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Things
Developer(s)Cultured Code
Stable release
3.12.5 (Mac) 3.12.6 (Mobile) / 29 June 2020; 13 days ago
Operating systemmacOS, iPadOS, iOS, watchOS
Available inEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
TypeTask management
LicenseProprietary
Websiteculturedcode.com/things/

Things is a task management app for macOS, iPadOS, iOS, and watchOS made by Cultured Code, a software startup based in Stuttgart, Germany. It first released for Mac as an alpha that went out in late 2007 to 12,000 people[1] and quickly gained popularity. The following July, when the App Store launched, it was among the first 552 apps available for iPhone.[2] It was then released alongside the iPad in 2010,[3] and became one of the first apps available for Apple Watch in 2015.[4]

In December 2013, Cultured Code announced that they had sold one million copies of the software to date,[5] and in December 2014 the company announced that downloads had increased by an additional three million.[6]

Awards[edit]

Things has won multiple awards over the years. It first won the MacLife Editors' Choice Award in 2008, and then in 2009 it went on to win the Apple Design Award,[7] the Macworld Editors' Choice Award,[8] and the Macworld Best of Show Award.[9] In 2012, after the release of Things 2, Apple selected it as Editors' Choice, named it among the App Store Best of 2012, and inducted it into the App Store Hall of Fame. Things won the Apple Design Award again with the release of Things 3 in 2017.[10] In 2018, thanks to its innovative implementation of external keyboard support, Things for iPad won the MacStories Selects Award for Best App Update of the year.[11]

Features[edit]

Main features[edit]

Things allows to-dos to be subdivided into several sections, which roughly correspond to parts of the Getting Things Done methodology:

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Collect[edit]

  • Inbox is used to temporarily collect to-dos which have not been filed into a specific list yet.

Organize[edit]

  • Projects are collections of to-dos that contribute to the completion of a larger goal (e.g., 'Plan Holiday'). A project can be subdivided with headings. Once the project is finished, the user marks it complete and it moves to the Logbook with all the to-dos it contains.
  • Areas can be used to group together projects and to-dos which correspond to the same, ongoing theme (e.g., 'Work' or 'Family'). Unlike projects, areas are perpetual, do not have a checkbox, and are never completed.

Schedule[edit]

  • Today automatically collects to-dos which are due, or scheduled to begin, from all the user's lists into one centralized place; they are the user's priorities for the current day.
    • This Evening is a separate section at the bottom of Today where the user can set aside to-dos they don't plan to do until later in the evening.
  • Upcoming contains to-dos and projects that have been postponed to a specific date, as well as to-dos that are automatically generated based on repeating patterns chosen by the user.
  • Anytime is an overview of active to-dos from across all of the user's projects and areas (i.e., to-dos not scheduled for a later date, or postponed in Someday).
  • Someday is used to store to-dos which need to be done, but are not time critical (or are on hold).

Additional features[edit]

  • Calendar integration allows the user to see their calendar events alongside their to-dos in the Today and Upcoming lists.
  • Reminders integration allows the user to import to-dos from Apple's Reminders app into their Things inbox.
  • Quick Entry is an extension on the Mac that allows the user to create to-dos while working in other apps. Activated by a global keyboard shortcut, it invokes a small pop-up window which can automatically include links to files or websites.
  • Add to Things is an extension on iPhone and iPad that, like Quick Entry, allows the user to send to-dos to Things from other apps. The new to-do is saved to Things' inbox in the background.
  • Siri integration allows the user to speak to-dos to their iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch and have them automatically appear in Things without having to type.
  • Siri Shortcuts integration on iOS & iPadOS allows the user to automate common tasks by tapping Siri suggestions, recording a spoken phrase, or by adding shortcuts to Apple's Shortcuts app.
  • Repeating To-Dos are automatically generated by the app based on flexible recurrence rules, such as the last day of every month, every other Thursday, or two weeks after the last one was completed, etc. – whatever the user chooses.
  • Tags allow the user to further describe to-dos using the popular tagging organisation paradigm; lists can then be filtered by these tags to search for and focus on specific types of tasks.
  • Mail to Things is a cloud service that allows the user to send (or forward) emails to a private address and have the email automatically converted into a to-do in their Things inbox.
  • Today Widget allows the user to quickly access their Today list from the Notification Center on Mac, iPad, or iPhone.
  • Things URLs is a URL scheme that allows the user to construct special links for doing such things as creating to-dos or projects based on predefined values, invoking searches, or filtering lists.
  • Type Travel is a unique method for navigating the app on the user's Mac (or iPad with external keyboard) by simply typing where in the app they want to go: a project, area, to-do, or tag.
  • Quick Find allows the user to search through all their to-dos across projects, areas, and the Logbook.
  • Logbook is where projects and to-dos are stored for future reference after they've been completed.

