Things 3.13.2 Update Brings Support for macOS Big Sur, Including New Widgets and Rich Notifications

Popular to-do app Things was updated to version 3.13.2 today, bringing new widgets, rich notifications, and support for macOS 11 Big Sur.

Things on Big Sur
First up, the Things interface has been tweaked throughout to align with the fresh new look of Apple's latest Mac operating system, and includes a remolded app icon to fit in your Dock.

However, the two big changes in this version revolve around the new unified Notification Center in macOS 11. The new Things ‌widgets‌ can be configured in the Notification Center to show to-do lists and quickly glance at what you're doing Today, see what's Upcoming in your schedule, stay on top of your most urgent projects, view tag-filtered lists, and so on.

In addition, Things notifications have been improved, and now include variable snooze durations (10 min, 30 min, 1 hour). There's also now an option to complete your to-do directly from the notification, which wasn't possible before.

According to the developers, this update has also been thoroughly tested for compatibility with the new Apple M1 chip that powers the latest 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, all of which were announced earlier this week.

Version 3.13.2 is rolling out now to all Things users. Things 3 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $49.99 and from the iOS App Store. The iPad version is priced at $19.99 [Direct Link] while the ‌iPhone‌ version (which includes Apple Watch support) is priced at $9.99. [Direct Link]

A 15-day trial of Things for Mac is available on the Cultured Code website.

Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
26 weeks ago
these guys have the right mindset. I very much prefer a one time payment over a subscription model, EVEN if it costs me more in the long run.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chris4565 Avatar
26 weeks ago
Perfect! By far the best to-do app in my opinion. Simple, robust, fast updates to support new features, great UI etc.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Barclay2k Avatar
26 weeks ago
OF, while powerful and feature rich - is often complex and overpowering. Things is clean, efficient and produces very easy to use GTD application.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
26 weeks ago

Could never understand why people use Things when OmniFocus exists.

Things looks perfectly nice but OF towers over the productivity niche. It has long been one of the "must-have" arguments for using a Mac, and no other app scales as smoothly as your needs grow.
I can't answer for others, but I can for myself.

I used OmniFocus for years on both Mac and iOS, going way back to when I used to have to sync it with my iPod Touch over my local network. I loved it and urged everyone I know to use it, and it became the home base for everything I did in every area of my life. But the complexity and power of it really invited a lot of tweaking, a lot of maintenance and grooming of my "stuff". Is this a parallel project or a serial one? When do I defer this task to? Have I done my weekly review or archived my old database items recently on the same Mac I always archive it on? I realized I was spending lots of time maintaining my system, and that I probably could just use a more streamlined tool.

Enter Things. For me, it hits the "it just works" zone really nicely without a lot of complexity. There are still things I miss, like location-based reminders, but overall I find that now I just dump stuff into Things with a minimum of fuss, check them off and keep moving. I suppose it's the compact car to OmniFocus's luxury SUV.

Don't get me wrong, OmniFocus is incredible. It truly fulfills the promise of being an all-encompassing GTD system with every bell and whistle imaginable. Things definitely doesn't scale up like that. But what I realized is that I don't need it to scale up like that.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Barclay2k Avatar
26 weeks ago
The icon doesn't look out of place, when there are outstanding tasks - and you have the red bubble with the number in the top right.



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Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ohbrilliance Avatar
26 weeks ago
As an expert procrastinator, a good To Do app should require as little thought and effort as possible. OF may be a good app but it’s not a good match for me.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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