Is Things 3 not working / having issues for you?

APP NAME
Things 3
VERSION
3.20.6
APP WORKING?

Recently reported problems with Things 3 within the last 24 hours

Not Working23%
Login Issue35%
Loading Problem37%
Installation Issue44%

Things 3 App Status (May 2024)

If you're experiencing difficulties with the Things 3 app, the issue might be related to your device or internet connectivity. Should you believe the app is the culprit, kindly provide a detailed description of the problem, and a community member might offer guidance. While you await feedback, consider attempting these troubleshooting measures.

App Name Things 3
App Category Productivity
Developer Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
Relase Date 18 May 2017, Thursday
Last Update 20 March 2024, Wednesday
Compatibility IOS 12.1 or later

Common Things 3 App Problems and Troubleshooting Steps

Android, iOS, or macOS operating system users may encounter a problem where an app will display a black screen for a few seconds before crashing, with or without an error message. However, there are a few methods you can try to fix this issue:

  1. Sometimes, this problem may be caused by a temporary loading issue. To fix this, go to the recent applications menu on your phone, usually accessed by the first left button, and close the app that is experiencing the issue. Then, re-open the app.
  2. If that doesn't work, try doing a hard reboot of your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Android device by simultaneously pressing and holding the "Home" and "Power" buttons for up to 10 seconds, then release them and hold the "Power" button until the screen turns on. After that, try opening the app again.
  3. If none of the above solutions work, another option is to wait for the phone battery to drain and turn off automatically. After that, charge the phone and turn it on and try opening the app again.
  4. If the problem persists, you may need to uninstall and re-install the app. Re-installing the app will restore all settings.
  5. If the app still does not work, you can try installing older versions of the app.

My Things 3 app wont load or not working properly (loading error / server error / connection error / screen freeze / ping problem)

There are a number of reasons why a mobile app may experience loading issues. Some common causes include:

  1. The Things 3 app server may be experiencing downtime, which can cause loading issues. Try accessing the app again after a few minutes.
  2. Your wifi or mobile data connection may not be working properly, which can affect the app's ability to load. Make sure your connection is stable.
  3. There may be too many users accessing the app at the same time, causing a slowdown. In this case, try accessing the app again after a few minutes when usage may be lower.

I'm having Things 3 login issue or account related issues

If you are experiencing issues with logging in or with your account, please take the following steps to troubleshoot the problem:

  1. Check if the Things 3 server is down, as this can cause login and account issues. If so, try logging in again after a few minutes.
  2. Verify that your wifi or mobile data connection is working properly.
  3. Ensure that you are using the correct login credentials. Double check the details you are entering.
  4. If you're logging in using a third-party service like Facebook, Twitter, or Google, check to make sure that the service is functioning properly by visiting its official website.
  5. If you see error message, check if your account has been banned or deactivated.

I have Things 3 app installation issues

There seems to be some issues with the installation of the Things 3 app. To resolve this, please follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that your wifi or internet connection is stable.
  2. Verify that you have enough storage space on your mobile device. A lack of sufficient space may prevent the app from being installed.
  3. Check that the version of the MacOS, IOS or Android operating system on your device is compatible with the version of the app you are trying to install.
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My Things 3 app is not updating properly in my phone

In order to ensure that you are able to update the Things 3 app, please take the following steps:

  1. Verify that your wifi or mobile data connection is functioning properly. If the connection is down, it may prevent the app from updating.
  2. Make sure that your phone has enough storage space to download the updates. If there is not enough space, it may prevent the app from updating.

Audio/video loading problem with Things 3

If you are experiencing audio problems while using a phone, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Verify that the volume on your phone is not turned down or muted.
  2. Try using headphones to determine if the problem is with the phone's speakers or with the app itself.

If you are having trouble with videos loading, some potential solutions include:

  1. Checking your internet speed and wifi connectivity to ensure that you have a stable connection.
  2. Make sure that your phone has enough storage space to download the videos.
  3. Check if the app is compatible with your operating system version.
  4. Check that your phone is not running on low-power mode.

Things 3 app notifications are not working properly

If you are not receiving notifications for the Things 3 app, you can check the app's notification settings by following these steps:

  1. Go to the "Apps" section on your device. Locate the "Things 3" app.
  2. Check the notification settings to see if they are enabled. If they are not, please enable them.
  3. If you are not getting notification sounds, make sure that the app's notification sound is not accidentally muted.

