Buying the Apps

Here’s how to buy Things for each of your devices.

Things is sold separately as a one-time purchase for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. The Watch app is included when you purchase the iPhone app.

Here’s how to buy the app for each device:

Mac

You can buy Things for your Mac in the Mac App Store. It’s a one-time purchase, not a subscription.

If you use more than one Mac, you can install Things on each of them. Your family members can also install Things via Apple’s Family Sharing.

iPad

You can buy Things for your iPad in the App Store. It’s a one-time purchase, not a subscription.

If you use more than one iPad, you can install Things on each of them. Your family members can also install Things via Apple’s Family Sharing.

iPhone

You can buy Things for your iPhone in the App Store. It’s a one-time purchase, not a subscription.

If you use more than one iPhone, you can install Things on each of them. Your family members can also install Things via Apple’s Family Sharing.

Watch

When you buy Things for iPhone in the App Store, Things for Apple Watch is included for free.

You can install Things on your Apple Watch via the Watch app on your iPhone.

If I want to buy all the apps, can I bundle them?

Due to the way the App Store works, there’s no way to bundle Mac & iOS apps together into a single purchase. See Apple’s explanation here. Furthermore, we don’t have a universal iOS app because we want to keep the iPhone price as low as possible for people who don’t own an iPad.

Why is the iPad app more expensive than the iPhone app?

The development cost for our iOS version is split between our iPhone and iPad apps. A majority of the code is shared between the apps, but the iPad requires extra work and has more features than the iPhone app. Further to that, fewer people buy the iPad app, so the price is higher to subsidize the costs of development.

I bought Things 2. Is there a discount for Things 3?

Due to the way the App Store works, there’s no way to offer discounted pricing for only some people – it only allows us to lower the price for everyone. We discounted the apps for 2 weeks after the initial release of Things 3 on May 18, 2017, and a second time from October 15–31, 2019, to help our remaining Things 2 users upgrade at a lower cost. We reached out to those users via in-app notifications and emails to make them aware of the discount. With the discount periods over, the apps are back to the regular price. However, if you bought Things 2 on or after 1 March 2017, please contact us (with your proof of purchase) for a free upgrade.

Education or Business discounts

Because we are selling Things through Apple’s App Store, we cannot offer individual discounts (Apple doesn’t offer this option to us). But if you need to buy multiple copies of Things for a group, you can use Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for business or for education.

Things Cloud is free

Things Cloud is a free service we provide for all of our customers. It keeps your to-dos synced across all of your devices running Things.

Can I access my to-dos on another platform?

Things is available for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. We don’t make Things for Android, Windows, the web, or any other platforms.




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