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Things for Mac

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Things is a powerful, easy-to-use task-management app that can help you enter, organize, and act on items in your to-do list. Based on the popular Getting Things Done productivity method, Things gives you an elegant, streamlined interface--a classic, Mac-style multipane setup that doesn't require a lot of additional windows for its work flow.

Its clean interface even dispenses with columns, and you can use the app's flexible tag system for priority, task duration, or any sort of categorization that works for you. You can quickly enter new tasks from anywhere, using a system-wide shortcut, and you can include links to URLs, e-mails, folders, and files, along with due dates and other additional context. "Projects" lets you collect subtasks into a larger endeavor, "Areas" lets you group by areas of responsibility in your life (such as work or family), "People" helps keep an eye on delegated tasks, and the "Logbook" tracks completed tasks.

There are other, similar task-management apps available--including many that are much cheaper--but Things' killer interface, robust capability to scale, plug-ins with popular app launchers, support for AppleScript, and integration with a separate iPhone app combine to make this one of the very best applications of its kind. If you use Get Things Done, you need to check out Things.

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All User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used to be great...not anymore"

    August 21, 2012  |   By BummedbyThings

    Version: Things 2.0.1

    Pros

    Great to use,
    Support used to respond favorably

    Cons

    Support doesn't like critism

    Summary

    The software is simple to use and was great UNTIL 2.0 version to be compatible with icloud. Without warning they took syncing away from customers, FORCING all customers to use the cloud. For those that don't use the unsecured cloud, too bad, they tell you are basically SOL. Its a shame that they cannot give you notice PRIOR to allowing the upgrade, to go backwards on three different machines and an iphone is just not possible. They have lost this customer and I wish I could have a refund. Instead, its important to spread the experience.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "One of the Best To-Do Apps"

    December 19, 2011  |   By straittalker77

    Version: Things 1.5.4

    Pros

    Synchronizes perfectly across platforms. Very simple to use. Powerful enough to manage complex projects.

    Cons

    A bit pricey but worth the money.

    Summary

    Things is one of the best task-management tools out there. I have been using this app for the past few months, and have been completely satisfied with the product. The app synchronizes seamlessly over all platforms, from my iPhone to my mac. Everything is in tact. It's very easy to use, but is powerful enough to tackle large, complex steps in a project. Not only is it good for you personal use, but for business and work, as well. Has made my life that much easier.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple yet comprehensive time management program"

    March 31, 2011  |   By waycoolerthanyou--2008

    Version: Things 1.4.5

    Pros

    I love this program. It has allowed me to create a single and portable list of my tasks. The update may allow more, the company hasn't said yet, but I have been very happy since my purchase a year ago.

    Cons

    None that I see.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Makes life easier."

    September 19, 2010  |   By lzako

    Version: Things 1.4.2

    Pros

    Makes organizing much simpler than other programs or means.

    Cons

    Not helpful for dated events.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great place to do a quick brain dump & go on with life."

    September 17, 2010  |   By sherivan

    Version: Things 1.4.2

    Pros

    Easy input, like the tagging and priority options.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything I dislike about Things.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works OK, but not innovative"

    September 10, 2010  |   By Raffy3

    Version: Things 1.4.2

    Pros

    The product sums up what you have to do, integrates with iCalc and synchronises with an iPhone

    Cons

    The product is not very flexible and not easy to learn to work with.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Assist me in day to day time management."

    September 5, 2010  |   By Pig367

    Version: Things 1.4.1

    Pros

    Ease of use, with more power than I currently need.

    Cons

    Once in a blue moon it loses the ability to sync to my iPad. You have to reestablish a connection.

    Summary

    I use this to help remind me of what I have asked my team to do, thus giving them the impression that I have a good memory. I have this app on both my Mac and my iPad, so it goes everywhere with me and allows me to enter task as they are asked of me. I really like it and have been using it for about three months. I would recommend.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Hits the sweet spot between features and ease of use"

    July 4, 2010  |   By cpt-tobe

    Version: Things 1.3.4

    Pros

    Clear design, easy to use, asthetically pleasant.Very important for a program whose purpose it is to be used several times a day. Different "urgency" categories make sense.

    Cons

    Sometimes when I have to deal with something that breaks down into complex interrelated sub-tasks, the program is not as flexible as I would like to be. But then, it might become too complicated for its own good. So better leave it like it is!

    Summary

    I have tried a lot of these kind of programs on Mac and on Windows, and even tried mindmapping applications to keep track of my to-dos, but Things finally hit the sweet spot between functionality and simplicity for me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very useful"

    March 4, 2010  |   By ggoede1

    Version: Things 1.2.11

    Pros

    I can run an iPhone version that syncs to my Mac. That is very handy.

    This is a great program for when you have numerous projects each with different tasks.

    Cons

    None to speak of.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "solid, simple graphic design and interface"

    February 10, 2010  |   By Bill Bryant

    Version: Things 1.2.10

    Pros

    the sort feature into, e.g., home, phone, errands, etc.

    Cons

    When I start the day I miss the simple ability to rank todays "things" by priority for the day, not by tags, but how about a simple drag and drop reordering?

    Summary

    I like Things because it works. It functions in the way that I think, without unnecessary bells and whistles. Adding color might be useful, but could be overdone. Keep it simple.

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