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Things 3 Developer Updates

Version 3.20.6 20 March 2024
• Improved stability and bug fixes.
THINGS 3.19
This update brings support for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10, including Interactive Widgets and other great improvements.
INTERACTIVE WIDGETS
Things’ widgets are now interactive. This means that you can complete your to-dos right on the Home Screen, without having to open the app:
• Tap a to-do’s checkbox to mark it complete.
• Tap a to-do’s title to reveal it in Things.
WIDGETS EVERYWHERE
Things’ widgets are now available in more places than ever. Once you’ve upgraded to the latest OS versions, you can add them to:
• Your iPad’s Lock Screen.
• Your iPhone’s new StandBy mode, which is activated when the device is on its side and connected to power.
• Your Watch’s new Smart Stack, which is revealed by swiping up from the bottom of the watch face.
APPLE WATCH
We’ve adjusted Things to fit in nicely with the new design of watchOS 10, and modernized the app under-the-hood..
Version 3.19.8 22 December 2023
• Improved stability and bug fixes.
THINGS 3.19
This update brings support for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10, including Interactive Widgets and other great improvements.
INTERACTIVE WIDGETS
Things’ widgets are now interactive. This means that you can complete your to-dos right on the Home Screen, without having to open the app:
• Tap a to-do’s checkbox to mark it complete.
• Tap a to-do’s title to reveal it in Things.
WIDGETS EVERYWHERE
Things’ widgets are now available in more places than ever. Once you’ve upgraded to the latest OS versions, you can add them to:
• Your iPad’s Lock Screen.
• Your iPhone’s new StandBy mode, which is activated when the device is on its side and connected to power.
• Your Watch’s new Smart Stack, which is revealed by swiping up from the bottom of the watch face.
APPLE WATCH
We’ve adjusted Things to fit in nicely with the new design of watchOS 10, and modernized the app under-the-hood..
Version 3.19.5 13 November 2023
• Fixed a bug where, when to-dos were moved into a repeating project, they would keep their existing dates and completion status.
• Fixed a crash that occurred when Things automatically cleaned up empty to-dos at the bottom of a list.
• Fixed some crashes that could occur when updating lists that were not currently displayed.
THINGS 3.19
This update brings support for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10, including Interactive Widgets and other great improvements.
INTERACTIVE WIDGETS
Things’ widgets are now interactive. This means that you can complete your to-dos right on the Home Screen, without having to open the app:
• Tap a to-do’s checkbox to mark it complete.
• Tap a to-do’s title to reveal it in Things.
WIDGETS EVERYWHERE
Things’ widgets are now available in more places than ever. Once you’ve upgraded to the latest OS versions, you can add them to:
• Your iPad’s Lock Screen.
• Your iPhone’s new StandBy mode, which is activated when the device is on its side and connected to power.
• Your Watch’s new Smart Stack, which is revealed by swiping up from the bottom of the watch face.
APPLE WATCH
We’ve adjusted Things to fit in nicely with the new design of watchOS 10, and modernized the app under-the-hood..
Version 3.19.2 21 September 2023
• Added a label to the Watch’s corner complication that shows the next to-do from your Today list.
• Fixed a bug that could prevent the watchOS app from updating properly in some cases, such as during navigation.
• Fixed an issue affecting the size of checkboxes in widgets on iOS 17.
• Fixed some crashes that could occur when syncing on iOS 12.
• Built a hack to prevent an Apple Shortcuts bug on iOS 17 from filtering for the wrong parent list.
THINGS 3.19
This update brings support for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10, including Interactive Widgets and other great improvements.
INTERACTIVE WIDGETS
Things’ widgets are now interactive. This means that you can complete your to-dos right on the Home Screen, without having to open the app:
• Tap a to-do’s checkbox to mark it complete.
• Tap a to-do’s title to reveal it in Things.
WIDGETS EVERYWHERE
Things’ widgets are now available in more places than ever. Once you’ve upgraded to the latest OS versions, you can add them to:
• Your iPad’s Lock Screen.
• Your iPhone’s new StandBy mode, which is activated when the device is on its side and connected to power.
• Your Watch’s new Smart Stack, which is revealed by swiping up from the bottom of the watch face.
APPLE WATCH
We’ve adjusted Things to fit in nicely with the new design of watchOS 10, and modernized the app under-the-hood.
Things for Apple Watch now requires watchOS 7 or later..
Version 3.17.9 24 July 2023
• Improved stability and bug fixes.
THINGS 3.17
Things 3.17 vastly enhances Things’ integration with Apple Shortcuts on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
Nine brand-new actions make it possible to quickly search through your data, edit your to-dos, create new items – even full-blown projects! – and much more.
​
We’ve created a Shortcuts Gallery with some useful shortcuts for you. To try them out, check the latest blog post on our website: things.app
If you’re technically inclined and want to build your own shortcuts, you’ll also find an in-depth technical document that explains how it all works. You’ll be amazed by the things you can do!
​
This feature requires macOS 13 Ventura, iPadOS 16, or iOS 16.
THINGS’ NEW ACTIONS
​
Here are all of Things’ actions for Apple Shortcuts:
​
• Create To-Do
• Create To-Do with Quick Entry — NEW
• Create Project — NEW
• Create Heading — NEW
• Find Items — NEW
• Get Items — NEW
• Get Selected Items — NEW
• Edit Items — NEW
• Duplicate Items — NEW
• Delete Items — NEW
• Open List
• Show Items
• Run Things URL.
Version 3.17.7 19 May 2023
• Improved stability and bug fixes.
THINGS 3.17
Things 3.17 vastly enhances Things’ integration with Apple Shortcuts on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
Nine brand-new actions make it possible to quickly search through your data, edit your to-dos, create new items – even full-blown projects! – and much more.
​
We’ve created a Shortcuts Gallery with some useful shortcuts for you. To try them out, check the latest blog post on our website: things.app
If you’re technically inclined and want to build your own shortcuts, you’ll also find an in-depth technical document that explains how it all works. You’ll be amazed by the things you can do!
​
This feature requires macOS 13 Ventura, iPadOS 16, or iOS 16.
THINGS’ NEW ACTIONS
​
Here are all of Things’ actions for Apple Shortcuts:
​
• Create To-Do
• Create To-Do with Quick Entry — NEW
• Create Project — NEW
• Create Heading — NEW
