Things 3 App Reviews

Great but not perfect

Generally structured around GTD, this app makes it easy and fun to organize your tasks. Its strongest quality is the design. It’s aesthetically easy to look and easy to use. Principally, I bought for the tags and that it doesn’t have a subscription to use. Coordination between projects is crucial for today’s task apps and it’s surprising this app still lacks it. This will make it almost impossible to use outside of personal organization.

watch app is useless

what’s the point of having to physically interact with the watch to add a to-do, once for the voice (not so bad) but what’s infuriating is the necessary 2nd tap that allows u to add it to the ONLY VIEW/FOLDER ur able to see on ur watch face.. no other way to change folder besides the today view and if u add a new to-do, u have to tap for it to be added into today. otherwise it disappears into an inbox that u can never see from ur watch. that’s so backwards, fix this and i’ll fix my review. 2nd edit - even if u check off a task, there’s absolutely no way to undo that edit or check on ur finished tasks from ur watch, this apple watch app is more frustrating than it is useful. zero practical functionality

Great! One gripe

Great! My only gripe is that I wish the app would display each task with all of the text instead of shortening it with ellipses. It forces me to tap on each tap to read the entire task description. Otherwise amazing app!

Affordable, but buggy.

Sometimes lists don’t save and you lose all of that content in a task. Some reminder alerts don’t appear.

THE task app for anyone who’s got a lot to do

Love it, I have it on all my devices

Nearly perfect iOS app

I used ToDo on the iPhone with Toodledo on the web for years, and I was quite happy with it. However when I tried to update ToDo, as it was increasingly buggy, to ToDo Cloud, the install failed and I started looking around. And I am glad I did. I looked at many reviews and decided to give Things 3 a try. The tutorial is well done, and in 15 minutes I was fully up to speed. I then reentered about 100 tasks, although I could have imported them. I have to state that the interface is a joy to work with, and the final result was amazing. Read the reviews for product details, but this app defines what is great about iOS. Clean, intuitive and fun. The integration with the calendar, in particular, is brilliant. After getting it set up on the iPhone, I purchased the iPad app. Perfect integration and interface! My only quibbles... When I set an Inbox item to Today, and then I do not complete the task and clear the date, the task ends up in the Anytime folder. I think it should go back to the Inbox. This is by design, and I have a workaround, but it is mildly annoying. Also, I would like to not display the Anytime folder, as I do not need it, but this is not customizable. I could use the real estate for another area or project. But these are minor details. This is one of the best apps for iOS. Period.

Location-based notifications

All other major GTD apps support this feature and it’s awfully useful to me. Please add it


I've used Things in all my gadgets for 9 years now. It's a marvelous solution. This version bring some incredible features that I didn't know I needed. Thanks guys. Keep up the amazing work.


Amazing productivity app and better than the apple reminders app.

Didn’t earn [Editor’s Choice] for nada

Things is one of the most useful and DELIGHTFUL apps I have on my devices. I have it on my phone, my iPad and my Mac - all synced up. All three devices are absolutely entrancing to use. Things SETS THE BAR for what an elegant and unobtrusive user experience should look like cross-platform.

Scam! Deceptive description to squeeze more money out of you

This app was highlighted in one of the app store’s daily lists. It looked like the productivity app I’ve been looking/hoping for, but at $9.99, I was reluctant to jump in without even a trial version. I should have listened to that inner voice. I decided to go ahead and buy it, because if Apple is highlighting it, it’s probably worth the ten bucks, right? Wrong. To my unpleasant surprise, once paid for, downloaded, and opened on my iPad, I got a message saying this was the iPhone version (even though the App Store description says it supports iPhone AND iPad), and I could go to the App Store to get the iPad version. I headed to the App Store, but they wanted $19.99 for the iPad version—on top of the $9.99 I already paid for an app I can’t use (my phone is an Android, and not the platform I want to use for my productivity apps, anyway.) I’m sorry, but if you’ve already cheated me out of $10 by misrepresenting your product, I’m not going to give you another $20. I’ll be making a formal complaint to Apple.

A great application, but not without its faults.

I truly love this application! I’ve tried Tick Tick, Wunderlist, Microsoft To-Do’s, and many more. I settled with this app for its beautiful user interface. My biggest pain points are: - No support for Android. - No web app. C’mon guys. Share your app-goodness with the Android world!

