Sometimes, less is more. To help you focus on a specific topic, hide Things’ sidebar with all its lists to narrow your focus to a particular set of to-dos.

Use Slim Mode on Mac and iPad

In Slim Mode, you can hide away the sidebar and focus entirely on your to-dos.

Mac
  1. On your Mac, open Things.
  2. With your mouse, hover where the sidebar meets the main app window.
  3. Grab the drag handle and pull it to the left to hide the sidebar.

To show the sidebar again, hover with your mouse at the left edge of the app window. When the drag handle appears, pull it to the right.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut ⌘ Cmd / to show and hide the sidebar, or swipe left/right with two fingers on a trackpad.

Shortcuts are localized. Please look up the correct combination for your keyboard’s language on our keyboard shortcuts page.

iPad
  1. On your iPad, open Things.
  2. Tap and hold the drag handle and pull it to the left to hide the sidebar.

To show the sidebar again, tap and hold the drag handle and pull it to the right.

When using a hardware keyboard with an iPad, you can also hit ⌘ Cmd / to show and hide the sidebar.

Shortcuts are localized. Please look up the correct combination for your keyboard’s language on our keyboard shortcuts page.

Navigate in Slim Mode

When the sidebar isn’t visible, you can still navigate easily around the app. To invoke navigation, start as if you’re initiating a search via Quick Find. Now simply begin typing your destination – the title of any to-do, heading or list will do.

For some practical examples, check out our page on Quick Find.

On the Mac, you can also reveal a navigation popover while in Slim Mode by hitting ⇧ Shift ⌘ Cmd O.

Move items in Slim Mode

Use keyboard shortcuts to move items around blazingly fast, and make use of the Move dialog to target headings or even create new projects on the fly.

Check out the tips on our page here.