• Find Items — NEW
• Get Items — NEW
• Get Selected Items — NEW
• Edit Items — NEW
• Duplicate Items — NEW
• Delete Items — NEW
• Open List
• Show Items
• Run Things URL.
Version 3.17.2 13 February 2023
• Fixed a bug that prevented moving to-dos from This Evening to Today by typing in the When popover.
THINGS 3.17
Things 3.17 vastly enhances Things’ integration with Apple Shortcuts on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
Nine brand-new actions make it possible to quickly search through your data, edit your to-dos, create new items – even full-blown projects! – and much more.
​
We’ve created a Shortcuts Gallery with some useful shortcuts for you. To try them out, check the latest blog post on our website: things.app
If you’re technically inclined and want to build your own shortcuts, you’ll also find an in-depth technical document that explains how it all works. You’ll be amazed by the things you can do!
​
This feature requires macOS 13 Ventura, iPadOS 16, or iOS 16.
THINGS’ NEW ACTIONS
​
Here are all of Things’ actions for Apple Shortcuts:
​
• Create To-Do
• Create To-Do with Quick Entry — NEW
• Create Project — NEW
• Create Heading — NEW
• Find Items — NEW
• Get Items — NEW
• Get Selected Items — NEW
• Edit Items — NEW
• Duplicate Items — NEW
• Delete Items — NEW
• Open List
• Show Items
• Run Things URL.
Version 3.16.6 03 January 2023
• Improved stability and bug fixes.
THINGS 3.16
This is the update for iOS 16! You can now personalize your iPhone’s Lock Screen with three beautiful new widgets. Keep an all-important list at your fingertips, quickly add new to-dos, and track your progress throughout the day.
Things is also ready for watchOS 9 and Apple Watch Ultra.
LOCK SCREEN — SHOW LIST
Personalize your iPhone’s Lock Screen with your most-important to-do lists. For example:
• Today: See what’s next and hop into the list with a tap.
• Inbox: Collect recently-added to-dos at your fingertips.
• Deadlines: Keep a watchful eye on approaching deadlines.
And many more! You can choose any list you want, and add different lists across multiple Lock Screens – it’s entirely up to you.
There’s a rectangular widget for below the clock that shows you three to-dos, and a smaller one for above the clock that shows a single to-do.
LOCK SCREEN — NEW TO-DO
The “New To-Do” widget is the fastest way to get your ideas into Things. There’s a circular widget for below the clock and a smaller one for above the clock.
LOCK SCREEN — TODAY’S PROGRESS
Stay motivated with the new Progress widget – a circular gauge which shows the progress you’ve made so far on Today’s to-dos. Put it next to your Fitness widget and push yourself to close the rings! You can also tap it to hop straight into Today.
APPLE WATCH ULTRA
Things is ready for Apple Watch Ultra. We’ve updated the layout for the gorgeous new display. And since your to-dos sync instantly over LTE, you’re always up-to-date wherever you go.
IMPROVEMENTS
• Full support for iOS 16.
• Full support for watchOS 9.
• Improved layout on iPhone 14 Pro Max..
Version 3.16.4 24 October 2022
• Added support for tapping calendar events in Today, Tomorrow, or Upcoming to open the relevant day in Apple Calendar.
THINGS 3.16
This is the update for iOS 16! You can now personalize your iPhone’s Lock Screen with three beautiful new widgets. Keep an all-important list at your fingertips, quickly add new to-dos, and track your progress throughout the day.
Things is also ready for watchOS 9 and Apple Watch Ultra.
LOCK SCREEN — SHOW LIST
Personalize your iPhone’s Lock Screen with your most-important to-do lists. For example:
• Today: See what’s next and hop into the list with a tap.
• Inbox: Collect recently-added to-dos at your fingertips.
• Deadlines: Keep a watchful eye on approaching deadlines.
And many more! You can choose any list you want, and add different lists across multiple Lock Screens – it’s entirely up to you.
There’s a rectangular widget for below the clock that shows you three to-dos, and a smaller one for above the clock that shows a single to-do.
LOCK SCREEN — NEW TO-DO
The “New To-Do” widget is the fastest way to get your ideas into Things. There’s a circular widget for below the clock and a smaller one for above the clock.
LOCK SCREEN — TODAY’S PROGRESS
Stay motivated with the new Progress widget – a circular gauge which shows the progress you’ve made so far on Today’s to-dos. Put it next to your Fitness widget and push yourself to close the rings! You can also tap it to hop straight into Today.
APPLE WATCH ULTRA
Things is ready for Apple Watch Ultra. We’ve updated the layout for the gorgeous new display. And since your to-dos sync instantly over LTE, you’re always up-to-date wherever you go.
IMPROVEMENTS
• Full support for iOS 16.
• Full support for watchOS 9.
• Improved layout on iPhone 14 Pro Max..
Version 3.15.20 03 August 2022
• Simplified the process for integrating and syncing commands received from Siri and Shortcuts.
• Fixed a bug where selection handles might not appear when selecting text on iOS 15 and earlier.
• Fixed a crash that could occur when scrolling to reveal a newly-created project or area in the sources list.
• Fixed a crash that could occur when tapping the button for a to-do’s parent list.
THINGS 3.15
This update accompanied our big 3.15 update for Mac, bringing universal support for Apple Shortcuts – plus wide-reaching performance improvements, support for international keyboard layouts, and more.
APPLE SHORTCUTS
Things for Mac now integrates with Apple’s Shortcuts app! It works just like it does on your iPhone and iPad, so any shortcuts you create will simply work on your Mac as well. (Requires macOS 12 Monterey.)
MAJOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Over the past months we’ve put a ton of work into improving performance. This involved a massive unification of Mac & iOS code and a redefinition of how lists operate under the hood. The resulting speed boost will be most noticeable for those with very large databases and many projects, but the app will be generally snappier for everyone.
There were also a few situations where Things would behave differently on Mac & iOS. As an added benefit, our work on code unification eliminates such quirks, providing a more consistent experience across devices.
INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD SUPPORT (iPad & Mac)
With the release of iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey, keyboard shortcuts can adapt to your specific keyboard layout. Apple’s own apps have adopted this behavior on iPad and Mac, and we’ve now built it into Things.
If you have a US keyboard, your shortcuts won’t change. On non-US layouts, shortcuts involving letters will mostly stay the same. Shortcuts involving special characters will now be easier to type, and some that were previously impossible to use can now be typed for the first time!