Things Cloud[edit]

Things Cloud is a sync service that stores the user's to-dos and automatically keeps them updated across all their Apple devices. It was developed to replace the app's original sync technology, which only worked over a local network. The company began alpha testing the new service in 2011 and, after an extended beta period, launched it publicly on August 9, 2012 with the release of Things 2.[12] A user can create a free Things Cloud account from within the apps' settings.

In 2015, the company announced 'Nimbus'[13] – an update to Things Cloud's architecture which introduced push sync through the cloud. The main benefit of the new push technology is that it delivers sync to iOS & iPadOS devices when the app isn't actively running, by utilizing APNs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Blanc, Shawn (29 January 2009). 'A Review of Two Things: One For the Mac and One For iPhone'. Shawn Blanc. Shawn Blanc. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. ^Arrington, Michael. 'iPhone App Store Has Launched'. TechCrunch. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  3. ^Viticci, Federico. 'Things for iPad, Reviewed'. MacStories. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^'Apple begins releasing the first set of third-party Apple Watch apps'. 9to5Mac. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  5. ^'Cultured Code Sells 1 Million Copies of Things'. iClarified. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  6. ^''Free App of the Week' Brings Things 3 Million Downloads'. iPhoneBlog. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  7. ^'Apple Design Awards ceremony celebrates great iPhone, Mac apps'. Macworld. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  8. ^'25th annual Editors' Choice Awards: the complete list'. Macworld. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  9. ^'Macworld Best of Show 2009 awards'. Ars Technica. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  10. ^'Apple Design Awards - Apple Developer'. Apple. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  11. ^'Introducing MacStories Selects: The Best New Apps, App Updates, and iOS Games of 2018'. MacStories. MacStories. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  12. ^Blanc, Shawn (9 August 2012). 'Things and Cloud Sync'. Shawn Blanc. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  13. ^Hall, Zac (19 August 2015). 'Productivity app Things adds push sync feature to keep task lists auto updated across devices'. 9to5Mac. Retrieved 9 October 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Things – official site
Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Things_(software)&oldid=965102159'

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  1. Open the Contacts app.
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  1. Open the Calendar app.
  2. Tap the Calendars tab.
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  1. Tap Settings, then Reminders.
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Make sure your Reminders appear:

  1. Tap Settings, then [your name].
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  3. Slide to turn on Reminders.

Change how often your calendars update:

  1. Tap Settings, then Calendar.
  2. Tap Sync.
  3. If All Events is selected, choose a specific timeframe instead, like Events 1 Month Back. If a specific timeframe is selected, choose All Events instead.
  4. Return to your Home screen.
  5. Wait a few minutes, then open the Calendar app. Tap the Calendars tab, and swipe down to refresh.

Since the iCloud Birthdays calendar updates daily, you might not see changes to birthdays in the Calendars app until the next day.

Restart the Contacts, Calendar, or Reminders app

  1. Close the app.
  2. Return to your Home screen.
  3. Wait a minute, then open the app again.

Turn off iCloud Contacts, Calendar, or Reminders and turn it back on

  1. Tap Settings, [your name], then iCloud.
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  3. If you see your calendars or reminders on iCloud.com or any of your devices, you can choose Delete from My [device]. If not, choose Keep on My [device].
  4. Wait a few minutes, then turn on Contacts, Calendar, or Reminders again.

