Things Widgets for iOS and macOS

Learn how to access your to-dos quickly by enabling Things’ widgets.

Use Widgets on Mac

Starting with macOS 11 Big Sur, you can view any list in a widget on your Mac. You can quickly check out today’s to-dos, peek at deadlines, see what’s next in a particular project or what comes up in a tag list. To see some examples in action, check out our blog post.

Follow Apple’s instructions to learn how to use widgets on a Mac. If you don’t have Things on your Mac yet, but want to check out this feature, you can grab our fully functional 15 day trial.

Here are a few examples of what you can do with the new widgets when you edit them in Notification Center:

  • Select a list: A list can be any of our default lists, or maybe a specific tag, project, or area that’s important to you.
  • Set a Quick Find list: In addition to the lists mentioned above, Things also has a few special lists that you can reveal by searching for them inside the widget’s settings. These lists are: Tomorrow, Deadlines, Repeating, Projects
  • Filter a list by tag: Have you ever wanted to keep your work and personal to-dos in Today separated? Well, now you can. Simply apply a tag to an area or project, and then edit the widget settings to filter any list by your desired tag.

Using multiple widgets and adjusting the widgets’ contents is only available on macOS 11 Big Sur. On macOS 10.15 and older you can only view your Today list.

Use Widgets on iOS

Starting with iOS/iPadOS 14, you can use different widget styles on iPhone and iPad. Things supports them all and provides you with quick access to any list – even in a filtered state! – in the app.

For information on how to set up Widgets, see Apple’s guides for iPhone and iPad.

Things widgets on the iPhone’s Home screen

Select a list

By default, Things will show you Today but you can display any other list as well.

It could be one of our default lists, or maybe a specific tag, project, or area that’s important to you.


Set a Quick Find list

In addition to the default lists, and your own projects and areas, Things also has a few special lists than you can reveal via Quick Find. You can set these as a widget, too.

Here are the lists which are available:

  • Tomorrow
  • Deadlines
  • Repeating
  • Projects

Filter a list by tag

Sometimes, you want focus on a subset of to-dos in a specific list.

For example, have you ever wanted to keep your work and personal to-dos in Today separated? Well, now you can.

Just apply a tag to each area or project, and then edit the widget so it only shows to-dos that match your desired tag.


Stack widgets

Screen space is valuable, and by stacking several Things widgets you can easily access different lists with the flick of your finger.

This allows you to keep an eye on multiple lists without having to open Things, and still preserve screen space for apps or other widgets you want to display.


Run a Things Shortcut

If you ever created a Siri Shortcut for Things, you can now run these workflows in a Shortcuts widget.

If you’re not yet familiar with Siri Shortcuts, please check out our support pages here and of course also Apple’s own documentation on this iOS feature.

Troubleshooting

Having trouble getting your Things widgets to work right? Before reaching out to support, please check all troubleshooting steps on this page.




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