To see the new shortcuts for your keyboard layout:
• On iPad, hold down the Cmd key.
• On Mac, simply browse the app’s menu or go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts..
Version 3.15.18 13 June 2022
• Improved performance when processing changes.
• Improved the ordering of to-dos when their appearance in a list results from setting a deadline.
• Added explicit confirmation prompts when removing reminders in situations where their removal had previously been implicit.
• Deferred saving changes made in the tags window until tapping Done.
• Fixed a bug where completing a repeating to-do via a notification could fail.
• Fixed a bug that prevented the tags popover from being dismissed after choosing a tag to filter by.
• Fixed a bug where, when revealing a repeating to-do via Quick Find, an area’s “later items” section would not automatically expand.
• Fixed a typo in the alert displayed when Things detects that the database has been replaced from another device.
• Fixed some animation glitches that could occur when launching the app.
• Fixed a grammatical error in the German localization.
• Various other improvements under the hood.
THINGS 3.15
This update accompanied our big 3.15 update for Mac, bringing universal support for Apple Shortcuts – plus wide-reaching performance improvements, support for international keyboard layouts, and more.
APPLE SHORTCUTS
Things for Mac now integrates with Apple’s Shortcuts app! It works just like it does on your iPhone and iPad, so any shortcuts you create will simply work on your Mac as well. (Requires macOS 12 Monterey.)
MAJOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Over the past months we’ve put a ton of work into improving performance. This involved a massive unification of Mac & iOS code and a redefinition of how lists operate under the hood. The resulting speed boost will be most noticeable for those with very large databases and many projects, but the app will be generally snappier for everyone.
There were also a few situations where Things would behave differently on Mac & iOS. As an added benefit, our work on code unification eliminates such quirks, providing a more consistent experience across devices.
INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD SUPPORT (iPad & Mac)
With the release of iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey, keyboard shortcuts can adapt to your specific keyboard layout. Apple’s own apps have adopted this behavior on iPad and Mac, and we’ve now built it into Things.
If you have a US keyboard, your shortcuts won’t change. On non-US layouts, shortcuts involving letters will mostly stay the same. Shortcuts involving special characters will now be easier to type, and some that were previously impossible to use can now be typed for the first time!
To see the new shortcuts for your keyboard layout:
• On iPad, hold down the Cmd key.
• On Mac, simply browse the app’s menu or go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts..
Version 3.15.17 26 April 2022
• Fixed a bug where Quick Find would return results for a previously deleted heading.
• Fixed a bug where certain changes to tags weren’t synced to other devices.
• Improved performance when duplicating to-dos.
• Improvements for databases imported from Things 2.
• Many other improvements under the hood.
THINGS 3.15
This update accompanied our big 3.15 update for Mac, bringing universal support for Apple Shortcuts – plus wide-reaching performance improvements, support for international keyboard layouts, and more.
APPLE SHORTCUTS
Things for Mac now integrates with Apple’s Shortcuts app! It works just like it does on your iPhone and iPad, so any shortcuts you create will simply work on your Mac as well. (Requires macOS 12 Monterey.)
MAJOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Over the past months we’ve put a ton of work into improving performance. This involved a massive unification of Mac & iOS code and a redefinition of how lists operate under the hood. The resulting speed boost will be most noticeable for those with very large databases and many projects, but the app will be generally snappier for everyone.
There were also a few situations where Things would behave differently on Mac & iOS. As an added benefit, our work on code unification eliminates such quirks, providing a more consistent experience across devices.
INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD SUPPORT (iPad & Mac)
With the release of iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey, keyboard shortcuts can adapt to your specific keyboard layout. Apple’s own apps have adopted this behavior on iPad and Mac, and we’ve now built it into Things.
If you have a US keyboard, your shortcuts won’t change. On non-US layouts, shortcuts involving letters will mostly stay the same. Shortcuts involving special characters will now be easier to type, and some that were previously impossible to use can now be typed for the first time!
To see the new shortcuts for your keyboard layout:
• On iPad, hold down the Cmd key.
• On Mac, simply browse the app’s menu or go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts..
Version 3.15.15 16 February 2022
• Fixed a tag-related crash that could occur on launch for some users.
THINGS 3.15
This update accompanied our big 3.15 update for Mac, bringing universal support for Apple Shortcuts – plus wide-reaching performance improvements, support for international keyboard layouts, and more.
APPLE SHORTCUTS
Things for Mac now integrates with Apple’s Shortcuts app! It works just like it does on your iPhone and iPad, so any shortcuts you create will simply work on your Mac as well. (Requires macOS 12 Monterey.)
MAJOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Over the past months we’ve put a ton of work into improving performance. This involved a massive unification of Mac & iOS code and a redefinition of how lists operate under the hood. The resulting speed boost will be most noticeable for those with very large databases and many projects, but the app will be generally snappier for everyone.
There were also a few situations where Things would behave differently on Mac & iOS. As an added benefit, our work on code unification eliminates such quirks, providing a more consistent experience across devices.
INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD SUPPORT (iPad & Mac)
With the release of iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey, keyboard shortcuts can adapt to your specific keyboard layout. Apple’s own apps have adopted this behavior on iPad and Mac, and we’ve now built it into Things.
