Things 3: Best 10 Features on iOS/Mac

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Things 3 has some very strong features. During the 3-months I used it I feel in love with a few features. So I wanted to round these up and share a few of those with you!

Things 3 is a personal task management application designed to help you keep track of tasks and activities.

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1:30 – Cross-Platform for MacOS & iOS
1:54 – Design inside of Things 3
2:24 – iOS Gestures (Source: Cultured Code)
3:05 – Multi-Selecting inside of iOS App
3:30 – This Evening feature
4:23 – Calendar Events Bar
5:03 – Windows Multiple view
5:54 – Projects – Why they didn’t work for me?
6:20 – Sub-tasks ease of use
7:10 – Adding new inbox items
10:00 – Final opinions of Things 3


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  1. You mentioned you didn't really like "projects" but did give much detail into why you don't like them? Can you explain why/ Doesn't it make ite asier to organize your projects?

  2. Thank you — thought out explanation, what helped me a lot was seeing how you broke out the projects by your activities (eg. personal, youtube)

  3. I have been having trouble understanding how to connect my calendar to the app. Is this possible? I have classes every day but I want to use this app to fins free time throughout the day to get random tasks done – like lunch with a friend. Is google calendar downloadable??

  4. as i drive alot and have phone calls on the way to jobs is there an app that will allow me to verbally talk into my phone to make a list on a certain day without reminders…times…etc just a really basic to-do list

  5. Strike #1: Mac and iOS only wouldn’t be a problem if they had a web interface.
    Strike #2: The iPhone and iPad versions are separate purchases? $20 for the iPad version even if I’ve already paid $10 for the iPhone version? Call the cops, because I want to report a highway robbery.
    Strike #3: No subscription model. I’m out.

  6. Love your videos! You convinced me to switch a few months ago to Things 3 from Wunderlist and I'm very happy with the change. Keep up the good work

  7. It would be nice if Things 3 adopted the flexible customisability features of GeeTeeDee. Some features I'd want in Things 3:
    – Ability to hide Anytime and Someday.
    – Ability to drag the Inbox, Today, Upcoming, Anytime and Someday up or down depending on where you want it.
    – Ability to add custom sections next to the Today/Upcoming/Anytime/Someday area with custom favicons.
    For example, I want to have the section for 'Later' and 'Tomorrow'.
    – Ability to show number of tasks in Someday as well as in Projects so I know how much tasks I've got left without having to click on it.

    I do understand that Things 3 was designed with GTD in mind. But some people like me prefer to have their own workflow to suit their needs. So I find a great value in having the ability to customise.

  8. I love Microsoft ToDo but it is a show stopper when you cannot email to task. Can I survive on Things 3 (Iphone X only) since I use Windows? I need to have SIRI and Email to Task

  9. I just bought Things 3 across the board but ran into a major issue with an otherwise killer app. Specifically. I cannot (mark) complete a recurring task ahead of the due date when the due date is set to recur on a specific day as opposed to changing relative to the completion date. For example, I set a task (for specific day) for all my recurring bills. I normally pay my bills ahead of time. When I pay a bill ahead of time, I cannot mark the task complete. This is a significant issue for me that will likely cause me to migrate back to 2do which is comparatively cluttered.