I couldn’t live without my Things

Things has become part of my daily routine. It beautifully manages my hopes, dreams, fears, and projects. I wear Things on my wrist and in my pocket. It’s on my left monitor and the right column of my iPad. Things changed my life! Love, Me


So far no complaints but not sure why I need it. Nothing that great to report so far. Wish it had an email management feature.

Was ist das??

Also für was hat diese app den Design Award bekommen? Ja sie ist sauber und aufgeräumt aber nur weil der Funktionsumfang so gering ist! Ich bin entsetzt dass man ZB gar keine notifications bekommt wenn ein Task zu erledigen ist. Lediglich diese badges erscheinen über dem app Symbol was schnell übersehen werden kann. Das geht gar nicht! Ausserdem kann man tasks nur auf Tage legen aber nicht auf Uhrzeiten. Ferner gibt es kein geofencing. Dafür ist der Preis viel zu hoch! Finger weg!


I first used Things years ago to GTD. After I discovered Wunderlist, I switched and loved the flexibility and the plethora of features it offered. Few years ago, a tragedy took place and Wunderlist fell victim to Microsoft who bought out and stopped updating the app. It then went off to attempt its own version of Wunderlist, only to release an underdeveloped, underperforming iteration that's probably doomed for the lack of user interest. To make a long story short, I was forced to find a replacement for my beloved Wunderlist (RIP). I searched high and low only to return to Things 3. I'm happy to acknowledge that it evolved into a prince, matching and at times surpassing Wunderlist. Things 3 is more elegant and user friendly then any other app I've tried. I'm happy to be home again. My dream is for Apple to recognize the value of Things 3 and purchase it. Only then can we be assured that this magnificent product will survive indefinitely. Apple, are you listening?!

Things 3 means more productivity

I’ve used this app for almost a week and so far I’m noticing that I’m more productive than ever. I like that it gives me my to-do list every morning. I can also set up specific reminders to make sure I get the essential things done. And I’ve been able to tackle mini projects through it. Even though it displays my calendar events, I wish it could also serve as a calendar such that I don’t need to go to my actual calendar to schedule appointments or events that aren’t projects or to-do’s. Also, it would be great if the projects were displayed on a timeline. The pie chart icon is nice but it’s not really the same in terms of showing where you are in the project.

Great app, could use a few minor improvements

Things is one of those apps that I think I’ll be using extensively for the foreseeable future. It’s already in my dock! Having read a book that explains the Getting Things Done (GTD) method, I decided to give Things another try (I had owned a previous version). The UI is streamlined easy to use, clean, and intuitive. Few improvements / suggestions: I would be great to be able o add images, contact info, or other media in the notes section of each to-do. It would also be wonderful if the app was location aware so tasks could be tied to a specific location. Also, this app can get expensive given that there are 3 versions (iPhone, iPad, and MacOS). I understand the MacOS versión being a different product, but the mobile & tablet versions should be part of the same purchase. Overall, great product!

Easy to use - Powerful tool

The guys at @culturedcode have created a very nice update to their Things app. It is quite powerful with more than just the basics. The feature I like the best is the ability to schedule a reoccurring event with the next trigger X number of days after the completion of the current one. Great when you are a bit late getting a prior task completed on time. Keep up the great work!

Needs Text Wrapping

This is a great app for life management. Version 3 is amazing. That said, it is disappointing that it doesn’t have text wrapping, which would be great when trying to glance at my iPhone or other screen to see the full titles of my tasks without having to fully open them. A web version would also add appeal, but the basics of text wrapping are more important to my needs as of now. Hopefully this comes soon.


It appears that I have finally found the one productivity app that is fun to use and works beautifully. I have tried many productivity apps over the years with ToDoist and OmniFocus 3 being the most recent ones used. When I saw the beauty and easy functionality of Things 3 I jumped in, leaving the others behind. It has served me well. Updates arrive regularly. My one request would be that the behavior of repeating tasks would be improved. I like the beautiful simplicity of Things 3 and hope it can be maintained as new features are added. A most delightful app!

Still no word wrap / multirow

Why strictly not to make multiline items when text exceeds regarding row? Cannot calculate the height automatically? Ups. Uninstalled again.

