Things for macOS 14 Sonoma

macOS 14 Sonoma is out and Things is ready to go, with three great improvements for your widgets: they’re interactive, on your desktop, and available in two new formats. 🙌

Things’ widgets on macOS Sonoma
Things’ interactive widgets on the desktop in macOS 14 Sonoma.

The interactive widgets that recently came to iPhone and iPad are now available on your Mac. This means you can complete to-dos directly in your widgets without having to open Things.

In the past, widgets were confined to your Notification Center. Now you can place them right on your desktop. Extra Large widgets are now also supported and Things provides two: one that can show any list you like, and another that shows your schedule for the coming days.

To add a widget, simply right-click on your desktop, choose Edit Widgets, and search for Things in the gallery. Also note that you can change how the widgets look by going to System SettingsDesktop & DockWidgetsWidget Style.

Don’t forget that you need update to macOS 14 Sonoma before you can try the new widgets. We hope you enjoy them!

Interactive Widgets and More

We’ve just released Things 3.19 with a variety of great improvements for your widgets, plus full support for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10.

Interactive Widgets for Things on iOS 17

The first improvement for your widgets is that they’re now interactive. This means you no longer have to open Things to complete a to-do – simply tap its checkbox on your Home Screen and it’s done. ✨

Complete to-dos directly on the Home Screen in iOS 17.

There’s also a new feature called StandBy, which shows Things’ widgets while your iPhone is on its side and connected to power. Your widgets are significantly larger here since they’re intended to be viewed from a distance, such as on a kitchen counter or while lying in bed.

Things in StandBy mode
See your to-dos in Things’ StandBy widgets.
Things in Night Mode
In low ambient lighting, StandBy presents in a red tint.
Night Mode

Widgets have also come to your iPad’s Lock Screen. You can add them to a strip down the left side, or above the clock.

Widgets on the iPad Lock Screen
iPadOS 17 brings widgets to the Lock Screen.

We've also added a widget for the new Smart Stack on watchOS 10. It appears when you swipe up on the watch face, showing your next three to-dos.

Things on watchOS 10
Things’ new widget and polished design on watchOS 10.

Finally, Things has been adjusted to complement the new design of watchOS 10, and is now built entirely with Apple’s latest technologies (SwiftUI) – a great foundation for future improvements.

Things 3.19 is available now for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. Remember to update your OS before you try the new features.

Things Big and Small

Things 3.18 has just been released with one of our most-requested features: adjustable text size! This means you can now scale Things’ interface to a size that’s right for you. 👀

Things 3.18 with adjustable text size

Whether you want to shrink your text to fit a small iPhone, or jack up the size on a thirty-inch display – Things 3.18 gives you the control. Of course, it’s not only the text that changes size. The app now uses vector graphics for all icons, and we’ve fine-tuned the layout so that everything scales together beautifully.

Change the size on iPhone & iPad

Things now automatically follows your system-wide Dynamic Type setting. This is managed in System SettingsDisplay & BrightnessText Size.

We’ve also added an option to override the system setting. To choose a custom size, simply go to Things SettingsAppearance.

Things 3.18 for iOS supports Dynamic Type
Things’ interface automatically scales to your preferred size on iPhone and iPad.

Change the size on Mac

The Mac doesn’t have a system-wide Dynamic Type setting, so you’ll need to set a size just for Things. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, go to ThingsSettingsGeneral, and drag the slider to find a size that’s right for you.

Things Mac with smaller text size
Choose one of 14 available sizes in Things’ Settings. Here you see three examples.
Things Mac with default text size
Choose one of 14 available sizes in Things’ Settings. Here you see three examples.
Things Mac with larger text size
Choose one of 14 available sizes in Things’ Settings. Here you see three examples.

Things 3.18 is available now for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. We’ve made adjustments to every corner of the interface for this update, so do let us know if you spot anything out of place!

Enjoy. 🙂

Come Work With Us

We are hiring!

We’re looking for a Cloud Platform Engineer to join our team. You’ll be responsible for Things Cloud’s availability, scalability, and data security, and you’ll play a key role in the development of some exciting and challenging new features.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, head on over to our jobs page to learn more. We hope to hear from you!

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