Things 3 — Best ToDo List App for IOS?

Dom Kwolczak
6 min readFeb 21, 2022
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I’ve been on the lookout for a ToDo list app to manage my daily life for a very long time. I tried some of the most common apps such as ToDoist and and the default apps such as Reminders. I even tried Notion. But none of these stood out to me. Don’t get me wrong these are well-built apps but they were just not working for me and my needs.

That’s until I discovered Things 3. Things 3 is an app I never thought about trying out due to its upfront cost, I guess I was just worried that I won’t like it, so the upfront cost put me off. But then I discovered Cristopher Lawley from the Untitled Site on . In one of his videos , Christopher presented his Things 3 setup and it turned out that that’s just the app I was looking for! It was clean and tidy and had a lot of useful features.

✅ Pros

  • Phenomenal Design
  • Easy to use
  • Great for personal task management
  • Drag and Drop

❌ Cons

  • Can become expensive
  • You have to pay separately for different platforms e.g. Mac, iPad and iPhone apps are all separate
  • Only compatible with Apple devices

My Review

I can easily say that I’ve been using Things 3 for a very long time now and I think it’s brilliant. I’ve been using it to manage my daily life, personal projects and for just remembering things (No pun intended). In all seriousness, the app is a joy to use and it would break my heart if I had to give up on it. Let’s get into specifics…

Phenomenal Design

Courtesy of Cultured Code

The main thing that brought me to Things 3 is the phenomenal design, there are just no words for it, it’s amazing! The simplicity of the interface combined with some useful features is what makes the app stand out in my books.

The app features an Inbox area where you can list your ideas that don’t have a due date. I use it as a default location for my tasks and I then move the task to the appropriate project. Inbox is a technique I’ve…