Learn how to share plain text versions of to-dos, projects, and lists from Things.

Things takes advantage of the Share feature in macOS and iOS. That means you can send the text of to-dos, projects, and lists to other apps on your device – and to other people via apps like Mail or Messages.

This feature is meant to give you a plain text version of a to-do or a list. It does not enable you to collaborate with others on your to-dos. Learn more about collaboration here.

Sharing a To-Do

Mac
  1. On your Mac, open Things.
  2. Double-click a to-do to open it.
  3. In the toolbar at the bottom of the window, click Share.
  4. Click the app where you’d like to send the to-do.

You can also select a to-do and hit ⌘ Cmd C to copy it and then paste it as plain text into another app.

iPad & iPhone
  1. On your iPad or iPhone, open Things.
  2. Tap a to-do to open it.
  3. In the toolbar at the bottom of your screen, tap Share.
  4. Tap the app where you’d like to send the to-do.

Share a list

Mac

Share a project

  1. On your Mac, open Things.
  2. In the sidebar, click one of your Projects.
  3. To the right of the project’s title, click Share.
  4. Click the app where you’d like to send the list.

If your project is inside an Area, you can also select it there, hit ⌘ Cmd C to copy it and then paste it as a plain text list with Markdown formatting into another app.

Share other lists

  1. On your Mac, open Things.
  2. In the sidebar, click a list such as Today or one of your Areas.
  3. Press ⌘ Cmd A to select everything in the list.
  4. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click ItemsShare.
  5. Click the app where you’d like to send the list.

Alternatively, after step 3, you can also hit ⌘ Cmd C to copy your selection and then paste it as a plain text list with Markdown formatting into another app.

iPad & iPhone
  1. On your iPad or iPhone, open Things.
  2. Tap a list like Today, one of your Projects or Areas.
  3. At the top of the screen, tap Share.
  4. Tap the app where you’d like to send the list.