About Things

Things is a task management solution that helps iOS, Mac, and Apple Watch users manage projects, organize events and set up reminders on a unified platform. It enables administrators to automatically synchronize data related to events or checklists using Apple’s calendar application. Features of Things include mind mapping, collaboration, progress tracking, analytics, drag-and-drop interface and more. The platform allows users to filter and sort tasks by the due date and organize daily routines and long-term goals. Additionally, stakeholders can use the application to categorize to-do lists into daily or upcoming tasks and assign deadlines. Things supports integration with Spotlight, a desktop search solution, which enables professionals to locate documents, images, audio files and applications across PCs. Pricing is available on a one-time license basis and support is extended via phone, email, documentation and other online measures.
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Things pricing

Things does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Things paid version starts at US$49.99/one-time.

Starting Price:
US$49.99/one-time
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Things Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.4
Functionality
4.6
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Support
4.6
5 reviews of 144 View all reviews
Frank
Frank
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 28/01/2019

Things shows that power comes with simplicity

Overall, Things has no parallel in the productivity GTD space, because there's no other with a better balance of rich features and ease of use. It's an app that feels like it was created by designers/UX specialists first, and engineers second, whereas a tool like OmniFocus with some nice design to boot, nonetheless comes across as primarily the product of engineers.

Pros

Things is unparalleled in one area: design-empowered usability/simplicity. Productivity tools often compete on feature sets, but Things shows that sticking to a core set of features and evolving their design can yield better results than simply adding more features. While other tools can become a chore to keep up to date, Things is a tool you want to use even after several weeks, because of its simplicity.

Of course this doesn't mean it's underpowered or lacking in features. It has most of the important hallmarks of a GTD system, and implements them in a UI that makes them accessible. No more, no less.

Cons

Thing's integration with MacOs has been its biggest shortcoming for me. While notifications work well enough, they're not powerful enough to interact with the app in a way that doesn't require you to actually open up the app. For example, the default Reminders app has a notification, which allows you to not only mark it as complete, but more importantly delay the notification, so that it pops right back up after 1hr or the next day. The Things notification on the other hand forces you to switch to the app and configure the delay with several clicks rather than just the one that it should take were the notifications to be more powerful.

Ben
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 29/08/2022

A solid, easy to use program for task management and everyday thought organization.

Overall I really enjoy using Things. It has simplified my workflow, and makes it easy and efficient to keep track of everything I have going on, without being cumbersome or overly involved and complicated to use. I have tried so many different todo list and task management systems over the years, with most being too simple and not powerful enough to do what I need them to, or overly complicated and bloated with features that I don't need, or workflows that are cumbersome. Things really hits the sweet spot for me with the features and power to keep me on task, without slowing me down or frustrating me.

Pros

I love how quick and easy it is to put down the things that I need to do every day.

I love that there is an inbox where I can do a mind dump with everything that needs to be done at some point, and then come back later when I have time and sort them into certain days to do them, or defer them for some other time.

I love that the there is a quick add feature on my desktop, as well as the quick add feature on my iPhone, so that I can quickly throw new things into the inbox when a random thought pops into my head. I always struggle with forgetting things for good if I don't write them down when they pop into my head, and this essentially solves that issue for me as I can almost always grab my phone when a though comes in and enter it into Things quickly and know that it will be there when I come back to it later.

I love the way you can use areas, headers, and projects to efficiently label and organize everything. I have multiple ongoing projects that I am working on in different areas of my life, and this makes it easy to keep them all separate, but still be able to keep track of where things are and what the next thing I need to work on is to keep things moving forward.

I love how seamlessly the iPhone app and the desktop app work together. There is no thought involved in it at all. Everything stays in perfect sync no matter if I'm working on my phone or on my computer.

Cons

The only real complaints I have about Things is the lack of any real collaboration support. It would be really useful to be able to add people to certain projects or task lists, or to assign people certain tasks in a project, and they be able to see, add, edit, and mark off tasks as they go. Or be able to have a team track along with how projects are going and what their current status is.

I see a lot of people also complain about the lack of attachments also. While this isn't something that personally affects my workflow, I can see how it would be useful, and understand why people are frustrated that it isn't supported. I think if they had an add on subscription service to allow attachments and collaboration, it would really make it one of the best programs out there.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
2
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 12/11/2019

Not for me

I am always trying to stay organize and Things ended up being more work than I had hoped for,

Pros

I like the concept as I juggle a number of projects at once and need to stay organized. The search functions are powerful. The design is attractive an smart

Cons

At the end of the day I found Things to be cost prohibitive for what it does and I found other options that were better for me.

Nathan
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 28/03/2024

A Frictionless Task Manager

I'm a convert from a major other competitor in the field. I switched because I was overwhelmed by features and spent to much time managing my system. I love Things because it is fully functional and yet simple. I'll be a long-term paying customer.

Pros

I love the simplicity and aesthetic of Things. It is intuitive and just works. Syncing is rock solid across platforms. It has the essential features I need: Projects, Areas, tasks, notes, and tags. Headings are nice as well.

Cons

There are a few features I wish were available. I mainly wish there was a way to create some custom views or perspectives, especially with tags. I also wish there was the option for a review function.

Craig
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 18/01/2022

Things

Pros

This is the best piece of software I have ever bought and I’m a heavy duty user in my job and in daily life. Things has replaced the need to use expensive project management software by providing a very simple interface with no overloading of the UI which lets you do everything while not having to go back and forth etc.

Cons

Things isn’t open source and is not free. It’s expensive when you consider 4/5x point of access but for a lifetime license it’s ok.

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