* Local reminders will be deleted from your device, but your information won't be deleted from iCloud. Once you turn Reminders back on, your reminders will be re-synced to your device.

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Refresh your contacts, calendars, and reminders

To refresh your calendars and reminders:

  1. Open the Calendar app.
  2. Tap the Calendars tab.
  3. Swipe down on the list to refresh your events and reminders.

To refresh your contacts, open Contacts and swipe down on the list.

To refresh your contact groups:

  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Tap Groups in the upper-left corner.
  3. Swipe down on the list to refresh your groups.

Set iCloud Contacts, Calendars, or Reminders as your default

If your contacts, calendars, and reminders are in iCloud, then iCloud automatically updates your information. See if your information is in iCloud or a third-party account, like Google or Yahoo. Then change your default account to iCloud.

See which account your contacts are in:

  1. Open the Contacts app and tap Groups in the upper-left corner.
  2. Deselect the All [account] option for any third-party account, like Gmail or Yahoo.
  3. Make sure All iCloud is selected.
  4. Tap Done to see your list of contacts. If you don't see the contact you're looking for, it's stored in another account.
  5. You can import the contact from a third-party service into iCloud.

Set iCloud as the default account for your contacts in iOS 8 or later:

  1. Tap Settings > Contacts.
  2. Tap Default Account.
  3. Select iCloud.

See which account your calendars are in:

  1. Open the Calendar app.
  2. Tap an event to open it.
  3. Tap the calendar name to see if the event is in an iCloud calendar.

Set an iCloud calendar as the default calendar:

  1. Tap Settings > Calendar.
  2. Tap Default Calendar.
  3. Tap a calendar under iCloud to make it your default.

See which account your reminders are in:

  1. Open the Reminders app.
  2. Tap the list name in the upper-left corner to view all your lists.
  3. See if the list is stored on your device or iCloud. Open a list and tap Edit. If you see Sharing, then your list is in iCloud.

When you create a reminder, you can choose to store it in iCloud or on your iOS device.

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Make sure that your iCloud Contacts and Calendars are set to appear in the Contacts or Calendars app:

  • Open the Contacts app and tap Groups in the upper-left corner. Make sure that All iCloud is selected.
  • Open the Calendar app and tap the Calendars tab. Make sure that All iCloud is selected.

Change how often your calendars and reminders update:

  1. Tap Settings > Calendar, or tap Settings > Reminders.
  2. Tap Sync.
  3. If All Events or All Reminders is selected, choose a specific timeframe instead, like Events or Reminders 1 Month Back. If a specific timeframe is selected, choose All Events or All Reminders instead.
  4. Press the Home button.
  5. Wait a few minutes. Open the Calendar app, tap the Calendars tab, and swipe down to refresh.

Since the iCloud Birthdays calendar updates daily, you might not see changes to birthdays in the Calendars app until the next day.

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  1. Double-click the Home button to see your open apps.
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  4. Wait a minute, then open the app again.

Turn off iCloud Contacts, Calendar, or Reminders and turn it back on

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  3. If you see your calendars or reminders on iCloud.com or any of your devices, you can choose Delete from My [device]. If not, choose Keep on My [device].
  4. Wait a few minutes, then turn on Contacts, Calendar, or Reminders again.

* Local reminders will be deleted from your device, but your information won't be deleted from iCloud. Once you turn Reminders back on, your reminders will be re-synced to your device.

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  2. Tap General, then tap Reset.
  3. Tap Reset Sync Data.

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After each step, check your contacts, calendars, or reminders.

Refresh your calendars and reminders

You can refresh your calendars and reminders from the Calendars app:

  1. Open the Calendar app.
  2. Choose View.
  3. Refresh Calendars.

Since the iCloud Birthdays calendar updates hourly, you might not see changes to birthdays in the Contacts or Calendars app for an hour.

