Things 3.0 (culturedcode.com)

11 days ago from , Designer at Planning Center

31 comments

  • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 11 days ago

    Their macOS app is just a delight. So many great little animations, this feels like the most polished application release I've seen in the past year.

    Things animation

    19 points
  • Antonia A., 10 days ago

    That price tho...

    13 points
    • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 10 days ago

      What about it?

      6 points
      • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 10 days ago

        Software isn't supposed to cost money, obviously.

        9 points
        • Antonia A., 10 days ago

          I love how you went to extreme, bravo, hope you feel better now. It is overpriced piece of software. 50 dollars for to do app is too much.

          1 point
          • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 8 days ago

            Is it? A dropped to-do can damage client trust, which to me is worth the $50. I've used Things for years, and will go for the update, it's just part of the cost of doing business for me, and worth it. Overpriced is a relative thing.

            3 points
            • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 8 days ago

              Exactly.

              This is well crafted software, it isn't just a web app wrapped with electron.

              Also, I'd like to commend Things for not going the route of what seems to be everyone else, and putting subscription costs on their software. Purchase once, and it's yours.

              Nearly all competitors to Things do this, including the one recommended here. While there isn't a free version of Things to compete directly with these, I like the concept that the software isn't intentionally limited to make $30 a year from subscribers.

              I also like the notion of supporting independent software providers like Cultured Code.

              2 points
              • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 8 days ago

                I also like the one-time purchase model, though there are some products where the subscription makes sense. Sketch comes to mind as it has so much potential for ongoing growth, where something like Things can stand incremental improvements in point updates, but doesn't seem poised to take big leaps, so I'm pretty content to pay for that.

                1 point
                • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 8 days ago

                  As well as companies where the full purchase price would be otherwise prohibitive. For example, I believe Creative Cloud was one of the best decisions Adobe has made in recent years.

                  I don't know if I believe the same about Sketch however. I know they release loads of frequent updates, and that could very well justify it, but I wouldn't be against a major version-update billing model.

                  1 point
              • Antonia A., 7 days ago

                It seems your 50 dollars and mine doesn't have the same weight because we obviously come from a different countries where your 50 dollars is probbaly pocket money and for me this is loads of money. Todoist is cheaper and works very nice.

                Silly me, I always forget that World is only USA.

                3 points
                • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 7 days ago

                  When you consider the premium subscription, which includes many of the features Things 3 provides, Todoist would cost more than Things 3 after the first year.

                  But you know, you're right. Everyone can value things differently. If I came across as rude in my initial comment, I apologize for that. But I do stand by my statement of paying for quality software over expecting a free version of everything to exist.

                  3 points
                  • Antonia A., 7 days ago

                    Todoist have all thing I need, and when use some sort of reminders and Paper I get nice budle for organisation for free. But that is just me, I understand somebody would rather purchase premium to-do app and just use it instead of tinkering with several apps. When I intend to purchase something I toss my coins for a months before I make purchase so I was shocked to see such price for a to-do app (okay, it is feature packed but it is still a to-do app). This is just a clash of classes. If I could I would purchase this in a blink of an eye.

                    1 point
  • Nathan ManousosNathan Manousos, 3 days ago

    Beautiful Mac app, do yourself a favor and check out the trial version even if you don't want to buy/use this.

    6 points
  • Kyle Robinson, 4 days ago

    Love the new app, but I'm hoping for API integration support in the future. I tweeted at them to ask about it, but got no response. Does anyone know if that's on the roadmap?

    3 points
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 2 days ago

      I actually did the same thing. We use Flow for our project management, and I'd love to be able to sync those incoming tasks to Things via Things Cloud.

      0 points
    • Doug OrchardDoug Orchard, a minute ago

      +1 for this. Love to trigger events on completion of a task.

      0 points
  • Darrell MooreDarrell Moore, 11 days ago

    The keyboard accessibility is amazingly good...

    3 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, 9 days ago

    This looks brilliant. Unless one is a power user I often find a lot of to-do apps overly complex for my needs, but this seems to be a good solution for everyone. The demo is superb, with very clever onboarding – and as someone else has mentioned here, it's also a delight to use.

    Cost is steep, no doubt. I don't object to it, as people deserve to make money off of something this great, but it's steep enough to make you really, really need to think about it.

    It might be nice to offer a bundle, so that people can purchase iOS and MacOS for a combined price – with a nice discount period.

    2 points
  • Norm Sheeran, 10 days ago

    This looks so well made. Cant wait to try it.

    1 point
  • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, 11 days ago

    Would Things 3.0 every come to Android?

    1 point
    • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, 3 days ago

      I don't think they would ever make an Android app because:

      1) It's super expensive and pretty much impossible to provide great experience on Android 2) Android users do not appreciate quality and good UX 3) Android users would not pay for the app and try to pirate it instead

      Waste of money and time.

      5 points
      • Lasse AndersenLasse Andersen, 3 days ago

        What?

        Android accounts for 85% market share and Android development has become just as streamlined as iOS, if not more. I'm a designer, I have an Android phone, I appreciate great UX just as much as you and will gladly pay for great apps.

        The time for pretentious Apple tunnelvision is way overdue dude

        8 points
        • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, 3 days ago

          https://infinum.co/the-capsized-eight/android-development-is-30-percent-more-expensive-than-ios

          I don't think that it's about 'pretentious Apple tunnelvision'. I have used pretty much every smartphone OS that came out since 2000 (including Symbian, Windows Mobile, etc.) I personally don't care about the brand but incredibly value whoever provides the best overall user experience (taking in account all aspects) and shows biggest empathy to their users. The company that provides that value at this point of time happens to be Apple.

          If you're a well experienced designer, it doesn't take much to notice the huge differences of experience when using Android vs iOS. iOS is most responsive and has the easiest to use, delightful and well crafted apps - delivering up to the expectations of the iOS users. Android on the other hand makes it super hard to make usable apps, is sluggish, hard to use and the app selection is pretty much garbage.

          4 points
          • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, 3 days ago

            You are mostly wrong but right about one thing. I would try and get the app for free.

            4 points
            • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, 3 days ago

              Ditto. That's the problem on all of the app stores where the value is being diluted by poorly designed apps which people pay for by their personal data and eyeball time on some shady ads. This is much more pronounced on Android where majority of the users are not willing to pay for software and don't value their fundamental rights (e.g. right for privacy)

              6 points
  • Felix MeadowFelix Meadow, 8 days ago

    What's the closest thing to this for Windows? At the moment, I'm just using todo.txt

    1 point
    • Anh Pham, 8 days ago

      Todoist, Wunderlist, Microsoft To-Do. Are you using Windows XP?

      5 points
  • Lee SureLee Sure, 9 days ago

    The improvement is so sweet!

    1 point