Here’s how to completely uninstall Things from your Mac and remove all related files.

If you want to delete your Things Cloud account as well, please follow these steps before removing the app.

If any of the files or folders mentioned below aren’t present on your Mac, you can safely skip ahead to the next step.

If you’re uninstalling the beta version of Things, the file paths below will be slightly different. Instead of com.culturedcode.ThingsMac, the paths will be com.culturedcode.ThingsMac.beta.

  1. On your Mac, quit Things.
  2. In Finder, go to /Applications/Utilities and open Activity Monitor
  3. If Things Sandbox Helper is running, select it and click the x button in the toolbar to quit it.

2. Delete the app

  1. Click the Finder in your Dock.
  2. Go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click GoApplications.
  3. Delete Things.
macOS 11 +
  1. Click the Finder in your Dock.
  2. Go to the menu bar at the top of your screen, press and hold the ⌥ Alt key, and click GoLibrary.
  3. Enter the /Library/Group Containers folder and delete the JLMPQHK86H.com.culturedcode.ThingsMac folder (this will delete your to-dos, so first create a copy if you need a backup).
  4. Enter the /Library/Application Support folder and delete the folders:
    1. Cultured Code
    2. Things Sandbox Helper
  5. Enter the /Library/Containers folder and delete these folders:
    1. Add to Things
    2. Things
    3. ThingsIntentsExtension
    4. ThingsWidgetExtension
  6. Enter the /Library/Caches folder and delete the com.culturedcode.ThingsMac folder.
  7. While you’re still in the Caches folder, enter the com.plausiblelabs.crashreporter.data folder and delete the com.culturedcode.ThingsMac folder.
  8. If you used the trial version, enter the /Library/Preferences folder and delete the com.culturedcode.ThingsMac.plist file.
Older macOS Versions
  1. Click the Finder in your Dock.
  2. Go to the menu bar at the top of your screen, press and hold the ⌥ Alt key, and click GoLibrary.
  3. Enter the Group Containers folder and delete the folder: JLMPQHK86H.com.culturedcode.ThingsMac
  4. Click the < button in the toolbar.
  5. Enter the Application Support folder and delete the folders:
    1. Cultured Code
    2. Things Sandbox Helper
  6. Click the < button in the toolbar.
  7. Enter the Containers folder and delete the folders:
    1. com.culturedcode.ThingsMac
    2. com.culturedcode.ThingsMac.ActionExtension
    3. com.culturedcode.ThingsMac.IntentsExtension
    4. com.culturedcode.ThingsMac.ShareExtension
    5. com.culturedcode.ThingsMac.TodayWidget
  8. Click the < button in the toolbar.
  9. Enter the Caches folder and delete the com.culturedcode.ThingsMac folder.
  10. While you’re still in the Caches folder, enter the com.plausiblelabs.crashreporter.data folder and delete the com.culturedcode.ThingsMac folder.
  11. Click the < button in the toolbar twice.
  12. If you used the trial version, enter the Preferences folder and delete the file com.culturedcode.ThingsMac.plist

4. Hide Service Menu Entries

Your Services menu may still contain entries from Things (“New To-do Containing…”). You can’t delete them, but you can hide them. Here’s how:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click KeyboardShortcutsServices.
  3. Find and uncheck the entries for Things.

5. Reboot Your Mac

To complete the uninstall, reboot your Mac.