Setting a Reminder

Learn how to add a reminder to your to-dos in Things.

Getting things done usually means diving into your to-do list and working without distractions. But when you’re deep in focus, a gentle nudge is sometimes needed to remind you about a to-do that you can only do at a particular time.

Here’s how you can add a reminder to your to-dos:

Mac

A reminder is set via When. It reminds you when you want to start a particular task.

  1. On your Mac, open Things.
  2. Click + to add a new to-do.
  3. Inside the to-do, click > + Add Reminder
  4. Type a time.
  5. Click Done

If you prefer to use Things from your keyboard, you can add a reminder even faster:

  1. Select any to-do and press ⌘ Cmd + S
  2. Type a time and press ↩ Return
iPad & iPhone

A reminder is set via When. It reminds you when you want to start a particular task.

  1. On your iPad or iPhone, open Things.
  2. Tap + to add a new to-do.
  3. Inside the to-do, tap > + Add Reminder.
  4. Set a reminder time from the time picker.
  5. Tap Done

If you’d like to quickly assign a reminder to an existing to-do, you can use a handy gesture for it. Learn more about our gestures here.

  1. Swipe right on your to-do.
  2. Pull down in the When? popover.
  3. Type a time and tap Done

iPad users with a hardware keyboard can also use a keyboard shortcut.

We suggest using reminders very sparingly. You will be at your most effective if you can work without distractions, so only apply reminders to to-dos which are really important enough to make you stop what you are currently working on.




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