Good “Things” come to those who wait


I’ll admit it, I’m a productivity and to-do app junkie. I’ve used nearly every major to-do and task manager available and followed them through their development and new versions. But none so closely as Culture Code’s Things.

Finally, after literally years in a tight-lipped closed beta, Things 3 is now available on the iOS and Mac app stores. 

Things has been the one task app I kept coming back to after trying out dozens of other apps and systems because of its beauty and simplicity. And the newest version doesn’t disappoint, even after waiting for what felt like an eternity.

Things 3 is available today on iPhone ($9.99), iPad ($19.99) and Mac OS ($49.99). Be warned, it is a paid upgrade, even for those who have already purchased a previous version. To ease the pain, they’re offering a 20% discount on all versions through May 25th. If you liked Things 2, there’s plenty more to love, so jump on that discount while you can.

Check out their site for more information and to download a free 15-day trial version of the Mac OS version.

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2 comments… add one
  • Douglas Forrester May 19, 2017, 3:15 pm

    I paid $49.95 for this app direct from their web store in 2009, and I cannot even download it again. I’m going to take a pass at paying them almost that much again, even at a 20% discount. I don’t know if I am angry at Cultured Code, Apple’s app store policies, or both, but I find it beyond irritating that I laid out good money for their Mac and iPad apps when they were a company no one had ever heard of, and now they won’t even support the product I bought anymore.

    • Jacob Haas May 19, 2017, 3:31 pm

      I hear you, Douglas. I’ve seen a lot of the same sentiment even leading up to the launch of their new product. I sort of feel the same way about a lot of apps that end up passing into obsolescence on the App Store, or years-old apps that have a point update that comes with a charge of basically repurchasing the app. New one shows up. Old one is gone. Drafts and Omnifocus did this, just thinking off the top of my head.

      That was a strange transition time where developers had their apps for sale directly off their site and eventually moved over exclusively to the App Store, dropping support for their long-time customers. Crazy.

      Luckily there’s no shortage of to-do apps out there! I’m interested to see what Microsoft continues to do with Wunderlist (now called To-Do), another old favorite of mine.

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