If you have a US keyboard, your shortcuts won’t change. On non-US layouts, shortcuts involving letters will mostly stay the same. Shortcuts involving special characters will now be easier to type, and some that were previously impossible to use can now be typed for the first time!
To see the new shortcuts for your keyboard layout:
• On iPad, hold down the Cmd key.
• On Mac, simply browse the app’s menu or go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts..
Version 3.15.13 07 January 2022
• General performance improvements in lists.
• Big performance improvements when logging into Things Cloud; in particular for users with many repeating to-dos.
• Big performance improvements when deleting many to-dos at once, or large projects containing many to-dos.
• Small tweaks for the Italian translation.
• Various smaller improvements under the hood.
THINGS 3.15
This update accompanied our big 3.15 update for Mac, bringing universal support for Apple Shortcuts – plus wide-reaching performance improvements, support for international keyboard layouts, and more.
APPLE SHORTCUTS
Things for Mac now integrates with Apple’s Shortcuts app! It works just like it does on your iPhone and iPad, so any shortcuts you create will simply work on your Mac as well. (Requires macOS 12 Monterey.)
MAJOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Over the past months we’ve put a ton of work into improving performance. This involved a massive unification of Mac & iOS code and a redefinition of how lists operate under the hood. The resulting speed boost will be most noticeable for those with very large databases and many projects, but the app will be generally snappier for everyone.
There were also a few situations where Things would behave differently on Mac & iOS. As an added benefit, our work on code unification eliminates such quirks, providing a more consistent experience across devices.
INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD SUPPORT (iPad & Mac)
With the release of iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey, keyboard shortcuts can adapt to your specific keyboard layout. Apple’s own apps have adopted this behavior on iPad and Mac, and we’ve now built it into Things.
If you have a US keyboard, your shortcuts won’t change. On non-US layouts, shortcuts involving letters will mostly stay the same. Shortcuts involving special characters will now be easier to type, and some that were previously impossible to use can now be typed for the first time!
To see the new shortcuts for your keyboard layout:
• On iPad, hold down the Cmd key.
• On Mac, simply browse the app’s menu or go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts..
Version 3.15.8 29 October 2021
• Fixed a bug which could prevent some to-dos with a future deadline from appearing in Upcoming.
THINGS 3.15
This update accompanied our big 3.15 update for Mac, bringing universal support for Apple Shortcuts – plus wide-reaching performance improvements, support for international keyboard layouts, and more.
APPLE SHORTCUTS
Things for Mac now integrates with Apple’s Shortcuts app! It works just like it does on your iPhone and iPad, so any shortcuts you create will simply work on your Mac as well. (Requires macOS 12 Monterey.)
MAJOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Over the past months we’ve put a ton of work into improving performance. This involved a massive unification of Mac & iOS code and a redefinition of how lists operate under the hood. The resulting speed boost will be most noticeable for those with very large databases and many projects, but the app will be generally snappier for everyone.
There were also a few situations where Things would behave differently on Mac & iOS. As an added benefit, our work on code unification eliminates such quirks, providing a more consistent experience across devices.
INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD SUPPORT (iPad & Mac)
With the release of iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey, keyboard shortcuts can adapt to your specific keyboard layout. Apple’s own apps have adopted this behavior on iPad and Mac, and we’ve now built it into Things.
If you have a US keyboard, your shortcuts won’t change. On non-US layouts, shortcuts involving letters will mostly stay the same. Shortcuts involving special characters will now be easier to type, and some that were previously impossible to use can now be typed for the first time!
To see the new shortcuts for your keyboard layout:
• On iPad, hold down the Cmd key.
• On Mac, simply browse the app’s menu or go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts..
Version 3.14.2 02 September 2021
• Fixed a bug that could prevent the editing of checklist items.
• Fixed a bug that could cause undo to fail in some cases.
THINGS 3.14 - *Remarkable* Notes
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This update is all about the *notes* inside your to-dos – and it’s a big one! Four great new features go hand in hand to elevate the note-taking experience to a whole new level:
1. Bullet Lists
2. Markdown (!)
3. Find in Text
4. Things Cloud “Fractus”
We can’t wait for you to try it out – we think you’re going to love it!
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BULLET LISTS
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Things now has support for writing great-looking bullet lists in your notes, and it couldn’t be easier to use. ​Simply type “-” followed by some text. You can also use other bullet characters like *, +, or •
As you’d expect, text that wraps to a new line is neatly indented for better readability. Editing is smart, too. When you hit Return, a new bullet is inserted. Return again escapes the list. And copy/paste automatically removes accidental “double bullets”.
You can also nest lists! Simply insert a few spaces before bullets to indent them, or use our new keyboard shortcuts: Cmd-[ and Cmd-]
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MARKDOWN
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As many of you requested, you can now use Markdown to structure and style your notes!
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If you already know Markdown, go ahead and try it out. Things detects a wide range of commonly-used syntax and renders it in a unique blend of proportional and fixed-width fonts. It looks and feels great!
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If you don’t know Markdown, here’s how it works. To emphasize a word, surround it with asterisks, like so: *emphasized*. Things will detect this and render the word in italics. If you remove the asterisks, it goes back to normal again. Here are a few more examples:
• Use two asterisks to make text **bold**.
• Use colons to ::highlight:: text.
• Insert “#” at the beginning of a line to make a heading (# My Heading).
