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Posted by Paul Korm
May 18, 2017 at 08:32 PM


Things 3 has been released for Mac and iOS.  This to-do app is not an outliner, but it does offer list-making.

The developer, Cultured Code, offers scripts for importing from other task manager apps.  I tried the script for OmniFocus to Things 3 import.  I have a moderately complex OmniFocus database with quite a few archived projects and completed tasks.  The Things importer managed to resurrect all of the archived projects and flag them as past due.  I think the script must be reading the wrong fields in the OmniFocus data field.  Probably something that can be fixed by the developer—but not ready for prime time.  In the present incarnation there would be substantial post-import clean up needed.

The new interface is pretty.

The Mac app is $49.99 or so.


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
May 18, 2017 at 10:03 PM


That is nifty looking. I was toying with getting Things a couple of months ago. This might just clinch it. BTW, it is $39.99 on the App Store here in the US.

Steve Z.


Posted by Paul Korm
May 18, 2017 at 10:52 PM


Ah, so it is.  Seems there is a 20% discount until 5/25—they are selling only thru the Mac App Store now so this pricing makes up for not having upgrade pricing.

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>BTW, it is $39.99 on the App
>Store here in the US.
> >Steve Z.


Posted by Luhmann
May 19, 2017 at 03:22 AM


Things 3 is one of the most beautiful apps I’ve seen. The UX is gorgeous and seems very well thought out as well. However, I won’t be switching over from 2Do. There are too many features I depend upon in 2Do that are missing in Things 3:

- Image attachments
- Duration (instead of start date)
- Paused tasks
- Email import
- Workflow automation on iOS (There is some basic URI support, but it is very limited as far as I can tell.)
All of these things are now important parts of my workflow.

Also, regarding the price I don’t begrudge them charging what they think the apps are worth, but I notice that most iOS apps now just charge once for both phone and iPad, but they charge a lot for the iPad version as a separate purchase.

There is also no import script for 2Do although it seems like one could write one’s own if you had the time.


Posted by exatty95
May 19, 2017 at 02:13 PM


It sounds great, but there doesn’t seem to be a Web version on the horizon. I’ve used many Mac task apps over the years, but my company uses Windows so at this point I generally stick with apps that are either cross-platform (Evernote, OneNote) or have a credible Web version. I like 2Do and have been advised that a Web version should arrive this year.


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