Great app - missing something basic though

2 things missing in things (no pun intended): 1.Please add ability to upload pictures as part of to do's. When I pen in a task saying - buy xyz or, I would like to add a picture of xyz lest I forget what xyz looked like - simple innit? 2. Please please gave intelligent input built in. I dint want to select date and time all the time. It's be a 10 star for me if you get those 2 addressed. And while you guys are at it - more power to you!! Awesome job :-)

Repeat Problems

Good app, but can't check off a repeating task the day before it is due. Can only check it off on the day it is due. So if you get it done a day or so early, you are out of luck. Another problem: If I miss checking off a task on a particular day, it shows up on the next day, but there is no way to find the original due date. It just says due today. I’d like to go back and find what happened on the original due date, but there is no information available to lead me there. Please show the due date somewhere on tasks.

I’ve used every to-do app... blah blah blah

Too many reviews include some form of that sentiment, to the point I just skip past them now, maybe you do too. I’ll summarize this app for you: • Gorgeous and intuitive interface • Flawless synchronizing between iOS and macOS • Compatible with Priacta’s TRO workflow • If you think it should do something, it probably does I really didn’t think so much functionality could be put into an elegant, yet simplified interface. It doesn’t lack features, it just doesn’t overwhelm you with them when they aren’t needed. Amazing job Cultured Code! This is my fourth product purchase from you. I have always been happy with them, even if the product is a little slower to market than I’d wish sometimes, it is always well worth the wait.

So Close....4.8 Stars

Wonderful app with clean interface and lots of options. Has become my main to do app BUT I’m not sure if I just can’t find it but this app doesn’t have location based reminders. Wouldn’t surprise me if this was a limitation by Apple but it’s the main option missing and what I used quite a bit in the stock Reminders app. Still great app and hopefully location can be added in the future!

The Only Task App I Consistently Use

This App is way more then a to do list. I love that you can add projects and then tasks underneath that project name. I have downloaded almost every productivity app in the App Store and honestly have to say this is the only one I actually use all the time. I mostly use this for my blog and channel and love that I can add affiliate links and copy them with one click to add to my channel description or blog post. I have tons of projects such as YouTube description box, affiliate links, blog post copies, Instagram hashtags and so much more! This will be the only productivity app you will need and actually use.

Buy it

No hyperbole — the best app in the world for getting things done.

I just donated $10.00 to your app

Honestly, I wish I had not bought this app. Using my native reminder app worked better for me. Nothing this app brought to the table really changed the game for me.

Great app

It’s really a good application but it would be really great if we could like drag tasks of an specific day in upcoming list from one day to another, you know kind of changing switching tasks between two days without changing their usual repetition...

Needs to use color for information

Good but I would like to choose an alternative background color. It’s shocking when you look at all the organization apps in the iTunes Store and see so little use of color. Color could also be used to provide information- what’s urgent, what’s done etc. as the excellent app “Clear” does.


Why is the check mark in the main icon not centered?

A winner

I’ve tried many to-do lists....with little success. I have 100s of things to do, and struggle to get them all done. Things simply works better. Some excellent functions including sending new items to Things by email.


I have to be Honost that I am not a big to do list person so I don’t know well how other apps compete. But I enjoy the simplicity and easy to understand way of learning that this app offers.

The best task manager

I used a competitor’s app for the past 6 years. I changed to Things less than a year ago. The first week was an adjustment. Shortly after I saw the superiority of this system. Now, as the app and my habits with it have continued to evolve, there is no comparison. This is the most important app on my phone. I use it every day, and I’m excited to watch it continue to grow.

One of the Best

Definitely one of the best “to do” apps. The iPad version is pricey but worthy of the price. ( The desktop version is priced higher than I think it should be). The use interface is nearly as perfect as you can get. The updates make it better and better.

Good App, Overpriced

It’s a really nice app, only reason gave 3 stars though because you don’t get to interact with calendar events at all and the app seems way overpriced for $10. I realize this a “to-do” list app but for 10 dollars I feel like the calendar integration should’ve been done better. I only bought this app because awesome note 2 recently stopped working and wanted a good replacement to view events. And while you can see your calendar events in the app, you only see the name and start time. That’s it. You can’t edit or change anything about it in the app. You have to go over to your calendar app to see how long the event truly is. Disappointing in that regard but the rest of the app is very well done.

Beautiful new version

Things 3 has many useful new features (which I am still discovering). It seems to keep the best of Things 2 (clean, elegant, intuitive, adaptable, etc.) and has added needed improvements. I love the feature of adding checklists and so on to a task, as it becomes a mini-project.