So your notes are still plain text, like before. There are just some special characters that make the text appear in a different style. It’s a bit quirky, yes, but after using it for a while we think you’ll enjoy how easy it is to style text while you write. Give it a try!
As you’d expect, we’ve added some great keyboard shortcuts on both Mac and iPad. On iOS, you can also double-tap a word to select it, then tap “Aa” and choose a style from the popover.
To learn more, check out the Markdown Guide on our website.
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FIND TEXT IN NOTES
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Things already had great full-text search across all your lists, but now you can find text just within the current note. Try it out: open a to-do, tap “•••” then “Find in Text”. There’s also a shortcut: Shift-Cmd-F.
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THINGS CLOUD “FRACTUS”
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Many of you are already taking long notes in Things and there’s no doubt this update will encourage this even more. We wanted to make sure Things Cloud is up to the task.
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Introducing Things Cloud “Fractus” – our smart new method for syncing notes. Before, even a tiny change would require the *entire* note to be synced again across all your devices. But now, only the small edits themselves are transferred. This drastically improves the speed and efficiency of the sync and allows for smarter resolution of conflicts.
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There’s nothing you need to do to set this up – we’ve already turned it on..
Version 3.13.15 25 June 2021
• Improved stability and bug fixes.
THINGS 3.13
New features! Widgets for your Home screen, Scribble support for iPad, new Complications for Apple Watch, integration with Wind Down, and more – available now for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7.
WIDGETS — iPhone & iPad
Things’ beautiful new Widgets live on your Home screen, right next to your app icons, where they can display any list you want. Quickly glance at what you’re doing Today, see what’s Upcoming on your schedule, stay on top of your most urgent project, view tag-filtered lists – the possibilities are endless!
SCRIBBLE — iPad & Apple Pencil
You can now scribble on your iPad’s screen and Things will convert your handwriting into text! Use your Apple Pencil to write out a list of to-dos or jot down some notes – just open Things and start scribbling. Scribble in an open space to insert a to-do, or scribble into a field where you would normally type (notes, checklist, etc.).
COMPLICATIONS — Apple Watch
We’ve added two great new complications for this release. The “Today” complication shows your next three to-dos on Infograph Modular or Modular Compact, while the “New To-Do” complication puts a handy + button on your watch face to streamline data entry.
WIND DOWN — iPhone
As bedtime draws near, your iPhone can help you close out the day and make sure you’re ready for tomorrow. You’ll see a shortcut to quickly review tomorrow’s to-dos before you go to sleep, or you can configure other shortcuts to suit your needs. Open your Health app to set this up (in the Sleep settings).
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• We’ve improved the way project and to-do notes are synced. (As a result, you can also write much longer notes.)
• The Siri watch face will now show to-dos with upcoming reminders.
• The Apple Watch now runs Shortcuts, so you can control Things from your wrist. Out of milk? One tap is all you need for Things to remind you to pick some up. Create your Things shortcuts in the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
• In the Shortcuts app on iPhone & iPad, you can now select one of your tags in the “Show List” action..
Version 3.13.12 03 May 2021
• Fixed a bug where items could appear out of order in the Deadlines and Someday widgets.
• Fixed a bug that prevented repeating items’ instances from showing in the Deadlines widget.
• Fixed a crash that could occur when interacting with Siri on the Watch.
• Fixed a crash that could occur when deleting multiple items from search results.
• Fixed some glitches and crashes that could occur in the settings for Calendar Events and Reminders Inbox.
• Improved syncing changes to Things Cloud.
• Improved performance of the Watch app.
• Updated the contents of the tutorial project.
• Various other changes under the hood.
THINGS 3.13
New features! Widgets for your Home screen, Scribble support for iPad, new Complications for Apple Watch, integration with Wind Down, and more – available now for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7.
WIDGETS — iPhone & iPad
Things’ beautiful new Widgets live on your Home screen, right next to your app icons, where they can display any list you want. Quickly glance at what you’re doing Today, see what’s Upcoming on your schedule, stay on top of your most urgent project, view tag-filtered lists – the possibilities are endless!
SCRIBBLE — iPad & Apple Pencil
You can now scribble on your iPad’s screen and Things will convert your handwriting into text! Use your Apple Pencil to write out a list of to-dos or jot down some notes – just open Things and start scribbling. Scribble in an open space to insert a to-do, or scribble into a field where you would normally type (notes, checklist, etc.).
COMPLICATIONS — Apple Watch
We’ve added two great new complications for this release. The “Today” complication shows your next three to-dos on Infograph Modular or Modular Compact, while the “New To-Do” complication puts a handy + button on your watch face to streamline data entry.
WIND DOWN — iPhone
As bedtime draws near, your iPhone can help you close out the day and make sure you’re ready for tomorrow. You’ll see a shortcut to quickly review tomorrow’s to-dos before you go to sleep, or you can configure other shortcuts to suit your needs. Open your Health app to set this up (in the Sleep settings).
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• We’ve improved the way project and to-do notes are synced. (As a result, you can also write much longer notes.)
• The Siri watch face will now show to-dos with upcoming reminders.
• The Apple Watch now runs Shortcuts, so you can control Things from your wrist. Out of milk? One tap is all you need for Things to remind you to pick some up. Create your Things shortcuts in the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
• In the Shortcuts app on iPhone & iPad, you can now select one of your tags in the “Show List” action..
Version 3.13.9 23 February 2021
• Improved the performance of widgets.
• Improved the performance of the tags popover.
• Improved the method for syncing changes to Things Cloud.
• Fixed a bug where the order of sections in the Deadlines list could be incorrect sometimes.
