You can also use our own tool, Quick Entry, to add to-dos to Things from anywhere on our Mac.
Create to-dos with Alfred
In order to add workflows to Alfred, you’ll first need to buy the Alfred Powerpack. This workflow requires Alfred 3 or later.
To send a new to-do to the Inbox—or directly to an existing project or area—use the + keyword. A
title is required and the other parameters are optional. Here’s the complete syntax:
+ title #tag1 #tag2 [project name/area name] ::note >duedate
Create to-dos with LaunchBar
You can send to-dos to Things via the Add to Things command that’s included with LaunchBar.
Support for other Launchers
In order for your favorite launcher app to send to-dos to Things, it must support running AppleScript. Here’s the AppleScript that it needs to run:
tell application "Things3.app" parse quicksilver input q end tell
q is the string for Things to parse. Things understands the following syntax when parsing text from a launcher:
title #tag1 #tag2 [project name/area name] ::note >duedate
Submit your feedback or changes
If you have suggestions or would like to send us a new or updated launcher extension, plugin, or workflow, email us .