Love Things 3! Needs family collaboration

I’ve tried a ton of to-do list apps and project management apps, but Things 3 is by far the easiest to use. This app has allowed me to keep track of deliverables for complex projects and always ensure my responsibilities are completed on time. Recurring tasks scheduling could have more options - for example I have one to pay my county bill that Id like to set to reoccur on the last weekday of the month - that is not possible. If there was one additional feature I’d wish they add is for Apple Family members to collaborate. We can all already download the app, but I cannot share lists and projects with my family. Things 3 is great for managing individual work, but comes up short when using it to manage your home life.

Awesome 👌🏻

I have tried bunch of to do apps, but this one is absolutely different! I use it as my daily routine schedule reminder and even for weekly or annually. Here I have few ideas for developing the app. • sort Today task by their reminder or even sort by group and time • Notification sounds option • Convert for projects (try to bring the algorithm of converting "to-do to project" for "project to era" • New theme (dark, purple, etc.)

Fácil de usar y sumamente útil.

Me lo tuve que pensar antes de comprar la app por el alto costo pero finalmente valió la pena. Things me ha ayudado a organizar mi trabajo y funciona perfecto con los proyectos. La app por si sola es suficientemente poderosa en iOS, no obstante tener la app para MacOS lo lleva a otro nivel: el control total del trabajo.

THIS is what I was looking for

There are LOTS of task management apps on the App Store. Unfortunately, there are so many that my FIRST task was “evaluating task management apps”. I tried so many I can’t even remember. Most were either so simple and basic that they weren’t flexible enough to meet my needs OR they were so full-featured and complex that you had to spend hours trying to learn to use them! Then I found THINGS 3 and I knew my search was over. Extremely customizable for anyone’s workflow, however simple enough to go from a complete newbie to an advanced user in under an hour by following the simple included tutorial. If you need Enterprise or team collaboration, you may need to keep looking, but for everyone else, the search can stop right here! I will be a LONG TIME Things user! Great job by CultureCode!

I’ll give it five stars..

If you can please implement a dark mode!! Pleeeaase

awesome updates

I am an organizing geek and I have used Things for years. But Things 3 is even 10 times better with its connection to Siri and options to make sublists.

Clearly Overated

I’m new to the To Do and Planning Apps. I paid $10 because the app is #2 in the productivity category. The app is simple. Maybe too simple. I don’t understand why there is NO calendar view, this is a big miss. Also no sync option with iCloud or I missed something. You can’t assign a task to someone. No dashboard to indicate how many tasks are remaining and the percentage completed. Last point, the App icon is outdated and ugly compared to omnifocus or To-Do or any other planning apps. I see room for improvement.

Rating Multiple Costs across Apple devices, Not App itself!

I just paid $10 for the iPhone version cuz I like the format, the good reviews & Editors Choice. So this morning I’m on my iPad & lo & behold I have to pay another $20 to sync across the devices. Really?? Don’t know too many developers that do that.. You pay one fee & you can pick up on your other devices.. I didn’t do enough research & the few reviews highlighted that I read, had no mention of this. Developer claims costs involved! No.. the sucker punch is if you can afford an iPhone and an iPad you must be loaded, and since our app is award winning, we will stick you for it!

Thorough and intuitive

I’ve gone through a number of task management apps before coming across this. It’s allowing me to be more organized than ever before.

Great, but useless with no web app

This app is amazing but I can't use it on my windows computer at work and therefore its pretty useless for me. I'm switching to todoist for this reason.

My All-In-One organizer

Prior to Things, I used Notes for my checklists, Calendar for my appointments, and Reminders for categorical tasks that had to be done. Now with Things 3, I get to combine it all. My wife and I bought the phone version to give it a test run, and after experiencing it’s brilliant functionality, she decided to buy the iPad version. Now with ease we get to import our existing Calendar appointments, make new Inbox tasks, create multi-layered list/checklist projects, plan family events, add log records to our completed tasks, and, in short, organize our lives. Well done!

Almost perfect!!

Loving it so far, will update when I’ve used it for longer, but so far my only real complaint/wish is for a dark grey theme, or better yet a customisation option. I was also disappointed to realise you need to sign up with them for syncing, but that’s very clearly stated in the app description and I’m not holding it against them for my own inability to read closely lol.

  • send link to app