• Fixed a bug where the wrong date format would be used for to-dos with start dates exactly 6 days in the future.
• Fixed a bug where the reminder notification UI could appear cut-off on Apple Watch.
• Fixed a bug where logged to-dos would appear individually in the Logbook even when their parent project was also logged.
• Fixed some crashes that could occur when receiving changes from Things Cloud while viewing the Logbook.
• Fixed some translations in the Simplified Chinese translation.
• Various other changes and improvements under the hood.
THINGS 3.13
New features! Widgets for your Home screen, Scribble support for iPad, new Complications for Apple Watch, integration with Wind Down, and more – available now for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7.
WIDGETS — iPhone & iPad
Things’ beautiful new Widgets live on your Home screen, right next to your app icons, where they can display any list you want. Quickly glance at what you’re doing Today, see what’s Upcoming on your schedule, stay on top of your most urgent project, view tag-filtered lists – the possibilities are endless!
SCRIBBLE — iPad & Apple Pencil
You can now scribble on your iPad’s screen and Things will convert your handwriting into text! Use your Apple Pencil to write out a list of to-dos or jot down some notes – just open Things and start scribbling. Scribble in an open space to insert a to-do, or scribble into a field where you would normally type (notes, checklist, etc.).
COMPLICATIONS — Apple Watch
We’ve added two great new complications for this release. The “Today” complication shows your next three to-dos on Infograph Modular or Modular Compact, while the “New To-Do” complication puts a handy + button on your watch face to streamline data entry.
WIND DOWN — iPhone
As bedtime draws near, your iPhone can help you close out the day and make sure you’re ready for tomorrow. You’ll see a shortcut to quickly review tomorrow’s to-dos before you go to sleep, or you can configure other shortcuts to suit your needs. Open your Health app to set this up (in the Sleep settings).
MORE
• We’ve improved the way project and to-do notes are synced. (As a result, you can also write much longer notes.)
• The Siri watch face will now show to-dos with upcoming reminders.
• The Apple Watch now runs Shortcuts, so you can control Things from your wrist. Out of milk? One tap is all you need for Things to remind you to pick some up. Create your Things shortcuts in the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
• In the Shortcuts app on iPhone & iPad, you can now select one of your tags in the “Show List” action..
Version 3.13.7 10 December 2020
• Improved stability and bug fixes.
THINGS 3.13
New features! Widgets for your Home screen, Scribble support for iPad, new Complications for Apple Watch, integration with Wind Down, and more – available now for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7.
WIDGETS — iPhone & iPad
Things’ beautiful new Widgets live on your Home screen, right next to your app icons, where they can display any list you want. Quickly glance at what you’re doing Today, see what’s Upcoming on your schedule, stay on top of your most urgent project, view tag-filtered lists – the possibilities are endless!
SCRIBBLE — iPad & Apple Pencil
You can now scribble on your iPad’s screen and Things will convert your handwriting into text! Use your Apple Pencil to write out a list of to-dos or jot down some notes – just open Things and start scribbling. Scribble in an open space to insert a to-do, or scribble into a field where you would normally type (notes, checklist, etc.).
COMPLICATIONS — Apple Watch
We’ve added two great new complications for this release. The “Today” complication shows your next three to-dos on Infograph Modular or Modular Compact, while the “New To-Do” complication puts a handy + button on your watch face to streamline data entry.
WIND DOWN — iPhone
As bedtime draws near, your iPhone can help you close out the day and make sure you’re ready for tomorrow. You’ll see a shortcut to quickly review tomorrow’s to-dos before you go to sleep, or you can configure other shortcuts to suit your needs. Open your Health app to set this up (in the Sleep settings).
MORE
• We’ve improved the way project and to-do notes are synced. (As a result, you can also write much longer notes.)
• The Siri watch face will now show to-dos with upcoming reminders.
• The Apple Watch now runs Shortcuts, so you can control Things from your wrist. Out of milk? One tap is all you need for Things to remind you to pick some up. Create your Things shortcuts in the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
• In the Shortcuts app on iPhone & iPad, you can now select one of your tags in the “Show List” action..
Version 3.13.6 10 November 2020
• After updating, you might see an authorization request to allow Things to use the local network. Things uses the network to notify your other devices that they should pull changes from the cloud, which makes sync faster.
• Haptics will now be triggered when you complete a project.
• Fixed some layout issues on iPhone 12 Pro Max.
• Fixed a bug where tags would be incorrectly applied to a to-do when reordering a list while it’s filtered by tag.
• Improved a few localizations for the very short date format (used in the widgets, for example).
• Many internal changes.
THINGS 3.13
New features! Widgets for your Home screen, Scribble support for iPad, new Complications for Apple Watch, integration with Wind Down, and more – available now for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7.
WIDGETS — iPhone & iPad
Things’ beautiful new Widgets live on your Home screen, right next to your app icons, where they can display any list you want. Quickly glance at what you’re doing Today, see what’s Upcoming on your schedule, stay on top of your most urgent project, view tag-filtered lists – the possibilities are endless!
SCRIBBLE — iPad & Apple Pencil
You can now scribble on your iPad’s screen and Things will convert your handwriting into text! Use your Apple Pencil to write out a list of to-dos or jot down some notes – just open Things and start scribbling. Scribble in an open space to insert a to-do, or scribble into a field where you would normally type (notes, checklist, etc.).
COMPLICATIONS — Apple Watch
We’ve added two great new complications for this release. The “Today” complication shows your next three to-dos on Infograph Modular or Modular Compact, while the “New To-Do” complication puts a handy + button on your watch face to streamline data entry.
WIND DOWN — iPhone
As bedtime draws near, your iPhone can help you close out the day and make sure you’re ready for tomorrow. You’ll see a shortcut to quickly review tomorrow’s to-dos before you go to sleep, or you can configure other shortcuts to suit your needs. Open your Health app to set this up (in the Sleep settings).
