Cultured Code has unveiled Things 3.0, a major new release that introduces a redesigned user interface for improved workflows and clarity. The task manager gains a number of new features, including project headings that enable you to create categories, checklists to break down the details of a task, time-based reminders, and calendar integration for viewing your schedule for today and the upcoming week. The release also adds natural language recognition that autocompletes typing (such as “Tom(orrow)”), enables you to open multiple projects in their own windows, and adds app-wide tag filters that display all items across all projects and areas.
Shortly after the 3.0 release, Cultured Code pushed out two maintenance releases — version 3.0.1 to address minor post-launch fixes and version 3.0.2 to fix several crashes and resolve an issue that prevented the OmniFocus import script from importing deferred projects.
For those with a Things 2 license, there is no upgrade pricing for Things 3. However, Cultured Code is offering Things 3 at $39.99 (a 20 percent discount) through 26 May 2017, and a 15-day free trial is available from the Cultured Code Web site. Cultured Code has also updated its iOS apps to version 3.0.2 and discounted them by 20 percent for the same time period as the Mac app discount. That prices Things 3 for iPhone at $7.99 and Things 3 for iPad at $15.99. You will have to upgrade all versions of Things to retain sync capabilities, which won’t work between Things 2 and Things 3. ($49.99 new from the Mac App Store, 12.1 MB, release notes, 10.11+)