Things 3.14 Update Introduces Improved Bullet Lists, Markdown Support, Find in Text, and More

Popular to-do app Things reached version 3.14 today and gained several additional note-related features: Bullet Lists, Markdown support, Find in Text, and Things Cloud "Fractus."

1 Bullet Lists
Things has supported bullet lists before now, but you can now nest lists by inserting spaces in front of a bullet, and character lines now line up with the text of the previous line, thanks to the use of a fixed-width font.

When editing bullet lists, Things will now make the process a little easier by automatically stripping out "double bullets" during copy-paste.

Meanwhile, there's a new Find in Text option that augments the existing search by searching specific notes. The option can be activated using the key shortcut Shift-Command-F, and is aimed at making it easier to narrow down a search in particularly long notes.

In addition, Things now recognizes a wide range of commonly used Markdown syntax, making it easier to structure and style notes.

3 Markdown on iOS
Lastly, Things Cloud "Fractus" is a new way of syncing text. Until now, each time the user modified a note – say to insert or remove a few words – the entire note would be synced again across all their devices.

With Things Cloud "Fractus", however, only the fragments of text that are modified get synced, which should improve the speed and efficiency of the sync, and allow for smarter resolution of conflicts.

Things 3.14 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

Username001 Avatar
13 months ago
Things is a good app. It's not worth $50 + $10 + $20. They need to unify the product and sell it once.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
13 months ago

Things is a good app. It's not worth $50 + $10 + $20. They need to unify the product and sell it once.
I agree but I fear that the day where Things will unify their product is the day where they will introduce a subscription model. I wish not, but it seems inevitable. I prefer paying 80$ once though
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The_Martini_Cat Avatar
13 months ago
A hearty thanks to MacRumors for the heads-up on this update. A long-time Things user, I've come to regard Things as the Apple Watch of to-do apps. The watch beats it out only because its level of craft extends to hardware, while Things is software only. Speaking of the watch, there's a nice Things 3 complication that I use to add items. Tap the big "+" sign, speak into the watch, and later on, my item is on all three types of devices. Not counting the watch.

To those people who criticize this fine piece of software based on its price, um ... why do you bother using Apple products? ??. Ok, ok, sorry. Not supposed to troll ??
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jhollington Avatar
13 months ago

I agree but I fear that the day where Things will unify their product is the day where they will introduce a subscription model. I wish not, but it seems inevitable. I prefer paying 80$ once though
Yup, and to be fair, I paid that $80 four years ago, and I still use the app every day. For me that's not a bad deal at all as a one-time purchase that's been pretty frequently updated for its entire lifespan, and the separate pricing recognizes that not everybody uses all three versions.

I suspect that I would have paid far more for a subscription over that same time period.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
randolorian Avatar
13 months ago

Things is a good app. It's not worth $50 + $10 + $20. They need to unify the product and sell it once.
Be careful what you ask for. This kind of thinking leads devs to subscription models.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cecil444 Avatar
13 months ago
I love love love Things, it’s such a good app! Great design, intuitive, always thoughtfully updated — not bloated with useless features. Its basically my second brain; I bought it for Mac and iPhone and it’s worth every penny. Maybe the only app I get actually giddy about every time it’s updated. Looking forward to these latest feature updates!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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