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Shortcuts Reloaded

Things gains automation superpowers today, with a huge update for Apple Shortcuts. We’ve prepared a gallery with some great shortcuts for you to try out, and you can also build your own.

Things 3.17 brings deeper integration with Apple Shortcuts

Try a shortcut from our gallery

A “shortcut” is a quick way to perform a sequence of actions in your apps with just a tap. You can create and manage shortcuts in the Shortcuts app on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Today’s update greatly increases the number of actions that Things can perform, and we’ve prepared some ready-made shortcuts to show you what’s possible. Simply visit our gallery, add one to your own device, then run it to see what it does.

Open Shortcuts Gallery

This feature requires Things 3.17 and macOS 13 Ventura, iPadOS 16, or iOS 16.

Build your own

If you’re technically inclined, you can also build your own shortcuts. There are nine entirely new actions for you to explore. They let you create full-blown projects with headings and to-dos, query your database, edit items, duplicate them, and much more. It’s a massive upgrade if you love automation.

The best way to get started is to download a few shortcuts from our gallery and modify them to suit your own needs. Also, be sure to check out our technical documentation for a deep dive on how it all works.

Have fun! 🤖

Things for iPadOS 16 and macOS 13

Things has been updated for full compatibility with iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura, including support for the all-new window management feature: Stage Manager.

Using Things with Stage Manager on iPadOS 16
Using Things with Stage Manager on iPadOS 16.

Stage Manager

This year, iPadOS 16 introduces Stage Manager – an entirely new way to work with multiple windows. After turning it on, you’ll be able to open up to four windows at the same time, resize them, and even drag them around.

We’ve fine-tuned Things’ window layout, animations, and performance to make sure everything works great on our end. If you have a keyboard attached, these shortcuts will come in handy:

  • Open a new Things window: ^ Ctrl ⌘ Cmd N
  • Add another app’s window to the current set: ^ Ctrl 🌐︎ Globe
  • Remove a window from the current set: ⌘ Cmd M
  • Close a window: ⌘ Cmd W
  • Toggle full screen: 🌐︎ Globe F
  • Cycle between all windows in the current set: 🌐︎ Globe `

Stage Manager is also available on macOS 13 Ventura. For more information, be sure to check out Apple’s documentation.

Other Improvements

Of course, today’s update includes a long list of OS-compatibility fixes under the hood, but there are several noteworthy enhancements as well:

  • As many of you requested, you can now tap calendar events on iPhone or iPad to jump to their relevant date in the Calendar app. This works in the Today, Tomorrow, and Upcoming lists.
  • We’ve added support for iPadOS 16’s new pop-up menu style, which makes it far easier to get at Things’ Markdown formatting when you right-click on your trackpad.
  • In projects on the Mac, you can now select both headings and to-dos at the same time; this makes it easier to grab exactly what you want.
  • We’ve added support for macOS Ventura’s new Share menu. Also, when you filter a project or area by tag, and then select •••ShareCopy Link, your link now includes the tag filter parameter. ✨

These updates are available now for download on the App Store. Remember to update your OS before you try the new features.


Lock Screen Widgets for iOS 16

We’ve just updated Things for iOS 16 – you can now personalize your Lock Screen with three beautiful new widgets! Quickly glance at a list, instantly add new to-dos, and track your progress throughout the day.

Things widgets on the iPhone lock screen in iOS 16
Things provides three great widgets for your Lock Screen.

Once you’ve updated to iOS 16, tap and hold your Lock Screen until you’re in edit mode. Now you can add widgets above and below the clock; we’ve made three for you to enjoy.

Quickly glance at your lists

With the List widget, you can put your to-dos directly on your Lock Screen. By default, it shows your Today list, but you can customize it to show any list you like – your Inbox, your Deadlines, or perhaps a shopping list. It’s totally up to you! You can even use tags to filter the list to focus on something specific.

iOS 16 also makes it possible to create multiple Lock Screens, so you can put different widgets on each one and switch between them throughout the day.

Instantly add new to-dos

The New To-Do widget puts Things’ familiar ⊕ button right on your Lock Screen. With just a tap, the app will launch with an empty to-do, ready for you to type.

Track your progress throughout the day

Like your Fitness rings, Things’ new Progress ring inches forward as you advance toward your goal: completing all the to-dos on your Today list. You can also tap the widget to jump straight into the list.

Apple Watch Ultra

Things is ready for watchOS 9 and Apple Watch Ultra. We’ve updated Things’ layout to make sure it looks great on the gorgeous new display. And since the app syncs over LTE, you’re always up to date – even if you don’t have your iPhone with you.

Things on the new Apple Watch Ultra

Things 3.16 is available now for iPhone and Apple Watch. We hope you enjoy the new widgets. Have fun!