MORE
• We’ve improved the way project and to-do notes are synced. (As a result, you can also write much longer notes.)
• The Siri watch face will now show to-dos with upcoming reminders.
• The Apple Watch now runs Shortcuts, so you can control Things from your wrist. Out of milk? One tap is all you need for Things to remind you to pick some up. Create your Things shortcuts in the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
• In the Shortcuts app on iPhone & iPad, you can now select one of your tags in the “Show List” action..
Version 3.13.5 21 October 2020
Widgets:
• The small widget now shows more information about your to-dos.
• The medium widget no longer shows list subtitles so that more to-dos can be shown.
• Deadlines is now a visible choice when configuring a widget (before you had to search for it).
• Fixed a bug where too many to-dos were sometimes shown in the small widget.
• Fixed a bug where repeating to-dos could show the wrong deadline date.
• Fixed a bug where the keyboard wasn’t automatically shown after tapping the + button if Things wasn’t already running.
Other Improvements:
• Canceled to-dos now show strikethrough, as on the Mac.
• Tweaked the icon for Someday items in Quick Find.
• Changed some deadline date formats to be more compact on smaller iPhones and the iPad sidebar.
• Fixed a bug where an incorrect date could be set when using the keyboard shortcut to bump a to-do forward by 1 week.
• Fixed a bug where a Today star could incorrectly show next to a to-do’s When in some situations.
• Fixed some glitches when navigating between notes and checklist fields using the arrow keys on an external keyboard.
• Fixed a crash that occurred when creating a new heading while a logged heading is selected.
• Fixed a crash that could occur when accepting auto-corrections in some scenarios.
THINGS 3.13
New features! Widgets for your Home screen, Scribble support for iPad, new Complications for Apple Watch, integration with Wind Down, and more – available now for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7.
WIDGETS — iPhone & iPad
Things’ beautiful new Widgets live on your Home screen, right next to your app icons, where they can display any list you want. Quickly glance at what you’re doing Today, see what’s Upcoming on your schedule, stay on top of your most urgent project, view tag-filtered lists – the possibilities are endless!
SCRIBBLE — iPad & Apple Pencil
You can now scribble on your iPad’s screen and Things will convert your handwriting into text! Use your Apple Pencil to write out a list of to-dos or jot down some notes – just open Things and start scribbling. Scribble in an open space to insert a to-do, or scribble into a field where you would normally type (notes, checklist, etc.).
COMPLICATIONS — Apple Watch
We’ve added two great new complications for this release. The “Today” complication shows your next three to-dos on Infograph Modular or Modular Compact, while the “New To-Do” complication puts a handy + button on your watch face to streamline data entry.
WIND DOWN — iPhone
As bedtime draws near, your iPhone can help you close out the day and make sure you’re ready for tomorrow. You’ll see a shortcut to quickly review tomorrow’s to-dos before you go to sleep, or you can configure other shortcuts to suit your needs. Open your Health app to set this up (in the Sleep settings).
MORE
• We’ve improved the way project and to-do notes are synced. (As a result, you can also write much longer notes.)
• The Siri watch face will now show to-dos with upcoming reminders.
• The Apple Watch now runs Shortcuts, so you can control Things from your wrist. Out of milk? One tap is all you need for Things to remind you to pick some up. Create your Things shortcuts in the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
• In the Shortcuts app on iPhone & iPad, you can now select one of your tags in the “Show List” action..
Version 3.13.4 30 September 2020
• Widgets: Improved some icons.
• Widgets: Tweaked the formatting of deadline dates.
• Widgets: Made it so that empty lists appear less often in a widget stack.
• Widgets: Fixed some layout issues and made some tweaks for smaller screens.
• Widgets: Fixed an issue where a reminder’s bell icon continued showing after its time has passed.
• Widgets: Fixed an issue with the order of to-dos in a tag list.
• Watch: Fixed the incorrect tinting of the checkmark inside a ring complication.
• Fixed some visual glitches when using Siri to interact with Things on iOS 14.
• Fixed a bug which could lead to excessive memory consumption in some situations.
THINGS 3.13
New features! Widgets for your Home screen, Scribble support for iPad, new Complications for Apple Watch, integration with Wind Down, and more – available now for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7.
WIDGETS — iPhone & iPad
Things’ beautiful new Widgets live on your Home screen, right next to your app icons, where they can display any list you want. Quickly glance at what you’re doing Today, see what’s Upcoming on your schedule, stay on top of your most urgent project, view tag-filtered lists – the possibilities are endless!
SCRIBBLE — iPad & Apple Pencil
You can now scribble on your iPad’s screen and Things will convert your handwriting into text! Use your Apple Pencil to write out a list of to-dos or jot down some notes – just open Things and start scribbling. Scribble in an open space to insert a to-do, or scribble into a field where you would normally type (notes, checklist, etc.).
COMPLICATIONS — Apple Watch
We’ve added two great new complications for this release. The “Today” complication shows your next three to-dos on Infograph Modular or Modular Compact, while the “New To-Do” complication puts a handy + button on your watch face to streamline data entry.
WIND DOWN — iPhone
As bedtime draws near, your iPhone can help you close out the day and make sure you’re ready for tomorrow. You’ll see a shortcut to quickly review tomorrow’s to-dos before you go to sleep, or you can configure other shortcuts to suit your needs. Open your Health app to set this up (in the Sleep settings).
MORE
• We’ve improved the way project and to-do notes are synced. (As a result, you can also write much longer notes.)
• The Siri watch face will now show to-dos with upcoming reminders.
• The Apple Watch now runs Shortcuts, so you can control Things from your wrist. Out of milk? One tap is all you need for Things to remind you to pick some up. Create your Things shortcuts in the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
• In the Shortcuts app on iPhone & iPad, you can now select one of your tags in the “Show List” action..
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