Syncing Your To-Dos

Things Cloud keeps your to-dos synchronized across all your devices. This page explains how to create an account and connect all your devices.

Create a Things Cloud Account

You can create your free Things Cloud account in Things’ settings. Here’s how:

Mac
  1. On your Mac, open Things.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of your screen click Things > Preferences > Things Cloud.
  3. Click the switch for Things Cloud to turn it ON.
  4. Click Create New Account.
  5. Enter your email address and choose a password.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Check the box to accept the Terms of Service and click Continue.
  8. Enter the four-digit verification code you receive via email and click Continue.

If you have trouble receiving the verification email, check your Junk or Spam folder.

iPad
  1. On your iPad, open Things.
  2. At the bottom of the sidebar, tap > Things Cloud.
  3. Tap the switch for Things Cloud to turn it ON.
  4. Tap Create New Account.
  5. Enter your email address and choose a password.
  6. Tap Continue.
  7. Tap the box to accept the Terms of Service.
  8. Enter the four-digit verification code you receive via email and tap Continue.
  9. Tap Continue again.

If you have trouble receiving the verification email, check your Junk or Spam folder.

iPhone
  1. On your iPhone, open Things.
  2. At the bottom of the main view, tap Settings > Things Cloud.
  3. Tap the switch for Things Cloud to turn it ON.
  4. Tap Create New Account.
  5. Enter your email address and choose a password.
  6. Tap Continue.
  7. Tap the box to accept the Terms of Service.
  8. Enter the four-digit verification code you receive via email and tap Continue.
  9. Tap Continue again.

If you have trouble receiving the verification email, check your Junk or Spam folder.

Watch

Things for Apple Watch requires a Things Cloud account. Follow the instructions in the iPhone tab above to sign up.

Get Your Devices in Sync

After you’ve signed up for a Things Cloud account, you need to log into the same Things Cloud account on all devices where you’ve installed Things.

Mac
  1. On your Mac, open Things.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click Things > Preferences > Things Cloud.
  3. Click the switch for Things Cloud to turn it ON.
  4. Click Log In.
  5. Enter the email address and password for the Things Cloud account you created.
  6. Click Continue.
iPad
  1. On your iPad, open Things.
  2. At the bottom of the sidebar, tap > Things Cloud.
  3. Tap the switch for Things Cloud to turn it ON.
  4. Tap Log In.
  5. Enter the email address and password for the Things Cloud account you created.
  6. Tap Continue.
iPhone
  1. On your iPhone, open Things.
  2. At the bottom of the main view, tap Settings > Things Cloud.
  3. Tap the switch for Things Cloud to turn it ON.
  4. Tap Log In.
  5. Enter the email address and password for the Things Cloud account you created.
  6. Tap Continue.
Watch
  1. Create a Things Cloud account on your iPhone first.
  2. On your watch, open Things.
  3. In the Welcome screen, tap the Connect button. Make sure that your watch is in proximity to your iPhone.

The initial sync from watch to iPhone might take a few minutes, depending on the size of your database. Keep both devices in close proximity and don't exit the watch app until it’s done.

Can I view my to-dos on a website?

Not at this time. We really like native apps, so that’s where we focus our energy. We don’t want to completely rule out the possibility of a version of Things for the browser in the future, but right now, there are no plans to create one.

Can I collaborate with others on my to-dos?

At this time, Things doesn’t have dedicated collaboration features. But you can share the same Things Cloud account with others – this will allow you to collaborate on all to-dos in that account. Just have everyone log into the same account from Things on their device.




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