Things for Mac

Things for Mac


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 32 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2.6
File Size:
17.06MB
Date Added:
May 13, 2014
Price:
Free to try; $49.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
26,918
Downloads Last Week:
15
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Things for Mac is a convenient program for organizing the important things in your life, whether work-related or personal in nature. You can add tags to each task to make it easier to find them later on, and you can find a list of archived tasks in your Logbook.

Pros

Great interface: This app features a smooth and streamlined interface that makes adding and managing your tasks as straightforward as possible. There is a Quick-Add button on every screen, so you don't have to stop what you're doing to jot down another note. And you can archive completed tasks, so they're not cluttering up your workspace but are accessible if you need to refer back to them.

Task groupings: When you create a task in this app, you can enter exactly the amount of information you want. Based on your entries in terms of the task's start and end dates, the app will automatically sort them into categories like Next, Today, Scheduled, or Someday. You can also add tags to your project to make them easier to find later on.

Cons

No priority ordering: While all of the tasks due on the current day will show up under Today, there is no way to list them by priority. The best you can do is to add a tag to the most urgent items, so that when you search for that tag, you get a list of the tasks that need to be completed first. But an option to reorder your tasks or a quick option to mark them as a priority would be nice as well.

Bottom Line

Things for Mac is a great program for organizing all of the important tasks you have to accomplish. It's free to try, but if you want to keep using it for the long term, you'll have to purchase a license for $49.95.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Things for Mac 2.2.6.

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  • 1 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 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 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 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 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 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 stars

    "Assist me in day to day time management."

    September 05, 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 stars

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

    July 04, 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 stars

    "Very useful"

    March 04, 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 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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