Check your default Calendar, Reminders, and Contacts account

If you store and edit your events in iCloud instead of another place, like On My Mac, Exchange, or Google, then iCloud automatically updates your calendars. If you use multiple accounts on your Mac like iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo, make sure that iCloud is your default Calendar account:

  1. Open the Calendar app.
  2. Choose Calendar > Preferences.
  3. On the General tab, make sure that one of your iCloud calendars is the default.

After you set up iCloud Reminders, you might need to quit and reopen Reminders on your Mac. Then make sure that you set up your account correctly in Reminders:

  1. Open the Reminders app.
  2. Choose Reminders > Accounts.
  3. Click the iCloud tab and make sure that you're signed in with your Apple ID.

If you store and edit your contacts in iCloud instead of another place, like On My Mac, Exchange, or Google, then iCloud automatically updates your contacts. If you use multiple accounts on your Mac like iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo, make sure that iCloud is your default Contacts account:

  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Choose Contacts > Accounts.
  3. Click the iCloud tab and make sure that you're signed in with your Apple ID.

Turn off iCloud Calendar and iCloud Reminders, then turn it back on

  1. Quit the Calendar and Reminders apps.
  2. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click Apple ID, then click iCloud. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  3. Deselect Calendars and Reminders.*
  4. Close System Preferences and wait about a minute.
  5. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click Apple ID, then click iCloud. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  6. Select Calendars and Reminders.
  7. Open Calendar and Reminders.

* Local reminders will be deleted from your device, but your information won't be deleted from iCloud. Once you turn Reminders back on, your reminders will be re-synced to your device.

Restart your computer

After you restart your computer, see if you fixed the issue.

iCloud.com

If you don't see all your updates or have another issue, try these steps on iCloud.com:

  1. Update your browser and clear the cache.
  2. If you don't see updates from other devices, open another app on iCloud.com, like Mail. Then go back to the Contacts, Calendar, or Reminders app.
  3. Sign out of iCloud.com, then sign back in.
  4. Clear your browsing history. Choose History > Clear History.

Since the iCloud Birthdays calendar updates daily, you might not see changes to birthdays in the Calendars app until the next day.

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If you get a calendar request that you think might be spam or junk, let us know. Sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID and go to the Calendar app. Open the event that you wish to mark as Junk, click Report Junk, then click OK. We'll automatically delete the event from your Calendar on all your devices signed in with the same Apple ID.

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After each step, check your contacts, calendars, or reminders.

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Reminders are called Tasks in iCloud for Windows.

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Turn off iCloud Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks, then turn it back on

  1. Open iCloud for Windows.
  2. Deselect Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Tasks, then click Apply.
  3. Wait a few seconds, select Mail, Contacts, Calendars & Tasks, then click Apply.
  4. Open Outlook.

Make sure the iCloud Outlook Add-in is active

In Outlook 2010 and later:

  1. Click the File menu.
  2. Click Options in the left panel.
  3. Click Add-Ins in the left panel of the Outlook Options window.
  4. Look at the list of add-ins in the Active Application Add-Ins section.
  5. Select the iCloud Outlook Add-in.

In Outlook 2007:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Trust Center.
  2. Select Add-ins from the left column.
  3. In the list of add-ins in the Active Application Add-Ins section, select the iCloud Outlook Add-in.

Learn how to manage Add-ins with Microsoft Outlook.

Check your default account in Outlook

  • In Outlook 2010 and later, select File > Info > Account Settings > Data Files. If iCloud is the default account in the Comments column, select a different account, and click Set as Default.
  • In Outlook 2007, select File > Data File Management > Data Files. If iCloud is the default account in the Comments column, select a different account, and click Set as Default.

Restart your computer

After you restart your computer, see if you fixed the issue.

If you still need help

If you still need help, contact Apple Support. You can also use these steps to remove duplicate contacts or calendars.