

Have used Things for years on my iPhone and iPad. Delighted to just learn it is available on Mac and that is more robust. Great “how to use” to do included.

Things 3 Attains a Kind of Perfection

First two versions were good but Things 3 synthesizes all the lessons from previous iterations and gets as close to perfect as I’ve seen in a list-based management tool. Integration with calendars, Siri, and reminders is terrific, and the ability to add structure from groups of projects, to the project level, to task areas, to lists of to dos, and then bullets and notes within each granular level task reflects the reality of complex projects. It’s also beautiful. Five stars.

Peace of Mind

This is a great app. It is self explanatory. You can brain dump everything you know you have to do. You can categorize all of your tasks and projects, set their level of urgency. For people who aren’t organized by nature, this app will help you. For those of you who are organized, this is a very simple way to get even better!

Too bright needs dark mode

The app is good, but the user interface is too bright. It needs a dark mode badly.

Great Tutorial

I’m often flustered with apps that don’t take the time to guide me through a process. I’m up and running after 1 weekend-Very thorough and I’ll probably keep using it as a result

Nice todo/checklist app

This is a pretty basic todo or checklist style app that does what it does really well. It got an Apple design award I suspect for its slick interface and uses Apple’s latest and greatest features like drag and drop which is helpful in doing things in less steps and makes using the app more intuitive. But it’s not that powerful. So, it’s a bit more form over substance. It’s not really a task manager like Omnifocus that can handle custom views and lots of nested and sub tasks, etc. Omnifocus is a bit more substance over form. So, I use Omnifocus for work to manage hundreds of pending projects and tasks and Things 3 for my personal small checklists.

Just about perfect

This app is exactly what you want from a task Managment tool. Well designed and the more I’ve used it the more nice touches I find. As an example I love having a link back to the original email In Apple mail using the Mac app or drag and drop on the iPad, but by some magic the app also includes a link back when I forward an email using the Things email service! Well done! Otherwise would love direct syncing to Alexa lists as well but just a fantastic product.

Wonderful app!

I got Things 3 to help keep myself organized while finishing University. It is a wonderful app and very aesthetically pleasing! Well done! I am very pleased with this app! It has been easy to learn and use! Thank you! My suggestions after a few weeks with it: Have some integration with the Calendar app or Fantastical to generate to-do’s when you create an event in the calendar and vice-versa. Also with subscribed calendar feeds. My school automatically generated a calendar feed for us to subscribe to that shows assignment due dates. That would be awesome if Things would generate to-do’s and due dates based on that. Basically, the more integration with Calendar or Fantastical, the better!

Love this app but there’s still room to grow

This app is great, don’t get me wrong, but the one thing that keeps me from sticking to it is the minimal organization. I used 2Do but it didn’t feel as nice as this app although it was still a powerhouse manager. I wish there was a way to stack, or “nest” areas or projects so there is more organization.

Nice but

I like this app but it’s not working on my Watch 3??

Huge help

I have always needed lists! Now mine can be worn on my wrist on my Apple Watch. This is the best app I’ve used for a number of reasons. It’s easy to use, very user friendly. It has accountability. I can share my lists with others. I can prioritize. I’m a fan!



Just As Good As The Other To Do Apps

Give it to them - the marketing message on the App Store is well formulated, but when it comes down to it the functionality doesn’t justify the high price tag. If there was a deeper integration with the native iPhone calendar (e.g. slot a to do into a calendar event and schedule the precise time or to turn an email follow-up into a to do) I may think about it a bit differently. There is so much more that could be done including integration with the likes of Outlook or Gmail email apps. If you are a very simple to do list user and would like to group tasks by category, set general reminders then use the Reminders app on the iPhone or find a free / low-cost to do app. The price for this app simply is not justifiable.


The most beautiful task manager I have ever used 👍

Enjoy but...

Wish the font was a little bigger in the weekly schedule section, I feel like I have strain to see the schedule. Also, when I pasted a phone number along side a to do such as someone to call at a certain time I expected to be able to touch it and have call from the app itself. These things would be nice!!! Thanks!

Maybe the best

Loving it so far, what separates this one from many of the other popular to do lists is the “project” piece. With others, projects seem to just be folders. With Things 3, projects. An actually be created for projects with end dates and the entire project can be checked off. Huge difference in my opinion.

Things and stuff

Three grandkids couple of care kids and more schedules with house work and household than a calendar can keep up with. I thought retirement would slow my world down...Nahhhh. I was running 4 different to do apps and 3 different lists trying to keep everything running smoothly, because none of them handled it all. I put off buying things for a long time even though I kept looking at it. Now I wonder WHY did I wait? It’s amazing how simple it is to run any number of schedules, lists, todos, and the “logbook” saves everything I’ve done so I know. There’s a learning curve, and some isn’t totally intuitive, but once you figure it all out it becomes indispensable. I spent more on all the other apps I tried & discarded than I spent on this, and it really clears up my cluttered main screen.


Would love to be able to underline and bold in notes. Only suggestions.


Even before winning the design award, I knew Things was the best todo app I had never used. I avoided it for a while because of the price tag, but ultimately caved and... yeah, it’s worth it. The experience just oozes polish. Frankly, it’s probably one of the best apps on the store solely because of its integrity as a piece of art—er, software. It doesn’t check every box I have for a todo list app, but that’s kind of irrelevant to this review. An absolute delight.

Needs group management.

Until there is the option to use things to manage a household I’m going to stick with Todoist.

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