Productivity app gets a makeover
$9.99 From Cultured Code, culturedcode.com Made for iPhone, Apple Watch Needs iOS 10 or later Things 3 sports a fresh new modern look. The refreshed interface isn’t the only addition to Things, however. There’s a long list of new features. Perhaps the most important is the addition of time-based reminders. You’ve always been able to schedule tasks, but you can now specify a time to be reminded to do them as well. And it supports both natural language and Siri.
Other additions include an Upcoming list, rather than just Next; category headings; and checklists.
A new “Magic +” button enables you to create items precisely where you want them in a list, add them straight to your inbox from anywhere, or create headings.
You can also select and edit multiple tasks simultaneously, and re-order tasks by dragging them up and down the list.
Version 3.4 adds the ability to link to tasks to jump to them quickly from within Things, or to link from other apps, allowing for automated workflows.
As with previous versions, Things 3 syncs with iPad and Mac using Things Cloud, which now has a new Fastlane mode for time-based reminders. Bear in mind that if you want to sync with an iPad, you’ll have to buy that version ($19.99); the Mac version costs $49.99.
In use, Things is remarkably intuitive. It rewards a few minutes tapping and swiping with an array of intelligent pop ups and options. It’s a pleasure to use, which wasn’t always the case previously.
the bottom line. A step forward for Things. Great new features justify the relatively high price.
The Magic + button is the gateway to creating new tasks, projects, or groups of projects.